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Starting Pitcher Power Rankings: September 20, 2021

Hello everybody. The last time I published a starting pitcher power rankings post was August 4th, so it’s been quite a while. Blame the combination of my computer struggling and my semester beginning for that. With these rankings having gone unpublished for about two months, obviously, there has been a lot of movement within the list. To that end, I will include each pitcher’s ranking from the early-August article for comparison. As a reminder, these power rankings are based upon a pitcher’s statistics from just 2021, and they are not predictive. This is a formulaic measure of how a pitcher has performed, not how well they will perform.

Author’s Note: All stats are prior to play on Friday, September 17

RankNameScoreAug. 4
1Corbin Burnes65.23 (2)
2Zack Wheeler59.92 (▲/▼0)
3Gerrit Cole53.65 (2)
4Max Scherzer53.116 (12)
5Walker Buehler50.26 (1)
6Brandon Woodruff48.84 (2)
7Robbie Ray48.120 (13)
8Kevin Gausman47.17 (1)
9Jacob deGrom47.11 (8)
10Nathan Eovaldi42.913 (3)
11Sandy Alcantara41.729 (18)
12Adam Wainwright41.336 (24)
13Charlie Morton41.125 (12)
14Carlos Rodón40.98 (6)
15Julio Urías40.822 (7)
16Freddy Peralta37.89 (7)
17Lance Lynn37.112 (5)
18Marcus Stroman36.830 (12)
19Logan Webb35.3NR (DNQ*)
20Joe Musgrove34.918 (2)
21Germán Márquez34.210 (11)
22José Berríos33.827 (5)
23Lance McCullers Jr.33.432 (9)
24Lucas Giolito33.321 (3)
25Aaron Nola33.128 (3)
26Chris Bassitt32.519 (7)
27Trevor Rogers31.911 (16)
28Tyler Mahle31.839 (11)
29Frankie Montas31.641 (12)
30Clayton Kershaw30.415 (15)
*Did not have enough innings to qualify

Sean Huff

Sean is a psychology major and mathematics minor in his senior year at Fordham College at Rose Hill. He is a lifelong baseball fan with a nominal affinity for the Phillies. You can follow him on Twitter at @srhkthew2 for occasional comments on baseball and assorted esoterica.

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