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My list of top 60 starting pitchers and top 30 relievers in 2019 (Dodgers are in italics) and how 2019 shakes up for the Boys in Blue.

Note: These are my predictions. Nothing more.
  1. Walker Buehler (Yeah. I said it! Change my mind, I dare you!)
  2. Corey Kluber
  3. Jacob DeGrom
  4. Julio Urias (Change my mind. He won't pitch 200 innings, but he'll be Cy Young-caliber when active)
  5. Chris Sale
  6. Max Scherzer (He's gonna regress, he's 35)
  7. Blake Snell
  8. Clayton Kershaw
  9. Trevor Bauer
  10. Aaron Nola
  11. Gerrit Cole
  12. Noah Syndergaard
  13. Justin Verlander (same reason as Scherzer)
  14. Stephen Strasburg
  15. Zack Greinke
  16. Patrick Corbin
  17. Madison Bumgarner
  18. Kyle Freeland
  19. Carlos Carrasco
  20. Jon Lester
  21. Nathan Eovaldi
  22. Zack Wheeler
  23. Kyle Hendricks
  24. David Price
  25. Mike Clevinger
  26. James Paxton
  27. Miles Mikolas
  28. Rich Hill
  29. Charlie Morton
  30. Dallas Keuchel
  31. Hyun-Jin Ryu
  32. Mike Foltynewicz
  33. Yu Darvish
  34. Jack Flaherty
  35. Jake Arrieta
  36. Carlos Martinez
  37. Yusei Kikuchi
  38. Jhoulys Chacin
  39. Ross Stripling (I see Stripling as a starter, probably a middle/back-of-the-rotation arm.)
  40. Anibal Sanchez
  41. Jameson Taillon
  42. Masahiro Tanaka
  43. Alex Wood
  44. German Marquez
  45. Jose Quintana
  46. C.C Sabathia
  47. J.A Happ
  48. Gio Gonzalez
  49. Robbie Ray
  50. Jose Berrios
  51. Chris Archer
  52. Luis Castillo
  53. Rick Porcello
  54. Joey Lucchesi
  55. Cole Hamels
  56. Jon Gray
  57. Zack Godley
  58. Sean Newcomb
  59. Kevin Gausman
  60. Derrick Rodriguez
Dodgers on the Top 60 starters list: 6
  1. Josh Hader
  2. Kenley Jansen
  3. Edwin Diaz
  4. Craig Kimbrel
  5. Aroldis Chapman
  6. Adam Ottavino
  7. Dellin Betances
  8. Blake Treinen
  9. Andrew Miller
  10. Brandon Morrow
  11. Felipe Vasquez
  12. Cody Allen
  13. Zach Britton
  14. Jeurys Familia
  15. Joe Kelly
  16. Arodys Vizcaino
  17. Pedro Strop
  18. Lou Trivino
  19. Jordan Hicks
  20. Caleb Ferguson
  21. Kenta Maeda (yeah, he's a multi-inning reliever who can make spot starts, not a starter)
  22. Raisel Iglesias
  23. Brad Hand
  24. Corey Knebel
  25. Kirby Yates
  26. Pedro Baez
  27. Wade Davis
  28. Craig Stammen
  29. Jeremy Jefferess
  30. David Robertson
Dodgers on Top 30 relievers: 5

2019 Dodger Outlook:

The Dodgers have a bunch of good pitchers. Considering Dylan Floro and Scott Alexander were on the outside looking in, that's a total of 13 pitchers! We also have Josh Fields, Tony Cingrani, Yimi Garcia, Brock Stewart, and co., that's a lot of bullpen. The farm system is also strong, so we could survive any type of injury bug wipeout the game throws at us. I think this year's pen won't collapse in the World Series if we get there. And this six-man rotation? Forget it:

Clayton Kershaw
Julio Urias
Rich Hill
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Ross Stripling

All we need is a healthy offense and a full season of Buehler, and the Commisioner's Trophy is as good as ours.

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