Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Business Picking Up

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Business Picking Up

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

Now this is more like it! After a week full of CBA-induced off days, there's a whopping 101 games on the docket, buoyed by two doubleheaders and a rescheduling on Thursday with the Cubs visiting the Orioles.

According to the NFBC rostership levels, JP Sears will be hot a commodity for his double-dip. Dane Dunning, Aaron Civale and the returning Dustin May have solid single start schedules.

Please direct scheduling questions to the Probable Pitchers page. I'm happy to handle rankings questions below.

UPDATED: Monday August 15 12:15 AM ET

Week of August 15 - 21

Mixed

RankPitcherTMOPPCommentsMIX12MIX15
1Luis CastilloSEA@LAA, @OAKSweet matchups, albeit on the road  
2Gerrit ColeNYYTB, TOR   
3Julio UriasLAD@MIL, MIA   
4Joe MusgroveSD@MIA, WASHR issue lately  
5Dylan CeaseCWSHOU, @CLEHOU will challenge the streak  
6Sandy AlcantaraMIASD   
7Shane McClanahanTBKC   
8Alek ManoahTORBAL, @NYY   
9Nestor CortesNYYTB, TOR   
10Brandon WoodruffMILLAD, @CHC   
11Merrill KellyARI@SF, STLRisky with low K%, but has shoved all season  
12Carlos RodonSFARI   
13Corbin BurnesMILLAD   
14Max ScherzerNYM@ATL   
15Justin VerlanderHOU@CWS

Now this is more like it! After a week full of CBA-induced off days, there's a whopping 101 games on the docket, buoyed by two doubleheaders and a rescheduling on Thursday with the Cubs visiting the Orioles.

According to the NFBC rostership levels, JP Sears will be hot a commodity for his double-dip. Dane Dunning, Aaron Civale and the returning Dustin May have solid single start schedules.

Please direct scheduling questions to the Probable Pitchers page. I'm happy to handle rankings questions below.

