Starting Pitcher Chart – September 19th, 2022

Syndication: Arizona Republic

It’s almost September so it’s time to bring back the Daily SP Chart!

I started this in early-September last year and it seemed to be useful. 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!

Monday’s Starters
Clayton Kershaw LAD ARI L x x x 2.30 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 20% K-BB .265 – 28th Baby Snakes still haven’t cracked their lefty issue (30th in Sept.)
Logan Gilbert SEA at LAA R x x x 1.59 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, 22% K-BB .301 – 17th Brilliant down the stretch
Max Scherzer NYM at MIL R x x x 3.09 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 21% K-BB .319 – 10th Hasn’t pitched since 9/3, but no shot I’d sit him
Corbin Burnes MIL NYM R x x x 5.34 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 20% K-BB .338 – 4th Steadied after a lull w/19 K & 1 BB in his L2
Sonny Gray MIN at CLE R x x x 1.93 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 17% K-BB .284 – 26th Deserves more attention for standout yr: 2.83 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 17% K-BB
José Suarez LAA SEA L x x x 3.41 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 19% K-BB .317 – 14th Continues to be a reliable start down the stretch
Luis Garcia HOU at TBR R x x x 4.50 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, 14% K-BB .315 – 12th Mediocre L5 (3 or 4 ER in 4 of ’em) doesn’t deter me from starting him
Kyle Wright ATL WAS R x x x 3.38 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 16% K-BB .345 – 2nd Where will the breakout star go in 2023 drafts? Top 75?
Drew Rasmussen TBR HOU R x x x 2.67 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 27% K-BB .303 – 15th 4 ER at TOR was his first over 3 ER since June 10th
Edward Cabrera MIA CHC R x x x 3.64 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 11% K-BB .289 – 20th Has allowed 6 HR in his L4; CHC 16th in HR vR this yr (104)
Cal Quantrill CLE MIN R x x x 2.25 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 18% K-BB .285 – 24th Has allowed >4 ER just 1x since June 24th (3.31 ERA)
Wade Miley CHC at MIA L x x x 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 22% K-BB .254 – 30th Stats are his 2 starts since IL return; elite matchup, too
Tyler Wells BAL DET R x x 6.43 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 16% K-BB .285 – 23rd Has just 34 and 50 pitches in his 2 starts since IL return
Merrill Kelly 켈리 ARI at LAD R x 3.90 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 18% K-BB .346 – 1st Only in chase mode… or maybe not (6.10 ERA, 12% K-BB v LAD since ’21)
Tyler Alexander DET at BAL L 8.61 ERA, 1.70 WHIP, 8% K-BB .262 – 29th No real upside even w/the ripe matchup
Jakob Junis SFG at COL R 5.81 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 15% K-BB .320 – 11th (at Coors) Can’t do it, not in Coors
Cory Abbott WAS at ATL R 3.48 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, 11% K-BB (as SP/RP) .322 – 9th Has an 8% K-BB rate in 26 IP as SP this year
Chad Kuhl COL SFG R 8.17 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 14% K-BB .283 – 27th Hasn’t allowed fewer than 3 ER since June 27th

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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16 days ago

Hasn’t allowed fewer than 3 ER since June 27th”

So like the anti-Framber.