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.
|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|