Complete SP Rankings: Week 9

Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE

Brian Creagh ranks all SPs targeted to pitch in Week 9

Rank

Player

First Opponent

Location

Second Opponent

Location

Last Week's Ranking

1

Matt Harvey

Hiroki Kuroda

NYY

Kevin Slowey

NYM

8

2

Adam Wainwright

James Shields

STL

Madison Bumgarner

SF

4

3

Yu Darvish

Trevor Cahill

TEX

James Shields

KC

9

4

Justin Verlander

Francisco Liriano

PIT

Jason Hammel

DET

11

5

Clay Buchholz

Tyler Cloyd

PHI

Phil Hughes

BOS

17

6

Cliff Lee

Ryan Dempster

PHI

Wily Peralta

MIL

2

7

Matt Moore

Ricky Nolasco

TB

29

8

Clayton Kershaw

Jon Garland

LAD

1

9

Stephen Strasburg

Julio Teheran

WAS

3

10

Jordan Zimmermann

Chris Tillman

WAS

14

11

Anibal Sanchez

A.J. Burnett

DET

13

12

Jake Peavy

Travis Wood

CHW

6

13

Shelby Miller

Matt Cain

SF

5

14

Jon Lester

Jonathan Pettibone

BOS

18

15

Chris Sale

Edwin Jackson

CHC

Jarrod Parker

CHW

25

16

Mat Latos

Zach McAllister

CLE

Jeanmar Gomez

CIN

20

17

Madison Bumgarner

Dan Straily

SF

Adam Wainwright

SF

7

18

Gio Gonzalez

Jason Hammel

BAL

Tim Hudson

WAS

19

19

Max Scherzer

Miguel Gonzalez

DET

24

20

CC Sabathia

Felix Doubront

BOS

12

21

Johnny Cueto

Wandy Rodriguez

CIN

23

22

Patrick Corbin

Matt Garza

ARI

32

23

Mike Minor

R.A. Dickey

TOR

30

24

Felix Hernandez

Andrew Cashner

SEA

10

25

Jeff Samardzija

Jose Quintana

CHC

Ian Kennedy

ARI

38

26

Jose Fernandez

Jake Odorizzi

MIA

Jonathon Niese

NYM

27

C.J. Wilson

Zack Greinke

LAA

Bud Norris

HOU

34

28

Zack Greinke

C.J. Wilson

LAA

Jhoulys Chacin

LAD

21

29

Lance Lynn

Luis Mendoza

KC

41

30

Hisashi Iwakuma

Kevin Correia

SEA

54

31

Kris Medlen

Sean Nolin

TOR

22

32

James Shields

Adam Wainwright

STL

Yu Darvish

KC

15

33

Cole Hamels

Yovani Gallardo

MIL

16

34

Homer Bailey

Scott Kazmir

CIN

31

35

Derek Holland

Wade Miley

ARI

26

36

Travis Wood

Jake Peavy

CHW

53

37

Yovani Gallardo

Cole Hamels

MIL

37

38

Doug Fister

Jeff Locke

DET

42

39

Marco Estrada

Samuel Deduno

MIL

52

40

Jeremy Hellickson

Kevin Slowey

MIA

Zach McAllister

TB

49

41

Trevor Cahill

Yu Darvish

TEX

Edwin Jackson

ARI

27

42

Paul Maholm

Brandon Morrow

ATL

Ross Detwiler

WAS

45

43

Ryan Dempster

Cliff Lee

PHI

Hiroki Kuroda

BOS

44

44

A.J. Burnett

Anibal Sanchez

DET

28

45

Matt Cain

Shelby Miller

SF

33

46

A.J. Griffin

Barry Zito

OAK

47

47

Scott Feldman

John Danks

CHW

59

48

Chris Tillman

Jordan Zimmermann

WAS

57

49

Phil Hughes

Jonathon Niese

NYY

Clay Buchholz

BOS

55

50

Ian Kennedy

Martin Perez

TEX

Jeff Samardzija

ARI

48

51

Jarrod Parker

TBA

SF

Chris Sale

CHW

51

52

Matt Garza

Patrick Corbin

ARI

82

53

Hiroki Kuroda

Matt Harvey

NYY

Ryan Dempster

BOS

39

54

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Joe Blanton

LAA

Jorge de la Rosa

LAD

35

55

Brandon McCarthy

Justin Grimm

ARI

50

56

Alex Cobb

Corey Kluber

TB

40

57

Justin Masterson

Bronson Arroyo

CIN

43

58

Zach McAllister

Mat Latos

CLE

Jeremy Hellickson

TB

58

59

Dan Straily

Madison Bumgarner

SF

Jose Quintana

CHW

64

60

Andrew Cashner

Felix Hernandez

SEA

70

61

Jeremy Guthrie

Michael Wacha

KC

46

62

Bronson Arroyo

Justin Masterson

CIN

61

63

Jason Hammel

Gio Gonzalez

BAL

Justin Verlander

DET

62

64

John Lackey

Kyle Kendrick

BOS

66

65

Ricky Nolasco

Matt Moore

TB

63

66

Jose Quintana

Jeff Samardzija

CHC

Dan Straily

CHW

71

67

Tim Hudson

Mark Buehrle

ATL

Gio Gonzalez

WAS

65

68

Edwin Jackson

Chris Sale

CHC

Trevor Cahill

ARI

67

69

Wandy Rodriguez

Johnny Cueto

CIN

72

70

Ross Detwiler

Kevin Gausman

BAL

Paul Maholm

WAS

