Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/10/14
Check out our all new 5-Day Starter Forecaster! Our new tool offers a graphical view of the week’s upcoming starters, ranked according to our matchup ratings formula.Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your leaguemates!The week is nearing its end, so without further ado let’s get to Friday’s starting pitcher rankings. Here are some assorted thoughts on the rankings you see below:Four aces top Friday’s starter rankings, but look who else cracks the top five with a nice matchup against the Astros — it’s Todd Redmond!Gio Gonzalez‘s biggest strength is the K, but he faces the Royals on Friday, who strike out less than everyone else in the league. That causes him to fall to just the 11th-best matchup of the day.Jhoulys Chacin away at Miami rates as league average (100.2) but Chacin has been on roll recently, so I say start with confidence.For Thursday’s rankings, click here.For an in-depth explanation of how these rankings were compiled, click here.RankPitcherH/AOpponentProj. IPProj. ERProj. KGame ERAGame K/9Game Rating1Adam WainwrightHomeBraves7.32.47.72.949.50137.82Chris SaleHomeRangers7.22.36.72.888.39130.03Felix HernandezHomeAngels6.92.47.03.099.23128.74Madison BumgarnerHomePirates6.52.57.33.4610.03124.15Todd RedmondAwayAstros6.22.67.53.8710.90120.06Homer BaileyHomeBrewers6.62.56.23.498.56114.07Ricky NolascoHomeRed Sox6.02.05.13.007.61112.78John LackeyAwayDodgers6.32.35.43.287.69109.79Doug FisterAwayMets6.42.45.63.407.83109.610Ubaldo JimenezHomeTwins5.32.15.83.519.77109.511Gio GonzalezAwayRoyals6.02.35.33.457.83105.612Wade MileyAwayPhillies6.22.55.23.647.46101.913Brad PeacockHomeBlue Jays6.02.34.93.507.40101.814Cole HamelsHomeDiamondbacks6.62.75.13.707.00100.715Martin PerezAwayWhite Sox6.32.34.43.276.35100.716Hiroki KurodaAwayRays6.42.44.63.376.42100.517Jhoulys ChacinAwayMarlins6.52.23.93.065.47100.218Edwin JacksonAwayPadres5.82.55.13.917.9397.119Tom KoehlerHomeRockies6.42.44.33.446.0396.420Wade DavisHomeNationals5.22.24.73.768.2095.921Edinson VolquezHomeCubs5.42.14.33.497.0595.522Bud NorrisHomeAthletics6.02.34.23.476.3495.423Roberto HernandezHomeYankees5.92.64.64.007.0091.724Garrett RichardsAwayMariners6.02.84.84.187.2791.525Carlos TorresHomeTigers6.02.33.73.415.5791.426Kris MedlenAwayCardinals6.22.84.34.156.3087.227Yovani GallardoAwayReds5.62.84.64.487.3986.328Charlie MortonAwayGiants5.72.43.73.815.8885.729Samuel DedunoAwayIndians6.22.84.04.045.8385.630Dan StrailyAwayOrioles5.72.74.24.326.7484.5
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