This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
Coming off the busiest week of the season, it was bound to happen. The two-start options this week are rather poor, in quantity and quality. As always, there are a few, but those scheming to stream will find options scant. As such, this is a week to look ahead and identify the following week's options, usually scheduled to start Wednesday this week, lining them up for a Monday or Tuesday outing the next week.
Please note the Yankees and Red Sox are heading across the pond for a two-game set in London Stadium, a venue built for track and field in the Olympics. The games will be played on artificial surface with outfield dimensions favoring hitters.
As always, these are preliminary rankings, subject to change after teams crystallize pitching plans. Please come back Sunday night for the final set.
For the week June 24-30.
UPDATED: Sunday June 23, 11:30 PM ET
|1||Max Scherzer||WAS||at MIA, at DET|
|2||Gerrit Cole||HOU||vs. PIT, vs. SEA||Just 2 HR allowed last 19 IP|
|3||Zack Greinke||ARI||vs. LAD, at SF|
|4||Zach Eflin||PHI||vs. NYM, at MIA||Strikeouts up lately|
|5||Chris Sale||BOS||vs. CWS|
|6||Justin Verlander||HOU||vs. SEA|
|7||Jake Arrieta||PHI||vs. NYM, at MIA|
|8||Jacob deGrom||NYM||vs. ATL|
|9||Madison Bumgarner||SF||vs. COL, vs. ARI|
|10||Lucas Giolito||CWS||at BOS, vs. MIN||Coming off|