Week 5 Start/Sit: MLB Starting Pitcher (SP) Matchups

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Your friendly neighborhood @Roto_Dubs is back with his weekly starting pitcher matchups. Below are the projected starting pitching matchups for Week 5, and will be updated as more starters are announced. 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 (5/1/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@BOS Dylan Bundy RP | BAL START Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
CHW@KC Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT Jason Vargas SP | KC START
CLE@DET Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START Daniel Norris SP | DET SIT
MIL@STL Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT Michael Wacha SP | STL START
NYM@ATL Robert Gsellman SP | NYM SIT Julio Teheran SP | ATL START
PHI@CHC Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT Brett Anderson SP | CHC SIT
PIT@CIN Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START Amir Garrett SP | CIN START
SF@LAD Johnny Cueto SP | SF START Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START
TB@MIA Jake Odorizzi SP | TB START Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT
TEX@HOU Andrew Cashner SP | TEX SIT Lance McCullers SP | HOU START
TOR@NYY Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/2/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@WAS Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START Tanner Roark SP | WAS START
BAL@BOS TBA TBD Chris Sale SP | BOS START
CHW@KC Jose Quintana SP | CHW START Danny Duffy SP | KC START
CLE@DET Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Justin Verlander SP | DET START
COL@SD Tyler Chatwood SP | COL SIT Trevor Cahill RP | SD SIT
LAA@SEA Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA START James Paxton SP | SEA START
MIL@STL Wily Peralta SP | MIL SIT Carlos Martinez SP | STL START
NYM@ATL Matt Harvey SP | NYM START R.A. Dickey SP | ATL SIT
OAK@MIN Sonny Gray SP | OAK SIT Ervin Santana SP | MIN START
PHI@CHC Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
PIT@CIN Tyler Glasnow SP | PIT SIT Scott Feldman RP | CIN START
SF@LAD Matt Moore SP | SF SIT Alex Wood SP | LAD START
TB@MIA Alex Cobb SP | TB START Edinson Volquez SP | MIA SIT
TEX@HOU Cole Hamels SP | TEX START Mike Fiers SP | HOU SIT
TOR@NYY Mat Latos SP | TOR SIT Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/3/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@WAS Robbie Ray SP | ARI SIT Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
BAL@BOS Kevin Gausman SP | BAL SIT Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS START
CHW@KC Mike Pelfrey SP | CHW SIT Nathan Karns SP | KC SIT
CLE@DET Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Matthew Boyd SP | DET SIT
COL@SD Antonio Senzatela SP | COL START Jered Weaver SP | SD SIT
LAA@SEA Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA SIT Hisashi Iwakuma SP | SEA START
MIA@TB Adam Conley SP | MIA SIT Blake Snell SP | TB START
MIL@STL Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT Adam Wainwright SP | STL START
NYM@ATL Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START Bartolo Colon SP | ATL START
OAK@MIN Kendall Graveman SP | OAK SIT Hector Santiago SP | MIN START
PHI@CHC Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI SIT Jake Arrieta SP | CHC START
PIT@CIN Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Rookie Davis SP | CIN SIT
SF@LAD Jeff Samardzija SP | SF SIT Julio Urias SP | LAD START
TEX@HOU A.J. Griffin SP | TEX SIT Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
TOR@NYY Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/4/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@WAS TBA TBD Max Scherzer SP | WAS START
BAL@BOS Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL SIT Steven Wright SP | BOS SIT
CHW@KC Derek Holland SP | CHW START Ian Kennedy SP | KC SIT
CLE@DET Danny Salazar SP | CLE START Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
COL@SD Kyle Freeland SP | COL START Luis Perdomo SP | SD SIT
LAA@SEA Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Ariel Miranda SP | SEA SIT
MIA@TB Dan Straily SP | MIA START Matt Andriese SP | TB START
MIL@STL Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL SIT Lance Lynn SP | STL START
NYM@ATL Zack Wheeler SP | NYM SIT Jaime Garcia SP | ATL START
OAK@MIN TBA TBD Kyle Gibson SP | MIN SIT
PHI@CHC Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT John Lackey SP | CHC START
PIT@CIN Ivan Nova SP | PIT START Tim Adleman SP | CIN SIT
TEX@HOU Yu Darvish SP | TEX START Joe Musgrove SP | HOU SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/5/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@COL Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Tyler Anderson SP | COL SIT
BOS@MIN Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START Phil Hughes SP | MIN SIT
CHW@BAL Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT Wade Miley SP | BAL START
CLE@KC Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT Jason Hammel SP | KC START
DET@OAK Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT Andrew Triggs RP | OAK START
HOU@LAA Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Jesse Chavez RP | LAA SIT
LAD@SD Kenta Maeda SP | LAD START Jhoulys Chacin SP | SD SIT
MIA@NYM Tom Koehler SP | MIA SIT TBA TBD
MIL@PIT Matt Garza SP | MIL SIT Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START
NYY@CHC Michael Pineda SP | NYY SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
SF@CIN Matt Cain SP | SF SIT Bronson Arroyo SP | CIN SIT
STL@ATL Mike Leake SP | STL START Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
TEX@SEA Martin Perez SP | TEX SIT Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA SIT
TOR@TB Francisco Liriano SP | TOR SIT Chris Archer SP | TB START
WAS@PHI Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/6/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@COL Patrick Corbin SP | ARI SIT German Marquez SP | COL SIT
BOS@MIN Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Ervin Santana SP | MIN START
CHW@BAL Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT Dylan Bundy RP | BAL START
CLE@KC Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START Jason Vargas SP | KC SIT
DET@OAK Daniel Norris SP | DET START Jesse Hahn SP | OAK START
HOU@LAA Lance McCullers SP | HOU START JC Ramirez RP | LAA SIT
LAD@SD Brandon McCarthy SP | LAD START Clayton Richard RP | SD SIT
MIA@NYM Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Robert Gsellman SP | NYM SIT
MIL@PIT Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START
NYY@CHC Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY SIT Brett Anderson SP | CHC SIT
SF@CIN Ty Blach SP | SF SIT Amir Garrett SP | CIN START
STL@ATL Michael Wacha SP | STL START Julio Teheran SP | ATL START
TEX@SEA Andrew Cashner SP | TEX SIT Chase De Jong SP | SEA SIT
TOR@TB Marco Estrada SP | TOR START Jake Odorizzi SP | TB SIT
WAS@PHI Joe Ross SP | WAS START Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/7/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@COL Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START Tyler Chatwood SP | COL SIT
BOS@MIN Chris Sale SP | BOS START TBA TBD
CHW@BAL Jose Quintana SP | CHW START TBA TBD
CLE@KC Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Danny Duffy SP | KC START
DET@OAK Justin Verlander SP | DET START Sonny Gray SP | OAK START
HOU@LAA Mike Fiers SP | HOU SIT Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA START
LAD@SD Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Trevor Cahill RP | SD SIT
MIA@NYM Edinson Volquez SP | MIA SIT Matt Harvey SP | NYM START
MIL@PIT Wily Peralta SP | MIL SIT Tyler Glasnow SP | PIT START
NYY@CHC Luis Severino SP | NYY START Jon Lester SP | CHC START
SF@CIN Johnny Cueto SP | SF START Scott Feldman RP | CIN SIT
STL@ATL Carlos Martinez SP | STL START R.A. Dickey SP | ATL SIT
TEX@SEA Cole Hamels SP | TEX START James Paxton SP | SEA START
TOR@TB TBA TBD Alex Cobb SP | TB SIT
WAS@PHI Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI SIT