Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Grody to the Max
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Grody to the Max

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

This could be the widest top-to-bottom disparity for probable pitchers in recent memory. The preponderance of injuries forced many clubs to send inferior arms to the mound, not to mention deploy bullpen games with sub-par relievers. There's plenty to like at the top, so hopefully you don't have to rely on the free-agent pool this week to find two-start options. If you do, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, I'm just the messenger.

Overall, the busy Memorial Day schedule helps boost the double-dippers to a generous 44 options, at least that's the preliminary count.

There's more speculative starters than normal. Hopefully, the clubs will clarify their plans over the weekend. As such, it behooves you to take a few minutes out of your Memorial Day weekend and check the updated rankings, posted Sunday night.

For the week May 27 - June 2.

UPDATED: Sunday May 26, 11:30 PM ET


1Max ScherzerWASvs. MIA, at CINBest two win pitcher in baseball
2Gerrit ColeHOUvs. CHC, at OAKHomers continue to haunt
3Rich HillLADvs. NYM, vs. PHI 
4Luis CastilloCINvs. PIT, vs. WASWalks up lately
5Jacob deGromNYMat LAD, at ARI 
6Clayton KershawLADvs. NYM, vs. PHINot the old Kershaw, but still pretty good
7Matthew BoydDETat BAL, at ATLBraves good road test
8Masahiro TanakaNYYvs. SD, vs. BOS 
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Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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