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Week 19 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 19, 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 solid two-start pitchers including Cueto, Bumgarner, Kazmir, Felix, Harvey, Greinke and Sale. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Severino, Corbin, Shoemaker, Jungmann, Wisler, Wright, Ray, Eovaldi, Perez, 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:

BAL@SEA Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start Vidal Nuno SP | SEA Sit
CIN@SD David Holmberg SP | CIN Sit Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start
COL@NYM Jon Gray SP | COL Start Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start
DET@KC Matt Boyd SP | DET Sit Johnny Cueto SP | KC Start
LAA@CHW Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
PHI@ARI Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start
WAS@LAD Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start
ATL@TB Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start
BAL@SEA Chris Tillman SP | BAL Start Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Sit
BOS@MIA Steven Wright RP | BOS Start Justin Nicolino SP | MIA Sit
CIN@SD Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit Colin Rea SP | SD Sit
COL@NYM Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
DET@KC Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Sit Yordano Ventura SP | KC Sit
HOU@SF Scott Kazmir SP | HOU Start Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
LAA@CHW Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Sit
MIL@CHC Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Start Dan Haren SP | CHC Start
NYY@CLE Luis Severino SP | NYY Start Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
OAK@TOR Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Sit Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start
PHI@ARI David Buchanan SP | PHI Sit Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit
PIT@STL Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
TEX@MIN Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit
WAS@LAD Joe Ross SP | WAS Start Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
ATL@TB Matt Wisler SP | ATL Sit Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start
BAL@SEA Kevin Gausman SP | BAL Sit Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA Start
BOS@MIA Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start Adam Conley SP | MIA Sit
CIN@SD Raisel Iglesias RP | CIN Start James Shields SP | SD Start
COL@NYM Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Start Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start
DET@KC Daniel Norris RP | DET Start Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start
HOU@SF Scott Feldman SP | HOU Sit Chris Heston RP | SF Start
LAA@CHW Andrew Heaney SP | LAA Start John Danks SP | CHW Sit
MIL@CHC Matt Garza SP | MIL Start Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
NYY@CLE CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
OAK@TOR Aaron Brooks SP | OAK Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Start
PHI@ARI Aaron Nola SP | PHI Start Robbie Ray SP | ARI Start
PIT@STL Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
TEX@MIN Nick Martinez SP | TEX Sit Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit
WAS@LAD Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start
CIN@LAD Keyvius Sampson SP | CIN Sit Mat Latos SP | LAD Start
COL@NYM Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start
LAA@KC Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit
MIL@CHC Tyler Cravy P | MIL Sit Jon Lester SP | CHC Start
NYY@CLE Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Start Cody Anderson SP | CLE Sit
OAK@TOR Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Start
PIT@STL Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start Lance Lynn SP | STL Start
TEX@MIN Cole Hamels SP | TEX Start Ervin Santana SP | MIN Sit
WAS@SF Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS Start TBD TBD
ARI@ATL Chase Anderson SP | ARI Sit Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
CHC@CHW Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Sit
CIN@LAD Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit Alex Wood SP | LAD Sit
CLE@MIN Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit
DET@HOU Alfredo Simon SP | DET Sit Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
LAA@KC Jered Weaver SP | LAA Start Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit
MIA@STL Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
NYY@TOR Ivan Nova SP | NYY Sit David Price SP | TOR Start
OAK@BAL Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Sit Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start
PHI@MIL Adam Morgan SP | PHI Sit Wily Peralta SP | MIL Sit
PIT@NYM Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Sit
SD@COL Tyson Ross SP | SD Sit Yohan Flande SP | COL Sit
SEA@BOS Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit
TB@TEX Nathan Karns SP | TB Sit Martin Perez SP | TEX Start
WAS@SF Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start Matt Cain SP | SF Sit
ARI@ATL Patrick Corbin SP | ARI Start Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Sit
CHC@CHW Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
CIN@LAD David Holmberg SP | CIN Sit Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start
CLE@MIN Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start TBD TBD
DET@HOU Justin Verlander SP | DET Start Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
LAA@KC Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start Johnny Cueto SP | KC Start
MIA@STL David Phelps SP | MIA Sit John Lackey SP | STL Start
NYY@TOR Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start Marco Estrada RP | TOR Start
OAK@BAL Chris Bassitt SP | OAK Start Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Sit
PHI@MIL Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit
PIT@NYM J.A. Happ SP | PIT Sit Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start
SD@COL Andrew Cashner SP | SD Sit Jon Gray SP | COL Sit
SEA@BOS Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit
TB@TEX Chris Archer SP | TB Start Colby Lewis SP | TEX Start
WAS@SF Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start Jake Peavy SP | SF Start
ARI@ATL Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start
CHC@CHW Dan Haren SP | CHC Start Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
CIN@LAD Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
CLE@MIN Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit
DET@HOU Matt Boyd SP | DET Sit Mike Fiers SP | HOU Start
LAA@KC Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Yordano Ventura SP | KC Sit
MIA@STL Brad Hand RP | MIA Sit Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
NYY@TOR Luis Severino SP | NYY Start Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Sit
OAK@BAL Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
PHI@MIL Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Start
PIT@NYM Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
SD@COL Ian Kennedy SP | SD Sit Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit
SEA@BOS Vidal Nuno SP | SEA Sit Henry Owens SP | BOS Start
TB@TEX Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Sit Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit
WAS@SF Joe Ross SP | WAS Start Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start



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