Gerrit Cole

With first pitch around the corner, seven of our top MLB writers have compiled their list of the top 50 pitchers for the 2020 MLB season. These rankings are based on standard roto scoring and can be used as a cheat sheet for your fantasy baseball drafts. Simply do a quick search by player, team or position. All seven writers submitted their top 50 and the composite rankings are listed below.

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Tim Finnegan

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1. Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees – SP
2. Jacob deGrom, New York Mets – SP
3. Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals – SP
4. Walker Buehler, Los Angeles Dodgers – SP
5. Justin Verlander, Houston Astros – SP
6. Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals – SP
7. Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals – SP
8. Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians – SP
9. Blake Snell, Tampa Bay Rays – SP
10. Mike Clevinger, Cleveland Indians – SP
11. Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds – SP
12. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers – SP
13. Patrick Corbin, Washington Nationals – SP
14. Chris Paddack, San Diego Padres – SP
15. Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies – SP
16. Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox – SP
17. Charlie Morton, Tampa Bay Rays – SP
18. Zack Greinke, Houston Astros – SP
19. Tyler Glasnow, Tampa Bay Rays – SP
20. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets – SP Editor’s Note: Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2020 season.
21. Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs – SP
22. Josh Hader, Milwaukee Brewers – RP
23. Kirby Yates, San Diego Padres – RP
24. José Berríos, Minnesota Twins – SP
25. Trevor Bauer, Cincinnati Reds – SP
26. Sonny Gray, Cincinnati Reds – SP
27. Corey Kluber, Texas Rangers – SP
28. Mike Soroka, Atlanta Braves – SP
29. Carlos Carrasco, Cleveland Indians – SP,RP
30. Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees – RP
31. Brandon Woodruff, Milwaukee Brewers – SP
32. Roberto Osuna, Houston Astros – RP
33. Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillie – SP
34. Frankie Montas, Oakland Athletics – SP
35. Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks – SP
36. Hyun-Jin Ryu, Toronto Blue Jays – SP
37. Dinelson Lamet, San Diego Padres – SP
38. Lance Lynn, Texas Rangers – SP
39. Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox – SP
40. Madison Bumgarner, Arizona Diamondbacks – SP
41. Robbie Ray, Arizona Diamondbacks – SP
42. Liam Hendriks, Oakland Athletics – RP
43. David Price, Los Angeles Dodgers – SP
44. Matthew Boyd, Detroit Tigers – SP
45. Eduardo Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox – SP
46. Brad Hand, Cleveland Indians – RP
47. Taylor Rogers, Minnesota Twins – RP
48. Andrew Heaney, Los Angeles Angels- SP
49. Kenley Jansen, Los Angeles Dodgers – RP
50. Edwin Díaz, New York Mets – RP

Others to consider:

Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs – SP
Max Fried, Atlanta Braves – SP
James Paxton, New York Yankees – SP
Lance McCullers, Houston Astros – SP
Jesús Luzardo, Oakland Athletics – RP
Mike Minor, Texas Rangers – SP
Ken Giles, Toronto Blue Jays – RP
Sean Manaea, Oakland Athletics – SP
German Márquez, Colorado Rockies – SP
Raisel Iglesias, Cincinnati Reds – RP
Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees – SP
Marcus Stroman, New York Mets – SP
Kenta Maeda, Minnesota Twins – SP
Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels – SP
Craig Kimbrel, Chicago Cubs – RP
Jake Odorizzi, Minnesota Twins SP
Nick Anderson, Tampa Bay Rays – SP/RP
Joe Musgrove, Pittsburgh Pirates, SP
Caleb Smith, Miami Marlins, SP
Brandon Workman, Boston Red Sox – RP
Héctor Neris, Philadelphia Phillie – RP
Will Smith, Atlanta Braves – RP
Emilio Pagán, Tampa Bay Rays – RP
Hansel Robles, Los Angeles Angels – RP
Alex Colomé, Chicago White Sox-RP
Sean Doolittle, Washington Nationals – RP
Carlos Martínez, St. Louis Cardinals – RP
Luke Weaver, Arizona Diamondbacks – SP
Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta Braves – SP
Mark Melancon, Atlanta Braves – RP
Griffin Canning, Los Angeles Angels – SP

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