The List 9/11: Ranking Every SP ROS Based On Expected Schedules – Week 24

9/11 - Top 100 Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings for 2023

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It’s that time of the year where we shift from the traditional Top 100 ranking of The List to a stupid long article outlining every single expected Starting Pitcher start and ranking them all together in one smattering that kinda makes sense and should help your team.

Yeah, it’s a lot to take in, but it’s what I think is the most helpful way of talking about the final four weeks of the season and it’s what you see before you.

First thing’s first, I want to thank Scott Youngson for creating the offensive hitter tiers below and creating the individual team tables. I then went in, added notes to each team, then created a table of nearly 160 pitchers and ranked them + added highlights to great and terrible schedules at the very bottom.

These schedules are going to change. Seriously, even the daily streaming pitchers article I write often changes and that’s published just hours before game time. Use this article as a guide to understand the flow of rotations and move the respective pitchers around as needed when changes happen.

For each edition of The List, I have a set of rules to outline my thought process and how to best use these rankings. Please take note:

  1. This is 5×5, 12-teamer, H2H format focused. It generally is the same as roto as well, but make sure you adjust accordingly.
  2. Again, these tables are going to change. I’m trying to give a general idea of it, but injured pitchers returning, rainouts, bumped starters, callups, etc. mean the orders are all messed up. It happens, nothing I can do about it.
  3. The notes outline oh-so-much to help your team. Please read the notes if you can instead of just scrolling to the bottom.

Pretty straightforward stuff. Let’s take a look at how I’m loosely ranking these matchups for the next month (which, also, will change. These are humans, after all):

Nick’s Loose Offense Rankings (Updated 9/4)


Now let’s jump to the expected schedules for each team starting September 5th. Please note:

(OFF) means the team was off the day before
(DH) means that those games are part of a doubleheader


Arizona Diamondbacks


Ryne Nelson – I was less encouraged than I wanted to be in Ryne’s return to the majors and I’d wager he’ll hurt more than help down the stretch. That said, if the cutter comes alive against the Mets, then CHC + @NYY could be appealing.

Zac Gallen – Aces gonna ace.

Merrill Kelly – That’s a beautiful trio of starts to end the year and it may be a fourth if the Sneks are fighting for a Wild Card spot on the final day of the year – Arizona could push up Gallen and Kelly in those final two starts and skip Ryne.

Brandon Pfaadt – He’s okay. I don’t love the Cubs start, but the Yanks + White Sox are decent plays.

Zach Davies – I really don’t like his schtick with changeups and not a whole lot else.

Team Notes: As mentioned above, Gallen and Kelly could be moved a bit to start Saturday & Sunday in the final games of the year if the Diamondbacks are fighting for the last Wild Card spot.




Max Fried – He should be an ace here.

Spencer Strider – Aces gonna ace.

Bryce Elder – He’s a decent play against the Marlins and Nationals, but an avoid for the others.

Charlie Morton – He’s a Cherry Bomb and you’re still going to do it.

Kyle Wright – Be careful here. We’ll know more after his clear Still ILL start on Monday night against the Phillies, but it does look like he has the #5 spot in the rotation.

Team Notes: With Wright returning, this should stay steady the rest of the way. There’s a chance Atlanta gives some extra rest to Strider or Morton down the stretch, with a variety of Darius Vines, Dylan Dodd, Jared Shusterand Allan Winans stepping in. If Winans or Vines get a proper start in one series against the Nationals, I’d consider a stream.


Baltimore Orioles


John Means – Means is making his return from TJS against the Cardinals and likely isn’t worth your attention until the Guardians. Let’s hope he’s 92/93 mph with a legit change and breakers for strikes.

Kyle Gibson – You can never predict what Gibson would do. Try, and you’ll fail.

Kyle Bradish – Even against Houston, I think you’re going with Bradish.

Jack Flaherty – It’s weird. I think the skills are better than the results have been, but it’s a risky proposition.

Grayson Rodriguez – Absolutely start the man.

Dean Kremer – He’s been far more helpful than detrimental, though there is some volatility linked to his four-seamer command when the cutter isn’t quite doing its job.

Team Notes: There’s a chance the Orioles slow down GrayRod down the stretch to preserve some innings, but mostly, I imagine this rotation will stick through the end, save for injury. Cole Irvin could appear for a spot start at some point and if it’s the Nationals, that could be worthwhile for a deep stream.


Boston Red Sox


Nick Pivetta – Pivetta is getting starts again and I don’t feel great about it. His rhythm has been disrupted.

