Week 3 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

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What's up RotoBallers? We are back with our weekly starting pitcher matchup recommendations. Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 3, and our recommendation on whether you should start or sit the 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.

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.

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SP Matchups & Start/Sit Recommendations

Note that MLB teams usually shuffle their rotations, so I’ll be updating the matchups throughout the day and week. This is based on 10-14-team league sizes:

PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/17/17) - MONDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ARI@LAD SIT Robbie Ray SP | ARI START Brandon McCarthy SP | LAD
CHW@NYY SIT Derek Holland SP | CHW START Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY
CLE@MIN START Danny Salazar SP | CLE SIT Kyle Gibson SP | MIN
LAA@HOU SIT Jesse Chavez RP | LAA START Charlie Morton SP | HOU
MIA@SEA SIT Tom Koehler SP | MIA SIT Ariel Miranda SP | SEA
MIL@CHC SIT Chase Anderson SP | MIL START John Lackey SP | CHC
PIT@STL START Ivan Nova SP | PIT START Lance Lynn SP | STL
SD@ATL SIT Jered Weaver SP | SD START Jaime Garcia SP | ATL
TB@BOS SIT Blake Snell SP | TB SIT Steven Wright SP | BOS
TEX@OAK SIT A.J. Griffin SP | TEX START Jharel Cotton SP | OAK
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/18/17) - TUESDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ARI@SD START Shelby Miller SP | ARI SIT Jarred Cosart SP | SD
BAL@CIN START Kevin Gausman SP | BAL SIT Bronson Arroyo SP | CIN
BOS@TOR SIT Brian Johnson SP | BOS START Marcus Stroman SP | TOR
CHW@NYY SIT Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW START Luis Severino SP | NYY
CLE@MIN SIT Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT Phil Hughes SP | MIN
COL@LAD SIT Kyle Freeland SP | COL SIT Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD
DET@TB START Michael Fulmer SP | DET SIT Matt Andriese SP | TB
LAA@HOU SIT Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA SIT Mike Fiers SP | HOU
MIA@SEA SIT Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA
MIL@CHC SIT Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL START Brett Anderson SP | CHC
PHI@NYM SIT Zach Eflin SP | PHI START Zack Wheeler SP | NYM
PIT@STL SIT Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START Mike Leake SP | STL
SF@KC SIT Matt Cain SP | SF SIT Jason Hammel SP | KC
TEX@OAK START Yu Darvish SP | TEX SIT Andrew Triggs RP | OAK
WAS@ATL START Max Scherzer SP | WAS SIT Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/19/17) - WEDNESDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ARI@SD START Zack Greinke SP | ARI SIT Jhoulys Chacin SP | SD
BAL@CIN SIT Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL START Amir Garrett SP | CIN
BOS@TOR START Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Francisco Liriano SP | TOR
CHW@NYY SIT Dylan Covey SP | CHW START Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY
CLE@MIN START Trevor Bauer SP | CLE SIT Adalberto Mejia RP | MIN
COL@LAD SIT Tyler Anderson SP | COL START Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD
DET@TB SIT Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET START Chris Archer SP | TB
LAA@HOU SIT JC Ramirez RP | LAA START Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU
MIA@SEA SIT Edinson Volquez SP | MIA START Felix Hernandez SP | SEA
MIL@CHC SIT Tommy Milone SP | MIL START Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC
PHI@NYM SIT Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT Robert Gsellman SP | NYM
PIT@STL START Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START Michael Wacha SP | STL
SF@KC START Madison Bumgarner SP | SF START Jason Vargas SP | KC
TEX@OAK START Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT Jesse Hahn SP | OAK
WAS@ATL TBD TBD START Julio Teheran SP | ATL
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/20/17) - THURSDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ARI@SD SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI SIT Clayton Richard RP | SD
