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You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 23! 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 23, 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 (9/3/18) - MONDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@SEA Josh Rogers RP | BAL SIT Erasmo Ramirez SP | SEA SIT
BOS@ATL Nathan Eovaldi SP | BOS SIT Touki Toussaint SP | ATL SIT
CHC@MIL Cole Hamels SP | CHC START Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT
CIN@PIT Matt Harvey SP | CIN START Trevor Williams SP | PIT START
DET@CHW Michael Fulmer SP | DET SIT Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START
KC@CLE Jake Junis SP | KC START Adam Plutko SP | CLE SIT
LAA@TEX Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA SIT Jeffrey Springs RP | TEX SIT
MIN@HOU Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START
NYM@LAD Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Alex Wood SP | LAD START
NYY@OAK CC Sabathia SP | NYY START Trevor Cahill SP | OAK SIT
PHI@MIA Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
SD@ARI Bryan Mitchell RP | SD SIT Zack Godley SP | ARI START
SF@COL Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT
STL@WAS Jack Flaherty SP | STL START Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
TB@TOR Ryne Stanek RP | TB SIT Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (9/4/18) - TUESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@SEA Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA START
BOS@ATL Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START
CHC@MIL Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT Wade Miley SP | MIL START
CIN@PIT Cody Reed RP | CIN SIT Joe Musgrove RP | PIT SIT
DET@CHW Francisco Liriano RP | DET SIT Lucas Giolito SP | CHW START
KC@CLE Danny Duffy SP | KC SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
LAA@TEX Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Mike Minor RP | TEX START
MIN@HOU Trevor May RP | MIN SIT Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
NYM@LAD Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT Rich Hill SP | LAD START
NYY@OAK J.A. Happ SP | NYY START Liam Hendriks RP | OAK SIT
PHI@MIA Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT
SD@ARI Joey Lucchesi SP | SD START Robbie Ray SP | ARI START
SF@COL Dereck Rodriguez SP | SF START German Marquez SP | COL START
STL@WAS John Gant SP | STL START Erick Fedde SP | WAS SIT
TB@TOR Ryne Stanek RP | TB SIT Ryan Borucki RP | TOR SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (9/5/18) - WEDNESDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@SEA Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT Mike Leake SP | SEA START
BOS@ATL Hector Velasquez RP | BOS SIT Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
CHC@MIL Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL START
CIN@PIT Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
DET@CHW Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET START Michael Kopech SP | CHW START
KC@CLE Brad Keller SP | KC SIT Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
LAA@TEX Jaime Barria SP | LAA SIT Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT
MIN@HOU Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN SIT Framber Valdez RP | HOU SIT
NYM@LAD Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD START
NYY@OAK Luis Severino SP | NYY START Mike Fiers SP | OAK START
PHI@MIA Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT Sandy Alcantara RP | MIA SIT
SF@COL Andrew Suarez SP | SF START Antonio Senzatela SP | COL SIT
STL@WAS Miles Mikolas RP | STL START Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
TB@TOR Tyler Glasnow SP | TB START Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (9/6/18) - THURSDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL SIT Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
CHC@WAS Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START
CLE@TOR Shane Bieber SP | CLE START Sam Gavivlio SP | TOR SIT
SD@CIN Eric Lauer SP | SD SIT Luis Castillo SP | CIN START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (9/7/18) - FRIDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Kevin Gausman SP | ATL START Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
BAL@TB Dylan Bundy SP | BAL SIT Blake Snell SP | TB START
CHC@WAS Jon Lester SP | CHC START Jefry Rodriguez SP | WAS SIT
CLE@TOR Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT
HOU@BOS Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START David Price SP | BOS START
KC@MIN Heath Fillmyer SP | KC SIT Stephen Gonsalves SP | MIN SIT
LAA@CHW Felix Pena RP | LAA SIT Carlos Rodon SP | CHW START
LAD@COL Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Jon Gray SP | COL START
MIA@PIT Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Chris Archer SP | PIT START
NYY@SEA Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START James Paxton SP | SEA START
PHI@NYM Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Steven Matz SP | NYM START
SD@CIN Brett Kennedy SP | SD SIT Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN START
SF@MIL Derek Holland SP | SF START Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT
STL@DET Austin Gomber SP | STL SIT Daniel Norris SP | DET SIT
TEX@OAK Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX SIT Liam Hendriks SP | OAK SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (9/8/18) - SATURDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Julio Teheran SP | ATL SIT Clay Buchholz SP | ARI START
BAL@TB David Hess P | BAL SIT Diego Castillo RP | TB SIT
CHC@WAS Jaime Garcia SP | CHC SIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
CHC@WAS Cole Hamels SP | CHC START Jefry Rodriguez SP | WAS SIT
CLE@TOR Adam Plutko SP | CLE SIT Sean Redi-Foley P | TOR SIT
HOU@BOS Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START
KC@MIN Jorge Lopez RP | KC SIT Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
LAA@CHW Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA SIT James Shields SP | CHW SIT
LAD@COL Walker Buehler RP | LAD START Kyle Freeland SP | COL START
MIA@PIT Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Ivan Nova SP | PIT START
NYY@SEA Lance Lynn SP | NYY SIT Felix Hernandez SP | SEA SIT
PHI@NYM Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START
SD@CIN Robbie Erlin SP | SD SIT Matt Harvey SP | CIN START
SF@MIL Chris Stratton SP | SF START Gio Gonazalez SP | MIL SIT
STL@DET Jack Flaherty SP | STL START Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
TEX@OAK Yohander Mendez SP | TEX SIT Edwin Jackson SP | OAK START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (9/9/18) - SUNDAY
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@ARI Touki Toussaint SP | ATL START Robbie Ray SP | ARI START
BAL@TB Josh Rogers RP | BAL SIT TBA TBD
CHC@WAS Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT Erick Fedde SP | WAS SIT
CLE@TOR Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START Thomas Pannone RP | TOR SIT
HOU@BOS Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
KC@MIN TBA TBD TBA TBD
LAA@CHW TBA TBD Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START
LAD@COL Rich Hill SP | LAD START Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT
MIA@PIT Jeff Brigham SP | MIA SIT Trevor Williams SP | PIT START
NYY@SEA CC Sabathia SP | NYY START Erasmo Ramirez SP | SEA SIT
PHI@NYM Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
SD@CIN Jacob Nix RP | SD SIT Tyler Mahle RP | CIN SIT
SF@MIL Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT
STL@DET John Gant SP | STL START Michael Fulmer SP | DET SIT
TEX@OAK Ariel Jurado SP | TEX SIT Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START

 

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