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Week 18 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


By SD Dirk on Flickr [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsWhat’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we start heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 18. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we look to analyze all of the projected starting pitcher matchups and put together our optimal lineups.

This week we have some solid two-start pitchers (Darvish, Bumgarner, Strasburg, Iwakuma, Lynn). And as always, there are some viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Quintana, deGrom, Duffy, Stroman, Santana, Hahn, Young), depending on your league size and format including AL-Only and NL-Only leagues.

Here at RotoBaller, we believe that it’s key to analyze every SP matchup, each and every week, to help determine which SPs to start/sit and to hopefully find some hidden gems to bolster your teams. This weekly piece considers all of the pitching performances thus far this season, the pitcher’s opponents, their career stats against the opponent, some ballpark factors and historical splits. With all of this information, we then provide our start/sit recommendations for each starting pitcher matchup for the approaching week of fantasy baseball.

Good luck this week RotoBallers. Let’s win some leagues!

 

SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Editor’s Note: RotoBaller’s fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list is updated every single day. Our awesome writers bring you analysis on hot or emerging starting pitchers, and also all other fantasy positions. You can also download our waiver wire iPhone app for free, and easily stay updated.

Projected starters and matchups last updated Saturday 8/02:

Probable Pitchers - Monday (7/28/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@CIN Anderson, Chase SP | ARI Start Bailey, Homer SP | CIN Start
COL@CHC Flande, Yohan SP | COL Sit Wada, Tsuyoshi SP | CHC Sit
MIL@TB Lohse, Kyle SP | MIL Start Odorizzi, Jake SP | TB Start
NYY@TEX Phelps, David SP | NYY Start Darvish, Yu SP | TEX Start
OAK@HOU Chavez, Jesse RP | OAK Start Oberholtzer, Brett SP | HOU Sit
PHI@NYM Burnett, A.J. SP | PHI Start Colon, Bartolo SP | NYM Start
PIT@SF Worley, Vance SP | PIT Start Bumgarner, Madison SP | SF Start
SD@ATL Lane, Jason SP | SD Sit Santana, Ervin SP | ATL Start
TOR@BOS Dickey, R.A. SP | TOR Sit Buchholz, Clay SP | BOS Sit
WAS@MIA Zimmermann, Jordan SP | WAS Start Eovaldi, Nathan SP | MIA Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (7/29/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@CIN Cahill, Trevor SP | ARI Sit Leake, Mike SP | CIN Sit
ATL@LAD Harang, Aaron SP | ATL Start Beckett, Josh SP | LAD Start
CHW@DET Quintana, Jose SP | CHW Start Sanchez, Anibal SP | DET Sit
COL@CHC De La Rosa, Jorge SP | COL Start Jackson, Edwin SP | CHC Sit
LAA@BAL Weaver, Jered SP | LAA Start Tillman, Chris SP | BAL Sit
MIL@TB Garza, Matt SP | MIL Sit Cobb, Alex SP | TB Start
MIN@KC Gibson, Kyle SP | MIN Sit Shields, James SP | KC Start
NYY@TEX McCarthy, Brandon SP | NYY Start TBD TBD
OAK@HOU Samardzija, Jeff SP | OAK Start Feldman, Scott SP | HOU Sit
PHI@NYM Hamels, Cole SP | PHI Start Gee, Dillon SP | NYM Sit
PIT@SF Liriano, Francisco SP | PIT Start Hudson, Tim SP | SF Start
SEA@CLE Iwakuma, Hisashi SP | SEA Start Bauer, Trevor SP | CLE Start
STL@SD Lynn, Lance SP | STL Start Ross, Tyson RP | SD Start
TOR@BOS Stroman, Marcus SP | TOR Start De La Rosa, Rubby RP | BOS Sit
WAS@MIA Strasburg, Stephen SP | WAS Start Alvarez, Henderson SP | MIA Start

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (7/30/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@CIN Miley, Wade SP | ARI Sit Simon, Alfredo RP | CIN Start
ATL@LAD Wood, Alex RP | ATL Start Greinke, Zack SP | LAD Start
CHW@DET Noesi, Hector RP | CHW Sit Scherzer, Max SP | DET Start
COL@CHC Anderson, Brett RP | COL Sit Wood, Travis SP | CHC Sit
LAA@BAL Richards, Garrett RP | LAA Start Gausman, Kevin RP | BAL Sit
MIL@TB Gallardo, Yovani SP | MIL Start Price, David SP | TB Start
MIN@KC Hughes, Phil SP | MIN Start Duffy, Danny SP | KC Start
NYY@TEX Kuroda, Hiroki SP | NYY Sit Lewis, Colby SP | TEX Sit
OAK@HOU Hammel, Jason SP | OAK Start Keuchel, Dallas SP | HOU Sit
PHI@NYM Kendrick, Kyle SP | PHI Sit Wheeler, Zack SP | NYM Start
PIT@SF Morton, Charlie SP | PIT Sit Lincecum, Tim SP | SF Sit
SEA@CLE Hernandez, Felix SP | SEA Start Kluber, Corey SP | CLE Start
STL@SD Kelly, Joe RP | STL Start Hahn, Jesse SP | SD Start
TOR@BOS Buehrle, Mark SP | TOR Sit Lester, Jon SP | BOS Start
WAS@MIA Roark, Tanner SP | WAS Start Hand, Brad RP | MIA Sit

