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
|1||Corey Kluber||CLE||at BAL, vs. MIN||ERA will drop, fanned 28 with just 4 walks in last 19 innings|
|2||Michael Pineda||NYY||vs. LAA, vs. TEX||Homers remain a concern|
|3||Chris Sale||BOS||at KC||Could pick up Sunday start, bumping him to second spot|
|4||Dylan Bundy||BAL||vs. CLE, at TB|
|5||Jake Odorizzi||TB||vs. CIN, vs. BAL||Helped by a pair in The Trop|
|6||Chris Archer||TB||vs. BAL|
|7||Ervin Santana||MIN||vs. CWS, at CLE||Regression slowly kicking in, still a very good pitcher|
|8||Carlos Carrasco||CLE||at BAL|
|9||Marco Estrada||TOR||at TEX, at KC|
|10||Michael Fulmer||DET||at SD||Dealing with shoulder inflammation|
|11||Lance McCullers||HOU||at SEA|
|12||Justin Verlander||DET||at SEA|
|13||Aaron Sanchez||TOR||at SD|
|14||James Paxton||SEA||vs. DET||Roughed up last time, tough draw for a rebound|