Starting Pitcher Chart – September 21st

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The chart includes their season performance, their opponent’s wOBA versus the pitcher’s handedness over the last 30 days, 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 it’s basically a risky 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.

Original version was biffed with the wrong matchups for several guys. So sorry about that, the Wednesday matchups stay loaded in instead of flipping to Thursday. Sometimes my automated sheet jacks up and results in a mistake like this. Pardon me on that.

Starter Notes September 22, 2023
1 Zach Eflin TBR v LAA x x x 167 3.44 1.01 23% 27th/13th
2 Gerrit Cole NYY v TOR x x x 192 2.81 1.05 21% 8th/12th
3 Grayson Rodriguez BAL at CLE x x x 111 4.53 1.34 17% 22nd/21st Original version had the wrong matchups for G-Rod & Skubal, they rank higher now
4 Tarik Skubal DET at OAK x x x 69 3.25 0.97 26% 24th/28th
5 José Berríos TOR at NYY x x x 178 3.49 1.18 16% 29th/27th
6 Max Fried ATL at WSN x x x 71 2.64 1.17 19% 30th/17th
7 Kyle Hendricks CHC v PIT x x x 126 3.77 1.17 12% 19th/22nd Has a 3.20 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 12% K-BB in his L12 minus the ATL 7 ER dud
8 Wade Miley MIL at STL x x 109 3.38 1.14 8% 29th/18th Keeps getitng it done despite a 5% K-BB since returning (3.89 ERA, 1.14 WHIP)
9 Ryan Yarbrough LAD v SFG x x 77 3.84 1.10 14% 14th/26th Sheehan opening w/Yarbs slated to be primary & he’s been bananas w/LAD
10 Griffin Canning LAA at TBR x x 116 4.42 1.24 20% 14th/4th Solid down the stretch: 3.58 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 23% K-BB in his L5 outings (4 starts, 1 relief app.)
11 David Peterson NYM at PHI x x 100 5.22 1.59 15% 2nd/7th Has 8+ Ks in 3 of his L4 and worth a look despite the matchup
12 Ranger Suárez PHI v NYM x x 113 3.80 1.40 13% 18th/23rd Like him more w/the ACTUAL matchup (original had ATL)
13 Miles Mikolas STL v MIL x 182 4.84 1.32 11% 15th/24th HRs have sunk him lately: 6.38 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 7% K-BB w/11 HR in 48 IP
14 Jake Irvin WSN v ATL 118 4.34 1.37 9% 4th/1st Allowed more than 4 ER just 1x this yr (May 14th), but it’s ATL so I can’t do it
15 Hunter Gaddis CLE v BAL 39 4.85 1.33 6% 5th/15th
16 Johan Oviedo PIT at CHC 166 4.27 1.36 10% 26th/10th
17 Luis Medina OAK v DET 98 5.56 1.55 10% 28th/28th
18 Ross Stripling SFG at LAD 81 5.40 1.32 15% 2nd/2nd
Recommendations for Roto 5×5 Leagues

Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and Content Director for OOTP Perfect Team. Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer and on Twitch at sporer.

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Keith Hernandez' catmember
5 months ago

Baltimore playing Cleveland, Paul?

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5 months ago
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You are the best, man. Thanks for another great season and everything you do! 🙏