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Starting pitcher streamer rankings for fantasy baseball for Monday, May 22

Chris Landers ranks every starting pitcher to stream in fantasy baseball for Monday, May 22.

Luis Castillo of the Seattle Mariners delivers during the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox on May 16, 2023 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

It’s an unusually strong Monday slate for starting pitching, especially on the streaming front — while there are only a handful of aces going today, there are plenty of fringe starters who draw dream matchups (the AL Central is the pitching gift that keeps on giving). To help you navigate it all, we’ve ranked every starter on the schedule today along with a few names to consider on the waiver wire.

Starting pitcher rankings for Monday, May 22

Pitchers to stream

Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals — You’d be forgiven for bailing on Singer after the righty’s abysmal start to the season, but he’s started looking more like his 2022 self lately, with consecutive quality starts against the Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres. His sinker/slider combination is still capable of generating weak contact, and now he gets a great matchup against a Detroit Tigers team that has struggled against righty pitching all year.

Mike Clevinger, Chicago White Sox — Speaking of righties in the AL Central who got off to rocky starts but have been able to turn the clock back a bit this month: Clevinger has put together back-to-back quality starts himself, one against Royals and one against the Cleveland Guardians. The righty’s slider remains a very good offering, and if he has his fastball command, he could cruise against a struggling Cleveland Guardians offense.

Michael Lorenzen, Detroit Tigers — The AL Central is a good place to look for starting pitching right now, with Kansas City Royals weak lineup among the worst in baseball. Lorenzen won’t rack up a ton of strikeouts, but he’s allowed just two runs on 14 hits in 20 innings this month and could cruise through five or six innings.

And now, without further ado, here are your full starting pitching rankings for fantasy baseball on Monday, May 22.

Starting pitcher rankings 5/22

Rank Pitcher Matchup
Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Luis Castillo vs. Athletics
2 Cristian Javier @ Brewers
3 Corbin Burnes vs. Astros
4 Zack Wheeler vs. Diamondbacks
Strong plays
5 Bailey Ober vs. Giants
6 Dane Dunning @ Pirates
7 Charlie Morton vs. Dodgers
8 Chris Bassitt @ Rays
9 Alex Cobb @ Twins
10 Brady Singer vs. Tigers
11 Jordan Montgomery @ Reds
12 Mike Clevinger @ Guardians
13 Michael Lorenzen @ Royals
14 Edward Cabrera @ Rockies
15 Tanner Houck @ Angels
Don't do it
22 Luis Ortiz vs. Rangers
23 Hunter Gaddis vs. White Sox
24 Brandon Williamson vs. Cardinals
25 Chase Anderson vs. Marlins
26 Kyle Muller @ Mariners
27 Josh Fleming vs. Blue Jays
28 Gavin Stone @ Braves
29 Chase Silseth vs. Red Sox
30 Tommy Henry @ Phillies