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Week 4 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups


We're now in "late April" and can start to talk ourselves into hot or cold starts being for real, including the juicy baseballs that are destroying pitchers! Welcome back everyone to our starts/sits column for Week 4. 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 4, which will be updated as rotations are announced and tweaked. Injuries are claiming starters left and right, so 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.

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 win some leagues!

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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 necessary context. Also, I've added a two-start pitcher table at the end that combines scores for you, with 100 being the general threshold (if 50 is for one start, 100 is for two). Individual games are listed in case one great and one poor matchup requires attention. We're also working on a spreadsheet that will show historical accuracy that will eventually be linked at the end of the article. Now, time to dive in!

 

This column was last updated on Saturday, April 27th, and will be updated daily as more rotations and starters are announced through April 28th.

PROBABLE PITCHERS - MONDAY (4/22/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
ARI@PIT Zack Godley | ARI SIT 47 Joe Musgrove | PIT START 52
CHW@BAL Manny Banuelos | CHW SIT 44 David Hess | BAL SIT 40
DET@BOS (PPD, 4/23) Matthew Boyd | DET START 51 Chris Sale | BOS START 60
KC@TB Brad Keller | KC SIT 46 Yonny Chirinos | TB START 50
MIL@STL Adrian Houser | MIL SIT 38 Jack Flaherty | STL START 52
MIN@HOU Jake Odorizzi | MIN SIT 43 Brad Peacock | HOU START 50
NYY@LAA J.A. Happ | NYY SIT 48 Matt Harvey | LAA SIT 42
PHI@NYM Jake Arrieta | PHI START 52 Steven Matz | NYM SIT 49
TEX@OAK Mike Minor | TEX START 52 Chris Bassitt | OAK SIT 44
WAS@COL Jeremy Hellickson | WAS SIT 36 Tyler Anderson | COL SIT 44
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (4/23/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
ARI@PIT Luke Weaver | ARI START 53 Trevor Williams | PIT START 54
ATL@CIN Kevin Gausman | ATL START 53 Sonny Gray | CIN SIT 49
CHW@BAL Ivan Nova | CHW SIT 46 Andrew Cashner | BAL SIT 43
DET@BOS Spencer Turnbull | DET SIT 46 Hector Velazquez | BOS SIT 44
KC@TB Homer Bailey | KC SIT 41 Ryne Stanek | TB SIT (Opener) 32
LAD@CHC Kenta Maeda | LAD START 54 Jose Quintana | CHC START 51
MIA@CLE Pablo Lopez | MIA START 53 Carlos Carrasco | CLE START 64
MIL@STL Zach Davies | MIL SIT 45 Daniel Poncedeleon | STL SIT 43
MIN@HOU Michael Pineda | MIN SIT 45 Wade Miley | HOU SIT 48
NYY@LAA Domingo German | NYY START 53 Chris Stratton | LAA SIT 43
PHI@NYM Zach Eflin | PHI START 53 Zack Wheeler | NYM START 52
SEA@SD Erik Swanson | SEA SIT 48 Nick Margevicius | SD SIT 45
SF@TOR Jeff Samardzija | SF START 51 Trent Thornton | TOR START 53
TEX@OAK Lance Lynn | TEX SIT 45 Frankie Montas | OAK START 53
WAS@COL Patrick Corbin | WAS START 55 Jeff Hoffman | COL SIT 45
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (4/24/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
ARI@PIT Merrill Kelly | ARI START 51 Jordan Lyles | PIT START 52
ATL@CIN Mike Soroka | ATL START 53 Tanner Roark | CIN SIT 46
CHW@BAL Ervin Santana | CHW SIT 48 John Means | BAL SIT 45
DET@BOS Tyson Ross | DET SIT 44 Eduardo Rodriguez | BOS START 54
KC@TB Jake Junis | KC SIT 46 Blake Snell | TB START 65
LAD@CHC Walker Buehler | LAD START 65 Cole Hamels | CHC START 52
MIA@CLE Sandy Alcantara | MIA START 52 Jefry Rodriguez | CLE SIT 45
MIL@STL Jhoulys Chacin | MIL SIT 48 Adam Wainwright | STL SIT 47
MIN@HOU Kohl Stewart | MIN SIT 33 Justin Verlander | HOU START 67
NYY@LAA CC Sabathia | NYY START 50 Felix Pena | LAA SIT 47
PHI@NYM Vince Velasquez | PHI SIT 49 Jason Vargas | NYM SIT 34
SEA@SD Felix Hernandez | SEA SIT 42 Chris Paddack | SD START 51
