Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flourishing Freshmen

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flourishing Freshmen

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

Despite the abbreviated season, or maybe because of it, teams aren't hesitant to promote their young arms and thrust them into battle. Several have two starts to build on their rookie-of-the year resume, including Triston McKenzie, Ian Anderson, Cristian Javier, Sixto Sanchez and Kolby Allard.

In general, it's a mediocre week for two-start options, even though seven doubleheaders augment the schedule.

As is always the case, teams clarify their plans over the weekend. As such, an update will be posted Sunday night.

For the week of Sept. 7-13

UPDATED: Monday 12:20 AM ET

MLB

RankPitcherTMOPP 
1Max ScherzerWASTB, ATLNot the same Mad Max, but .365 BABIP and 3.26 xFIP say he's been unlucky too
2Zac GallenARI@SF, SEAToo bad no one in the industry was on Gallen this season…
3Lance LynnTEXLAA, OAKGood pair to rebound from recent rough stretch
4Kyle HendricksCHCSTL, @MIL 
5Gerrit ColeNYYBAL 
6Zack WheelerPHI@NYM, @MIAQuietly having an outstanding season
7Mike ClevingerSDCOL, SF 
8Hyun-Jin RyuTORNYY, NYMAfter early hiccups, back to 2019 form
9Clayton KershawLAD@ARI 
10Charlie MortonTB@WAS, BOS 
11Lucas GiolitoCWSDET 
12Yu DarvishCHCCIN 
13Aaron NolaPHI@MIA 
14Zack GreinkeHOUOAK 
15Carlos CarrascoCLEKCWalks high but rounding into form
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