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Week 9 Starting Pitcher Rankings for Fantasy Baseball

There’s long been a debate about how much a starting pitcher’s matchup(s) any given week should dictate lineup decisions for a fantasy manager. While we subscribe to the adage of never benching your star players, when healthy, matchups still play an important factor for the majority of other pitchers. For those pitchers with two starts in a week, there are often different scores for each matchup but the range is never more than one or two points different on the 1 – 10 rating scale. End of day, a pitcher has their talents and the ballpark or opponent lineup will only impact the potential outcomes to a certain extent. That’s why we provide our start confidence ranking for every pitcher matchup in our weekly starting pitcher rankings below.

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Starting Pitcher Rankings for Week 9 (5/20 – 5/26)

RnkPitcherTeamOppConfidence Level
1Freddy PeraltaMIL@MIA9
2Zac GallenARIMIA8
3Corbin BurnesBAL@STL/@CWS8 (STL=7 & @CWS=9)
4Shota ImanagaCHC@STL8
5Tarik SkubalDET@KCR8
6Framber ValdezHOULAA8
7Justin VerlanderHOU@OAK8
8Cole RagansKCRDET8
9George KirbySEA@WSH8
10Jordan MontgomeryARIMIA7
11Reynaldo LopezATL@PIT7
12Reese OlsonDET@KCR/TOR7 (both matchups)
13Jack FlahertyDETTOR7
14Cristian JavierHOULAA7
15Seth LugoKCR@TBR7
16Tyler GlasnowLADARI7
17Yoshinobu YamamotoLAD@CIN7
18Pablo LopezMIN@WSH/TEX7 (@WSH=8 & TEX=6)
19Joe RyanMIN@WSH7
20Carlos RodonNYY@SDP7
21Zack WheelerTEXTEX7
22Jared JonesSFGSFG7
23Paul SkenesSFGSFG7
24Logan WebbSFG@PIT/@NYM7 (both matchups)
25Logan GilbertSEA@NYY/@WSH7 (@NYY=6 & @WSH=8)
26Ryan PepiotTBRBOS7
27Jose BerriosTORCWS7
28Chris BassittTORCWS7
29Kevin GausmanTOR@DET7
30Chris SaleATLSDP/@PIT6 (SDP=5 & @PIT=7)
31Max FriedATL@CHC6
32John MeansBAL@CWS6
33Dean KremerBAL@CWS6
34Garrett CrochetCWS@TOR/BAL6 (@TOR=7 & BAL=5)
35Triston McKenzieCLENYM6
36Tanner BibeeCLE@LAA6
37Hunter BrownHOULAA6
38Jose UrquidyHOU@OAK6
39Michael WachaKCRDET/@TBR6 ((both matchups)
40Brady SingerKCR@TBR6
41Simeon Woods RichardsonMIN@WSH6
42Sean ManaeaNYMSFG6
43Clarke SchmidtNYYSEA/@SDP6 (both matchups)
44Aaron NolaTEX@COL6
45Sonny GraySTLBAL/CHC6 (both matchups)
46Dylan CeaseSDP@ATL/NYY6 (both matchups)
47Blake SnellSFG@PIT6
48Jordan HicksSFG@NYM6
49Luis CastilloSEA@NYY6
50Zack LittellTBRBOS6
51Zach EflinTBRKCR6
52Yusei KikuchiTORCWS6
53Kyle BradishBAL@STL/ @CWS5 (both matchups)
54Cole IrvinBAL@STL5
55Tanner HouckBOS@TBR/MIL5 (both matchups)
56Garrett WhitlockBOS@TBR5
57Brayan BelloBOS@TBR5
