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February 27, 2014

Fantasy Three-Year Projections

Starting Pitchers

by Paul Sporer


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Note that unlike previous lists (except OF), not every player will be addressed, even within the groupings that appear to have formed. Ranking 125 players precluded that, but if you have a question about someone specific, feel free to drop a comment and I’ll let you know what I was thinking.

Fernandez, Strasburg, and Cole will close the gap on the two studs atop the mountain over the next couple of seasons. This group could realistically thicken up even more, too, but for now I chose these two as the ones to ascend.

Here we have some holdover studs sticking up near the top as well as some new guys ascending. Verlander is aging with respect to this group, but at 31-33 the next three years, he’s hardly old by any stretch. Teheran had an excellent rookie campaign while also leaving plenty of room to grow. Latos is one of the more underrated arms in the game given how well he has pitched, especially since so many believed he’d fall off once in Cincinnati.

A group of mostly established strong arms here, with Cashner and Wheeler having the most to prove, but the pedigree and early glimpses of goodness to suggest that they will pan out. Shields may well be with a new team in the latter two years of this timeframem which should be interesting.

Miller and Gray both need a reliable third pitch, but I expect them to develop and carry the duo into the upper reaches. Lee will have a modest season within the three, but I expect him to remain mostly great and thus hold a prominent spot in the rankings.

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