Week 1 Sit/Start: Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

Uncle Leo provides his starting pitcher (SPs) sits and starts for Week 1 of the 2014 fantasy baseball season. Sit/starts are based on projected starters, and analysis of matchups,

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Week 1 - Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsIt's the start of the 2014 fantasy baseball season, so let's get right to it. We'll be taking a look at the projected starting pitcher matchups for Week 1 of fantasy baseball, and giving our recommendations on whether to Start 'Em or Sit'Em for all starting pitchers.

It's important to analyze pitching matchups, to make sure you reduce the risk of getting blown up. Especially in roto leagues, you don't want to inflate your ERA and WHIP too early on.

Good luck with all of your fantasy teams this week, and remember to check out our waiver wire pickups list as we update it daily with hot pickups to consider for your fantasy teams.


Probable Pitchers - Sunday (3/30/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
LAD@SD Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP LAD  Start Cashner, Andrew SP SD  Start

Probable Pitchers - Monday (3/31/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
ATL@MIL Teheran, Julio SP ATL  Start Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL  Sit
BOS@BAL Lester, Jon SP BOS  Start Tillman, Chris SP BAL  Sit
CHC@PIT Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC  Start Liriano, Francisco SP PIT  Start
CLE@OAK Masterson, Justin SP CLE  Start Gray, Sonny SP OAK  Start
COL@MIA De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL  Start Fernandez, Jose SP MIA  Start
KC@DET Shields, James SP KC  Start Verlander, Justin SP DET  Start
MIN@CHW Nolasco, Ricky SP MIN  Sit Sale, Chris SP CHW  Start
PHI@TEX Lee, Cliff SP PHI  Start Scheppers, Tanner RP TEX  Sit
SEA@LAA Hernandez, Felix SP SEA  Start Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start
SF@ARI Bumgarner, Madison SP SF  Start McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI  Sit
STL@CIN Wainwright, Adam SP STL  Start Cueto, Johnny SP CIN  Start
TOR@TB Dickey, R.A. SP TOR  Sit Price, David SP TB  Start
WAS@NYM Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS  Start Gee, Dillon SP NYM  Start

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (4/1/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
ATL@MIL Wood, Alex RP ATL  Start Lohse, Kyle SP MIL  Start
CLE@OAK Kluber, Corey SP CLE  Start Kazmir, Scott SP OAK  Sit
COL@MIA TBD  TBD Eovaldi, Nate SP MIA  Sit
LAD@SD Greinke, Zack SP LAD  Start Kennedy, Ian SP SD  Sit
NYY@HOU Sabathia, CC SP NYY  Start Feldman, Scott SP HOU  Sit
PHI@TEX Burnett, A.J. SP PHI  Sit Perez, Martin SP TEX  Sit
SEA@LAA Ramirez, Erasmo SP SEA  Sit Wilson, C.J. SP LAA  Start
SF@ARI Cain, Matt SP SF  Start Miley, Wade SP ARI  Sit
TOR@TB Hutchison, Drew SP TOR  Sit Cobb, Alex SP TB  Start

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (4/2/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
ATL@MIL Hale, David SP ATL  Sit Garza, Matt SP MIL  Start
BOS@BAL Lackey, John SP BOS  Sit Jimenez, Ubaldo SP BAL  Sit
CHC@PIT Jackson, Edwin SP CHC  Sit Morton, Charlie SP PIT  Sit
CLE@OAK McAllister, Zach SP CLE  Sit Chavez, Jesse RP OAK  Sit
COL@MIA TBD  TBD Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA  Sit
KC@DET Vargas, Jason SP KC  Sit TBD  TBD
LAD@SD TBD  TBD Ross, Tyson RP SD  Sit
MIN@CHW Correia, Kevin SP MIN  Sit Paulino, Felipe SP CHW  Sit
NYY@HOU Kuroda, Hiroki SP NYY  Start Cosart, Jarred SP HOU  Sit
PHI@TEX Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI  Sit Ross, Robbie RP TEX  Sit
SEA@LAA TBD  TBD Richards, Garrett RP LAA  Sit
SF@ARI Hudson, Tim SP SF  Sit Cahill, Trevor SP ARI  Sit
STL@CIN TBD  TBD Cingrani, Tony SP CIN  Start
TOR@TB Buehrle, Mark SP TOR  Sit Moore, Matt SP TB  Sit
WAS@NYM Gonzalez, Gio SP WAS  Start Colon, Bartolo SP NYM  Start

