Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Is the Window Closing?

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Is the Window Closing?

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

Scoring is up this week, but it comes with a "yeah but."

Scoring is up this week, yeah but it was up two weeks ago, then dipped. Will it stay up, or will it drop back down? If the former, we'll have to be more careful when streaming pitchers.

WeekHR/PARuns/GameBABIPwOBA
May 18-243.20%4.590.2850.312
May 11-172.80%4.210.2860.305
May 4-103.00%4.490.2900.311

Chances are that scoring will remain elevated. The mercury is rising, especially in the east. Hopefully, you've built up a decent innings buffer. Streaming over the last four months of the season will be trickier.

As always, the schedule is pulled from the Probable Pitching page, so please direct rotation questions over there. I'm always happy to handle rankings questions below.

UPDATED: Monday May 27 1:30 PM ET

Week of May 27 - June 2

Mixed

RankPitcherTMOPPCommentsMIX12MIX15
1Tarik SkubalDETPIT, @BOSTop 3 SP, Burnes, Wheeler and… Skubal?  
2Freddy PeraltaMILCHC, CWSA Windy City week  
3Max FriedATLWAS, OAK   
4Cole RagansKC@MIN, SDShowing the draft hype was warranted  
5Chris SaleATLOAK0 ER, 13 hits, 1BB with 28 K over last 20 IP  
6Nick LodoloCINSTL, @CHC   
7Joe RyanMINKC, @HOU   
8Framber ValdezHOU@SEA, MIN  

Scoring is up this week, but it comes with a "yeah but."

Scoring is up this week, yeah but it was up two weeks ago, then dipped. Will it stay up, or will it drop back down? If the former, we'll have to be more careful when streaming pitchers.

WeekHR/PARuns/GameBABIPwOBA
May 18-243.20%4.590.2850.312
May 11-172.80%4.210.2860.305
May 4-103.00%4.490.2900.311

Chances are that scoring will remain elevated. The mercury is rising, especially in the east. Hopefully, you've built up a decent innings buffer. Streaming over the last four months of the season will be trickier.

As always, the schedule is pulled from the Probable Pitching page, so please direct rotation questions over there. I'm always happy to handle rankings questions below.

