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Week 9 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


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Chrisjnelson at the English language Wikipedia [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThis week there are some great two start pitchers going, and even some SP sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire depending on your league format and player availability, including NL-Only and AL-Only leagues. As is the case in all weeks of the fantasy baseball season, it's important to analyze each starting pitcher matchup on your fantasy baseball team. This will help determine which players to start/sit, and we may even be able to find some hidden waiver wire options.

Each and every one of the projected pitching matchups for Week 9 are listed below for all MLB games. In this article we attempt to take into consideration all of the pitching performances so far this season, the SP opponents for this week, the career split stats against the opponent and any ballpark factors that may be relevant. Based on all of these factors, we provide our start/sit recommendations for each SP matchup.

Deciding which pitchers to sit or start can be an important factor for the success of your fantasy teams. After all, there's really nothing worse than a huge blow-up, and a negative ERA/WHIP injection for your team's overall stats. Benching a starting pitcher that ends up getting torched can be the difference between a win or a loss in some weekly or head-to-head formats. In standard roto leagues, and in daily league formats, we need to be even more careful and prepare our daily lineups by choosing the proper SP matchups. Good luck this week RotoBallers!

 

SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Editor’s Note: as always our fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list is updated daily. Our writers provide daily analysis on starting pitchers that are hot or emerging, as well as all other position players. Don't forget, you can also download our waiver wire iPhone app for free, and stay up to date on all of our waiver wire recommendations.

 

Probable Pitchers - Monday (5/26/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
BAL@MIL Tillman, Chris SP BAL Sit Lohse, Kyle SP MIL Start
BOS@ATL Buchholz, Clay SP BOS Sit Santana, Ervin SP ATL Sit
CHC@SF Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start Petit, Yusmeiro SP SF Sit
CIN@LAD Cueto, Johnny SP CIN Start Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP LAD Start
CLE@CHW TBD TBD Quintana, Jose SP CHW Start
COL@PHI Chacin, Jhoulys SP COL Sit Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI Sit
DET@OAK Smyly, Drew RP DET Sit Milone, Tommy SP OAK Sit
HOU@KC McHugh, Collin SP HOU Sit Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start
LAA@SEA Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA Start Young, Chris SP SEA Sit
MIA@WAS Eovaldi, Nathan SP MIA Start Roark, Tanner SP WAS Start
NYY@STL Whitley, Chase RP NYY Sit Wacha, Michael SP STL Start
PIT@NYM TBD TBD deGrom, Jacob SP NYM Start
SD@ARI Ross, Tyson RP SD Start McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI Start
TB@TOR Bedard, Erik SP TB Start Hutchison, Drew SP TOR Start
TEX@MIN Tepesch, Nick SP TEX Sit Correia, Kevin SP MIN Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (5/27/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
BAL@MIL Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL Sit Garza, Matt SP MIL Sit
BOS@ATL Lester, Jon SP BOS Start Harang, Aaron SP ATL Sit
CHC@SF Arrieta, Jake SP CHC Sit Hudson, Tim SP SF Start
CIN@LAD Simon, Alfredo RP CIN Start Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start
CLE@CHW Tomlin, Josh RP CLE Sit Sale, Chris SP CHW Start
COL@PHI De La Rosa, Jorge SP COL Start Hamels, Cole SP PHI Start
DET@OAK Scherzer, Max SP DET Start Gray, Sonny SP OAK Start
HOU@KC Cosart, Jarred SP HOU Sit Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC Sit
LAA@SEA Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start Elias, Roenis SP SEA Sit
MIA@WAS Alvarez, Henderson SP MIA Sit TBD TBD
NYY@STL Phelps, David SP NYY Sit Lynn, Lance SP STL Start
PIT@NYM Volquez, Edinson SP PIT Sit Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start
SD@ARI Stults, Eric SP SD Sit Miley, Wade SP ARI Sit
TB@TOR Cobb, Alex SP TB Start Buehrle, Mark SP TOR Start
TEX@MIN Darvish, Yu SP TEX Start Hughes, Phil SP MIN Start

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (5/28/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@BOS Floyd, Gavin SP ATL Start Lackey, John SP BOS Start
BAL@MIL Norris, Bud SP BAL Sit Estrada, Marco SP MIL Sit
CHC@SF Jackson, Edwin SP CHC Sit Lincecum, Tim SP SF Sit
CIN@LAD Bailey, Homer SP CIN Sit Kershaw, Clayton SP LAD Start
CLE@CHW Masterson, Justin SP CLE Sit Noesi, Hector RP CHW Sit
COL@PHI Lyles, Jordan SP COL Sit Hernandez, Roberto SP PHI Sit
DET@OAK Sanchez, Anibal SP DET Start Kazmir, Scott SP OAK Start
HOU@KC TBD TBD Duffy, Danny SP KC Start
LAA@SEA Wilson, C.J. SP LAA Start Hernandez, Felix SP SEA Start
MIA@WAS Koehler, Tom SP MIA Sit Zimmermann, Jordan SP WAS Start
NYY@STL Kuroda, Hiroki SP NYY Sit Miller, Shelby SP STL Sit
PIT@NYM Morton, Charlie SP PIT Sit Colon, Bartolo SP NYM Sit
SD@ARI TBD TBD Anderson, Chase SP ARI Sit
TB@TOR Archer, Chris SP TB Sit Hendriks, Liam SP TOR Sit
TEX@MIN Baker, Scott SP TEX Sit Gibson, Kyle SP MIN Sit