BAL@CIN SIT Wade Miley SP | BAL SIT Scott Feldman RP | CIN
BOS@TOR START Chris Sale SP | BOS START Marco Estrada SP | TOR
CLE@MIN START Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Ervin Santana SP | MIN
DET@TB START Daniel Norris SP | DET TBD TBD
KC@TEX START Danny Duffy SP | KC SIT Andrew Cashner SP | TEX
LAA@HOU START Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA START Lance McCullers SP | HOU
PHI@NYM START Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM
SEA@OAK START James Paxton SP | SEA START Kendall Graveman SP | OAK
STL@MIL START Carlos Martinez SP | STL SIT Zach Davies SP | MIL
WAS@ATL START Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS SIT R.A. Dickey SP | ATL
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/21/17) - FRIDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ATL@PHI SIT Bartolo Colon SP | ATL START Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI
BOS@BAL START Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS START Dylan Bundy RP | BAL
CHC@CIN START Jake Arrieta SP | CHC TBD TBD
CLE@CHW START Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE SIT Jose Quintana SP | CHW
DET@MIN START Justin Verlander SP | DET START Hector Santiago SP | MIN
HOU@TB START Joe Musgrove SP | HOU START Alex Cobb SP | TB
KC@TEX SIT Nathan Karns SP | KC START Cole Hamels SP | TEX
LAD@ARI SIT Kenta Maeda SP | LAD SIT Taijuan Walker SP | ARI
MIA@SD START Adam Conley SP | MIA SIT Trevor Cahill RP | SD
NYY@PIT START CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT Tyler Glasnow SP | PIT
SEA@OAK SIT Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA START Sean Manaea SP | OAK
SF@COL START Johnny Cueto SP | SF START Tyler Chatwood SP | COL
STL@MIL SIT Adam Wainwright SP | STL SIT Wily Peralta SP | MIL
TOR@LAA TBD TBD SIT Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA
WAS@NYM START Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Jacob deGrom SP | NYM
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/22/17) - SATURDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ATL@PHI START Jaime Garcia SP | ATL START Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI
BOS@BAL SIT Steven Wright SP | BOS TBD TBD
CHC@CIN START Jon Lester SP | CHC SIT Sal Romano SP | CIN
CLE@CHW START Danny Salazar SP | CLE SIT James Shields SP | CHW
DET@MIN SIT Matthew Boyd SP | DET SIT Kyle Gibson SP | MIN
HOU@TB START Charlie Morton SP | HOU SIT Blake Snell SP | TB
KC@TEX SIT Ian Kennedy SP | KC SIT A.J. Griffin SP | TEX
LAD@ARI START Rich Hill SP | LAD SIT Robbie Ray SP | ARI
MIA@SD START Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Jered Weaver SP | SD
NYY@PIT START Michael Pineda SP | NYY START Jameson Taillon SP | PIT
SEA@OAK START Ariel Miranda SP | SEA START Jharel Cotton SP | OAK
SF@COL SIT Matt Moore SP | SF SIT Antonio Senzatela SP | COL
STL@MIL START Lance Lynn SP | STL START Chase Anderson SP | MIL
TOR@LAA TBD TBD START Jesse Chavez RP | LAA
WAS@NYM START Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START Matt Harvey SP | NYM
PROBABLE PITCHERS (4/23/17) - SUNDAY
GAME START/SIT VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER
ATL@PHI START Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL SIT Zach Eflin SP | PHI
BOS@BAL SIT Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS SIT Kevin Gausman SP | BAL
CHC@CIN START John Lackey SP | CHC SIT Bronson Arroyo SP | CIN
CLE@CHW SIT Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT Derek Holland SP | CHW
DET@MIN START Michael Fulmer SP | DET SIT Phil Hughes SP | MIN
HOU@TB SIT Mike Fiers SP | HOU SIT Matt Andriese SP | TB
KC@TEX SIT Jason Hammel SP | KC START Yu Darvish SP | TEX
LAD@ARI START Brandon McCarthy SP | LAD SIT Shelby Miller SP | ARI
MIA@SD SIT Tom Koehler SP | MIA SIT Jarred Cosart SP | SD
NYY@PIT START Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY START Ivan Nova SP | PIT
SEA@OAK SIT Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA START Andrew Triggs RP | OAK
SF@COL SIT Jeff Samardzija SP | SF SIT Kyle Freeland SP | COL
STL@MIL START Mike Leake SP | STL START Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL
TOR@LAA START Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA
WAS@NYM START Max Scherzer SP | WAS SIT Zack Wheeler SP | NYM