Starting Pitcher Chart – September 15th, 2022

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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!

Thursday’s Starters
Lance Lynn CWS at CLE R x x x 0.85 ERA, 0.71 WHIP, 28% K-BB .279 – 27th He’s back with a 28% K-BB in his L10
Kevin Gausman TOR TBR R x x x 3.90 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 28% K-BB .314 – 11th Looks like the season might run out before the .371 BABIP regresses
Carlos Carrasco NYM PIT R x x x 3.86 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 19% K-BB .286 – 25th Great chance to stay hot after rocking MIA last start
Miles Mikolas STL CIN R x x x 3.38 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, 12% K-BB .302 – 16th Elite at home: 2.23 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, 16% K-BB in 88.7 IP
Lance McCullers Jr. HOU OAK R x x x 2.20 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 9% K-BB .291 – 22nd Rough WHIP w/the 13% K-BB, matchup too good to pass
Corey Kluber TBR at TOR R x x x 4.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 17% K-BB .320 – 9th His L5 #s are impressive given that he allowed 6 ER in 2/3rds of an inn. last start
Pablo López MIA LAA R x x x 6.66 ERA, 1.74 WHIP, 9% K-BB .295 – 21st 2 gems, 2 duds, 1 meh in L5; starting him despite the ugly 6.52 2H ERA
Noah Syndergaard LAA at MIA R x x x 4.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 10% K-BB .269 – 29th Matchup drives the interest despite modest work w/PHI (10% K-BB)
Dylan Bundy MIN KCR R x x 4.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 6% K-BB .274 – 28th Allowed 10 ER in 34 IP before 7 ER dud v. CLE; 1st GS v. KC this yr
Sean Manaea SDP at ARI L x x 7.77 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 17% K-BB .263 – 29th Skipped last time to clear his head a bit; great matchup gives some conidence
Hunter Gaddis CLE CWS R x 4.15 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 23% K-BB in MiLB .303 – 14th Brutal MLB debut (3.3 IP/8 ER v. HOU), but I could see going for this in a Hail Mary scenario
Daniel Lynch KCR at MIN L 7.40 ERA, 1.87 WHIP, 6% K-BB .318 – 14th Confidence from summer surge (2.94 ERA, 17% K-BB in 34 IP) has dissipated
James Kaprielian OAK at HOU R 6.46 ERA, 1.94 WHIP, 3% K-BB .313 – 12th Ran hot for the summer w/a 2.88 ERA in 11 GS, but 7% K-BB preached caution
JT Brubaker PIT at NYM R 3.90 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 18% K-BB .333 – 5th Piching well of late; NYM too scary, though
Chase Anderson CIN at STL R 9.00 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 5% K-BB .347 – 1st Stats are 9 IP in MLB, but this an easy no even if they were good
Madison Bumgarner ARI SDP L 8.42 ERA, 1.87 WHIP, 6% K-BB .345 – 6th He had a 3.71 ERA thru 20 starts; 7.68 in his L8 (43.3 IP)

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21 days ago

I think McClanahan might be starting for TB on Thursday instead of Kluber?