Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 9/13/13
Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your league does!Yu Darvish at home is head and shoulders above everyone else, but we also see five other elite matchups (players 2 through 6) before we get Carlos Torres against the Marlins. Here are some notes on Saturday’s probables:Jon Lester has pitched much better of late, but he finds himself pitching against a surging Yankees squad. Despite this start coming in at 13th-best with a rating of 105.7, I’d be more inclined to push Lester up to 10th-best.Daisuke Matsuzaka is the other Mets starter to get boosted by the Marlins. If you really need to gamble, this is a great spot to do it.Despite ranking 22nd today, I think we could see a brilliant outing from Ricky Nolasco against the Giants.For Friday’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 Rating1Yu DarvishHomeAthletics6.72.88.53.8211.45140.62Jered WeaverAwayAstros6.42.46.43.438.99124.83Gio GonzalezHomePhillies6.12.56.63.719.71122.04Cole HamelsAwayNationals6.72.76.43.668.61121.15Gerrit ColeHomeCubs6.11.94.62.766.80119.56Homer BaileyAwayBrewers6.62.86.33.838.66118.07Carlos TorresHomeMarlins5.21.74.72.948.07115.58Matt MooreAwayTwins5.82.56.13.919.50114.59Ubaldo JimenezAwayWhite Sox5.52.25.63.629.23113.710Tim LincecumAwayDodgers6.12.65.93.878.59112.411Daisuke MatsuzakaHomeMarlins4.51.54.32.948.65112.012Jacob TurnerAwayMets6.02.14.53.226.74107.613Jon LesterHomeYankees6.42.85.33.957.43105.714Kris MedlenHomePadres6.12.85.44.208.01104.015CC SabathiaAwayRed Sox6.63.45.84.707.95103.316Brett OberholtzerHomeAngels6.72.74.63.576.16103.217Roy OswaltAwayRockies4.32.35.74.8412.02101.218Andre RienzoHomeIndians5.82.44.43.766.8698.219Chris TillmanAwayBlue Jays6.23.15.14.487.3897.120Wade MileyHomeDiamondbacks6.12.43.83.555.5695.021Michael WachaHomeMariners5.92.64.34.026.6794.522Ricky NolascoHomeGiants6.22.94.54.176.4894.023Henderson AlvarezAwayMets5.72.33.73.695.9092.524Ervin SantanaAwayTigers6.63.34.34.465.9189.425Johnny HellwegHomeReds5.42.54.04.166.6789.226Robbie ErlinAwayBraves5.32.84.44.677.4588.527Doug FisterHomeRoyals6.43.14.04.385.6287.028Bartolo ColonAwayRangers6.32.62.73.783.8179.729Esmil RogersHomeRangers5.52.83.34.605.4277.630James PaxtonAwayCardinals6.02.62.53.853.8077.531Andrew AlbersHomeRays6.53.32.64.543.6170.432Scott BakerAwayPirates5.02.21.53.992.6764.5
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