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Opening Weekend Starting Pitcher Rankings for 2024 Fantasy Baseball

The day we’ve all been waiting for is finally here – Opening Day 2024! With the new season comes new hope for fantasy managers to contend or repeat in their leagues. One key aspect for contention involves both rostering and strategically using viable starting pitchers. Yet, the landscape is tricky to navigate as injury statuses and upcoming matchups can quickly change a pitcher’s immediate usefulness. That’s we why aim to help fantasy managers confidently use the right starting pitchers in their lineup with our ongoing weekly starting pitchers rankings.

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Opening Weekend Starting Pitcher Rankings

A few prefacing notes to help you identify key risers and fallers in the starting pitcher rankings below:

  • Tough matchups will play a factor for many high-end SPs this opening weekend. Most notably impacted are pitchers in the series between the offensive juggernauts of Atlanta and Philadelphia. Zach Wheeler, Aaron Nola, Max Fried, and even Spencer Strider all have their ranks lowered slightly this week as a result.
  • Conversely, several pitchers have easier matchups to start the season, increasing their ranking. In particular, Cleveland’s matchup with Oakland presents a prime opportunity to realize the full potential of Shane Bieber, Triston McKenzie, and Tanner Bibee right out of the gate.
  • Lastly, many of the spring training pitcher breakouts are ranked a bit lower than their current hype level/ perceived value. Names like Ryan Weathers, AJ Puk, Luis Severino, Gavin Stone, Jared Jones, and others are ranked safely in the middle tiers for now, until we see if spring success can carry into the regular season or not.
RnkPitcherTeamOppConfidence Level
1Corbin BurnesBALLAA10
2Pablo LopezMINKCR9
3Zac GallenARICOL9
4Shane BieberCLEOAK9
5Spencer StriderATL@PHI8
6Tarik SkubalDET@CWS8
7Luis CastilloSEABOS8
8Grayson RodriguezBALLAA8
9Tanner BibeeCLE@OAK8
10Zach WheelerPHIATL7
11Freddy PeraltaMIL@NYM7
12George KirbySEABOS7
13Tyler GlasnowLADSTL7
14Zach EflinTBRTOR7
15Jesus LuzardoMIAPIT7
16Bobby MillerLADSTL7
17Cole RagansKCRMIN7
18Triston McKenzieCLE@OAK7
19Brayan BelloBOS@SEA7
20Jose BerriosTOR@TB7
21Merrill KellyARICOL7
22Framber ValdezHOUNYY7
23Bailey OberMINKCR7
24Chris BassittTOR@TB7
25Max FriedATL@PHI7
26Yoshinubo YamamotoLADSTL6
27Aaron NolaPHIATL6
28Hunter GreeneCINWSH6
29Chris SaleATL@PHI6
30Logan GilbertSEABOS6
31Mitch KellerPIT@MIA6
32Aaron CivaleTBRTOR6
33Nathan EovaldiTEXCHC6
34Logan WebbSFGSDP6
35Yusei KikuchiTOR@TB6
36Yu DarvishSDPSFG6
37Logan AllenCLE@OAK6
38Dylan CeaseSDPSFG6
39Ryan WeathersMIAPIT6
40Tyler WellsBALLAA6
41Nick PivettaBOS@SEA6
42Seth LugoKCRMIN6
44Joe RyanMINKCR5
45Kenta MaedaDET@CWS5
46Michael WachaKCRMIN5
47Kutter CrawfordBOS@SEA5
48Joe MusgroveSDPSFG5
49Carlos RodonNYY@HOU5
50Luis SeverinoNYMMIL5
51Ryne NelsonARICOL5
52Frankie MontasCINWSH5
53Justin SteeleCHC@TEX5
54Andrew HeaneyTEXCHC5
55Zach LittellTBRTOR5
57Jon GrayTEXCHC5
58Jack FlahertyDET@CWS5
59Tylor MegillNYMMIL5
60Nestor Cortes Jr.NYY@HOU5
61Bryce MillerSEABOS5
62Kyle HarrisonSFGSDP5
63Tanner HouckBOS@SEA4
64Jordan HicksSFGSDP4
65Brandon PfaadtARICOL4
66Graham AshcraftCINWSH4
67Cristian JavierHOUNYY4
68Eric FeddeCWSDET4
69Marcus StromanNYY@HOU4
71Ranger SuarezPHIATL4
72Ross StriplingOAKCLE4
73Hunter BrownHOUNYY4
74Gavin StoneLADSTL4
75Garrett CrochetCWSDET4
76Jhony BritoSDPSFG4
77Paul BlackburnOAKCLE4
78Trevor RogersMIAPIT4
79Jose QuintanaNYMMIL4
80Kyle FreelandCOL@ARI3
81Jordan WicksCHC@TEX3
82Mike SorokaCWSDET3
83Griffin CanningLAA@BAL3
84Kyle HendricksCHC@TEX3
85Cal QuantrillCOL@ARI3
86JP FranceHOUNYY3
87Josiah GrayWSH@CIN3
88Austin GomberCOL@ARI3
89Clarke SchmidtNYY@HOU3
90Alex WoodOAKCLE3
91Patrick CorbinWSH@CIN3
92Colin ReaMIL@NYM3
93Patrick SandovalLAA@BAL3
94Martin PerezPIT@MIA3
95Chase SilsethLAA@BAL3
96Marco GonzalezPIT@MIA3
97Lance LynnSTL@LAD3
98Kyle GibsonSTL@LAD3
99Keaton WinnSFGSDP2
100Miles MikolasSTL@LAD2
101Tyler AlexanderTBRTOR2
102Luis OrtizPIT@MIA2
103Steven MatzSTL@LAD2
104Bowden FrancisTOR@TB@1
105Jake IrvinWSH@CIN1
106Ryan FeltnerCOL@ARI1

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  1. Allison Chains says

    no Iminaga?

    1. Todd Hedberg says

      He’s not pitching until next Monday against Colorado at home actually. While that’s a favorable matchup, he has the Dodgers later in the week. Weather factors could alter the schedule, though, so stay tuned for next week’s rankings this weekend.

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