Each day of the 2022 baseball season, I look at today’s and tomorrow’s list of scheduled pitchers and rank their matchups for your fantasy baseball streams.
There’s a lot that goes into it and you can hang out with me on Twitch.tv/pitcherlist to talk about the specific pitches I do every weekday morning from 9am to 11am ET. If you have any questions about these ranks, please ask them during the morning Twitch AMA. These are my office hours as I generally do not respond to comments on the site.
There are four tiers to this ranking for 12 teamers:
Auto start – Just do it. Don’t think about it, start with the man.
Probably beginning – I’ll probably start with these weapons, although I recognize the risk is greater than we would like. It’s either a tough matchup for a good pitcher or a weak lineup for a fugitive arm.
Questionable start – There are situations where I would take the risk, either with a strong enough advantage on the skill side or a bad offense for a pitcher to exploit.
Don’t start – The reward is not worth the risk. Do not do it.
Obviously, there will be circumstances where pitchers should rotate between teams specific to your situation, and these new tiers should provide a little more help than last year’s straight table.
Please keep in mind that streaming is far from a perfect game. In fact, if they exercise more than half the time, I would call it a success. These matchup rankings and streamer picks will differ wildly from actual results throughout the year, so please excuse the scathing comments and tweets. I’m just trying to help!
Be sure to read the notes if you’re wondering why I choose certain pitchers over others – I won’t go into all of them and hopefully answer any questions you may have.
There is a second table for tomorrow is Also, start pitcher matchups and help everyone use their nightly pickups. Please note, however, these matchups are subject to change will let’s be where I’ve got the wrong pitcher running. Thank you for your future understanding.
Finally, there are my streaming picks of the day, and please keep that in mind I am forced to choose a streamer every day. Those highlighted in it Green are in the second row and I would roll with them anywhere. The most common are those in Yellow in the third tier and should be decent if you’re looking some on a specific day. After all, these are Red is that me Yes, really don’t want to start (after all, they’re marked “Do Not Start”) but have no choice. Don’t stream these guys until you’re really desperate. A streaming pick is defined as “listed in 20% or fewer leagues,” meaning Yes, really stresses that I would be happy if over 50% of these worked. I could do the whole sub 30/40% lineup, but it’s no fun. You can instead use the rankings to see who those picks would be.
(NC contact) – Outlines that a pitcher will be opened for the day and the listed pitcher follows the opener.
As I do my rankings, I thought it would be helpful to present a table showing how we rank offenses. Dave Swan makes one unbelievable Task to feature future SP matches every 2-3 weeks in this article and I decided to use his Offensive ranks to share them with all of you here:
Nick’s Loose Team Offense Rankings (Updated 06/16)
I’m sure it will change throughout the year + there are differences between teams and LHP or RHP but it’s a great general chart to keep in mind for all of you.
Alright, let’s get to that.
Streamer record 2022: 45-39
Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings
- Once again a fairly uncomplicated top class for Sunday. These are your aces + Luis Castillo, who earned your trust on a Sunday against an Atlanta team battling right-handers.
- The top three of the second division could earn their way to the top division in the future. Luke Giolito played well for one game but is not out of the woods yet. Charlie Morton took a step back on the last launch, and unfortunately it did Shane Baz has to deal with the Jays on his fourth outing this year. I’m sure they will be at the bottom of the street in the top division.
- The rest of the second tier has the usual suspects of solid but not elite weapons. Framber Valdez, Jordan Montgomery, Adam Wainwright, and Carlo Carrasco All get decent matchups and have a good shot at 6+ frames.
- Bears at the end of the stage Jon Gray and Tarik Skubal, two pitches at opposite times of their seasons. is grey Cruise, but has to contend with the Mets while Skubal is at his lowest ebb and not a confident game despite facing the Royals.
- The start of the third stage is Devin Schmelzer marks our streaming picks of the day as he faces the Orioles. He’s been rewarded for trusting managers on his last two outings, but the Orioles are quick to ruin days at the park. Let’s hope Smeltzer packs a punch.
