Expected SP Schedules Weeks 11-12: Garrett Keeps Crocheting Dominance

EVERY starter on EVERY team broken down!

This was another fun week of pitching. Tarik Skubal hit 102 MPH in his start on Sunday, which is absolutely insane. Garrett Crochet continued his streak of good performances. Taj Bradley had a huge bounce-back performance against the same team that got to him for 9 runs in his last start. Aaron Nola enters the week coming off of a shutout performance, to name a few pitchers who stood out over the course of the week.

Don’t forget this list of helpful terms as you scroll through this week’s expected starting pitching matchups.

(OFF) means the team has an off-day before they play that team.

(DH) indicates a doubleheader that day.

SPOT is used when that game might be projected to be someone different than the mainstay in the rotation. Notes will explain.

??? represents an unclear rotational spot, and the notes will explain options.

This week’s offense rankings from Nick look a little different. There’s been a significant drop off of top-end hitting units. Be sure to check it out before diving into pitching schedules.


Nick’s Loose Team Offense Rankings (Updated 6/3)


AL East


Orioles’ Expected Starters
  • The latest update on Dean Kremer is that he’s throwing bullpens, but will still likely require a rehab stint prior to coming back. There’s not a given timetable at the time of writing.
Red Sox Expected Starters
  • I thought this was going to be a breakout year for Brayan Bello. If he can rediscover his changeup, things should improve.
Yankees’ Expected Starters
  • Cody Poteet enters the week coming off an outing where he threw 4.2 shutout innings against the Dodgers, but he did walk 3 while only striking out 1.
Rays’ Expected Starters
  • Baseball is so fun. Taj Bradley gave up 9 runs against the Orioles, and then a week later he threw 5 innings, giving up 1 run and striking out 7.
Blue Jays’ Expected Starters
  • It’s official, Alek Manoah needs Tommy John surgery and is out for the rest of the year.


AL Central


White Sox Expected Starters
  • Garrett Crochet has casually gone from an injury-prone reliever to a dominant starter who has given up 8 runs and struck out 63 batters across his last 46 innings. See? Baseball is easy!
Guardians’ Expected Starters
  • Tanner Bibee is coming off back-to-back 7 strikeout outings where he’s given up a total of 3 earned runs. That’s good momentum heading into a start at Great American Ballpark.
Tigers’ Expected Starters
Royals’ Expected Starters
Twins’ Expected Starters
  • That’s a lot of green over the next few weeks. With as good as this rotation is, this could be bad for the opposing hitters.


AL West


Astros’ Expected Starters
  • After taking a line drive off his calf Spencer Arrighetti is not expected to miss his next turn in the rotation.
Angels’ Expected Starters
  • Reid Detmers gave up 4 home runs in his first start after being sent down to Triple-A. He still struck out 8 across 5 innings.
Athletics’ Expected Starters
  • Our projections have Ross Stripling projected to be back when the Athletics host Minnesota in a few weeks, though a lot can happen between now and then.
Mariners’ Expected Starters
  • There’s not much to say here. If this group stays healthy, it’s one of the best in the league.
Rangers’ Expected Starters
  • Jon Gray threw just 2.1 innings in his first start back from injury, but they were shutout innings where he struck out 4. In his second outing, he went 7 innings, indicating he should be back at full strength.


NL East


Atlanta Expected Starters
  • Entering the week, Spencer Schwellenbach has two starts under his belt where he’s given up a combined 9 earned runs while walking 5 and striking out 13. Things don’t get any easier with his next start coming against Baltimore.
Marlins’ Expected Starters
  • A couple of good starts had things looking up for Sixto Sánchez, but the injury bug found him yet again. He is on the 15-day IL with shoulder inflammation. Remember he missed all of 3 the last seasons because of shoulder surgeries.
Mets’ Expected Starters
  • Getting Miami early in the week is a good start for this rotation. They get the Padres after that, which is a mixed bag for streaming purposes.
Phillies’ Expected Starters
  • Aaron Nola enters the week after throwing 7 shutout innings against Milwaukee. Boston should be a good matchup for him, not that matchups matter. He stays in the fantasy lineup.
Nationals’ Expected Starters
  • Right now it’s DJ Herz, however, our projections have Trevor Williams returning when the rotation spot comes around the second time at Colorado.


NL Central


Cubs’ Expected Starters
  • There is a lot of green this week for the six-man rotation. This is the second week in a row the Cubs project to have this size rotation.
Reds’ Expected Starters
  • Our projections have Nick Martinez being skipped the first time through the rotation with all the off days. He is slated to return the second time through.
Brewers’ Expected Starters
  • Our projections are a little all over the place for the Brewers rotation. Aaron Ashby is only slated for one start, then Tobias Myers is projected to throw on four days. Also, Jakob Junis and Joe Ross are projected to mix in. Frankly, there was no way for me to present it that made sense. So if you’re looking into Brewers pitching this week, trust the player notes that say who is slated to start.
Pirates’ Expected Starters
  • Luis Ortiz looked really good in his last long relief outing, going 4.1 scoreless innings. He’s projected to start in Colorado this week.
Cardinals’ Expected Starters


NL West


DBacks’ Expected Starters
  • Zac Gallen is throwing bullpens and as of right now is slated to return at the end of the week. The White Sox will provide a good matchup in his projected return.
Rockies’ Expected Starters
  • Note: Coors Field is where balls go to fly a long way. If the Rockies are at home, then their pitchers will bear the brunt of that from a value standpoint.
  • Getting Pittsburgh at the end of the week is a good matchup, but they’ll be in Coors. Per usual, stream Rockies starters at your own risk.
Dodgers’ Expected Starters
  • Last week it looked like Bobby Miller would return, but he did not. He has started his rehab assignment and should be back soon.
Padres’ Expected Starters
  • Per our projections, Yu Darvish should return at the end of the week after an IL stint for hamstring tightness.
Giants’ Expected Starters
  • Blake Snell is slated to be back and replace Spencer Howard in the rotation next week, putting this rotation back at full force.

Trevor Hooth

Loves watching MiLB and talking about it. Millikin University alum and optimistic Tigers fan.

One response to “Expected SP Schedules Weeks 11-12: Garrett Keeps Crocheting Dominance”

  1. Jacoby Cerneka says:

    Ryan Weathers is hurt

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