Tanner Houck – It’s just a good slider and that’s not enough for me to chase.

Chris Sale – The velocity is dwindling and it’s just too dang risky.

Brayan Bello – The matchups are tough and Bello is more of a Toby than a must-hold. Consider other options.

Kutter Crawford – He’s fine for the White Sox and an arm to avoid against the others.

Team Notes: It isn’t pretty for the Red Sox with James Paxton out for the season with a knee injury. Maybe target that CHW series for some streams, but even that is questionable.


Chicago Cubs


Javier Assad – He just lost his cutter and it’s unclear if he’ll recover in time for the Pirates and Rockie Road.

Jameson Taillon – He’s fresh off the best start we’ve just seen and yet I’d only consider him against the Pirates with a chance for the Brewers start if he’s still boasting the same BSB skills.

Justin Steele – He’s earned the AGA label, which means we’re heavily considering him for his start against Atlanta.

Kyle Hendricks – This is easy. Start him except for Atlanta. Done.

Jordan Wicks – I love his changeup, though there is a little bit of polish left on the cutter and fastball. Regardless of the Coors start on Monday night, I think I’m starting him for the other three.

Team Notes: Marcus Stroman is returning soon in a bullpen role, though that may turn into a rotation spot by the end of the year. We may see some other cast members like Hayden Wesneski get a shot if something opens up as well.


Chicago White Sox


Touki Toussaint – Touki has a shot for some strikeout production if he’s able to comfortably go 70% splitters + curveballs. It would require a whole lot of strikes between them, though, and it’s a tough gamble to make.

Mike Clevinger – He’s a Cherry Bomb at best.

José Ureña – Remember kids, If you start José, Ureña boatload of trouble.

Jesse Scholtens – Don’t do this unless you’re truly desperate.

Dylan Cease – You know how this goes. He’s a Cherry Bomb and worth consideration only if you need strikeouts or are desperate for a miracle.

Team Notes: The matchups are great, the pitchers are not. Michael Kopech is in the bullpen now and I wouldn’t be circling any of these starts, save for a Clevinger outing if desperate.


Cincinnati Reds


Brandon Williamson – He’s returning from the COVID-IL and I’m not sure what we’ll get. The schedule after is lovely, though, and I’m starting him for all of it.

Connor Phillips – I kinda dig Phillips’ heat + sharp breaker and wonder if he could be a sneaky pickup for the Tigers that comes through in a big way. He carries the Shag Rugthough.

Andrew Abbott? – He may be getting a break and missing a turn of the rotation this week. If it’s not Abbott, I’m not sure who takes his spot, but we don’t want to start whoever it is. If Abbott is any of these games, you’re likely starting him for them. He’s still a Toby at worst.

Ben Lively – Nah, I’m not interested in this. The only upside is if Lively can earn a ton of strikes with 50%+ slider usage and we haven’t seen that for a while.

Hunter Greene – He’s a clear start the rest of the way.

Team Notes: Not a whole to go over here. Monitor the starts of Abbott and Williamson and take the shot on Phillips in the short term.


Cleveland Guardians


Cal Quantrill – The man is the Toby who finds a way. Start him for all but the Orioles.

Logan Allen – Ditto for Allen.

Lucas Giolito – I totally get sitting him for Texas, but you should be in for the Royals and Reds after.

Tanner Bibee – I’m a little worried about Texas (and even Baltimore), though I understand you’ve come this far with Bibee and you’re not letting go now.

Gavin Williams – I like Gavin’s raw skills more than Bibee, but I also recognize he’s been more inconsistent. Do what you gut says for the Rangers & Baltimore.

Team Notes: There’s a chance this is a six-man rotation depending on Xzavion Curry getting starts or not across the final three weeks . (adjust according if so + I’d consider Curry only against the Giants, Reds, or Tigers) + if we see Shane Bieber or Triston McKenzie actually return before the end of the year. There’s a chance each get past their Still ILL game and end the season facing the Tigers, making them both a possible stash option.


Colorado Rockies


Chris Flexen – Don’t start any Colorado pitchers.

Ty Blach – Don’t start any Colorado pitchers.

Chase Anderson – Don’t start any Colorado pitchers.

Peter Lambert – Don’t start any Colorado pitchers.

Kyle Freeland – Don’t start any Colorado pitchers.

Team Notes: Don’t start any Colorado pitchers.


Detroit Tigers


Alex Faedo – He has a shot in all but the Dodgers game to produce across 5-6 frames…if he’s able to go enough innings. I’d circle Oakland as a possible stream.

