Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Tenuous September Schedule
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Tenuous September Schedule

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

Well, I have good news and bad news. Let's start with the bad. It's roster expansion weekend so the scheduled starters are even more tenuous than normal. The good news is, with all 30 teams in action Monday, we'll have a clearer idea than normal with respect to early week rotations since no one will wait until Monday to announce their plans.

Note the early 1:05 p.m. EDT start time for the holiday slate, so be sure to set your lineups before heading out to celebrate the pseudo-end of summer.

UPDATED: Sunday September 2, 10:25 PM ET

For the week, Sept. 3-9.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

RANK PITCHER TEAM OPP COMMENT
1 Mike Clevinger CLE vs. KC, at TOR Stepped up while Bauer has been out
2 Corey Kluber CLE vs. KC Strikeouts inching back up
3 Dallas Keuchel HOU vs. MIN, at BOS
4 Justin Verlander HOU vs. MIN
5 Blake Snell TB vs. BAL Injuries to others propel Snell into Cy Young talk
6 Chris Sale BOS vs. HOU VERY tentative
7 Luis Severino NYY at OAK
8 Michael Kopech CWS vs. DET
9 Carlos Carrasco CLE at TOR 4.12 ERA at ASB, 1.90 since with 1.00 WHIP and 66 K in 52 IP
10 Lucas Giolito CWS vs. DET Figuring things out, get ready for name on a bunch of break out lists
11 Wade LeBlanc SEA vs. BAL
12 Alex Cobb BAL at SEA, at TB 2.86 ERA, 1.07 WHIP the last three weeks, despite posting peripheralls nearly
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