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Week 25 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers


You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 25! 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 25, 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 - MONDAY (9/17/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
CHC@ARI Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
CIN@MIL Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN SIT Wade Miley SP | MIL START
COL@LAD Jon Gray SP | COL SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD START
KC@PIT Brad Keller SP | KC START Joe Musgrove RP | PIT START
MIN@DET Gabriel Moya RP | MIN SIT Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET START
NYM@PHI Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START
SEA@HOU Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT Framber Valdez RP | HOU SIT
SF@SD Andrew Suarez SP | SF START Bryan Mitchell RP | SD SIT
STL@ATL Miles Mikolas SP | STL START Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
TB@TEX Tyler Glasnow SP | TB START Adrian Sampson SP | TEX SIT
TOR@BAL Ryan Borucki RP | TOR START Sean Gilmartin SP | BAL SIT
WAS@MIA Erick Fedde SP | WAS START Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - TUESDAY (9/18/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@NYY Nathan Eovaldi SP | BOS SIT J.A. Happ SP | NYY START
CHC@ARI Mike Montgomery RP | CHC SIT Matt Andriese SP | ARI SIT
CHW@CLE Carlos Rodon SP | CHW START Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
CIN@MIL Michael Lorenzen RP | CIN SIT Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT
COL@LAD Kyle Freeland SP | COL START Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START
KC@PIT Eric Skoglund SP | KC SIT Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
LAA@OAK Tyler Skaggs RP | LAA SIT Liam Hendriks RP | OAK SIT
MIN@DET Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START Daniel Norris SP | DET SIT
NYM@PHI Steven Matz SP | NYM START Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
SEA@HOU Mike Leake SP | SEA SIT Josh James SP | HOU SIT
SF@SD Derek Holland SP | SF START Joey Lucchesi SP | SD START
STL@ATL Austin Gomber SP | STL SIT Anibal Sanchez SP | ATL START
TB@TEX Blake Snell SP | TB START Yovani Gallardo SP | TEX SIT
TOR@BAL Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START Dylan Bundy SP | BAL SIT
WAS@MIA Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Sandy Alcantara RP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - WEDNESDAY (9/19/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@NYY David Price SP | BOS SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
CHC@ARI Cole Hamels SP | CHC START Robbie Ray SP | ARI START
CHW@CLE Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
CIN@MIL Matt Harvey SP | CIN START Gio Gonzalez SP | MIL START
COL@LAD Tyler Anderson SP | COL START Walker Buehler RP | LAD START
KC@PIT Heath Fillmyer SP | KC SIT Chris Archer SP | PIT START
LAA@OAK Felix Pena SP | LAA SIT Brett Anderson SP | OAK SIT
MIN@DET Gabriel Moya SP | MIN SIT Spencer Turnbull SP | DET SIT
NYM@PHI Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT
SEA@HOU Matt Festa SP | SEA SIT Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START
SF@SD Chris Stratton SP | SF SIT Robbie Erlin SP | SD SIT
STL@ATL Jack Flaherty SP | STL START Touki Toussaint SP | ATL START
TB@TEX Diego Castillo RP | TB SIT Yohander Mendez RP | TEX SIT
TOR@BAL Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT Jimmy Yacabonis RP | BAL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - THURSDAY (9/20/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BOS@NYY Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
CHW@CLE James Shields SP | CHW SIT Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT
CIN@MIA Cody Reed RP | CIN SIT Sandy Alcantara RP | MIA START
KC@DET Jorge Lopez RP | KC SIT Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
LAA@OAK Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA SIT Edwin Jackson SP | OAK SIT
NYM@WAS Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
PHI@ATL Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT Kevin Gausman SP | ATL START
TB@TOR TBA TBD Sean Reid-Foley SP | TOR SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - FRIDAY (9/21/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Yefry Ramirez RP | BAL SIT CC Sabathia SP | NYY START
BOS@CLE Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
CHC@CHW Jon Lester SP | CHC START Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START
CIN@MIA Luis Castillo SP | CIN START Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT
COL@ARI German Marquez SP | COL START Zack Godley SP | ARI SIT
KC@DET Ian Kennedy SP | KC START Francisco Liriano RP | DET START
LAA@HOU Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
MIL@PIT Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT Ivan Nova SP | PIT START
MIN@OAK Chase De Jong SP | MIN SIT Trevor Cahill SP | OAK SIT
NYM@WAS Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Joe Ross SP | WAS START
PHI@ATL Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT Julio Teheran SP | ATL START
SD@LAD Eric Lauer SP | SD SIT Rich Hill SP | LAD START
SEA@TEX Erasmo Ramirez SP | SEA SIT Ariel Jurado SP | TEX SIT
SF@STL Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START John Gant RP | STL SIT
TB@TOR TBA TBD Thomas Pannone P | TOR SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SATURDAY (9/22/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Lance Lynn SP | NYY START
BOS@CLE Chris Sale SP | BOS START Shane Bieber SP | CLE SIT
CHC@CHW Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT
CIN@MIA Anthony DeSclafani SP | CIN START Jose Urena SP | MIA START
COL@ARI Antonio Senzatela SP | COL SIT Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
KC@DET Jake Junis SP | KC START Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET START
LAA@HOU Jaime Barria SP | LAA SIT Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
MIL@PIT Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT Trevor Williams SP | PIT START
MIN@OAK Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT Mike Fiers SP | OAK START
NYM@WAS Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
PHI@ATL Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Sean Newcomb SP | ATL SIT
SD@LAD Jacob Nix SP | SD SIT Ross Stripling RP | LAD SIT
SEA@TEX Marco Gonzales SP | SEA SIT Mike Minor RP | TEX START
SF@STL Dereck Rodriguez SP | SF START Adam Wainwright SP | STL SIT
TB@TOR Tyler Glasnow SP | TB START Ryan Borucki RP | TOR START
PROBABLE PITCHERS - SUNDAY (9/23/18)
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@NYY Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT J.A. Happ SP | NYY START
BOS@CLE Nathan Eovaldi SP | BOS SIT Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
CHC@CHW Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC SIT Carlos Rodon SP | CHW START
CIN@MIA TBA TBD Trevor Richards SP | MIA SIT
COL@ARI Jon Gray SP | COL SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
KC@DET Brad Keller SP | KC START Daniel Norris SP | DET SIT
LAA@HOU Felix Pena RP | LAA START Framber Valdez RP | HOU SIT
MIL@PIT Wade Miley SP | MIL START Joe Musgrove RP | PIT SIT
MIN@OAK Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START TBA TBD
NYM@WAS Steven Matz SP | NYM START Erick Fedde SP | WAS START
PHI@ATL Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
SD@LAD Bryan Mitchell RP | SD SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD START
SEA@TEX Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA START Adrian Sampson SP | TEX SIT
SF@STL Andrew Suarez SP | SF START Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
TB@TOR Blake Snell SP | TB START Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START

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