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Starts & Sits for MLB Week 18 - All Starting Pitcher Matchups for Fantasy Baseball

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Welcome back RotoBallers! We are just a few days in after the All Star break, and we'll have a loaded week of games coming up. As always, we are here with our starting pitcher starts and sits series to help you set those winning lineups for the week ahead!

For those who are not familiar, RotoBaller puts out a weekly grid of starting pitcher matchups and "start or sit" recommendations, and this is our 10th year now writing this weekly column. For every week of the fantasy baseball season, we are going to analyze every single projected starting pitcher matchup for fantasy baseball and help you set optimal lineups.

Below are the projected starting pitching matchups and starts/sits for Week 16, covering August 8th through August 15th. We will keep this updated as rotations continue to be announced and modified. This column will make continuous adjustments for any postponements or rotation shuffles, reflecting official beat writer speculation for as many unconfirmed rotation slots as possible -- so be sure to check back daily. Let's set those winning lineups!

Editor's Note: Our incredible team of writers received five total writing awards and 13 award nominations by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association, tops in the industry! Congrats to all the award winners and nominees including Best MLB Series, NFL Series, NBA Writer, PGA Writer and Player Notes writer of the year. Be sure to follow their analysis, rankings and advice all year long, and win big with RotoBaller! Read More!

 

Start/Sit Data Overview

This weekly piece considers the pitcher’s opponents, their outlook against lefties and righties, 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.

Each player will be valued with a Start/Sit recommendation, we are also including a "Score" column this year to display the level of confidence in that pick. Scores go from 0-100 in increments of five. The higher, the better! They are also color-coded, as you'll see.

Legend:

  • Proj GS - the number of starts the starter is projected to make in the week's scoring period.
  • Score - A metric of confidence, from 0-100 in increments of five. The higher, the better for the pitcher.

This chart is updated daily as probable starters are constantly changing with game postponements, injuries, and other events.

 

Week 18 Start/Sit Recommendations

Updated start/sit recommendations for this week's MLB games. If you cannot see the chart below, click here to see the start/sit grid on a separate page:



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