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Week 5 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

With roughly one month of the 2019 MLB season in the books, fantasy owners should have a sense of their team and needs relative to their leaguemates. Are you already way ahead or behind on projected innings in roto leagues or always losing strikeouts in your weekly H2H matchups? 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 5, 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 theoretical "Start/Sit" border, this should help you determine streamer candidates and read my confidence. This week introduces colors for the score values, as I really want the focus to be on those rather than the "Start" and "Sit" labels. Two-start pitchers have a gold background and are in italics. Now, time to jump to it!

This column was last updated on Saturday, May 4th, and will be updated daily as more rotations and starters are announced through May 5th.

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