So you started the season with a monstrous keeper squad of Jose Ramirez, Giancarlo Stanton, Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, and Luis Severino? Now you’re sitting in a bathtub, crying like Grey as he watches Travis Shaw and Jose Peraza bag his sack of Whole Foods groceries in the year 2021. Peraza holds the bag while Shaw inserts the various packages of beyond meats. The toaster is already plugged in and heating up next to your bath; Johnny Cash’s rendition of “Hurt” is blaring on your old school boombox as you shovel Hagen-Daas into your face. Suddenly everything goes black! Did the toaster slip into the tub? Nope, you blew a fuse!
Now you have a choice. Either go flip the breaker, crank The Man in Black back up, and finish the job; or wipe those tears away and send out a flurry of fantasy baseball trade offers before your deadline passes. In an effort to save a life, here are my top 20 starting pitchers for 2020:
Note: Be sure to check out the bonus podcast below the rankings featuring Grey and Donkey Teeth
Outside looking in: Mike Foltynewicz, Aaron Sanchez, Miles Mikolas, Brad Keller, Joey Lucchesi, Steven Matz, Jose Quintana, Marcus Stroman, Dylan Cease, Reynaldo Lopez, Griffin Canning, Jon Gray, Wade Miley, Julio Teheran, Michael Pineda, Mike Minor, Drew Smyly, Lance Lynn