August 3, 2021

Way-too-early 2020 MLB starting rotation rankings (ESPN)


The starting pitcher market has been boiling atop the MLB hot stove the past few weeks. Just check out a list of the top 20 or so starters who have changed teams since the end of the 2019 season:

Gerrit Cole, Zack Wheeler, Corey Kluber, Madison Bumgarner, Dallas Keuchel, Cole Hamels, Wade Miley, Julio Teheran, Chase Anderson, Zach Davies, Tanner Roark, Gio Gonzalez, Brett Anderson, Jordan Lyles, Dylan Bundy, Kyle Gibson, Rick Porcello, Eric Lauer, Martin Perez, Kevin Gausman.

A few days ago, we did some estimates to create a snapshot of how wins have transferred around the majors so far this offseason. After this weekend’s moves, which were headlined by the White Sox’s signing of former Cy Young winner Keuchel to a three-year, $55 million deal, approximately 183 wins have changed hands this winter via trades or free agency. Of those, 36.5% are accounted for by starting pitchers.

Read “Way-too-early 2020 MLB starting rotation rankings” at ESPN