Weekly Hitter Rankings: Navigating the Final Series

Weekly Hitter Rankings: Navigating the Final Series

This article is part of our Weekly Hitter Rankings series.

Playing time is the key to finding an edge over the final three days of the 2022 season. The Mariners, Tigers, Yankees and Rangers are scheduled for a doubleheader on Tuesday, so that's a good place to start. With Seattle still in the running for the top AL Wild Card seed, they're most likely to stick with their best players.

Thanks can clearly change, but Texas is slated to face four right-handers, so their left-handed contingent is another area to target. An under-the-radar consideration is the Cubs closing the campaign in Great American Ballpark against three right-handers and the Reds' suspect bullpen.

Good luck.

UPDATED: Sunday October 2, 11:50 PM ET

Week of October 3 - 5

MLB Hitting Rankings

KEY (100 neutral)

  • HR LHB/HR RHB - Average HR Park Factors
  • SB - Stolen Base Index
  • P LHB/P RHB - Opposing pitcher quality index
  • Runs - Runs scoring index
TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
1ARZ31203142137123989684979596
2ATL321031131058510510394969495
3BAL31230151164103102109109102106104
4BOS312301051241271039388979496
5CHC30303145153102106116107101107104
6CHW3033016414390105999310297100
7CIN3033015515794107100109104101103
8CLE3123014313181114108111105102104
9COL32103153146110898774929192
10DET41304114125111931031189610199
11HOU32130147152619210192949896
12KC30303135125879799106969696
13LAA3210312512311110210599989999
14LAD3033014914191111110112105104105
15MIA3123010710095959385929091
16MIL3123014714089949994969797
17MIN30303155139103101105110101101101
18NYM30330119128139107106100102102102
19NYY4130413512913598100134103103103
20OAK31230113120851019485949293
21PHI31203151156104839071899291
22PIT30330127105789410394939594
23SD312301081211071099292999396
24SF31203101116889110086889391
25SEA4224011412410310196127101100101
26STL30303126106751121071051009698
27TB31203108125100103104102969897
28TEX4044013112812288941199810099
29TOR30303149161117104100109102102102
30WSH30303126134147989079969395

Pitching Matchups

TeamMONTUEWED
ARZ@Woodruff R@Lauer L@Burnes R
ATL@Luzardo L@Garrett L@Hernandez R
BALBerrios RWhite RKikuchi L
BOSGlasnow RSprings LRasmussen R
CHC@Greene R@Cessa R@Ashcraft R
CHWOber RWinder RVarland R
CINWesneski RAssad RSampson R
CLEGreinke RLynch LHeasley R
COL@Gonsolin R@Urias L@Kershaw L
DET@Kirby R@Gonzales L/Flexen R@Gilbert R
HOUNola RSuarez LFalter L
KC@McKenzie R@Quantrill R@Civale R
LAA@Martinez R@Irvin L@Waldichuk L
LADUrena RFeltner RKuhl R
MIAElder ROdorizzi RFried L
MILHenry LGallen RKelly R
MIN@Cueto R@Giolito R@Martin R
NYMAbbott REspino RFedde R
NYY@Perez L@Howard R/Gray R@Otto R
OAKSandoval LLorenzen ROhtani R
PHI@McCullers R@Verlander R@Valdez L
PITMikolas RHudson RPallante R
SDMiller RRodon LCobb R
SEAGarcia RRodriguez L/Hill RAlexander L
SF@Musgrove R@Manaea L@Darvish R
STL@Keller R@Wilson R@Oviedo R
TB@Hill L@Eovaldi R@Pivetta R
TEXSeverino RTaillon R/Cole RGerman R
TOR@Kremer R@Baumann R@Lyles R
WSH@Carrasco R@Walker R@deGrom R

Playing time is the key to finding an edge over the final three days of the 2022 season. The Mariners, Tigers, Yankees and Rangers are scheduled for a doubleheader on Tuesday, so that's a good place to start. With Seattle still in the running for the top AL Wild Card seed, they're most likely to stick with their best players.

Thanks can clearly change, but Texas is slated to face four right-handers, so their left-handed contingent is another area to target. An under-the-radar consideration is the Cubs closing the campaign in Great American Ballpark against three right-handers and the Reds' suspect bullpen.

Good luck.

UPDATED: Sunday October 2, 11:50 PM ET

Week of October 3 - 5

MLB Hitting Rankings

KEY (100 neutral)

  • HR LHB/HR RHB - Average HR Park Factors
  • SB - Stolen Base Index
  • P LHB/P RHB - Opposing pitcher quality index
  • Runs - Runs scoring index
TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
1ARZ31203142137123989684979596
2ATL321031131058510510394969495
3BAL31230151164103102109109102106104
4BOS312301051241271039388979496
5CHC30303145153102106116107101107104
6CHW3033016414390105999310297100
7CIN3033015515794107100109104101103
8CLE3123014313181114108111105102104
9COL32103153146110898774929192
10DET41304114125111931031189610199
11HOU32130147152619210192949896
12KC30303135125879799106969696
13LAA3210312512311110210599989999
14LAD3033014914191111110112105104105
15MIA3123010710095959385929091
16MIL3123014714089949994969797
17MIN30303155139103101105110101101101
18NYM30330119128139107106100102102102
19NYY4130413512913598100134103103103
20OAK31230113120851019485949293
21PHI31203151156104839071899291
22PIT30330127105789410394939594
23SD312301081211071099292999396
24SF31203101116889110086889391
25SEA4224011412410310196127101100101
26STL30303126106751121071051009698
27TB31203108125100103104102969897
28TEX4044013112812288941199810099
29TOR30303149161117104100109102102102
30WSH30303126134147989079969395

Pitching Matchups

TeamMONTUEWED
ARZ@Woodruff R@Lauer L@Burnes R
ATL@Luzardo L@Garrett L@Hernandez R
BALBerrios RWhite RKikuchi L
BOSGlasnow RSprings LRasmussen R
CHC@Greene R@Cessa R@Ashcraft R
CHWOber RWinder RVarland R
CINWesneski RAssad RSampson R
CLEGreinke RLynch LHeasley R
COL@Gonsolin R@Urias L@Kershaw L
DET@Kirby R@Gonzales L/Flexen R@Gilbert R
HOUNola RSuarez LFalter L
KC@McKenzie R@Quantrill R@Civale R
LAA@Martinez R@Irvin L@Waldichuk L
LADUrena RFeltner RKuhl R
MIAElder ROdorizzi RFried L
MILHenry LGallen RKelly R
MIN@Cueto R@Giolito R@Martin R
NYMAbbott REspino RFedde R
NYY@Perez L@Howard R/Gray R@Otto R
OAKSandoval LLorenzen ROhtani R
PHI@McCullers R@Verlander R@Valdez L
PITMikolas RHudson RPallante R
SDMiller RRodon LCobb R
SEAGarcia RRodriguez L/Hill RAlexander L
SF@Musgrove R@Manaea L@Darvish R
STL@Keller R@Wilson R@Oviedo R
TB@Hill L@Eovaldi R@Pivetta R
TEXSeverino RTaillon R/Cole RGerman R
TOR@Kremer R@Baumann R@Lyles R
WSH@Carrasco R@Walker R@deGrom R

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