Starting Pitcher Chart – April 17th, 2024

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Pretty straightforward board on Wednesday. I think you have to stick with Fried and Gausman despite their slow starts. There’s a nice handful of streamer types to take shots with across all formats or in DFS. I really wish Feltner wasn’t a Rockie so I could just roster him all year, I think he’s really good. Next week I’ll start adding this year’s stats for pitchers. I just don’t want to people to get overly influenced by weird ass ERAs. It’s not like next week is some perfect cut-off, either, but I’m trying to wait for most guys to have 4-5 starts at least and I’ll do my best to point out when there’s 1 start causing a misleadingly bad ERA and things like that. I’ve got my chat on Wednesday at 1 pm ET so feel free to bring your questions there or just leave ’em in the comments of this post!

Starter Notes April 17, 2024
1 Tarik Skubal DET v TEX x x x 80 2.80 0.90 28% 16th
2 Pablo López MIN at BAL x x x 194 3.66 1.15 23% 10th
3 Freddy Peralta MIL v SDP x x x 165 3.86 1.12 23% 11th
4 Michael King SDP at MIL x x x 104 2.75 1.15 22% 2nd
5 Reid Detmers LAA at TBR x x x 148 4.48 1.35 17% 22nd
6 Cristopher Sánchez PHI v COL x x x 99 3.44 1.05 20% 18th
7 Max Fried ATL at HOU x x x 77 2.55 1.13 20% 3rd
8 Bryce Miller SEA v CIN x x x 131 4.32 1.14 17% 14th
9 Kevin Gausman TOR v NYY x x x 185 3.16 1.18 24% 7th
10 Zack Littell TBR v LAA x x x 90 4.10 1.18 16% 23rd
11 Steven Matz STL at OAK x x x 105 3.86 1.33 15% 26th
12 Michael Wacha KCR at CHW x x x 134 3.22 1.16 15% 26th
13 Tanner Houck BOS v CLE x x x 106 5.01 1.37 13% 16th
14 Dane Dunning TEX at DET x x x 172 3.70 1.26 12% 25th
15 Marcus Stroman NYY at TOR x x x 136 3.95 1.26 12% 24th
16 Tyler Wells BAL v MIN x x 118 3.64 0.99 18% 28th
17 Trevor Rogers MIA v SFG x x 18 4.00 1.22 16% 9th
18 Brandon Pfaadt ARI v CHC x x 96 5.72 1.41 16% 12th
19 Luis Severino NYM v PIT x x 89 6.65 1.65 11% 13th
20 Ryan Feltner COL at PHI x x 43 5.82 1.68 5% 27th
21 Andrew Abbott CIN at SEA x x 109 3.87 1.32 17% 20th
22 Keaton Winn SFG at MIA x 42 4.68 1.04 16% 19th
23 Paul Blackburn OAK v STL x 103 4.43 1.54 13% 22nd
24 Jordan Wicks CHC at ARI x 34 4.41 1.27 9% 4th
25 Erick Fedde 페디 CHW v KCR #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A 9th
26 Landon Knack LAD v WSN #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A 8th
27 Ben Lively 라이블리 CLE at BOS 88 5.38 1.36 14% 21st
28 Bailey Falter PIT at NYM 80 5.36 1.41 12% 1st
29 J.P. France HOU v ATL 136 3.83 1.36 9% 1st
30 Jake Irvin WSN at LAD 121 4.61 1.42 8% 3rd
Recommendations for Roto 5×5 Leagues

The chart includes their last season performance until we get some actual data for this year, their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness from this year so far (this is changed as of April 11th and I’ll start to add the SP’s data when we start getting 4-5 starts for most guys), my general start/sit recommendation for 10-team, 12-team, and 15-team (or more) leagues, and then a note about them (notes will be more statistical-based once we get some sample to work with). Obviously, there are league sizes beyond those three so it’s essentially a shallow, medium, deep. If a pitcher only has an “x” in 15-team, it doesn’t mean there’s no potential use in 10s and 12s, but it’s basically a riskier stream for those spots.

These are general recommendations, and your league situation will carry more weight whether you are protecting ratios or chasing counting numbers. This is for standard 5×5 roto leagues. The thresholds for H2H starts are generally lower, especially in points leagues so I thought there would be more value focusing on roto.

Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and Content Director for OOTP Perfect Team. Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer and on Twitch at sporer.

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Master Live 013member
1 month ago

Surprised at your confidence in King, I would say no in 10 & 12.

1 month ago
Reply to  Paul Sporer

King was in fact a G today. Wish I had your same confidence and started him.

Master Live 013member
1 month ago
Reply to  Gregg

Me too, sat him in my 12.