In the middle rounds, guys like Ricky Romero, Max Scherzer, and Madison Bumgarner are flying under the radar. And in the late rounds, you need to go after Jeremy Hellickson and Brett Cecil. Hellickson is this year’s rookie pitcher that you need to have. In 2009 it was Hanson, and in 2010 it was Strasburg or Bumgarner.
Take the following rankings with a grain of salt. It’s very difficult to predict playing time, especially for pitchers. The ERA and WHIP are worth looking at, but the counting stats and totals aren’t going to be terribly accurate. But if you follow the guidelines I gave you above, you should be in great shape.
Read on for our Starting Pitcher rankings and projections for 2011:
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