Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Scherzer Works on K Street
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Scherzer Works on K Street

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 looks incorrect, assume that it was a change that occurred since this was written and feel free to politely bring it up in the comments. I'll let you know where the new arm slots.

For the week Sept. 5-11

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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1Chris SaleDET, KCHis ERA is better on the road (2.55 to 3.89), but his skills are better at home (9.8/8.4 K9; 5.2/3.9 K:BB)
2Justin Verlanderat CWS, BALNow hasn't allowed more than 3 ER in any of his last 12 (2.05 ERA, 91 Ks in 83.3 IP)
3Corey KluberHOU, at MIN
4Cole Hamelsat SEA, at LAA
5Masahiro TanakaTOR, TBHas a 2.53 ERA and 4.5 K:BB in five starts against TOR (2 starts) & TB (3 starts)
6Yu Darvishat LAA
7Carlos CarrascoHOU
8Danny Duffyat MINRunning out of steam a little bit? Has allowed 8, 9, and 9 H in his last 3 (6.23 ERA, 1.79 WHIP)
9David Priceat SDReady to finish big? Last 5: 2.06 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 34 Ks in 35 IP
10Chris Archerat NYY
11Matt ShoemakerTEX
12Jose QuintanaDET
13James PaxtonTEX, at OAK
14Felix HernandezTEX, at OAKHas 4 BB in three of his last five, though still has a 3.27 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in
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