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Week 20 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers


You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 20! 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 20, 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 (8/13/18) - MONDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@TEX Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT
CHW@DET Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START Artie Lewicki RP | DET SIT
CLE@CIN Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT
LAA@SD Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
MIA@ATL Pablo Lopez P | MIA START Touki Toussaint SP | ATL START
NYM@NYY Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Luis Severino SP | NYY START
SEA@OAK Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
SF@LAD Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START
TOR@KC Sean Reid-Foley SP | TOR START Brad Keller SP | KC SIT
WAS@STL Tommy Milone SP | WAS SIT Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/14/18) - TUESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@TEX Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX SIT
BOS@PHI Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT
CHW@DET Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT
CLE@CIN Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT
COL@HOU German Marquez SP | COL START Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
LAA@SD Jaime Barria SP | LAA START Brett Kennedy SP | SD SIT
MIA@ATL Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL START
MIL@CHC Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL START Jose Quintana SP | CHC START
NYM@BAL Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT Andrew Cashner SP | BAL START
PIT@MIN Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START
SEA@OAK James Paxton SP | SEA START Mike Fiers SP | OAK START
SF@LAD Andrew Suarez SP | SF SIT Alex Wood SP | LAD START
TB@NYY TBA TBD J.A. Happ SP | NYY START
TOR@KC Ryan Borucki RP | TOR START Heath Fillmyer SP | KC SIT
WAS@STL Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START John Gant RP | STL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/15/18) - WEDNESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@PHI Brian Johnson SP | BOS SIT Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START
CHW@DET Carlos Rodon SP | CHW START Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT
CLE@CIN Shane Bieber SP | CLE START Robert Stephenson RP | CIN SIT
COL@HOU Tyler Anderson SP | COL START Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START
LAA@SD Felix Pena RP | LAA SIT Robbie Erlin SP | SD SIT
MIA@ATL Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT Kevin Gausman SP | ATL START
MIL@CHC Junior Guerra SP | MIL START Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
NYM@BAL Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START
PIT@MIN Chris Archer SP | PIT START Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
SEA@OAK Mike Leake SP | SEA START Brett Anderson SP | OAK SIT
SF@LAD Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD START
TB@NYY Blake Snell SP | TB START Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
TOR@KC Marco Estrada SP | TOR START Burch Smith SP | KC SIT
WAS@STL Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START Austin Gomber SP | STL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/16/18) - THURSDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Clay Buchholz SP | ARI START Jacob Nix SP | SD SIT
CHC@PIT Jon Lester SP | CHC SIT Ivan Nova SP | PIT START
COL@ATL Jon Gray SP | COL START Julio Teheran SP | ATL START
DET@MIN Francisco Liriano RP | DET SIT Ervin Santana SP | MIN SIT
LAA@TEX Taylor Cole RP | LAA SIT Ariel Jurado SP | TEX SIT
NYM@PHI Corey Oswalt P | NYM SIT Ranger Suarez SP | PHI SIT
NYM@PHI Steven Matz P | NYM SIT Zach Eflin SP | PHI START
TB@NYY Blake Snell SP | TB START Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
TOR@KC Sam Gaviglio SP | TOR SIT Glenn Sparkman SP | KC SIT
WAS@STL Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Luke Weaver SP | STL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/17/18) - FRIDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Robbie Ray SP | ARI START Joey Lucchesi SP | SD START
BAL@CLE David Hess SP | BAL SIT Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
CHC@PIT Cole Hamels SP | CHC START Trevor Williams SP | PIT SIT
COL@ATL Kyle Freeland SP | COL START Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START
DET@MIN Matthew Boyd SP | DET START Kyle Gibson SP | MIN START
HOU@OAK Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Edwin Jackson SP | OAK START
KC@CHW Jake Junis SP | KC SIT James Shields SP | CHW START
LAA@TEX TBA TBD Mike Minor RP | TEX SIT
LAD@SEA Walker Buehler RP | LAD START Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT
MIA@WAS Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
MIL@STL Freddy Peralta SP | MIL SIT Jack Flaherty SP | STL START
NYM@PHI Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
SF@CIN Dereck Rodriguez SP | SF START Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN START
TB@BOS Tyler Glasnow SP | TB SIT Brian Johnson SP | BOS SIT
TOR@NYY Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT Lance Lynn SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/18/18) - SATURDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Zack Godley SP | ARI START Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
BAL@CLE Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Adam Plutko SP | CLE SIT
CHC@PIT Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT Joe Musgrove RP | PIT START
COL@ATL Antonio Senzatela SP | COL SIT Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
DET@MIN Artie Lewicki RP | DET SIT Kohl Stewart SP | MIN SIT
HOU@OAK Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
KC@CHW Brad Keller SP | KC SIT Dylan Covey SP | CHW START
LAA@TEX Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Drew Hutchison RP | TEX SIT
LAD@SEA Rich Hill SP | LAD START Erasmo Ramirez SP | SEA SIT
MIA@WAS Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Tommy Milone SP | WAS SIT
MIL@STL Wade Miley SP | MIL SIT Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
NYM@PHI Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START
SF@CIN Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START Matt Harvey SP | CIN SIT
TB@BOS TBA TBD David Price SP | BOS START
TOR@NYY Sean Reid-Foley SP | TOR SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (8/19/18) - SUNDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Brett Kennedy SP | SD SIT
BAL@CLE Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
CHC@PIT Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
COL@ATL German Marquez SP | COL START Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL START
DET@MIN Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START
HOU@OAK Justin Verlander SP | HOU START Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
KC@CHW Heath Fillmyer SP | KC SIT Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START
LAA@TEX Jaime Barria SP | LAA SIT Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT
LAD@SEA Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START
MIA@WAS Pablo Lopez P | MIA SIT Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
MIL@STL Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT John Gant RP | STL SIT
NYM@PHI Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START
SF@CIN Andrew Suarez SP | SF SIT Luis Castillo SP | CIN SIT
TB@BOS TBA TBD Chris Sale SP | BOS START
TOR@NYY Ryan Borucki RP | TOR SIT J.A. Happ SP | NYY START

 

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