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (7/31/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@LAD Teheran, Julio SP | ATL Start Kershaw, Clayton SP | LAD Start
CHW@DET Danks, John SP | CHW Sit Smyly, Drew RP | DET Start
CIN@MIA Cueto, Johnny SP | CIN Start Koehler, Tom SP | MIA Sit
COL@CHC Matzek, Tyler SP | COL Sit Arrieta, Jake SP | CHC Start
LAA@BAL Skaggs, Tyler SP | LAA Sit Norris, Bud SP | BAL Sit
MIN@KC Correia, Kevin SP | MIN Sit Ventura, Yordano SP | KC Start
PHI@WAS Lee, Cliff SP | PHI Sit Gonzalez, Gio SP | WAS Start
PIT@ARI Locke, Jeff SP | PIT Start Collmenter, Josh RP | ARI Sit
SEA@CLE Young, Chris SP | SEA Start McAllister, Zach SP | CLE Sit
STL@SD Miller, Shelby SP | STL Sit Despaigne, Odrisamer SP | SD Sit
TOR@HOU Hutchison, Drew SP | TOR Start Cosart, Jarred SP | HOU Sit

Probable Pitchers - Friday (8/1/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@SD Minor, Mike SP | ATL Sit Stults, Eric SP | SD Sit
CHC@LAD Hendricks, Kyle SP | CHC Start Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP | LAD Start
CIN@MIA Latos, Mat SP | CIN Start Turner, Jacob SP | MIA Sit
COL@DET Morales, Franklin RP | COL Sit Verlander, Justin SP | DET Sit
KC@OAK Guthrie, Jeremy SP | KC Sit Gray, Sonny SP | OAK Start
LAA@TB Shoemaker, Matt SP | LAA Start Hellickson, Jeremy SP | TB Sit
MIL@STL Peralta, Wily SP | MIL Start Wainwright, Adam SP | STL Start
MIN@CHW Pino, Yohan RP | MIN Sit Sale, Chris SP | CHW Start
NYY@BOS Capuano, Chris SP | NYY Sit Lackey, John SP | BOS Start
PHI@WAS Hernandez, Roberto SP | PHI Sit Fister, Doug SP | WAS Start
PIT@ARI Volquez, Edinson SP | PIT Sit Nuno, Vidal SP | ARI Sit
SEA@BAL Elias, Roenis SP | SEA Sit Chen, Wei-Yin SP | BAL Start
SF@NYM Vogelsong, Ryan SP | SF Sit Niese, Jonathon SP | NYM Start
TEX@CLE Tepesch, Nick SP | TEX Sit Masterson, Justin SP | CLE Sit
TOR@HOU Happ, J.A. SP | TOR Sit McHugh, Collin SP | HOU Sit

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (8/2/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@SD Santana, Ervin SP | ATL Start Kennedy, Ian SP | SD Start
CHC@LAD Wada, Tsuyoshi SP | CHC Sit Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP | LAD Start
CIN@MIA Bailey, Homer SP | CIN Start Eovaldi, Nathan SP | MIA Sit
COL@DET Matzek, Tyler SP | COL Sit Porcello, Rick SP | DET Start
KC@OAK Vargas, Jason SP | KC Sit Lester, Jon SP | OAK Start
LAA@TB Wilson, C.J. SP | LAA Start Archer, Chris SP | TB Start
MIL@STL Lohse, Kyle SP | MIL Start Masterson, Justin SP | STL Sit
MIN@CHW Pino, Yohan RP | MIN Sit Carroll, Scott SP | CHW Sit
NYY@BOS Greene, Shane SP | NYY Sit Webster, Allen SP | BOS Sit
PHI@WAS Burnett, A.J. SP | PHI Start Zimmermann, Jordan SP | WAS Start
PIT@ARI Worley, Vance SP | PIT Start Anderson, Chase SP | ARI Start
SEA@BAL Paxton, James SP | SEA Sit Gonzalez, Miguel SP | BAL Sit
SF@NYM Peavy, Jake SP | SF Start deGrom, Jacob SP | NYM Start
TEX@CLE Mikolas, Miles RP | TEX Sit House, T.J. SP | CLE Start
TOR@HOU Dickey, R.A. SP | TOR Sit Oberholtzer, Brett SP | HOU Sit

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (8/3/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@SD Harang, Aaron SP | ATL Start Ross, Tyson RP | SD Start
CHC@LAD Jackson, Edwin SP | CHC Sit Beckett, Josh SP | LAD Start
CIN@MIA Leake, Mike SP | CIN Sit Turner, Jacob SP | MIA Sit
COL@DET De La Rosa, Jorge SP | COL Sit Sanchez, Anibal SP | DET Sit
KC@OAK Shields, James SP | KC Sit Kazmir, Scott SP | OAK Start
LAA@TB Weaver, Jered SP | LAA Start Odorizzi, Jake SP | TB Start
MIL@STL Garza, Matt SP | MIL Start Lynn, Lance SP | STL Start
MIN@CHW Gibson, Kyle SP | MIN Sit Quintana, Jose SP | CHW Start
NYY@BOS Phelps, David SP | NYY Sit Buchholz, Clay SP | BOS Sit
PHI@WAS Hamels, Cole SP | PHI Start Strasburg, Stephen SP | WAS Start
PIT@ARI Liriano, Francisco SP | PIT Start Cahill, Trevor SP | ARI Sit
SEA@BAL Iwakuma, Hisashi SP | SEA Start Tillman, Chris SP | BAL Start
SF@NYM Bumgarner, Madison SP | SF Start Colon, Bartolo SP | NYM Start
TEX@CLE Darvish, Yu SP | TEX Start Bauer, Trevor SP | CLE Start
TOR@HOU Stroman, Marcus SP | TOR Start Feldman, Scott SP | HOU Sit