Starting Pitcher Streamer Rankings Fantasy Baseball: 4/23 & 4/24

Nick Pollack ranks the starting pitcher streamers for today & tomorrow.

Here are today and tomorrow’s daily SP Streamer rankings for fantasy baseball.

Every day of the 2024 baseball season, I’ll be looking at today and tomorrow’s slate of scheduled starting pitchers and ranking their matchups for your fantasy baseball streams.

There’s a lot that goes into this and you can hang out with me on Playback.tv/pitcherlist to talk about the specific ranks as I make them every weekday morning from 10am – 12pm ET. If you have questions about these ranks, please ask during the morning Playback AMA. Those are my office hours as I generally don’t answer comments on the site.

There are four tiers to these rankings with 12-teamers in mind:

Auto-Start – Just do it. Don’t overthink this, start the man. This includes “if I have them rostered, I’m starting them” pitchers.

Probably Start – I’m likely starting these arms, though I recognize there is more risk than we’d like there to be. Either it’s a tough matchup for a good-not-elite pitcher or a weak lineup for a volatile arm. These pitchers have a 50% or greater chance of performing well in my view and I’m starting them in the majority of situations.

Questionable Start – Think of this tier as “I don’t want to start these pitchers in a vacuum, but you could do worse.” Streamers found in this tier are not pitchers I’m targeting and are only if you are in dire need of one. To play it safe with streaming, just start the Probably Start streamers.

Do Not Start – The reward is not worth the risk. Don’t do it. Seriously, these pitchers have a very slim chance of success or sometimes none at all.

Obviously, there will be circumstances where pitchers should move between teams for your situation specifically and these new tiers should act as a little more help than the straight table from last year.

Please keep in mind that streaming is far from a perfect play. In fact, if they work out over half the time, I’d consider it a success. These matchup rankings & streamer picks are going to be wildly different than the actual results throughout the year, so please, have sympathy before the scathing comments and tweets. I’m only trying to help!

Make sure to read the notes if you’re wondering why I’m favoring certain pitchers over others – I won’t get to everyone and hopefully I answer what questions you will have.

There is a second table for tomorrow’s starting pitcher matchups as well, helping everyone get a jump on their nightly pickups. Please note that these matchups are subject to change, though, and there will be times when I have the incorrect pitcher going. I thank you for your future understanding.

Finally, there are my streaming picks of the day, and please keep in mind that I am forced to pick a streamer every day. Those highlighted in Green are that day’s streaming pick in the second tier and I’d roll with them everywhere. Those in Yellow are in the third tier and should be okay if you’re searching for something on a given day, but I don’t recommend streaming unless you’re in need. Finally, those are Red are those I really don’t want to start (they are labeled as “Do Not Start”, after all) but have no other choice. Don’t stream these guys until you are truly desperate. A streaming pick is defined as “rostered in 20% or fewer leagues according to Fantasy Pros. This really emphasizes the point that I’d be happy if over 50% of these worked. I could do the whole sub 30/40% rostered, but there’s no fun in that. You can use the rankings to realize who would be those picks, instead.

(Opener) – Outlines that a pitcher is being opened for that day & the pitcher listed will follow the opener.

As I do my rankings, I thought it would be helpful to showcase a table of how we’re ranking offenses (in alphabetical order by tier):

Nick’s Loose Team Offense Rankings (Updated 4/22)

I’m sure it’ll change through the year + there are differences to be made about teams vs. LHP or RHP, but it works as a general table that y’all should keep in mind.

Alright, let’s get to it.


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The streaming record is determined by “Was this a productive game for 12-teamers if I started them?” Roughly a PQS with a Win and a strikeout per inning with a sub 1.20 WHIP, with a minimum of 5 IP. Close calls are decided by Playback chat.


Nick’s 2024 Streamer Record: 18-8

My pick yesterday: Chris Paddack vs. CHW

PL Bot’s 2024 Streamer Record: 16-10

PL Bot’s Pick yesterday: Chris Paddack vs. CHW

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My streaming pick of the day is Underlined and Italicized.


Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings




Pablo López vs. CHW – Aces gonna ace.

Kevin Gausman @ KCR – Aces gonna ace.

Logan Webb vs. NYM – Aces gonna ace.

Grayson Rodriguez @ LAA – Aces gonn ace.

Max Fried vs. MIA – Aces gonna ace. Lower than Grayson simply because things have been slightly weird for Fried, despite feeling better long-term.

Ryan Pepiot vs. DET – His fastball is working as it should and if his change is cooking, this should be a breeze. Still a little tepid on the slider.

Marcus Stroman vs. OAK – It’s Oakland. All kinds of safe heree.

Logan Gilbert @ TEX – The Rangers are a strong crew, but we’re still rolling with this, of course.

Michael King @ COL – Coors isn’t as terrifying as it once was.


Probably Starts


Tanner Houck @ CLE – Houck has been a little volatile thus far and the Guardians aren’t a terrible offense. Very much worthwhile, but not a slam dunk.

Cristopher Sánchez @ CIN – Sánchez seems to be in a good place, though there is risk heading into Cincy.

James Paxton @ WSN – He just walked eight batters. He also gets the Nationals and has a great Win chance.

Michael Wacha vs. TOR – If Wacha has his usual command, this should be fine.

Luis Severino @ SFG – It’s a great matchup for Severino, even if I’m not the biggest believer in his arsenal.


Questionable Starts


Dane Dunning vs. SEA – Dunning isn’t one to chase, but the Mariners don’t pose a major threat. A decent Win stream here.

Wade Miley @ PIT – Miley hasn’t found his groove quite yet, though this is a solid opportunity for 5+ frames with good ratios.

