Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:

NFL    NBA    MLB

Already have an account? Log in here.

[X]

Forgot Password


[X]

Week 5 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


By Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA (Taijuan Walker) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

What’s up RotoBallers. As always, we are here to help with pitcher matchups every week of the season and help win some leagues. Below are all of the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 5, including our recommendation on whether to start or sit them for your fantasy baseball teams. Next to each matchup below, we also have a link to our Premium Starting Pitcher Daily Matchups, Streamers & DFS Tool. For those who aren't aware, our in-house tool analyzes SP matchups based on a variety of stats/metrics, and recommends whether start, sit, or stream any pitcher for seasonal and DFS leagues. It's pretty cool.

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. 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.

Some quick notes. Tons of two-start pitchers this week, including: Jake Arrieta, Matt Harvey, Jose Quintana, Jason Hammel, Johnny Cueto, Bartolo Colon, Gerrit Cole, Dallas Keuchel, Gio Gonzalez, Michael Wacha, Jeff Samardzija, Justin Verlander, Matt Moore, Aaron Nola, Hisashi Iwakuma, Tanner Roark, Edinson Volquez, Adam Wainwright, James Shields, Jimmy Nelson, Jose Berrios.

And these are some interesting players to scout on the waiver wire (assuming standard sized leagues) - guys who I'll continue to keep on eye on over the next few days/weeks and see how they perform: Josh Tomlin, Alex Meyer, Jon Moscot, Cesar Vargas, Sean Manaea, Dan Straily, Colby LewisA.J. GriffinWade Miley, Chris Devenski, Jesse Hahn, Kendall Graveman, Aaron Blair, Colin Rea, Tyler Wilson.

 

SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Editor’s Note: RotoBaller’s fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list is updated every single day. Our awesome writers bring you analysis on hot or emerging starting pitchers, and also all other fantasy positions.

Note that MLB teams usually shuffle their rotations, so I’ll be updating the matchups throughout the day and week. This is based on 10-14 team league sizes:

