Starting Pitcher Chart – May 30th, 2024

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Starter Notes May 30, 2024
RK PITCHER GAME 10 12 15+ IP ERA WHIP K-BB wOBA RK L30/Season NOTE
1 Zac Gallen ARI at NYM x x x 57 3.12 1.13 19% 17th/16th
2 Jack Flaherty DET at BOS x x x 61 3.84 1.08 30% 13th/9th 5 straight QS and at least 6 IP in 9 of 10 starts this yr
3 Reynaldo López ATL v WSN x x x 51 1.75 1.09 14% 25th/21st Went fewer than 5 IP for the 1st time this year last time out
4 Logan Gilbert SEA v HOU x x x 70 3.06 0.96 17% 2nd/4th Rebounded from 8 ER dud w/3 straight QS, but April K gains (29%) haven’t stuck (18% in May)
5 Carlos Rodón NYY at LAA x x x 61 2.95 1.18 15% 2nd/18th LAA sneaky deece vL, but he’s rolling lately: 1.85 ERA/1.04 WHIP/16% K-BB in 24 IP
6 Christian Scott NYM v ARI x x x 22 3.97 1.10 17% 15th/24th Hasn’t announced himself as a must start stud, but he’s no worse than a Team Streamer in any format
7 Nick Pivetta BOS v DET x x x 30 4.20 1.07 24% 4th/14th We might need to start benching any non-aces v. MIL; I’ll give Piv a shot to bounce back here
8 Brady Singer KCR at MIN x x x 61 2.63 1.12 18% 16th/20th
9 Chris Paddack MIN v KCR x x 55 4.39 1.39 17% 10th/10th Still have nerves in tougher matchups, but he’s pretty streamable
10 Trevor Williams WSN at ATL x 51 2.29 1.08 14% 26th/7th Just keeps putting up gems and ATL certainly hasn’t been their best lately so… maybe?
11 Colin Rea MIL v CHC x 54 3.98 1.36 7% 23rd/22nd
12 Tyler Alexander TBR v OAK x 52 6.06 1.33 12% 20th/17th Brutal in 2 of his last 3 but the other was 7.3 IP/3 ER and it’s a nice matchup
13 Kyle Muller OAK at TBR 33 3.48 1.19 12% 3rd/26th Has been interesting in some long relief stints, but I need to start a legit start or 2 before jumping in
14 Spencer Arrighetti HOU at SEA 37 6.93 1.78 13% 21st/25th Has at least 2 BB in each of his 8 starts
15 Patrick Sandoval LAA v NYY 54 5.60 1.55 13% 9th/1st Terrifying matchup
16 Jameson Taillon CHC at MIL 38 2.58 1.28 9% 8th/2nd
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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Treymember
15 days ago

Braves announced Ray Kerr starting today, Lopez pushed to tomorrow

Anon
15 days ago
Reply to  Paul Sporer

Lopez is going to end up with 52 scheduled starts but only end up making half of them.

BTW, in other Braves news, did you see that David Fletcher is now going to try to reinvent himself as a knuckleballer? After starting the season as a lark pitching in blowouts, they gave him a start yesterday against Jackson Holliday and the Norfolk Tides and he went 5 IP, 3 H, 1 BB, 2 R, 2 ER, 6 K. Even got Holliday once swinging. That’s pretty good considering the Tides lead the International League in scoring by quite a bit. From the Game recap, it looks like he started out throwing low 60’s knuckleballs (with the occasional high 70’s fastball) and struggled in the 1st inning with a single, BB and HBP and then a scalded sac fly at 104.8 mph. However, he got the final out with a K and settled in after that with more like mid-60’s velo thereafter with 5 more K’s and only 3 more hard hit balls, none over 98.7 mph.