This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
The first full week of June brings one of the quirkier schedules as there are only four games on Monday's docket, and that includes a makeup from an early season rain out. This avails only 32 two-start pitchers, with a scant few lower-end candidates to fortify your rotation. As such, this could be a week to use a middle reliever like Ryan Pressly as opposed to a lesser starter with just one game.
For the week June 3-9.
UPDATED: Sunday June 2 11:30 PM ET
|1||Stephen Strasburg||WAS||vs. CWS, at SD||Quietly having an All-Star campaign|
|2||Noah Syndergaard||NYM||vs. SF, vs. COL||In a rut but at home against bottom two offenses away vs. RHP|
|3||Blake Snell||TB||at DET, at BOS|
|4||Aaron Nola||PHI||at SD, vs. CIN||Walks still high but looking much better|
|5||Kyle Hendricks||CHC||vs. COL, vs. STL||Whiffs up lately|
|6||Luis Castillo||CIN||at STL, at PHI||Struggling lately, getting benefit of the doubt|
|7||Madison Bumgarner||SF||at NYM, vs. LAD||Estimators suggest 4.01 ERA a little bloated|
|8||Walker Buehler||LAD||at ARI, at SF|
|9||Masahiro Tanaka||NYY||at TOR, at CLE|
|10||Max Fried||ATL||at PIT, at MIA||Welcome to the circle of trust|
|11||Chris Sale||BOS||at KC|
|12||Justin Verlander||HOU||at SEA|
|13||Jacob deGrom||NYM||vs. COL|
|14||Max Scherzer||WAS||at SD|