Well, this is a weird one. Despite a full 15-game MLB slate, Saturday gives us quite possibly the sketchiest pitching situation to date — with 16 starters (over half the league!) landing in the “do not start” portion of our daily starting pitcher rankings. It’s a bit of a wasteland out there, but we’re here to help you and your fantasy baseball teams navigate it — and maybe even profit from it — with a full ranking along with streaming recommendations.
Starting pitcher rankings for Saturday, May 6
Pitchers to stream
Logan Allen, Cleveland Guardians — If you’re not on board the Allen bandwagon yet, get in before it’s too late. That’s now 16 Ks across 11 innings in his first two career starts, as his four-seam fastball will clearly play just fine in the Majors. The Minnesota Twins are still hitting below their station right now — basically everybody but Byron Buxton has yet to get going — and Allen should be more than good enough to pay dividends again.
Brady Singer, Kansas City Royals — Singer’s been hit hard so far this year, but the sinkerballer is still capable of producing in the right matchup — see his six innings of one-run ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks a couple starts ago. At home against the Oakland Athletics is about as good as you can ask for, and while he’s pretty much a known quantity at this point, he should still be able to give you at least five innings and a good shot at a win.
MacKenzie Gore, Washington Nationals — Gore came crashing back to Earth a bit last time out against the Chicago Cubs, but that was a tough matchup, and it shouldn’t talk you out of the top prospect entirely — he still his strikeout stuff as long as he’s keeping his curveball buried against right-handers. The Diamondbacks have struggled a bit against left-handed pitching, and Gore has as much K upside as anyone on the slate not named Spencer Strider.
And now, without further ado, here are your full starting pitcher rankings for fantasy baseball on Saturday, May 6.
Starting pitcher rankings 5/6
|1||Spencer Strider||vs. Orioles|
|2||Sonny Gray||@ Guardians|
|3||Logan Allen||vs. Twins|
|4||Drew Rasmussen||vs. Yankees|
|5||Drew Smyly||vs. Marlins|
|6||Dustin May||@ Padres|
|7||Alex Cobb||vs. Brewers|
|8||Nick Lodolo||vs. White Sox|
|9||Nathan Eovaldi||@ Angels|
|10||Tylor Megill||vs. Rockies|
|11||Blake Snell||vs. Dodgers|
|12||Brady Singer||vs. Athletics|
|13||MacKenzie Gore||@ Diamondbacks|
|14||Reid Detmers||vs. Rangers|
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|15||Johan Oviedo||vs. Blue Jays|
|16||Jose Berrios||@ Pirates|
|17||Domingo German||@ Rays|
|18||Mike Clevinger||@ Reds|
|19||Colin Rea||@ Giants|
|20||Spencer Turnbull||@ Cardinals|
|21||Adam Wainwright||vs. Tigers|
|22||JP France||@ Mariners|
|23||Marco Gonzales||vs. Astros|
|24||Bailey Falter||vs. Red Sox|
|25||Kyle Bradish||@ Braves|
|26||Ken Waldichuk||@ Royals|
|27||Corey Kluber||@ Phillies|
|28||Austin Gomber||@ Mets|
|29||Bryan Hoeing||@ Cubs|
|30||Tommy Henry||vs. Nationals|