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Week 2 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers


You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 2! 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 2, which will be updated as rotations are inevitably tweaked.

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 (4/9/18) - Monday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
ARI@SF Zack Godley SP | ARI START Derek Holland SP | SF SIT
ATL@WAS Julio Teheran SP | ATL SIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
CIN@PHI Cody Reed RP | CIN SIT Ben Lively SP | PHI SIT
DET@CLE Francisco Liriano RP | DET SIT Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
HOU@MIN Justin Verlander SP | HOU START Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT
LAA@TEX Garrett Richards SP | LAA START Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT
MIL@STL Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT Miles Mikolas SP | STL SIT
NYM@MIA Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
PIT@CHC Ivan Nova SP | PIT SIT Tyler Chatwood SP | CHC START
SD@COL Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT Jon Gray SP | COL START
SEA@KC Marco Gonzales SP | SEA SIT Jake Junis SP | KC START
TB@CHW Chris Archer SP | TB START Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT
TOR@BAL J.A. Happ SP | TOR START Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/10/18) - Tuesday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
ARI@SF Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START Johnny Cueto SP | SF START
ATL@WAS Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL SIT Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START
CIN@PHI Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
DET@CLE Matthew Boyd SP | DET SIT Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT
HOU@MIN Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START
LAA@TEX Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT
MIL@STL Brent Suter SP | MIL START Carlos Martinez SP | STL START
NYM@MIA Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Caleb Smith RP | MIA SIT
NYY@BOS Luis Severino SP | NYY START Chris Sale SP | BOS START
OAK@LAD Sean Manaea SP | OAK START Alex Wood SP | LAD START
SD@COL Joey Lucchesi SP | SD SIT Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT
SEA@KC Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT Eric Skoglund SP | KC SIT
TB@CHW Blake Snell SP | TB START Carson Fulmer SP | CHW START
TOR@BAL Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/11/18) - Wednesday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
ARI@SF Robbie Ray SP | ARI START TBA TBD
ATL@WAS Brandon McCarthy SP | ATL START A.J. Cole SP | WAS SIT
CIN@PHI Luis Castillo SP | CIN START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START
DET@CLE Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
HOU@MIN Lance McCullers SP | HOU START Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT
LAA@TEX Parker Bridwell SP | LAA SIT Matt Moore SP | TEX SIT
MIL@STL TBA TBD Adam Wainwright SP | STL SIT
NYM@MIA TBA TBD Jarlin Garcia RP | MIA SIT
NYY@BOS Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START David Price SP | BOS START
OAK@LAD Daniel Mengden SP | OAK SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD SIT
PIT@CHC Steven Brault RP | PIT SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
SD@COL Luis Perdomo SP | SD SIT German Marquez SP | COL SIT
SEA@KC James Paxton SP | SEA START Danny Duffy SP | KC START
TB@CHW TBA TBD James Shields SP | CHW START
TOR@BAL Marco Estrada SP | TOR START Kevin Gausman SP | BAL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/12/18) - Thursday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
CHW@MIN Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
COL@WAS Chad Bettis SP | COL SIT Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
DET@CLE Michael Fulmer SP | DET START Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START
LAA@KC TBA TBD Ian Kennedy SP | KC START
NYY@BOS TBA TBD Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
PIT@CHC Trevor Williams SP | PIT SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
SF@SD Chris Stratton SP | SF START Bryan Mitchell RP | SD SIT
STL@CIN Michael Wacha SP | STL START Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/13/18) - Friday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
ARI@LAD Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Rich Hill SP | LAD START
ATL@CHC Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL SIT Yu Darvish SP | CHC START
BAL@BOS Chris Tillman SP | BAL SIT Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START
CHW@MIN Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START TBA TBD
COL@WAS Kyle Freeland SP | COL SIT Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
LAA@KC Shohei Ohtani SP | LAA START Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT
MIL@NYM Zach Davies SP | MIL START Steven Matz SP | NYM START
NYY@DET Sonny Gray SP | NYY START Mike Fiers SP | DET SIT
OAK@SEA Daniel Gossett SP | OAK SIT Mike Leake SP | SEA START
PHI@TB Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START Jake Faria SP | TB SIT
PIT@MIA Chad Kuhl SP | PIT SIT Dillon Peters SP | MIA SIT
SF@SD Ty Blach SP | SF SIT Tyson Ross SP | SD START
STL@CIN Luke Weaver SP | STL START Tyler Mahle SP | CIN SIT
TEX@HOU Mike Minor RP | TEX SIT Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START
TOR@CLE Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/14/18) - Saturday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
ARI@LAD Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START
ATL@CHC Sean Newcomb SP | ATL SIT Jose Quintana SP | CHC START
BAL@BOS Mike Wright RP | BAL SIT Brian Johnson SP | BOS SIT
CHW@MIN Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT
COL@WAS Jon Gray SP | COL START Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
LAA@KC Garrett Richards SP | LAA START Jake Junis SP | KC START
MIL@NYM Chase Anderson SP | MIL START Matt Harvey SP | NYM START
NYY@DET Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY START Francisco Liriano RP | DET SIT
OAK@SEA Andrew Triggs SP | OAK START Marco Gonzales SP | SEA SIT
PHI@TB Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START TBA TBD
PIT@MIA Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT
SF@SD Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
STL@CIN Miles Mikolas SP | STL START Cody Reed RP | CIN SIT
TEX@HOU Cole Hamels SP | TEX SIT Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
TOR@CLE Jaime Garcia SP | TOR SIT Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/15/18) - Sunday      
GAME VISITING STARTER SIT/START HOME STARTER SIT/START
ARI@LAD Zack Godley SP | ARI START Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START
ATL@CHC Julio Teheran SP | ATL SIT Tyler Chatwood SP | CHC START
BAL@BOS Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START Chris Sale SP | BOS START
CHW@MIN Carson Fulmer SP | CHW START Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START
COL@WAS Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START
LAA@KC Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Eric Skoglund SP | KC SIT
MIL@NYM Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START
NYY@DET Luis Severino SP | NYY START Matthew Boyd SP | DET SIT
OAK@SEA Kendall Graveman SP | OAK SIT Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT
PHI@TB Ben Lively SP | PHI SIT Chris Archer SP | TB START
PIT@MIA Ivan Nova SP | PIT SIT Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
SF@SD Johnny Cueto SP | SF START Joey Lucchesi SP | SD SIT
STL@CIN Carlos Martinez SP | STL START Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT
TEX@HOU Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
TOR@CLE J.A. Happ SP | TOR START Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT

 

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