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Week 3 Starting Pitcher Rankings for Fantasy Baseball

Welcome to the weekly starting pitcher rankings for the now tumultuous week 3 of 2024 fantasy baseball. Unexpectedly, the top tier of the starting pitcher rankings looks rather barren with the news of Shane Bieber’s season-ending elbow surgery and Spencer Strider’s UCL damage diagnosis. As a result, both have been removed from the rankings entirely and fantasy owners will need to dig deeper to find short-term replacements. Fortunately, our rankings provide the means to get through the next week until viable long-term solutions arise.

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Starting Pitcher Rankings for Week 3 (4/8 – 4/14)

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

  • Everything has changed with Spencer Strider and Shane Bieber’s injury news on Saturday. While it’s not yet determined the length of Strider’s absence, it seems likely Strider will be joining Bieber on the indefinite injured list soon. How those massive rotation holes will be filled is yet to be determined so we’ll update the rankings as more information is provided heading into the week. However, it’s unlikely any impact arms will arrive on the rankings list as a result of those new openings.
  • On the bright side, last year’s NL Cy Young Award winner, Blake Snell, makes his debut for the Giants with a juicy two-start matchup. There may be some rust but fantasy managers should have a high level of confidence in starting Snell in both weekly and daily lineups for both matchups.
  • There are just a couple of teams whose entire rotation benefits from easier matchups this week. These teams include the Rays (@LAA & SFG) and the Nationals (@SFG & @OAK). Though, the verdict is still out on how safe it is to start a pitcher against the Giants truly is at this early point of the season. As we’ve seen in the past, once they get hot they can do a lot of damage so temper expectations for dominant outings.
  • Lastly, there are also teams with strong rotations that are limited in their rankings due to tougher matchups this week. These team rotations include the Twins (LAD & @DET), the Padres (CHC & @LAD), and the Cardinals (PHI & @ARI). Several of those team’s frontline starters still have decent start confidence ratings for their matchups this week, but their rankings are far lower than normal.
RnkPitcherTeamOppConfidence Level
1Zach WheelerPHI@STL/PIT8 (@STL=7 & PIT=9)
2Tyler GlasnowLADMIN8
3Corbin BurnesBAL@BOS8
4Tarik SkubalDETMIN8
5Freddy PeraltaMIL@CIN7
6Zach EflinTBR@LAA7
7Nathan EovaldiTEXOAK7
8Yoshinobu YamamotoLADSDP7
9Aaron CivaleTBR@LAA7
10Cristian JavierHOUKCR7
11Blake SnellSFGWSH/@TBR7 (both matchups)
12Luis CastilloSEA@TOR/CHC7 (both matchups)
13Cole RagansKCRHOU/@NYM7 (HOU=6 & @NYM=8)
14Max FriedATLNYM7
15Bobby MillerLADMIN7
16George KirbySEA@TOR7
17Zac GallenARI@COL/STL7 (both matchups)
18Logan GilbertSEA@TOR7
19Merrill KellyARI@COL7
20Logan WebbSFG@TBR7
21Carlos RodonNYYMIA7
22Jose BerriosTORSEA/COL7 (SEA=6 & COL=8)
23Tanner HouckBOSLAA7
24Garrett CrochetCWSCIN7
25Chris SaleBOS@MIA7
26Shoto ImanagaCHC@SEA7
27Jared JonesPITDET7
28Framber ValdezHOU@TEX/TEX6
