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Week 5 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


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By Not That Bob James on Flickr (Original version) UCinternational (Crop) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThere are not as many great two start pitchers for Week 5 as there have been in previous weeks, but there are still a lot of great SP matchups and even some sleepers to consider off the waiver wire for your fantasy teams. As the MLB season heads into its second month, we continue to get a better feel for which SPs are for real, which are here to stay, and which are just too inconsistent to trust for fantasy baseball.

As always this weekly article takes a look at all of the projected starting pitching matchups for the upcoming week, and below we're providing our start/sit recommendations for Week 5. It's key to prepare your daily fantasy lineups (or weekly lineups in some formats), as benching or streaming the right SP can be a game changer.  Good luck RotoBallers!

Editor’s Note: Make sure to bookmark our fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list and download our free waiver wire iphone app. With these nifty tools, you'll get daily updates for starting pitchers (and every other position) to consider grabbing off the waiver wire.

 

SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Probable Pitchers - Monday (4/28/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
CHC@CIN Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start Simon, Alfredo RP CIN Start
CLE@LAA Masterson, Justin SP CLE Start Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA Start
COL@ARI Morales, Franklin RP COL Start Miley, Wade SP ARI Start
MIL@STL Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL Start Wacha, Michael SP STL Start
OAK@TEX Gray, Sonny SP OAK Start Darvish, Yu SP TEX Start
SD@SF Ross, Tyson RP SD Start Bumgarner, Madison SP SF Start
TB@CHW Odorizzi, Jake SP TB Sit Rienzo, Andre SP CHW Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (4/29/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@MIA Wood, Alex RP ATL Start Fernandez, Jose SP MIA Start
CHC@CIN Jackson, Edwin SP CHC Sit Cingrani, Tony SP CIN Start
CLE@LAA Kluber, Corey SP CLE Start Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start
COL@ARI Chatwood, Tyler SP COL Sit Bolsinger, Mike SP ARI Sit
DET@CHW Verlander, Justin SP DET Start Quintana, Jose SP CHW Start
LAD@MIN Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start Gibson, Kyle SP MIN Sit
MIL@STL Lohse, Kyle SP MIL Start Lynn, Lance SP STL Start
NYM@PHI Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start Hamels, Cole SP PHI Start
OAK@TEX Kazmir, Scott SP OAK Start Perez, Martin SP TEX Start
PIT@BAL Morton, Charlie SP PIT Sit Tillman, Chris SP BAL Start
SD@SF Stults, Eric SP SD Sit Cain, Matt SP SF Start
SEA@NYY Young, Chris SP SEA Sit Sabathia, CC SP NYY Start
TB@BOS Bedard, Erik SP TB Sit Lackey, John SP BOS Start
TOR@KC McGowan, Dustin RP TOR Sit Vargas, Jason SP KC Start
WAS@HOU Gonzalez, Gio SP WAS Start Cosart, Jarred SP HOU Sit

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (4/30/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@MIA Harang, Aaron SP ATL Start Eovaldi, Nate SP MIA Start
CHC@CIN Villanueva, Carlos RP CHC Sit Bailey, Homer SP CIN Start
CLE@LAA Carrasco, Carlos SP CLE Sit Wilson, C.J. SP LAA Start
COL@ARI Lyles, Jordan SP COL Sit Collmenter, Josh RP ARI Sit
DET@CHW Scherzer, Max SP DET Start TBD TBD
LAD@MIN Haren, Dan SP LAD Start Pelfrey, Mike SP MIN Sit
MIL@STL Garza, Matt SP MIL Sit Miller, Shelby SP STL Start
NYM@PHI Colon, Bartolo SP NYM Sit Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI Sit
OAK@TEX Chavez, Jesse RP OAK Sit Ross, Robbie RP TEX Sit
PIT@BAL Cole, Gerrit SP PIT Start Norris, Bud SP BAL Sit
SD@SF Erlin, Robbie SP SD Sit Hudson, Tim SP SF Start
SEA@NYY Elias, Roenis SP SEA Sit Phelps, David SP NYY Sit
TB@BOS Archer, Chris SP TB Start Doubront, Felix SP BOS Sit
TOR@KC Hutchison, Drew SP TOR Sit Chen, Bruce RP KC Sit
WAS@HOU Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS Start Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU Sit

