Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw's Brilliance Limited this Week
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kershaw's Brilliance Limited this Week

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 was written and feel free to politely bring it up in the comments, and I'll let you know where the new arm slots.

For the week July 7-13

AMERICAN LEAGUE

START

1. Masahiro Tanaka - at CLE, at BAL
Note: What amazes me is how good he is when he clearly doesn't have his best stuff
2. Felix Hernandez - MIN
Note: His last nine - 1.30 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 77 Ks in last 69 IP
3. Chris Sale - at BOS
4. Yu Darvish - HOU
5. Jon Lester - CWS
Note: Since allowing 5 ER at DET - 1.21 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 3.3 K:BB ratio in 29.7 IP
6. David Price - TOR
7. Anibal Sanchez - at KC
8. Max Scherzer - LAD
Note: He has sufficiently rebounded from the 10 ER dud with a 1.71 ERA in his last four incl. 28 Ks in 21 IP
9. Sonny Gray - SF, at SEA
Note: Gray and Iwakuma haven't quite been studly enough to leapfrog the aces even with two starts
10. Hisashi Iwakuma - MIN, OAK
11. Corey Kluber - CWS
12. Garrett Richards - at TEX
Note: Make no mistake - he's the ace of this team right now
13. Scott Kazmir - at SF
14. Justin Verlander - LAD, at KC
Note: Three straight
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