Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Bauer Best Bet
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Bauer Best Bet

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

A couple things stand out this week. At the forefront is the highest average projected runs per game since I've been doing the site weekly pitching rankings. Part of this is the run-scoring landscape, some is bullpens are posting a higher ERA than starters for the first time in years. There's also some cruddy arms on the docket.

Another interesting observation is the plethora of disappointing pitchers with a two-step. This will cause agita for this in weekly leagues. Keep in minds these rankings favor strikeouts and wins potential, so if you're more concerned with ratios, adjust accordingly.

You know the drill by now. These rankings are based on info currently available. The usual Sunday night update will be posted, reflecting official announcements.

For the week July 1-7.

UPDATED: June 30, 11:20 PM ET


1Trevor BauerCLEat KC, at CINWalks back under control
2Charlie MortonTBvs. BAL, vs. NYY  
3Patrick CorbinWASvs. MIA, vs. KCSoft schedule to continue recent uptick
4David PriceBOSat TOR, at DETExpecting Price to start working deeper into games
5Mike MinorTEXvs. LAA, at MINContinues to defy Texas heat
6Matthew BoydDETat CWS, vs. BOSRed Sox still have issues with LHP
7James PaxtonNYYat NYM, at TB  
8Max ScherzerWASvs. KC  
9Jack FlahertySTLat SEA, at SF18 HR in 85.1 IP after allowing
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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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