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 17 Start/Sit Matchups: MLB Starting Pitchers (SP)


Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs is back with his weekly starting pitcher matchups. Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 17, and will be updated as more starters are announced. If you've got any questions about which pitchers can capitalize on a juicy matchup and which ones might be worth putting on the pine against a fierce offense, this is the weekly piece for you.

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.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season MLB Premium Pass for 50% off. Exclusive access to our Draft Kit, premium rankings, projections, player outlooks, top prospects, dynasty rankings, 15 in-season lineup tools, and over 200 days of expert DFS research. Sign Up Now!


SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/24/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER
ATL@ARI R.A. Dickey SP | ATL SIT Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
BAL@TB Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START Blake Snell SP | TB SIT
BOS@SEA Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS SIT James Paxton SP | SEA START
CHW@CHC Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
CIN@CLE Tim Adleman SP | CIN SIT Josh Tomlin SP | CLE START
COL@STL Antonio Senzatela SP | COL SIT Mike Leake SP | STL START
HOU@PHI Brad Peacock SP | HOU START Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT
KC@DET Jason Hammel SP | KC START Justin Verlander SP | DET START
MIA@TEX Adam Conley SP | MIA SIT Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT
MIN@LAD Bartolo Colon SP | MIN SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD SIT
NYM@SD Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Clayton Richard RP | SD SIT
OAK@TOR Chris Smith RP | OAK SIT Francisco Liriano SP | TOR SIT
PIT@SF Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START Matt Cain SP | SF SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/25/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER  
ATL@ARI Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL SIT Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START
BAL@TB Wade Miley SP | BAL SIT Jacob Faria SP | TB START
BOS@SEA Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS START Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START
CHW@CHC Carlos Rodon SP | CHW SIT John Lackey SP | CHC START
CIN@NYY Luis Castillo SP | CIN START Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY SIT
COL@STL Jon Gray SP | COL START Lance Lynn SP | STL START
HOU@PHI Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT
KC@DET Danny Duffy SP | KC START Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
LAA@CLE Jesse Chavez RP | LAA SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
MIA@TEX Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Cole Hamels SP | TEX START
MIL@WAS Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT Edwin Jackson SP | WAS SIT
MIN@LAD Jose Berrios SP | MIN START Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START
NYM@SD Seth Lugo SP | NYM SIT Jhoulys Chacin SP | SD START
OAK@TOR Sonny Gray SP | OAK START Cesar Valdez RP | TOR SIT
PIT@SF Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/26/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER
ATL@ARI Jaime Garcia SP | ATL SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
BAL@TB Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL SIT Alex Cobb SP | TB START
BOS@SEA Chris Sale SP | BOS START Andrew Moore SP | SEA SIT
CHC@CHW Jake Arrieta SP | CHC START James Shields SP | CHW SIT
CIN@NYY Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
COL@STL Jeff Hoffman SP | COL START Carlos Martinez SP | STL START
HOU@PHI Mike Fiers SP | HOU START Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
KC@DET Ian Kennedy SP | KC START Anibal Sanchez SP | DET START
LAA@CLE Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA SIT Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
MIA@TEX Jose Urena RP | MIA SIT Yu Darvish SP | TEX START
MIL@WAS Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL START Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
MIN@LAD Ervin Santana SP | MIN SIT Alex Wood SP | LAD START
NYM@SD Steven Matz SP | NYM START Trevor Cahill RP | SD START
OAK@TOR Paul Blackburn SP | OAK SIT Marco Estrada SP | TOR START
PIT@SF Trevor Williams RP | PIT SIT Jeff Samardzija SP | SF START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/27/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER
ARI@STL Zack Godley RP | ARI START Adam Wainwright SP | STL SIT
CHC@CHW Jon Lester SP | CHC START Mike Pelfrey SP | CHW SIT
CIN@MIA Robert Stephenson SP | CIN SIT Chris O'Grady RP | MIA SIT
LAA@CLE JC Ramirez RP | LAA SIT Trevor Bauer SP | CLE SIT
MIL@WAS Matt Garza SP | MIL SIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
NYM@SD Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Luis Perdomo SP | SD START
OAK@TOR Sean Manaea SP | OAK START Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START
TB@NYY Chris Archer SP | TB START CC Sabathia SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/28/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER
ARI@STL Robbie Ray SP | ARI START Michael Wacha SP | STL START
ATL@PHI Julio Teheran SP | ATL START Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI START
BAL@TEX Chris Tillman SP | BAL SIT Andrew Cashner SP | TEX SIT
CHC@MIL Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Brent Suter RP | MIL START
CIN@MIA Sal Romano SP | CIN START Tom Koehler SP | MIA SIT
CLE@CHW Danny Salazar SP | CLE START Derek Holland SP | CHW SIT
COL@WAS German Marquez SP | COL START Tanner Roark SP | WAS SIT
HOU@DET Collin McHugh SP | HOU START Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT
KC@BOS Jason Vargas SP | KC START David Price SP | BOS START
LAA@TOR Parker Bridwell RP | LAA START J.A. Happ SP | TOR START
MIN@OAK Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT Daniel Gossett SP | OAK SIT
NYM@SEA Rafael Montero RP | NYM SIT Ariel Miranda SP | SEA SIT
PIT@SD Chad Kuhl SP | PIT SIT Dinelson Lamet SP | SD START
SF@LAD Matt Moore SP | SF SIT Rich Hill SP | LAD START
TB@NYY Jake Odorizzi SP | TB SIT Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/29/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER
ARI@STL Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Mike Leake SP | STL SIT
ATL@PHI Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI START
BAL@TEX Dylan Bundy RP | BAL START Tyson Ross SP | TEX SIT
CHC@MIL Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START Junior Guerra SP | MIL SIT
CIN@MIA Tim Adleman SP | CIN SIT Adam Conley SP | MIA SIT
CLE@CHW Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT
COL@WAS Kyle Freeland SP | COL SIT Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START
HOU@DET Lance McCullers SP | HOU START Matthew Boyd SP | DET SIT
KC@BOS Travis Wood RP | KC SIT Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
LAA@TOR TBA TBD Francisco Liriano SP | TOR SIT
MIN@OAK Adalberto Mejia RP | MIN START Chris Smith RP | OAK SIT
NYM@SEA Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA SIT
PIT@SD Ivan Nova SP | PIT START Clayton Richard RP | SD SIT
SF@LAD Ty Blach SP | SF SIT TBA TBD
TB@NYY Blake Snell SP | TB SIT Caleb Smith RP | NYY SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/30/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER   HOME STARTER
ARI@STL Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START Lance Lynn SP | STL START
ATL@PHI R.A. Dickey SP | ATL START Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START
BAL@TEX Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT
CHC@MIL John Lackey SP | CHC SIT Zach Davies SP | MIL START
CIN@MIA Luis Castillo SP | CIN START Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT
CLE@CHW Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT Carlos Rodon SP | CHW SIT
COL@WAS Antonio Senzatela SP | COL SIT Edwin Jackson SP | WAS SIT
HOU@DET Brad Peacock SP | HOU START Justin Verlander SP | DET START
KC@BOS Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS SIT
LAA@TOR Jesse Chavez RP | LAA SIT Cesar Valdez RP | TOR SIT
MIN@OAK Bartolo Colon SP | MIN SIT Sonny Gray SP | OAK START
NYM@SEA Seth Lugo SP | NYM SIT James Paxton SP | SEA START
PIT@SD Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START Jhoulys Chacin SP | SD START
SF@LAD Matt Cain SP | SF SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD SIT
TB@NYY Jacob Faria SP | TB START Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY START

