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Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, Sep 3

Wednesday gives us a disappointing slate of starters with just 11 pitchers rating league average or better (plus another right there at 99.9) and only two big name fantasy starters (the guys at the top).

  • Last time out against the Nationals, Felix Hernandez was blasted for four home runs. Harold Reynolds of MLB Tonight thinks Hernandez has some sort of injury. I don’t like speculating injury and Hernandez’s velocity showed no signs of decline, so I’ll chalk it up to a bad start and move on. He could be hurt but how are you not starting him here?
  • Andrew Cashner has a disappointing spot in the rankings (he’s the guy at 99.9) in his start against the Diamondbacks. I like him more than Steamer does; they project a 3.87 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 7.16 K/9. The WHIP and Ks seem about right, but I’m banking on a better ERA.
  • Lower in the rankings, I like Tom Koehler against the Mets for a sneaky-good outing.

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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