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Updated Week 1 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers


Opening Day is finally here! Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 1. We are back again this year with our weekly starting pitcher matchups and recommendations. In case you missed it, this is our sixth year now writing this weekly column, helping fantasy baseball managers pick the best pitchers weekly.

Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 1, which will be updated as rotations are inevitably announced and tweaked. For head-to-head leagues, Week 1 will run from 3/28 through 4/7 (11 days). This column will continue to be updated with the starters for next week once rotations are fully announced.

If you've got any questions about which pitchers can capitalize on a juicy matchup and which ones might be worth putting on the pine against a fierce offense, this is the weekly piece for you. 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. 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. Let's set those optimal lineups!

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SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

This weekly piece considers 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.

This column was last updated on Monday, April 3rd, and will be updated daily as more rotations and starters are announced through April 7th.

PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (3/28/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Zack Greinke | ARI START Hyun-Jin Ryu | LAD START
ATL@PHI Julio Teheran | ATL SIT Aaron Nola | PHI START
BAL@NYY Andrew Cashner | BAL SIT Masahiro Tanaka | NYY START
BOS@SEA Chris Sale | BOS START Marco Gonzales | SEA SIT
CHC@TEX Jon Lester | CHC SIT Mike Minor | TEX SIT
CHW@KC Carlos Rodon | CHW START Brad Keller | KC SIT
CLE@MIN Corey Kluber | CLE START Jose Berrios | MIN START
COL@MIA Kyle Freeland | COL START Jose Urena | MIA SIT
DET@TOR Jordan Zimmermann | DET SIT Marcus Stroman | TOR SIT
HOU@TB Justin Verlander | HOU START Blake Snell | TB START
LAA@OAK Trevor Cahill | LAA START Mike Fiers | OAK SIT
NYM@WAS Jacob deGrom | NYM START Max Scherzer | WAS START
PIT@CIN Jameson Taillon | PIT START Luis Castillo | CIN SIT
SF@SD Madison Bumgarner | SF START Eric Lauer | SD START
STL@MIL Miles Mikolas | STL START Jhoulys Chacin | MIL START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (3/29/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Robbie Ray | ARI START Ross Stripling | LAD START
BOS@SEA Nathan Eovaldi | BOS START Yusei Kikuchi | SEA SIT
COL@MIA German Marquez | COL START Trevor Richards | MIA SIT
DET@TOR Matthew Boyd | DET SIT Matt Shoemaker | TOR SIT
HOU@TB Gerrit Cole | HOU START Charlie Morton | TB START
LAA@OAK Matt Harvey | LAA SIT Marco Estrada | OAK SIT
SF@SD Derek Holland | SF SIT Joey Lucchesi | SD START
STL@MIL Jack Flaherty | STL START Freddy Peralta | MIL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (3/30/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Zack Godley | ARI SIT Kenta Maeda | LAD START
ATL@PHI Bryse Wilson | ATL SIT Nick Pivetta | PHI START
BAL@NYY Nate Karns | BAL SIT James Paxton | NYY START
BOS@SEA Eduardo Rodriguez | BOS START Mike Leake | SEA SIT
CHC@TEX Yu Darvish | CHC START Edinson Volquez | TEX SIT
CHW@KC Reynaldo Lopez | CHW START Jake Junis | KC SIT
CLE@MIN Trevor Bauer | CLE START Jake Odorizzi | MIN SIT
COL@MIA Tyler Anderson | COL SIT Pablo Lopez | MIA START
DET@TOR Spencer Turnbull | DET SIT Aaron Sanchez | TOR SIT