PROBABLE PITCHERS - MONDAY (5/2/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM TBD TBD Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start
CHC@PIT Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start
COL@SD Jon Gray SP | COL Start James Shields SP | SD Start
LAA@MIL Jered Weaver SP | LAA Sit Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start
MIN@HOU Jose Berrios SP | MIN Start Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
PHI@STL Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI Sit Adam Wainwright SP | STL Start
SEA@OAK Nathan Karns SP | SEA Start Kendall Graveman SP | OAK Sit
SF@CIN Johnny Cueto SP | SF Start Brandon Finnegan RP | CIN Sit
TEX@TOR A.J. Griffin SP | TEX Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
WAS@KC Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (5/3/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Patrick Corbin SP | ARI Sit Justin Nicolino SP | MIA Sit
ATL@NYM Matt Wisler SP | ATL Sit Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start
BOS@CHW Steven Wright SP | BOS Start Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
CHC@PIT Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start Jonathon Niese SP | PIT Sit
COL@SD Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit Andrew Cashner SP | SD Sit
DET@CLE Justin Verlander SP | DET Start Josh Tomlin SP | CLE Sit
LAA@MIL Nick Tropeano SP | LAA Start Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Sit
LAD@TB Scott Kazmir SP | LAD Start Matt Moore SP | TB Start
MIN@HOU Alex Meyer RP | MIN Sit Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
NYY@BAL Luis Severino SP | NYY Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL Start
PHI@STL Aaron Nola SP | PHI Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
SEA@OAK Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA Start Sonny Gray SP | OAK Start
SF@CIN Jeff Samardzija SP | SF Start Jon Moscot SP | CIN Sit
TEX@TOR Martin Perez SP | TEX Sit Marco Estrada SP | TOR Start
WAS@KC Tanner Roark RP | WAS Start Chris Young SP | KC Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (5/4/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Rubby De La Rosa SP | ARI Start Jose Fernandez SP | MIA Start
ATL@NYM Jhoulys Chacin SP | ATL Start Steven Matz SP | NYM Start
BOS@CHW Clay Buchholz SP | BOS Sit John Danks SP | CHW Sit
CHC@PIT Jon Lester SP | CHC Start Juan Nicasio RP | PIT Start
COL@SD Tyler Chatwood SP | COL Sit Cesar Vargas RP | SD Sit
DET@CLE Anibal Sanchez SP | DET Sit Corey Kluber SP | CLE Start
LAA@MIL Hector Santiago SP | LAA Start Zach Davies SP | MIL Sit
LAD@TB Alex Wood SP | LAD Start Drew Smyly SP | TB Start
MIN@HOU Phil Hughes SP | MIN Sit Mike Fiers SP | HOU Start
NYY@BAL CC Sabathia SP | NYY Sit Tyler Wilson SP | BAL Sit
PHI@STL Adam Morgan SP | PHI Sit Mike Leake SP | STL Sit
SEA@OAK Felix Hernandez SP | SEA Start Sean Manaea SP | OAK Sit
SF@CIN Jake Peavy SP | SF Sit Dan Straily SP | CIN Sit
TEX@TOR Colby Lewis SP | TEX Sit Aaron Sanchez RP | TOR Start
WAS@KC Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS Start Kris Medlen SP | KC Sit
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (5/5/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIA Robbie Ray SP | ARI Sit Adam Conley SP | MIA Start
BOS@CHW Henry Owens SP | BOS Sit Carlos Rodon SP | CHW Sit
COL@SF Chris Rusin SP | COL Start Matt Cain SP | SF Sit
DET@CLE TBD TBD Trevor Bauer SP | CLE Sit
MIL@CIN Chase Anderson SP | MIL Sit Alfredo Simon SP | CIN Sit
NYM@SD Jacob deGrom SP | NYM Start Colin Rea SP | SD Start
NYY@BAL Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY Start Mike Wright SP | BAL Sit
PHI@STL Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI Start Jaime Garcia SP | STL Start
SEA@HOU Wade Miley SP | SEA Sit Chris Devenski RP | HOU Sit
TEX@TOR Derek Holland SP | TEX Sit J.A. Happ SP | TOR Start
WAS@CHC Joe Ross SP | WAS Start Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (5/6/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@ATL Zack Greinke SP | ARI Start Aaron Blair SP | ATL Sit
BOS@NYY Rick Porcello SP | BOS Start Michael Pineda SP | NYY Sit
COL@SF Chad Bettis SP | COL Sit Madison Bumgarner SP | SF Start
KC@CLE Yordano Ventura SP | KC Start Danny Salazar SP | CLE Start
LAD@TOR Kenta Maeda SP | LAD Start Marcus Stroman SP | TOR Start
MIL@CIN Wily Peralta SP | MIL Sit TBD TBD
MIN@CHW Tyler Duffey SP | MIN Start Mat Latos SP | CHW Start
NYM@SD Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM Start Drew Pomeranz RP | SD Start
OAK@BAL Jesse Hahn SP | OAK Sit Kevin Gausman SP | BAL Start
PHI@MIA Vince Velasquez RP | PHI Start Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA Start
PIT@STL Francisco Liriano SP | PIT Start Carlos Martinez SP | STL Start
SEA@HOU Taijuan Walker SP | SEA Start Doug Fister SP | HOU Sit
TB@LAA Chris Archer SP | TB Start Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA Sit
TEX@DET Cole Hamels SP | TEX Start Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET Start
WAS@CHC Max Scherzer SP | WAS Start John Lackey SP | CHC Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (5/7/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@ATL Shelby Miller SP | ARI Sit Julio Teheran SP | ATL Start
BOS@NYY David Price SP | BOS Start Nathan Eovaldi SP | NYY Start
COL@SF Jon Gray SP | COL Sit Johnny Cueto SP | SF Start
KC@CLE Ian Kennedy SP | KC Start TBD TBD
LAD@TOR Ross Stripling SP | LAD Sit R.A. Dickey SP | TOR Sit
MIL@CIN Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL Start Brandon Finnegan RP | CIN Start
MIN@CHW Ricky Nolasco SP | MIN Sit Chris Sale SP | CHW Start
NYM@SD Bartolo Colon SP | NYM Start James Shields SP | SD Start
OAK@BAL Rich Hill SP | OAK Start Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL Sit
PHI@MIA Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI Start Tom Koehler SP | MIA Sit
PIT@STL Jeff Locke SP | PIT Sit Adam Wainwright SP | STL Start
SEA@HOU Nathan Karns SP | SEA Start Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU Start
TB@LAA Jake Odorizzi SP | TB Start Garrett Richards SP | LAA Start
TEX@DET A.J. Griffin SP | TEX Sit Mike Pelfrey SP | DET Sit
WAS@CHC Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS Start Jason Hammel SP | CHC Start
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (5/8/16)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@ATL Patrick Corbin SP | ARI Start TBD TBD
BOS@NYY Steven Wright SP | BOS Start Luis Severino SP | NYY Sit
COL@SF Eddie Butler SP | COL Sit Jeff Samardzija SP | SF Start
KC@CLE Edinson Volquez SP | KC Start Josh Tomlin SP | CLE Sit
LAD@TOR Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD Start Marco Estrada SP | TOR Start
MIL@CIN Taylor Jungmann SP | MIL Sit Jon Moscot SP | CIN Sit
MIN@CHW Jose Berrios SP | MIN Start Jose Quintana SP | CHW Start
NYM@SD Matt Harvey SP | NYM Start Andrew Cashner SP | SD Sit
OAK@BAL Kendall Graveman SP | OAK Sit Chris Tillman SP | BAL Start
PHI@MIA Aaron Nola SP | PHI Start Justin Nicolino SP | MIA Sit
PIT@STL Gerrit Cole SP | PIT Start Michael Wacha SP | STL Start
SEA@HOU Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA Start Collin McHugh SP | HOU Start
TB@LAA Matt Moore SP | TB Start Jered Weaver SP | LAA Sit
TEX@DET Martin Perez SP | TEX Sit Justin Verlander SP | DET Start
WAS@CHC Tanner Roark RP | WAS Start Jake Arrieta SP | CHC Start

 

Live Expert Q&A Chats - Every Weekday @ 1 PM and 6 PM EST (DFS)

Fantasy Baseball Chat Room