This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.
The chaos continues. Unfortunately, not only are these preliminary rankings subject to change, the entire season is in jeopardy, depending on how things play out the rest of the weekend.
Hopefully, the games will go on as it lines up to be a great week for two-start pitchers. In fact, 20 of the top 21 pitchers hurlers are slated for a pair, with only Max Scherzer on tap for one.
We should know more by Sunday night's update, but the Cardinals probables are completely up in the air. Along those lines, I'm happy to address specific rankings in the discussion below. However, please direct rotation inquiries to the Projected Starters Grid.
For the Week of August 3 - August 9
UPDATED: Monday August 3, 12:05 AM ET
|1||Gerrit Cole||NYY||PHI, @TB|
|2||Jacob deGrom||NYM||@ATL, MIA|
|3||Shane Bieber||CLE||@CIN, @CWS||Oddly, continues to give up excess hard contact, but 27 K in 14 IP|
|4||Lance Lynn||TEX||@OAK, LAA||Dominant early, 17 K in 12 IP|
|5||Sonny Gray||CIN||CLE, @MIL||Great start with 20 K in 12.2 IP, tougher competition this week|
|6||Jack Flaherty||STL||@DET, CHC|
|7||Walker Buehler||LAD||@SD, SF|
|8||Lucas Giolito||CWS||@MIL, CLE||The tough early schedule continues|
|9||Mike Soroka||ATL||NYM, @PHI|
|10||Kyle Hendricks||CHC||KC, @STL|
|11||Chris Paddack||SD||LAD, ARI|
|12||Frankie Montas||OAK||@SEA, HOU|