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Week 3 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

Mid-April means trends are rounding into form and you can start to believe in stats, aren't you excited? Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 3. We here at RotoBaller set out to ease your decision-making 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 3, which will be updated as rotations are announced and tweaked. This column will be continuously updated and adjusted for any postponements or rotation shuffles, reflecting official beat writer speculation for as many unconfirmed rotation slots as possible.

You shouldn't be spending your time wondering which arms to start, so let RotoBaller do the heavy lifting! 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 identify some sneaky streams. Let's crush the competition!

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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.

We'll now include a "Score" value that goes from 0-100, with 100 being a perfect start and zero being an easy sit. Setting 50 as the "Start/Sit" border, this should help you determine streamer candidates and add context to our confidence. Scores will become more robust and spread more as 2019 data becomes more reliable. Add scores together to determine my two-start ranks on top of the traditional start/sit advice!


This column was last updated on Saturday, April 20th, and will be updated daily as more rotations and starters are announced through April 21th.

BAL@BOS Dan Straily | BAL SIT 36 Hector Velazquez | BOS START 50
CHC@MIA Yu Darvish | CHC START 58 Trevor Richards | MIA START 52
CIN@LAD Luis Castillo | CIN START 56 Clayton Kershaw | LAD START 58
CLE@SEA Trevor Bauer | CLE START 68 Yusei Kikuchi | SEA START 59
COL@SD Antonio Senzatela | COL SIT 49 Joey Lucchesi | SD START 53
KC@CHW Heath Fillmyer | KC SIT 37 Ervin Santana | CHW SIT 45
LAA@TEX Trevor Cahill | LAA START 52 Shelby Miller | TEX SIT 38
NYM@PHI Noah Syndergaard | NYM START 67 Aaron Nola | PHI START 69
STL@MIL Dakota Hudson | STL SIT 41 Freddy Peralta | MIL START 52
TOR@MIN Matt Shoemaker | TOR START 52 Martin Perez | MIN SIT 46
ARI@ATL Robbie Ray | ARI SIT 48 Max Fried | ATL START 54
BAL@TB Dylan Bundy | BAL SIT 41 Tyler Glasnow | TB START 71
BOS@NYY Chris Sale | BOS START 64 James Paxton | NYY START 53
CHC@MIA Jose Quintana | CHC START 58 Pablo Lopez | MIA SIT 47
CIN@LAD Tyler Mahle | CIN SIT 39 Kenta Maeda | LAD START 55
CLE@SEA Shane Bieber | CLE START 53 Mike Leake | SEA START 50
COL@SD Jon Gray | COL START 52 Nick Margevicius | SD START 50
HOU@OAK Collin McHugh | HOU START 63 Marco Estrada | OAK SIT 41
KC@CHW Jorge Lopez | KC SIT 45 Reynaldo Lopez | CHW START 52
LAA@TEX Jaime Barria | LAA SIT 38 Mike Minor | TEX SIT 47
NYM@PHI Steven Matz | NYM START 50 Nick Pivetta | PHI SIT 47
PIT@DET Joe Musgrove | PIT START 66 Matthew Boyd | DET START 65
SF@WAS Dereck Rodriguez | SF SIT 47 Stephen Strasburg | WAS START 70
STL@MIL Jack Flaherty | STL START 62 Brandon Woodruff | MIL START 51
TOR@MIN Aaron Sanchez | TOR START 52 Kyle Gibson | MIN SIT 48
ARI@ATL Zack Godley | ARI SIT 43 Kevin Gausman | ATL START 55
BAL@TB David Hess | BAL SIT 44 Ryne Stanek (Opener) | TB SIT 30
BOS@NYY Nathan Eovaldi | BOS SIT 47 J.A. Happ | NYY SIT 44
CHC@MIA Cole Hamels | CHC START 61 Sandy Alcantara | MIA SIT 46
CIN@LAD Sonny Gray | CIN SIT 45 Walker Buehler | LAD START 68
CLE@SEA Carlos Carrasco | CLE START 53 Erik Swanson | SEA SIT 36
HOU@OAK Wade Miley | HOU START 51 Frankie Montas | OAK SIT 46
KC@CHW Brad Keller | KC START 54 Lucas Giolito | CHW START 54
LAA@TEX Matt Harvey | LAA SIT 42 Lance Lynn | TEX SIT 45
NYM@PHI Zack Wheeler | NYM START 52 Jake Arrieta | PHI START 53
