Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kluber Climbing Back
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Kluber Climbing Back

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

It's an interesting week for double-dips as there are several middle-of-the-road starters in tough spots, dropping their rank. The baseline for some homer-prone hurlers was adjusted, as discussed in this week's Z Files.

As usual, there are several spots in flux, with some quality arms potentially returning. To that end, I'm happy to announce from here on out, we'll be updating the rankings Sunday evenings, after each team has firmed up their plans for the upcoming week.

UPDATED: Monday June 19 12:05 AM ET

AMERICAN LEAGUE

RANK PITCHER TEAM OPPONENT COMMENT
1Corey KluberCLEat BAL, vs. MINERA will drop, fanned 28 with just 4 walks in last 19 innings
2Michael PinedaNYYvs. LAA, vs. TEXHomers remain a concern
3Chris SaleBOSat KCCould pick up Sunday start, bumping him to second spot
4Dylan BundyBALvs. CLE, at TB 
5Jake OdorizziTBvs. CIN, vs. BALHelped by a pair in The Trop
6Chris ArcherTBvs. BAL 
7Ervin SantanaMINvs. CWS, at CLERegression slowly kicking in, still a very good pitcher
8Carlos CarrascoCLEat BAL 
9Marco EstradaTORat TEX, at KC 
10Michael FulmerDETat SDDealing with shoulder inflammation
11Lance McCullersHOUat SEA 
12Justin VerlanderDETat SEA 
13Aaron SanchezTORat SD 
14James PaxtonSEAvs. DETRoughed up last time, tough draw for a rebound
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