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Week 10 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


What’s up RotoBallers. It seems that for the first time, in a long time, pitching around baseball isn't quite as dominant as it has been. A lot of the non-elite pitchers are struggling to find consistency, leading to higher team ERAs and WHIPs for fantasy baseball owners. In such times, I find it's best to bench some iffy starters and observe them before deciding their ultimate fates. Also, while there have been some nice pitchers to emerge so far off the waiver wire so far, it hasn't been quite as lucrative as the previous few years. But not to worry, the season is still young - the next few weeks can separate the men from the boys, and are weeks where savvy fantasy owners can make moves to shore up their teams and win leagues. These next few weeks are also a good time to avoid extra risk and potential pitcher blow-ups, while being a bit more careful with your starts/sits.

With that being said, below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 10, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house tool analyzes SP matchups based on a variety of stats/metrics, and recommends whether start, sit, or stream any pitcher for seasonal and DFS leagues. It's pretty cool.

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 there are a bunch of nice two-start pitchers including Sale, Scherzer, Lester, Hamels, Gray, Kluber, Miller and Shields to name a few. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (McCullers, Rodriguez, Walker, Hahn, Quintana, Santiago, Garcia, Hendricks, Foltynewicz, Elias), 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.

 

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.

Note that MLB teams usually shuffle their rotations at the beginning of the week, so I’ll try my best to update the matchups throughout the day:

