Starting Pitcher Chart – April 22nd, 2024

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

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Talked a bit in my chat about doing a full week ranking at some point and while I wasn’t able to do that this weekend, I do have a new feature: a 2-start ranking board!

Monday Morning Update:

  • Added Grayson Rodriguez because he is probably getting Baltimore’s 2-step instead of Albert Suarez.
  • Added Michael King, didn’t see that he and Cease were both getting 2-steps this wk
2-Start Rankings for the Week
RANK TYPE PITCHER MATCHUPS
1 1 Tarik Skubal at TBR/at KCR
2 1 Jared Jones MIL/at SFG
3 1 Dylan Cease at COL/PHI
4 1 Logan Gilbert at TEX/ARI
5 1 Grayson Rodriguez at LAA/OAK
6 1 Tanner Houck at CLE/CHC
7 1 Hunter Greene PHI/at TEX
8 1 Carlos Rodón OAK/at MIL
9 2 Reid Detmers BAL/MIN
10 2 Zack Littell DET/at CWS
11 2 James Paxton at WSN/at TOR
12 2 Michael King at COL/PHI
13 2 Cristopher Sánchez at CIN/at SDP
14 2 Ranger Suárez at CIN/at SDP
15 2 Marcus Stroman OAK/at MIL
16 2 Yusei Kikuchi at KCR/LAD
17 3 Brady Singer TOR/at DET
18 3 Michael Wacha TOR/at DET
19 3 Dane Dunning SEA/CIN
20 3 Brandon Pfaadt at STL/at SEA
21 3 Andrew Abbott PHI/at TEX
22 4 Bryce Elder MIA, CLE
23 4 Albert Suarez maybe? at LAA/OAK
24 4 Lance Lynn ARI/at NYM
25 4 Keaton Winn NYM/PIT
26 4 Jose Quintana at SFG/STL
27 4 Jordan Wicks HOU/at BOS
28 4 Wade Miley at PIT/NYY
29 4 Chris Paddack CWS/at LAA
30 4 Jonathan Cannon at MIN/TBR
31 5 Ben Lively 라이블리 BOS/at ATL
32 5 Joe Ross at PIT/NYY
33 5 Paul Blackburn at NYY/at BAL
34 5 Taijuan Walker perhaps at CIN/at SDP
35 6 Bailey Falter MIL/at SFG
36 6 JP Sears at NYY/at BAL
37 6 Patrick Corbin LAD/at MIA
TYPE Key:
1 – Auto-Start | 2- All Formats | 3 – Most Formats |
4 – Some Formats | 5 – YOLO | 6 – Hard Pass

And now, Monday’s board:

Starter Notes April 22, 2024
RK PITCHER GAME 10 12 15+ IP ERA WHIP K-BB wOBA RK NOTE
1 Tarik Skubal DET at TBR x x x 23 2.28 0.80 23% 17th
2 Jared Jones PIT v MIL x x x 23 3.13 0.78 34% 2nd
3 Reynaldo López ATL v MIA x x x 18 0.50 0.94 18% 22nd
4 Carlos Rodón NYY v OAK x x x 19 3.66 1.68 8% 24th At least he’s giving you a decent ERA (3.66)… whattya gonna do, sit him v. OAK?
5 Hunter Greene CIN v PHI x x x 20 4.35 1.31 23% 26th
6 Zack Littell TBR v DET x x x 21 2.14 1.33 19% 27th
7 Ranger Suárez PHI at CIN x x x 26 1.73 0.77 24% 9th
8 Chris Paddack MIN v CHW x x x 14 8.36 2.07 6% 30th
9 Yusei Kikuchi TOR at KCR x x x 21 2.08 1.15 24% 18th Gotta start him everywhere while he’s rolling, especially w/the modest 0.4 HR9
10 Dylan Cease SDP at COL x x x 22 1.99 0.93 18% 10th I’ll never blame anyone for fading Coors, I still run top end talent there & Cease’s stuff can survive there
11 Reid Detmers LAA v BAL x x 22 1.19 0.97 27% 19th Love Detmers, but BAL does scare me so I don’t mind some sits, especially in daily moves leagues
12 Albert Suárez 수아레즈 BAL at LAA x x 5 0.00 0.53 19% 14th Jumped on the radar in Spring Training in return from KBO, sharp debut & coooould get a 2-step, but the off-day makes GrayRod going Tue/Sun more doable so don’t bet on it
13 Brady Singer KCR v TOR x x 23 1.54 0.86 18% 20th
14 Brandon Pfaadt ARI at STL x x 23 5.32 1.23 20% 24th This is the kind of volatility that HR-happy pitchers bring
15 Lance Lynn STL v ARI x x 20 2.18 1.21 14% 16th Speaking of HR-based volatility…
16 Keaton Winn SFG v NYM x x 22 4.09 1.09 10% 18th Logged at least 5 IP in each of his 4 starts
17 Jose Quintana NYM at SFG x x 20 3.05 1.50 5% 14th Hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in any start, need that 6% K-BB to start pushing up
18 Ryan Weathers MIA at ATL x 20 2.70 1.35 15% 8th Coming off the 10-K gem, I could see taking the swing here w/WSH this wknd
19 Jonathan Cannon CHW at MIN x 5 1.80 0.80 11% 29th Miiight take a deep-league shot on the 2-step (v. TB this wknd) in deep lgs
20 Joe Ross MIL at PIT x 14 4.91 1.64 9% 13th
21 JP Sears OAK at NYY 20 4.35 1.16 0% 11th
22 Austin Gomber COL v SDP 20 4.95 1.50 11% 10th
Recommendations for Roto 5×5 Leagues

 

The chart includes their 2024 stats (this changed over from last year’s stats on April 22nd), their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness from this year so far (this is changed as of April 11th), 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.





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steelrhino1member
1 month ago

Jon Gray vs SEA, CIN ?

steelrhino1member
1 month ago
Reply to  steelrhino1

Love the 2 start ranks though! Thanks, Paul!