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Week 5 Start/Sit Matchups - Starting Pitchers


You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 5! 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 5, which will be updated as rotations are inevitably tweaked.

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 (4/30/18) - MONDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
COL@CHC Kyle Freeland SP | COL SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
KC@BOS Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START
LAD@ARI Ross Stripling RP | LAD SIT Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
MIL@CIN Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL START Brandon Finnegan SP | CIN SIT
NYY@HOU Sonny Gray SP | NYY SIT Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
PHI@MIA Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT
PIT@WAS Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
SD@SF Eric Lauer SP | SD SIT Jeff Samardzija SP | SF SIT
TB@DET Jake Faria SP | TB START Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT
TEX@CLE Cole Hamels SP | TEX START Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START
TOR@MIN Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/1/18) - TUESDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START
BAL@LAA Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Nick Tropeano SP | LAA SIT
CHW@STL James Shields SP | CHW SIT Michael Wacha SP | STL START
COL@CHC Jon Gray SP | COL START Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
KC@BOS Jake Junis SP | KC SIT Chris Sale SP | BOS START
LAD@ARI Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Matt Koch RP | ARI START
MIL@CIN Chase Anderson SP | MIL START Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT
NYY@HOU Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY START Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
OAK@SEA Andrew Triggs SP | OAK START Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START
PHI@MIA Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT Jarlin Garcia RP | MIA START
PIT@WAS Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
SD@SF Tyson Ross SP | SD START Andrew Suarez SP | SF SIT
TB@DET Chris Archer SP | TB SIT Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
TEX@CLE Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
TOR@MIN Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/2/18) - WEDNESDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Julio Teheran SP | ATL START Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
BAL@LAA Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START
CHW@STL Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT Carlos Martinez SP | STL START
COL@CHC Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT Yu Darvish SP | CHC START
KC@BOS Danny Duffy SP | KC SIT Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS START
LAD@ARI Hyun-Jin Ryu SP | LAD START Zack Godley SP | ARI START
MIL@CIN Brent Suter SP | MIL START Luis Castillo SP | CIN SIT
NYY@HOU Luis Severino SP | NYY START Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START
OAK@SEA TBA TBD James Paxton SP | SEA START
PHI@MIA Aaron Nola SP | PHI START Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
PIT@WAS Ivan Nova SP | PIT START Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START
SD@SF Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT Derek Holland SP | SF SIT
TB@DET Blake Snell SP | TB START Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
TEX@CLE TBA TBD Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
TOR@MIN Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT Phil Hughes SP | MIN SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/3/18) - THURSDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@NYM Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START TBA TBD
BAL@LAA Chris Tillman SP | BAL SIT TBA TBD
BOS@TEX David Price SP | BOS START Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT
DET@KC Mike Fiers SP | DET SIT Eric Skoglund SP | KC SIT
LAD@ARI Alex Wood SP | LAD START Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
MIN@CHW Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START
NYY@HOU Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START Lance McCullers SP | HOU START
OAK@SEA Sean Manaea SP | OAK START Erasmo Ramirez SP | SEA SIT
PIT@WAS Trevor Williams SP | PIT START Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START
TOR@CLE Jaime Garcia SP | TOR SIT Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/4/18) - FRIDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@OAK Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT Daniel Mengden SP | OAK SIT
BOS@TEX Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT
CHC@STL Jose Quintana SP | CHC START Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
CLE@NYY Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START CC Sabathia SP | NYY START
COL@NYM German Marquez SP | COL START Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT
DET@KC Francisco Liriano RP | DET START Ian Kennedy SP | KC START
HOU@ARI Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START TBA TBD
LAA@SEA Garrett Richards SP | LAA START Mike Leake SP | SEA SIT
LAD@SD Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START Joey Lucchesi SP | SD START
MIA@CIN Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT
MIN@CHW Jose Berrios SP | MIN START Carson Fulmer SP | CHW SIT
PHI@WAS Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
PIT@MIL Steven Brault RP | PIT SIT Junior Guerra SP | MIL START
SF@ATL Chris Stratton SP | SF START Brandon McCarthy SP | ATL START
TOR@TB J.A. Happ SP | TOR START Yonny Chirinos P | TB SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/5/18) - SATURDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@OAK Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
BOS@TEX Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START Cole Hamels SP | TEX START
CHC@STL Tyler Chatwood SP | CHC START TBA TBD
CLE@NYY Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START Sonny Gray SP | NYY SIT
COL@NYM Chad Bettis SP | COL START Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT
DET@KC Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT Jason Hammel SP | KC START
HOU@ARI Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
LAA@SEA Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START
LAD@SD TBA TBD Bryan Mitchell RP | SD SIT
MIA@CIN Caleb Smith RP | MIA START Tyler Mahle SP | CIN START
MIN@CHW Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT Hector Santiago SP | CHW SIT
PHI@WAS Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
PIT@MIL Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Zach Davies SP | MIL START
SF@ATL Johnny Cueto SP | SF START TBA TBD
TOR@TB Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START TBA TBD
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/6/18) - SUNDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@OAK Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT Andrew Triggs SP | OAK START
BOS@TEX Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS START Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT
CHC@STL Jon Lester SP | CHC START Luke Weaver SP | STL SIT
CLE@NYY Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY START
COL@NYM Kyle Freeland SP | COL SIT Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT
DET@KC Matthew Boyd SP | DET START Jake Junis SP | KC START
HOU@ARI Justin Verlander SP | HOU START Matt Koch RP | ARI SIT
LAA@SEA Nick Tropeano SP | LAA SIT Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START
LAD@SD Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Eric Lauer SP | SD SIT
MIA@CIN Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Brandon Finnegan SP | CIN SIT
MIN@CHW Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT James Shields SP | CHW SIT
PHI@WAS Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
PIT@MIL Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT
SF@ATL Ty Blach SP | SF SIT Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START
TOR@TB Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT Jake Faria SP | TB START

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