The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster pitching grid has been updated as of Sunday, June 4, at 9:55 a.m. ET.
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Here's the scheduled starter for each game from May 29 to June 4, 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:
The Chicago White Sox have off days on June 1 and 4 (Monday of Week 10), affording them the luxury of skipping their May 29 spot starter, David Holmberg, in Week 9 if they wish. The team apparently plans to keep its rotation in turn.
With Danny Duffy (DL: oblique) and Nate Karns (DL: forearm) sidelined, the Kansas City Royals will move Jason Hammel up to start on June 3, making it likely the team will wait until June 6 (Tuesday of Week 10) to make a decision on a fifth starter. Eric Skoglund will make another start for the team on June 4.
Tyson Ross (DL: thoracic outlet syndrome) made a rehabilitation start for Triple-A Round Rock on May 29, and the Texas Rangers plan to give him one more rehab start on June 3 before activating him. He'll likely return during week 10.
Jeff Locke (DL: biceps), who made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Jacksonville on May 25, rejoined the Miami Marlins' rotation on June 1, replacing Vance Worley. Worley will fill in for Justin Nicolino (DL: finger/blood blister) on June 4 instead.
Tyler Pill, who filled in for the New York Mets on May 30, will make another start for them on June 4. Steven Matz (DL: elbow) and Seth Lugo (DL: elbow) are both set for late-week minor league rehabilitation starts, so neither is considered an option for Week 9.