Andrew Abbott vs. PHI – Abbott is a Cherry Bomb hosting what should be a strong offense in a HR park. Strikeouts could flow, but at what cost?

Erick Fedde @ MIN – He’s a bottom-end Toby and the ceiling isn’t all too high given the CrySox’s offensive struggles.


Do Not Starts


Kenta Maeda @ TBR – I nearly put Maeda in the third tier, but he’s looking rough as of late. I hope the Rays make this easy on him, allowing for at least a strikeout an inning.

Trevor Rogers @ ATL – It’s Atlanta and we should sit this out, even if I feel excited for Rogers’ BSB approach.

Griffin Canning vs. BAL – His velocity jumped back up against the Rays last week, but are his secondaries good enough? And even at his best, does that stave off the hawt O’s?

J.P. France @ CHC – As long as his cutter is cooking and the Astros offense wakes up (huge IFs, y’all), France should come through.

Tommy Henry @ STL – Henry has been oddly decent at times…? The are also Cardinals are struggling a ton right now.

Jordan Wicks vs. HOU – My heart says Wicks should be higher as the Astros offense isn’t firing quite yet, however, Wicks has yet to showcase his ceiling in a single start.

Bailey Falter vs. MIL – He has moments with his heater upstairs and secondaries underneath, but hot dang is that ceiling low.

Ryan Feltner vs. SDP – Feeltner has some fun qualities with a slider that’s earning whiffs + a flat attack angle four-seamer, but it’s Coors. And the Colorado coaching staff/Front office. And the Padres.

Ben Lively vs. BOS – It’s not Fenway and Lively was actually good once. That’s it? It’s the bottom of DNS, y’all.

Steven Matz vs. ARI – Matz can’t be trusted and the Sneks are solid.

Paul Blackburn @ NYY – Blackburn had a fun ride to start the year against weak clubs. You know better than to get attached.


UPDATE: TBD Milwaukee SP – With Miley on the IL, we’re in the dark regarding who gets the pearl. Could easily be a bullpen game.


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Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings




Freddy Peralta @ PIT – Aces gonna ace.

Joe Ryan vs. CHW – Aces gonna ace. Oh myyyyyy.


Probably Starts


Garrett Crochet @ MIN – Don’t let his last outing get to you.

Reynaldo López vs. MIA – He’s done well thus far, though a sub 10% SwStr on his four-seamer with an unsustainable ICR and 90%+ LOB rate is going to come back and bite him soon. Likely not against the Marlins though.

Blake Snell vs. NYM – If you have him, you’re starting him each time in hopes it’s this start.

Jack Flaherty @ TBR – His breakers are great and it’s the Rays.

Clarke Schmidt vs. OAK – An easy streaming pick of the day against a poor Oakland lineup.

Jordan Montgomery @ STL – He’s The Bear and doesn’t have the same upside as those above.

Bryce Miller @ TEX – It’s the Rangers. I hope Bryce dominates and showcases a full arsenal to begin flirtation with an AGA tag. A man can dream…


Questionable Starts


Sean Manaea @ SFG – A decent matchup, though I’m not a fan of what Manaea brings to the table.

Tyler Alexander vs. DET – He’s the new Fratty Pirate for the Rays, which can work against the lowly Tigers.

Nick Lodolo vs. PHI – This is in Cincy and while the strikeouts are appealing, it’s a tough sell. That said, I may be undervaluing this with Harper out on Paternity leave and Castellanos’ early struggles

Yariel Rodríguez @ KCR – The Jays aren’t letting him go long in starts and the Royals pack a punch.

Jon Gray vs. SEA – If Gray has his slider and heater working together, he can take advantage of a middling offense.

Dean Kremer @ LAA – This is a chance for a Win, though Kremer’s repertoire brings little excitement.

Spencer Turnbull @ CIN – He’s had a great run, however this is Cincy. Things can get rough quickly.

Landon Knack @ WSN – It’s such a good matchup that if the Dodgers actually let him go five frames, a Win can fall in your lap.


Do Not Starts


Spencer Arrighetti @ CHC – I actually think Arrighetti has intrigue, but a start against the Cubs doesn’t make me want to gamble with the Pasta Pirate.

Jameson Taillon vs. HOU – I wasn’t too impressed with Taillon’s overall command last time out and even with their recent struggles, I’m be worried to square him up against Houston.

Kyle Gibson vs. ARI – Who knows. Who knows…

Cooper Criswell @ CLE – The Sawx have limited him a bit and his sinker/sweeper isn’t much to call home about.

Alec Marsh vs. TOR – Hey, he’s done well against the Orioles twice, maybe it carries over to the Jays?

Tyler Anderson vs. BAL – The Orioles are too dang hot y’all.

Carlos Carrasco vs. BOS – He was just able to survive in Fenway. I wouldn’t go double-or-nothing here.

Joe Boyle @ NYY – If he can actually flirt with a 60% fastball strike rate, there’s a chance. (X) Doubt.

Matt Waldron @ COL – Do Knuckleballs work better or worse in Coors? Worse because of less air, right? It doesn’t matter, Don’t Trust A Knuckleballer.

Jake Irvin vs. LAD – He’s done this once before, I guess.

Quinn Priester vs. MIL – I don’t trust him in the slightest. It’s just a good slider at times.

Ty Blach vs. SDP – COL story, bro.

Kyle Tyler @ ATL – A reliever getting a “start” against Atlanta?! Absolutely not.


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Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

One response to “Starting Pitcher Streamer Rankings Fantasy Baseball: 4/23 & 4/24”

  1. mario says:

    Paxton @ WAS today, or Keller vs MIL on Wed?

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