UPDATED: Monday May 27 1:30 PM ET

Week of May 27 - June 2

Mixed

RankPitcherTMOPPCommentsMIX12MIX15
1Tarik SkubalDETPIT, @BOSTop 3 SP, Burnes, Wheeler and… Skubal?  
2Freddy PeraltaMILCHC, CWSA Windy City week  
3Max FriedATLWAS, OAK   
4Cole RagansKC@MIN, SDShowing the draft hype was warranted  
5Chris SaleATLOAK0 ER, 13 hits, 1BB with 28 K over last 20 IP  
6Nick LodoloCINSTL, @CHC   
7Joe RyanMINKC, @HOU   
8Framber ValdezHOU@SEA, MIN   
9Zack WheelerPHI@SF   
10Jesus LuzardoMIA@SD   
11Corbin BurnesBALBOS   
12Charlie MortonATLWAS, OAK   
13Aaron NolaPHISTL   
14Ranger SuarezPHISTL   
15Luis CastilloSEAHOU, LAA   
16Justin SteeleCHC@MIL, CIN   
17Yoshinobu YamamotoLADCOL   
18Michael KingSDMIA, @KC   
19Zac GallenARI@NYM   
20Nestor CortesNYY@LAA, @SF   
21Tanner HouckBOSDETNo signs of slowing down  
22Tyler GlasnowLAD@NYM   
23Seth LugoKC@MIN   
24Sonny GraySTL@PHI   
25Bryan WooSEALAA   
26Bryce MillerSEAHOU, LAA   
27Kyle BradishBALTB   
28Garrett CrochetCWS@MIL   
29Chris BassittTOR@CWS, PIT   
30Luis GilNYY@LAAMissing bats in between walks  
31Justin VerlanderHOU@SEA   
32Hunter GreeneCIN@CHC   
33Tanner BibeeCLEWASGetting back on track  
34Ryan PepiotTBOAK   
35Bailey OberMINKC   
36Logan GilbertSEAHOU   
37Nathan EovaldiTEX@MIA   
38Andrew AbbottCINSTL   
39Braxton GarrettMIA@SD   
40Logan WebbSFNYY   
41Yu DarvishSDMIA   
42Grayson RodriguezBALBOS   
43Nick PivettaBOSDET   
44Brandon PfaadtARI@TEX, @NYM   
45Michael LorenzenTEX@MIA 25% 
46Clarke SchmidtNYY@SF   
47Jordan MontgomeryARI@NYM   
48Jose BerriosTORPIT   
49George KirbySEAHOU   
50Paul SkenesPIT@DET   
51Shota ImanagaCHC@MILGetting extra rest following last week's ppd start  
52Brady SingerKC@MIN   
53Marcus StromanNYY@SF   
54Mitch KellerPIT@TOR   
55Dylan CeaseSD@KCClearly enjoying move to San Diego  
56Alek ManoahTOR@CWS   
57Kevin GausmanTOR@CWS   
58Jared JonesPIT@DET   
59Javier AssadCHCCIN   
60Kutter CrawfordBOS@BAL   
61Jake IrvinWAS@ATL, @CLE 7% 
62Reynaldo LopezATLWAS   
63Jack FlahertyDETPIT   
64Ronel BlancoHOUMIN   
65Reese OlsonDET@BOS   
66Zack LittellTBOAK, @BAL   
67Griffin CanningLAANYY, @SEA 10% 
68Walker BuehlerLADCOL   
69Yusei KikuchiTORPIT   
70Blake SnellSFPHI, NYY   
71Jose SorianoLAA@SEA   
72Brayan BelloBOS@BAL, DET   
73Taj BradleyTB@BAL   
74Bailey FalterPIT@TOR 5%28%
75Jordan HicksSFNYY   
76Cole IrvinBALBOS, TB 50% 
77Ben LivelyCLEWAS 46% 
78Luis SeverinoNYMARI   
79Pablo LopezMIN@HOU   
80Sean ManaeaNYMARI   
81Mix 12 Reliever     
82Erick FeddeCWS@MIL   
83Reid DetmersLAA@SEA   
84Michael WachaKCSD   
85Simeon Woods RichardsonMINKC, @HOU 35% 
86Gavin StoneLAD@NYM, COL   
87Lance LynnSTL@CIN, @PHI   
88Hunter BrownHOU@SEA   
89James PaxtonLAD@NYM   
90Joe MusgroveSD@KC   
91Tyler AndersonLAANYY 50% 
92Carlos RodonNYY@LAA   
93Mix 15 Reliever     
94Triston McKenzieCLE@COL   
95Dane DunningTEXARI 41% 
96Christian ScottNYMARI   
97Robert GasserMILCHC, CWS   
98Kyle GibsonSTL@CIN 16% 
99Cristopher SanchezPHI@SF   
100Ben BrownCHC@MIL 7% 
101Eric LauerHOU@SEA 0%0%
102Kyle HarrisonSFPHI   
103Chris PaddackMINKC   
104Tyler AlexanderTBOAK 0%7%
105Tylor MegillNYMLAD, ARI 41% 
106Austin GomberCOLCLE, @LAD 2%12%
107Ryan WeathersMIATEX 33% 
108Jordan WicksCHCCIN 2%37%
109Aaron CivaleTB@BAL   
110Cal QuantrillCOL@LAD 4%33%
111Sixto SanchezMIATEX 0%0%
112Kenta MaedaDET@BOS 17% 
113MacKenzie GoreWAS@ATL   
114Spencer HowardSFPHI 0%0%
115Matt WaldronSDMIA 4%42%
116Alec MarshKC@MIN, SD   
117David PetersonNYMLAD 0%0%
118Cooper CriswellBOS@BAL, DET 17% 
119Blake WalstonARI@NYM 0%0%
120Andrew HeaneyTEXARI 25% 
121Frankie MontasCINSTL   
122Jameson TaillonCHC@MIL   
123JP SearsOAK@ATL 31% 
124Taijuan WalkerPHI@SF, STL 5% 
125Bryse WilsonMILCHC 4%30%
126Ray KerrATLWAS 0%0%
127Jose QuintanaNYMLAD 11%16%
128Colin ReaMILCHC 8% 
129Albert SuarezBALTB 1%0%
130Graham AshcraftCIN@CHC 35% 
131Trevor RogersMIA@SD, TEX 12%46%
132Spencer ArrighettiHOUMIN 5% 
133Mitch SpenceOAK@TB, @ATL 0%0%
134Miles MikolasSTL@PHI 5%35%
135Kyle MullerOAK@TB 0%2%
136Logan AllenCLE@COL 0%0%
137Nick NastriniCWSTOR, @MIL 0%0%
138Mitchell ParkerWAS@ATL, @CLE   
139Xzavion CurryCLE@COL, WAS 1%0%
140Patrick SandovalLAANYY 35% 
141Trevor WilliamsWAS@ATL 19% 
142Ryan FeltnerCOLCLE 3%26%
143Mike ClevingerCWSTOR 0%16%
144Tobias MyersMILCWS 0%0%
145Joey EstesOAK@TB 0%11%
146Andre PallanteSTL@CIN 0%0%
147Ryne NelsonARI@TEX 2%25%
148Chris FlexenCWSTOR 0%0%
149Casey MizeDET@BOS   
150Jose UrenaTEX@MIA 0%0%
151Dakota HudsonCOL@LAD 0%0%
152Martin PerezPIT@TOR 16%46%
153Patrick CorbinWAS@CLE 0%2%
154Aaron BrooksOAK@ATL 0%7%
155Ty BlachCOLCLE 0%0%

