Every day of the 2023 baseball season, I’ll be breaking down the day’s slate of scheduled starting pitchers and ranking their matchups so you can start, sit and stream with confidence for your fantasy teams.
The MLB schedule for Tuesday is among the cushiest of the year so far for starting pitchers, with a whopping 11 of them landing in the top tier of our daily starting pitching rankings for fantasy baseball. It’s strong at the top, but if you find yourself trying to dig through the bargain bin for smart streaming plays, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered there too.
Starting pitcher rankings for Tuesday, April 11th
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Hayden Wesneski, Chicago Cubs — Wesneski had a rough go of it in his first start of 2023, coughing up three runs on six hits in 4.2 innings against the Cincinnati Reds. But he was dynamite down the stretch last year and had a great spring, so there’s reason to believe that this was just a tough matchup in a hitter-friendly ballpark. Now he’s back in the Friendly Confines against a Mariners lineup that struggles against right-handed pitching, and his elite slider could sail through five or six innings.
Kyle Muller, Oakland Athletics — Muller largely does it with smoke and mirrors, but it’s worked in each of his starts so far this year against the Los Angeles Angels and Cleveland Guardians, so here’s hoping it works again in pitcher-friendly Camden Yards.
Josiah Gray, Washington Nationals — Admittedly, this one’s a bit dicier, but Gray’s had a tough schedule so far with starts against the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field and still lived to tell the tale. There’s a chance he could survive an Angels lineup that gets awfully thing after Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani.
And now, without further ado, your full starting pitcher rankings for Tuesday, April 11th.
Starting pitcher rankings 4/11
|1||Jacob deGrom||vs. Royals|
|2||Gerrit Cole||@ Guardians|
|3||Shohei Ohtani||vs. Nationals|
|4||Shane McClanahan||vs. Red Sox|
|5||Corbin Burnes||@ Diamondbacks|
|6||Alek Manoah||vs. Tigers|
|7||Aaron Nola||vs. Marlins|
|8||Cristian Javier||@ Pirates|
|9||Jesus Luzardo||@ Phillies|
|10||Pablo Lopez||vs. White Sox|
|11||Dustin May||@ Giants|
|12||Grayson Rodriguez||vs. Orioles|
|13||Lance Lynn||@ Twins|
|14||Merrill Kelly||vs. Brewers|
|15||Hayden Wesneski||vs. Mariners|
|16||Kyle Wright||vs. Reds|
|17||Kyle Muller||@ Orioles|
|18||Josiah Gray||@ Angels|
|19||Chris Flexen||@ Cubs|
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|20||Alex Wood||vs. Dodgers|
|21||Jordan Lyles||@ Rangers|
|22||Garrett Whitlock||@ Rays|
|23||Mitch Keller||vs. Astros|
|24||David Peterson||vs. Padres|
|25||Harvey Gaddis||vs. Yankees|
|26||Ryan Weathers||@ Mets|
|27||Miles Mikolas||@ Rockies|
|28||Matt Manning||@ Blue Jays|
|29||Luis Cessa||@ Braves|
|30||Kyle Freeland||vs. Cardinals|