68

71

Wade Miley

Derek Holland

ARI

69

72

Kevin Gausman

Ross Detwiler

BAL

Rick Porcello

DET

73

R.A. Dickey

Mike Minor

TOR

56

74

Ervin Santana

Tyler Lyons

STL

TBA

KC

75

75

Michael Wacha

Jeremy Guthrie

KC

76

Juan Nicasio

Lucas Harrell

HOU

87

77

Julio Teheran

Stephen Strasburg

WAS

89

78

John Danks

Scott Feldman

CHW

79

Jonathon Niese

Phil Hughes

NYY

Jose Fernandez

NYM

80

Jake Odorizzi

Jose Fernandez

MIA

Ubaldo Jimenez

TB

76

81

Tim Lincecum

Tommy Milone

OAK

77

82

Tommy Milone

Tim Lincecum

OAK

79

83

Mike Leake

Ubaldo Jimenez

CLE

Francisco Liriano

CIN

80

84

Barry Zito

A.J. Griffin

OAK

84

85

Felix Doubront

CC Sabathia

BOS

86

86

Jonathan Pettibone

Jon Lester

BOS

88

87

Nick Tepesch

Wade Davis

KC

91

88

Brandon Maurer

Edinson Volquez

SD

Scott Diamond

SEA

92

89

Tom Koehler

Roberto Hernandez

TB

102

90

Wade Davis

Nick Tepesch

KC

74

91

Dan Haren

Freddy Garcia

WAS

78

92

Rick Porcello

Jeanmar Gomez

PIT

Kevin Gausman

DET

81

93

Scott Kazmir

Homer Bailey

CIN

90

94

Shaun Marcum

Alex Sanabia

NYM

104

95

Bud Norris

Jhoulys Chacin

COL

C.J. Wilson

HOU

93

96

Jorge de la Rosa

Jordan Lyles

COL

Hyun-Jin Ryu

LAD

101

97

TBA

Aaron Harang

SD

Mark Buehrle

TOR

98

Tyler Lyons

Ervin Santana

STL

TBA

SF

99

Dylan Axelrod

Bartolo Colon

CHW

94

100

Dillon Gee

Vidal Nuno

NYM

96

101

Kevin Slowey

Jeremy Hellickson

MIA

Matt Harvey

NYM

98

102

Kyle Kendrick

John Lackey

BOS

99

103

Joe Blanton

Hyun-Jin Ryu

LAA

Jordan Lyles

HOU

103

104

Aaron Harang

TBA

SD

Mike Pelfrey

SEA

108

105

Roberto Hernandez

Tom Koehler

TB

109

106

David Phelps

Jeremy Hefner

NYM

111

107

Jason Vargas

Chris Capuano

LAD

114

108

Corey Kluber

Alex Cobb

TB

117

109

Jhoulys Chacin

Bud Norris

COL

Zack Greinke

LAD

118

110

Martin Perez

Ian Kennedy

TEX

James Shields

KC

110

Eric Stults

Joe Saunders

SEA

123

111

Tyler Chatwood

Erik Bedard

HOU

145

112

Sean Nolin

Kris Medlen

TOR

113

Jeff Locke

Doug Fister

DET

95

114

Brandon Morrow

Paul Maholm

ATL

TBA

TOR

105

115

Bartolo Colon

Dylan Axelrod

CHW

107

116

Ubaldo Jimenez

Mike Leake

CLE

Jake Odorizzi

TB

110

117

Mark Buehrle

Tim Hudson

ATL

Edinson Volquez

TOR

112

118

Francisco Liriano

Justin Verlander

PIT

Mike Leake

CIN

113

119

Kevin Correia

Hisashi Iwakuma

SEA

119

120

Mike Pelfrey

Wily Peralta

MIN

Aaron Harang

SEA

124

121

Chris Capuano

Jason Vargas

LAD

137

122

Chad Jenkins

Jason Marquis

TOR

141

123

Mike Fiers

P.J. Walters

MIL

124

Justin Grimm

Brandon McCarthy

ARI

106

125

Wily Peralta

Mike Pelfrey

MIN

Tyler Cloyd

MIL

116

126

Lucas Harrell

Juan Nicasio

HOU

120

127

Joe Saunders

Eric Stults

SEA

125

128

Jeremy Hefner

David Phelps

NYM

126

129

Vidal Nuno

Dillon Gee

NYM

127

130

Jon Garland

Clayton Kershaw

LAD

131

131

Samuel Deduno

Marco Estrada

MIL

132

Jerome Williams

Dallas Keuchel

HOU

136

133

Jordan Lyles

Jorge de la Rosa

COL

Joe Blanton

HOU

138

134

Jason Marquis

Chad Jenkins

TOR

149

135

Ted Lilly

Billy Buckner

LAD

136

Freddy Garcia

Dan Haren

WAS

128

137

Scott Diamond

Alfredo Figaro

MIN

Brandon Maurer

SEA

132

138

Alex Sanabia

Shaun Marcum

NYM

135

139

Dallas Keuchel

Jerome Williams

HOU

140

140

Billy Buckner

Ted Lilly

LAD

141

Tyler Cloyd

Clay Buchholz

PHI

Wily Peralta

MIL

142

Luis Mendoza

Lance Lynn

KC

129

143

Jeanmar Gomez

Rick Porcello

PIT

Mat Latos

CIN

130

144

Erik Bedard

Tyler Chatwood

HOU

133

145

Miguel Gonzalez

Max Scherzer

DET

143

146

Alfredo Figaro

Scott Diamond

MIN

147

P.J. Walters

Mike Fiers

MIL

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