Complete SP Rankings: Week 3

USA TODAY Sports

Brian Creagh ranks all starting pitchers slated to take the bump in Week 3.

Rank

Player

First Opponent

Location

Second Opponent

Location

Last Week's Ranking

1

Clayton Kershaw

Tyson Ross

LAD

2

2

Justin Verlander

Garrett Richards

@LAA

4

3

Stephen Strasburg

Dillon Gee

@NYM

6

4

Cliff Lee

Bronson Arroyo

@CIN

Lance Lynn

PHI

18

5

Matt Cain

Yovani Gallardo

@MIL

5

6

Madison Bumgarner

Edinson Volquez

SF

1

7

David Price

Miguel Gonzalez

@BAL

12

8

Jordan Zimmermann

Wade LeBlanc

@MIA

Aaron Laffey

@NYM

32

9

Adam Wainwright

Cole Hamels

@PHI

15

10

Gio Gonzalez

Jeremy Hefner

@NYM

17

11

Kris Medlen

Jeremy Guthrie

ATL

Jonathan Sanchez

@PIT

26

12

Matt Harvey

Jhoulys Chacin

@COL

10

13

Yu Darvish

Carlos Villanueva

@CHC

3

14

Jake Peavy

Scott Diamond

CHW

11

15

Cole Hamels

Adam Wainwright

PHI

7

16

James Shields

Clay Buchholz

@BOS

16

17

Felix Hernandez

Doug Fister

SEA

14

18

CC Sabathia

Patrick Corbin

NYY

19

19

Jon Lester

Zach McAllister

@CLE

35

20

Jeff Samardzija

Marco Estrada

@MIL

21

21

Derek Holland

Travis Wood

@CHC

Aaron Harang

TEX

60

22

Mat Latos

Kevin Slowey

CIN

33

23

Matt Moore

Chris Tillman

@BAL

30

24

Chris Sale

R.A. Dickey

@TOR

13

25

Anibal Sanchez

C.J. Wilson

@LAA

22

26

R.A. Dickey

Chris Sale

TOR

20

27

Jarrod Parker

Jeremy Hellickson

@TB

23

28

Mike Minor

Wade Davis

ATL

24

29

Johnny Cueto

Jose Fernandez

CIN

25

30

Max Scherzer

Hisashi Iwakuma

@SEA

46

31

Jonathon Niese

Jon Garland

@COL

32

Brett Anderson

Alex Cobb

@TB

28

33

Justin Masterson

Alfredo Aceves

CLE

50

34

Ian Kennedy

Jorge de la Rosa

@COL

31

35

Yovani Gallardo

Matt Cain

MIL

27

36

C.J. Wilson

Anibal Sanchez

LAA

34

37

Jason Hammel

Hyun-Jin Ryu

BAL

36

38

Doug Fister

Felix Hernandez

@SEA

37

39

Trevor Cahill

Juan Nicasio

@COL

39

40

Hiroki Kuroda

Mark Buehrle

@TOR

40

41

Marco Estrada

Jeff Samardzija

MIL

41

42

Brandon Morrow

Phil Hughes

TOR

42

43

Alexi Ogando

Joe Saunders

TEX

43

44

Tim Hudson

Wandy Rodriguez

@PIT

44

45

A.J. Burnett

Shelby Miller

PIT

38

46

Hisashi Iwakuma

Max Scherzer

SEA

47

47

Shelby Miller

A.J. Burnett

@PIT

92

48

Ricky Nolasco

Ross Detwiler

MIA

49

49

Kyle Lohse

Ryan Vogelsong

MIL

61

50

Jaime Garcia

Roy Halladay

@PHI

69

51

Jeremy Guthrie

Kris Medlen

@ATL

Felix Doubront

@BOS

84

52

Tim Lincecum

Clayton Richard

SF

51

53

Alex Cobb

Brett Anderson

TB

64

54

Ryan Vogelsong

Kyle Lohse

@MIL

55

55

Paul Maholm

James McDonald

@PIT

63

56

Bud Norris

Bartolo Colon

@OAK

57

57

Barry Zito

Wily Peralta

@MIL

Eric Stults

SF

91

58

Josh Johnson

Dylan Axelrod

TOR

Andy Pettitte

TOR

58

59

Clay Buchholz

James Shields

BOS

62

60

Homer Bailey

Kyle Kendrick

CIN

Alex Sanabia

CIN

65

61

Jeremy Hellickson

Ryan Dempster

@BOS

Jarrod Parker

TB

71

62

Rick Porcello

Aaron Harang

@SEA

Joe Blanton

@LAA

53

63

Wade Davis

Mike Minor

@ATL

73

64

Josh Beckett

Wei-Yin Chen

@BAL

67

65

Wei-Yin Chen

Josh Beckett

BAL

68

66

Andy Pettitte

Brandon McCarthy

NYY

Josh Johnson

@TOR

74

67

Jose Fernandez

Johnny Cueto

@CIN

136

68

James McDonald

Lance Lynn

PIT

Paul Maholm

PIT

78

69

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Jason Hammel

@BAL

79

70

Carlos Villanueva

Yu Darvish

CHC

117

71

Tommy Milone

Erik Bedard

OAK

Roberto Hernandez

@TB

86

98

Edinson Volquez

Madison Bumgarner

@SF

48

73

Dan Haren

Alex Sanabia

@MIA

59

74

Ubaldo Jimenez

Felix Doubront

CLE

Erik Bedard

@HOU