 

More Week 17 Lineup Prep




More Recent Articles

 

ADP Cost Analysis – Aaron Nola vs Lance Lynn

With fantasy baseball draft season in full swing, those of us who partake in this joyous game are now looking through as much draft data as possible in a bid to find players we love who have lower average draft positions (ADP) than we believe they should. All this to eke out as much draft... Read More


2020 Regression Candidates: Breakout Outfielders

Every season in MLB you can count on the fact that you will have breakout performances from players. Sometimes these breakout performances can be seen coming a mile away and sometimes they catch you entirely by surprise. Regardless of which type of breakout we see, you will almost always have to pay up for that... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - Quality Start Episode 1

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) and Matt Williams (@MattWi77iams) of the Turn Two Podcast come together for a new co-pod series called "Quality Start". This will be a joint effort and episodes will be found on Bases Loaded as well as the Turn Two Podcast. We are joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) as well for this one.... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Adrian Houser

In life, there seem to be two kinds of people, the flashy and the boring. “Flashy” people like high-end materialistic things such as nice clothing or an expensive car. "Boring” people prefer the simpler things in life like spending time with their loved ones. This seems to be true when it comes to fantasy baseball,... Read More


Taking Out the Trash: Pitchers Who Should Junk Their Worst Pitch

Pitch mix changes can make or break a player’s season. That obviously goes for fantasy value as well as real-life. We've already seen how throwing an effective pitch more often could make a huge improvement a la Patrick Corbin. Sometimes pitchers just need to eliminate a pitch to see their numbers improve. Consider the following: Mitch... Read More


ADP Showdown – Trevor Story vs. Trea Turner

Pitchers and catchers have officially reported and position player workouts are getting underway, which means baseball season is officially upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already started dealing with tough draft position... Read More


Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher Statcast

Statcast metrics such as Barrels and Brls/BBE are great ways to evaluate a batter's performance, so it is only natural to assume that the metrics would be predictive for pitchers as well. As much as batters want to hit a Barrel every time, pitchers want to avoid them at all costs. Yet there is evidence... Read More


2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast - All Things Fantasy Baseball w/ Nick Pollack (@PitcherList)

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is  joined by Nick Pollack (@PitcherList) and they discuss all things fantasy baseball! Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast Network. Like and Subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest podcasts and catch us on iTunes and BlogTalkRadio as well! Be sure to also tune... Read More


Finding Combo-Player Values Using Z-Scores and ATC Projections

Towards the end of last season, I asked the question – “Draft Speed or Pound the Power?” Loaded in this seemingly simple query are two contradictory approaches – one for power and one for speed. Power Approach 1: Home run totals are dramatically up in baseball these days. Therefore, there are many power bats available... Read More


ADP Showdown - Whit Merrifield vs Austin Meadows

Spring training is officially underway, which means baseball season is upon us! Maybe you haven’t started prepping for your drafts, but fortunately for you, there have already been plenty of drafts, which means that fantasy players out there have already begun dealing with tough draft position decisions. The outfield position is deep as always, but... Read More


2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Third Base

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as the extent to which a good or service (player) is... Read More


2020 Dynasty Leagues: Players to Sell (Premium Content)

As draft day approaches in dynasty leagues, the window to sell-high on a big name has never been better. The first days of spring training are a chance to cash in on players who may have hit their peak value before the 2020 season begins. Bartering is a matter of risk vs reward. You hate... Read More


Bases Loaded Podcast: Early Round Values

Mike Kurland (@Mike_Kurland) is joined by Jorge Montanez (@Roto_Nino) and Zach Braff (@BraffZ) and they discuss early round values. They go through and highlight a few players that are going inside the top 150 in ADP that offer a great chance to return profit. Subscribe to the Bases Loaded podcast, part of RotoBaller Radio's Podcast... Read More


Second Year Pitcher Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More