UPDATED: Monday August 15 12:15 AM ET

Week of August 15 - 21

Mixed

RankPitcherTMOPPCommentsMIX12MIX15
1Luis CastilloSEA@LAA, @OAKSweet matchups, albeit on the road  
2Gerrit ColeNYYTB, TOR   
3Julio UriasLAD@MIL, MIA   
4Joe MusgroveSD@MIA, WASHR issue lately  
5Dylan CeaseCWSHOU, @CLEHOU will challenge the streak  
6Sandy AlcantaraMIASD   
7Shane McClanahanTBKC   
8Alek ManoahTORBAL, @NYY   
9Nestor CortesNYYTB, TOR   
10Brandon WoodruffMILLAD, @CHC   
11Merrill KellyARI@SF, STLRisky with low K%, but has shoved all season  
12Carlos RodonSFARI   
13Corbin BurnesMILLAD   
14Max ScherzerNYM@ATL   
15Justin VerlanderHOU@CWS   
16Spencer StriderATLNYM, HOU   
17Framber ValdezHOU@CWS   
18Yu DarvishSDWAS   
19Jacob deGromNYM@ATL   
20Aaron NolaPHINYM   
21Logan WebbSFARIGood chance to break out of a rut  
22Shohei OhtaniLAASEA   
23Sean ManaeaSD@MIA, WASPerfect pair to get back on track  
24Jordan MontgomerySTLCOL   
25Brady SingerKC@TB   
26Tony GonsolinLAD@MIL   
27Zac GallenARI@SF   
28Triston McKenzieCLECWS   
29Cal QuantrillCLEDET   
30Shane BieberCLECWS   
31Charlie MortonATLNYM, HOU   
32Jeffrey SpringsTB@NYY, KC   
33Mike ClevingerSD@MIA   
34Adam WainwrightSTLCOL   
35Zack WheelerPHINYM   
36Logan GilbertSEA@OAK   
37Tyler AndersonLADMIA   
38Robbie RaySEA@LAA   
39Jose QuintanaSTLCOL, @ARI   
40Cole IrvinOAKSEA   
41Max FriedATLHOUIn concussion protocol  
42Sonny GrayMINKC   
43Joe RyanMINKC, TEX   
44Zach PlesacCLEDET   
45Tyler MahleMINKC   
46Dustin MayLADMIANeeded to start with all the Dodgers injuries0%1%
47Drew RasmussenTBKC   
48Blake SnellSDWAS   
49Pablo LopezMIASDHitting the wall?  
50Nathan EovaldiBOS@PITStill gutting it out with reduced velo  
51Freddy PeraltaMILLAD, @CHC   
52Cristian JavierHOU@ATL   
53Marcus StromanCHC@WAS, MIL   
54Miles MikolasSTL@ARI   
55JP SearsOAK@TEX, SEA 43%5%
56Edward CabreraMIASDShould get a look down the stretch  
57Johnny CuetoCWSHOU, @CLE   
58George KirbySEA@LAA   
59Dane DunningTEXOAK  36%
60Kyle WrightATLNYM   
61Jose UrquidyHOU@CWS, @ATL   
62Aaron CivaleCLEDET, CWS  15%
63Luis GarciaHOU@CWS   
64Kevin GausmanTOR@NYY   
65Martin PerezTEX@MIN   
66Frankie MontasNYYTOR   
67Chris BassittNYM@PHI   
68Andrew HeaneyLAD@MIL   
69Michael KopechCWSHOU   
70Eric LauerMILLAD   
71Michael WachaBOS@BAL  45%
72Ross StriplingTORBAL   
73Jameson TaillonNYYTOR   
74Lance LynnCWS@CLE   
75Marco GonzalesSEA@OAK   
76Carlos CarrascoNYM@ATL, @PHI   
77Nick PivettaBOS@PIT, @BAL   
78Kutter CrawfordBOS@BAL   
79Mix 12 Reliever     
80Kyle GibsonPHI@CIN   
81Lance McCullers Jr.HOU@ATL   
82Reid DetmersLAA@DET   
83Domingo GermanNYYTB   
84Graham AshcraftCIN@PIT  41%
85Taijuan WalkerNYM@ATL, @PHI   
86Mix 15 Reliever     
87Wade MileyCHCMIL 2%1%
88Mitch KellerPITBOS, CIN   
89German MarquezCOL@STL  38%
90Noah SyndergaardPHI@CIN, NYM   
91Ranger SuarezPHI@CIN   
92Zach DaviesARI@SF 13%3%
93Rich HillBOS@PIT 40%4%
94Jesus LuzardoMIA@LAD   
95Lucas GiolitoCWSHOU   
96Alex CobbSFARI, @COL   
97Jose SuarezLAASEA  4%
98Dylan BundyMINTEX  11%
99Brad KellerKC@TB  23%
100Bailey FalterPHINYM 9%1%
101Josiah GrayWASCHC, @SD   
102Zack GreinkeKC@MIN, @TB  20%
103Madison BumgarnerARI@SF, STL   
104Jake OdorizziATLNYM   
105Cole RagansTEXOAK 19%0%
106Braxton GarrettMIA@LAD   
107James KaprielianOAK@TEX, SEA  23%
108Keegan ThompsonCHCMIL   
109Chris ArcherMINTEX  4%
110Justin SteeleCHC@WAS  41%
111Aaron AshbyMIL@CHC   
112Garrett HillDET@CLE 0%0%
113Konnor PilkingtonCLEDET 0%1%
114Paolo EspinoWAS@SD 0%0%
115Patrick SandovalLAA@DET   
116Tyler AlexanderDETLAA 9%1%
117Tommy HenryARISTL 6%1%
118JT BrubakerPITBOS  35%
119Ryan YarbroughTB@NYY, KC 28%0%
120David PetersonNYM@PHI  33%
121Touki ToussaintLAASEA 0%0%
122Corey KluberTB@NYY   
123Tucker DavidsonLAA@DET 4%0%
124Adrian SampsonCHC@BAL 47%2%
125Matt ManningDETLAA  10%
126Antonio SenzatelaCOL@STL 4%0%
127Mike MinorCINPHI, @PIT 11%0%
128Kris BubicKC@MIN, @TB  10%
129Jose BerriosTOR@NYY   
130Nick LodoloCINPHI   
131Zach ThompsonPITCIN 6%2%
132Justin DunnCIN@PIT 0%0%
133Yusei KikuchiTORBAL, @NYY   
134Jakob JunisSFARI, @COL   
135Glenn OttoTEXOAK, @MIN  5%
136Kyle FreelandCOL@STL, SF 40%8%
137Dakota HudsonSTL@ARI  20%
138Trevor RogersMIA@LAD  49%
139Drew SmylyCHC@WAS  5%
140Cory AbbottWASCHC 0%0%
141Patrick CorbinWASCHC, @SD 34%6%
142Kolby AllardTEXOAK, @MIN 0%0%
143Zach LogueOAK@TEX 0%0%
144Ryan PepiotLAD@MIL  8%
145Austin VothBAL@TOR 13%1%
146Kyle BradishBAL@TOR, BOS  16%
147Jordan LylesBALBOS  14%
148Dean KremerBAL@TOR, BOS  25%
149Bryse WilsonPITBOS 4%0%
150Drew HutchisonDET@CLE, LAA 0%0%
151Anibal SanchezWAS@SD 0%0%
152Spenser WatkinsBALCHC  11%
153Daniel NorrisDET@CLE 0%0%
154Alex WoodSF@COL   
155Tyler BeedePITCIN 0%1%
156Daniel LynchKC@MIN  5%
157T.J. ZeuchCINPHI 0%0%
158Bryan GarciaDET@CLE 0%0%
159Adam OllerOAK@TEX 0%0%
160Jose UrenaCOLSF 2%1%
161Ryan FeltnerCOLSF 0%0%

