Originally written on We Talk Fantasy Sports  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Many big name pitchers struggled this season, including Stephen Strasburg, Matt Cain and CC Sabathia.  But guys like Max Scherzer, who was not supposed to be the Detroit Tigers Ace this season, (they have this guy named Justin Verlander) goes out and wins 21 games, strikes out 240 batters in 214 innings and finishes the season with a 2.90 ERA!  Max was the only pitcher in baseball to win 20 games and he lost just 3 of his 32 starts!  Arizona has to be kicking themselves in the butt, dealing him for a "package" of Ian Kennedy and Edwin Jackson.  Detroit added another quality pitcher to their rotation when they traded for Anibal Sanchez, who finished with the lowest ERA in the American League.  Good luck beating them in the Playoffs!  Had it not been for a LONG DL stint, Clay Buchholz might have given Scherzer a run for his money and the AL CY Young award.  40 year old Bartolo Colon won 18 games for the AL West Division winners in OaklandFrancisco Liriano won 16 of his 26 starts and helped lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to the playoffs for the first time since 1992! table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } NameTeamG GS W L CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA Fantasy PointsRankSpring TrainingAdam WainwrightSTL343419952241.2223837915352192.941.070.248702.9113Clayton KershawLAD333316932236.0164554811522321.830.920.195700.022Max ScherzerDET323221300214.1152736918562402.900.970.198689.2321Cliff LeePHI313114821222.2193777122322222.871.010.232624.4412Yu DarvishTEX323213900209.2145686626802772.831.070.194620.9516Jordan ZimmermannWAS323219942213.1192817719401613.251.090.239619.7626C.J. WilsonLAA333317700212.1200938015851883.391.340.246608.2734Hisashi IwakumaSEA333314600219.2179696525421852.661.010.220605.98#N/AJames ShieldsKC343413920228.2215828020681963.151.240.251604.4920Justin VerlanderDET3434131200218.1212948419752173.461.310.253590.7101 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } NameTeamG GS W L CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA Fantasy PointsRankSpring TrainingMat LatosCIN323214710210.2197827414581873.161.210.247579.91118Chris SaleCWS3030111441214.1184817323462263.071.070.230578.21215Chris TillmanBAL333316710206.1184878533681793.711.220.241576.713#N/AJon LesterBOS333315811213.1209948919671773.751.290.253575.71441R.A. DickeyTOR3434141331224.220711310535711774.211.240.242571.91514Madison BumgarnerSF313113900201.1146686215621992.771.030.203569.71611Felix HernandezSEA3131121000204.1185746915462163.041.130.242567.2175Patrick CorbinARI323214830208.1189817919541783.411.170.240566.218#N/ABartolo ColonOAK303018633190.1193605614291172.651.170.264562.719#N/ALance LynnSTL3333151000201.2189928914761983.971.310.252562.42044Mike MinorATL323213910204.2177797322461813.211.090.232555.92140Kris MedlenATL3231151200197.0194776818471573.111.220.258554.52227Anibal SanchezDET292914811182.015656529542022.571.150.229553.02357Doug FisterDET333214910208.2229918514441593.671.310.281550.92428Justin MastersonCLE3229141033193.0156757413761953.451.200.222549.52580Homer BaileyCIN3232111221209.0181858120541993.491.120.234546.52652A.J. GriffinOAK3232141011200.0171918536541713.831.130.226540.52772Derek HollandTEX333310922213.0210908120641893.421.290.259539.52851CC SabathiaNYY3232141320211.022412211228651754.781.370.272537.52910Hyun-Jin RyuLAD303014821192.0182676415491543.001.200.252537.030#N/ACole HamelsPHI333381410220.0205948821502023.601.160.246533.0317Jeremy GuthrieKC3333151232211.2236999530591114.041.390.285532.932#N/AJulio TeheranATL303014800185.2173696622451703.201.170.246529.43396Ricky NolascoLAD3433131100199.1195908217461653.701.210.255528.73484Zack GreinkeLAD282815411177.2152545213461482.631.110.234526.43523Ubaldo JimenezCLE323213900182.2163756716801943.301.330.239524.436#N/AGio GonzalezWAS323211811195.2169797317761923.361.250.231523.4378Shelby MillerSTL313115911173.1152655920571693.061.210.234521.73878Jhoulys ChacinCOL3131141000197.1188827611611263.471.260.253521.239#N/ABronson ArroyoCIN3232141221202.0199888532341243.791.150.258521.04094Ervin SantanaKC323291000211.0190857626511613.241.140.238516.541#N/AA.J. BurnettPIT3030101110191.0165797011672093.301.210.231516.54235Jose FernandezMIA282812600172.2111474210581872.190.980.182515.943#N/AHiroki