This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
Another tweak was added to the ranks, namely the quality of opposition faced by each pitcher. With a month of games in the books, we can begin to formulate refined opinions with respect to each team's offense versus righty and lefty pitching. We're also at the point in-season skill changes are captured by rest-of-season expectations.
Even with the improvements, there no doubt will be some rankings that look curious. As always, I'll be glad to show my math in the comments.
|1||Masahiro Tanaka||NYY||at CIN, vs. HOU|
|2||Chris Sale||BOS||vs. TB||The Red Sox uniforms must be comfortable|
|3||Drew Pomeranz||BOS||at MIL, vs. TB||Facing pair of clubs that whiff a lot vs. southpaws|
|4||Carlos Carrasco||CLE||at TOR|
|5||Justin Verlander||DET||at ARI, at LAA|
|6||Jose Quintana||CWS||vs. SD||Back on track after slow start|
|7||Yu Darvish||TEX||vs. SD|
|8||Corey Kluber||CLE||vs. MIN||Tentative, on DL with sore back|
|9||Chris Archer||TB||vs. KC|
|10||Marcus Stroman||TOR||vs. CLE, vs. SEA|
|11||Rick Porcello||BOS||vs. TB|
|12||Jake Odorizzi||TB||vs. KC|
|13||Danny Salazar||CLE||at TOR|
|14||Ricky Nolasco||LAA||at OAK,|