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Week 5 Starts & Sits - All Starting Pitcher Matchups

Brandon Woodruff - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

There are new starters popping up everywhere as other starters are falling by the wayside. You've got every opportunity to stream a few solid pitchers until you find a starter that has longevity to help your team towards a championship. As always, do a little research and give your best effort when making decisions. Welcome back everyone to our starting pitcher starts/sits column for Week 5. We are thrilled to be publishing this article, finally! RotoBaller is back again this year with our weekly starting pitcher matchups and recommendations. In case you missed it, this is our ninth 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 -- April 26th through May 2nd -- which will be updated as rotations are announced and modified. This column will make continuous adjustments for any postponements or rotation shuffles, reflecting official beat writer speculation for as many unconfirmed rotation slots as possible.

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 is 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 outlook against lefties and righties, 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.

Each player will be valued with a Start/Sit recommendation. Additionally, you'll see a color-coded score behind the recommendation. Green and Red provide a strong vote of confidence in starting or sitting that player. Yellow identifies players that are on the fence in this writer's mind, but leaning either Start or Sit. You could determine your level of risk and make your own decisions.

Legend:

  • The players in italics are the ones set for two-start weeks
  • Openers will have an asterisk if no "true" starter is announced by team beat writers
  • Players that are grayed out are currently just projected starters, not confirmed

This chart is updated daily as more rotations/starters are announced. This also includes any postponements due to weather, COVID, etc.




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