PIT@DET Trevor Williams | PIT START 59 Spencer Turnbull | DET START 51
SF@WAS Jeff Samardzija | SF SIT 48 Jeremy Hellickson | WAS START 56
STL@MIL Michael Wacha | STL SIT 47 Corbin Burnes | MIL SIT 49
TOR@MIN Trent Thornton | TOR SIT 48 Jake Odorizzi | MIN START 53
ARI@ATL Luke Weaver | ARI SIT 45 Mike Soroka | ATL START 53
BAL@TB Andrew Cashner | BAL SIT 40 Hunter Wood (Opener) | TB SIT 30
CHW@DET Ivan Nova | CHW START 51 Tyson Ross | DET START 50
CIN@SD Tanner Roark | CIN SIT 47 Chris Paddack | SD START 56
KC@NYY Homer Bailey | KC SIT 35 Domingo German | NYY START 62
LAD@MIL Julio Urias | LAD SIT 49 Zach Davies | MIL SIT 43
PHI@COL Zach Eflin | PHI SIT 46 Kyle Freeland | COL SIT 46
SEA@LAA Felix Hernandez | SEA SIT 44 Chris Stratton | LAA SIT 36
SF@WAS Drew Pomeranz | SF SIT 47 Patrick Corbin | WAS START 73
TOR@MIN Clay Buchholz | TOR SIT 48 Michael Pineda | MIN START 57
ARI@CHC Merrill Kelly | ARI SIT 48 Kyle Hendricks | CHC SIT 48
ATL@CLE (PPD, 4/20 makeup) Touki Toussaint | ATL START 57 Corey Kluber | CLE START 62
BOS@TB Eduardo Rodriguez | BOS START 53 Ryne Stanek (Opener) | TB SIT 30
CHW@DET Carlos Rodon | CHW START 57 Jordan Zimmermann | DET SIT 47
CIN@SD Anthony DeSclafani | CIN START 50 Matt Strahm | SD START 53
HOU@TEX Justin Verlander | HOU START 68 Drew Smyly | TEX SIT 35
KC@NYY Jake Junis | KC SIT 46 CC Sabathia | NYY START 55
LAD@MIL Ross Stripling | LAD SIT 48 Jhoulys Chacin | MIL SIT 46
MIN@BAL (PPD, 4/20 makeup) Jose Berrios | MIN START 75 Alex Cobb | BAL SIT 44
NYM@STL Jason Vargas | NYM SIT 36 Adam Wainwright | STL START 54
PHI@COL Vince Velasquez | PHI SIT 44 German Marquez | COL START 54
SEA@LAA Marco Gonzales | SEA START 51 Felix Pena | LAA SIT 40
SF@PIT Madison Bumgarner | SF START 62 Jordan Lyles | PIT START 55
TOR@OAK Marcus Stroman | TOR START 51 Aaron Brooks | OAK START 52
WAS@MIA Anibal Sanchez | WAS START 59 Caleb Smith | MIA START 54
ARI@CHC Zack Greinke | ARI START 60 Yu Darvish | CHC START 53
ATL@CLE Julio Teheran | ATL START 55 Trevor Bauer | CLE START 69
BOS@TB Rick Porcello | BOS SIT 48 Charlie Morton | TB START 57
CIN@SD Luis Castillo | CIN START 66 Eric Lauer | SD SIT 46
HOU@TEX Gerrit Cole | HOU START 70 Adrian Sampson | TEX SIT 30
KC@NYY Heath Fillmyer | KC SIT 40 Masahiro Tanaka | NYY START 63
LAD@MIL Hyun-Jin Ryu | LAD START 51 Chase Anderson | MIL SIT 45
MIN@BAL Martin Perez | MIN SIT 47 Dan Straily | BAL SIT 44
NYM@STL Chris Flexen | NYM SIT 38 Miles Mikolas | STL START 52
PHI@COL Aaron Nola | PHI START 56 Antonio Senzatela | COL SIT 45
SEA@LAA Yusei Kikuchi | SEA START 51 Trevor Cahill| LAA SIT 46
SF@PIT Derek Holland | SF START 56 Jameson Taillon | PIT START 67
TOR@OAK Matt Shoemaker | TOR START 54 Mike Fiers | OAK START 54
WAS@MIA Max Scherzer | WAS START 74 Jose Urena | MIA SIT 48
ARI@CHC Robbie Ray | ARI START 52 Jose Quintana | CHC START 54
ATL@CLE Max Fried | ATL START 59 Shane Bieber | CLE START 62
BOS@TB David Price | BOS START 57 Tyler Glasnow | TB START 65
CHW@DET Reynaldo Lopez | CHW START 52 Daniel Norris | DET SIT 46
CIN@SD Tyler Mahle | CIN SIT 46 Joey Lucchesi | SD START 52
HOU@TEX Collin McHugh | HOU START 61 Shelby Miller | TEX SIT 32
KC@NYY Jorge Lopez | KC SIT 45 James Paxton | NYY START 62
LAD@MIL Clayton Kershaw | LAD START 58 Brandon Woodruff | MIL SIT 49
MIN@BAL Kyle Gibson | MIN START 52 Dylan Bundy | BAL SIT 40
NYM@STL Noah Syndergaard | NYM START 72 Dakota Hudson | STL SIT 44
PHI@COL Jerad Eickhoff | PHI SIT 41 Jon Gray | COL SIT 48
SEA@LAA Mike Leake | SEA SIT 44 Jaime Barria | LAA SIT 39
SF@PIT Dereck Rodriguez | SF START 55 Chris Archer | PIT START 68
TOR@OAK Aaron Sanchez | TOR START 52 Brett Anderson | OAK START 54
WAS@MIA Stephen Strasburg | WAS START 73 Trevor Richards | MIA START 53

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