Top 100 Starting Pitchers #60 - 51

#60 - Patrick Sandoval (LHP) Los Angeles Angels


The southpaw is an industry favorite it seems when it comes to “SLEEPER” status for the 2022 season. I simply look at him as a must grab due to the amount of strikeouts he will deliver. Very big on drafting Mr. Sandoval this year.


2021 Stats: W 3 / QS 4 / K 94 / ERA 3.62 / WHIP 1.21


2022 Projections: W 6 / QS 10 / K 127 / ERA 3.71 / WHIP 1.23


#59 - Anthony DeSclafini (RHP) San Francisco Giants


DeSclafini had an awesome 2021. He is a very solid pitcher and offers solid ratios across the board. I expect him to have another great season with just a tad of regression towards his career averages.


2021 Stats: W 13 / QS 15 / K 152 / ERA 3.17 / WHIP 1.09


2022 Projections: W 11 / QS 13 / K 144 / ERA 3.89 / WHIP 1.18


#58 - Ranger Suarez (LHP) Philadelphia Phillies


The key to Suarez is the ERA. Suarez was used as a reliever last year and might even see some weird relief stints again at some point but right now Philadelphia will be deploying him as a starter to begin the 2022 season. Philly has made several key additions this offseason with Castellanos and Schwarber which will help all of their pitching staff with the additional run support.


2021 Stats: W 8 / QS 6 / K 107 / ERA 1.36 / WHIP 1.00


2022 Projections: W 7 / QS 11 / K 129 / ERA 2.67 / WHIP 1.17


#57 - Tanner Houck (RHP) Boston Redsox


I think we are starting to see the emergence of a fantastic pitcher. All I can say is Boston has a hidden gem and fantasy owners everywhere should be investing a draft pick in Houck’s services for the 2022 season.


2021 Stats: W 1 / QS 0 / K 87 / ERA 3.52 / WHIP 1.13


2022 Projections: W 5 / QS 6 / K 108 / ERA 3.68 / WHIP 1.15


#56 - John Means (LHP) Baltimore Orioles


Means isn’t my favorite pitcher to draft but he is for sure worth taking a shot on. Camden Yards just extended their fences so maybe with some natural defense upgrades Means can see a benefit in the form of his fantasy statistics.


2021 Stats: W 8 / QS 14 / K 135 / ERA 3.62 / WHIP 1.03


2022 Projections: W 8 / QS 11 / K 145 / ERA 3.83 / WHIP 1.11


#55 - Jose Urquidy (RHP) Houston Astros


Solid ratios across the board but Urquidy isn’t going to be your best source of strikeouts. I like him as my 4th/5th starter for this season. Don't have too much to add on Urquidy but he is only 26 years old and definitely can still be progressing his stuff. Houston is really good and their players don’t seem to really disappoint as of late.


2021 Stats: W 8 / QS 9 / K 90 / ERA 3.62 / WHIP 1.60


2022 Projections: W 8 / QS 10 / K 108 / ERA 3.68 / WHIP 1.07


#54 - Mike Clevinger (RHP) San Diego Padres


Clevinger is back to full health after a 2ND TOMMY JOHN surgery! Always been a great source of strikeouts and a career 3.19 ERA to go with it. The Padres are definitely a contender and I would assume we see Clevinger return somewhat back to form but interested to see how many innings we see out of him this season.


2021 Stats: W 0 / QS 0 / K 0 / ERA 0 / WHIP 0


2022 Projections: W 6 / QS 9 / K 84 / ERA 3.61 / WHIP 1.21


#53 - Tarik Skubal (LHP) Detroit Tigers


Tarik “Strikeout” Skubal. Yes I just made that up (I think?). Every time I look at Skubal’s statistics, strikeouts are the main reason I am intrigued to draft the young southpaw. I would expect 130+ innings out of Skubal this year at a minimum. Couple of adjustments to improve the ERA & WHIP and Detroit can find themselves with a rather nasty pitcher on their hands.


2021 Stats: W 8 / QS 8 / K 164 / ERA 4.34 / WHIP 1.26


2022 Projections: W 7 / QS 10 / K 151 / ERA 4.24 / WHIP 1.24


#52 - Luis Severino (RHP) New York Yankees


See my Sonny Gray reasoning on why I might be a little bit of a NY homer here with Severino. I am buying Sevy this season. He was an All-Star in 2017 & 2018 and both years finished Top 10 in Cy Young voting. At only 28 years old and looking like he is FINALLY healthy from TJ. I think Severino could once again be a top 20 starter.


2021 Stats: W 1 / QS 0 / K 8 / ERA 0.00 / WHIP 0.50


2022 Projections: W 5 / QS 7 / K 140 / ERA 3.71 / WHIP 1.19


#51 - Sonny Gray (RHP) Minnesota Twins


I am a Yankee fan and purely out of spite will not draft Gray. Although I personally will be staying away he is overall a solid pitcher and worth taking a shot on. New home in Minnesota might also help freshen things up and have a positive impact on his performance.


2021 Stats: W 7 / QS 9 / K 155 / ERA 4.19 / WHIP 1.22


2022 Projections: W 9 / QS 13 / K 156 / ERA 3.89 / WHIP 1.22


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