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Starting pitcher projections for Week 12: June 19-25

Will the Dodgers give Kenta Maeda another spot start during Week 12? Victor Decolongon/Getty Images

The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster pitching grid has been updated as of Sunday, June 25, at 11:35 a.m. ET.

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Here's the scheduled starter for each game from June 19-25, including a projected game score for each pitcher in each matchup. A 50 is typically deemed a "quality start" by this measure, while a 70 is considered a dominant start:

Pitching scuttlebutt

Hector Santiago (DL: shoulder) will make a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Rochester on June 21, so he won't be a candidate to rejoin the Minnesota Twins' rotation during Week 12.

Dallas Keuchel (DL: neck) won't be ready to rejoin the Houston Astros' rotation during Week 12.

With Matt Shoemaker (DL: forearm) sidelined, the Los Angeles Angels recalled Parker Bridwell to assume Shoemaker's rotation spot on June 20. The team subsequently released Doug Fister, so Bridwell will make another start on June 25.

Hisashi Iwakuma (DL: shoulder), who struggled during his rehab start for Tacoma on June 19, will now make another minor league rehab start and probably be activated sometime during Week 13.

Cole Hamels (DL: oblique), who made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Frisco on June 21, won't be a candidate to rejoin the Texas Rangers' rotation until Week 13.

Bartolo Colon (DL: oblique) suffered a setback and is no longer expected to rejoin the Atlanta Braves' rotation during Week 12.

Kyle Hendricks (DL: hand) suffered a setback and now appears a long shot to rejoin the Chicago Cubs' rotation during Week 12.

Jon Gray (DL: foot) is likely to make another minor league rehabilitation start early in Week 12, and it's possible, albeit unlikely, that he could rejoin the Colorado Rockies' rotation during the June 23-25 weekend. Tyler Anderson (DL: knee), meanwhile, will make a rehab start on June 18, putting him on track for a possible return during that same weekend series. It is unclear whom either pitcher will replace, nor has the team given any indication that either pitcher will return during Week 12.

The Los Angeles Dodgers gave Kenta Maeda a June 18 spot start to provide their other starters additional rest, but they've given no indication he'll get another turn during Week 12.