American League

RankPitcherTMOPPComment
1Luis CastilloSEA@LAA, @OAKSweet matchups, albeit on the road
2Gerrit ColeNYYTB, TOR 
3Dylan CeaseCWSHOU, @CLEHOU will challenge the streak
4Shane McClanahanTBKC 
5Alek ManoahTORBAL, @NYY 
6Nestor CortesNYYTB, TOR 
7Justin VerlanderHOU@CWS 
8Framber ValdezHOU@CWS 
9Shohei OhtaniLAASEA 
10Brady SingerKC@TB 
11Triston McKenzieCLECWS 
12Cal QuantrillCLEDET 
13Shane BieberCLECWS 
14Jeffrey SpringsTB@NYY, KC 
15Logan GilbertSEA@OAK 
16Robbie RaySEA@LAA 
17Cole IrvinOAKSEA 
18Sonny GrayMINKC 
19Joe RyanMINKC, TEX 
20Zach PlesacCLEDET 
21Tyler MahleMINKC 
22Drew RasmussenTBKC 
23Nathan EovaldiBOS@PITStill gutting it out with reduced velo
24Cristian JavierHOU@ATL 
25JP SearsOAK@TEX, SEA 
26Johnny CuetoCWSHOU, @CLE 
27George KirbySEA@LAA 
28Dane DunningTEXOAK 
29Jose UrquidyHOU@CWS, @ATL 
30Aaron CivaleCLEDET, CWS 
31Luis GarciaHOU@CWS 
32Kevin GausmanTOR@NYY 
33Martin PerezTEX@MIN 
34Frankie MontasNYYTOR 
35Michael KopechCWSHOU 
36Michael WachaBOS@BAL 
37Ross StriplingTORBAL 
38Jameson TaillonNYYTOR 
39Lance LynnCWS@CLE 
40Marco GonzalesSEA@OAK 
41Nick PivettaBOS@PIT, @BAL 
42Kutter CrawfordBOS@BAL 
43Lance McCullers Jr.HOU@ATL 
44Reid DetmersLAA@DET 
45Domingo GermanNYYTB 
46Rich HillBOS@PIT 
47Lucas GiolitoCWSHOU 
48Jose SuarezLAASEA 
49Dylan BundyMINTEX 
50Brad KellerKC@TB 
51AL Reliever   
52Zack GreinkeKC@MIN, @TB 
53Cole RagansTEXOAK 
54James KaprielianOAK@TEX, SEA 
55Chris ArcherMINTEX 
56Garrett HillDET@CLE 
57Konnor PilkingtonCLEDET 
58Patrick SandovalLAA@DET 
59Tyler AlexanderDETLAA 
60Ryan YarbroughTB@NYY, KC 
61Touki ToussaintLAASEA 
62Corey KluberTB@NYY 
63Tucker DavidsonLAA@DET 
64Matt ManningDETLAA 
65Kris BubicKC@MIN, @TB 
66Jose BerriosTOR@NYY 
67Yusei KikuchiTORBAL, @NYY 
68Glenn OttoTEXOAK, @MIN 
69Kolby AllardTEXOAK, @MIN 
70Zach LogueOAK@TEX 
71Austin VothBAL@TOR 
72Kyle BradishBAL@TOR, BOS 
73Jordan LylesBALBOS 
74Dean KremerBAL@TOR, BOS 
75Drew HutchisonDET@CLE, LAA 
76Spenser WatkinsBALCHC 
77Daniel NorrisDET@CLE 
78Daniel LynchKC@MIN 
79Bryan GarciaDET@CLE 
80Adam OllerOAK@TEX 

