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Week 11 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


What’s up RotoBallers. As I mentioned last week, the next few weeks of fantasy baseball can really separate the men from the boys. These are weeks where savvy fantasy owners can make moves to shore up their teams, climb up the standings, and put themselves in a position to win leagues. Hit that waiver wire hard, and don't be afraid to cut dead weight from your team. 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 11, 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 aren't as many great two-start pitchers, but some of them include Tanaka, Liriano, Arrieta, Keuchel, Ross, Rodon and Walker to name a few. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Garcia, McCullers, Rodriguez, Walker, Hahn, Quintana, Santiago, Hendricks, May, Chen), 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 (6/15/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAA Robbie Ray SP | ARI Sit Jered Weaver SP | LAA Sit
ATL@BOS Williams Perez SP | ATL Start Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit
CHW@PIT Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
CIN@DET Jon Moscot SP | CIN Sit Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Start
CLE@CHC Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start
COL@HOU Chad Bettis RP | COL Start Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
KC@MIL Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit
LAD@TEX Carlos Frias RP | LAD Sit Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Start
MIN@STL Trevor May SP | MIN Start John Lackey SP | STL Sit
NYY@MIA Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit
OAK@SD Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start Tyson Ross SP | SD Start
PHI@BAL Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
SEA@SF Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit
TOR@NYM Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Sit
WAS@TB Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (6/16/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAA Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
ATL@BOS Julio Teheran SP | ATL Sit Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit
CHW@PIT Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start Charlie Morton SP | PIT Start
CIN@DET Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit Kyle Ryan RP | DET Sit
CLE@CHC Shaun Marcum SP | CLE Start Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Sit
COL@HOU Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit Vincent Velasquez SP | HOU Start
KC@MIL Chris Young SP | KC Start Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit
LAD@TEX Brett Anderson SP | LAD Sit Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Start
MIN@STL Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
NYY@MIA Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit David Phelps SP | MIA Sit
OAK@SD Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start
PHI@BAL Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit
SEA@SF J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit Tim Lincecum SP | SF Sit
TOR@NYM Scott Copeland SP | TOR Sit Matt Harvey SP | NYM Sit
WAS@TB Tanner Roark SP | WAS Start Alex Colome SP | TB Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (6/17/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@PHI Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start Kevin Correia SP | PHI Sit
BOS@ATL Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit Alex Wood SP | ATL Start
CHC@CLE Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
DET@CIN David Price SP | DET Start Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start
HOU@COL Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU Sit Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit
LAA@ARI Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start
MIA@NYY Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start
MIL@KC Mike Fiers SP | MIL Sit Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start
NYM@TOR Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Sit Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start
PIT@CHW Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit John Danks SP | CHW Sit
SD@OAK Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Start Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start
SF@SEA Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start
STL@MIN Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start Tommy Milone SP | MIN Sit
TB@WAS Matt Andriese SP | TB Sit Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
TEX@LAD Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Start Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (6/18/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@PHI Bud Norris SP | BAL Sit Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit
BOS@ATL Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start
CHC@CLE Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
DET@CIN Justin Verlander SP | DET Start Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit
HOU@COL Collin McHugh SP | HOU Sit David Hale RP | COL Sit
LAA@ARI C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Sit Allen Webster SP | ARI Sit
MIA@NYY Mat Latos SP | MIA Start CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit
MIL@KC Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit
NYM@TOR Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
PIT@CHW Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Sit
SD@OAK Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start
SF@SEA Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit
STL@MIN Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit
TB@WAS Chris Archer SP | TB Start Joe Ross SP | WAS Sit
TEX@LAD Colby Lewis SP | TEX Start Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (6/19/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@TOR Mike Wright SP | BAL Sit Marco Estrada RP | TOR Sit
BOS@KC Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start TBD TBD
CHC@MIN Jon Lester SP | CHC Start Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit
DET@NYY Alfredo Simon SP | DET Sit Adam Warren RP | NYY Sit
HOU@SEA Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start Roenis Elias SP | SEA Start
LAA@OAK Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
MIA@CIN Dan Haren SP | MIA Start Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Start
MIL@COL Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Sit Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
NYM@ATL Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Sit
PIT@WAS A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start
SD@ARI James Shields SP | SD Start Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start
SF@LAD Chris Heston RP | SF Start Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Start
STL@PHI Tyler Lyons RP | STL Start Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start
TB@CLE Nathan Karns SP | TB Start Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start
TEX@CHW Nick Martinez SP | TEX Start Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (6/20/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@TOR Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Sit Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit
BOS@KC Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start
CHC@MIN Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Trevor May SP | MIN Start
DET@NYY Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Sit Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start
HOU@SEA Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start
LAA@OAK Jered Weaver SP | LAA Sit Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start
MIA@CIN Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Jon Moscot SP | CIN Sit
MIL@COL Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit Chad Bettis RP | COL Sit
NYM@ATL Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Williams Perez SP | ATL Start
PIT@WAS Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
SD@ARI Tyson Ross SP | SD Start Robbie Ray SP | ARI Sit
SF@LAD Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit Carlos Frias RP | LAD Sit
STL@PHI John Lackey SP | STL Sit Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit
TB@CLE Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start
TEX@CHW Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Start Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (6/21/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@TOR Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit Scott Copeland SP | TOR Sit
BOS@KC Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit Chris Young SP | KC Start
CHC@MIN Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Sit Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit
DET@NYY Kyle Ryan RP | DET Sit Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit
HOU@SEA Vincent Velasquez SP | HOU Start J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit
LAA@OAK Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start
MIA@CIN David Phelps SP | MIA Sit Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit
MIL@COL Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit
NYM@ATL Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
PIT@WAS Charlie Morton SP | PIT Start Tanner Roark SP | WAS Start
SD@ARI Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit
SF@LAD Tim Lincecum SP | SF Sit Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start
STL@PHI Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit
TB@CLE Alex Colome SP | TB Start Shaun Marcum SP | CLE Start
TEX@CHW Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Start Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start

 

 

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