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Week 7 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 7, 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 nice two-start pitchers including Kluber, Hamels, Sale, Harvey, Cueto, Bauer, Gray and Shields to name a few. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Syndergaard, Quintana, De La Rosa, Santiago, Frias, Karns, Anderson, Hendricks, Lincecum, Harang, Chavez), 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.

As always, projected starters and matchups may change throughout the week:

PROBABLE PITCHERS - MONDAY (5/18/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start Dan Haren SP | MIA Start
CLE@CHW Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
LAA@TOR C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Sit Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR Sit
MIL@DET Mike Fiers SP | MIL Sit Kyle Lobstein SP | DET Sit
OAK@HOU Drew Pomeranz SP | OAK Sit Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start
PHI@COL Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Jordan Lyles SP | COL Sit
STL@NYM John Lackey SP | STL Start Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (5/19/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit Jarred Cosart SP | MIA Sit
CHC@SD Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start James Shields SP | SD Start
CIN@KC Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Yordano Ventura SP | KC Sit
CLE@CHW Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
LAA@TOR Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Sit
LAD@SF Carlos Frias RP | LAD Start Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit
MIL@DET Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Start
MIN@PIT Ricky Nolasco SP | MIN Sit Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start
NYY@WAS Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
OAK@HOU Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Roberto Hernandez SP | HOU Sit
PHI@COL Aaron Harang SP | PHI Sit Chad Bettis RP | COL Sit
SEA@BAL Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Sit Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Start
STL@NYM Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start
TB@ATL Nathan Karns SP | TB Start Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Sit
TEX@BOS Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (5/20/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start David Phelps SP | MIA Start
CHC@SD Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Sit Tyson Ross SP | SD Start
CIN@KC Jason Marquis SP | CIN Sit Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit
CLE@CHW TBD TBD Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start
LAA@TOR Jered Weaver SP | LAA Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
LAD@SF Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start Tim Lincecum SP | SF Start
MIL@DET Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit Shane Greene SP | DET Start
MIN@PIT Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit Vance Worley SP | PIT Sit
NYY@WAS Adam Warren RP | NYY Sit Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
OAK@HOU Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Sit Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
PHI@COL TBD TBD Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit
SEA@BAL Roenis Elias SP | SEA Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
STL@NYM Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start
TB@ATL Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit
TEX@BOS TBD TBD Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (5/21/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Archie Bradley SP | ARI Start Mat Latos SP | MIA Sit
CHC@SD Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit
CLE@CHW Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start John Danks SP | CHW Sit
HOU@DET Scott Feldman SP | HOU Sit David Price SP | DET Start
LAA@TOR Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start Marco Estrada RP | TOR Sit
LAD@SF Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
MIL@ATL Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
OAK@TB Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start TBD TBD
PHI@COL Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
SEA@BAL J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit TBD TBD
STL@NYM Jaime Garcia SP | STL Sit Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start
TEX@BOS Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Sit Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (5/22/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@MIA TBD TBD Henderson Alvarez SP | MIA Sit
CHC@ARI Jon Lester SP | CHC Start Josh Collmenter SP | ARI Sit
CIN@CLE Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
HOU@DET Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start
LAA@BOS Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit
MIL@ATL Wily Peralta SP | MIL Start Alex Wood SP | ATL Start
MIN@CHW Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Start
NYM@PIT Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
OAK@TB Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start Alex Colome SP | TB Sit
PHI@WAS Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start
SD@LAD Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
SEA@TOR Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit
SF@COL Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit
STL@KC Lance Lynn SP | STL Start Chris Young SP | KC Start
TEX@NYY Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (5/23/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@MIA Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start Dan Haren SP | MIA Sit
CHC@ARI Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start
CIN@CLE Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start
HOU@DET TBD TBD Kyle Lobstein SP | DET Sit
LAA@BOS C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Start TBD TBD
MIL@ATL Mike Fiers SP | MIL Start Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start
MIN@CHW Trevor May SP | MIN Sit Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
NYM@PIT Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
OAK@TB Drew Pomeranz SP | OAK Start Chris Archer SP | TB Start
PHI@WAS Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS Start
SD@LAD Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Start
SEA@TOR James Paxton SP | SEA Start Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR Sit
SF@COL Chris Heston RP | SF Sit Jordan Lyles SP | COL Sit
STL@KC John Lackey SP | STL Sit Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit
TEX@NYY Nick Martinez SP | TEX Start CC Sabathia SP | NYY Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (5/24/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@MIA Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Start Jarred Cosart SP | MIA Sit
CHC@ARI Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit
CIN@CLE Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start
HOU@DET Roberto Hernandez SP | HOU Sit Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Start
LAA@BOS Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit
MIL@ATL Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Sit
MIN@CHW Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
NYM@PIT Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Start A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start
OAK@TB Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Nathan Karns SP | TB Start
PHI@WAS Aaron Harang SP | PHI Start Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
SD@LAD James Shields SP | SD Start Carlos Frias RP | LAD Start
SEA@TOR Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Sit Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start
SF@COL Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit Chad Bettis RP | COL Sit
STL@KC Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start
TEX@NYY Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit Chris Capuano RP | NYY Sit

 

 

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