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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Aug 27

Wednesday gives us 29 starters as of this writing with Seattle’s pitcher still TBD, and this time we see some big names near the top. As for the rest, let’s turn to the rankings!

  • Drew Pomeranz gets the start for Oakland against the Astros. He’ll face Brad Peacock, which represents a great shot at the win. Houston is solid against lefties, but there’s still massive upside here.
  • Zack Wheeler rates very highly against the Braves, a team he’s faced three times with incrementally better performances each time culminating in a 6.1 IP effort with 1 ER allowed despite five walks. Wheeler has gone 10 straight starts allowing 3 ER or less, and he’s allowed 2 ER or less in nine of them, so he’s on a major roll. I like him here given Atlanta’s high-K ways, but there’s obvious blow-up potential should the Braves convert some of their power into long balls.
  • The Dodgers struggle against LHP and they’ll draw Wade Miley. I’d start Miley here in 12 team leagues or deeper.

For Tuesday’s rankings, click here.

For an explanation of how these rankings were calculated, click here.

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How to Read These Rankings

  • Stmr: Projected ROS ERA from Steamer
  • Rating: 100 is average and higher is better
  • IP/K/ERA/WHIP: Projected stats for the game in question
  • W%/L%: Likelihood of the SP picking up a Win or Loss
  • PTS: Projected points total in points leagues

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About the author: Bryan is the co-founder of Baseball Professor and works as a consultant specializing in operational metrics and efficiency analysis. When he’s not working, blogging, or tending to basic human needs, he enjoys pondering the vastness of the universe, rewatching episodes of Breaking Bad, and avoiding snakes. (@BaseballProf)

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