2023 Fantasy Baseball Pitching Planner (5/29 – 6/4)

by Taylor Cochran
2023 Fantasy Baseball Pitching Planner (5/29 - 6/4)

It is now officially the last week of May! As we head into the start of summer, here is your 2023 Fantasy Baseball Pitching Planner (5/29 - 6/4)!

In this article, we will be diving into the pitching schedule and discuss some start and sit options. We will also take a look at some guys that will serve as solid streamers for the week.

You're always going to start your aces, but this article will help with guys that are on the cusp. One bad start can ruin your whole week and we're here to help you avoid just that!

The 2023 Fantasy Baseball Pitching Planner (5/29 - 6/4) also includes a table listing all the two-start pitchers and their grades for each matchup. This table can help when it comes to deciding whether to actually plug in a two-start pitcher or not. Just because you have a pitcher with two starts that week doesn't necessarily mean you should start him!

2023 Fantasy Baseball Pitching Planner (5/29 - 6/4)

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Two-Start Pitchers

Michael Kopech, White Sox (LAA, DET)

Kopech is well on his way to a career year. He has never surpassed 119.1 innings in a season and already has 57.1 under his belt this year. Most importantly, the hard-throwing righty is finding his groove. His last two starts have been phenomenal. Kopech went eight innings giving up 1 hit against the Royals, then followed it up with a seven-inning, two-hit performance last week against the Guardians. Next week, he faces a poor Detroit lineup and a middle-of-the-run Los Angeles offense. With how impressive he's been lately, get him in your lineup for this two-start week.

Bobby Miller, Mariners (WAS, NYY)

I'm a big fan of Bobby Miller long-term, but I'm a bit hesitant about starting him this week. Sure, he looked good in his first MLB start. Miller went 5 innings giving up just four hits and five strikeouts. However, he was underwhelming in the minors in 2023  up to this point, posting a 5.65 ERA. Last season, he ended the year with a 4.73 ERA across AAA and AA. He's only 24, and the future is bright, but he's still susceptible to a blowup against the Yanks. Don't risk it this week.

Kodai Senga, New York Mets (PHI, TOR)

Senga is an interesting case. On one hand, his strikeout upside is so alluring. On the other hand, his walk rate is awful and has created a bloated 1.52 WHIP. Last week he looked good against the Cubs, going five innings and giving up three runs with six strikeouts. This week is tough, though. Both Toronto and Philadelphia have wRC+s over 100.

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Kyle Freeland, Rockies (@ARI, @KC)

Freeland gets a two-start week, and one of them is against the Royals. The biggest factor? Both his starts on are the road. He has a career 3.75 ERA away from Coors Field. Enjoy the two-start week.

Domingo German, Yankees (@SEA, @LAD)

German looked poised for a rebound season before getting hit with a 10-game suspension for sticky hands. Before the incident, German had a 3.75 ERA along with a 0.90 WHIP.  Both the counting stats and his statcast page looked solid. However, he now comes back from suspension and faces a tough two-start week. Both the Mariners and Dodgers have solid offenses. Furthermore, German may not be able to have the same grip he's had this season. Bench him this week and watch from a distance.

Bryce Miller, Mariners (NYY, @TEX)

This kid is simply fantastic. Miller has firmly placed himself in the AL ROY conversation and looks to build upon his sparkling 1.15 ERA and 0.51 WHIP. The 24-year-old doesn't have the most ideal matchups this week. Both the Yankees and Rangers have above-average offenses. Still, with the way this youngin' is pitching, you have to start him and continue to witness the spectacular.

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