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2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers (Preview)

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With Scout Fantasy, we will provide all the resources necessary to have you dominating your competition. When using our 2016 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit, you will be fully prepared to beat your rivals. Included in this draft kit are this year's rankings and ScoutScores by Five-time National Fantasy Baseball main event Champion Shawn Childs.

*WHAT IS A SCOUTSCORE?

It's the final evaluation metric that gives a fantasy owner a feel for a player's value based on his current projections and even past results. A player's SCOUTscore shows an owner how much a player impacts a fantasy team's roster when drafted. The theory is built on each fantasy owner drafting average player stats for each remaining position. So, if you drafted Mike Trout in 2014 (.287 with 115 runs, 36 home runs, 111 RBIs and 16 stolen bases in 602 at bats), he finished with a SCOUTscore of 11.24. By drafting him, you gained 11.24 points in the standings in the five offensive categories if you were able to draft average player stats for your 13 other offensive positions. 

Check out our top projected starting and relief pitchers.

Starting Pitchers

RANK
PLAYER
POS.
TEAM
SS*
1 Clayton Kershaw SP LA 16.67
2 Max Scherzer SP WAS 12.65
3 Chris Sale SP CHW 10.33
4 Jake Arrieta SP CHC 10.28
5 Madison Bumgarner SP SF 9.00

Relief Pitchers

RANK
PLAYER
POS.
TEAM
SS*
1 Kenley Jansen RP LA 5.93
2 Wade Davis RP KC 4.89
3 Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 4.70
4 Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 3.99
5 Cody Allen RP CLE 3.24

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