SF@TOR Drew Pomeranz | SF SIT 47 Clay Buchholz | TOR START 52
TEX@OAK Bullpen Game | TEX SIT N/A Aaron Brooks | OAK SIT 47
WAS@COL Anibal Sanchez | WAS SIT 45 German Marquez | COL START 52
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (4/25/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
ARI@PIT Zack Greinke | ARI START 64 Jameson Taillon | PIT START 55
ATL@CIN Julio Teheran | ATL START 51 Luis Castillo | CIN START 57
CLE@HOU Trevor Bauer | CLE START 64 Gerrit Cole | HOU START 68
DET@BOS Jordan Zimmermann | DET SIT 43 Rick Porcello | BOS START 51
LAD@CHC Ross Stripling | LAD START 51 Jon Lester | CHC SIT 48
MIA@PHI Caleb Smith | MIA START 52 Aaron Nola | PHI START 64
NYY@LAA Masahiro Tanaka | NYY START 56 Trevor Cahill | LAA SIT 48
TEX@SEA Taylor Hearn | TEX SIT 39 Marco Gonzales | SEA START 52
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (4/26/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
BAL@MIN Alex Cobb | BAL SIT 42 Martin Perez | MIN SIT 47
CHC@ARI Kyle Hendricks | CHC START 51 Robbie Ray | ARI START 51
CIN@STL Anthony DeSclafani | CIN SIT 48 Miles Mikolas | STL START 51
CLE@HOU Corey Kluber | CLE START 53 Collin McHugh | HOU START 58
COL@ATL Antonio Senzatela | COL SIT 45 Max Fried | ATL START 55
DET@CHW Daniel Norris | DET SIT 46 Carlos Rodon | CHW START 54
LAA@KC Tyler Skaggs | LAA SIT 49 Danny Duffy | KC SIT 46
MIA@PHI Jose Urena | MIA SIT 42 Jerad Eickhoff | PHI START 50
MIL@NYM Chase Anderson | MIL START 50 Jacob deGrom | NYM START 64
NYY@SF James Paxton | NYY START 69 Madison Bumgarner | SF START 58
OAK@TOR Mike Fiers | OAK START 52 Marcus Stroman | TOR SIT 48
PIT@LAD Chris Archer | PIT START 51 Hyun-Jin Ryu | LAD START 54
SD@WAS Matt Strahm | SD START 51 Max Scherzer | WAS START 65
TB@BOS PPD PPD N/A PPD PPD N/A
TEX@SEA Shelby Miller | TEX SIT 36 Yusei Kikuchi | SEA START 51
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (4/27/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
BAL@MIN Dan Straily | BAL SIT 44 Jose Berrios | MIN START 67
CHC@ARI Yu Darvish | CHC START 50 Zack Godley | ARI SIT 46
CIN@STL Tyler Mahle | CIN SIT 48 Dakota Hudson | STL SIT 44
CLE@HOU Shane Bieber | CLE SIT 49 Brad Peacock | HOU START 52
COL@ATL Jon Gray | COL START 52 Mike Foltynewicz| ATL SIT 48
DET@CHW PPD PPD N/A PPD PPD N/A
LAA@KC Jaime Barria | LAA SIT 47 Jorge Lopez | KC START 50
MIA@PHI Trevor Richards | MIA SIT 48 Jake Arrieta | PHI START 54
MIL@NYM Brandon Woodruff | MIL START 51 Noah Syndergaard | NYM START 55
NYY@SF J.A. Happ | NYY START 52 Derek Holland | SF START 53
OAK@TOR Brett Anderson | OAK START 50 Aaron Sanchez | TOR SIT 48
PIT@LAD Joe Musgrove | PIT START 53 Clayton Kershaw | LAD START 67
SD@WAS Eric Lauer | SD SIT 44 Stephen Strasburg | WAS START 64
TB@BOS Charlie Morton | TB START 54 David Price | BOS START 53
TEX@SEA Mike Minor | TEX SIT 48 Mike Leake | SEA SIT 47
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (4/28/19)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT SCORE HOME STARTER START/SIT SCORE
BAL@MIN Dylan Bundy | BAL SIT 40 Kyle Gibson | MIN SIT 49
CHC@ARI Jose Quintana | CHC START 55 Luke Weaver | ARI START 53
CIN@STL Sonny Gray | CIN START 51 Jack Flaherty | STL START 53
CLE@HOU Carlos Carrasco | CLE START 55 Wade Miley | HOU START 52
COL@ATL Tyler Anderson | COL SIT 43 Kevin Gausman | ATL START 54
DET@CHW Matthew Boyd | DET START 56 Reynaldo Lopez | CHW SIT 47
LAA@KC Matt Harvey | LAA SIT 44 Homer Bailey | KC SIT 43
MIA@PHI Pablo Lopez | MIA SIT 49 Zach Eflin | PHI START 54
MIL@NYM Gio Gonzalez | MIL SIT 46 Steven Matz | NYM SIT 48
NYY@SF Domingo German | NYY START 65 Dereck Rodriguez | SF START 51
OAK@TOR Chris Bassitt | OAK SIT 43 Trent Thornton | TOR SIT 47
PIT@LAD Trevor Williams | PIT START 50 Rich Hill | LAD START 54
SD@WAS Joey Lucchesi | SD SIT 49 Jeremy Hellickson | WAS SIT 47
TB@BOS Tyler Glasnow | TB START 57 Chris Sale | BOS START 57
TEX@SEA Lance Lynn | TEX SIT 43 Erik Swanson | SEA SIT 48