PROBABLE PITCHERS - MONDAY (6/8/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI"]">Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Sit Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD"]">Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Start
HOU@CHW Lance McCullers SP | HOU"]">Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start Chris Sale SP | CHW"]">Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
KC@MIN Jason Vargas SP | KC"]">Jason Vargas SP | KC Sit Phil Hughes SP | MIN"]">Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit
MIA@TOR Brad Hand RP | MIA"]">Brad Hand RP | MIA Sit Marco Estrada RP | TOR"]">Marco Estrada RP | TOR Sit
MIL@PIT Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL"]">Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit A.J. Burnett SP | PIT"]">A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start
PHI@CIN Cole Hamels SP | PHI"]">Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Mike Leake SP | CIN"]">Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit
SD@ATL Ian Kennedy SP | SD"]">Ian Kennedy SP | SD Sit Shelby Miller SP | ATL"]">Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start
STL@COL John Lackey SP | STL"]">John Lackey SP | STL Sit Chad Bettis RP | COL"]">David Hale RP | COL Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (6/9/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Robbie Ray SP | ARI"]">Robbie Ray SP | ARI Sit Carlos Frias RP | LAD Sit
BOS@BAL Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS"]">Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL"]">Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Start
CHC@DET Jon Lester SP | CHC"]">Jon Lester SP | CHC Start Anibal Sanchez SP | DET"]">Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Sit
HOU@CHW Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU"]">Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start Carlos Rodon SP | CHW"]">Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start
KC@MIN Chris Young SP | KC"]">Chris Young SP | KC Sit Trevor May SP | MIN"]">Trevor May SP | MIN Start
LAA@TB Hector Santiago SP | LAA"]">Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start Nathan Karns SP | TB"]">Nathan Karns SP | TB Sit
MIA@TOR Dan Haren SP | MIA"]">Dan Haren SP | MIA Sit Mark Buehrle SP | TOR"]">Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit
MIL@PIT TBD TBD Francisco Liriano SP | PIT"]">Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
PHI@CIN Aaron Harang SP | PHI"]">Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN"]">Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit
SD@ATL James Shields SP | SD"]">James Shields SP | SD Start Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL"]">Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Start
SEA@CLE Taijuan Walker SP | SEA"]">Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start Corey Kluber SP | CLE"]">Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start
SF@NYM Chris Heston RP | SF Sit Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM"]">Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start
STL@COL Michael Wacha SP | STL"]">Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL"]">Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
TEX@OAK Nick Martinez SP | TEX Start Sonny Gray SP | OAK"]">Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
WAS@NYY Max Scherzer SP | WAS"]">Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY"]">Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (6/10/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI"]">Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit Brett Anderson SP | LAD"]">Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start
BOS@BAL Rick Porcello SP | BOS"]">Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL"]">Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
CHC@DET Jake Arrieta SP | CHC"]">Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Shane Greene SP | DET"]">Shane Greene SP | DET Sit
HOU@CHW Roberto Hernandez SP | HOU"]">Vince Velasquez SP | HOU Sit Jose Quintana SP | CHW"]">Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
KC@MIN Edinson Volquez SP | KC"]">Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Tommy Milone SP | MIN"]">Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit
LAA@TB Jered Weaver SP | LAA"]">Jered Weaver SP | LAA Start Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB"]">Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Sit
MIA@TOR Tom Koehler SP | MIA"]">Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR"]">Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR Start
MIL@PIT Kyle Lohse SP | MIL"]">Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit Charlie Morton SP | PIT"]">Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit
PHI@CIN Jerome Williams RP | PHI"]">Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit Jon Moscot SP | CIN"]">Jon Moscot SP | CIN Sit
SD@ATL Tyson Ross SP | SD"]">Tyson Ross SP | SD Start Williams Perez SP | ATL"]">Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit
SEA@CLE Roenis Elias SP | SEA"]">Roenis Elias SP | SEA Start Trevor Bauer SP | CLE"]">Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start
SF@NYM Tim Hudson SP | SF"]">Tim Hudson SP | SF Start Matt Harvey SP | NYM"]">Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
STL@COL Carlos Martinez RP | STL"]">Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start Chad Bettis SP | COL Sit
TEX@OAK Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX"]">Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Start Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start
WAS@NYY Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS"]">Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Sit Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY"]">Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (6/11/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@BAL Steven Wright RP | BOS"]">Wade Miley RP | BOS Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL"]">Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit
CIN@CHC Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN"]">Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC"]">Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Sit
COL@MIA Chris Rusin RP | COL"]">Eddie Butler RP | COL Sit David Phelps SP | MIA"]">David Phelps SP | MIA Sit
LAA@TB Garrett Richards SP | LAA"]">Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start TBD TBD
SD@ATL Andrew Cashner SP | SD"]">Andrew Cashner SP | SD Sit Julio Teheran SP | ATL"]">Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
SEA@CLE J.A. Happ SP | SEA"]">J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit Shaun Marcum SP | CLE"]">Shaun Marcum SP | CLE Sit
SF@NYM Tim Lincecum SP | SF"]">Tim Lincecum SP | SF Sit Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Sit
TEX@OAK Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX"]">Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Sit Scott Kazmir SP | OAK"]">Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Sit