58Kutter CrawfordBOSMIL5
59Nick PivettaBOSMIL5
60Javier AssadCHCATL/@STL5 (ATL=4 & @STL=6)
61Erick FeddeCWS@TOR/BAL5 (@TOR=6 & BAL=4)
62Andrew AbbottCINSDP/LAD5 (SDP=6 & LAD=4)
63Logan AllenCLE@LAA5
64Casey MizeDET@KCR5
65Matt ManningDETTOR5
66Ronel BlancoHOU@OAK5
67Alec MarshKCRDET5
68Ryan WeathersMIAMIL/@ARI5 (both matchups)
69Jesus LuzardoMIAMIL5
70Braxton GarrettMIA@ARI5
71Bryse WilsonMIL@BOS5
72Colin ReaMIL@BOS5
73Bailey OberMINTEX5
74Tylor MegillNYM@CLE/SFG5 (both matchups)
75Christian ScottNYM@CLE5
76Luis SeverinoNYMSFG5
77Nestor CortesNYYSEA5
78Luis GilNYYSEA5
79Ranger SuarezTEXTEX/@COL5 (both matchups)
80Michael KingSDP@CIN/NYY5 (both matchups)
81Yu DarvishSDP@CIN5
82Kyle HarrisonSFG@PIT5
83Keaton WinnSFG@NYM5
84Bryan WooSEA@NYY/@WSH5 (@NYY=4 & @WSH=6)
85Taj BradleyTBRBOS5
86Jon GrayTEX@PHI5
87Mitchell ParkerWSHMIN5
88MacKenzie GoreWSHSEA5
89Trevor WilliamsWSHSEA5
90Ryne NelsonARI@LAD4
91Charlie MortonATL@CHC/@PIT4 (@CHC= 3 & @PIT=5)
92Justin SteeleCHCATL4
93Jameson TaillonCHC@STL4
94Nick MartinezCINSDP4
95Frankie MontasCINSDP4
96Hunter GreeneCINLAD4
97Ben LivelyCLENYM/@LAA4 (NYM=3 & @LAA=5)
98Carlos CarrascoCLENYM4
99Ryan FeltnerCOL@OAK4
100Patrick SandovalLAACLE4
101Jose SorianoLAACLE4
102Gavin StoneLADARI4
103James PaxtonLAD@CIN4
104Walker BuehlerLAD@CIN4
105Trevor RogersMIAMIL4
106Robert GasserMIL@MIA4
107Chris PaddackMINTEX4
108Jose QuintanaNYM@CLE4
109Marcus StromanNYYSEA/@SDP4 (both matchups)
110Cristopher SanchezTEX@COL4
111Bailey FalterSFGATL4
112Mitch KellerSFGATL4
113Lance LynnSTLBAL4
114Miles MikolasSTLCHC4
115Matt WaldronSDP@CIN4
116Joe MusgroveSDPNYY4
117Bryce MillerSEA@NYY4
118Aaron CivaleTBRKCR4
119Michael LorenzenTEX@MIN4
120Alek ManoahTOR@DET4
121Jake IrvinWSHMIN4
122Slade CecconiARI@LAD/MIA3 (@LAD=2 & MIA=4)
123Brandon PfaadtARI@LAD3
124Bryce ElderATL@CHC3
125Kyle HendricksCHCATL3
126Mike ClevingerCWS@TOR3
127Brad KellerCWSBAL3
128Chris FlexenCWSBAL3
129Graham AshcraftCINLAD3
130Cal QuantrillCOL@OAK/PHI3 (@OAK=4 & PHI=2)
131Austin GomberCOL@OAK3
132Reid DetmersLAA@HOU/CLE3 (@HOU=2 & CLE=4)
133Griffin CanningLAA@HOU3
134Tyler AndersonLAA@HOU3
135Sixto SanchezMIA@ARI3
136Joe RossMIL@MIA/@BOS3 (@MIA=4 & @BOS=2)
137Kyle MullerOAKCOL3
138Taijuan WalkerTEXTEX3
139Martin PerezSFGSFG/ATL3 (SFG=4 & ATL=2)
140Kyle GibsonSTLBAL3
141Matthew LiberatoreSTLCHC3
142Andrew HeaneyTEX@PHI3
143Jose UrenaTEX@PHI3
144Patrick CorbinWSHMIN3
145Ty BlachCOLPHI2
146Aaron BrooksOAKCOL/HOU2 (COL=3 & HOU=1)
147Joey EstesOAKCOL2
148JP SearsOAKHOU2
149Dakota HudsonCOLPHI1
150Ross StriplingOAKHOU1

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