HOU@TB Collin McHugh | HOU START Tyler Glasnow | TB SIT
LAA@OAK Felix Pena | LAA SIT Brett Anderson | OAK SIT
NYM@WAS Noah Syndergaard | NYM START Stephen Strasburg | WAS START
PIT@CIN PPD -- PPD --
SF@SD Dereck Rodriguez | SF SIT Nick Margevicius | SD SIT
STL@MIL Dakota Hudson | STL SIT Brandon Woodruff | MIL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (3/31/19)
GAME STARTER START/SIT STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Luke Weaver | ARI SIT Walker Buehler | LAD START
ATL@PHI Kyle Wright | ATL SIT Jake Arrieta | PHI START
BAL@NYY Dylan Bundy | BAL SIT J.A. Happ | NYY START
BOS@SEA Rick Porcello | BOS START Wade LeBlanc | SEA SIT
CHC@TEX Cole Hamels | CHC START Lance Lynn | TEX SIT
CHW@KC Lucas Giolito | CHW SIT Jorge Lopez | KC SIT
CLE@MIN Carlos Carrasco | CLE START Michael Pineda | MIN SIT
COL@MIA Jon Gray | COL START Sandy Alcantara | MIA SIT
DET@TOR Matt Moore | DET SIT Trent Thornton | TOR SIT
HOU@TB Wade Miley | HOU START Yonny Chirinos | TB SIT
LAA@OAK Tyler Skaggs | LAA START Frankie Montas | OAK SIT
NYM@WAS Zack Wheeler | NYM START Patrick Corbin | WAS START
PIT@CIN Trevor Williams | PIT START Sonny Gray | CIN SIT
SF@SD Jeff Samardzija | SF SIT Chris Paddack | SD START
STL@MIL Michael Wacha | STL SIT Corbin Burnes | MIL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - MONDAY (4/1/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Merrill Kelly | ARI SIT Matt Strahm | SD START
BAL@TOR David Hess | BAL SIT Sean Reid-Foley | TOR SIT
BOS@OAK David Price | BOS START Aaron Brooks | OAK SIT
CHC@ATL Kyle Hendricks | CHC START Sean Newcomb | ATL START
CHW@CLE Ivan Nova | CHW SIT Mike Clevinger | CLE START
COL@TB Chad Bettis | COL SIT Ryne Stanek | TB SIT
DET@NYY Tyson Ross | DET SIT Domingo German | NYY START
HOU@TEX Brad Peacock | HOU START Drew Smyly | TEX SIT
LAA@SEA Chris Stratton | LAA SIT Felix Hernandez | SEA SIT
MIL@CIN Zach Davies | MIL SIT Tanner Roark | CIN SIT
NYM@MIA Steven Matz | NYM START Caleb Smith | MIA START
SF@LAD Drew Pomeranz | SF SIT Julio Urias | LAD START
STL@PIT Adam Wainwright | STL SIT Chris Archer | PIT START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (4/2/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Zack Greinke | ARI START Eric Lauer | SD SIT
BAL@TOR Andrew Cashner | BAL SIT Marcus Stroman | TOR START
BOS@OAK Chris Sale | BOS START Mike Fiers | OAK SIT
COL@TB Kyle Freeland | COL START Blake Snell | TB START
DET@NYY Jordan Zimmermann | DET SIT Masahiro Tanaka | NYY START
HOU@TEX Justin Verlander | HOU START Shelby Miller | TEX SIT
LAA@SEA Trevor Cahill | LAA SIT Marco Gonzales | SEA START
MIL@CIN Jhoulys Chacin | MIL SIT Anthony DeSclafani | CIN SIT
MIN@KC Jose Berrios| MIN START Brad Keller | KC START
NYM@MIA Jason Vargas | NYM START Jose Urena | MIA SIT
PHI@WAS Zach Eflin | PHI SIT Max Scherzer | WAS START
SF@LAD Madison Bumgarner | SF START Hyun-Jin Ryu | LAD START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (4/3/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Robbie Ray | ARI START Joey Lucchesi | SD START
BAL@TOR Nate Karns | BAL SIT Matt Shoemaker | TOR START
BOS@OAK Nathan Eovaldi | BOS START Marco Estrada | OAK SIT
CHC@ATL Jon Lester| CHC START Julio Teheran | ATL START
CHW@CLE Carlos Rodon | CHW START Corey Kluber | CLE START
COL@TB German Marquez | COL START Charlie Morton | TB START
DET@NYY Matthew Boyd | DET SIT Jonathan Loaisiga | NYY START
HOU@TEX Gerrit Cole | HOU START Mike Minor | TEX SIT
MIL@CIN Freddy Peralta | MIL SIT Luis Castillo | CIN START
MIN@KC Kyle Gibson | MIN SIT Homer Bailey | KC SIT
