We reach the end of our starting pitcher rankings with the top 100 starters. Most of these guys will likely be best used as streaming options.

2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Catcher/First Base/Second Base/Shortstop/Third Base/Outfield(Top 25)/(Top 50)/(Top 75)/Starters(Top 25)/(Top 50)/(Top 75)/Closer/Top 250 Overall

76) R.A. Dickey TOR – Put up a 2.80 ERA and 1.00 WHIP in 99.2 IP post all-star break. 41 years old, but you don’t need much juice to effectively throw that knuckleball. 2016 Projection: 12/3.75/1.21/142

77) Nathan Eovaldi NYY – Became a much improved pitcher after trusting his new splitter more in the 2nd half of 2015. 2016 Projection: 10/3.96/1.32/152

78) Rick Porcello BOS – After a horrible 1st half, put up a pitching line of 3.53/1.29/70 in 71.1 IP post all-star break. 2016 Projection: 10/3.98/1.30/142

79) Edinson Volquez KC – Low risk, low reward. Serviceable back end starter. 2016 Projection: 11/3.78/1.33/146

80) Nate Karns SEA – Karns beat out James Paxton for Seattle’s 5th starter job. He has nice K upside for this late in the rankings. 2016 Projection: 9/3.80/1.29/150

81) John Lamb CIN – Kind of wrote a John Lamb, 2016 Fantasy Baseball Sleeper post. 2016 Projection: 8/3.71/1.27/150

82) Robbie Ray ARI – High risk, high reward. K’s and BB’s. 2016 Projection: 9/3.90/1.35/157

83) Alex Wood LAD – A once promising young pitcher whose stock took a major hit last season. 2016 Projections: 8/3.83/1.29/137

84) Vincent Velasquez PHI – Won the Phillies 5th starter competition. He put up a 10.8 K/9 in his minor league career, and then struck out 58 batters in 55.2 IP in his first taste of the majors last season. Will probably be on a relatively low innings limit. 2016 Projection: 8/3.90/1.31/130

85) Mike Leake STL – If you looked up “safe and boring” on Wikipedia, you would see Mike Leake’s face. 2016 Projection: 9/3.81/1.24/125

86) Marco Estrada TOR – Pitched out of his mind last season for Toronto. Not expecting a repeat. 2016 Projection: 10/4.11/1.24/135

87) Jerad Eickhoff PHI – Not buying the Ace level performance in his 50.1 IP debut in 2015. Still showed enough that he is worth a late round flier. 2016 Projection: 8/4.00/1.29/121

88) Matt Moore TB – Struggled in his return from Tommy John surgery. It takes some guys a few years to fully recover, so not completely writing him off yet. 2016 Projection: 8/3.81/1.32/120

89) Daniel Norris DET, SP – (Update: Has been dealing with lower back tightness for the past week and it will likely prevent him from winning a rotation spot to start the season.) It’s hard not to like a young, hard throwing lefty with huge K upside. I’m buying. 2016 Projection: 6/3.72/1.27/125

90) Josh Tomlin CLE – Pitched well after returning from shoulder surgery in the 2nd half of 2015. There is legitimate late career breakout potential here. 2016 Projection: 7/3.86/1.18/100

91) Lucas Giolito WASH – At this point in the rankings, I prefer to stash the best pitching prospects who are knocking on the door of the majors. I’m not going to give them projections, because it is impossible to predict when they will be called up. Giolito is the #4 ranked prospect in my 2016 Top 100 Fantasy Prospects post.

92) Tyler Glasnow PIT – #5 ranked prospect in my 2016 Top 100 Fantasy Prospects post.

93) Jose Berrios MIN – #12 ranked prospect in my 2016 Top 100 Fantasy Prospects post.

94) Blake Snell TB – #13 ranked prospect in my 2016 Top 100 Fantasy Prospects post.

95) Julio Urias LAD – #7 ranked prospect in my 2016 Top 100 Fantasy Prospects post.

96) Jose De Leon LAD – #14 ranked prospect in my 2016 Top 100 Prospects post.

97) Wade Miley SEA – Moving into a pitcher’s park for the first time in his career. If you want to throw a dart and try to hit a career year, Miley is not a bad option to land on. 2016 Projection: 9/4.01/1.35/156

98) Juan Nicasio PIT – His great spring training won him a rotation spot in the Pirates rotation. Why not take a shot at this point? 2016 Projection: 8/3.81/1.29/138

99) Aaron Sanchez TOR – Won Toronto’s 5th starter job. He has a monster fastball that has mostly produced ground balls so far in his career. Will be on a very restrictive innings limit this season, but he is loaded with potential. 2016 Projection: 8/3.68/1.32/98

100) Rubby De La Rosa ARI – The results have yet to match the stuff. Decent upside play. 2016 Projection: 8/4.22/1.33/139

By Michael Halpern
Email: michaelhalpern@imaginarybrickwall.com
Twitter: Imaginary Brick Wall (@ImaginaryBrickW)

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