Week 7 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 7, 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 (5/15/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@TOR Bartolo Colon SP | ATL SIT Mike Bolsinger SP | TOR START
CHW@LAA Mike Pelfrey SP | CHW SIT Jesse Chavez RP | LAA SIT
HOU@MIA Joe Musgrove SP | HOU START Dan Straily SP | MIA START
LAD@SF Brandon McCarthy SP | LAD START Matt Cain SP | SF SIT
MIL@SD Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT Luis Perdomo SP | SD SIT
NYM@ARI Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START Zack Godley RP | ARI START
OAK@SEA Sean Manaea SP | OAK START Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA START
TB@CLE Chris Archer SP | TB START Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/16/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ATL@TOR Jaime Garcia SP | ATL SIT Marco Estrada SP | TOR START
BAL@DET Wade Miley SP | BAL START Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
BOS@STL Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START Lance Lynn SP | STL START
CHW@LAA Derek Holland SP | CHW START JC Ramirez RP | LAA START
CIN@CHC Bronson Arroyo SP | CIN SIT John Lackey SP | CHC START
COL@MIN Kyle Freeland SP | COL START Phil Hughes SP | MIN SIT
HOU@MIA Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Tom Koehler SP | MIA SIT
LAD@SF Rich Hill SP | LAD START Ty Blach SP | SF SIT
MIL@SD Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL SIT Clayton Richard RP | SD SIT
NYM@ARI Tommy Milone SP | NYM SIT Zack Greinke SP | ARI START
NYY@KC CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT
OAK@SEA Andrew Triggs RP | OAK START Chase De Jong SP | SEA SIT
PHI@TEX Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI SIT Yu Darvish SP | TEX START
TB@CLE Jake Odorizzi SP | TB START Danny Salazar SP | CLE START
WAS@PIT Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Chad Kuhl SP | PIT SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/17/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@DET Ubaldo Jimenez SP | BAL SIT Michael Fulmer SP | DET START
BOS@STL Rick Porcello SP | BOS START Mike Leake SP | STL START
CHW@LAA Miguel Gonzalez SP | CHW SIT Matt Shoemaker SP | LAA START
CIN@CHC Scott Feldman RP | CIN START Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
COL@MIN German Marquez SP | COL START Ervin Santana SP | MIN START
HOU@MIA Lance McCullers SP | HOU START Jose Urena RP | MIA SIT
LAD@SF Clayton Kershaw SP | LAD START Johnny Cueto SP | SF START
MIL@SD Matt Garza SP | MIL START Jhoulys Chacin SP | SD SIT
NYM@ARI Matt Harvey SP | NYM SIT Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START
NYY@KC Michael Pineda SP | NYY START Jason Vargas SP | KC SIT
OAK@SEA Jesse Hahn SP | OAK SIT Christian Bergman RP | SEA SIT
PHI@TEX Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT Andrew Cashner SP | TEX SIT
TB@CLE Alex Cobb SP | TB START Josh Tomlin SP | CLE START
TOR@ATL Joe Biagini RP | TOR START Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START
WAS@PIT TBA TBD Gerrit Cole SP | PIT START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/18/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@DET Dylan Bundy RP | BAL START Jordan Zimmermann SP | DET SIT
BOS@OAK Chris Sale SP | BOS START Sonny Gray SP | OAK SIT
CHW@SEA Dylan Covey SP | CHW SIT Ryan Weber RP | SEA SIT
CIN@CHC Lisalverto Bonilla SP | CIN SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
COL@MIN Tyler Chatwood SP | COL SIT Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
MIA@LAD Edinson Volquez SP | MIA SIT Alex Wood SP | LAD START
MIL@SD Zach Davies SP | MIL SIT Trevor Cahill RP | SD SIT
