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Week 8 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups


To start or to sit this starting pitcher? This is the philosophical quandary that has plagued some of the greatest minds of our time. Not many people know that Discourse on the Method by Rene Descartes was actually about the method of streaming pitchers. We pick up where he left off 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 8, 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. With 50 as the theoretical "Start/Sit" border, you can use the color-coded scores giving you valuable context to make your own decisions rather than abiding by an arbitrary Start/Sit threshold. Those set for two-start weeks are highlighted in yellow. On your marks, get set...go!

This column was last updated on Thursday, May 25th, and will be updated daily as more rotations and starters are announced through May 26th.

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