Week 18 Start/Sit Matchups: MLB Starting Pitchers (SP)

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Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs is back with his weekly starting pitcher matchups. Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 18, 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.

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SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

PROBABLE PITCHERS (7/31/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@PHI Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT
CLE@BOS Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START Doug Fister SP | BOS SIT
DET@NYY Michael Fulmer SP | DET START Luis Severino SP | NYY START
KC@BAL Danny Duffy SP | KC START Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL SIT
SEA@TEX Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START Cole Hamels SP | TEX START
SF@OAK Matt Cain SP | SF SIT Sonny Gray SP | OAK START
TB@HOU Alex Cobb SP | TB START Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
TOR@CHW Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT James Shields SP | CHW SIT
WAS@MIA Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START Jose Urena RP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/1/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CHC Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START Jon Lester SP | CHC START
CIN@PIT Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
CLE@BOS Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Chris Sale SP | BOS START
DET@NYY Anibal Sanchez SP | DET SIT CC Sabathia SP | NYY START
KC@BAL Ian Kennedy SP | KC START Dylan Bundy RP | BAL SIT
LAD@ATL Kenta Maeda SP | LAD SIT TBA TBD
MIN@SD Jose Berrios SP | MIN START Jhoulys Chacin SP | SD START
NYM@COL Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT Jeff Hoffman SP | COL SIT
PHI@LAA Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA SIT
SEA@TEX Erasmo Ramirez RP | SEA SIT Yu Darvish SP | TEX START
SF@OAK Jeff Samardzija SP | SF START Paul Blackburn SP | OAK START
STL@MIL Carlos Martinez SP | STL START Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL START
TB@HOU Chris Archer SP | TB START Mike Fiers SP | HOU START
TOR@CHW Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START Mike Pelfrey SP | CHW SIT
WAS@MIA Max Scherzer SP | WAS START Chris O'Grady RP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/2/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CHC Zack Godley RP | ARI START Jake Arrieta SP | CHC START
CIN@PIT Robert Stephenson SP | CIN SIT Trevor Williams RP | PIT START
CLE@BOS Trevor Bauer SP | CLE SIT Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
DET@NYY Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
KC@BAL Jason Vargas SP | KC START Chris Tillman SP | BAL SIT
LAD@ATL Brock Stewart SP | LAD SIT Julio Teheran SP | ATL SIT
MIN@SD Ervin Santana SP | MIN START Luis Perdomo SP | SD SIT
NYM@COL Chris Flexen RP | NYM SIT Tyler Chatwood SP | COL SIT
OAK@SF Sean Manaea SP | OAK START Matt Moore SP | SF SIT
PHI@LAA Jake Thompson SP | PHI SIT JC Ramirez RP | LAA START
SEA@TEX Ariel Miranda SP | SEA START Andrew Cashner SP | TEX SIT
STL@MIL Luke Weaver SP | STL SIT TBA TBD
TB@HOU Austin Pruitt RP | TB SIT Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START
TOR@CHW J.A. Happ SP | TOR START Derek Holland SP | CHW SIT
WAS@MIA TBA TBD Vance Worley RP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/3/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@CHC TBA TBD Jose Quintana SP | CHC START
CHW@BOS Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START
CIN@PIT Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START
DET@BAL Matthew Boyd SP | DET SIT Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START
LAD@ATL Alex Wood SP | LAD START Sean Newcomb SP | ATL SIT
NYM@COL Rafael Montero RP | NYM SIT German Marquez SP | COL START
NYY@CLE Jaime Garcia SP | NYY SIT Danny Salazar SP | CLE START
OAK@SF Daniel Gossett SP | OAK SIT Ty Blach SP | SF SIT
PHI@LAA Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI SIT Parker Bridwell RP | LAA START
SEA@KC Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA SIT Trevor Cahill RP | KC START
STL@MIL Michael Wacha SP | STL START Brent Suter RP | MIL START
TB@HOU Blake Snell SP | TB SIT Collin McHugh SP | HOU START
TEX@MIN Austin Bibens-Dirkx RP | TEX SIT TBA TBD
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/4/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SF Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START
CHW@BOS Carlos Rodon SP | CHW SIT Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS START
DET@BAL Justin Verlander SP | DET START Wade Miley SP | BAL SIT
LAD@NYM Rich Hill SP | LAD START Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
MIA@ATL Adam Conley SP | MIA START R.A. Dickey SP | ATL START
MIL@TB TBA TBD Jacob Faria SP | TB START
NYY@CLE Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY SIT Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
OAK@LAA Jharel Cotton SP | OAK SIT Yusmeiro Petit RP | LAA SIT
PHI@COL Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT Antonio Senzatela SP | COL START
SD@PIT Travis Wood RP | SD SIT Ivan Nova SP | PIT START
SEA@KC James Paxton SP | SEA START Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT
STL@CIN Mike Leake SP | STL START Tim Adleman SP | CIN SIT
TEX@MIN Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT Adalberto Mejia RP | MIN SIT
TOR@HOU Francisco Liriano SP | TOR SIT Lance McCullers SP | HOU START
WAS@CHC Tanner Roark SP | WAS SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/5/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SF Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START Matt Cain SP | SF SIT
CHW@BOS James Shields SP | CHW SIT Doug Fister SP | BOS SIT
DET@BAL Michael Fulmer SP | DET START Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL SIT
LAD@NYM Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD START Seth Lugo SP | NYM SIT
MIA@ATL Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
MIL@TB Zach Davies SP | MIL START Alex Cobb SP | TB START
NYY@CLE Luis Severino SP | NYY START Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT
OAK@LAA Sonny Gray SP | OAK START Jesse Chavez RP | LAA SIT
PHI@COL Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT Kyle Freeland SP | COL START
SD@PIT Dinelson Lamet SP | SD START Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START
SEA@KC Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START Danny Duffy SP | KC START
STL@CIN Lance Lynn SP | STL START Luis Castillo SP | CIN START
TEX@MIN Cole Hamels SP | TEX START Bartolo Colon SP | MIN SIT
TOR@HOU Cesar Valdez RP | TOR SIT Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
WAS@CHC Erick Fedde SP | WAS SIT John Lackey SP | CHC SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/6/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SF Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START Jeff Samardzija SP | SF SIT
CHW@BOS Mike Pelfrey SP | CHW SIT Chris Sale SP | BOS START
DET@BAL Anibal Sanchez SP | DET SIT Dylan Bundy RP | BAL SIT
LAD@NYM Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT
MIA@ATL Jose Urena RP | MIA SIT TBA TBD
MIL@TB Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL START Chris Archer SP | TB START
NYY@CLE CC Sabathia SP | NYY START Mike Clevinger SP | CLE SIT
OAK@LAA Paul Blackburn SP | OAK START Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA SIT
PHI@COL Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Jon Gray SP | COL START
SD@PIT Clayton Richard RP | SD SIT Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
SEA@KC Erasmo Ramirez RP | SEA SIT Ian Kennedy SP | KC START
STL@CIN Carlos Martinez SP | STL START Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT
TEX@MIN Yu Darvish SP | TEX START Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
TOR@HOU Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT Mike Fiers SP | HOU START
WAS@CHC Edwin Jackson SP | WAS SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START

 

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