Starting Pitcher Chart – June 1st

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The chart includes their season performance, their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness over the last 30 days, 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 it’s basically a risky 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.

Thursday, June 1st Starter Notes
1 Pablo López MIN CLE x x x 65.2 4.11 1.13 23% 30th Perfect setup to get his ERA back under 4.00 after a couple mediocre outings in his L3
2 Kevin Gausman TOR MIL x x x 68.1 3.03 1.13 26% 25th Has a couple mega-duds but otherwise he’s been rolling this year
3 Joe Musgrove SDP at MIA x x x 30.1 5.64 1.45 16% 22nd I’m not concerned by the 5.64 ERA, he’ll be fine
4 Reid Detmers LAA at HOU x x x 45.2 4.93 1.53 19% 24th SIERA is over a run below his ERA and I’m confident he can get much closer to the SIERA with the skills he’s showing
5 Framber Valdez HOU LAA x x x 72 2.38 1.04 22% 18th Is he seen as anything less than a must start in all formats?
6 Max Scherzer NYM PHI x x x 40.2 3.54 1.13 16% 21st He’s not peak Scherzer but I can’t find myself sitting him anywhere
7 Tanner Bibee CLE at MIN x x x 34.1 2.88 1.08 18% 16th His 5% HR/FB will regress at some point so he’s likely not a sub-3.00 ERA stud all year, but there’s still plenty of upside as a mid-to-high 3.00s arm
8 Chris Sale BOS CIN x x x 55.1 4.72 1.16 22% 5th He looks locked in lately with a 2.23 ERA, 0.74 WHIP, and 25% K-BB in 32 IP
9 Jesús Luzardo MIA SDP x x x 61.1 3.67 1.39 20% 10th I’m surprised he’s been this hittable and there’s a good chance he cuts into 9.7 H rate as the season wears on
10 Freddy Peralta MIL at TOR x x x 54.1 4.64 1.42 15% 2nd I was gassing him up a few wks ago but then 13 ER in 13.7 IP later, his ERA is at 4.64! There are some sits out there, but I’m still starting him in most lgs
11 Hunter Greene CIN at BOS x x 56 4.18 1.38 24% 10th He’s a nerve-wracking start, but the upside is so rich that it’s hard to sit him
12 Chase Anderson COL at ARI 20.2 1.31 0.97 6% 4th Easy pass
13 Taijuan Walker PHI at NYM 53.1 5.57 1.46 9% 12th A single digit K-BB rate and way too many HRs make him a tough start anywhere
14 Zach Davies ARI COL 12.2 5.68 1.74 3% 1st No thanks
Recommendations for Roto 5×5 Leagues


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1 year ago

Detmers a must start at Houston is awfully optimistic.