Week 6 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

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By Skoch3 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia CommonsThere are some great two start pitchers for Week 6 (Scherzer, Greinke, Ventura), and lots of other solid starting pitcher matchups as well.  As always, analyzing weekly matchups can help uncover SP sleepers off the waiver wire and some potential streamers for your fantasy baseball teams.

Below we are taking a look at the entire MLB slate of projected starting pitching matchups for Week 6, and are providing our start/sit recommendations for the week based on recent performance, ballpark factors, and other historical split stats.

Starting or benching certain pitchers can be a difference maker for your fantasy teams. In weekly formats, it can mean the difference between winning your matchup, and picking up those extra SP stats.  In roto or daily formats, be sure to check out our recommendations and prepare your daily lineups to avoid a potential blow-up to your overall stats.  Good luck RotoBallers!

 

SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Editor’s Note: Be sure to bookmark our fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list and also grab our free waiver wire iphone app. This way you can get daily updates, for both SPs and all other positions, and improve your teams off the waiver wire.

 

Probable Pitchers - Monday (5/5/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@MIL Bolsinger, Mike SP ARI Sit Garza, Matt SP MIL Sit
CHW@CHC Quintana, Jose SP CHW Start Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start
HOU@DET Cosart, Jarred SP HOU Sit Scherzer, Max SP DET Start
KC@SD Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start Stults, Eric SP SD Sit
LAD@WAS Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS Start
MIN@CLE Gibson, Kyle SP MIN Sit McAllister, Zach SP CLE Sit
NYM@MIA Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start Eovaldi, Nate SP MIA Start
NYY@LAA Phelps, David SP NYY Sit Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start
SEA@OAK Young, Chris SP SEA Sit Kazmir, Scott SP OAK Start
SF@PIT Cain, Matt SP SF Start TBD TBD
STL@ATL Miller, Shelby SP STL Start Harang, Aaron SP ATL Sit
TEX@COL Perez, Martin SP TEX Sit Lyles, Jordan SP COL Sit
TOR@PHI Happ, J.A. SP TOR Sit Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (5/6/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@MIL Collmenter, Josh RP ARI Sit Estrada, Marco SP MIL Start
BAL@TB Tillman, Chris SP BAL Sit Archer, Chris SP TB Sit
CHW@CHC TBD TBD Jackson, Edwin SP CHC Sit
CIN@BOS Bailey, Homer SP CIN Sit Peavy, Jake SP BOS Start
HOU@DET Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU Sit Ray, Robbie SP DET Sit
KC@SD Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC Sit Erlin, Robbie SP SD Sit
LAD@WAS Kershaw, Clayton SP LAD Start TBD TBD
MIN@CLE Deduno, Samuel SP MIN Sit TBD TBD
NYM@MIA Colon, Bartolo SP NYM Sit Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA Sit
NYY@LAA Kuroda, Hiroki SP NYY Sit Wilson, C.J. SP LAA Start
SEA@OAK Elias, Roenis SP SEA Start Chavez, Jesse RP OAK Start
SF@PIT Hudson, Tim SP SF Start Morton, Charlie SP PIT Sit
STL@ATL Lyons, Tyler SP STL Start Santana, Ervin SP ATL Start
TEX@COL Ross, Robbie RP TEX Sit Nicasio, Juan SP COL Sit
TOR@PHI Hutchison, Drew SP TOR Sit Hernandez, Roberto SP PHI Sit

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (5/7/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@MIL Arroyo, Bronson SP ARI Sit Peralta, Wily SP MIL Start
BAL@TB Norris, Bud SP BAL Sit Ramos, Cesar RP TB Sit
CHC@CHW Wood, Travis SP CHC Start Danks, John SP CHW Sit
CIN@BOS Leake, Mike SP CIN Sit Doubront, Felix SP BOS Sit
COL@TEX De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL Sit Lewis, Colby SP TEX Sit
HOU@DET Peacock, Brad SP HOU Sit Porcello, Rick SP DET Start
KC@SD Shields, James SP KC Start Cashner, Andrew SP SD Start
LAD@WAS Haren, Dan SP LAD Start Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS Start
MIN@CLE Nolasco, Ricky SP MIN Sit Salazar, Danny SP CLE Start
NYM@MIA Wheeler, Zack SP NYM Sit Koehler, Tom SP MIA Start
NYY@LAA Nuno, Vidal SP NYY Sit Santiago, Hector SP LAA SIt
PHI@TOR Lee, Cliff SP PHI Start Buehrle, Mark SP TOR Sit
SEA@OAK Hernandez, Felix SP SEA Start Straily, Dan SP OAK Start
SF@PIT Lincecum, Tim SP SF Sit Cumpton, Brandon SP PIT Sit
STL@ATL Wainwright, Adam SP STL Start Minor, Mike SP ATL Start

