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Starting pitcher projections for Week 6: May 8-14

Jacob deGrom heads to the mound for two starts and has a favorable matchup in both of them. Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster pitching grid has been updated as of Saturday, May 13, at 1:00 p.m. ET.

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Here's the scheduled starter for each game scheduled from May 8 to 14, 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

Aaron Sanchez (DL: blister) threw a successful bullpen session on May 7, and is scheduled to rejoin the Toronto Blue Jays rotation on May 14. Mike Bolsinger would be the fallback in case Sanchez suffers any setback before then.

Mike Clevinger, who made a spot start for the Cleveland Indians in place of Corey Kluber (DL: back) on May 7, will make another start on May 13. Kluber is eligible to be activated on May 13, though he appears unlikely to return during Week 6.

Chris Young filled in for Ian Kennedy (DL: hamstring) in the Kansas City Royals' rotation on May 9, and Young will presumably make another start when that spot next arrives on May 14.

The Minnesota Twins will recall Jose Berrios to start on May 13.

Sean Manaea (DL: shoulder) made a successful minor league rehabilitation start on May 9 and could be is expected to rejoin the Oakland Athletics' rotation on either May 14 (Sunday of Week 6) or 15 (Monday of Week 7). If it's the former, Kendall Graveman would lose his second start of the week, as he'd start on May 15.

The Miami Marlins will activate Edinson Volquez (DL: blister) to start on May 13, then use Dan Straily on four days' rest on May 14.

Despite off days on May 8 and 11, the Philadelphia Phillies appear unlikely to skip Nick Pivetta's spot in their rotation. Aaron Nola (DL: back) is also unlikely to rejoin the Phillies during Week 6.

Rich Hill (DL: blister) is not scheduled to make a start for the Los Angeles Dodgers during Week 6, instead returning on May 16 (Tuesday of Week 7).