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (4/3/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
BOS@BAL Doubront, Felix SP BOS  Sit Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL  Sit
CHC@PIT Hammel, Jason SP CHC  Sit Rodriguez, Wandy SP PIT  Start
COL@MIA TBD  TBD Turner, Jacob SP MIA  Sit
KC@DET Ventura, Yordano SP KC  Sit TBD  TBD
MIN@CHW Hughes, Phil SP MIN  Sit Quintana, Jose SP CHW  Sit
NYY@HOU Nova, Ivan SP NYY  Start Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU  Sit
SEA@OAK TBD  TBD Straily, Dan SP OAK  Start
SF@ARI Lincecum, Tim SP SF  Sit TBD  TBD
STL@CIN TBD  TBD Bailey, Homer SP CIN  Start
TOR@TB Morrow, Brandon SP TOR  Sit Archer, Chris SP TB  Start
WAS@NYM Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS  Start Wheeler, Zack SP NYM  Start

Probable Pitchers - Friday (4/4/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
ATL@WAS Schlosser, Gus SP ATL  Sit TBD  TBD
CHW@KC Johnson, Erik SP CHW  Sit Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC  Sit
CIN@NYM Leake, Mike SP CIN  Start TBD  TBD
LAA@HOU Santiago, Hector SP LAA  Sit Harrell, Lucas SP HOU  Sit
MIL@BOS Estrada, Marco SP MIL  Sit Peavy, Jake SP BOS  Start
MIN@CLE Pelfrey, Mike SP MIN  Sit Salazar, Danny SP CLE  Sit
NYY@TOR Tanaka, Masahiro SP NYY  Start McGowan, Dustin RP TOR  Sit
PHI@CHC TBD  TBD Wood, Travis SP CHC  Start
SD@MIA TBD  TBD Koehler, Tom SP MIA  Sit
SEA@OAK TBD  TBD Milone, Tommy SP OAK  Sit
SF@LAD Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF  Sit TBD  TBD
STL@PIT TBD  TBD Cole, Gerrit SP PIT  Sit
TEX@TB Saunders, Joe SP TEX  Sit Odorizzi, Jake SP TB  Sit

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (4/5/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
ARI@COL McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI  Sit De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL  Sit
ATL@WAS Teheran, Julio SP ATL  Sit TBD  TBD
CHW@KC Danks, John SP CHW  Sit Chen, Bruce RP KC  Sit
CIN@NYM Cueto, Johnny SP CIN  Start Gee, Dillon SP NYM  Sit
LAA@HOU Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA  Sit Keuchel, Dallas SP HOU  Sit
MIL@BOS Peralta, Wily SP MIL  Sit Buchholz, Clay SP BOS  Start
MIN@CLE Gibson, Kyle SP MIN  Sit Carrasco, Carlos SP CLE  Sit
NYY@TOR Pineda, Michael SP NYY  Sit Dickey, R.A. SP TOR  Sit
PHI@CHC TBD  TBD Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC  Start
SD@MIA TBD  TBD Fernandez, Jose SP MIA  Start
SEA@OAK Hernandez, Felix SP SEA  Start Gray, Sonny SP OAK  Start
SF@LAD Bumgarner, Madison SP SF  Start TBD  TBD
STL@PIT TBD  TBD Liriano, Francisco SP PIT  Start
TEX@TB Scheppers, Tanner RP TEX  Sit Price, David SP TB  Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (4/6/14)

Game Visiting Starter Sit / Start Home Starter Sit / Start
ARI@COL Miley, Wade SP ARI  Sit TBD  TBD
ATL@WAS Wood, Alex RP ATL  Start Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS  Start
BAL@DET Tillman, Chris SP BAL  Sit Verlander, Justin SP DET  Start
CHW@KC Sale, Chris SP CHW  Start Shields, James SP KC  Start
CIN@NYM Simon, Alfredo RP CIN  Sit Niese, Jonathon SP NYM  Sit
LAA@HOU Weaver, Jered SP LAA  Start Feldman, Scott SP HOU  Sit
MIL@BOS Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL  Sit Lester, Jon SP BOS  Start
MIN@CLE Nolasco, Ricky SP MIN  Sit Masterson, Justin SP CLE  Start
NYY@TOR Sabathia, CC SP NYY  Start Hutchison, Drew SP TOR  Sit
PHI@CHC Lee, Cliff SP PHI  Start TBD  TBD
SD@MIA Cashner, Andrew SP SD  Start Eovaldi, Nate SP MIA  Sit
SEA@OAK Ramirez, Erasmo SP SEA  Start Kazmir, Scott SP OAK  Start
SF@LAD Cain, Matt SP SF  Start Greinke, Zack SP LAD  Start
STL@PIT Wainwright, Adam SP STL  Start Volquez, Edinson SP PIT  Sit
TEX@TB TBD  TBD Cobb, Alex SP TB  Start



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