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (5/8/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
BAL@TB Jimenez, Ubaldo SP BAL Sit Price, David SP TB Start
CHC@CHW Arrieta, Jake SP CHC Sit Carroll, Scott SP CHW Sit
COL@TEX Morales, Franklin RP COL Sit Harrison, Matt SP TEX Sit
HOU@DET Keuchel, Dallas SP HOU Sit Smyly, Drew RP DET Start
KC@SEA TBD TBD Iwakuma, Hisashi SP SEA Start
MIA@SD Turner, Jacob SP MIA Sit Kennedy, Ian SP SD Start
MIN@CLE Correia, Kevin SP MIN Sit Masterson, Justin SP CLE Start
PHI@TOR Burnett, A.J. SP PHI Start Morrow, Brandon SP TOR Sit
SF@LAD Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF Sit Beckett, Josh SP LAD Start

Probable Pitchers - Friday (5/9/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@CHW McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI Sit Rienzo, Andre SP CHW Sit
BOS@TEX Buchholz, Clay SP BOS Sit Darvish, Yu SP TEX Start
CHC@ATL Hammel, Jason SP CHC Start Teheran, Julio SP ATL Start
CLE@TB Kluber, Corey SP CLE Sit Odorizzi, Jake SP TB Sit
COL@CIN Chacin, Jhoulys SP COL Sit Cueto, Johnny SP CIN Start
HOU@BAL McHugh, Collin SP HOU Sit Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL Sit
KC@SEA Vargas, Jason SP KC Start Maurer, Brandon SP SEA Sit
LAA@TOR Richards, Garrett RP LAA Start Dickey, R.A. SP TOR Sit
MIA@SD Fernandez, Jose SP MIA Start Ross, Tyson RP SD Start
MIN@DET Hughes, Phil SP MIN Sit Verlander, Justin SP DET Start
NYY@MIL Tanaka, Masahiro SP NYY Start Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL Sit
PHI@NYM Hamels, Cole SP PHI Start Mejia, Jenrry SP NYM Start
SF@LAD Bumgarner, Madison SP SF Start TBD TBD
STL@PIT Wacha, Michael SP STL Start Cole, Gerrit SP PIT Start
WAS@OAK Roark, Tanner SP WAS Gray, Sonny SP OAK Start

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (5/10/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@CHW Miley, Wade SP ARI Sit Quintana, Jose SP CHW Start
BOS@TEX Lester, Jon SP BOS Start Perez, Martin SP TEX Sit
CHC@ATL Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start Wood, Alex RP ATL Start
CLE@TB McAllister, Zach SP CLE Sit Bedard, Erik SP TB Sit
COL@CIN Lyles, Jordan SP COL Start Simon, Alfredo RP CIN Start
HOU@BAL Cosart, Jarred SP HOU Sit Gonzalez, Miguel SP BAL Sit
KC@SEA Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start Young, Chris SP SEA Sit
LAA@TOR Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA Sit McGowan, Dustin RP TOR Sit
MIA@SD Eovaldi, Nate SP MIA Start Stults, Eric SP SD Sit
MIN@DET Gibson, Kyle SP MIN Sit Scherzer, Max SP DET Start
NYY@MIL Sabathia, CC SP NYY Start Lohse, Kyle SP MIL Start
PHI@NYM Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI Sit Gee, Dillon SP NYM Start
SF@LAD Cain, Matt SP SF Start Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start
STL@PIT Lynn, Lance SP STL Start Liriano, Francisco SP PIT Start
WAS@OAK Gonzalez, Gio SP WAS Start Kazmir, Scott SP OAK Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (5/11/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@CHW Bolsinger, Mike SP ARI Sit TBD TBD
BOS@TEX Lackey, John SP BOS Sit Ross, Robbie RP TEX Sit
CHC@ATL Jackson, Edwin SP CHC Sit Harang, Aaron SP ATL Start
CLE@TB TBD TBD Archer, Chris SP TB Sit
COL@CIN Nicasio, Juan SP COL Sit Bailey, Homer SP CIN Sit
HOU@BAL Oberholtzer, Brett SP HOU Sit Tillman, Chris SP BAL Start
KC@SEA Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC Sit Elias, Roenis SP SEA Start
LAA@TOR Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start Happ, J.A. SP TOR Sit
MIA@SD Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA Start Erlin, Robbie SP SD Sit
MIN@DET Deduno, Samuel SP MIN Sit TBD TBD
NYY@MIL Phelps, David SP NYY Sit Garza, Matt SP MIL Sit
PHI@NYM Hernandez, Roberto SP PHI Sit Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start
SF@LAD Hudson, Tim SP SF Start Kershaw, Clayton SP LAD Start
STL@PIT Miller, Shelby SP STL Start Volquez, Edinson SP PIT Sit
WAS@OAK Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS Start Chavez, Jesse RP OAK Start