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Week 8 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


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What’s up RotoBallers, Happy Memorial Day weekend. I love writing this article weekly, and I hope you enjoy it too. A couple of quick things thought before we get started -- first of all, the site's MLB editor approached me this week. He said "Hey Unc, we are going to make this a Premium article going forward, and only paid subscribers will be able access it." To which I replied, we need to make it available to everyone so we can help them win their leagues.

So here's the deal -- if I get 100 new Twitter followers by the end of the long weekend, then this will remain a free article. Given that thousands of people read this piece every week, I said "No problemo, it costs people nothing other than five seconds of their day. This should be easy". I'm not a big Twitter guy, and only have 127 followers as of this moment, but he thinks it's important. So that's the deal... if by midnight Monday night I have 227 followers on Twitter, then this article remains free forever. Easy right? Help me, help you, help everyone.

Go to this page, click the follow button, and consider it your good deed for the day. Sounds good? Okay great... glad we got that out of the way.

On a different note, by popular demand I am releasing this early Sunday morning. 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 today and tomorrow. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 8, 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.

 

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 (5/25/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@STL Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
ATL@LAD Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start
BOS@MIN Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit Ricky Nolasco SP | MIN Sit
CHW@TOR Hector Noesi SP | CHW Sit Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start
COL@CIN Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit Jason Marquis SP | CIN Sit
DET@OAK Shane Greene SP | DET Start Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Sit
HOU@BAL Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
KC@NYY Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit
MIA@PIT David Phelps SP | MIA Sit Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit
PHI@NYM Severino Gonzalez SP | PHI Sit Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Sit
SD@LAA Tyson Ross SP | SD Start Jered Weaver SP | LAA Start
SEA@TB Roenis Elias SP | SEA Sit Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start
SF@MIL Tim Lincecum SP | SF Start Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Start
TEX@CLE Phil Klein RP | TEX Sit Shaun Marcum SP | CLE Sit
WAS@CHC Tanner Roark SP | WAS Start Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Start

 

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PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (5/26/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@STL Archie Bradley SP | ARI Sit Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
ATL@LAD Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start
BOS@MIN Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Start Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit
CHW@TOR John Danks SP | CHW Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
COL@CIN Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit Michael Lorenzen SP | CIN Sit
DET@OAK David Price SP | DET Start Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Sit
HOU@BAL Scott Feldman SP | HOU Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit
KC@NYY Danny Duffy SP | KC Sit Adam Warren RP | NYY Sit
MIA@PIT TBD TBD Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit
PHI@NYM Jerome Williams RP | PHI Sit Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start
SD@LAA Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start
SEA@TB J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit Alex Colome SP | TB Sit
SF@MIL Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit
TEX@CLE Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Start Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
WAS@CHC Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start

 

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PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (5/27/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@STL Josh Collmenter SP | ARI Sit Lance Lynn SP | STL Start
ATL@LAD Alex Wood SP | ATL Start Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
BOS@MIN Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit
CHW@TOR Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Start Marco Estrada RP | TOR Sit
COL@CIN Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit
DET@OAK Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start
HOU@BAL Collin McHugh SP | HOU Sit Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start
KC@NYY Chris Young SP | KC Start Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start
MIA@PIT TBD TBD Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
PHI@NYM Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start
SD@LAA Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
SEA@TB Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Chris Archer SP | TB Start
SF@MIL Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit Wily Peralta SP | MIL Start
TEX@CLE Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
WAS@CHC Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start Jon Lester SP | CHC Start

 

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PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (5/28/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@SF Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start Chris Heston RP | SF Sit
BOS@TEX Steven Wright RP | BOS Sit Nick Martinez SP | TEX Start
CHW@BAL Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Mike Wright SP | BAL Start
CLE@SEA Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start James Paxton SP | SEA Start
DET@LAA Kyle Lobstein SP | DET Sit C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Sit
NYY@OAK CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Start
PIT@SD A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start Ian Kennedy SP | SD Start

 

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PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (5/29/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIL Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start Mike Fiers SP | MIL Start
ATL@SF Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Sit Tim Hudson SP | SF Start
BOS@TEX Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Sit
CHW@HOU Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start
CLE@SEA Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Sit
COL@PHI Jordan Lyles SP | COL Sit Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start
DET@LAA Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Start Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
KC@CHC Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start
LAD@STL Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Start John Lackey SP | STL Start
MIA@NYM Dan Haren SP | MIA Start Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
NYY@OAK Chris Capuano RP | NYY Sit Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
PIT@SD Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start James Shields SP | SD Start
TB@BAL Nathan Karns SP | TB Sit Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Sit
TOR@MIN Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit Trevor May SP | MIN Sit
WAS@CIN Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS Start Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit

 

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PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (5/30/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIL Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start
ATL@SF Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit Tim Lincecum SP | SF Start
BOS@TEX Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit Phil Klein RP | TEX Sit
CHW@HOU Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Start Roberto Hernandez SP | HOU Sit
CLE@SEA TBD TBD Roenis Elias SP | SEA Sit
COL@PHI Chad Bettis RP | COL Sit Aaron Harang SP | PHI Start
DET@LAA Shane Greene SP | DET Start Jered Weaver SP | LAA Sit
KC@CHC Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
LAD@STL Carlos Frias RP | LAD Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
MIA@NYM Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Sit
NYY@OAK Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start
PIT@SD Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit Tyson Ross SP | SD Start
TB@BAL Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Sit Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start
TOR@MIN Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR Sit Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit
WAS@CIN Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start

 

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PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (5/31/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIL Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Start
ATL@SF Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
BOS@TEX Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Sit
CHW@HOU John Danks SP | CHW Sit Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
CLE@SEA Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit
COL@PHI Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit Severino Gonzalez SP | PHI Sit
DET@LAA David Price SP | DET Start Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Sit
KC@CHC Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Start
LAD@STL Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start
MIA@NYM David Phelps SP | MIA Sit Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start
NYY@OAK Adam Warren RP | NYY Sit Jesse Chavez SP | OAK Start
PIT@SD Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Sit
TB@BAL Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit
TOR@MIN Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start Ricky Nolasco SP | MIN Sit
WAS@CIN Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start Jason Marquis SP | CIN Sit

 

 

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