Starting Pitcher Chart – May 8th, 2024

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Certainly some risk on the board, be careful out there!

Starter Notes May 8, 2024
RK PITCHER GAME 10 12 15+ IP ERA WHIP K-BB wOBA RK L30 NOTE
1 Sonny Gray STL v NYM x x x 30 0.89 0.86 29% 14th Absolutely on fire straight off the IL
2 George Kirby SEA at MIN x x x 38 3.76 1.04 24% 13th Those 13 runs in 2 starts feel like a distant memory after just 3 ER in his last 24 IP
3 Chris Sale ATL v BOS x x x 36 3.44 0.95 24% 10th Back-to-back 1 ER outings have shaved his ERA down
4 Dylan Cease SDP at CHC x x x 42 2.55 0.80 21% 16th
5 Tanner Bibee CLE v DET x x x 36 4.46 1.38 17% 22nd
6 Kyle Bradish BAL at WSN x x x 4 1.93 1.29 14% 12th Only went 4.7 IP but it was a solid debut that definitely gives me the confidence to get him back in everywhere assuming you waited a start
7 Aaron Nola PHI v TOR x x x 43 3.32 1.15 14% 21st
8 Aaron Civale TBR v CHW x x x 36 6.14 1.34 18% 30th Not running a green light v. everyone right now but I can’t pass CHW w/him
9 Reese Olson DET at CLE x x x 33 2.70 1.23 13% 17th Throw in the 2 UER runs and he still has 2.32 runs against w/a 1.04 WHIP and 18% K-BB over his L4
10 Jordan Montgomery ARI at CIN x x x 16 5.63 1.31 6% 22nd Well LAD cooked him and wiped away the 2 gems off the IL, but he’s not leaving the lineup
11 Chris Bassitt TOR at PHI x x x 36 5.45 1.68 10% 6th QS last time out and first start w/0-1 BB this yr; let’s check back in 3-4 starts to see if it was just standard slow start or real trouble
12 Gavin Stone LAD v MIA x x x 31 4.06 1.35 8% 24th Biiig confidence builder v. ATL (6 IP/1 ER/1 BB/5 Ks) after a 7 IP/1 ER v. TOR w/the light skills (2 BB/2 Ks)… streamable everywhere in good matchups
13 Jordan Hicks SFG at COL x x 38 1.89 1.03 11% 26th Pitching well and my confidence is growing, but Coors is still a scary spot w/all the contact he allows… I can understand a sit, but he’s a viable start everywhere bc of COL’s awfulness (20th wOBA vR at home)
14 Brady Singer KCR v MIL x x 40 2.45 0.97 18% 2nd Might try to dodge some expected regression on that .220 BABIP/85% LOB combo
15 Carlos Rodón NYY v HOU x x 36 3.68 1.28 14% 6th He’s been fine even w/the dud last time out; that said he looks a lot like last yr’s version which is really more of a Team Streamer
16 José Soriano LAA at PIT x x 28 3.77 1.29 9% 29th Beautiful bounceback after dud v. MIN that saw him drop 6 scoreless at CLE; need to see more Ks soon
17 Jack Leiter TEX at OAK x x 3 17.18 3.00 25th Pitched better than the boxscore suggests in that debut, I’m OK running him here
18 Jose Quintana NYM at STL x x 36 5.20 1.54 6% 28th Absolutely cooked at TBR, everythingggg was falling (8 1B, 2 2B), I’m back on board w/this good matchup
19 Chris Paddack MIN v SEA x x 32 4.78 1.47 14% 20th Two 0 ER gems in his L3 and a great matchup to stay hot
20 Hayden Wesneski CHC v SDP x x 16 0.54 0.72 17% 3rd I want to dive in head-first bc of how much I liked him last yr, buuuttt the 83% LOB & .196 BABIP are doing a lottt of heavy lifting; I do love the 5% BB rate
21 Nick Pivetta BOS at ATL x x 11 0.82 0.82 29% 7th Even with ATL not exactly tearing the cover off the ball, I’m sitting this one out right off the IL… be careful & regroup for TBR/at STL next wk
22 Michael Lorenzen TEX at OAK x x 23 3.52 1.22 5% 25th This is exactly where you stream someone like Lorenzen
23 Mitchell Parker WSN v BAL x x 21 2.53 1.08 17% 2nd Schedule has been an absolute bear for the interesting young lefty, definitely OK sitting here though
24 Graham Ashcraft CIN v ARI x 34 3.63 1.27 14% 23rd
25 JP Sears OAK v TEX x 39 3.89 1.07 11% 26th
26 Martín Pérez PIT v LAA x 40 3.15 1.38 10% 13th
27 Joe Ross MIL at KCR 31 4.65 1.55 11% 11th
28 Spencer Arrighetti HOU at NYY 16 8.27 1.96 14% 4th
29 Peter Lambert COL v SFG 20 5.66 1.50 10% 19th
30 Osvaldo Bido OAK v TEX #N/A #N/A #N/A #N/A 5th
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 (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.





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JV19
20 days ago

Reds hitting is ice cold – 6 runs this month. Feel like anyone is an auto-start right now against them.

A Salty Scientist
20 days ago
Reply to  JV19

Agree. Gallen had shaky command and still only gave up one hit.