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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 Friday, June 23, at 4:20 p.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

Luis Cessa filled in for CC Sabathia (DL: hamstring) on June 18, and it seems likely that he'll get another start when that spot in the New York Yankees' rotation arrives on June 24. Chance Adams, Domingo German and Chad Green could be alternatives if the team goes in a different direction.

The Tampa Bay Rays have off days on June 22 and 26 (Monday of Week 13), so they could choose to skip Jacob Faria's turn in the rotation during Week 12. Though that seems unlikely based upon his performance, if it happens, Alex Cobb would pick up a second start.

The Detroit Tigers recalled Anibal Sanchez from Triple-A Toledo to start on June 19, optioning Buck Farmer there. It seems likely that Sanchez will also start the next time that spot in the rotation arrives on June 24.

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) and Lance McCullers Jr. (DL: back) are both eligible to rejoin the Houston Astros at the onset of Week 12, but it appears that only McCullers will do so. He is expected to start on June 24.

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.

Daniel Gossett has been filling in for Andrew Triggs (DL: hip), who is now expected to miss additional time beyond Week 12. Gossett seems likely to start again when that spot in the Oakland Athletics' rotation arrives on June 24.

Felix Hernandez (DL: shoulder) made his final rehabilitation start for Triple-A Tacoma on June 17 and is expected to rejoin the Seattle Mariners' rotation on June 23. 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. The Mariners will also have Andrew Moore replace Yovani Gallardo in their rotation on June 22.

The Texas Rangers will give Austin Bibens-Dirkx another start on June 24. Andrew Cashner (DL: oblique) could return in time to start on June 25, with Nick Martinez getting the assignment otherwise. Cole Hamels (DL: oblique), who made a rehabilitation start for Double-A Frisco on June 21, won't be a candidate to rejoin the 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.

The Cincinnati Reds, who designated Asher Wojciechowski for assignment on June 18 and are also without Bronson Arroyo (DL: shoulder), will recall Luis Castillo to pitch on June 23 and activate Homer Bailey (DL: elbow) to pitch on June 24.

The Arizona Diamondbacks pushed Patrick Corbin back to June 23 in order to have him avoid a start at Colorado's Coors Field.

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.