Dewan: Corey Kluber rises to the top of Bill James’ starting pitcher ranking

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on September 20, 2017, with mention of SABR member Bill James:

On September 7, in the middle of what would become a 22-game win streak, the Indians’ Corey Kluber dominated the White Sox, giving up two earned runs over seven innings while striking out thirteen batters and walking just one. With this dominant performance, Kluber surpassed Max Scherzer (who himself had recently surpassed Clayton Kershaw) as the No. 1 starting pitcher in Major League Baseball according to Bill James’ World’s #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings.

This is the first time Kluber has taken the top spot in the rankings. Interestingly, the top three pitchers according to James’ rankings (Kershaw, Scherzer, and Kluber) at the start of the 2017 season are still ranked in the top three as the season draws to a close, just in the inverse order. Here are the current top 10, while the full list can be viewed on Bill James Online.

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Originally published: September 20, 2017. Last Updated: September 20, 2017.