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Week 12 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


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What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 12, 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 a lot of great two-start pitchers including Kershaw, Bumgarner, Felix, Greinke, Price, Cueto and Pineda to name a few. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Garcia, Walker, Hahn, Chavez, Santiago, Hendricks, Graveman), 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 (6/22/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CHW@MIN John Danks SP | CHW Sit Tommy Milone SP | MIN Sit
DET@CLE Kyle Ryan RP | DET Sit Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start
HOU@LAA Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU Sit Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
KC@SEA Joe Blanton SP | KC Sit Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start
LAD@CHC Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Sit
PHI@NYY Kevin Correia SP | PHI Sit Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start
TOR@TB Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start Matt Andriese SP | TB Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (6/23/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@COL Chase Anderson SP | ARI Sit Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit
ATL@WAS Alex Wood SP | ATL Start Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
BAL@BOS Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Sit Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit
CHW@MIN Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Sit Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Start
CIN@PIT Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
DET@CLE David Price SP | DET Start Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
HOU@LAA Collin McHugh SP | HOU Sit C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Start
KC@SEA Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit
LAD@CHC Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
NYM@MIL Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start Mike Fiers SP | MIL Sit
OAK@TEX Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Start
PHI@NYY Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit CC Sabathia SP | NYY Start
SD@SF Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Start Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
STL@MIA Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit
TOR@TB R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit Chris Archer SP | TB Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (6/24/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@COL Allen Webster SP | ARI Sit David Hale RP | COL Sit
ATL@WAS Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start Doug Fister SP | WAS Sit
BAL@BOS Bud Norris SP | BAL Sit Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit
CHW@MIN Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Phil Hughes SP | MIN Start
CIN@PIT Mike Leake SP | CIN Start Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
DET@CLE Justin Verlander SP | DET Sit Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
HOU@LAA Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Sit
KC@SEA Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit Roenis Elias SP | SEA Start
LAD@CHC Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Sit Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start
NYM@MIL Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit
OAK@TEX Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Start
PHI@NYY Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Adam Warren RP | NYY Start
SD@SF Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit
STL@MIA Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start Mat Latos SP | MIA Sit
TOR@TB Marco Estrada RP | TOR Start Nathan Karns SP | TB Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (6/25/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@COL Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Sit Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
ATL@WAS TBD TBD TBD TBD
BAL@BOS TBD TBD Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Sit
CHW@DET Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start
CIN@PIT Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start
LAD@CHC Carlos Frias RP | LAD Sit Jon Lester SP | CHC Start
NYM@MIL Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Sit
NYY@HOU Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
OAK@TEX Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit
SD@SF James Shields SP | SD Start Chris Heston RP | SF Start
STL@MIA Tyler Lyons RP | STL Start Dan Haren SP | MIA Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (6/26/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Robbie Ray SP | ARI Sit Tyson Ross SP | SD Start
ATL@PIT Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
BOS@TB Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start
CHC@STL Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start John Lackey SP | STL Start
CHW@DET Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Start
CIN@NYM Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start
CLE@BAL Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
COL@SF Chad Bettis RP | COL Start Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit
KC@OAK Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start
LAD@MIA Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit
MIN@MIL Trevor May SP | MIN Start Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit
NYY@HOU Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start Vincent Velasquez SP | HOU Sit
SEA@LAA Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start TBD TBD
TEX@TOR Nick Martinez SP | TEX Sit Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit
WAS@PHI Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (6/27/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Start Andrew Cashner SP | SD Sit
ATL@PIT Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit
BOS@TB Wade Miley SP | BOS Start Alex Colome SP | TB Sit
CHC@STL Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Sit Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
CHW@DET John Danks SP | CHW Sit Kyle Ryan RP | DET Sit
CIN@NYM TBD TBD Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
CLE@BAL Cody Anderson SP | CLE Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit
COL@SF Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit Tim Lincecum SP | SF Sit
KC@OAK Chris Young SP | KC Sit Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start
LAD@MIA Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start David Phelps SP | MIA Sit
MIN@MIL Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit
NYY@HOU Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU Sit
SEA@LAA J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
TEX@TOR Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit Scott Copeland SP | TOR Sit
WAS@PHI Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start TBD TBD
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (6/28/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit
ATL@PIT Alex Wood SP | ATL Start Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
BOS@TB Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit Matt Andriese SP | TB Sit
CHC@STL Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
CHW@DET Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Sit David Price SP | DET Start
CIN@NYM Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Sit
CLE@BAL Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Sit Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start
COL@SF Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
KC@OAK Joe Blanton SP | KC Sit Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start
LAD@MIA Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit
MIN@MIL Tommy Milone SP | MIN Sit Mike Fiers SP | MIL Sit
NYY@HOU CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit Collin McHugh SP | HOU Sit
SEA@LAA Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
TEX@TOR Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Sit Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Sit
WAS@PHI Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Kevin Correia SP | PHI Sit

 

 

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