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Week 9 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. Last week, I asked if you all would be kind enough to follow me on Twitter, with the goal of getting 100 new followers. Well you guys are awesome, and we did it... so a BIG thank you to everyone who clicked that follow button! I promise not to spam you. Now let's get down to business.

Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 9, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. By popular demand I am again releasing this early Sunday morning. 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 Scherzer, Kershaw, deGrom, Cole, Greinke, Richards, Fernandez, Cashner, Lester and Archer to name a few. As always, there are also viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Quintana, Santiago, Anderson, Hendricks, Foltynewicz, Rodriguez, McCullers, Wright, Elias), 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 today and tomorrow:

PROBABLE PITCHERS - MONDAY (6/1/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Alex Wood SP | ATL Start Archie Bradley SP | ARI Start
BAL@HOU Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU Sit
CHC@MIA Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit
LAD@COL Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit
MIL@STL Mike Fiers SP | MIL Sit Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
MIN@BOS Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit
NYM@SD Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start
NYY@SEA Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start
PIT@SF Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit
TB@LAA Alex Colome SP | TB Sit Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
TOR@WAS R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (6/2/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Shelby Miller SP | ATL Start Josh Collmenter SP | ARI Sit
BAL@HOU Mike Wright SP | BAL Start Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
CHC@MIA Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Brad Hand RP | MIA Sit
CHW@TEX Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Start Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit
CIN@PHI Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit
CLE@KC Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit
LAD@COL Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
MIL@STL TBD TBD Lance Lynn SP | STL Start
MIN@BOS Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit Rick Porcello SP | BOS Sit
NYM@SD Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Ian Kennedy SP | SD Sit
NYY@SEA CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit TBD TBD
OAK@DET Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Sit Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start
PIT@SF A.J. Burnett SP | PIT Start Chris Heston RP | SF Sit
TB@LAA Chris Archer SP | TB Start C.J. Wilson SP | LAA Start
TOR@WAS Marco Estrada RP | TOR Sit Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (6/3/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Mike Foltynewicz RP | ATL Start Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start
BAL@HOU Miguel Gonzalez SP | BAL Start Lance McCullers SP | HOU Start
CHC@MIA Jon Lester SP | CHC Start Dan Haren SP | MIA Start
CHW@TEX Chris Sale SP | CHW Start Nick Martinez SP | TEX Start
CIN@PHI Mike Leake SP | CIN Sit Cole Hamels SP | PHI Start
CLE@KC Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start Jason Vargas SP | KC Sit
LAD@COL Mike Bolsinger SP | LAD Sit Eddie Butler RP | COL Sit
MIL@STL Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Sit John Lackey SP | STL Start
MIN@BOS Trevor May SP | MIN Sit Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS Start
NYM@SD Dillon Gee SP | NYM Start James Shields SP | SD Start
NYY@SEA Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start
OAK@DET Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Sit
PIT@SF Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start Tim Hudson SP | SF Sit
TB@LAA Nathan Karns SP | TB Start Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start
TOR@WAS Mark Buehrle SP | TOR Sit TBD TBD
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (6/4/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@HOU Wei-Yin Chen SP | BAL Start Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
CHC@WAS Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start
CHW@TEX Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Sit Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX Start
CIN@PHI Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN Sit Aaron Harang SP | PHI Start
CLE@KC Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Start Chris Young SP | KC Sit
MIN@BOS Kyle Gibson SP | MIN Sit Steven Wright RP | BOS Sit
NYM@ARI Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start Jeremy Hellickson SP | ARI Sit
OAK@DET Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start Shane Greene SP | DET Sit
STL@LAD Michael Wacha SP | STL Start Carlos Frias RP | LAD Sit
TB@SEA Erasmo Ramirez SP | TB Sit Roenis Elias SP | SEA Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (6/5/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@CLE Chris Tillman SP | BAL Sit Shaun Marcum SP | CLE Sit
CHC@WAS Tsuyoshi Wada SP | CHC Start Tanner Roark SP | WAS Start
DET@CHW David Price SP | DET Start Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
HOU@TOR Roberto Hernandez SP | HOU Sit Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR Sit
LAA@NYY Jered Weaver SP | LAA Start Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Sit
MIA@COL Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit Jordan Lyles SP | COL Sit
MIL@MIN Kyle Lohse SP | MIL Sit Ricky Nolasco SP | MIN Sit
NYM@ARI Jonathon Niese SP | NYM Sit Chase Anderson SP | ARI Start
OAK@BOS Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Start Wade Miley SP | BOS Sit
PIT@ATL Charlie Morton SP | PIT Sit Williams Perez SP | ATL Sit
SD@CIN Tyson Ross SP | SD Start Raisel Iglesias RP | CIN Start
SF@PHI Tim Lincecum SP | SF Start Jerome Williams SP | PHI Sit
STL@LAD Carlos Martinez RP | STL Start Brett Anderson SP | LAD Start
TB@SEA Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start J.A. Happ SP | SEA Sit
TEX@KC TBD TBD Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (6/6/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@CLE Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Start Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
CHC@WAS Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Jordan Zimmermann SP | WAS Start
DET@CHW TBD TBD John Danks SP | CHW Sit
HOU@TOR Brett Oberholtzer SP | HOU Sit Drew Hutchison SP | TOR Start
LAA@NYY Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Start Adam Warren RP | NYY Sit
MIA@COL David Phelps SP | MIA Sit Kyle Kendrick SP | COL Sit
MIL@MIN Tyler Wagner P | MIL Sit Mike Pelfrey SP | MIN Sit
NYM@ARI Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start Archie Bradley SP | ARI Start
OAK@BOS Scott Kazmir SP | OAK Start Joe Kelly SP | BOS Sit
PIT@ATL Jeff Locke SP | PIT Start Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
SD@CIN Odrisamer Despaigne SP | SD Start Michael Lorenzen | CIN Sit
SF@PHI Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start Severino Gonzalez RP | PHI Sit
STL@LAD Jaime Garcia SP | STL Sit Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start
TB@SEA Alex Colome SP | TB Start Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start
TEX@KC Wandy Rodriguez SP | TEX Sit Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (6/7/15)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@CLE Mike Wright SP | BAL Start Carlos Carrasco RP | CLE Start
CHC@WAS Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start
DET@CHW Alfredo Simon SP | DET Start Jeff Samardzija SP | CHW Start
HOU@TOR Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
LAA@NYY Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start Michael Pineda SP | NYY Start
MIA@COL Jose Urena SP | MIA Sit Jorge De La Rosa SP | COL Sit
MIL@MIN Matt Garza SP | MIL Sit Phil Hughes SP | MIN Start
NYM@ARI Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start Josh Collmenter SP | ARI Sit
OAK@BOS Kendall Graveman RP | OAK Sit Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit
PIT@ATL Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start Alex Wood SP | ATL Start
SD@CIN Andrew Cashner SP | SD Start Johnny Cueto SP | CIN Start
SF@PHI Ryan Vogelsong SP | SF Sit Sean O'Sullivan SP | PHI Sit
STL@LAD Lance Lynn SP | STL Start Zack Greinke SP | LAD Start
TB@SEA Chris Archer SP | TB Start TBD TBD
TEX@KC Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit Jeremy Guthrie SP | KC Sit

 

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