This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
Twenty five down, one to go. Welcome to the final week of the season where all plans are written in pencil. As teams clinch, the focus shifts to aligning playoff rotations. Many aces make their final start but hit the showers early.
Both Central divisions are still up for grabs along with the four wild cards. These teams will keep starters on schedule so long as they're mathematically alive. If you're in need of wins and/or strikeouts, keep all this in mind.
As always, the staff will keep the Projected Starters grid updated in real time. Please address questions pertaining to the schedule to that page. Rankings questions will be addressed in the comments below.
For one last time, please come back Sunday night for the final version. Good luck everyone. Let's ship this thing.
For the week Sep. 23-29.
UPDATED: Sunday September 22 9:15 PM ET
|1||Gerrit Cole||HOU||at SEA, at LAA||May not make second start, at minimum it will be truncated|
|2||Patrick Corbin||WAS||vs. PHI, vs. CLE||Second start also in jeopardy, depending on wild card chase|
|3||Noah Syndergaard||NYM||vs. MIA, vs. ATL|
|4||Mike Clevinger||CLE||at CWS, at WAS||Ditto|
|5||Eduardo Rodriguez||BOS||at TEX, vs. BAL||Chance at 20 wins with two victories|
|6||Madison Bumgarner||SF||vs. COL, vs. LAD|
|7||Sonny Gray||CIN||vs. MIL, at PIT|
|8||Jacob deGrom||NYM||vs. MIA|