Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Fun
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Fun

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

The good news is there are a bevy of solid two-start options this week. The not-so-good news is the supply of double-dippers likely available in moderate-size leagues is thin.

Many starters have had three outings, which isn't enough to diverge too much from initial expectations, but sufficient to look for tangible reasons to add some subjectivity to a normally strict objective process. As discussed in this week's Z Files, Luis Castillo and Matthew Boyd are two primary beneficiaries of early season success.

Compared to last season, weather has largely cooperated with the early schedule, though there were some issues this week that could carry over to the weekend, causing some changes in rotation plans. As always, there adjustments will be accounted for in Sunday night's update.

For the week April 15-21.

UPDATED: Sunday April 14, 10:50 PM ET

MLB

RANKPITCHERTMOPPCOMMENT
1Trevor BauerCLEat SEA, vs. ATL 
2Stephen StrasburgWASvs.  SF, at MIAFacing two of the weakest lineups in the league
3Noah SyndergaardNYMat PHI, at STL 
4Luis CastilloCINat LAD, at  SDMore whiffs, more grounders, a nice combo
5Clayton KershawLADvs. CIN, at MILWelcome back
6Max ScherzerWASat MIA 
7Joey LucchesiSDvs. COL, vs. CINRox struggle vs. LHP and Reds… just…struggling
8Shane BieberCLEat SEA, vs. ATLProving worthy of March helium
9Tyler GlasnowTBvs. BAL, vs. BOSSo much
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