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Draft Guide Preview: Updated SP Tiers

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: April 24, 2020, 5:52 pm ET

Since before draft season began, we've been providing looks into our 2020 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide to help give you the knowledge you need to make smarter decisions when your league's draft rolls around.

Complete with content covering various league types — from projections and rankings to tiers, ADP reports, mock drafts and exclusive expert columns — this year's edition is the finest we've ever produced and will prove to be an essential tool on draft day.

With MLB’s Opening Day still unknown, today's Draft Guide preview features a look at our updated starting pitcher tiers based on two-thirds of a normal season being played.

Take a look:

 

TIER 3

Chris Paddack (R) - SD

Blake Snell (L) - TB

Clayton Kershaw (L) - LA

Aaron Nola (R) - PHI

Tyler Glasnow (R) - TB

Mike Clevinger (R) - CLE

Chris Sale fell down into this third tier after being diagnosed with a flexor strain in his left arm in early March, and he is off the board completely after the Red Sox announced on March 19 that the ace left-hander needed Tommy John reconstrcutive elbow surgery. He will miss the entire delayed 2020 season and part of 2021 as well. Paddack had a 3.33 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 153 strikeouts in 140 2/3 innings as a rookie in 2019 and should be a bona fide ace for the Padres this year.

 

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