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (5/1/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@MIA Santana, Ervin SP ATL Start Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA Start
LAD@MIN Beckett, Josh SP LAD Start Nolasco, Ricky SP MIN Sit
MIL@CIN Estrada, Marco SP MIL Start Leake, Mike SP CIN Sit
NYM@COL Wheeler, Zack SP NYM Start Nicasio, Juan SP COL Sit
SEA@NYY Hernandez, Felix SP SEA Start Kuroda, Hiroki SP NYY Start
TB@BOS Ramos, Cesar RP TB Sit Peavy, Jake SP BOS Start
TOR@KC Buehrle, Mark SP TOR Sit Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start

Probable Pitchers - Friday (5/2/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@SD Arroyo, Bronson SP ARI Sit Cashner, Andrew SP SD Start
BAL@MIN Jimenez, Ubaldo SP BAL Sit Correia, Kevin SP MIN Sit
CHW@CLE Danks, John SP CHW Sit McAllister, Zach SP CLE Sit
DET@KC Porcello, Rick SP DET Start Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC Sit
LAD@MIA Maholm, Paul SP LAD Sit Slowey, Kevin SP MIA Sit
MIL@CIN Peralta, Wily SP MIL Start Cueto, Johnny SP CIN Start
NYM@COL Mejia, Jenrry SP NYM Sit De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL Sit
OAK@BOS Straily, Dan SP OAK Start Buchholz, Clay SP BOS Start
SEA@HOU Maurer, Brandon SP SEA Sit Peacock, Brad SP HOU Sit
SF@ATL Lincecum, Tim SP SF Sit Minor, Mike SP ATL Start
STL@CHC Lyons, Tyler SP STL Start Wood, Travis SP CHC Start
TB@NYY Price, David SP TB Start Nuno, Vidal SP NYY Sit
TEX@LAA Lewis, Colby SP TEX Sit Santiago, Hector SP LAA Sit
TOR@PIT Morrow, Brandon SP TOR Sit Liriano, Francisco SP PIT Start
WAS@PHI Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS Start Hernandez, Roberto SP PHI Sit

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (5/3/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@SD McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI Sit Kennedy, Ian SP SD Start
BAL@MIN Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL Sit Hughes, Phil SP MIN Sit
CHW@CLE Rienzo, Andre SP CHW Sit Salazar, Danny SP CLE Sit
DET@KC Smyly, Drew RP DET Start Shields, James SP KC Start
LAD@MIA Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP LAD Start Koehler, Tom SP MIA Sit
MIL@CIN Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL Start Simon, Alfredo RP CIN Start
NYM@COL Gee, Dillon SP NYM Start Morales, Franklin RP COL Start
OAK@BOS Milone, Tommy SP OAK Sit Lester, Jon SP BOS Start
SEA@HOU TBD TBD Keuchel, Dallas SP HOU Start
SF@ATL Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF Sit Teheran, Julio SP ATL Start
STL@CHC Wainwright, Adam SP STL Start Hammel, Jason SP CHC Start
TB@NYY Odorizzi, Jake SP TB Sit Tanaka, Masahiro SP NYY Start
TEX@LAA Harrison, Matt SP TEX Sit Richards, Garrett RP LAA Start
TOR@PIT Dickey, R.A. SP TOR Sit Volquez, Edinson SP PIT Start
WAS@PHI Roark, Tanner SP WAS Sit Lee, Cliff SP PHI Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (5/4/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@SD Miley, Wade SP ARI Start Ross, Tyson RP SD Start
BAL@MIN Gonzalez, Miguel SP BAL Sit Gibson, Kyle SP MIN Sit
CHW@CLE Quintana, Jose SP CHW Start Masterson, Justin SP CLE Start
DET@KC Verlander, Justin SP DET Start Vargas, Jason SP KC Start
LAD@MIA Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start Fernandez, Jose SP MIA Start
MIL@CIN Lohse, Kyle SP MIL Start Cingrani, Tony SP CIN Start
NYM@COL Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start Chatwood, Tyler SP COL Sit
OAK@BOS Gray, Sonny SP OAK Start Lackey, John SP BOS Start
SEA@HOU Young, Chris SP SEA Sit McHugh, Collin SP HOU Start
SF@ATL Bumgarner, Madison SP SF Start Wood, Alex RP ATL Start
STL@CHC Wacha, Michael SP STL Start Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start
TB@NYY Bedard, Erik SP TB Sit Sabathia, CC SP NYY Start
TEX@LAA Darvish, Yu SP TEX Start Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA Sit
TOR@PIT McGowan, Dustin RP TOR Sit Morton, Charlie SP PIT Sit
WAS@PHI Jordan, Taylor SP WAS Sit Burnett, A.J. SP PHI Start

 

 




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