Eduardo Rodriguez – Start him for all except the Dodgers, as you already know.

Reese Olson – There’s some intriguing upside here and the start against the Angels is a good test to see if you want to chase him against the Royals and/or Cleveland.

Tarik Skubal – Aces gonna ace.

Sawyer Gipson-Long – I’d target him for the Angels and Oakland. The closest comp I have is Logan Webb as he’s changeup first with sinkers + sliders backing him up. Not bad company.

Team Notes: You may see some Joey Wentz in here, but that’s about it for intrigue with Matt Manning out for the rest of the season after taking a comebacker to the foot.


Houston Astros


Justin Verlander – He’s not an ace, but you’re gonna treat him like one down the stretch.

Hunter Brown – He’s a Cherry Bomb that you’re gonna start against the Athletics and then make a tough call based on your circumstance.

Cristian Javier – Nope. Javier doesn’t have it.

J.P. France – Two starts against the Royals are all kinds of enticing. I’m not too interested in his outing against the Mariners, though.

Framber Valdez – You’re going to start him for all three, but hot dang, we need that cutter and curve to return to form.

Team Notes: I wonder if we’ll see some loose spot starts here and there to slow down some of the young arms, but for the most part, this is it.


Kansas City Royals


Jordan Lyles – I imagine one of these games will be good for Lyles – he’s a Werewolf but even when trying to weave through the matchups, you’re still going to struggle to figure out which one.

Alec Marsh – There’s a tinge of strikeout potential here and you may want to circle the White Sox and Tigers if you’re in dire need. I’m avoiding in 12-teamers.

Zack Greinke – Greinke does what Greinke does.

Cole Ragans – Who? Oh right, he walked his final three batters against the Jays after demolishing for 5.2 frames. I’m starting him everywhere against Houston and will be watching live on for each of these games. Yes, I host live watch parties for all of Ragans’ starts.

Brady Singer – This is a clear avoid for Singer as a Cherry Bomb who is battling his sinker command.

Team Notes: Don’t get too caught up in this. It’s really just Ragans that matters.


Los Angeles Angels


Patrick Sandoval – I so badly want The Irish Panda to dominate with his slider and changeup in a single game. Sadly, it hasn’t happened in far too long. No thanks.

Chase Silseth – I really hope he’s back and okay. There’s too much haze here to consider Silseth, especially with a splitter involved, but seeing him possibly return is a very good thing in general. Scary stuff.

Griffin Canning – Those are some tasty matchups for Canning if they do in fact push him back behind Silseth. I’m all for Detroit + Oakland and would even consider the Twins, though that’s more of a case-by-case play.

Tyler Anderson – He’s a solid stream against the Tigers and Athletics and a likely avoid against the Twins. He’s a Quality Start play, not a strikeout threat.

Kenny Rosenberg – Kenny looks like a Toby and could come through twice if given these matchups.

Reid Detmers – As much as I want Detmers to be his best self, it would be unwise to expect excellence here.

Team Notes: This hinges on Silseth’s health and if he’s not starting, I imagine we’ll see another cast of characters take his spot – all of which I’d avoid with Silseth’s potential schedule.


Los Angeles Dodgers


Lance Lynn – The matchups are too good to pass up after the Padres…right? Those final three games should be more helpful than disastrous.

Ryan Pepiot – Don’t be over-aggressive against the Padres and you’ll be rewarded with three phenomenal outings for those who held on.

Clayton Kershaw – I wonder how much we’ll actually see of Kershaw as the Dodgers are trying to give him as much rest as he needs to be good to go for the playoffs. When Kershaw starts, you start him.

Bobby Miller – The ace of the Dodgers can be trusted against the Mariners and Giants, though I may not push it inside Coors.

Gavin Stone – I really don’t trust Stone to be a productive fantasy starter, even if the Dodgers have his back.

Team Notes: This rotation is getting thin and you may see some Ryan Yarbrough appear in Kershaw’s or Stone’s spot over time. He’s not the worst option against the Tigers and Giants, especially if you’re chasing a Win. Just hope there’s an opener for it all.


Miami Marlins


Edward Cabrera – I loved what I saw from Edward in his return against the Dodgers and I’d start him against all but Atlanta. There’s a chance he avoids it if the Marlins are still six-man, which would make this even better.

Braxton Garrett – He had a better cutter last time out and it’s possible he looks like a decent Toby the rest of the way. Not a whole lot of upside, but you could get 5-6 innings of production each time.