American League

RankPitcherTMOPPComment
1Tarik SkubalDETPIT, @BOSTop 3 SP, Burnes, Wheeler and… Skubal?
2Cole RagansKC@MIN, SDShowing the draft hype was warranted
3Joe RyanMINKC, @HOU 
4Framber ValdezHOU@SEA, MIN 
5Corbin BurnesBALBOS 
6Luis CastilloSEAHOU, LAA 
7Nestor CortesNYY@LAA, @SF 
8Tanner HouckBOSDETNo signs of slowing down
9Seth LugoKC@MIN 
10Bryan WooSEALAA 
11Bryce MillerSEAHOU, LAA 
12Kyle BradishBALTB 
13Garrett CrochetCWS@MIL 
14Chris BassittTOR@CWS, PIT 
15Luis GilNYY@LAAMissing bats in between walks
16Justin VerlanderHOU@SEA 
17Tanner BibeeCLEWASGetting back on track
18Ryan PepiotTBOAK 
19Bailey OberMINKC 
20Logan GilbertSEAHOU 
21Nathan EovaldiTEX@MIA 
22Grayson RodriguezBALBOS 
23Nick PivettaBOSDET 
24Michael LorenzenTEX@MIA 
25Clarke SchmidtNYY@SF 
26Jose BerriosTORPIT 
27George KirbySEAHOU 
28Brady SingerKC@MIN 
29Marcus StromanNYY@SF 
30Alek ManoahTOR@CWS 
31Kevin GausmanTOR@CWS 
32Kutter CrawfordBOS@BAL 
33Jack FlahertyDETPIT 
34Ronel BlancoHOUMIN 
35Reese OlsonDET@BOS 
36Zack LittellTBOAK, @BAL 
37Griffin CanningLAANYY, @SEA 
38Yusei KikuchiTORPIT 
39Jose SorianoLAA@SEA 
40Brayan BelloBOS@BAL, DET 
41Taj BradleyTB@BAL 
42Cole IrvinBALBOS, TB 
43Ben LivelyCLEWAS 
44Pablo LopezMIN@HOU 
45Erick FeddeCWS@MIL 
46Reid DetmersLAA@SEA 
47Michael WachaKCSD 
48Simeon Woods RichardsonMINKC, @HOU 
49Hunter BrownHOU@SEA 
50Tyler AndersonLAANYY 
51Carlos RodonNYY@LAA 
52Triston McKenzieCLE@COL 
53Dane DunningTEXARI 
54Eric LauerHOU@SEA 
55Chris PaddackMINKC 
56Tyler AlexanderTBOAK 
57Aaron CivaleTB@BAL 
58Kenta MaedaDET@BOS 
59AL Reliever   
60Alec MarshKC@MIN, SD 
61Cooper CriswellBOS@BAL, DET 
62Andrew HeaneyTEXARI 
63JP SearsOAK@ATL 
64Albert SuarezBALTB 
65Spencer ArrighettiHOUMIN 
66Mitch SpenceOAK@TB, @ATL 
67Kyle MullerOAK@TB 
68Logan AllenCLE@COL 
69Nick NastriniCWSTOR, @MIL 
70Xzavion CurryCLE@COL, WAS 
71Patrick SandovalLAANYY 
72Mike ClevingerCWSTOR 
73Joey EstesOAK@TB 
74Chris FlexenCWSTOR 
75Casey MizeDET@BOS 
76Jose UrenaTEX@MIA 
77Aaron BrooksOAK@ATL 