National League

RankPitcherTMOPPComment
1Julio UriasLAD@MIL, MIA 
2Joe MusgroveSD@MIA, WASHR issue lately
3Sandy AlcantaraMIASD 
4Brandon WoodruffMILLAD, @CHC 
5Merrill KellyARI@SF, STLRisky with low K%, but has shoved all season
6Carlos RodonSFARI 
7Corbin BurnesMILLAD 
8Max ScherzerNYM@ATL 
9Spencer StriderATLNYM, HOU 
10Yu DarvishSDWAS 
11Jacob deGromNYM@ATL 
12Aaron NolaPHINYM 
13Logan WebbSFARIGood chance to break out of a rut
14Sean ManaeaSD@MIA, WASPerfect pair to get back on track
15Jordan MontgomerySTLCOL 
16Tony GonsolinLAD@MIL 
17Zac GallenARI@SF 
18Charlie MortonATLNYM, HOU 
19Mike ClevingerSD@MIA 
20Adam WainwrightSTLCOL 
21Zack WheelerPHINYM 
22Tyler AndersonLADMIA 
23Jose QuintanaSTLCOL, @ARI 
24Max FriedATLHOUIn concussion protocol
25Dustin MayLADMIANeeded to start with all the Dodgers injuries
26Blake SnellSDWAS 
27Pablo LopezMIASDHitting the wall?
28Freddy PeraltaMILLAD, @CHC 
29Marcus StromanCHC@WAS, MIL 
30Miles MikolasSTL@ARI 
31Edward CabreraMIASDShould get a look down the stretch
32Kyle WrightATLNYM 
33Chris BassittNYM@PHI 
34Andrew HeaneyLAD@MIL 
35Eric LauerMILLAD 
36Carlos CarrascoNYM@ATL, @PHI 
37Kyle GibsonPHI@CIN 
38Graham AshcraftCIN@PIT 
39Taijuan WalkerNYM@ATL, @PHI 
40Wade MileyCHCMIL 
41Mitch KellerPITBOS, CIN 
42German MarquezCOL@STL 
43Noah SyndergaardPHI@CIN, NYM 
44Ranger SuarezPHI@CIN 
45Zach DaviesARI@SF 
46Jesus LuzardoMIA@LAD 
47Alex CobbSFARI, @COL 
48Bailey FalterPHINYM 
49NL Reliever   
50Josiah GrayWASCHC, @SD 
51Madison BumgarnerARI@SF, STL 
52Jake OdorizziATLNYM 
53Braxton GarrettMIA@LAD 
54Keegan ThompsonCHCMIL 
55Justin SteeleCHC@WAS 
56Aaron AshbyMIL@CHC 
57Paolo EspinoWAS@SD 
58Tommy HenryARISTL 
59JT BrubakerPITBOS 
60David PetersonNYM@PHI 
61Adrian SampsonCHC@BAL 
62Antonio SenzatelaCOL@STL 
63Mike MinorCINPHI, @PIT 
64Nick LodoloCINPHI 
65Zach ThompsonPITCIN 
66Justin DunnCIN@PIT 
67Jakob JunisSFARI, @COL 
68Kyle FreelandCOL@STL, SF 
69Dakota HudsonSTL@ARI 
70Trevor RogersMIA@LAD 
71Drew SmylyCHC@WAS 
72Cory AbbottWASCHC 
73Patrick CorbinWASCHC, @SD 
74Ryan PepiotLAD@MIL 
75Bryse WilsonPITBOS 
76Anibal SanchezWAS@SD 
77Alex WoodSF@COL 
78Tyler BeedePITCIN 
79T.J. ZeuchCINPHI 
80Jose UrenaCOLSF 
81Ryan FeltnerCOLSF 

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