Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lynn Joins the Elite
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Lynn Joins the Elite

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

It's another tepid week for double dippers with just 36 scheduled. As has been the case all season, they're concentrated at the top and bottom with fewer options available for pickup in mixed leagues.

By means of reminder, please direct questions about the schedule to the Projected Starters grid. Questions and comments pertaining to rankings will be answered in the comments below.

You know the drill by now. A final version will be posted Sunday evening after teams clear up their plans.

For the week of Aug. 12-18.

UPDATED: Monday, August 12, 12:05 PM ET

MLB

RankPITCHERTMOPPCOMMENT
1Gerrit ColeHOUat CWS, at OAKGreat chance to add to Cy Young resume
2Clayton KershawLADat MIA, at ATLPacing to about the same GS and IP as the last two seasons
3Zack GreinkeHOUat CWS, at OAK   
4Zack WheelerNYMat ATL, at KC2.62 ERA, .00 WHIP with 46 L, 7 BB oner last 7 GS covering 44.2 IP
5Jack FlahertySTLat KC, at CIN.94 ERA, .76 WHIP with 49 K over last 6 GS spanning 38.1 IP
6Lance LynnTEXat TOR, vs. MINPitching as well as he has all season
7James PaxtonNYYvs. BAL, vs. CLEElite strikeouts, walks a little high but 9 HR last 26 IP
8Domingo GermanNYYvs. BAL, vs. CLE   
9Madison BumgarnerSFvs. OAK, at ARI 
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