NYM@MIA Jacob deGrom | NYM START Trevor Richards | MIA START
PHI@WAS Aaron Nola| PHI START Anibal Sanchez | WAS START
SF@LAD Derek Holland | SF SIT Ross Stripling | LAD START
STL@PIT Miles Mikolas | STL START Jameson Taillon | PIT START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (4/4/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@OAK Eduardo Rodriguez | BOS START Brett Anderson | OAK SIT
CHC@ATL Yu Darvish | CHC SIT Max Fried | ATL SIT
CIN@PIT Tyler Mahle | CIN SIT Jordan Lyles | PIT SIT
KC@DET Jake Junis | KC START Spencer Turnbull | DET SIT
NYY@BAL James Paxton | NYY START Alex Cobb | BAL SIT
SD@STL N/A PPD N/A PPD
SEA@CHW N/A PPD N/A PPD
TEX@LAA Edinson Volquez | TEX SIT Matt Harvey | LAA START
TOR@CLE Aaron Sanchez | TOR START Trevor Bauer | CLE START
WAS@NYM Stephen Strasburg | WAS START Noah Syndergaard | NYM START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (4/5/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@ARI Rick Porcello | BOS START Zack Godley | ARI SIT
SEA@CHW Yusei Kikuchi | SEA SIT Reynaldo Lopez | CHW START
SD@STL Nick Margevicius | SD SIT Jack Flaherty | STL START
CHC@MIL Jose Quintana | CHC SIT Brandon Woodruff | MIL START
CIN@PIT Sonny Gray | CIN SIT Joe Musgrove | PIT START
LAD@COL Kenta Maeda | LAD START Tyler Anderson | COL SIT
MIA@ATL Pablo Lopez | MIA START Kevin Gausman | ATL START
MIN@PHI Jake Odorizzi | MIN START Nick Pivetta | PHI SIT
OAK@HOU Frankie Montas | OAK SIT Collin McHugh | HOU START
TB@SF Tyler Glasnow | TB START Dereck Rodriguez | SF START
TEX@LAA Lance Lynn | TEX SIT Felix Pena | LAA START
TOR@CLE Trent Thornton | TOR START Shane Bieber | CLE START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (4/6/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@ARI David Price | BOS START Luke Weaver | ARI SIT
CHC@MIL Cole Hamels | CHC SIT Corbin Burnes | MIL START
CIN@PIT Tanner Roark | CIN SIT Trevor Williams | PIT START
KC@DET Jorge Lopez | KC START Matt Moore | DET START
LAD@COL Walker Buehler | LAD START Jon Gray | COL SIT
MIA@ATL Sandy Alcantara | MIA START Kyle Wright | ATL START
MIN@PHI Michael Pineda | MIN START Jake Arrieta | PHI START
NYY@BAL J.A. Happ | NYY START Dylan Bundy | BAL SIT
OAK@HOU Aaron Brooks | OAK SIT Wade Miley | HOU START
SD@STL Chris Paddack | SD START Michael Wacha | STL SIT
SEA@CHW Mike Leake | SEA START Lucas Giolito | CHW SIT
TB@SF Ryne Stanek | TB SIT Jeff Samardzija | SF SIT
TEX@LAA Drew Smyly | TEX SIT Tyler Skaggs | LAA START
TOR@CLE Thomas Pannone | TOR SIT Carlos Carrasco | CLE START
WAS@NYM Patrick Corbin | WAS START Steven Matz | NYM START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (4/7/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@ARI Hector Velazquez | BOS SIT Merrill Kelly | ARI SIT
CHC@MIL Kyle Hendricks | CHC START Zach Davies | MIL SIT
CIN@PIT Anthony DeSclafani | CIN START Chris Archer | PIT START
KC@DET Brad Keller | KC START Tyson Ross | DET START
LAD@COL Julio Urias | LAD START Chad Bettis | COL SIT
MIA@ATL Caleb Smith | MIA START Sean Newcomb | ATL START
MIN@PHI Jose Berrios | MIN START Zach Eflin | PHI START
NYY@BAL Domingo German | NYY START David Hess | BAL SIT
OAK@HOU Mike Fiers | OAK SIT Brad Peacock | HOU START
SD@STL Matt Strahm | SD START Adam Wainwright | STL SIT
SEA@CHW Wade LeBlanc | SEA START Ivan Nova | CHW SIT
TB@SF Yonny Chirinos | TB START Drew Pomeranz | SF SIT
TEX@LAA Shelby Miller | TEX SIT Chris Stratton | LAA SIT
TOR@CLE Marcus Stroman | TOR START Mike Clevinger | CLE START
WAS@NYM Max Scherzer | WAS START Zack Wheeler | NYM START

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