KurodaNYY3232111311201.1191797420431503.311.160.249513.24429Mike LeakeCIN313114700192.1193787221481223.371.250.263513.245#N/AJeff SamardzijaCHC333381321213.221010910325782144.341.350.255510.44648Francisco LirianoPIT262616820161.013454549631633.021.220.224509.547#N/ADillon GeeNYM3232121120199.0208848024471423.621.280.268509.04881Mark BuehrleTOR3333121011203.22231009424511394.151.350.276501.94977Wade MileyARI3333101000202.2201888021661473.551.320.261497.95045 table.tableizer-table { border: 1px solid #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif font-size: 12px; } .tableizer-table td { padding: 4px; margin: 3px; border: 1px solid #ccc; } .tableizer-table th { background-color: #104E8B; color: #FFF; font-weight: bold; } NameTeamG GS W L CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA Fantasy PointsRankSpring TrainingMatt HarveyNYM26269511178.113546457311912.270.930.209496.75143Kyle LohseMIL3232111021198.2196787426361253.351.170.259494.95255Tim LincecumSF3232101411197.21841029621761934.371.320.248494.95336Jose QuintanaCWS33339700200.0188837823561643.511.220.247494.054#N/AJarrod ParkerOAK323212810197.0178928725631343.971.220.242494.05542Travis WoodCHC323291200200.0163736918661443.111.150.222493.056#N/AEric StultsSD3333111320203.2219978918401313.931.270.274492.957#N/AMatt MooreTB272717411150.1119585514761433.291.300.216486.75833Jorge De La RosaCOL303016600167.2170706511621123.491.380.269485.459#N/AJohn LackeyBOS2929101320189.1179807426401613.521.160.247484.760#N/AStephen StrasburgWAS30308911183.0136716116561913.001.050.207480.5614Scott FeldmanBAL3030121221181.2159877819561323.861.180.234470.462#N/ARick PorcelloDET322913810177.0185878518421424.321.280.270470.06398Yovani GallardoMIL3131121000180.2180928418661444.181.360.261468.46422Andy PettitteNYY3030111110185.1198857717481283.741.330.275467.265#N/AAndrew CashnerSD312610911175.0151686012471283.091.130.233454.066#N/AWily PeraltaMIL3232111521183.11871078919731294.371.420.264451.767#N/ADavid PriceTB26269830177.2171766716261473.391.110.253450.9683Matt CainSF303081000184.1158858223551584.001.160.228445.2696Bud NorrisBAL3230101200176.2196898217671474.181.490.283443.97089Miguel GonzalezBAL302811800171.1157817224531203.781.230.243440.271#N/AJeremy HellicksonTB3231121000174.018510310024501355.171.350.274435.57239Jeff LockePIT303010700166.1146696511841253.521.380.242429.773#N/AScott KazmirCLE292910900158.0162767119471624.041.320.262426.074#N/ADan HarenWAS3130101400169.2179928828311514.671.240.268425.97531Felix DoubrontBOS292711600162.1161847813711394.321.430.261425.77686Kevin CorreiaMIN313191300185.1218898624451014.181.420.297424.777#N/AKyle KendrickPHI3030101321182.02071049518471104.701.400.285424.078#N/ATommy MiloneOAK282612910156.1160837225391264.141.270.258423.27965Joe SaundersSEA3232111620183.023211710725611075.261.600.311422.58097Jered WeaverLAA242411800154.1139585617371173.271.140.237420.7819Alex CobbTB222211310143.1120464413451342.761.150.228419.282#N/AIan KennedySD313171000181.11801089927731634.911.400.259414.78324Ryan DempsterBOS32298900171.1170978726791574.571.450.256413.78474Matt GarzaTEX242410610155.1150736620421363.821.240.253412.28538Corey KluberCLE262411500147.1153676315331363.851.260.271409.286#N/AJake PeavyBOS232312520144.2130706720361214.171.150.238401.98732Edwin JacksonCHC313181800175.11971109716591354.981.460.281400.78853Dan StrailyOAK272710800152.1132746716571243.961.240.233399.28999Jerome WilliamsLAA372591000169.1181938623551074.571.390.272395.790#N/AEdinson VolquezLAD333291200170.119311410819771425.711.590.282393.29192Paul MaholmATL2626101100153.0169827517471054.411.410.280383.59276Ivan NovaNYY23209632139.113549489441163.101.280.258378.29387Jason VargasLAA24249832150.0162686717461094.021.390.276377.59466Juan NicasioCOL31319900157.2168979017641195.141.470.268373.995#N/AClay BuchholzBOS161612111108.1752321436961.741.020.199363.29662Jonathon NieseNYM24248811143.0158685910481053.711.440.281359.59737Trevor CahillARI262581000146.2143706513651023.991.420.261358.49850Zach McAllisterCLE24249900134.1134655613491013.751.360.257352.799#N/AChris ArcherTB23239722128.2107494615381013.221.130.226350.9100#N/AStats from Yahoo SportsSpring Training Starting Pitching RankingsHow are Fantasy Points calculated? Wins - 10ptsIP - 2ptsK - .5ptER - (1pt)
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