Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw Back on Top
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw Back on Top

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

Huh.

I learned something this week. The last time I ran a survey, the number of leagues keeping the abbreviated All-Star week separate surpassed those combining the weekend series with another week. A reran the question and the number of leagues with an extended transaction period blows away those with two transactions periods by a 4-to-1 margin.

I'm guessing the reason is the cross-section of my Twitter followers have changed since the last time I asked the question. ESPN and Yahoo combine the week, so it's likely I've picked up more followers from there over the years. Initially, most of my followers were in the high stakes arena where the weeks are distinct.

Due to the revelation, rankings for the combined period were provided and will be in future seasons. That said, there's still a significant number of site users with separate weeks so here are the rankings for the upcoming period. As always, they'll be refreshed Sunday night after pitching plans are crystallized.

UPDATED: Sunday July 14, 10:25 PM ET

For the week July 15-21

MLB

RankPITCHERTMOPPCOMMENT
1Clayton KershawLADat PHI, vs. MIABack on his familiar perch
2Walker BuehlerLADat PHI, vs. MIA  
3Lucas GiolitoCWSat KC, at TBGood pair to break out of rut entering the break
4Blake SnellTBat NYY, vs. CWS  
5Kyle HendricksCHCvs. CIN, vs. SDShould be full strength after shoulder injury before the break
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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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