Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flaherty will get you everywhere

Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Flaherty will get you everywhere

This article is part of our Weekly Pitcher Rankings series.

We're looking at the quietest week since the break, and one of the quietest of the season. The schedule consists of only 90 games (no doubleheaders) with only Tuesday, Friday and Saturday featuring full slates. In addition, there is a potential hurricane expected to touch down in the Northeast early in the week, though the Yankees will be on the road and the Mets and Red Sox don't play at home until Tuesday.

As for the two-start options, they're sparse. The lack of top options can benefit head-to-head leagues since teams won't get twice the fun from their aces. That said, a couple of changes since the first run have fortified the top-10 as Corbin Burnes picked up a second start, pushing him past Jack Flaherty while Sunday's rainout in Fenway Park give Nathan Eovaldi an extra turn.

As is the custom, the schedule is culled from the Projected Starters grid, so please direct all scheduling inquiries over there. As always, I'll gladly address all rankings questions below.

UPDATED: Sunday August 22 11:20 PM ET

Week of Aug. 23-29

Mixed

RankPitcherTMOPPComments
1Corbin BurnesMILCIN, @MIN 
2Jack FlahertySTLDET, @PITPitched well since returning and should continue with a pair of softer matchups
3Zack GreinkeHOUKC, @TEX 
4Lance LynnCWS@TOR, CHCSemi-hot take: Lynn not the clubhouse leader for the AL Cy Young
5Julio UriasLAD@SD, COL 
6Jose BerriosTORCWS, @DET 
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