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Week 20 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


By Scott U (Sonny Gray (3)) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What’s up RotoBallers. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 20, 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 Cole, Wacha, Gray, Kazmir, Hamels, Liriano, Richards, Salazar and Zimmermann. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Severino, Estrada, Corbin, Jungmann, Iglesias, Ray, Eovaldi, Ramirez, Gray, Rodon), 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.

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 (8/17/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@PIT Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
ATL@SD Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit Colin Rea RP | SD Sit
CHW@LAA Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start Andrew Heaney SP | LAA Start
CLE@BOS Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start Matt Barnes RP | BOS Sit
MIA@MIL Justin Nicolino SP | MIA Sit Matt Garza SP | MIL Start
MIN@NYY Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit
OAK@BAL Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Chris Tillman SP | BAL Start
SEA@TEX Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start Cole Hamels SP | TEX Start
SF@STL Chris Heston RP | SF Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
TB@HOU Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start Scott Kazmir SP | HOU Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (8/18/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@PIT Chase Anderson SP | ARI Sit Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
ATL@SD Matt Wisler SP | ATL Sit James Shields SP | SD Start
CHW@LAA John Danks SP | CHW Sit Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
CLE@BOS Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Sit Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start
DET@CHC Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Sit Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
KC@CIN Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Raisel Iglesias RP | CIN Start
LAD@OAK Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Felix Doubront SP | OAK Start
MIA@MIL Adam Conley SP | MIA Sit Tyler Cravy P | MIL Sit
MIN@NYY Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit CC Sabathia SP | NYY Start
NYM@BAL Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start Kevin Gausman SP | BAL Start
SEA@TEX Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA Start Chi Chi Gonzalez SP | TEX Sit
SF@STL Mike Leake SP | SF Start Lance Lynn SP | STL Start
TB@HOU Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start Scott Feldman SP | HOU Sit
TOR@PHI R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Start Aaron Nola SP | PHI Sit
WAS@COL Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (8/19/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@PIT Robbie Ray SP | ARI Start J.A. Happ SP | PIT Sit
ATL@SD Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start Tyson Ross SP | SD Start
CHW@LAA Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Sit Jered Weaver SP | LAA Start
CLE@BOS Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit
DET@CHC Daniel Norris RP | DET Start Jon Lester SP | CHC Start
KC@CIN Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit Keyvius Sampson SP | CIN Sit
LAD@OAK Mat Latos SP | LAD Sit Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Sit
MIA@MIL Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Wily Peralta SP | MIL Start
MIN@NYY Ervin Santana SP | MIN Sit Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Start
NYM@BAL Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start
SEA@TEX Mike Montgomery SP | SEA Sit Derek Holland SP | TEX Sit
SF@STL Matt Cain SP | SF Sit Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
TB@HOU Nathan Karns SP | TB Start Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
TOR@PHI Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Start Adam Morgan SP | PHI Sit
WAS@COL Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS Start TBD TBD
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (8/20/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Patrick Corbin SP | ARI Start John Lamb SP | CIN Sit
ATL@CHC Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Sit Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start
CHW@LAA Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start Nick Tropeano SP | LAA Sit
CLE@NYY Josh Tomlin SP | CLE Sit Ivan Nova SP | NYY Start
KC@BOS Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit
MIN@BAL Tyler Duffey SP | MIN Sit Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Sit
PHI@MIA Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit Brad Hand RP | MIA Sit
SF@PIT Jake Peavy SP | SF Start Charlie Morton SP | PIT Start
TB@HOU Chris Archer SP | TB Start Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
TEX@DET Martin Perez SP | TEX Sit Alfredo Simon SP | DET Sit
WAS@COL Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start Yohan Flande SP | COL Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (8/21/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start David Holmberg SP | CIN Sit
ATL@CHC Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start
CHW@SEA Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start
CLE@NYY Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start
KC@BOS Johnny Cueto SP | KC Start Henry Owens SP | BOS Sit
LAD@HOU Brett Anderson SP | LAD Sit Mike Fiers SP | HOU Start
MIL@WAS Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
MIN@BAL Tommy Milone SP | MIN Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
NYM@COL Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Sit Jon Gray SP | COL Start
PHI@MIA Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI Sit Kendry Flores SP | MIA Sit
SF@PIT Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
STL@SD John Lackey SP | STL Start Andrew Cashner SP | SD Sit
TB@OAK Drew Smyly SP | TB Start Chris Bassitt SP | OAK Start
TEX@DET Colby Lewis SP | TEX Start Justin Verlander SP | DET Start
TOR@LAA David Price SP | TOR Start Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (8/22/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Randall Delgado SP | ARI Sit Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Start
ATL@CHC Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit Dan Haren SP | CHC Start
CHW@SEA Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start Vidal Nuno SP | SEA Sit
CLE@NYY Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start Luis Severino SP | NYY Start
KC@BOS Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start Matt Barnes RP | BOS Sit
LAD@HOU Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start Scott Kazmir SP | HOU Start
MIL@WAS Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Start Joe Ross SP | WAS Start
MIN@BAL Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL Start
NYM@COL Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start Chris Rusin RP | COL Sit
PHI@MIA Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit Justin Nicolino SP | MIA Sit
SF@PIT Chris Heston RP | SF Start Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
STL@SD Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start
TB@OAK Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Start Sonny Gray RP | OAK Start
TEX@DET Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit Randy Wolf SP | DET Sit
TOR@LAA Marco Estrada RP | TOR Start Andrew Heaney SP | LAA Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (8/23/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CIN Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start Raisel Iglesias RP | CIN Start
ATL@CHC Matt Wisler SP | ATL Sit Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
CHW@SEA John Danks SP | CHW Sit Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start
CLE@NYY Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Sit CC Sabathia SP | NYY Start
KC@BOS Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start
LAD@HOU Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Lance McCullers SP | HOU Sit
MIL@WAS Matt Garza SP | MIL Start Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
MIN@BAL Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit Kevin Gausman SP | BAL Start
NYM@COL Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start David Hale SP | COL Sit
PHI@MIA Aaron Nola SP | PHI Start Adam Conley SP | MIA Sit
SF@PIT Mike Leake SP | SF Start Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
STL@SD Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Colin Rea RP | SD Sit
TB@OAK Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start Kendall Graveman SP | OAK Sit
TEX@DET Cole Hamels SP | TEX Start Matt Boyd SP | DET Sit
TOR@LAA R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Start Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start

 

 

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