Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Bauer Spins His Way to the Top
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Bauer Spins His Way to the Top

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

We knew coming into the season there would be weeks with fewer than normal two-start options; this is such a week. Blame it on two-game interleague sets as 11 clubs have a pair of off days. There's some decent double-dippers at the top, the problem is a paucity of candidates to pitch and ditch.

The weekend weather is mostly good, save for possible snow in the Midwest, so there's likely some postponements and shuffling of probable pitchers. Don't worry, we have it covered with the usual Sunday night update, reflecting the updated plans.

For the week of April 29 - May 5

UPDATED: Sunday April 28, 11:00 PM ET

MLB

RANKPITCHERTMOPPCOMMENT
1Trevor BauerCLEat MIA, vs. SEATwo six walk games only blemish on early ledger
2Luis CastilloCINat NYM, vs. SFEarly favorite for fantasy MVP
3Justin VerlanderHOUat MIN, at LAABack in groove after early April blip
4Patrick CorbinWASvs. STL, at PHIBest Nats pitcher so far on a staff with Max and Stras
5Blake SnellTBat KC, at BALOn the road for two, but cake matchups
6Mike SorokaATLvs. SD, at MIAWalks high, but otherwise dominant, great pair to continue roll
7Zack WheelerNYMvs. CIN, at MILA pair of 7 IP efforts calming Nervous Nellies
8Chris PaddackSDat ATL, vs. LADHasn't lost a step from eye-opening spring
9Kenta MaedaLAD
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