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Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings: Pablo Lopez, Zach Eflin, Logan Webb (Week 11)

Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings: Pablo Lopez, Zach Eflin, Logan Webb (Week 11)

While we lament the loss of Jacob deGrom (SP – TEX) for another year-and-a-half, we are excited about the return of Triston McKenzie (SP – CLE) last week and, to a lesser extent, Aaron Civale (SP – CLE) and Mike Clevinger (SP – CWS). In addition, the Dodgers expect Julio Urias (SP – LAD) to return on Sunday, and thus, he returns to our rankings. Below are our top-50 starters for next week based on ability, matchups, number of scheduled starts, and momentum.

The rankings below are for the week beginning Monday, June 12.

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Top-50 Starting Pitcher Rankings: Week 11

For those new to this column, our planning starts with the rest-of-season Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) and is adjusted based on FantasyPros’ Pitcher Planner and their season-to-date statistics. As rotations change frequently, double-check the planner before setting your lineup. The complete top 50 is below, but first, let’s review some of next week’s more intriguing matchups.

Two-Start Starters with Matchups We Love

Our top dog this week is Spencer Strider (SP – ATL), who is not only tremendous but gets Detroit on the road and the Rockies at home, as does his teammate, Charlie Morton (SP – ATL). Pablo Lopez (SP – MIN) gets a massive ranking bump thanks to slated starts against the Brewers and Tigers at home. Tampa’s Zach Eflin (SP – TB) has been sneaky good this season. He’ll face the A’s in Oakland and the Padres in San Diego, which isn’t as tough a matchup as we thought it would be pre-season.

Two-Start Starters with Matchups We Hate

We like Logan Webb (SP – SF) and love that he has two starts next week. However, we aren’t pleased that both will be on the road vs. the Cardinals and Dodgers. Chris Bassitt (SP – TOR) also has two road games on tap. First, he’ll square off against the Orioles in Baltimore, then travel to Arlington, Texas, where he’ll face the red-hot Rangers’ offense. Lance Lynn (SP – CWS) has had a disappointing 2023 thus far outside of a still excellent 10.16 K/9. However, we wouldn’t blame you if you bench him against the Dodgers and Mariners on the road next week.

One-Start Starters with Matchups We Love

Rays’ teammates Tyler Glasnow (SP – TB) and Taj Bradley (SP – TB) should benefit from their upcoming matchups against the Athletics in Oakland. Similarly, the Twins’ duo of Joe Ryan (SP – MIN) and Sonny Gray (SP – MIN) get the divisional-rival and offensively-challenged Tigers in Minneapolis. A third member of Minnesota’s rotation, Bailey Ober (SP – MIN), also has a plum matchup at home against the Brewers, who really struggle to score runs on the road.

One-Start Starters with Matchups We Hate

Shohei Ohtani (SP – LAA) and Kevin Gausman (SP – TOR), two of this season’s top fantasy starters, will take on the Rangers in Texas next week. These guys are auto-starts, but it’s a matchup to dread. Dylan Cease (SP – CWS), who has struggled with walks this year, will have to face the patient Dodgers in L.A. Don’t expect him to pitch deep into that game.

Rank Player Matchup(s)
1 Spencer Strider @DET, COL (two starts)
2 Zack Wheeler (SP – PHI) @ARI, @OAK (two starts)
3 Pablo Lopez MIL, DET (two starts)
4 Gerrit Cole (SP – NYY) @NYM
5 Shane McClanahan (SP – TB) @SD
6 Logan Gilbert (SP – SEA) MIA, CHW (two starts)
7 Shohei Ohtani @TEX
8 Zac Gallen (SP – ARI) CLE
9 Luis Castillo (SP – SEA) MIA
10 Corbin Burnes (SP – MIL) @MIN
11 Joe Ryan DET
12 Kevin Gausman @TEX
13 Joe Musgrove (SP – SD) CLE, TB (two starts)
14 Sandy Alcantara (SP – MIA) @WSH
15 Framber Valdez (SP – HOU) WSH
16 Cristian Javier (SP – HOU) WSH
17 Max Scherzer (SP – NYM) NYY
18 Logan Webb @STL, @LAD (two starts)
19 Aaron Nola (SP – PHI) @ARI
20 Clayton Kershaw (SP – LAD) CHW
21 Justin Verlander (SP – NYM) NYY
22 Julio Urias SF
23 Hunter Brown (SP – HOU) WSH, CIN (two starts)
24 Chris Bassitt @BAL, @TEX (two starts)
25 Charlie Morton @DET, COL (two starts)
26 Yu Darvish (SP – SD) CLE
27 George Kirby (SP – SEA) MIA
28 Tyler Glasnow @OAK
29 Jesus Luzardo (SP – MIA) @SEA, @WSH (two starts)
30 Nathan Eovaldi (SP – TEX) LAA
31 Freddy Peralta (SP – MIL) PIT
32 Hunter Greene (SP – CIN) @HOU
33 Dylan Cease @LAD
34 Zach Eflin @OAK, @SD (two starts)
35 Shane Bieber (SP – CLE) @ARI
36 Jon Gray (SP – TEX) LAA, TOR (two starts)
37 Sonny Gray DET
38 Tony Gonsolin (SP – LAD) CHW, SF (two starts)
39 Mitch Keller (SP – PIT) @MIL
40 Luis Severino (SP – NYY) @NYM
41 Lance Lynn @LAD, @SEA (two starts)
42 Lucas Giolito (SP – CWS) @SEA
43 Triston McKenzie @ARI
44 Marcus Stroman (SP – CHC) PIT
45 Bryce Miller (SP – SEA) CHW
46 Tanner Bibee (SP – CLE) @SD, @ARI (two starts)
47 James Paxton (SP – BOS) COL, NYY (two starts)
48 Bobby Miller (SP – LAD) SF
49 Bailey Ober MIL
50 Taj Bradley @OAK

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