Starting Pitcher Chart – July 9th, 2024

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Full notes will be back tomorrow night.

Keider Montero showed some flashes in a couple of extended outings (1 start in game 2 of a doubleheader and the other an extended relief appearance from the 2nd-6th innings) at the end of May and June with an 18% K-BB. He still had 9 ER in 9.7 IP thanks in large part to 3 HRs. He jumped into Casey Mize’s spot on July 3rd and did his best work yet against MIN: 6.3 IP/2 ER/4 Ks/1 BB. Still not exactly overpowering, but something to build upon going into this week’s 2-step.

I didn’t express a ton of confidence in him, putting him in the YOLO category on the 2-start board, but I came away impressed by his 6.3 IP of scoreless work on Monday night. He got ahead with a 76% first pitch strike rate (63% lg. avg) and posted a 36% Called Strike + Whiff rate (27% lg. avg), both figures were season bests for Montero. It certainly wasn’t enough to give him a full green light against LAD, but he’s on the radar now as a streamer option.

Starter Notes July 9, 2024
RK PITCHER GAME 10 12 15+ IP ERA WHIP K-BB wOBA RK L30/Season
1 Chris Sale ATL at ARI x x x 99 2.71 0.91 28% 10th/6th
2 Logan Gilbert SEA at SDP x x x 117 2.91 0.92 19% 4th/2nd
3 Zack Wheeler PHI v LAD x x x 111 2.74 0.99 19% 7th/4th
4 Zac Gallen ARI v ATL x x x 67 3.06 1.11 19% 28th/18th
5 Bailey Ober MIN at CHW x x x 94 4.12 1.10 20% 26th/30th
6 Ronel Blanco HOU v MIA x x x 96 2.53 1.01 13% 30th/29th
7 Jake Irvin WSN at NYM x x x 106 2.80 1.00 17% 5th/11th
8 Max Scherzer TEX at LAA x x x 16 2.70 0.84 13% 11th/20th
9 Michael Wacha KCR at STL x x x 84 3.74 1.22 14% 14th/12th
10 Carlos Rodón NYY at TBR x x x 99 4.45 1.24 17% 9th/11th
11 Ryan Pepiot TBR v NYY x x x 75 4.40 1.12 18% 13th/1st
12 Bobby Miller LAD at PHI x x x 25 6.12 1.60 9% 9th/9th
13 Ben Lively CLE at DET x x x 77 3.14 1.16 14% 27th/24th
14 Brayan Bello BOS v OAK x x x 78 5.19 1.45 12% 24th/27th
15 Blake Snell SFG v TOR x x x 23 9.51 1.94 14% 20th/23rd
16 Dean Kremer BAL v CHC x x x 55 3.93 1.09 16% 18th/17th
17 Yusei Kikuchi TOR at SFG x x 94 4.12 1.31 19% 11th/9th
18 Jose Quintana NYM v WSN x x 89 4.22 1.34 9% 21st/28th
19 Jameson Taillon CHC at BAL x 81 2.99 1.18 14% 1st/3rd
20 Erick Fedde CHW v MIN x 106 3.13 1.13 15% 2nd/8th
21 Joey Estes OAK at BOS x 55 4.39 1.12 13% 8th/7th
22 Roansy Contreras LAA v TEX x 35 4.04 1.46 9% 29th/22nd
23 Colin Rea MIL v PIT x 94 3.34 1.20 10% 17th/28th
24 Andre Pallante STL v KCR x 45 4.00 1.44 9% 22nd/14th
25 Cal Quantrill COL at CIN x 100 3.77 1.33 9% 25th/25th
26 Trevor Rogers MIA at HOU 84 4.91 1.60 8% 14th/10th
27 Frankie Montas CIN v COL 77 4.19 1.32 9% 16th/19th
28 Quinn Priester PIT at MIL 31 4.83 1.55 7% 15th/6th
29 Kenta Maeda DET v CLE 63 6.71 1.52 9% 10th/13th
30 Adam Mazur SDP v SEA 26 7.52 1.82 -2% 23rd/26th
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. 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 that just means it is a riskier stream as the league gets shallower.

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 and then you can generally expand these recommendations a bit for points leagues.





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R Jmember
10 days ago

Any thoughts on Nick Lodolo? Looks like he’s back from the IL today.

WARonEverything
10 days ago
Reply to  R J

I feel like vs the Rox you have to send him out there.