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Fantasy Baseball Top-50 Starting Pitcher Rankings for Week 12 (2022)

Jun 24, 2022
Corbin Burnes

Welcome to your top-50 pitchers for Week 12! The fantasy baseball landscape is tricky, with injuries beginning to mount up and people turning back into pumpkins after excellent starts. What we continue to see, though, is outstanding pitching and lots of it. Playing the right pitchers is a big part of how we 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 12:

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Top 50 Starting Pitchers for Week 12

  1. Corbin Burnes @PIT
  2. Zack Wheeler (2 starts) vs. ATL & STL
  3. Sandy Alcantara @STL
  4. Shane McClanahan @TOR
  5. Gerrit Cole @HOU
  6. Kevin Gausman (2 starts) vs. BOS & TB
  7. Frankie Montas (2 starts) @NYY & @SEA
  8. Carlos Rodon vs. DET
  9. Justin Verlander vs. NYY
  10. Joe Musgrove @LAD
  11. Max Scherzer vs. TEX
  12. Pablo Lopez (2 starts) @STL & @WSH
  13. Shane Bieber vs. MIN
  14. Alek Manoah vs. BOS
  15. Aaron Nola vs. ATL
  16. Martin Perez (2 starts) @KC & @NYM
  17. Charlie Morton (2 starts) @PHI & @CIN
  18. Luis Severino vs. OAK
  19. Tyler Anderson (2 starts) @COL & vs. SD
  20. Shohei Ohtani vs CHW
  21. Robbie Ray (2 starts) vs. BAL & OAK
  22. Max Fried @CIN
  23. Adam Wainwright (2 starts) vs. MIA & @PHI
  24. Brandon Woodruff @PIT
  25. George Kirby (2 starts) vs. BAL & OAK
  26. Dylan Cease @SF
  27. Logan Gilbert @OAK
  28. Jameson Taillon (2 starts) vs OAK & @CLE
  29. Sonny Gray (2 starts) @CLE & vs. BAL
  30. Chris Bassitt @TEX
  31. Luis Castillo (2 starts) @CHC & @ATL
  32. Lucas Giolito (2 starts) @LAA & @SF
  33. Tony Gonsolin @SD
  34. Logan Webb vs. CHW
  35. Clayton Kershaw (2 starts) @COL & vs. SD
  36. Nestor Cortes Jr. @CLE
  37. Lance Lynn @SF
  38. Julio Urias @COL
  39. Zac Gallen vs. SD
  40. Jose Berrios @TB
  41. Luis Garcia (2 starts) @NYM & vs LAA
  42. Jordan Montgomery (2 starts) vs OAK & @CLE
  43. Spencer Strider @CIN
  44. Michael Kopech @LAA
  45. Framber Valdez @NYM
  46. Miles Mikolas @PHI
  47. Jon Gray @KC
  48. Joe Ryan @BAL
  49. Michael Wacha (2 starts) @TOR & @CHC
  50. Eric Fedde (2 starts) @PIT & @MIA

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