Starting Pitcher Chart – September 13th, 2022

I started this in early-September last year and it seemed to be useful so it’s time to bring back the Daily SP Chart!

The chart will include their performance over the last five starts, their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness, and then my start/sit recommendation for 10-team, 12-team, and 15-team (or more) leagues. 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.

Let’s go secure some titles!

NOTE: Not sure what happened to SEA/SDP with Gilbert/Darvish, but they are automatic yeses for me still!

Tuesday’s Starters
PITCHER TM OPP THR 10 12 15+ L5 STATS OPP wOBA L30 days NOTE
Jacob deGrom NYM CHC R x x x 1.38 ERA, 0.59 WHIP, 36% K-BB .296 – 19th He’s going to be a 1st rounder again next year
Clayton Kershaw LAD at ARI L x x x 4.01 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 20% K-BB .276 – 29th Great in his last 3 after a couple slight hiccups
Gerrit Cole NYY at BOS R x x x 2.45 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 24% K-BB .336 – 5th A few hiccups, but still an elite season
Kyle Wright ATL at SFG R x x x 3.30 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 18% K-BB .296 – 20th Those stats are WITH an 8 ER outing
Sandy Alcantara MIA PHI R x x x 4.70 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 20% K-BB .343 – 2nd A couple wobbles down the stretch in his toughest matchups: at LAD, at ATL
Alek Manoah TOR TBR R x x x 1.85 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 18% K-BB .320 – 9th Putting a bow an excellent sophomore campaign
Jeffrey Springs TBR at TOR L x x x 2.49 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 18% K-BB .335 – 11th Has does his best work v. the best tms: 2.24 ERA, 1.09 WHIP in 52.3 IP
Jordan Montgomery STL MIL L x x x 1.95 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, 20% K-BB .286 – 25th I wonder how many NL Only winners he’s a part of after coming over
Bailey Falter PHI at MIA L x x x 2.73 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, 20% K-BB .264 – 30th Strong find down the stretch thanks to a juicy schedule: at PIT, NYM, PIT, at ARI, MIA
Hunter Brown HOU at DET R x x x 2.55 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 21% K-BB .299 – 19th Excellent debut and a great matchup to stay hot; will he stay SP when JV returns?
José Suarez LAA at CLE L x x x 2.35 ERA, 0.86 WHIP, 21% K-BB .307 – 18th Sneaky stud in the 2H: 1.76 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, 18% K-BB in 41 IP
Dean Kremer BAL at WAS R x x 2.30 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 13% K-BB .331 – 6th He’s quietly been excellent; will be an oft-discussed question of what’s next for the righty?
Joe Ryan MIN KCR R x x x 4.39 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 16% K-BB .283 – 28th HRs (1.5) have been a problem when he has bad starts
Cody Morris CLE LAA R x x 3.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 7% K-BB .295 – 21st Only 2 starts so far, the real question is the IP count; be careful if you need Ws
Luis Cessa CIN PIT R x x 3.78 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, 21% K-BB .288 – 25th Has gone 5 IP in his L2, not a bad longshot stream
Ken Waldichuk OAK at TEX L x 3.60 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 9% K-BB .341 – 8th I like the talent, but TEX smashing LH this yr (7th in wOBA)
Jakob Junis SFG ATL R x 4.45 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 17% K-BB .330 – 7th Good in 3 of L5, but this is a brutal matchup
Merrill Kelly 켈리 ARI LAD R x 2.88 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 20% K-BB .329 – 8th Has a 6.20 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 13% K-BB v. LAD since last yr (36 IP)
Michael Kopech CWS COL R x 7.71 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 12% K-BB .275 – 29th Feeling lucky?
Drew Hutchison DET HOU R 3.20 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 9% K-BB .309 – 14th Hasn’t allowed more than 3 ER in L8, but this isn’t the team
Cole Ragans TEX OAK L 3.80 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, -1% K-BB .285 – 26th Just too many BB to trust right now
Nick Pivetta BOS NYY R 3.16 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 11% K-BB .284 – 26th Don’t get fooled by the ERA of late
Kris Bubic KCR at MIN L 6.66 ERA, 1.93 WHIP, 3% K-BB .285 – 27th Was showing a few things in July, but too scary to run lately
Johan Oviedo PIT at CIN R 7.71 ERA, 2.62 WHIP, -8% K-BB .316 – 12th Live arm, but nowhere near stream status right now
Adrian Sampson 샘슨 CHC at NYM R 3.47 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 8% K-BB .340 – 3rd Too risky of a matchup
Cory Abbott WAS BAL R 5.09 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 9% K-BB .284 – 27th Not showing much at SP
Chad Kuhl COL at CWS R 9.93 ERA, 1.85 WHIP, 11% K-BB .304 – 15th No.





Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer and on Twitch at sporer.

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Andrew Fischer
2 months ago

What about Darvish?

aaron rosenthalmember
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul Sporer

have degrom and brown starting tonight in addition to Cole… metric differentials in my roto league are narrow – worth the risk of starting Cole at BOS given his historical under performance at Fenway?