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Fantasy Baseball Top-50 Starting Pitcher Rankings for Week 7 (2022)

May 20, 2022
Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole is No. 1 on the Top 50 SP rankings for Week 7.

Welcome to your top 50 pitchers for Week 7! The fantasy baseball landscape is tricky, with injuries beginning to mount and people turning back into pumpkins after excellent starts. What we continue to see, though, is great 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 7.

Top 50 Starting Pitchers for Week 7

  1. Gerrit Cole (2 starts) vs BAL & @TB
  2. Corbin Burnes (2 starts) @SD & @STL
  3. Shane McClanahan (2 starts) vs MIA & NYY
  4. Walker Buehler (2 starts) @WAS & @ARI
  5. Zack Wheeler (2 starts) @ATL & @NYM
  6. Max Fried (2 starts) vs PHI & MIA
  7. Joe Musgrove vs PIT
  8. Carlos Rodon @CIN
  9. Pablo Lopez (2 starts) @TB & @ATL
  10. Brandon Woodruff @STL
  11. Alek Manoah @LAA
  12. Justin Verlander @SEA
  13. Sonny Gray (2 starts) vs DET & KC
  14. Luis Garcia (2 starts) @KC & @NYY
  15. Dylan Cease vs BOS
  16. Kevin Gausman @STL
  17. Sandy Alcantara @ATL
  18. Jose Berrios (2 starts) @STL & @LAA
  19. Robbie Ray vs OAK
  20. Shane Bieber @DET
  21. Zac Gallen vs KC
  22. Julio Urias @WAS
  23. Lucas Giolito @BOS
  24. Alex Cobb (2 starts) @NYM & vs CIN
  25. Shohei Ohtani vs TOR
  26. Logan Webb vs NYM
  27. Freddy Peralta @STL
  28. Logan Gilbert vs HOU
  29. Nick Pivetta (2 starts) @CHW & vs BAL
  30. Frankie Montas vs TEX
  31. Joe Ryan vs KC
  32. Aaron Nola @ATL
  33. Charlie Morton vs PHI
  34. Drew Rasmussen vs MIA
  35. Nathan Eovaldi vs BAL
  36. Sean Manaea vs MIL
  37. Kyle Wright vs PHI
  38. Chris Bassitt @SF
  39. Nestor Cortes vs BAL
  40. Michael Kopech vs CHC
  41. Yu Darvish vs MIL
  42. Trevor Rogers @TB
  43. Jordan Montgomery (2 starts) vs BAL & TB
  44. Cristian Javier vs CLE
  45. Tyler Anderson (2 starts) vs WAS & ARI
  46. Eric Lauer @SD
  47. Marco Gonzales (2 starts) vs OAK & HOU
  48. MacKenzie Gore vs PIT
  49. Ian Anderson vs MIA
  50. George Kirby vs OAK

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