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Pitching Value Meter: Second-Half Kickoff

Paul Sporer

Paul Sporer

Sporer covers pitching for RotoWire. He also writes for Baseball Prospectus and publishes an annual guide on starting pitcher. In his spare time, he roots for the Tigers.

As always, remember that rotations are subject to change, so if you see something that isn't correct, assume that it was a change that has occurred since this was written and feel free to politely bring it up in the comments, and I'll let you know where the new arm slots.

No commentary for the short weekend because the full-week edition is still coming out Saturday, which will also identify some of my favorite pickups who I see surging in the second half.

For the week of July 18-20

AMERICAN LEAGUE

START

1. Felix Hernandez - at LAA
2. David Price - at MIN
3. Yu Darvish - at TOR
4. Jon Lester - KC
5. Max Scherzer - CLE
6. Anibal Sanchez - CLE
7. Garrett Richards - SEA
8. Corey Kluber - at DET
9. Hisashi Iwakuma - at LAA
10. Sonny Gray - BAL
11. Alex Cobb - at MIN
12. Jason Hammel - BAL
13. Phil Hughes - TB
14. Jeff Samardzija - BAL
15. Jose Quintana - HOU
16. James Shields - at BOS
17. Jered Weaver - SEA
18. Chris Archer - at MIN
19. Yordano Ventura - at BOS
20. Marcus Stroman - TEX
21. David Phelps - CIN
22. Hiroki Kuroda - CIN
23. R.A Dickey - TEX
24. John Danks - HOU
25. Tyler Skaggs - SEA
26. Drew Smyly - CLE
27. Rubby de la Rosa - KC
28. Kevin Gausman - at OAK
29. Dallas Keuchel - at CWS
30. Trevor Bauer - at DET
31. Danny Duffy - at BOS
32. Mark Buehrle - TEX
33. Wei-Yin Chen - at OAK
34. Brandon McCarthy - CIN

SIT

35. Chris Tillman - at OAK
36. Clay Buchholz - KC
37. Kyle Gibson - TB
38. Jarred Cosart - at CWS
39. Scott Feldman - at CWS
40. Chris Young - at LAA
41. Nick Tepesch -at TOR
42. Josh Tomlin - at DET
43. Hector Noesi - HOU
44. Colby Lewis - at TOR
45. Zach McAllister - at DET
46. Kevin Correia - TB
47. Drew VerHagen - CLE

NATIONAL LEAGUE

START

1. Clayton Kershaw - at STL
2. Johnny Cueto - at NYY
3. Cole Hamels - at ATL
4. Madison Bumgarner - at MIA
5. Stephen Strasburg - MIL
6. Jake Arrieta - at ARI
7. Zack Greinke - at STL
8. Doug Fister - MIL
9. Gio Gonzalez - MIL
10. Zack Wheeler - at SD
11. Tyson Ross - NYM
12. Bartolo Colon - at SD
13. Wade Miley - CHC
14. Ian Kennedy - NYM
15. Ervin Santana - PHI
16. Alex Wood - PHI
17. Matt Garza - at WAS
18. Lance Lynn - LAD
19. A.J. Burnett - at ATL
20. Tim Lincecum - at MIA
21. Jeff Locke - COL
22. Mike Leake - at NYY
23. Kyle Lohse - at WAS
24. Yovani Gallardo - at WAS
25. Tim Hudson - at MIA
26. Nathan Eovaldi - SF
27. Alfredo Simon - at NYY
28. Charlie Morton - COL
29. Henderson Alvarez - SF
30. Dillon Gee - at SD
31. Dan Haren - at STL
32. Francisco Liriano - COL

SIT

33. Carlos Martinez - LAD
34. Joe Kelly - LAD
35. Aaron Harang - PHI
36. Odrisamer Despaigne - NYM
37. Travis Wood - at ARI
38. Jorge de la Rosa - at PIT
39. Kyle Kendrick - at ATL
40. Josh Collmenter - CHC
41. Trevor Cahill - CHC
42. Edwin Jackson - at ARI
43. Brad Hand - SF
44. Tyler Matzek - at PIT
45. Brett Anderson - at PIT

MLB TOP 50

1. Clayton Kershaw - at STL
2. Felix Hernandez - at LAA
3. David Price - at MIN
4. Johnny Cueto - at NYY
5. Cole Hamels - at ATL
6. Yu Darvish - at TOR
7. Madison Bumgarner - at MIA
8. Stephen Strasburg - MIL
9. Jon Lester - KC
10. Max Scherzer - CLE
11. Jake Arrieta - at ARI
12. Zack Greinke - at STL
13. Anibal Sanchez - CLE
14. Garrett Richards - SEA
15. Doug Fister - MIL
16. Gio Gonzalez - MIL
17. Corey Kluber - at DET
18. Hisashi Iwakuma - at LAA
19. Sonny Gray - BAL
20. Zack Wheeler - at SD
21. Tyson Ross - NYM
22. Bartolo Colon - at SD
23. Alex Cobb - at MIN
24. Jason Hammel - BAL
25. Phil Hughes - TB
26. Jeff Samardzija - BAL
27. Jose Quintana - HOU
28. Wade Miley - CHC
29. Ian Kennedy - NYM
30. Ervin Santana - PHI
31. Alex Wood - PHI
32. Matt Garza - at WAS
33. James Shields - at BOS
34. Jered Weaver - SEA
35. Chris Archer - at MIN
36. Lance Lynn - LAD
37. A.J. Burnett - at ATL
38. Tim Lincecum - at MIA
39. Jeff Locke - COL
40. Mike Leake - at NYY
41. Kyle Lohse - at WAS
42. Yovani Gallardo - at WAS
43. Tim Hudson - at MIA
44. Nathan Eovaldi - SF
45. Alfredo Simon - at NYY
46. Yordano Ventura - at BOS
47. Marcus Stroman - TEX
48. R.A Dickey - TEX
49. David Phelps - CIN
50. Hiroki Kuroda - CIN