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Fantasy Baseball Top-50 Starting Pitcher Rankings for Week 6 (2022)

May 13, 2022
Corbin Burnes

Corbin Burnes lands in first on the Top 50 starting pitchers for Week 6.

We’ve entered mid-May, and we’re officially six weeks into the Fantasy Baseball season. Funny how fast time flies. There have been plenty of surprises with the lack of offense, the number of prospects being promoted, to some of the early breakouts this season. What we continue to see, though, is excellent pitching and lots of it. Playing the right pitchers is a big part of what can win league titles.

One of the best ways to make sure to do this is to look at a pitcher’s matchups for the following week. You can find who has weaker matchups to potentially stream, bench certain pitchers with difficult matchups, and take advantage of two-start pitchers for that week.

I’m here to try and help you figure out those tough pitcher decisions for your daily or weekly lineups by ranking my top 50 pitchers ahead of each week this season. This will not be a pitcher’s ranking for the season but rather how I rank them for that particular week. For example, a pitcher with two starts or who faces a team with a horrible offense will usually get a bump compared to pitchers with bad matchups.

The projected matchups and two-start starting pitchers are from the MLB Probable Pitchers tool on FantasyPros. Make sure to look for this article every weekend and make the necessary adjustments throughout the week with injury list (IL) stints, postponements, and everything in between. Remember, the most active manager is usually the one who gets the best free agents and dramatically increases their chances to win their league!

Let’s look at my top 50 starting pitchers for Week 6.

Top 50 Starting Pitchers for Week 6

  1. Corbin Burnes vs WAS
  2. Max Scherzer vs STL
  3. Gerrit Cole @BAL
  4. Shane McClanahan vs DET
  5. Alek Manoah vs CIN
  6. Walker Buehler @PHI
  7. Dylan Cease (2 starts) @KC & @NYY
  8. Zack Wheeler (2 starts) vs SD & LAD
  9. Freddy Peralta (2 starts) vs ATL & WAS
  10. Kevin Gausman vs SEA
  11. Justin Verlander vs TEX
  12. Carlos Rodon vs SD
  13. Logan Gilbert (2 starts) @TOR & @BOS
  14. Brandon Woodruff vs WAS
  15. Joe Musgrove @SF
  16. Sandy Alcantara vs WAS
  17. Lucas Giolito @KC
  18. Julio Urias @PHI
  19. Miles Mikolas (2 starts) @NYM & @PIT
  20. Shane Bieber vs DET
  21. Shohei Ohtani @TEX
  22. Pablo Lopez vs WAS
  23. Clayton Kershaw vs ARI
  24. Tylor Megill (2 starts) vs STL & @COL
  25. Max Fried @MIL
  26. Logan Webb @COL
  27. Aaron Nola vs LAD
  28. Jesus Luzardo (2 starts) vs WAS & ATL
  29. Robbie Ray @BOS
  30. Nathan Eovaldi (2 starts) vs HOU & vs SEA
  31. Tony Gonsolin (2 starts) vs ARI & @PHI
  32. Chris Bassitt vs STL
  33. Zac Gallen @CHC
  34. Sean Manaea @SF
  35. Eric Lauer vs ATL
  36. Frankie Montas @LAA
  37. Luis Severino (2 starts) @BAL & vs CHW
  38. Nestor Cortes vs CHW
  39. Patrick Sandoval vs OAK
  40. Yusei Kikuchi (2 starts) vs SEA & CIN
  41. Ian Anderson (2 starts) @MIL & @MIA
  42. Drew Rasmussen vs DET
  43. Jose Urquidy (2 starts) @BOS & vs TEX
  44. Jameson Taillon (2 starts) @BAL & vs CHW
  45. Charlie Morton @MIA
  46. Adam Wainwright @PIT
  47. Taijuan Walker (2 starts) vs STL & @COL
  48. Merrill Kelly (2 starts) @LAD & @CHI
  49. Kyle Wright @MIA
  50. Joe Ryan KC

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