Starting Pitcher Chart – September 7th

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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.

Starter Notes September 7, 2023
1 Luis Castillo SEA at TBR x x x 169.1 3.19 1.03 21% 2nd/4th
2 Max Fried ATL v STL x x x 60.2 2.52 1.15 20% 22nd/16th
3 Ryan Pepiot LAD at MIA x x x 14 1.29 0.71 23% 19th/23rd Should continue to start down the stretch making him viable everywhere
4 Carlos Rodón NYY v DET x x x 42.2 5.70 1.34 9% 24th/26th Made it 5 IP last time out and even notched a W!
5 Eduardo Rodriguez DET at NYY x x x 124.1 3.11 1.12 18% 3rd/7th With NYY’s strength vL, there may some spots where you want skip if you’re protecting
6 Javier Assad CHC v ARI x x 87 2.69 1.18 10% 10th/11th Has a 1.95 ERA/1.03 WHIP in his L6, though just a 12% K-BB; streamable anywhere, but still need to be careful
7 Griffin Canning LAA v CLE x x 104.2 4.30 1.19 20% 25th/22nd Quietly doing well since returning from the IL: 3.60 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 29% K-BB
8 Braxton Garrett MIA v LAD x x 140 3.86 1.15 20% 8th/4th It’s the Dodgers so I don’t blame anyone for skipping, but I’m inclined to take the shot
9 Zack Littell TBR v SEA x 63.1 4.69 1.26 16% 3rd/13th 3 straight 4 ER outings in a row has pushed his to 4.30 as a starter
10 Ryne Nelson ARI at CHC 125 5.47 1.46 8% 21st/9th
11 Cal Quantrill CLE at LAA 73 6.16 1.51 5% 28th/10th
12 Adam Wainwright STL at ATL 83.1 8.10 1.98 3% 6th/1st
Recommendations for Roto 5×5 Leagues


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7 months ago

I would be willing to give Quantrill a look in deeper leagues; LAA’s offense is much weaker without Trout and with Ohtani not being at full capacity because of his oblique injury.