This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
There are a season-high 49 pitchers currently scheduled to take the mound twice, lead by a pair of veterans with 4758 combined regular season innings and another 230.2 in the playoffs. Justin Verlander sits comfortably in the top spot while Clayton Kershaw is the top National League option, a distinction he used to garner regularly.
At 15, Max Scherzer is the top-ranked single start option, likely his lowest ranking on the season.
Please remember to direct all schedule questions to the Projected Starter grid, all ranking questions will be addressed in the comments below..
For the week June 17-23.
UPDATED: Monday June 17, 10:15 AM ET
|1||Justin Verlander||HOU||at CIN, at NYY||17 HR in 100.2 IP, no one is immune|
|2||Clayton Kershaw||LAD||vs. SF, vs. COL|
|3||Jacob deGrom||NYM||at ATL, at CHC||Tough lineups on the road|
|4||Mike Soroka||ATL||vs. NYM, at WAS||3.56 xFIP nearly twice actual 1.92 mark|
|5||Kenta Maeda||LAD||vs. SF, vs. COL|
|6||Jose Berrios||MIN||vs. BOS, at KC|
|7||Cole Hamels||CHC||vs. CWS, vs. NYM|
|8||Patrick Corbin||WAS||vs. PHI, vs. ATL||11.37 ERA, 2.92 WHIP with 7 BB and 4 HR over last three games, spanning 12.2 IP|
|9||Jack Flaherty||STL||vs. MIA, vs. LAA|
|10||Mike Clevinger||CLE||at TEX, vs. DET||Slated to return Monday|
|11||Joey Lucchesi||SD||vs. MIL, at PIT|
|12||Brandon Woodruff||MIL||at SD, vs.|