Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Season Finale

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

The last week of the season is easily the most difficult to rank with so many starts in flux. As teams clinch, they'll often rearrange their rotation for optimal playoff order. Teams still in contention will extend their best starters while giving them an early shower next weekend if there's nothing to pitch for. The Cy Young race is a minor consideration for Chris Sale and Corey Kluber, though both have bigger goals in mind.

UPDATED: Sunday September 24, 8:30 PM ET

AMERICAN LEAGUE

RANK PITCHER TEAM OPPONENT COMMENT
1Drew PomeranzBOSvs. TOR, vs. HOU
2CC SabathiaNYYvs. KC, vs. TOR
3Luis SeverinoNYYvs. TB
4Sonny GrayNYYvs. TB
5Chris ArcherTBvs. BAL
6Justin VerlanderHOUat TEX
7Carlos CarrascoCLEvs. MIN
8Masahiro TanakaNYYvs. TBChallenging Aaron Judge for club lead in homers
9Felix HernandezSEAat OAK, at LAAGood setup to close season strong
10Dallas KeuchelHOUat TEX, at BOSExpecting early weekend exit
11Jose BerriosMINvs. DET
12Cole HamelsTEXvs. HOU, vs. OAK
13Danny DuffyKCvs. ARI
14Corey KluberCLEvs. CWSCould be pitching for Cy Young, though playoffs take precedence
15Rick PorcelloBOSvs. TOR
16Garrett RichardsLAAat CWSPitching well, great spot to end season on high note
17Parker BridwellLAAat CWS, vs. SEA
18Kevin GausmanBALat PIT
19Tyler
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