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (5/29/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@BOS Minor, Mike SP ATL Start Peavy, Jake SP BOS Sit
BAL@HOU Jimenez, Ubaldo SP BAL Start Keuchel, Dallas SP HOU Start
CIN@ARI Cingrani, Tony SP CIN Start Collmenter, Josh RP ARI Sit
DET@OAK Porcello, Rick SP DET Start Chavez, Jesse RP OAK Start
KC@TOR Shields, James SP KC Start Dickey, R.A. SP TOR Start
LAA@SEA Shoemaker, Matt SP LAA Sit Maurer, Brandon SP SEA Sit
NYM@PHI Wheeler, Zack SP NYM Start Buchanan, David SP PHI Sit
PIT@LAD Cole, Gerrit SP PIT Start Haren, Dan SP LAD Start
SF@STL Vogelsong, Ryan SP SF Start Garcia, Jaime SP STL Start
TEX@MIN Martinez, Nick P TEX Sit Nolasco, Ricky SP MIN Sit

Probable Pitchers - Friday (5/30/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@MIA Teheran, Julio SP ATL Start Turner, Jacob SP MIA Sit
BAL@HOU Gonzalez, Miguel SP BAL Sit Feldman, Scott SP HOU Sit
CHC@MIL Wood, Travis SP CHC Start Peralta, Wily SP MIL Start
CIN@ARI Leake, Mike SP CIN Start Arroyo, Bronson SP ARI Sit
COL@CLE Nicasio, Juan SP COL Sit Kluber, Corey SP CLE Start
DET@SEA Verlander, Justin SP DET Start Iwakuma, Hisashi SP SEA Start
KC@TOR Vargas, Jason SP KC Sit Happ, J.A. SP TOR Sit
LAA@OAK Richards, Garrett RP LAA Sit Pomeranz, Drew SP OAK Start
MIN@NYY Deduno, Samuel SP MIN Sit Nuno, Vidal SP NYY Sit
NYM@PHI Montero, Rafael SP NYM Sit Burnett, A.J. SP PHI Start
PIT@LAD Liriano, Francisco SP PIT Sit Beckett, Josh SP LAD Start
SD@CHW Kennedy, Ian SP SD Start Danks, John SP CHW Sit
SF@STL Bumgarner, Madison SP SF Start Wainwright, Adam SP STL Start
TB@BOS Price, David SP TB Start TBD TBD
TEX@WAS Lewis, Colby SP TEX Sit Strasburg, Stephen SP WAS Start

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (5/31/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@MIA Santana, Ervin SP ATL Start Wolf, Randy SP MIA Sit
BAL@HOU Tillman, Chris SP BAL Sit McHugh, Collin SP HOU Sit
CHC@MIL Hammel, Jason SP CHC Start Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL Start
CIN@ARI Cueto, Johnny SP CIN Start McCarthy, Brandon SP ARI Start
COL@CLE Morales, Franklin RP COL Sit Bauer, Trevor SP CLE Start
DET@SEA Smyly, Drew RP DET Start Young, Chris SP SEA Sit
KC@TOR Ventura, Yordano SP KC Start Hutchison, Drew SP TOR Start
LAA@OAK Skaggs, Tyler SP LAA Sit Milone, Tommy SP OAK Sit
MIN@NYY Correia, Kevin SP MIN Sit Tanaka, Masahiro SP NYY Start
NYM@PHI deGrom, Jacob SP NYM Start Kendrick, Kyle SP PHI Sit
PIT@LAD TBD TBD Ryu, Hyun-Jin SP LAD Start
SD@CHW Ross, Tyson RP SD Start Rienzo, Andre SP CHW Sit
SF@STL Cain, Matt SP SF Sit (TBD) Wacha, Michael SP STL Start
TB@BOS Odorizzi, Jake SP TB Sit Buchholz, Clay SP BOS Sit
TEX@WAS Tepesch, Nick SP TEX Sit Fister, Doug SP WAS Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (6/1/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ATL@MIA Harang, Aaron SP ATL Start Eovaldi, Nathan SP MIA Start
BAL@HOU Chen, Wei-Yin SP BAL Sit Cosart, Jarred SP HOU Sit
CHC@MIL Samardzija, Jeff SP CHC Start Lohse, Kyle SP MIL Start
CIN@ARI Simon, Alfredo RP CIN Start Miley, Wade SP ARI Sit
COL@CLE Chacin, Jhoulys SP COL Sit TBD TBD
DET@SEA Scherzer, Max SP DET Start Elias, Roenis SP SEA Sit
KC@TOR Guthrie, Jeremy SP KC Sit Buehrle, Mark SP TOR Start
LAA@OAK Weaver, Jered SP LAA Start Gray, Sonny SP OAK Start
MIN@NYY Hughes, Phil SP MIN Start Whitley, Chase RP NYY Start
NYM@PHI Niese, Jonathon SP NYM Start Hamels, Cole SP PHI Start
PIT@LAD Volquez, Edinson SP PIT Sit Greinke, Zack SP LAD Start
SD@CHW Stults, Eric SP SD Sit Quintana, Jose SP CHW Start
SF@STL Hudson, Tim SP SF Start Lynn, Lance SP STL Start
TB@BOS Bedard, Erik SP TB Start Lester, Jon SP BOS Start
TEX@WAS Darvish, Yu SP TEX Start Roark, Tanner SP WAS Sit