NYY@KC Jordan Montgomery SP | NYY SIT Danny Duffy SP | KC START
PHI@TEX Nick Pivetta SP | PHI SIT Martin Perez SP | TEX START
TOR@ATL Marcus Stroman SP | TOR START Julio Teheran SP | ATL SIT
WAS@PIT Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Tyler Glasnow SP | PIT SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/19/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Taijuan Walker SP | ARI START Jered Weaver SP | SD SIT
BOS@OAK Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT Kendall Graveman SP | OAK START
CHW@SEA Jose Quintana SP | CHW START Ariel Miranda SP | SEA START
CLE@HOU Mike Clevinger SP | CLE SIT Mike Fiers SP | HOU SIT
COL@CIN Tyler Anderson SP | COL START Tim Adleman SP | CIN SIT
KC@MIN Nate Karns SP | KC START Hector Santiago SP | MIN START
LAA@NYM Ricky Nolasco SP | LAA SIT Robert Gsellman SP | NYM SIT
MIA@LAD Justin Nicolino SP | MIA SIT Julio Urias SP | LAD START
MIL@CHC Wily Peralta SP | MIL SIT Eddie Butler SP | CHC SIT
NYY@TB Luis Severino SP | NYY START TBA TBD
PHI@PIT Jeremy Hellickson SP | PHI START Trevor Williams RP | PIT SIT
SF@STL Matt Moore SP | SF SIT Carlos Martinez SP | STL START
TEX@DET Nick Martinez SP | TEX SIT Daniel Norris SP | DET SIT
TOR@BAL Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR START Chris Tillman SP | BAL START
WAS@ATL Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START R.A. Dickey SP | ATL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/20/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Robbie Ray SP | ARI START Luis Perdomo SP | SD SIT
BOS@OAK TBA TBD Sean Manaea SP | OAK SIT
CHW@SEA Mike Pelfrey SP | CHW SIT Yovani Gallardo SP | SEA SIT
CLE@HOU Trevor Bauer SP | CLE SIT Charlie Morton SP | HOU START
COL@CIN Antonio Senzatela SP | COL START Amir Garrett SP | CIN SIT
KC@MIN Chris Young RP | KC SIT TBA TBD
LAA@NYM Alex Meyer SP | LAA SIT Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
MIA@LAD Dan Straily SP | MIA START Brandon McCarthy SP | LAD START
MIL@CHC Chase Anderson SP | MIL SIT Jake Arrieta SP | CHC START
NYY@TB Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START Matt Andriese SP | TB START
PHI@PIT Vince Velasquez SP | PHI SIT Ivan Nova SP | PIT START
SF@STL Jeff Samardzija SP | SF START Adam Wainwright SP | STL SIT
TEX@DET A.J. Griffin SP | TEX START Justin Verlander SP | DET START
TOR@BAL Mike Bolsinger SP | TOR SIT Kevin Gausman SP | BAL SIT
WAS@ATL Max Scherzer SP | WAS START Bartolo Colon SP | ATL SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/21/17)  
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@SD Zack Godley RP | ARI START Clayton Richard RP | SD SIT
BOS@OAK Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START Andrew Triggs RP | OAK START
CHW@SEA Derek Holland SP | CHW SIT Chase De Jong SP | SEA SIT
CLE@HOU Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START Joe Musgrove SP | HOU START
COL@CIN Kyle Freeland SP | COL START Bronson Arroyo SP | CIN SIT
KC@MIN Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT Phil Hughes SP | MIN SIT
LAA@NYM Jesse Chavez RP | LAA SIT Zack Wheeler SP | NYM START
MIA@LAD Tom Koehler SP | MIA SIT Rich Hill SP | LAD START
MIL@CHC Jimmy Nelson SP | MIL SIT John Lackey SP | CHC START
NYY@TB CC Sabathia SP | NYY SIT Chris Archer SP | TB START
PHI@PIT Jerad Eickhoff SP | PHI START Chad Kuhl SP | PIT START
SF@STL Matt Cain SP | SF SIT Lance Lynn SP | STL START
TEX@DET Yu Darvish SP | TEX START Matthew Boyd SP | DET START
TOR@BAL Marco Estrada SP | TOR START Wade Miley SP | BAL START
WAS@ATL Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Jaime Garcia SP | ATL SIT

 

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