72

75

Dillon Gee

Stephen Strasburg

NYM

75

76

Ross Detwiler

Ricky Nolasco

@MIA

85

77

Mark Buehrle

Gavin Floyd

TOR

Hiroki Kuroda

TOR

76

78

Wade Miley

Ivan Nova

@NYY

77

79

Ervin Santana

Ryan Dempster

@BOS

70

80

Jason Vargas

Liam Hendriks

@MIN

99

81

A.J. Griffin

Brad Peacock

OAK

104

82

Gavin Floyd

Mark Buehrle

@TOR

Kevin Correia

CHW

80

83

Brandon McCarthy

Andy Pettitte

@NYY

Jeff Francis

@COL

81

84

Jake Westbrook

Jonathan Sanchez

@PIT

Kyle Kendrick

@PHI

96

85

Wily Peralta

Barry Zito

MIL

Travis Wood

MIL

82

86

Bronson Arroyo

Cliff Lee

CIN

Wade LeBlanc

CIN

83

87

Ryan Dempster

Jeremy Hellickson

BOS

Ervin Santana

BOS

88

88

Lance Lynn

James McDonald

@PIT

Cliff Lee

@PHI

90

89

Julio Teheran

Jeff Locke

@PIT

102

90

Patrick Corbin

CC Sabathia

@NYY

116

91

Zach McAllister

Jon Lester

CLE

101

92

Clayton Richard

Tim Lincecum

@SF

87

93

Jose Quintana

J.A. Happ

@TOR

89

94

Roberto Hernandez

Jake Arrieta

@BAL

Tommy Milone

TB

120

95

Wandy Rodriguez

Tim Hudson

PIT

95

96

Vance Worley

Tommy Hanson

MIN

54

97

Roy Halladay

Jaime Garcia

PHI

52

98

Jhoulys Chacin

Matt Harvey

COL

56

99

Kevin Correia

Gavin Floyd

@CHW

93

100

Felix Doubront

Ubaldo Jimenez

@CLE

Jeremy Guthrie

BOS

98

101

Joe Blanton

Mike Pelfrey

@MIN

Rick Porcello

LAA

103

102

Erik Bedard

Tommy Milone

@OAK

Ubaldo Jimenez

HOU

105

103

Phil Hughes

Brandon Morrow

@TOR

106

104

Chris Capuano

Jason Marquis

LAD

105

Miguel Gonzalez

David Price

BAL

108

106

Tyson Ross

Clayton Kershaw

@LAD

109

107

Ivan Nova

Wade Miley

NYY

110

108

Kyle Kendrick

Homer Bailey

@CIN

Jake Westbrook

PHI

111

109

Eric Stults

Chad Billingsley

@LAD

Barry Zito

@SF

112

110

Chad Billingsley

Eric Stults

LAD

Jake Arrieta

@BAL

113

111

Travis Wood

Derek Holland

CHC

Wily Peralta

@MIL

114

112

Bartolo Colon

Bud Norris

OAK

139

113

Juan Nicasio

Jeremy Hefner

COL

Trevor Cahill

COL

115

114

Lucas Harrell

Brett Myers

HOU

129

115

J.A. Happ

Jose Quintana

TOR

131

116

Brad Peacock

A.J. Griffin

@OAK

140

117

Jonathan Sanchez

Jake Westbrook

PIT

Kris Medlen

PIT

142

118

Jake Arrieta

Roberto Hernandez

BAL

Chad Billingsley

BAL

118

119

Liam Hendriks

Jason Vargas

MIN

119

120

Scott Feldman

Justin Grimm

CHC

121

121

Mike Leake

John Lannan

CIN

122

122

Chris Tillman

Matt Moore

BAL

123

123

Tommy Hanson

Vance Worley

@MIN

124

124

Brett Myers

Lucas Harrell

@HOU

125

125

Jorge de la Rosa

Ian Kennedy

COL

126

126

John Lannan

Mike Leake

@CIN

127

127

Wade LeBlanc

Jordan Zimmermann

MIA

Bronson Arroyo

@CIN

141

128

Aaron Harang

Rick Porcello

SEA

Derek Holland

@TEX

129

Brandon Maurer

Nick Tepesch

@TEX

94

130

Jason Marquis

Chris Capuano

@LAD

128

131

Mike Pelfrey

Joe Blanton

MIN

Dylan Axelrod

@CHW

130

132

Joe Saunders

Alexi Ogando

@TEX

132

133

Kevin Slowey

Mat Latos

@CIN

133

134

Dylan Axelrod

Josh Johnson

@TOR

Mike Pelfrey

CHW

134

135

Jeremy Hefner

Juan Nicasio

@COL

Gio Gonzalez

NYM

135

136

Jeff Francis

Aaron Laffey

COL

Brandon McCarthy

COL

138

137

Jon Garland

Jonathon Niese

COL

143

138

Nick Tepesch

Brandon Maurer

TEX

144

139

Jeff Locke

Julio Teheran

PIT

148

140

Alex Sanabia

Dan Haren

MIA

Homer Bailey

@CIN

149

141

Aaron Laffey

Jeff Francis

@COL

Jordan Zimmermann

NYM

142

Scott Diamond

Jake Peavy

@CHW

143

Alfredo Aceves

Justin Masterson

@CLE

144

Garrett Richards

Justin Verlander

LAA

145

Justin Grimm

Scott Feldman

@CHC

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