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Week 13 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 13, 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 again there are a bunch of nice two-start pitchers including Cole, Zimmermann, Miller, Hamels, Gray and Salazar 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, Nelson, Anderson), 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:

BOS@TOR Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
CLE@TB Cody Anderson SP | CLE Start Nathan Karns SP | TB Start
COL@OAK David Hale RP | COL Sit Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start
KC@HOU Joe Blanton SP | KC Sit Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start
LAD@ARI Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Sit Allen Webster SP | ARI Sit
MIL@PHI Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit
MIN@CIN Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Start Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit
NYY@LAA CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Sit
TEX@BAL Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Sit Bud Norris SP | BAL Sit
BOS@TOR Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Sit Marco Estrada RP | TOR Start
CHC@NYM Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Sit
CHW@STL Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
CLE@TB Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start
COL@OAK Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
KC@HOU Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
LAD@ARI Carlos Frias RP | LAD Sit Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start
MIL@PHI Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Sit Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start
MIN@CIN Phil Hughes SP | MIN Start Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit
NYY@LAA Ivan Nova SP | NYY Start Andrew Heaney SP | LAA Start
PIT@DET Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start Justin Verlander SP | DET Sit
SEA@SD Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start
SF@MIA Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit Dan Haren SP | MIA Start
TEX@BAL Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Sit
WAS@ATL Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start
BOS@TOR Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit
CHC@NYM Jon Lester SP | CHC Start Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Sit
CHW@STL Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start Lance Lynn SP | STL Start
CLE@TB Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start Alex Colome SP | TB Sit
COL@OAK Chad Bettis RP | COL Start Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start
KC@HOU Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Vincent Velasquez SP | HOU Sit
LAD@ARI Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start Robbie Ray SP | ARI Sit
MIL@PHI Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit
MIN@CIN Trevor May SP | MIN Sit Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start
NYY@LAA Adam Warren RP | NYY Sit Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Sit
PIT@DET A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start
SEA@SD Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start James Shields SP | SD Start
SF@MIA Chris Heston RP | SF Start Dan Haren SP | MIA Start
TEX@BAL Nick Martinez SP | TEX Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
WAS@ATL Doug Fister SP | WAS Start Matt Wisler SP | ATL Sit
BOS@TOR Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit Matt Boyd SP | TOR Sit
CHC@NYM Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start
CLE@TB Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start Matt Andriese SP | TB Sit
COL@ARI Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit
MIL@PHI Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit Adam Morgan SP | PHI Sit
MIN@KC Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit Chris Young SP | KC Sit
PIT@DET Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start Kyle Ryan SP | DET Sit
SD@STL Tyson Ross SP | SD Start John Lackey SP | STL Start
SEA@OAK Roenis Elias SP | SEA Start Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start
SF@MIA Tim Hudson SP | SF Start Jose Fernandez SP | MIA Start
TEX@BAL Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Start Kevin Gausman SP | BAL Sit
WAS@ATL Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start TBD TBD
BAL@CHW Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start John Danks SP | CHW Sit
CLE@PIT Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit
COL@ARI Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start
HOU@BOS TBD TBD Justin Masterson SP | BOS Sit
LAA@TEX Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Sit
MIA@CHC Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Start
MIL@CIN Mike Fiers SP | MIL Start Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit
MIN@KC Tommy Milone SP | MIN Sit Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit
NYM@LAD Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start
PHI@ATL Kevin Correia SP | PHI Sit Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
SD@STL Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
SEA@OAK J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start
SF@WAS Tim Lincecum SP | SF Sit Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
TB@NYY Chris Archer SP | TB Start Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit
TOR@DET Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start Anibal Sanchez RP | DET Start
BAL@CHW Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Sit
CLE@PIT Cody Anderson SP | CLE Start Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
COL@ARI David Hale RP | COL Sit Allen Webster SP | ARI Sit
HOU@BOS Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Start
LAA@TEX Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Sit
MIA@CHC Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
MIL@CIN Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start Josh Smith P | CIN Sit
MIN@KC Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit Joe Blanton SP | KC Sit
NYM@LAD Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
PHI@ATL Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit Alex Wood SP | ATL Start
SD@STL Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
SEA@OAK Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start
SF@WAS Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS Start
TB@NYY Nathan Karns SP | TB Sit Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start
TOR@DET R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit David Price SP | DET Start
BAL@CHW Bud Norris SP | BAL Sit Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Start
CLE@PIT Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
COL@ARI Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start
HOU@BOS Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start
LAA@TEX C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Sit Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit
MIA@CHC Mat Latos SP | MIA Sit Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start
MIL@CIN Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Sit Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit
MIN@KC Phil Hughes SP | MIN Start Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit
NYM@LAD Steven Matz SP | NYM Start Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Start
PHI@ATL Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start
SD@STL Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
SEA@OAK Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
SF@WAS Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
TB@NYY Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Sit Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start
TOR@DET Marco Estrada RP | TOR Start Justin Verlander SP | DET Sit



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