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Week 18 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers


You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 18! Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs is back again this year with his weekly starting pitcher matchups. This is our fifth year now writing this weekly column, helping fantasy baseball managers pick the best pitchers weekly.

Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 18, and our recommendations on whether to start or sit each pitcher.  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. Let's set those optimal lineups!

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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.

PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/30/18) - MONDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CLE@MIN Shane Bieber SP | CLE SIT Ervin Santana SP | MIN SIT
COL@STL Tyler Anderson SP | COL START Carlos Martinez SP | STL SIT
HOU@SEA Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START James Paxton SP | SEA START
MIA@ATL Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Julio Teheran SP | ATL START
MIL@LAD Freddy Peralta SP | MIL SIT Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START
PHI@BOS Aaron Nola SP | PHI START David Price SP | BOS START
SF@SD Derek Holland SP | SF START Eric Lauer SP | SD SIT
TEX@ARI Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT Robbie Ray SP | ARI START
TOR@OAK Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT Edwin Jackson SP | OAK SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/31/18) - TUESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Yefry Ramirez RP | BAL SIT Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
CHC@PIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
CIN@DET Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
CLE@MIN Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START Kyle Gibson SP | MIN START
COL@STL Jon Gray SP | COL START Jack Flaherty SP | STL START
HOU@SEA Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Mike Leake SP | SEA START
KC@CHW Danny Duffy SP | KC START James Shields SP | CHW SIT
LAA@TB Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Ryne Stanek RP | TB SIT
MIA@ATL Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL START
MIL@LAD Wade Miley SP | MIL SIT Walker Buehler RP | LAD SIT
NYM@WAS Steven Matz SP | NYM START Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
PHI@BOS Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT
SF@SD Dereck Rodriguez SP | SF START Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
TEX@ARI Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT Zack Godley SP | ARI START
TOR@OAK Sam Gaviglio SP | TOR SIT Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/1/18) - WEDNESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Sonny Gray SP | NYY START
CHC@PIT Cole Hamels SP | CHC START Nick Kingham SP | PIT SIT
CIN@DET Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT Mike Fiers SP | DET START
CLE@MIN Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT
COL@STL Kyle Freeland SP | COL START Luke Weaver SP | STL SIT
HOU@SEA Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA START
KC@CHW Jake Junis SP | KC SIT Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT
LAA@TB Nick Tropeano SP | LAA SIT TBA TBD
MIA@ATL Pablo Lopez P | MIA SIT Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
MIL@LAD Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT Rich Hill SP | LAD START
NYM@WAS Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Tommy Milone SP | WAS SIT
TOR@OAK Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/2/18) - THURSDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Max Fried RP | ATL START Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT
BAL@TEX Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX START
CIN@WAS Tyler Mahle SP | CIN SIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
COL@STL Antonio Senzatela SP | COL SIT Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
KC@CHW Brad Keller SP | KC SIT Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START
LAA@TB Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Chris Archer SP | TB SIT
MIA@PHI Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START
MIL@LAD Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START
NYY@BOS Luis Severino SP | NYY START Chris Sale SP | BOS START
SD@CHC Luis Perdomo SP | SD SIT Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT
SF@ARI Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
TOR@SEA TBA TBD Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/3/18) - FRIDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL START Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
BAL@TEX Davis Hess SP | BAL SIT Ariel Jurado SP | TEX SIT
CHW@TB Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT Ryne Stanek RP | TB SIT
CIN@WAS Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN SIT Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
COL@MIL German Marquez SP | COL START Junior Guerra SP | MIL SIT
DET@OAK Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT Brett Anderson SP | OAK SIT
HOU@LAD Justin Verlander SP | HOU START Alex Wood SP | LAD START
KC@MIN Heath Fillmyer SP | KC SIT Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN SIT
LAA@CLE Jaime Barria SP | LAA START Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
MIA@PHI Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START
NYY@BOS Luis Severino SP | NYY START Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
SD@CHC Tyson Ross SP | SD SIT Jose Quintana SP | CHC START
SF@ARI Chris Stratton SP | SF SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
STL@PIT John Gant RP | STL SIT Chris Archer SP | PIT START
TOR@SEA Ryan Borucki RP | TOR SIT Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/4/18) - SATURDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Julio Teheran SP | ATL START Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START
BAL@TEX Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START Mike Minor RP | TEX SIT
CHW@TB Carlos Rodon SP | CHW START TBA TBD
CIN@WAS Matt Harvey SP | CIN SIT Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS SIT
COL@MIL Tyler Anderson SP | COL START Freddy Peralta SP | MIL SIT
DET@OAK Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT Frankie Montas RP | OAK SIT
HOU@LAD Lance McCullers SP | HOU START Ross Stripling RP | LAD SIT
KC@MIN Burch Smith SP | KC SIT Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
LAA@CLE Felix Pena RP | LAA SIT Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
MIA@PHI Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Zach Eflin SP | PHI START
NYY@BOS J.A. Happ SP | NYY START Nathan Eovaldi SP | BOS SIT
SD@CHC Joey Lucchesi SP | SD SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
SF@ARI Andrew Suarez SP | SF START Clay Buchholz SP | ARI START
STL@PIT Carlos Martinez SP | STL START Trevor Williams SP | PIT START
TOR@SEA Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT James Paxton SP | SEA START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/5/18) - SUNDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Julio Teheran SP | ATL START Corey Oswalt SP | NYM SIT
BAL@TEX Yefry Ramirez RP | BAL SIT Drew Hutchison SP | TEX SIT
CHW@TB James Shields SP | CHW SIT Hunter Wood RP | TB SIT
CIN@WAS Luis Castillo SP | CIN SIT Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
COL@MIL Jon Gray SP | COL START Wade Miley SP | MIL SIT
DET@OAK Francisco Liriano SP | DET SIT Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
HOU@LAD Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START Walker Buehler SP | LAD SIT
KC@MIN Danny Duffy SP | KC START Ervin Santana SP | MIN START
LAA@CLE Deck McGuire SP | LAA SIT Shane Bieber SP | CLE START
MIA@PHI Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
NYY@BOS Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START David Price SP | BOS SIT
SD@CHC Joey Lucchesi SP | SD SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
SF@ARI Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Robbie Ray SP | ARI START
STL@PIT Jack Flaherty SP | STL START Trevor Williams RP | PIT SIT
TOR@SEA Sam Gaviglio SP | TOR SIT Mike Leake SP | SEA START

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