Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Chief Starter

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. 12-18

AMERICAN LEAGUE

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RANK PITCHER OPPONENT COMMENT
1 Carlos Carrasco at CWS, DET Snapped a streak of six starts w/at least 8 Ks, but I'm still loving a 2-step down the stretch
2 Danny Duffy OAK, CWS His fourth straight 8+ H start, but still looked solid against the Twins (6 IP/2 ER/10 K/0 BB
3 Justin Verlander at CLE
4 Chris Sale at KC
5 Corey Kluber DET Has logged 7+ Ks in 10 of his last 11 starts, good for 84 Ks in 76.7 IP
6 Cole Hamels OAK
7 Jose Quintana CLE, at KC
8 David Price BAL, NYY
9 Yu Darvish OAK Has 10 BB in last 3 starts after 4 in previous 6 starts
10 Masahiro Tanaka at BOS BOS always tough, though Tanaka has allowed just 3 ER in 12.7 IP against them this year
11 Chris Archer at BAL
12 Drew Pomeranz BAL, NYY Challenging slate, but love the 2.76 ERA and 44 Ks in 42.3 IP since 8/1
13 Michael Fulmer MIN
14 Marcus Stroman TB Was downright bad through June (5.33 ERA), but has a 3.52 ERA in 76.7 IP since
15 Aaron Sanchez at LAA
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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.
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