Eury Pérez – The skills are phenomenal and we should be thankful for the easy schedule down the stretch. We may only see two or three starts, though. Completely depends how the playoff picture shapes up.

Johnny Cueto – You want Cueto magic? You’re not gonna get Cueto magic.

Jesús Luzardo – Atlanta is absolutely no fun, but even that has a chance of working out. Let’s hope he can keep his slider away from the heart of the plate consistently.

Team Notes: Keep in mind, this whole schedule may still be a six-man rotation, which only matters for that Atlanta series. It could mean Cabrera avoids Atlanta + Eury & Braxton don’t get their Pittsburgh starts.


Milwaukee Brewers


Freddy Peralta – Aces gonna ace.

Colin Rea – There’s an outside chance, but unlikely to be worth your time.

Wade Miley – He’s a decent Toby but nothing I’d heavily go for.

Corbin Burnes – It’s like he’s an ace but not an ace? Whatever, start him.

Brandon Woodruff – Aces gonna ace.

Team Notes: I wonder if the Brewers swap in someone else for Rea in the final weeks, maybe Robert Gasserfinally? I’d consider him as a spec add in deeeep leagues if you have the roster spot as he could be worthwhile against the Cardinals or Marlins. Ignore this in 12-teamers and most 15-teamers.


Minnesota Twins


Joe Ryan – That’s a lovely schedule where you’ll likely be starting Ryan even in Coors.

Dallas Keuchel – Noooope.

Kenta Maeda – I’d say 50/50? Maybe even the Reds in Cincy as I’m not sure I should be ranking them as highly as I am. Maeda’s splitter and slider have improved in his last two outings.

Pablo López – Aces gonna ace. He’s so good.

Sonny Gray – As if you’d bench Sonny at this point.

Team Notes: These are your guys unless the Twins elect to swap out Keuchel somewhere along the way. Louie Varland is in the pen now and maybe he gets more time in the rotation again before all is said and done, but that would mean Coors and that ain’t it.


New York Mets


José Butto – He’s throwing harder and that could make for a desperate stream against the Sneks or Marlins, but certainly not for the Phillies.

Joey Lucchesi – This is a desperate play. I would hate to trust it in the slightest.

Kodai Senga – There’s no way you’re holding back Senga now.

David Peterson – He was able to get 10 whiffs with four-seamers upstairs in his last start and the Reds make for an interesting stream, though it’s a desperate play and not one to bank on.

Tylor Megill – Just one more start to go with Megill as he gets the Reds over the weekend.

José Quintana – The same goes for Quintana…or you could press your luck against the Phillies. It’s dangerous.

Team Notes: I wonder if the Mets stick with this six-man rotation or fall back into a five-man. It does save some bullets for Quintana and Senga, though.


New York Yankees


Carlos Rodón – The velocity dropped to 94 mph and change and despite the schedule, it’s hard to endorse Rodón. There’s still a glimpse of hope…

Jhony Brito – Blegh. He doesn’t go deep enough into games and the strikeout upside is minimal.

Michael King – This is exciting, though pitching in Fenway is rough + the Jays are not a team you want to face. He could brave the gauntlet, it’s just a bit too risky for me.

Gerrit Cole – Aces gonna ace.

Clarke Schmidt – These are clear starts save for the Jays, and even then, you may just go with it Schmidt is still cooking.

Team Notes: Not much else to look forward to here. The Yankee offense is putrid, making their Win chances worse than ever, too.


Oakland Athletics


JP Sears – We can target his final too games, but nothing before.

Paul Blackburn – Ditto.

Sean Newcomb – He’s starting again out of nowhere with Kyle Muller backing him up. It’s weird and a shock and fortunately can stay on the wire.

Luis Medina – The slider isn’t back. Nope. Not even against Detroit.

Mason Miller – He won’t be stretched out until the Detroit start, but hot dang do we want to consider him there, even if it’s around 65/70 pitches.

Team Notes: I’m not sure what the full plan is with Ken Waldichuck as he’s been the follower for Mason MillerIf they continue pairing them up, he’s a considerable play in relief against the Tigers as he could snipe a Win and steal some strikeouts along the way.


Philadelphia Phillies


Zack Wheeler – Aces gonna ace. Yup, we’re gonna do it against Atlanta. We’ll get through this together.

Cristopher Sánchez – That dang doubleheader messed us up and now Sánchez is an obvious drop. WELP SO IT GOES. He may be worthwhile for his final start against the Pirates, but he’s not worth the hold.

