Starting Pitcher and Relief Pitcher Rankings for 2012


Happy Monday everyone!

On today’s show, we wrapped up our 2012 position by position previews with a look at the pitchers. Here are our top-15 starters and top-10 relievers heading into next season:


1. Roy Halladay
2. Justin Verlander
3. Tim Lincecum
4. CC Sabathia
5. Clayton Kershaw
6. Cliff Lee
7. Jered Weaver
8. Cole Hamels
9. David Price
10. Felix Hernandez
11. Dan Haren
12. Matt Cain
13. Jon Lester
14. Zack Greinke
15. Ricky Romero

Honorable Mentions (alphabetical):

Madison Bumgarner
Yovanni Gallardo
Tommy Hanson
Jeremy Hellickson
Dan Hudson
Tim Hudson
Ian Kennedy
Mat Latos
James Shields
Stephen Strasburg


1. Mariano Rivera
2. Craig Kimbrel
3. Jon Papelbon
4. John Axford
5. Heath Bell
6. Brian Wilson
7. Joel Hanrahan
8. J.J. Putz
9. Drew Storen
10. Jose Valverde

Honorable Mentions: Jordan Walden and Neftali Feliz

***Tomorrow, we’ll unveil our 2011 All-Surprise team. Send us your own picks and we’ll include some of them on the show!




C-Alex Avila
1B-Lance Berkman
2B-Ryan Roberts
3B-Alex Gordon
SS-Asdrubal Cabrera
OF-Curtis Granderson(Knew he would be good just not this good)
OF-Jeff Francoeur
OF-Micheal Morse
SP-James Shields (See:Granderson)
RP-Craig Kimbrel

Jon from Texas
Who won the first of three leagues thanks to yall

C: Avila
1B: Trumbo
2B Cano- Who knew he was that good?
3B: Kung Fu Panda- he’s relevant, again
SS: J.J. Hardy
OF: Elsbury
OF: Granderson: This years Jose Bautista
OF: Ethier- He’s a bad surprise, he flat out sucked!
SP Kennedy, I. And Hudson, T.
RP: Kimbrel

By the way no C.J. Wilson, C’mon man
K:198 (will reach 200 this week)
ERA: 2.97

Jon from Texas

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