It does not feel like baseball season outside here in the Midwest, but Opening Day is now under a month away. 

If you have not already, it is time to start researching for the upcoming fantasy baseball season. Pitching wins championships in both real and fantasy baseball. 

A popular strategy used to be picking up different starting pitchers every week to win both wins and strikeouts. However, this strategy has been taken away by max pickup rules. 

Now you need to research starting pitchers to win your league. 

This ranking is focused on NL-only leagues. It will look at the top 25 pitchers to target for the 2014 season. The rankings take into consideration both past success and potential. 

These rankings are based off the standard fantasy stats used for starting pitchers: wins, ERA, WHIP and Ks. 


**All stats from and rankings are NL-based unless noted otherwise. 

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