Week 3 Start/Sit: Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

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Week 3 Sit/Start – Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

By dbking (IMG_6927) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsOnce again in Week 3 there are plenty of great starting pitcher matchups and sleepers, including two start pitchers to consider for your fantasy baseball lineups. Below we have provided the projected starting pitchers for Week 3, and are recommending our starts/sits for each SP matchup in the upcoming week.

As the season progresses, it will be increasingly important to identify which SPs are off to a hot start and should be activated for your fantasy baseball teams, while also taking a look at those SPs which have been struggling and should be benched for the time being to avoid a disastrous injection of ERA and WHIP into your overall team stats.

It has been an interesting first two weeks to the 2014 MLB and fantasy baseball season. There have been plenty of SP injuries already (Clayton Kershaw, Matt Moore, James Paxton, Alex Cobb, etc) - which means the doors will be opening up for new SPs to emerge out of the bullpen or to be called up from the minors. Be sure to stay on top of our MLB prospects and rookies analysis weekly, to know who will be the next big thing to be called up and contribute to your fantasy baseball teams.

Also be sure to bookmark and check back often to our fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list (and download our free iphone app), as RotoBaller provides daily updates for starting pitchers (and other positions) to consider off the waiver wire to fill those holes on your fantasy baseball teams and make them winners.

 

Probable Pitchers - Monday (4/14/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@PHI Santana, Ervin SP ATL Start Hernandez, Roberto SP PHI Sit
COL@SD Morales, Franklin RP COL Sit Stults, Eric SP SD Sit
NYM@ARI Wheeler, Zack SP NYM Sit Collmenter, Josh RP ARI Sit
OAK@LAA Chavez, Jesse RP OAK Sit Santiago, Hector SP LAA Sit
PIT@CIN Rodriguez, Wandy SP PIT Sit Bailey, Homer SP CIN Start
SEA@TEX Elias, Roenis SP SEA Sit Ross, Robbie RP TEX Sit
STL@MIL Lynn, Lance SP STL Sit Garza, Matt SP MIL Start
TB@BAL Archer, Chris SP TB Start Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL Sit
WAS@MIA Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS Start Turner, Jacob SP MIA Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (4/15/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@PHI Hale, David SP ATL Sit Lee, Cliff SP PHI Start
BOS@CHW Peavy, Jake SP BOS Start Johnson, Erik SP CHW Sit
CHC@NYY Hammel, Jason SP CHC Sit Tanaka, Masahiro SP NYY Start
CLE@DET McAllister, Zach SP CLE Sit Sanchez, Anibal SP DET Start
COL@SD Nicasio, Juan SP COL Start Erlin, Robbie SP SD Sit
KC@HOU Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start Harrell, Lucas SP HOU Sit
LAD@SF Beckett, Josh SP LAD Sit Lincecum, Tim SP SF Sit
NYM@ARI Mejia, Jenrry SP NYM Start Arroyo, Bronson SP ARI Sit
OAK@LAA Straily, Dan SP OAK Start Richards, Garrett RP LAA Start
PIT@CIN Cole, Gerrit SP PIT Start Leake, Mike SP CIN Start
SEA@TEX TBD TBD Lewis, Colby SP TEX Sit
STL@MIL Miller, Shelby SP STL Start Estrada, Marco SP MIL Start
TB@BAL Odorizzi, Jake SP TB Sit Gonzalez, Miguel SP BAL Sit
TOR@MIN Morrow, Brandon SP TOR Sit Hughes, Phil SP MIN Sit
WAS@MIA Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS Start Koehler, Tom SP MIA Sit

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (4/16/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@PHI Teheran, Julio SP ATL Start Burnett, A.J. SP PHI Sit
BOS@CHW Buchholz, Clay SP BOS Start Danks, John SP CHW Sit
CHC@NYY Wood, Travis SP CHC Start Pineda, Michael SP NYY Start
CLE@DET Salazar, Danny SP CLE Sit Porcello, Rick SP DET Sit
COL@SD De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL Sit Cashner, Andrew SP SD Start
KC@HOU Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC Sit Keuchel, Dallas SP HOU Sit
LAD@SF Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP LAD Start Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF Sit
NYM@ARI Gee, Dillon SP NYM Sit McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI Sit
OAK@LAA Milone, Tommy SP OAK Sit Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA Start
PIT@CIN Liriano, Francisco SP PIT Start Cueto, Johnny SP CIN Start
SEA@TEX Hernandez, Felix SP SEA Start Darvish, Yu SP TEX Start
STL@MIL Kelly, Joe RP STL Start Peralta, Wily SP MIL Start
TB@BAL Price, David SP TB Start Tillman, Chris SP BAL Start
TOR@MIN Dickey, R.A. SP TOR Sit Pelfrey, Mike SP MIN Sit
WAS@MIA Roark, Tanner SP WAS Sit Fernandez, Jose SP MIA Start

