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You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 6! 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 6, 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 (5/7/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
DET@TEX Michael Fulmer SP | DET START Matt Moore SP | TEX SIT
HOU@OAK Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Brett Anderson SP | OAK SIT
MIA@CHC Jarlin Garcia RP | MIA START Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
MIN@STL Fernando Romero SP | MIN START John Gant RP | STL SIT
NYM@CIN P.J. Conlon RP | NYM SIT Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT
SF@PHI Jeff Samardzija SP | SF START Zach Eflin SP | PHI START
WAS@SD Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Tyson Ross SP | SD START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/8/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Zack Godley SP | ARI START Rich Hill SP | LAD SIT
ATL@TB Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START Blake Snell SP | TB START
BOS@NYY Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
CLE@MIL Corey Kluber SP | CLE START Wade Miley SP | MIL SIT
DET@TEX Mike Fiers SP | DET SIT Mike Minor RP | TEX START
HOU@OAK Lance McCullers SP | HOU START Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
KC@BAL Danny Duffy SP | KC SIT Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START
LAA@COL Andrew Heaney SP | LAA SIT Jon Gray SP | COL START
MIA@CHC Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT Yu Darvish SP | CHC START
MIN@STL Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN SIT Carlos Martinez SP | STL START
NYM@CIN Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT Luis Castillo SP | CIN SIT
PIT@CHW Ivan Nova SP | PIT START Lucas Giolito SP | CHW START
SEA@TOR James Paxton SP | SEA START Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT
SF@PHI Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
WAS@SD Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/9/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@LAD Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START Alex Wood SP | LAD START
ATL@TB Julio Teheran SP | ATL START TBA TBD
BOS@NYY David Price SP | BOS SIT Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
CLE@MIL Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Junior Guerra SP | MIL START
DET@TEX Francisco Liriano RP | DET START Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT
HOU@OAK Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START Daniel Mengden SP | OAK SIT
KC@BAL Eric Skoglund SP | KC SIT Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT
LAA@COL Jaime Barria SP | LAA SIT Tyler Anderson SP | COL START
MIA@CHC Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT Jose Quintana SP | CHC START
NYM@CIN Zack Wheeler SP | NYM SIT Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT
PIT@CHW Trevor Williams SP | PIT START Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW SIT
SEA@TOR Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT Jaime Garcia SP | TOR SIT
SF@PHI Chris Stratton SP | SF START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START
WAS@SD Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START Joey Lucchesi SP | SD START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/10/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@MIA Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START Caleb Smith RP | MIA START
BOS@NYY Rick Porcello SP | BOS START CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT
CIN@LAD Tyler Mahle SP | CIN START Walker Buehler SP | LAD START
KC@BAL Ian Kennedy SP | KC START Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START
MIL@COL Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT German Marquez SP | COL SIT
MIN@LAA Jose Berrios SP | MIN START Garrett Richards SP | LAA START
SEA@TOR Mike Leake SP | SEA SIT J.A. Happ SP | TOR START
SF@PHI Ty Blach SP | SF START Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START
STL@SD Miles Mikolas SP | STL START Bryan Mitchell RP | SD SIT
WAS@ARI Tanner Roark SP | WAS START TBA TBD
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/11/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@MIA Brandon McCarthy SP | ATL START Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT
BOS@TOR Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR SIT
CHW@CHC Carson Fulmer SP | CHW SIT Tyler Chatwood SP | CHC START
CIN@LAD Brandon Finnegan SP | CIN SIT Kenta Maeda RP | LAD START
KC@CLE Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT Josh Tomlin SP | CLE SIT
MIL@COL Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT Chad Bettis SP | COL SIT
MIN@LAA Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START
NYM@PHI Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START
OAK@NYY Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START Sonny Gray SP | NYY START
SEA@DET Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT
SF@PIT Andrew Suarez SP | SF START Nick Kingham SP | PIT START
STL@SD Luke Weaver SP | STL START Eric Lauer SP | SD START
TB@BAL Jake Faria SP | TB START Chris Tillman SP | BAL SIT
TEX@HOU Cole Hamels SP | TEX START Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
WAS@ARI Max Scherzer SP | WAS START Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/12/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@MIA Mike Soroka SP | ATL START Jarlin Garcia RP | MIA START
BOS@TOR Chris Sale SP | BOS START Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT
CHW@CHC James Shields SP | CHW SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
CIN@LAD Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT Ross Stripling SP | LAD SIT
KC@CLE Jake Junis SP | KC START Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START
MIL@COL TBA TBD Kyle Freeland SP | COL START
MIN@LAA Kyle Gibson SP | MIN START TBA TBD
NYM@PHI Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Zach Eflin SP | PHI START
OAK@NYY Andrew Triggs SP | OAK SIT Domingo German RP | NYY START
SEA@DET Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
SF@PIT Jeff Samardzija SP | SF START Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
STL@SD Michael Wacha SP | STL START Tyson Ross SP | SD START
TB@BAL Chris Archer SP | TB START Alex Cobb SP | BAL SIT
TEX@HOU Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
WAS@ARI Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Matt Koch RP | ARI START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/13/18)    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@MIA Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
BOS@TOR Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT Marcus Stroman SP | TOR SIT
CHW@CHC Lucas Giolito SP | CHW SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
CIN@LAD Luis Castillo SP | CIN SIT Rich Hill SP | LAD START
KC@CLE Danny Duffy SP | KC SIT Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
MIL@COL Wade Miley SP | MIL SIT Jon Gray SP | COL START
MIN@LAA Fernando Romero SP | MIN SIT Shohei Ohtani SP | LAA START
NYM@PHI P.J. Conlon RP | NYM SIT Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
OAK@NYY Brett Anderson SP | OAK SIT Luis Severino SP | NYY START
SEA@DET James Paxton SP | SEA START Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
SF@PIT Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START
STL@SD Carlos Martinez SP | STL START Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT
TB@BAL Blake Snell SP | TB START Andrew Cashner SP | BAL SIT
TEX@HOU Matt Moore SP | TEX SIT Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START
WAS@ARI Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START Zack Godley SP | ARI START

 

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