29Nick PivettaPHIBAL6
30Aaron NolaPHI@STL6
31Hunter BrownHOUKCR6
32Reynaldo LopezMINNYM/@MIA6 (both matchups)
33Reese OlsonDET@PIT/MIN6 (both matchups)
34Jesus LuzardoMIA@NYY/ATL6 (@NYY=7 & ATL=5)
35Yu DarvishSDPCHC/@LAD6 (CHC=7 & LAD=5)
36Jordan HicksSFGWSH6
37Bryce MillerSEACHC6
38Grayson RodriguezBAL@BOS6
39Garret WhitlockBOSLAA6
40Frankie MontasCINMIL6
41Charlie MortonATLNYM/@MIA6 (both matchups)
42Tyler WellsBALMIL6
43Kenta MaedaDETMIN6
44James PaxtonLAD@MIN/SDP6 (both matchups)
45Michael WachaKCR@NYM6
46Jack FlahertyDETMIN6
47Brayan BelloBOSBAL/LAA6 (BAL=5 & LAA=7)
48Dean KremerBALMIL6
49Christopher SanchezPHIPIT6
50Pablo LopezMINLAD6
51Joe RyanMIN@DET6
52Mackenzie GoreWSH@OAK6
53Zac LittellTBR@LAA6
54Jon GrayTEXOAK6
55Chris BassittTORSEA6
56Yusei KikuchiTORSEA6
57Marcus StromanNYYMIA6
58Sean ManaeaNYMKCR6
59Kyle HarrisonSFGWSH5
60Kutter CrawfordBOSBAL5
61Clarke SchmidtNYY@CLE5
62Cody BradfordTEX@OAK5
63Ryan PepiotTBRSFG5
64Ranger SuarezPHIPIT5
65Bailey OberMIN@DET5
66Nestor Cortes Jr.NYYMIA/@CLE5 (both matchups)
67Dylan CeaseSDPCHC5
68Louie VarlandMINLAD/@DET5 (LAD=4 & @DET=6)
69Lucas GilNYY@CLE5
70Mitch KellerPITDET/@PHI5
71Joe MusgroveSDPCHC5
72Martin PerezPITDET5
73Paul BlackburnOAKWSH5
74Jake IrvinWSHOAK5
75Kyle HendricksCHC@SD5
76Hunter GreeneCINMIL5
77Michael KingSDPLAD5
78Nick MartinezCIN@CWS5
79Logan AllenCLECWS5
80Eric FeddeCWS@CLE5
81Andrew AbbottCIN@CWS5
82Alec MarshKCR@NYM5
83Seth LugoNYMHOU5
84Casey MizePIT@PIT5
85Brandon PfaadtARISTL5
86Gavin StoneLADSDP5
87Andrew HeaneyTEXHOU/@HOU5 (both matchups)
88Jordan WicksCHC@SEA5
89Ryne NelsonARISTL5
90JP FranceHOU@KCR5
92Tommy HenryARI@COL5
93Joe BoyleOAKWSH4
94Ronel BlancoHOU@TEX4
95Chris PaddackMINLAD/@DET4 (LAD=3 & @DET=5)
96Emerson HancockSEACHC4
97Javier AssadCHC@SDP/@SEA4 (both matchups)
98Austin GomberCOLARI4
99Chris FlexenCWSCIN4
100Nick LodoloCINMIL4
101Mike SorokaCWS@CLE4
102Triston McKenzieCLENYY4
103Cal QuantrillCOLARI4
104Carlos CarrascoCLENYY4
105Cole IrvinBAL@BOS/MIL4 (both matchups)
106Griffin CanningLAATBR4
108Reid DetmersLAA@BOS4
109Graham AshcraftCINMIL/@CWS4
110Tyler AlexanderTBRSFG4
111Kyle GibsonSTL@ARI4
112Ryan WeathersMIA@NYY4
113Luis SeverinoNYM@ATL4
114Spencer TurnbullPHI@STL/PIT4 (both matchups)
115Max MeyerMIAATL3
116Brady SingerKCRHOU3
117Tyler AndersonLAATBR/@BOS3 (both matchups)
118Bailey FalterPIT@PHI3
119Trevor RogersMIAATL3
120Ryan FeltnerCOL@TOR3
121Pablo SandovalLAATBR3
122Dakota HudsonCOL@TOR3
123Chase SilsethLAA@BOS3
124Jake JunisMIL@CIN/@BAL3 (both matchups)
125Keaton WinnSFG@TBR3
126Trevor WilliamsWSH@SFG/@OAK3 (@SFG=2 & @OAK=4)
127Jose QuintanaNYM@ATL3
128Adrian HouserNYM@ATL/KCR3 (@ATL=2 & KCR=4)
129Bowden FrancisTORCOL3
130Josiah GrayWSH@SFG3
131Lance LynnSTLPHI3
132Miles MikolasSTLPHI/@ARI3 (both matchups)
133Alex WoodOAK@TEX/WSH3 (@TEX=2 & WSH=4)
134Dane DunningTEXHOU2
135Steven MatzSTL@ARI2
136Marco GonzalesPIT@PHI2
137Colin ReaMIL@BAL2
138Patrick CorbinWSHSFD2
139Joe RossMIL@CIN/@BAL2 (both matchups)
140JP SearsOAK@TEX2
141Joe RossMIL@CIN/@BAL2 (both matchups)
142JP SearsOAK@TEX2
143Ross StriplingOAK@TEX1
144Zach ThompsonSTLPHI1
145Matt WaldronSDP@LAD1
146Julio TeheranNYM@ATL/KCR1 (both matchups)

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