Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Get these pitcher ranks a day in advance and grab waiver wire starters before your league does!I’m down 7-5 in my first-round playoff matchup, and it’s been reduced to a battle of sport starters. It’s for these exact scenarios that these Daily SP Rankings have been created! Onto the notes and rankings:Clay Buchholz is back, and he’s number 1. In his first outing earlier this week after a two-month absence, Buchholz picked right back up where he left off — 5 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K and the W on the road at Tampa Bay. He was on a restricted pitch count, but as he builds back strength that won’t be an issue, and he’ll be given a longer leash in Saturday’s start.Randall Delgado pitches at home against the pitiful Rockies without Carlos Gonzalez, and that makes him the day’s 6th-best option. That’s not a fluke or a mistake. Delgado has been sneakily solid this year, and he can provide very good returns in the right matchup.Dillon Gee at home against the Marlins seems undervalued at 15th. I’d be much more bullish on him.For Saturday’s rankings, click here.For an in-depth explanation of how these rankings were compiled, click here.For a 5-day look at the upcoming week in starting pitchers, click here.RankPitcherH/AOpponentProj. IPProj. ERProj. KGame ERAGame K/9Game Rating1Clay BuchholzHomeYankees6.91.67.22.079.51170.92Chris SaleHomeIndians7.22.67.43.209.19139.23Julio TeheranHomePadres6.22.06.22.879.01134.04Francisco LirianoHomeCubs6.22.26.43.169.36129.75Shelby MillerHomeMariners5.62.16.23.3410.06124.36Randall DelgadoHomeRockies6.11.84.52.586.53122.67Max ScherzerHomeRoyals6.73.16.84.189.17118.88David PriceAwayTwins6.93.16.64.058.59118.19Travis WoodAwayPirates6.42.55.63.497.90115.510Yovani GallardoHomeReds5.82.34.83.587.49105.311Ivan NovaAwayRed Sox6.33.25.74.508.07103.212Jordan ZimmermannHomePhillies6.62.95.03.946.85102.313Jerome WilliamsAwayAstros5.52.75.04.448.2197.114Jhoulys ChacinAwayDiamondbacks6.52.74.23.675.7297.115Dillon GeeHomeMarlins6.22.64.33.806.3097.016Zach McAllisterAwayWhite Sox5.62.44.23.866.7995.417Tom KoehlerAwayMets5.62.54.34.006.9594.618Burch SmithAwayBraves3.01.64.94.6714.5393.519Martin PerezHomeAthletics6.32.63.93.815.5892.120Bronson ArroyoAwayBrewers6.42.83.93.935.4190.521Erasmo RamirezAwayCardinals5.93.04.44.566.7389.622Mark BuehrleHomeOrioles6.33.14.04.465.7086.023Miguel GonzalezAwayBlue Jays6.03.14.24.676.1885.724Jarrod ParkerAwayRangers6.32.93.54.135.0284.225Tyler CloydAwayNationals5.52.73.74.476.0983.126Ryan VogelsongAwayDodgers5.42.73.64.576.0080.727Paul ClemensHomeAngels4.62.33.34.456.4378.528Edinson VolquezHomeGiants5.23.03.75.106.3777.529Pedro HernandezHomeRays4.72.22.54.264.8272.330Jeremy GuthrieAwayTigers6.33.42.54.843.5766.9
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