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Week 22 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


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Chrisjnelson at the English language Wikipedia [CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsWhat’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we start heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 22. 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.

This week we have some nice two-start pitchers going (Bumgarner, Cueto, Wood, Shields, Hamels, Cobb, Duffy, Shoemaker, Lynn). And as always, there are some viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Wada, Paxton, Hendricks, Nelson, Worley, Carrasco, Liriano, Santana, McHugh, Hellickson, Eovaldi), depending on your league size and format including AL-Only and NL-Only leagues.

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 all of the pitching performances thus far this season, 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.

Good luck this week RotoBallers. Let’s win some leagues!

 

SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Editor’s Note: RotoBaller’s fantasy baseball waiver wire pickups list is updated every single day. Our awesome writers bring you analysis on hot or emerging starting pitchers, and also all other fantasy positions. You can also download our waiver wire iPhone app for free, and easily stay updated.

Projected starters and matchups last updated Monday 8/25:

Probable Pitchers - Monday (8/25/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
BOS@TOR Buchholz, Clay SP | BOS Sit Happ, J.A. SP | TOR Sit
COL@SF Matzek, Tyler SP | COL Sit Peavy, Jake SP | SF Start
MIA@LAA Cosart, Jarred SP | MIA Sit LeBlanc, Wade RP | LAA Sit
MIL@SD Lohse, Kyle SP | MIL Sit Stults, Eric SP | SD Sit
NYY@KC Pineda, Michael SP | NYY Start Shields, James SP | KC Start
OAK@HOU Samardzija, Jeff SP | OAK Start Feldman, Scott SP | HOU Sit
STL@PIT Lackey, John SP | STL Sit Liriano, Francisco SP | PIT Start
TB@BAL Odorizzi, Jake SP | TB Start Tillman, Chris SP | BAL Start
TEX@SEA Mikolas, Miles RP | TEX Sit Elias, Roenis SP | SEA Start
WAS@PHI Roark, Tanner SP | WAS Start Burnett, A.J. SP | PHI Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (8/26/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
ATL@NYM Wood, Alex RP | ATL Start Gee, Dillon SP | NYM Start
BOS@TOR De La Rosa, Rubby RP | BOS Sit Dickey, R.A. SP | TOR Sit
CHC@CIN Wood, Travis SP | CHC Sit Cueto, Johnny SP | CIN Start
CLE@CHW House, T.J. SP | CLE Sit Quintana, Jose SP | CHW Start
COL@SF De La Rosa, Jorge SP | COL Sit Bumgarner, Madison SP | SF Start
LAD@ARI Hernandez, Roberto SP | LAD Sit Cahill, Trevor SP | ARI Sit
MIA@LAA Eovaldi, Nathan SP | MIA Start Shoemaker, Matt SP | LAA Start
MIL@SD Nelson, Jimmy RP | MIL Start Ross, Tyson RP | SD Start
MIN@KC Nolasco, Ricky SP | MIN Sit Duffy, Danny SP | KC Start
NYY@DET McCarthy, Brandon SP | NYY Start Porcello, Rick SP | DET Start
OAK@HOU Hammel, Jason SP | OAK Start Keuchel, Dallas SP | HOU Start
STL@PIT Lynn, Lance SP | STL Start Cole, Gerrit SP | PIT Start
TB@BAL Cobb, Alex SP | TB Start Chen, Wei-Yin SP | BAL Start
TEX@SEA Martinez, Nick P | TEX Sit Paxton, James SP | SEA Start
WAS@PHI Gonzalez, Gio SP | WAS Start Hamels, Cole SP | PHI Start

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (8/27/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
ATL@NYM Teheran, Julio SP | ATL Start Wheeler, Zack SP | NYM Start
BOS@TOR Kelly, Joe RP | BOS Sit Stroman, Marcus SP | TOR Sit
CHC@CIN Turner, Jacob SP | CHC Sit Holmberg, David SP | CIN Sit
CLE@CHW Kluber, Corey SP | CLE Start Noesi, Hector RP | CHW Sit
COL@SF Morales, Franklin RP | COL Sit Hudson, Tim SP | SF Start
LAD@ARI Kershaw, Clayton SP | LAD Start Miley, Wade SP | ARI Sit
MIA@LAA Alvarez, Henderson SP | MIA Sit Santiago, Hector SP | LAA Start
MIL@SD Gallardo, Yovani SP | MIL Start Despaigne, Odrisamer SP | SD Sit
MIN@KC Hughes, Phil SP | MIN Start Ventura, Yordano SP | KC Start
NYY@DET Greene, Shane SP | NYY Sit Price, David SP | DET Start
OAK@HOU Pomeranz, Drew SP | OAK Start Peacock, Brad SP | HOU Sit
STL@PIT Wainwright, Adam SP | STL Start Locke, Jeff SP | PIT Sit
TB@BAL Smyly, Drew RP | TB Start Gausman, Kevin RP | BAL Start
TEX@SEA Lewis, Colby SP | TEX Sit Hernandez, Felix SP | SEA Start
WAS@PHI Fister, Doug SP | WAS Start Kendrick, Kyle SP | PHI Sit