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (4/17/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@PHI Wood, Alex RP ATL Start TBD TBD
BOS@CHW Lester, Jon SP BOS Start Sale, Chris SP CHW Start
CLE@DET Masterson, Justin SP CLE Sit Verlander, Justin SP DET Start
COL@SD Anderson, Brett RP COL Sit Kennedy, Ian SP SD Start
KC@HOU Chen, Bruce RP KC Sit Feldman, Scott SP HOU Start
LAD@SF Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start Bumgarner, Madison SP SF Start
MIL@PIT Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL Start Volquez, Edinson SP PIT Start
NYY@TB Sabathia, CC SP NYY Start TBD TBD
SEA@TEX Ramirez, Erasmo SP SEA Sit Scheppers, Tanner RP TEX Sit
STL@WAS Wainwright, Adam SP STL Start Jordan, Taylor SP WAS Sit
TOR@MIN McGowan, Dustin RP TOR Sit Gibson, Kyle SP MIN Sit

Probable Pitchers - Friday (4/18/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@LAD Miley, Wade SP ARI Sit Haren, Dan SP LAD Start
ATL@NYM Harang, Aaron SP ATL Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start
BAL@BOS Norris, Bud SP BAL Sit Lackey, John SP BOS Start
CHW@TEX Paulino, Felipe SP CHW Sit Perez, Martin SP TEX Sit
CIN@CHC Simon, Alfredo RP CIN Start Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start
HOU@OAK Cosart, Jarred SP HOU Sit Gray, Sonny SP OAK Start
LAA@DET Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start Scherzer, Max SP DET Start
MIL@PIT Lohse, Kyle SP MIL Start Morton, Charlie SP PIT Sit
MIN@KC Nolasco, Ricky SP MIN Sit Shields, James SP KC Start
NYY@TB Kuroda, Hiroki SP NYY Start TBD TBD
PHI@COL Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI Sit Chatwood, Tyler SP COL Sit
SEA@MIA Young, Chris SP SEA Sit Eovaldi, Nate SP MIA Start
SF@SD Cain, Matt SP SF Start Ross, Tyson RP SD Sit
STL@WAS Wacha, Michael SP STL Start Gonzalez, Gio SP WAS Start
TOR@CLE Hutchison, Drew SP TOR Carrasco, Carlos SP CLE Sit

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (4/19/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@LAD Cahill, Trevor SP ARI Sit Maholm, Paul SP LAD Sit
ATL@NYM Santana, Ervin SP ATL Start Colon, Bartolo SP NYM Start
BAL@BOS Jimenez, Ubaldo SP BAL Sit Doubront, Felix SP BOS Sit
CHW@TEX Quintana, Jose SP CHW Sit Ross, Robbie RP TEX Sit
CIN@CHC Cingrani, Tony SP CIN Start Villanueva, Carlos RP CHC Sit
HOU@OAK Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU Sit Kazmir, Scott SP OAK Start
LAA@DET Wilson, C.J. SP LAA Start TBD TBD
MIL@PIT Garza, Matt SP MIL Start Rodriguez, Wandy SP PIT Sit
MIN@KC Correia, Kevin SP MIN Sit Vargas, Jason SP KC Start
NYY@TB Nova, Ivan SP NYY Sit Archer, Chris SP TB Start
PHI@COL Hernandez, Roberto SP PHI Sit Morales, Franklin RP COL Sit
SEA@MIA Elias, Roenis SP SEA Sit Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA Sit
SF@SD Hudson, Tim SP SF Start Stults, Eric SP SD Sit
STL@WAS Lynn, Lance SP STL Sit Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS Start
TOR@CLE Buehrle, Mark SP TOR Sit Kluber, Corey SP CLE Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (4/20/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@LAD Collmenter, Josh RP ARI Sit Beckett, Josh SP LAD Sit
ATL@NYM Hale, David SP ATL Sit Wheeler, Zack SP NYM Start
BAL@BOS Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL Sit Peavy, Jake SP BOS Start
CHW@TEX Johnson, Erik SP CHW Sit Lewis, Colby SP TEX Sit
CIN@CHC Bailey, Homer SP CIN Start Jackson, Edwin SP CHC Sit
HOU@OAK Harrell, Lucas SP HOU Sit Chavez, Jesse RP OAK Start
LAA@DET Santiago, Hector SP LAA Sit Sanchez, Anibal SP DET Start
MIL@PIT Estrada, Marco SP MIL Start Cole, Gerrit SP PIT Start
MIN@KC Hughes, Phil SP MIN Sit Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start
NYY@TB Tanaka, Masahiro SP NYY Start Odorizzi, Jake SP TB Sit
PHI@COL Lee, Cliff SP PHI Start Nicasio, Juan SP COL Sit
SEA@MIA TBD TBD Turner, Jacob SP MIA Sit
SF@SD Lincecum, Tim SP SF Sit Erlin, Robbie SP SD Sit
STL@WAS Miller, Shelby SP STL Start Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS Start
TOR@CLE Morrow, Brandon SP TOR Sit McAllister, Zach SP CLE Sit