Starting Pitcher Chart – April 2nd, 2024

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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 last year (and then I’ll add the last 30 days outlook next month), 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.

Starter Notes April 2, 2024
1 Tyler Glasnow (moved to Wednesday; bullpen gm today) LAD v SFG x x x 120 3.53 1.08 26% 28th Let’s see if dials up the Ks in his 3rd start of the season
2 Luis Castillo SEA v CLE x x x 197 3.34 1.10 20% 22nd Looking to rebound after a meh season debut
3 Shane Bieber CLE at SEA x x x 128 3.80 1.23 14% 14th Could be a helluva pitcher’s duel between these two
4 Framber Valdez HOU v TOR x x x 198 3.45 1.13 18% 11th Uncharacteristic 6 BB was reminiscent of 2018-19 Framber (14% BB)
5 Yu Darvish SDP v STL x x x 136 4.56 1.30 17% 9th Bounced back beautifully off bumpy debut in Korea
6 Logan Webb SFG at LAD x x x 216 3.25 1.07 19% 2nd Tough matchup but no chance I’m sitting Webb anywhere
7 Zac Gallen ARI v NYY x x x 210 3.47 1.12 20% 27th NYY offense looks sharp early on, but we obviously ride w/the Milkman
8 Zach Eflin TBR v TEX x x x 177 3.50 1.02 23% 3rd Tough follow-up to the opening dud, but he’s a rotation mainstay for now
9 Jesús Luzardo MIA v LAA x x x 178 3.58 1.21 21% 15th Might have to go 9 IP to get a W given how poorly the pen has pitched thus far
10 Brayan Bello BOS at OAK x x x 157 4.24 1.34 13% 29th Maybe this matchup can spur some Ks; should be a solid outing even if not
11 Casey Mize DET at NYM x x x #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A 16th Rode a big spring into a rotation spot and gets a soft landing in his 1st reg. season start since 4/14/22
12 Louie Varland MIN at MIL x x x 68 4.63 1.22 19% 24th Standard Twins profile w/strong K%, great BB%, and HR issues
13 Reynaldo López ATL at CHW x x x 66 3.27 1.27 18% 30th Great spot against his former team to kick off his return from the rotation
14 José Berríos TOR at HOU x x x 189 3.65 1.19 17% 7th Understand passing in shallower formats, but I’m a long-time Berríos fan so I’m rolling him
15 Cole Irvin BAL v KCR x x x 77 4.42 1.28 14% 26th Lighter matchups at home are exactly when we roll w/Irvin
16 Nestor Cortes NYY at ARI x x 63 4.97 1.25 18% 13th Not a muststart in shallower lgs, but at least a Team Streamer
17 Tyler Anderson LAA at MIA x x 141 5.43 1.49 9% 21st Impressive ST #s (28% K, 4% BB, 28% SwStr); can he hold some of those gains?
18 Adrian Houser NYM v DET x x 111 4.12 1.39 13% 22nd DET fast start has not been offensively driven so this is streamable for sure
19 Javier Assad CHC v COL x 109 3.05 1.23 12% 26th Classic Rockie Road (shouts to Nick Pollack) stream option
20 Miles Mikolas STL at SDP x 201 4.78 1.32 11% 18th Another tough draw after LAD to open & lack of Ks makes him a tough stream
21 Alec Marsh KCR at BAL x 74 5.69 1.56 13% 17th After a nice ST, I’m open to gamble in weekly lgs to get the v. CHW on the wknd
22 Spencer Turnbull PHI v CIN 31 7.26 1.68 6% 12th On my watchlist, but CIN too scary for me
23 Graham Ashcraft CIN at PHI 145 4.76 1.37 9% 8th I need to see something before jumping on this rollercoaster again
24 Garrett Crochet CHW v ATL 12 3.55 1.97 -2% 1st Can’t start him v ATL, but he’ll likely become an all formats consideration if he stands tall here
25 Andrew Heaney TEX at TBR 86 3.87 1.29 20% 5th On my watchlist but even next wk’s 2-step is scary (at CIN/at BAL)
26 Alex Wood OAK v BOS 147 4.15 1.38 14% 4th Standard streamer and I’d rather find a better spot (gets v HOU/at HOU next wk… yikes!)
27 Jakob Junis MIL v MIN 97 4.33 1.43 7% 8th Might find some streaming spots at home, but this isn’t it
28 Kyle Freeland COL at CHC 155 5.03 1.47 8% 12th Free? Oh you’ll pay if you start him!
Recommendations for Roto 5×5 Leagues


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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22 days ago

Crochet standing tall. I don’t think we have to worry about that. Lol