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Week 25 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups


By Skoch3 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia CommonsWhat’s up RotoBallers, hopefully your team is still in the chase as we continue heading down the fantasy baseball home stretch. Below are all of the starting pitching matchups for Week 25. 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 there are plenty of rock solid two-start pitchers going (Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Marcus Stroman, Hisashi Iwakuma, Jacob deGrom, Matt Shoemaker, Corey Kluber, Johnny Cueto). And as always, there are some viable starting pitcher sleepers and streamers to consider off the waiver wire (Edinson VolquezKyle HendricksJames PaxtonCarlos Carrasco, Jose Quintana), 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 9/15:

Probable Pitchers - Monday (9/15/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
CHW@KC Danks, John SP | CHW Sit Shields, James SP | KC Start
CIN@CHC Simon, Alfredo RP | CIN Sit Wood, Travis SP | CHC Sit
CLE@HOU McAllister, Zach SP | CLE Sit McHugh, Collin SP | HOU Start
DET@MIN Scherzer, Max SP | DET Start Swarzak, Anthony RP | MIN Sit
LAD@COL Hernandez, Roberto SP | LAD Sit Bergman, Christian SP | COL Sit
MIA@NYM Cosart, Jarred SP | MIA Start deGrom, Jacob SP | NYM Start
NYY@TB Capuano, Chris SP | NYY Sit Colome, Alex SP | TB Sit
PHI@SD Williams, Jerome SP | PHI Sit Cashner, Andrew SP | SD Start
SEA@LAA Iwakuma, Hisashi SP | SEA Start Shoemaker, Matt SP | LAA Start
SF@ARI Vogelsong, Ryan SP | SF Start Miley, Wade SP | ARI Start
TOR@BAL Stroman, Marcus SP | TOR Start Chen, Wei-Yin SP | BAL Start
WAS@ATL Strasburg, Stephen SP | WAS Start Santana, Ervin SP | ATL Sit

Probable Pitchers - Tuesday (9/16/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
BOS@PIT Ranaudo, Anthony SP | BOS Sit Morton, Charlie SP | PIT Sit
CHW@KC Bassitt, Chris SP | CHW Sit Hendriks, Liam SP | KC Sit
CIN@CHC Cueto, Johnny SP | CIN Start Arrieta, Jake SP | CHC Start
CLE@HOU Kluber, Corey SP | CLE Start Tropeano, Nick SP | HOU Sit
DET@MIN Porcello, Rick SP | DET Start Nolasco, Ricky SP | MIN Sit
LAD@COL Haren, Dan SP | LAD Start Matzek, Tyler SP | COL Start
MIA@NYM Eovaldi, Nathan SP | MIA Sit Colon, Bartolo SP | NYM Sit
MIL@STL Peralta, Wily SP | MIL Start Lynn, Lance SP | STL Start
NYY@TB Pineda, Michael SP | NYY Start Odorizzi, Jake SP | TB Start
PHI@SD Burnett, A.J. SP | PHI Sit Kennedy, Ian SP | SD Sit
SEA@LAA Elias, Roenis SP | SEA Start Rasmus, Cory RP | LAA Sit
SF@ARI Peavy, Jake SP | SF Start Collmenter, Josh RP | ARI Start
TEX@OAK Tepesch, Nick SP | TEX Sit Kazmir, Scott SP | OAK Start
TOR@BAL Hutchison, Drew SP | TOR Start Jimenez, Ubaldo SP | BAL Sit
WAS@ATL Roark, Tanner SP | WAS Start Harang, Aaron SP | ATL Start

Probable Pitchers - Wednesday (9/17/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
BOS@PIT Buchholz, Clay SP | BOS Start Liriano, Francisco SP | PIT Start
CHW@KC Sale, Chris SP | CHW Start Ventura, Yordano SP | KC Start
CIN@CHC Corcino, Daniel SP | CIN Sit Hendricks, Kyle SP | CHC Start
CLE@HOU Carrasco, Carlos SP | CLE Start Oberholtzer, Brett SP | HOU Sit
DET@MIN Price, David SP | DET Start Gibson, Kyle SP | MIN Sit
LAD@COL TBD TBD De La Rosa, Jorge SP | COL Sit
MIA@NYM Alvarez, Henderson SP | MIA Start Gee, Dillon SP | NYM Start
MIL@STL Fiers, Mike RP | MIL Start Wainwright, Adam SP | STL Start
NYY@TB McCarthy, Brandon SP | NYY Start Cobb, Alex SP | TB Start
PHI@SD Hamels, Cole SP | PHI Start Stults, Eric SP | SD Sit
SEA@LAA Paxton, James SP | SEA Start Wilson, C.J. SP | LAA Start
SF@ARI Bumgarner, Madison SP | SF Start Delgado, Randall SP | ARI Sit
TEX@OAK Holland, Derek SP | TEX Sit Samardzija, Jeff SP | OAK Start
TOR@BAL Happ, J.A. SP | TOR Sit Norris, Bud SP | BAL Start
WAS@ATL Gonzalez, Gio SP | WAS Start Wood, Alex RP | ATL Start