- Ross Stripling could also be a solid option as he’s in the roster in around 30% of leagues. The Rays aren’t as tough as the Yankees, White Sox, or Red Sox, the three teams Stripling just produced against.
- To update: It looks like Brady Singer Go with me on Sunday Kris Bubic goes on Saturday. I added Singer to the table below Smeltzer and Stripling since Singer is a coin toss, even against the Tigers.
- The bottom trio in the rankings is sure to make managers sweat. Triston McKenzie has his toughest game of the year coming up against the Yankees, MacKenzie Gore has lost his footing for the past three weeks and has to deal with the Dodgers, and Zack Gallen was blown up just prior to this matchup in Coors. Terrible timing for terrible matchups.
- The last row hosts many desperate dart throws for your Sunday. Jose Quintana had excellent command and survived his last two starts while Tyler Wells was all the rage in June but can struggle against the Twins’ powerful offense.
- I know we Don’t trust the feddes but the one exception over the years Has were the marlins. They’re a bit better offensively this year, but maybe there’s something to consider.
- And hello, Connor Seabold just earned a gallows pole despite allowing 7 ER against the Jays. Maybe he can keep those puffs while preventing the Cubs from scoring.
Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings
Tomorrow’s pitcher rankings
- First off, let me say that the last two weeks of streaming have been Rough. The exciting options have gone down, I’ll take the wrong side of the coin toss, or the landscape itself is in a terrible place. Just to clarify, despite the need for it from me to need To pick a streamer each day, I usually finish the season around 60/40, and this is just one of those tricky stages. It’s affecting me (it’s impossible not to!) and I feel for everyone who’s been leaning on them lately and getting burned for it. I’m all with you and better times are ahead.
- H’ok, that being said, our national holiday only has three de facto arms in the top row and quite a lot blegh At the end. You can’t ask for much better than that Carlos Rodon, Alek Manoah, and Julio Urías faced weak attacks on Monday. What a start to the week.
- I considered Kyle Wright in the same class, but he’s not as solid as the other three at the moment and faces a dangerous offensive line from the Cardinals. I’d still start with him, but it’s not like a slam dunk (hey, that’s the wrong sport).
- Joining Wright are in the second row Sean Manaea and Taijuan Walker. Manaea was fairly consistent but failed to make the final move with his secondaries to become a top 25 starter. He should be a safe bet against the Mariners.
- As for Taijuan Walker, his arsenal has been bouncing all over the place this season and it’s… worked. It’s making me more concerned than I’d like, but hey, you start man right away.
- The third stage begins with Zach Plesac, who found his slider and improved his switch control in the last month. I still have him in the third row despite facing the Tigers because of his low bottom, although this may be the most obvious day of success we’ve seen from Plesac in a while.
- Michael Wacha follows after that since he’s been surprising me lately. Sure he wasn’t Perfect, but he gets the Rays who don’t put up much of a fight. I think you’re okay chasing a win here.
- I’m bloody sick of it Eric Lauer, but I recognize that this might work if he’s sitting 94mph and keeping the heaters up. Understand it completely if you just want to move on to something else instead.
- I know, I know, Patrick Corbin dealt a lot of pain this year. However, He just fanned out thirteen batters over eight frames and now he’s getting the marlins. It’s a dangerous game we’re playing.
- The lowest level is big. It starts with Dane reminder and Konnor Pilkington, who get some nice matchups against the Orioles and the Tigers. I’m not able to trust them despite their opponents but it’s a better situation than the others below. Maybe Dunning has his command and maybe Pilk has his change.
- I never know how to feel Justin Steele, Those who have days when their fastball deserves enough puffs or balls will find gloves to make the day worthwhile. The Brewers have brought in their bats and they’re making it too risky for me.
- Select the rest of the stage. Do you want to take a shot Alex Faedo with his slider? How about Dylan Bundy Will the White Sox Survive? Maybe Johnny Cueto can six go against the twins? Or do you want the coin toss of Dakota Hudson against Atlanta?
- As for Jake Odorizzi and Luis Patino, I don’t trust they can last long enough for these beginnings to be worth your time.
Tomorrow’s pitcher rankings
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