Aaron Nola – He’s a Cherry BombYep, that’s what he’s been demoted to and no one should disagree.

Ranger Suárez – He’s back in rhythm so it’s a go go go for Ranger down the stretch.

Taijuan Walker – The matchups are nice, though I really don’t like his slow heater + inconsistent cutter and splitter.

Michael Lorenzen – The Vargas Rule has ended. There are worse dart throws than the Mets twice, but I have to think you can do better.

Team Notes: I wonder if they keep the six-man or maybe even cut off guys like Sánchez and Wheeler if the playoff picture is sorted out. Why not Nola? He’s a free agent, y’all.


Pittsburgh Pirates


Bailey Falter – I don’t want to rely on Falter on my squads, but maybe there’s some last minute heroics against the Nationals.

Quinn Priester – Wait, he’s back? Huh. No thanks.

Mitch Keller – He just got trounced by Atlanta (who hasn’t?) and should recover against the Nationals. Gets tricky with the Cubs and Phils, though.

Johan Oviedo – He’s a Cherry Bomb and who knows how this will go. That said, the Yankees are kinda struggling…

Luis L. Ortiz – Please don’t. He’s not the exciting guy from 2022.

Andre Jackson – We’ve seen him survive for six frames before, but it’s unlikely to replicate here.

Team Notes: Honestly, you can just avoid everything but the next start from Mitch Keller and you’ll be happy.


San Diego Padres


Michael Wacha – Don’t start against the Dodgers, start everywhere else.

Blake Snell – Aces gonna ace.

Seth Lugo – Obviously.

Matt Waldron Don’t trust a knuckleballer.

Pedro Avila – If he shows decent enough skills Monday night against the Dodgers, Avila may be an interesting add with this fantastic schedule.

Team Notes: Will we see Joe Musgrove again? He’d take Waldron’s spot and the Padres may elect just to shut him down and make sure he’s good to go in 2024. If he does make one return start, it likely won’t be for very long.


San Francisco Giants


Sean Manaea – He’s at the whim of the Giants and it’s frustrating to watch.

Kyle Harrison – He’s a Cherry Bomb and we don’t know if his command will be there for the Guardians and Sneks.

Logan Webb – That schedule is awful. Obviously start him against Arizona, but it’s up to you for the rest.

Keaton Winn – He just had a 48% CSW and I’m gonna avoid him with these matchups. Rockie Road does that to a man.

Alex Cobb – He’s pitching with a hurt hip and that schedule is horrific.

Team Notes: We’ll see some Jakob Junis and Alex Wood scattered about and it doesn’t matter.


Seattle Mariners


Bryan Woo – He was pushed back to get these two easier outings after sitting 1-2 ticks down on everything and I’m all for starting him. Keep in mind, he’ll likely be on a short leash, though, so consider a bench if you’re chasing QS.

Luis Castillo – Aces gonna ace.

George Kirby – It’s weird. I want to say “screw it, start him the rest of the way”, but I also recognize the massive risk here. Do what you need, I think I’m going for it.

Bryce Miller – Nope, we’re done here.

Logan Gilbert – Yikes. Given the inconsistency of his fastball, I think I’m out, but I imagine one of the Texas starts will go his way.

Team Notes: We may see some Luke Weaver whenever there is a start to skip and that’s a clear avoid.


St. Louis Cardinals


Adam Wainwright – Four games, two wins to get for #200. Good luck.

Drew Rom – I don’t think he’s worthwhile, even against the Reds.

Zack Thompson – Skip his PHI start and consider him for the rest. He’s the best option inside the rotation.

Miles Mikolas – Stop trusting Mikolas.

Dakota Hudson – He’s a desperate QS play where BABIP can go his way. I hate it.

Team Notes: Yeaaaaaah, generally avoid the Cardinals.


Tampa Bay Rays


Zack Littell – I wouldn’t go after Littell at all.

Taj Bradley – He’s a Cherry Bomb and highly dependent on his control. He’s generally opponent agnostic.

Aaron Civale – The matchups aren’t great save for the Angels. If you’re in dire need now, I’d consider swapping out Civale and not blindly holding.

Zach Eflin – Obviously you’re running Eflin out there.

Tyler Glasnow – Aces gonna ace.

Team Notes: Who’s left after these guys? Erasmo Ramírez?!


Texas Rangers


Max Scherzer – Aces gonna ace.

Jordan Montgomery – I don’t love these matchups and Monty has been struggling a bit lately. Maybe consider benching for the Jays and taking it from there.