WAS@MIL Tanner Roark SP | WAS"]">Tanner Roark SP | WAS Start Matt Garza SP | MIL"]">Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (6/12/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SF Chase Anderson SP | ARI"]">Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start Madison Bumgarner SP | SF"]">Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
ATL@NYM Alex Wood SP | ATL"]">Alex Wood SP | ATL Start Bartolo Colon SP | NYM"]">Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start
CHW@TB John Danks SP | CHW"]">John Danks SP | CHW Sit Alex Colome SP | TB"]">Alex Colome SP | TB Sit
CIN@CHC Johnny Cueto SP | CIN"]">Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Jason Hammel SP | CHC"]">Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
CLE@DET Danny Salazar SP | CLE"]">Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start Kyle Ryan RP | DET"]">Kyle Ryan RP | DET Sit
COL@MIA Kyle Kendrick SP | COL"]">Chris Rusin SP | COL Sit Jose Urena SP | MIA"]">Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit
KC@STL Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start Jaime Garcia SP | STL"]">Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
LAD@SD Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD"]">Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD"]">Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Start
MIN@TEX Kyle Gibson SP | MIN"]">Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Start Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Start
NYY@BAL Michael Pineda SP | NYY"]">Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL"]">Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Sit
OAK@LAA Jesse Chavez SP | OAK"]">Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start C.J. Wilson SP | LAA"]">C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Sit
PHI@PIT Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit Jeff Locke SP | PIT"]">Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
SEA@HOU Felix Hernandez SP | SEA"]">Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU"]">Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU Sit
TOR@BOS Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Sit Wade Miley SP | BOS"]">Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit
WAS@MIL Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS"]">Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Mike Fiers SP | MIL"]">Mike Fiers SP | MIL Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (6/13/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SF Josh Collmenter SP | ARI"]">Josh Collmenter SP | ARI Sit Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF"]">Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit
ATL@NYM Shelby Miller SP | ATL"]">Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start Jacob deGrom SP | NYM"]">Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start
CHW@TB Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW"]">Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Sit Chris Archer SP | TB"]">Chris Archer SP | TB Start
CIN@CHC Mike Leake SP | CIN"]">Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC"]">Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start
CLE@DET Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE"]">Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start David Price SP | DET"]">David Price SP | DET Start
COL@MIA Chad Bettis RP | COL"]">Kyle Kendrick RP | COL Sit Brad Hand RP | MIA"]">Brad Hand RP | MIA Sit
KC@STL Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC"]">Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit Lance Lynn SP | STL"]">Lance Lynn SP | STL Start
LAD@SD Zack Greinke SP | LAD"]">Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start Ian Kennedy SP | SD"]">Ian Kennedy SP | SD Sit
MIN@TEX Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit Colby Lewis SP | TEX"]">Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit
NYY@BAL Adam Warren RP | NYY"]">Adam Warren RP | NYY Start Bud Norris SP | BAL"]">Bud Norris SP | BAL Sit
OAK@LAA Kendall Graveman RP | OAK"]">Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA"]">Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
PHI@PIT Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI"]">Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Gerrit Cole SP | PIT"]">Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
SEA@HOU Mike Montgomery SP | SEA"]">Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit Collin McHugh SP | HOU"]">Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
TOR@BOS R.A. Dickey SP | TOR"]">R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit Joe Kelly SP | BOS"]">Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit
WAS@MIL TBD TBD Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL"]">Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (6/14/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SF Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI"]">Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Sit Chris Heston RP | SF Sit
ATL@NYM Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL"]">Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Start Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM"]">Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start
CHW@TB Chris Sale SP | CHW"]">Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Nathan Karns SP | TB"]">Nathan Karns SP | TB Start
CIN@CHC Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN"]">Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit Jon Lester SP | CHC"]">Jon Lester SP | CHC Start
CLE@DET Corey Kluber SP | CLE"]">Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start Alfredo Simon SP | DET"]">Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start
COL@MIA Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL"]">Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit Dan Haren SP | MIA"]">Dan Haren SP | MIA Start
KC@STL Jason Vargas SP | KC"]">Jason Vargas SP | KC Sit John Lackey SP | STL"]">John Lackey SP | STL Start
LAD@SD Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD"]">Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Start James Shields SP | SD"]">James Shields SP | SD Start
MIN@TEX Phil Hughes SP | MIN"]">Trevor May SP | MIN Start Nick Martinez SP | TEX Start
NYY@BAL CC Sabathia SP | NYY"]">CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL"]">Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Start
OAK@LAA Sonny Gray SP | OAK"]">Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Hector Santiago SP | LAA"]">MAtt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start
PHI@PIT Cole Hamels SP | PHI"]">Aaron Harang SP | PHI Start A.J. Burnett SP | PIT"]">A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start
SEA@HOU Taijuan Walker SP | SEA"]">Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start Lance McCullers SP | HOU"]">Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start
TOR@BOS Marco Estrada RP | TOR"]">Marco Estrada RP | TOR Sit Clay Buchholz SP | BOS"]">Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start
WAS@MIL Max Scherzer SP | WAS"]">Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start TBD TBD

 

 

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