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (8/28/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
ATL@NYM Minor, Mike SP | ATL Start Niese, Jonathon SP | NYM Start
CHC@CIN Arrieta, Jake SP | CHC Start Latos, Mat SP | CIN Start
CLE@CHW Carrasco, Carlos SP | CLE Start Danks, John SP | CHW Sit
COL@SF Lyles, Jordan SP | COL Sit Lincecum, Tim SP | SF Sit
MIN@KC Milone, Tommy SP | MIN Sit Guthrie, Jeremy SP | KC Sit
NYY@DET Kuroda, Hiroki SP | NYY Sit Verlander, Justin SP | DET Sit
OAK@LAA Gray, Sonny SP | OAK Start Wilson, C.J. SP | LAA Sit
TB@BAL Hellickson, Jeremy SP | TB Start Norris, Bud SP | BAL Sit
TEX@HOU Tepesch, Nick SP | TEX Sit McHugh, Collin SP | HOU Start

Probable Pitchers - Friday (8/29/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
BOS@TB Ranaudo, Anthony SP | BOS Sit Archer, Chris SP | TB Start
CHC@STL Hendricks, Kyle SP | CHC Start Miller, Shelby SP | STL Sit
CIN@PIT Leake, Mike SP | CIN Start Volquez, Edinson SP | PIT Start
CLE@KC Salazar, Danny SP | CLE Start Vargas, Jason SP | KC Sit
COL@ARI Bergman, Christian SP | COL Sit Collmenter, Josh RP | ARI Sit
DET@CHW Scherzer, Max SP | DET Start Carroll, Scott SP | CHW Sit
LAD@SD Haren, Dan SP | LAD Sit Cashner, Andrew SP | SD Start
MIA@ATL Koehler, Tom SP | MIA Sit Santana, Ervin SP | ATL Start
MIL@SF Peralta, Wily SP | MIL Start Vogelsong, Ryan SP | SF Start
MIN@BAL May, Trevor SP | MIN Sit Gonzalez, Miguel SP | BAL Sit
NYY@TOR Capuano, Chris SP | NYY Sit Buehrle, Mark SP | TOR Sit
OAK@LAA Lester, Jon SP | OAK Start Weaver, Jered SP | LAA Start
PHI@NYM Buchanan, David SP | PHI Sit deGrom, Jacob SP | NYM Start
TEX@HOU TBD TBD Oberholtzer, Brett SP | HOU Sit
WAS@SEA Zimmermann, Jordan SP | WAS Start Young, Chris SP | SEA Start

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (8/30/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
BOS@TB Webster, Allen SP | BOS Sit Odorizzi, Jake SP | TB Start
CHC@STL Wada, Tsuyoshi SP | CHC Start Masterson, Justin SP | STL Sit
CIN@PIT Simon, Alfredo RP | CIN Sit Worley, Vance SP | PIT Start
CLE@KC Bauer, Trevor SP | CLE Sit Shields, James SP | KC Start
COL@ARI Matzek, Tyler SP | COL Sit Nuno, Vidal SP | ARI Sit
DET@CHW TBD TBD Sale, Chris SP | CHW Start
LAD@SD Greinke, Zack SP | LAD Start Kennedy, Ian SP | SD Start
MIA@ATL Hand, Brad RP | MIA Sit Harang, Aaron SP | ATL Sit
MIL@SF Fiers, Mike RP | MIL Start Peavy, Jake SP | SF Sit
MIN@BAL Gibson, Kyle SP | MIN Sit Tillman, Chris SP | BAL Start
NYY@TOR Pineda, Michael SP | NYY Start Hutchison, Drew SP | TOR Sit
OAK@LAA Kazmir, Scott SP | OAK Start TBD TBD
PHI@NYM Williams, Jerome SP | PHI Sit Colon, Bartolo SP | NYM Start
TEX@HOU Mikolas, Miles RP | TEX Sit Feldman, Scott SP | HOU Sit
WAS@SEA Strasburg, Stephen SP | WAS Start Iwakuma, Hisashi SP | SEA Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (8/31/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start/ Sit Home Starter Start/ Sit
BOS@TB Buchholz, Clay SP | BOS Sit Cobb, Alex SP | TB Start
CHC@STL Turner, Jacob SP | CHC Sit Lynn, Lance SP | STL Start
CIN@PIT Cueto, Johnny SP | CIN Start Liriano, Francisco SP | PIT Start
CLE@KC House, T.J. SP | CLE Sit Duffy, Danny SP | KC Start
COL@ARI De La Rosa, Jorge SP | COL Sit Anderson, Chase SP | ARI Sit
DET@CHW Price, David SP | DET Start Noesi, Hector RP | CHW Sit
LAD@SD Correia, Kevin SP | LAD Sit Stults, Eric SP | SD Sit
MIA@ATL Cosart, Jarred SP | MIA Sit Wood, Alex RP | ATL Start
MIL@SF Lohse, Kyle SP | MIL Start Bumgarner, Madison SP | SF Start
MIN@BAL Nolasco, Ricky SP | MIN Sit Chen, Wei-Yin SP | BAL Start
NYY@TOR McCarthy, Brandon SP | NYY Start Happ, J.A. SP | TOR Sit
OAK@LAA Samardzija, Jeff SP | OAK Start Shoemaker, Matt SP | LAA Start
PHI@NYM Burnett, A.J. SP | PHI Sit Gee, Dillon SP | NYM Start
TEX@HOU Martinez, Nick P | TEX Sit Keuchel, Dallas SP | HOU Start
WAS@SEA Roark, Tanner SP | WAS Start Elias, Roenis SP | SEA Start



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