Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Not A Bum

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Not A Bum

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

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 article was posted. Feel free to bring it up in the comments, and I'll let you know where the new arm slots.

For the week May 6-12

NATIONAL LEAGUE

START

1. Madison Bumgarner - PHI, ATL (insane start not getting much pub)
2. Cliff Lee - @SF, @ARI
3. Clayton Kershaw - ARI
4. Adam Wainwright - COL
5. Matt Harvey - PIT
6. Stephen Strasburg - CHC (keep a close eye on his Sat. start at PIT)
7. Mat Latos - MIL
8. Cole Hamels - @ARI (2.33 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 25% K rate in last four; he's fine)
9. A.J. Burnett - SEA (since STL shelling 5/2/12: 3.03 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 23% K, 7% BB in 228.7 IP)
10. Jeff Samardzija - @WAS
11. Trevor Cahill - @LAD, PHI
12. Paul Maholm - @CIN, @SF (bounced back well from DET implosion with 8 strong v. WAS)
13. Kris Medlen - @CIN, @SF (he's been fine, but nowhere near draft-day cost)
14. Lance Lynn - @CHC
15. Jordan Zimmermann - DET
16. Mike Minor - @CIN
17. Matt Cain - ATL (Not worried long-term, but HRs have been the issue, and that's all ATL does)
18. Ian Kennedy - PHI
19. Hyun-Jin Ryu - MIA (who saw a 30% K rate coming from the South Korean import?)
20. Homer Bailey -

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Paul Sporer
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