Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Few Elite Two-Start Options
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Few Elite Two-Start Options

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

The rankings might look curious this week as the majority of the two-start options are mid-pack arms with favorable matchups while most of the elite have only one start in a tough draw.

For the week, Sept. 10-16.

UPDATED: Sunday September 9, 10:15 PM ET

AMERICAN LEAGUE

RANK PITCHER TEAM OPP COMMENT
1 Corey Kluber CLE at TB, vs. DET Strikeouts back up, 45 in last 42 IP
2 Justin Verlander HOU at DET, vs. ARI 3.93 ERA, 1.23 WHIP since the break but with 76 K, 10 BB in those 50.1 IP, damage has been 11 HR
3 Gerrit Cole HOU at DET
4 Mike Minor TEX at LAA, at SD Great matchups, great pitching venues, whiffs up lately
5 Carlos Carrasco CLE at TB
6 James Paxton SEA at LAA
7 Mike Clevinger CLE vs. DET
8 Blake Snell TB vs. CLE
9 Jakob Junis KC vs. CWS, vs. MIN Grab if available, 1.89 ERA, .92 WHIP with 39 K, 5 BB last 6 GS, covering 38 IP
10 Charlie Morton HOU vs. ARI
11 Mike Fiers OAK at BAL, at TB
12 David Price BOS vs. TOR Adjustments since being blasted by Yankees really paying off
13 Dallas Keuchel HOU vs. ARI
14 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS vs. TOR Pitching like he wants to be in the playoff rotation
15 Rick Porcello BOS vs. NYM
16 Luis Severino NYY at MIN 6.83 ERA since July 7, but with 10.4 K/9, 2.1 BB/9 in that span. Issue is 13
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