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Week 16 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


By Eric Fischer from Ames, Iowa, United States (Wacha Takes Over) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 16, 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 quite as many great two-start pitchers, but some of them including Cole, deGrom, Walker, Harvey, Burnett and Salazar. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Wisler, Santiago, Latos, Gibson, Anderson, Shoemaker, Anderson, Santana, Cooney), 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 (7/20/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@LAA Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
BOS@LAA Steven Wright SP | BOS Sit Andrew Heaney SP | LAA Start
CHC@CIN Clayton Richard SP | CHC Sit Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit
LAD@ATL Brandon Beachy SP | LAD Sit Matt Wisler SP | ATL Start
MIA@ARI David Phelps SP | MIA Sit Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Sit
NYM@WAS Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
PIT@KC A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start
SEA@DET J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit Alfredo Simon SP | DET Sit
SF@SD Tim Hudson SP | SF Start Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start
TB@PHI Matt Moore SP | TB Sit David Buchanan SP | PHI Sit
TEX@COL Nick Martinez SP | TEX Sit Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (7/21/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit
BOS@HOU Brian Johnson SP | BOS Sit TBD TBD
CHC@CIN Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Raisel Iglesias RP | CIN Sit
CLE@MIL Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit
LAD@ATL Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start Alex Wood SP | ATL Sit
MIA@ARI Mat Latos SP | MIA Start Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Start
MIN@LAA Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Start Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start
NYM@WAS Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start TBD TBD
PIT@KC Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start TBD TBD
SEA@DET Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start Shane Greene SP | DET Sit
SF@SD Chris Heston RP | SF Start Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit
STL@CHW Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Sit
TB@PHI Nathan Karns SP | TB Start Aaron Nola SP | PHI Start
TEX@COL Matt Harrison SP | TEX Sit Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit
TOR@OAK Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Start Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (7/22/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Kevin Gausman SP | BAL Sit Ivan Nova SP | NYY Sit
BOS@HOU Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
CHC@CIN Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Mike Leake SP | CIN Start
CLE@MIL Cody Anderson SP | CLE Start Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit
LAD@ATL Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Sit Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
MIA@ARI Jose Fernandez SP | MIA Start Robbie Ray SP | ARI Start
MIN@LAA Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Start
NYM@WAS Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
PIT@KC Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit Chris Young SP | KC Start
SEA@DET Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Start
SF@SD Matt Cain SP | SF Sit James Shields SP | SD Start
STL@CHW Lance Lynn SP | STL Start John Danks SP | CHW Sit
TB@PHI Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start Adam Morgan SP | PHI Sit
TEX@COL Martin Perez SP | TEX Sit Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
TOR@OAK Felix Doubront SP | TOR Sit Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (7/23/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Sit Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start
BOS@HOU Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit TBD TBD
CHW@CLE Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Start Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start
KC@STL Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
LAD@NYM Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Sit
MIA@SD Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Tyson Ross SP | SD Start
MIL@ARI Mike Fiers SP | MIL Start TBD TBD
MIN@LAA Ervin Santana SP | MIN Start Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
SEA@DET Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA Sit David Price SP | DET Start
TOR@OAK Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start
WAS@PIT Doug Fister SP | WAS Sit Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (7/24/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@STL Manny Banuelos SP | ATL Start John Lackey SP | STL Start
BAL@TB Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start
CHW@CLE Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start
CIN@COL Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit TBD TBD
DET@BOS Justin Verlander SP | DET Sit Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start
HOU@KC Scott Feldman SP | HOU Sit Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit
LAD@NYM Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start
MIA@SD Dan Haren SP | MIA Start Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start
MIL@ARI Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start Patrick Corbin SP | ARI Start
NYY@MIN Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start Phil Hughes SP | MIN Start
OAK@SF Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start Jake Peavy SP | SF Sit
PHI@CHC Chad Billingsley SP | PHI Sit Jon Lester SP | CHC Start
TEX@LAA Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
TOR@SEA R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start
WAS@PIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (7/25/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@STL Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start Tim Cooney SP | STL Start
BAL@TB Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Sit Chris Archer SP | TB Start
CHW@CLE Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
CIN@COL Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit
DET@BOS Alfredo Simon SP | DET Sit Steven Wright RP | BOS Sit
HOU@KC Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start Danny Duffy SP | KC Start
LAD@NYM Brandon Beachy SP | LAD Sit Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
MIA@SD David Phelps SP | MIA Sit Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start
MIL@ARI Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Start Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Sit
NYY@MIN CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit Tommy Milone SP | MIN Start
OAK@SF TBD TBD Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
PHI@CHC Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start
TEX@LAA Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Start Andrew Heaney SP | LAA Start
TOR@SEA Marco Estrada RP | TOR Start J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit
WAS@PIT Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (7/26/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@STL Matt Wisler SP | ATL Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
BAL@TB Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start Matt Moore SP | TB Sit
CHW@CLE Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Sit Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
CIN@COL Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit
DET@BOS Shane Greene SP | DET Sit Brian Johnson SP | BOS Sit
HOU@KC TBD TBD Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start
LAD@NYM Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start
MIA@SD Mat Latos SP | MIA Start Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit
MIL@ARI Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Start
NYY@MIN Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Start
OAK@SF Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit
PHI@CHC David Buchanan SP | PHI Sit Clayton Richard SP | CHC Sit
TEX@LAA Nick Martinez SP | TEX Sit Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start
TOR@SEA Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Start Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Sit
WAS@PIT TBD TBD Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start

 

 

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