Probable Pitchers - Thursday (9/18/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@COL Nuno, Vidal SP | ARI Sit Morales, Franklin RP | COL Sit
BOS@PIT Workman, Brandon RP | BOS Sit Cole, Gerrit SP | PIT Start
CLE@HOU Salazar, Danny SP | CLE Start Feldman, Scott SP | HOU Sit
LAD@CHC Greinke, Zack SP | LAD Start Wada, Tsuyoshi SP | CHC Sit
MIL@STL Lohse, Kyle SP | MIL Sit Miller, Shelby SP | STL Start
PHI@SD Kendrick, Kyle SP | PHI Sit Ross, Tyson RP | SD Start
SEA@LAA Hernandez, Felix SP | SEA Start Weaver, Jered SP | LAA Start
TEX@OAK Martinez, Nick P | TEX Sit Gray, Sonny SP | OAK Start
TOR@NYY Dickey, R.A. SP | TOR Sit Greene, Shane SP | NYY Start
WAS@MIA Fister, Doug SP | WAS Start Hand, Brad RP | MIA Sit

Probable Pitchers - Friday (9/19/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@COL Anderson, Chase SP | ARI Start Lyles, Jordan SP | COL Sit
BOS@BAL Webster, Allen SP | BOS Sit Gausman, Kevin RP | BAL Start
CHW@TB Quintana, Jose SP | CHW Start Karns, Nathan SP | TB Sit
CIN@STL Holmberg, David SP | CIN Sit TBD TBD
CLE@MIN Bauer, Trevor SP | CLE Start Hughes, Phil SP | MIN Start
DET@KC Lobstein, Kyle SP | DET Sit Guthrie, Jeremy SP | KC Sit
LAD@CHC Kershaw, Clayton SP | LAD Start Doubront, Felix SP | CHC Start
MIL@PIT Gallardo, Yovani SP | MIL Start Locke, Jeff SP | PIT Sit
NYM@ATL Wheeler, Zack SP | NYM Start Teheran, Julio SP | ATL Start
PHI@OAK Buchanan, David SP | PHI Sit Hammel, Jason SP | OAK Start
SEA@HOU Young, Chris SP | SEA Start Peacock, Brad SP | HOU Start
SF@SD Hudson, Tim SP | SF Sit Despaigne, Odrisamer SP | SD Sit
TEX@LAA Baker, Scott SP | TEX Sit Santiago, Hector SP | LAA Start
TOR@NYY Buehrle, Mark SP | TOR Sit Kuroda, Hiroki SP | NYY Start
WAS@MIA Zimmermann, Jordan SP | WAS Start Koehler, Tom SP | MIA Start

Probable Pitchers - Saturday (9/20/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@COL Cahill, Trevor SP | ARI Sit Bergman, Christian SP | COL Sit
BOS@BAL De La Rosa, Rubby RP | BOS Sit Gonzalez, Miguel SP | BAL Sit
CHW@TB Carroll, Scott SP | CHW Sit Hellickson, Jeremy SP | TB Start
CIN@STL Leake, Mike SP | CIN Start TBD TBD
CLE@MIN House, T.J. SP | CLE Start Darnell, Logan SP | MIN Sit
DET@KC Verlander, Justin SP | DET Sit Vargas, Jason SP | KC Sit
LAD@CHC Hernandez, Roberto SP | LAD Sit Turner, Jacob SP | CHC Sit
MIL@PIT Garza, Matt SP | MIL Start Volquez, Edinson SP | PIT Start
NYM@ATL Niese, Jonathon SP | NYM Start Minor, Mike SP | ATL Sit
PHI@OAK Williams, Jerome SP | PHI Sit Lester, Jon SP | OAK Start
SEA@HOU Iwakuma, Hisashi SP | SEA Start Keuchel, Dallas SP | HOU Start
SF@SD Petit, Yusmeiro SP | SF Start Cashner, Andrew SP | SD Start
TEX@LAA Lewis, Colby SP | TEX Sit Shoemaker, Matt SP | LAA Start
TOR@NYY Stroman, Marcus SP | TOR Start Capuano, Chris SP | NYY Sit
WAS@MIA Strasburg, Stephen SP | WAS Start Cosart, Jarred SP | MIA Start

Probable Pitchers - Sunday (9/21/14)

Game Visiting Starter Start / Sit Home Starter Start / Sit
ARI@COL Miley, Wade SP | ARI Start Matzek, Tyler SP | COL Start
BOS@BAL Kelly, Joe RP | BOS Sit Tillman, Chris SP | BAL Start
CHW@TB Noesi, Hector RP | CHW Sit Archer, Chris SP | TB Start
CIN@STL Simon, Alfredo RP | CIN Sit Lynn, Lance SP | STL Start
CLE@MIN Kluber, Corey SP | CLE Start May, Trevor SP | MIN Sit
DET@KC Scherzer, Max SP | DET Start Shields, James SP | KC Start
LAD@CHC Haren, Dan SP | LAD Start Wood, Travis SP | CHC Sit
MIL@PIT Peralta, Wily SP | MIL Start Morton, Charlie SP | PIT Sit
NYM@ATL deGrom, Jacob SP | NYM Start Santana, Ervin SP | ATL Sit
PHI@OAK Burnett, A.J. SP | PHI Sit Kazmir, Scott SP | OAK Start
SEA@HOU Elias, Roenis SP | SEA Start McHugh, Collin SP | HOU Start
SF@SD Vogelsong, Ryan SP | SF Start Kennedy, Ian SP | SD Sit
TEX@LAA Tepesch, Nick SP | TEX Sit Rasmus, Cory RP | LAA Sit
TOR@NYY Hutchison, Drew SP | TOR Start Pineda, Michael SP | NYY Start
WAS@MIA Roark, Tanner SP | WAS Start Eovaldi, Nathan SP | MIA Sit

 

 




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