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SEC pitcher rankings: Kentucky's Guilfoil continues his climb

 Chris Lee   in Baseball

Kentucky's durable reliever moves up our rankings as he's not allowed a run in over a month. 

Photo courtesy of Kentucky athletics.

Strength of schedule and SEC stats considered as well as performance in all games. 

1. Drew Beam, Tennessee (67.1 IP, 2.54 ERA): Has logged a 2.86 ERA in 50.1 SEC innings. 

2. Jonathan Cannon, Georgia (68.2, 3.01): He's struggled in his last three starts, allowing 14 runs (all earned) over 16 1/3 innings.

3. Tyler Guilfoil, Kentucky (42, 1.29): Hasn't allowed an unearned run all season; last four appearances (all SEC games: 16 2/3 IP, 0 R, 22 K, 6 BB)

4. Chase Burns, Tennessee (61.2, 2.34): Allowed a run in 1 2/3 relief innings vs. Georgia last weekend. 

5. Chase Dollander, Tennessee (56.2, 2.54): Pitched six innings--his most since April 9--and allowed just one run vs. Georgia.

6. Joseph Gonzalez, Auburn (57.1, 2.98): Had a five-inning, one-run start wiped out by rain last week.

7. Connor Noland, Arkansas (77.1, 3.38): Has struggled in his last three outings (17 IP, 23 H, 14 ER).

8. Nathan Dettmer, Texas A&M (69.2, 3.62): His worst start in league play (4 2/3 IP, 5 ER) came last week vs. Mississippi St.

9. Devin Futrell, Vanderbilt (53.2, 2.52): Allowed four runs in five innings in his first SEC appearance vs. Arkansas; also hasn't allowed an unearned run all year.

10. Thomas Schultz, Vanderbilt (28.1, 1.27): His 0.777 runners allowed per inning ties Dollander as the best on this list; hasn't allowed a home run this season while notching seven saves and four wins. 

11. Jack Gowen, Georgia (32.1, 1.68): 1.77 ERA in 20.1 league innings and also hasn't allowed an unearned run in any game.

12. Carter Holton, Vanderbilt (68.1, 3.42): 18 innings, no runs allowed in his last three starts (A&M, at Georgia, at Arkansas).

13. Garrett McMillan, Alabama (77, 3.51): Ranks third in the league in innings pitched in all games.

14. Hunter Elliott, Ole Miss (50.2, 2.84): Overall and SEC ERAs are the same; has thrown 38 innings in conference games.