 

Two-Start Pitcher Ranking for Week 4

PITCHER MATCHUPS TOTAL SCORE
Carlos Carrasco | CLE MIA (66), @HOU (55) 121
Domingo German | NYY @LAA (54), @SF (65) 119
Chris Sale | BOS DET (61), TB (56) 117
(Maeda removed) -- --
Matthew Boyd | DET @BOS (51), @CHW (58) 109
Joe Musgrove | PIT ARI (55), @LAD (53) 108
Kevin Gausman | ATL @CIN (54), COL (54) 108
Jake Arrieta | PHI @NYM (53), MIA (54) 107
Luke Weaver | ARI @PIT (54), CHC (53) 107
Zach Eflin | PHI @NYM (53), MIA (54) 107
Trevor Williams | PIT ARI (55), @LAD (51) 106
Brad Peacock | HOU MIN (51), CLE (55) 106
Jack Flaherty | STL MIL (52), CIN (53) 105
Jose Quintana | CHC LAD (50), @ARI (55) 105
(Skaggs removed) -- --
J.A. Happ | NYY @LAA (48), @SF (52) 100
Mike Minor | TEX @OAK (52), @HOU (48) 100
Wade Miley | HOU MIN (48), CLE (52) 100
Pablo Lopez | MIA @CLE (53), @PHI (47) 100
Sonny Gray | CIN ATL (49), @STL (51) 100
Brad Keller | KC LAA (52), @TB (46) 98
Steven Matz | NYM PHI (49), MIL (48) 97
Spencer Turnbull | DET @CHW (50), @BOS (45) 95
Zack Godley | ARI @PIT (45), CHC (48) 93
Erik Swanson | SEA @SD (45), TEX (48) 93
Lance Lynn | TEX @OAK (45), @SEA (43) 88
Chris Bassitt | OAK TEX (44), @TOR (42) 86
Matt Harvey | LAA NYY (42), KC (43) 85
Jeremy Hellickson | WAS @COL (36), SD (47) 83
(Hess removed) -- --

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