This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
Compared to what the schedule has afforded us lately, this isn't a bad week for double dippers. There's a nice group at the top with more than the usual in the middle, some likely available for pickup in 12-team mixed leagues.
By means of reminder, please direct all questions about the schedule to the Projected Starters grid. As always, I'll handle all ranking question in the comments below.
Also, keep in mind there are preliminary rankings. The final version will be posted Sunday night after teams firm up their plans.
For the week Aug. 19-25.
UPDATED: Sunday, August 18 11:00 PM ET
|1||Shane Bieber||CLE||at NYM, vs. KC||Could be a Top-20 SP in 2020|
|2||Clayton Kershaw||LAD||vs. TOR, vs. NYY||Rewarding those taking the chance|
|3||Trevor Bauer||CIN||vs. SD, at PIT||Good pair to rebound from last outing|
|4||Stephen Strasburg||WAS||at PIT, at CHC|
|5||Justin Verlander||HOU||vs. DET|
|6||Gerrit Cole||HOU||vs. DET|
|7||Wade Miley||HOU||vs. DET, vs. LAA||Great pair at home|
|8||Cole Hamels||CHC||vs. SF, vs. WAS||Should rebound from last time out|
|9||Domingo German||NYY||at OAK, at LAD||16 wins obviously lucky but K% and BB%|