Starting Pitcher Chart – May 23rd, 2024

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It’s a pretty straightforward board on Thursday. Be careful with the landmines out there, even the 1-x recos but also guys like Waldron, Black, and Smith-Shawver who have moderately intriguing matchups. I just don’t trust them in any of those road setups. If you want to discuss anyone further, drop a comment and I’ll get to ’em throughout Thursday!

Starter Notes May 23, 2024
1 Zack Wheeler PHI v TEX x x x 60.2 2.52 0.97 21% 21st 7th
2 Grayson Rodriguez BAL at CHW x x x 40 3.15 1.30 17% 23rd 30th
3 Kevin Gausman TOR at DET x x x 42.1 4.89 1.51 17% 25th 15th
4 Luis Castillo SEA at NYY x x x 60.1 3.28 1.14 21% 1st 1st
5 Paul Skenes PIT v SFG x x x 10 2.70 0.90 38% 16th 13th
6 Jack Flaherty DET v TOR x x x 54.2 3.79 1.06 29% 25th 25th
7 Luis Gil NYY v SEA x x x 49 2.39 1.08 18% 17th 19th
8 Joey Estes OAK v COL x 8.2 9.35 1.62 13% 18th 17th
9 Ryan Feltner COL at OAK x 49 5.69 1.49 13% 5th 16th
10 Frankie Montas CIN v SDP x 35 4.37 1.37 6% 29th 4th
11 Andrew Heaney TEX at PHI 44.2 4.43 1.23 17% 2nd 6th
12 Matt Waldron SDP at CIN 45 5.00 1.42 14% 29th 28th
13 AJ Smith-Shawver ATL at CHC #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A 20th 18th
14 Mason Black SFG at PIT 11.2 7.71 1.97 5% 28th 29th
15 Mike Clevinger CHW v BAL 11.1 5.56 1.85 7% 1st 20th
16 Ben Brown CHC v ATL 35.1 3.57 1.25 18% 26th 8th
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.

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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21 days ago

Friday pitching chart when?

21 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sporer

Rest up, Paul! You deserve a day off. 🙂