Nathan Eovaldi – He’s not stretched out and the velocity was better, but not back yet as he was just above 94 mph. I’m scared.

Jon Gray – He had a horrible 2.2 IP outing and should redeem himself against the Guardians. I’m not sure you’ll want him for the Mariners, though.

Andrew Heaney – Unless you enjoy massive anxiety, he’s a flat-out avoid for me.

Dane Dunning – Dunning hasn’t had the cutter/slider working for a while now.

Team Notes: I wonder if the six-man keeps up or if it contracts to a five-man as the playoff picture clears up. We could see some final weekend shenanigans, too.


Toronto Blue Jays


Hyun Jin Ryu – He’s a Toby who gets a kinda rough schedule. Not a fun ride, here.

Yusei Kikuchi – He’s been too dang good to bench.

Kevin Gausman – Aces gonna ace.

José Berríos – He’s opponent agnostic and has been cruising all year.

Chris Bassitt – Ditto for Bassitt.

Team Notes: Will we see some Ricky Tiedemann appear at some point? Probably not, but if he does, you may want to take a chance. The dude is filthy from the left side.


Washington Nationals


Joan Adon – You

Thaddeus Ward – Should

Josiah Gray – Avoid

Jake Irvin – All

Trevor Williams – Nationals

Patrick Corbin – Starters.

Team Notes:  FOR REAL Y’ALL.


The List Based On ROS Schedules


Phew. With all the team schedules outlined above (HUGE thanks to Scott Youngson’s help with the tables together! Give him a follow on Twitter), I went forward and made a GIANT table featuring every starter listed above, ranking them in six different tiers to get a sense of who to target and avoid down the stretch.

Before we get to that, I need to address a few things:

  • OKAY Y’ALL, I DID IT. I ranked every arm inside each tier for y’all
    • It’s still broken up by Four vs. Three starts, which is why you’ll see Eury Pérez over Gerrit Cole. Makes the whole thing simpler.
    • These rankings are incredibly subjective. Small sample size is a ridiculous thing.
  • Let me outline the definitions of each tier:
    • Auto: You’re pretty much starting them for each outing they have ahead of them, regardless of the opponent. Maybe one or two considerations, but you’re likely still starting them.
    • Probably: You trust them against weak teams and there may be one or two games that give you some hesitation, or they have a great schedule but their ability is somewhat in question, unlike the fantastic guys in the top tier.
    • Questionable: These are going to be guys with a heavy swing of good and poor matchups, mixed with pitchers whose abilities we inherently question
    • Unlikely: These pitchers have maybe one or two starts we’d consider them for as a stream, but overall are unlikely to go on a solid stretch through September.
    • Do Not Start: It’s certainly possible they pull off a good outing here and there, but you really don’t want to bet on it. Don’t do this.
  • These matchups are likely to change plenty between now and the end of the season and take the time to look into who maybe shift around and who may not (e.g. The Yankees rotation)
  • Again, please don’t hate me, this took forever.
  • I went with a screenshot instead of a table as it’s far easier to create the colored cells for opponents + I think it works better for scrolling. Sorry you can’t Ctrl+F inside it. It’s a concession I think is worth it.


If you’d like access to the Google Sheet used to make these rankings, please check inside the #fantasy-help section of the PL+ Discord. I’ve already posted it there.


Auto-Start Tier



Probably Tier



Questionable Tier



Unlikely Start Tier



Do Not Start Tier



Good luck everyone!

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.

6 responses to “The List 9/11: Ranking Every SP ROS Based On Expected Schedules – Week 24”

  1. Les Ozimkowski says:

    Outstanding work Nick. As always.

  2. Babbo B says:

    Lotsa great info as always, but FWIW:
    – Houser is back for the Brewers this week.
    – A’s have said Miller will be limited to 50-ish pitches ROS.
    – If Priester is indeed back in the show, no one else is reporting it.
    – Weaver was DFA’d by the Mariners on Sunday.

  3. Patrick says:

    Can you make the excel file available so we can search? Maybe on the Discord for plus members?

  4. Soe Anyoying says:

    Please tell me this format doesn’t carry into next year. It’s so bad. I really hope it’s because of an end of year thing


    Hey Nick, thanks for all your hard work. I picked up Emmet Sheehan last week based on his ranking on last week’s List, but I don’t see him here despite the fact that he’s listed as Friday’s schedule starter at Seattle on Sept. 17th. Do you expect them to pull him from the rotation or manage his innings to the point that we won’t go long enough to get wins? Appreciate it.

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