2018 MLB Opening Day Starting Pitchers – Ranked

Because everybody loves a good ranking, here we list every 2018 Opening Day starting pitcher with how we project them to fair this season in relation to each other.  There are two Clayton’s, two sleeper top 10 Cy Young guys, an otherwise were-it-not-for-injury 5th/spot starter and several bounce back and breakout candidates.  Overall, we project many of these guys to have fine seasons, as they should be expected to.

  1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
  2. Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
  3. Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox
  4. Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
  5. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets
  6. Aaron Nola (sleeper top 10 CY), Philadelphia Phillies
  7. Luis Severino, New York Yankees
  8. Justin Verlander, Houston Astros
  9. Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals
  10. Dylan Bundy (sleeper top 10 CY), Baltimore Orioles
  11. Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs
  12. Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays
  13. Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves
  14. Jon Gray, Colorado Rockies
  15. Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers
  16. Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels
  17. Jordan Zimmermann (giving a bounce back), Detroit Tigers
  18. Kendall Graveman, Oakland Athletics
  19. Danny Duffy, Kansas City Royals
  20. Jake Odorizzi, Minnesota Twins
  21. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
  22. JA Happ, Toronto Blue Jays
  23. James Shields, Chicago White Sox
  24. Chase Anderson, Milwaukee Brewers
  25. Jose Urena, Miami Marlins
  26. Ivan Nova, Pittsburgh Pirates
  27. Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks
  28. Clayton Richard, San Diego Padres
  29. Ty Blach, San Francisco Giants
  30. Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds

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