National League

RankPitcherTMOPPComment
1Freddy PeraltaMILCHC, CWSA Windy City week
2Max FriedATLWAS, OAK 
3Chris SaleATLOAK0 ER, 13 hits, 1BB with 28 K over last 20 IP
4Nick LodoloCINSTL, @CHC 
5Zack WheelerPHI@SF 
6Jesus LuzardoMIA@SD 
7Charlie MortonATLWAS, OAK 
8Aaron NolaPHISTL 
9Ranger SuarezPHISTL 
10Justin SteeleCHC@MIL, CIN 
11Yoshinobu YamamotoLADCOL 
12Michael KingSDMIA, @KC 
13Zac GallenARI@NYM 
14Tyler GlasnowLAD@NYM 
15Sonny GraySTL@PHI 
16Hunter GreeneCIN@CHC 
17Andrew AbbottCINSTL 
18Braxton GarrettMIA@SD 
19Logan WebbSFNYY 
20Yu DarvishSDMIA 
21Brandon PfaadtARI@TEX, @NYM 
22Jordan MontgomeryARI@NYM 
23Paul SkenesPIT@DET 
24Shota ImanagaCHC@MILGetting extra rest following last week's ppd start
25Mitch KellerPIT@TOR 
26Dylan CeaseSD@KCClearly enjoying move to San Diego
27Jared JonesPIT@DET 
28Javier AssadCHCCIN 
29Jake IrvinWAS@ATL, @CLE 
30Reynaldo LopezATLWAS 
31Walker BuehlerLADCOL 
32Blake SnellSFPHI, NYY 
33Bailey FalterPIT@TOR 
34Jordan HicksSFNYY 
35Luis SeverinoNYMARI 
36Sean ManaeaNYMARI 
37Gavin StoneLAD@NYM, COL 
38Lance LynnSTL@CIN, @PHI 
39James PaxtonLAD@NYM 
40Joe MusgroveSD@KC 
41Christian ScottNYMARI 
42Robert GasserMILCHC, CWS 
43Kyle GibsonSTL@CIN 
44Cristopher SanchezPHI@SF 
45Ben BrownCHC@MIL 
46Kyle HarrisonSFPHI 
47Tylor MegillNYMLAD, ARI 
48Austin GomberCOLCLE, @LAD 
49Ryan WeathersMIATEX 
50Jordan WicksCHCCIN 
51Cal QuantrillCOL@LAD 
52Sixto SanchezMIATEX 
53NL Reliever   
54MacKenzie GoreWAS@ATL 
55Spencer HowardSFPHI 
56Matt WaldronSDMIA 
57David PetersonNYMLAD 
58Blake WalstonARI@NYM 
59Frankie MontasCINSTL 
60Jameson TaillonCHC@MIL 
61Taijuan WalkerPHI@SF, STL 
62Bryse WilsonMILCHC 
63Ray KerrATLWAS 
64Jose QuintanaNYMLAD 
65Colin ReaMILCHC 
66Graham AshcraftCIN@CHC 
67Trevor RogersMIA@SD, TEX 
68Miles MikolasSTL@PHI 
69Mitchell ParkerWAS@ATL, @CLE 
70Trevor WilliamsWAS@ATL 
71Ryan FeltnerCOLCLE 
72Tobias MyersMILCWS 
73Andre PallanteSTL@CIN 
74Ryne NelsonARI@TEX 
75Dakota HudsonCOL@LAD 
76Martin PerezPIT@TOR 
77Patrick CorbinWAS@CLE 
78Ty BlachCOLCLE 

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