Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 10/13/14
Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your league does!Saturday’s rankings bring us an awkward sight — Tyson Ross and Nathan Eovaldi ahead of Justin Verlander. What makes this especially odd to look at is knowing that I had the power to fudge the numbers…and I didn’t want to. No, the integrity of these rankings was too important to me, and, honestly, I don’t even think I disagree with what they say. Sure, I’d feel much safer starting Verlander over either Ross or Eovaldi on Saturday, but these rankings aren’t about comfort, they’re about real-life results. We’ll have to wait until Saturday night to see what the results are.Corey Kluber is back. There’s no “returning from length DL stay” factor in the ratings, but a home start against the Mets sounds good to me.I haven’t been a believer in Tyler Chatwood this year, but he gets to pitch in PETCO Saturday against the Pads.Matt Cain checks in at 16th in a home start, which is very unusual to see.
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