Originally posted 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. WeaverAwayAstros6. GonzalezHomePhillies6. HamelsAwayNationals6. ColeHomeCubs6. BaileyAwayBrewers6. TorresHomeMarlins5. MooreAwayTwins5. JimenezAwayWhite Sox5. LincecumAwayDodgers6. MatsuzakaHomeMarlins4. TurnerAwayMets6. LesterHomeYankees6. MedlenHomePadres6. SabathiaAwayRed Sox6. OberholtzerHomeAngels6. OswaltAwayRockies4. RienzoHomeIndians5. TillmanAwayBlue Jays6. MileyHomeDiamondbacks6. WachaHomeMariners5. NolascoHomeGiants6. AlvarezAwayMets5. SantanaAwayTigers6. HellwegHomeReds5. ErlinAwayBraves5. FisterHomeRoyals6. ColonAwayRangers6. RogersHomeRangers5. PaxtonAwayCardinals6. AlbersHomeRays6. BakerAwayPirates5.
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