Weekly Hitter Rankings: Oprah, Ernie. Ernie, Oprah.

Weekly Hitter Rankings: Oprah, Ernie. Ernie, Oprah.

This article is part of our Weekly Hitter Rankings series.

And you play two, and you play two, and you play two...

Five doubleheaders populate the slate, with the Reds playing a pair of twin bills, yielding the rare nine-game week. The Guardians, Marlins, Pirates, Blue Jays and Rays all have eight contests with Toronto home all week and Pittsburgh on the road for their octet.

Initially, there were only 91 games on the docket, so the Orioles, Red Sox, Rockies, Brewers, Yankees, Mariners and Nationals all have only five games on the ledge. The big disparity means playing the matchups is even more important this week.

The Rangers play seven, with five scheduled to be with a southpaw starter. The Diamondbacks and Astros draw four lefties. This is especially relevant for Arizona as their lefty-heavy outfield has been crushing righties, but is vulnerable to same-side pitching.

Flipping the platoon, the Reds and Mets face seven righthanders.

UPDATED: Monday September 12, 3:20 AM ET

Week of September 12 - 18

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
1ARZ7437095951189799108102103103
2ATL6333379829510410094979697
3BAL514

And you play two, and you play two, and you play two...

Five doubleheaders populate the slate, with the Reds playing a pair of twin bills, yielding the rare nine-game week. The Guardians, Marlins, Pirates, Blue Jays and Rays all have eight contests with Toronto home all week and Pittsburgh on the road for their octet.

Initially, there were only 91 games on the docket, so the Orioles, Red Sox, Rockies, Brewers, Yankees, Mariners and Nationals all have only five games on the ledge. The big disparity means playing the matchups is even more important this week.

The Rangers play seven, with five scheduled to be with a southpaw starter. The Diamondbacks and Astros draw four lefties. This is especially relevant for Arizona as their lefty-heavy outfield has been crushing righties, but is vulnerable to same-side pitching.

Flipping the platoon, the Reds and Mets face seven righthanders.

UPDATED: Monday September 12, 3:20 AM ET

Week of September 12 - 18

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
1ARZ7437095951189799108102103103
2ATL6333379829510410094979697
3BAL514051101149910910685999899
4BOS52350799310310510383979797
5CHC615338910110810710296100100100
6CHW633241051057610710310410199100
7CIN9274510497739395147104104104
8CLE83580107981258797115102105104
9COL514051021061041069676969395
10DET6156092105104999588989798
11HOU7434310211093105102125105105105
12KC61506889510710010695969998
13LAA633331149811310010591100100100
14LAD60606778510010710194979596
15MIA817539290106108107128108107108
16MIL5143210495799510075929393
17MIN7343410298869291101969596
18NYM716708996105112108115107106107
19NYY505059810010710810284989597
20OAK61506108110969410184949796
21PHI61506908393949686929292
22PIT82608103107122105106121106107107
23SD615069496949610387939695
24SF624605974104979477929292
25SEA5142310898971049973969395
26STL716709481104959312210199100
27TB82635101106998788122989999
28TEX76125919184102108115101103102
29TOR835801091131059189131104104104
30WSH523501121159495105859610098

Pitching Matchups

TeamMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
ARZAnderson LKershaw LPepiot RSnell LMusgrove RManaea LDarvish R
ATL@Cobb R@Junis R@Rodon L Suarez LNola RFalter L
BAL @Abbott R@Corbin L @White R@Berrios R@Manoah R
BOS Cole RCortes Jr. L Heasley RSinger RBubic L
CHC@Bassitt R@deGrom R@Peterson L Marquez RUrena RFeltner R
CHW Kuhl RFreeland L@McKenzie R@Manning R@Alexander L@Rodriguez L
CINWilson ROviedo R/Ortiz RThompson R@Mikolas R@Flaherty R@Quintana L/Hudson R@Montgomery L
CLEDetmers LSuarez LSandoval LGiolito RSanchez RWinder R/Ober RRyan R
COL @Kopech R@Cease R @Wesneski R@Stroman R@Miley L
DETValdez LBrown RJavier R Lynn RCueto RKopech R
HOU@Rodriguez L@Hutchison R@Wentz LKaprielian RMartinez RIrvin LWaldichuk L
KC @Ryan R@Gray R@Bundy R@Wacha R@Hill L@Pivetta R
LAA@Pilkington L@Morris R@Quantrill R Ray LKirby RGonzales L
LAD@Nelson R@Kelly R@Davies R @Webb R@Hjelle R@Cobb R
MIAOtto R/Gray RFalter LGibson RSyndergaard R@Gray. R@Espino R@Fedde R
MIL @Montgomery L@Wainwright R Montas RTaillon RGerman R
MIN Bubic LGreinke RLynch L@Bieber R@Pilkington L/Curry R@Morris R
NYMAssad RSampson RSmyly LContreras RBrubaker RKeller RWilson R
NYY @Pivetta R@Bello R @Houser R@Woodruff R@Lindblom R
OAK @Ragans L@Dunning R@McCullers R@Urquidy R@Garcia R@Verlander R
PHI @Alcantara R@Cabrera R@Lopez R@Fried L@Odorizzi R@Strider R
PIT@Minor L@Espinal R/Cessa R@Lodolo L@Carrasco R@Walker R@Bassitt R@deGrom R
SD @Gilbert R@Castillo R@Bumgarner L@Gallen R@Nelson R@Kelly R
SEA Darvish RClevinger R @Lorenzen R@Ohtani R@Davidson L
SFStrider RWright RMorton R May RUrias LHeaney L
STL Lindblom RBurnes RAnderson RDunn RGreene R/Minor LCessa R
TB@Berrios R@Manoah R/Kikuchi L@Stripling R@Gausman RPerez LGray ROtto R
TEX@Rogers L/Garrett LWaldichuk LSears L @Kluber R@Yarbrough L@Springs L
TORYarbrough LSprings L/Chirinos RRasmussen RMcClanahan LVoth RLyles RBradish R
WSH Kremer RWells R Luzardo LRogers LAlcantara R

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