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You know what it is--it's my updated starts/sits column for Week 8! 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 8, 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!

Editor's Note: Stay on top of our MLB off-season news and fantasy analysis all year round. Read our daily fantasy columns about MLB prospects, dynasty outlooks, player outlooks and much more. It's always fantasy baseball season here. Let's Go!

 

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 (5/21/18) - MONDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIL Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Chase Anderson SP | MIL START
ATL@PHI Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START
BAL@CHW Andrew Cashner SP | BAL START Hector Santiago SP | CHW SIT
COL@LAD German Marquez SP | COL SIT Walker Buehler RP | LAD START
DET@MIN Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT Jose Berrios SP | MIN START
KC@STL Ian Kennedy SP | KC SIT Miles Mikolas SP | STL START
MIA@NYM Elieser Hernandez RP | MIA SIT Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT
NYY@TEX Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START Bartolo Colon SP | TEX SIT
SD@WAS Robbie Erlin SP | SD SIT Gio Gonzalez SP | WAS START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/22/18) - TUESDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIL Matt Koch RP | ARI START Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT
ATL@PHI Brandon McCarthy SP | ATL START Vince Velasquez SP | PHI START
BAL@CHW Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START James Shields SP | CHW SIT
BOS@TB Chris Sale SP | BOS START Jake Faria SP | TB SIT
CLE@CHC Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START Tyler Chatwood SP | CHC START
COL@LAD Chad Bettis SP | COL START Kenta Maeda SP | LAD SIT
DET@MIN Matthew Boyd SP | DET START Lance Lynn SP | MIN SIT
KC@STL Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT Luke Weaver SP | STL START
LAA@TOR Garrett Richards SP | LAA START J.A. Happ SP | TOR START
MIA@NYM Caleb Smith RP | MIA START Zack Wheeler SP | NYM SIT
NYY@TEX Domingo German RP | NYY START Cole Hamels SP | TEX START
PIT@CIN Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START Matt Harvey SP | CIN SIT
SD@WAS Eric Lauer SP | SD SIT Jeremy Hellickson SP | WAS START
SEA@OAK Mike Leake SP | SEA SIT Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
SF@HOU Andrew Suarez SP | SF SIT Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/23/18) - WEDNESDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@MIL Zack Godley SP | ARI START Brent Suter SP | MIL SIT
ATL@PHI Luiz Gohara RP | ATL START Jake Arrieta SP | PHI START
BAL@CHW Alex Cobb SP | BAL START TBA TBD
BOS@TB David Price SP | BOS START Chris Archer SP | TB SIT
CLE@CHC Adam Plutko SP | CLE SIT Jon Lester SP | CHC START
COL@LAD Kyle Freeland SP | COL START TBA TBD
DET@MIN Michael Fulmer SP | DET START Kyle Gibson SP | MIN START
KC@STL Jake Junis SP | KC START Michael Wacha SP | STL START
LAA@TOR Tyler Skaggs SP | LAA START Aaron Sanchez SP | TOR SIT
MIA@NYM Dan Straily SP | MIA SIT Jacob deGrom SP | NYM START
NYY@TEX CC Sabathia SP | NYY START Doug Fister SP | TEX SIT
PIT@CIN Chad Kuhl SP | PIT SIT Homer Bailey SP | CIN SIT
SD@WAS Tyson Ross SP | SD START TBA TBD
SEA@OAK Marco Gonzales SP | SEA START TBA TBD
SF@HOU Jeff Samardzija SP | SF SIT Justin Verlander SP | HOU START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/24/18) - THURSDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
BAL@CHW Dylan Bundy SP | BAL START Lucas Giolito SP | CHW START
BOS@TB Drew Pomeranz SP | BOS SIT Blake Snell SP | TB START
HOU@CLE Charlie Morton SP | HOU START Mike Clevinger SP | CLE START
KC@TEX Danny Duffy SP | KC SIT Matt Moore SP | TEX SIT
LAA@TOR Nick Tropeano SP | LAA START Marco Estrada SP | TOR SIT
NYM@MIL Steven Matz SP | NYM SIT TBA TBD
PIT@CIN Ivan Nova SP | PIT SIT Luis Castillo SP | CIN START
SEA@OAK Felix Hernandez SP | SEA START Sean Manaea SP | OAK START
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/25/18) - FRIDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@OAK Patrick Corbin SP | ARI START Daniel Mengden SP | OAK START
ATL@BOS Sean Newcomb SP | ATL START Rick Porcello SP | BOS START
BAL@TB David Hess P | BAL SIT Ryan Yarbrough SP | TB START
CHW@DET Reynaldo Lopez SP | CHW START Mike Fiers SP | DET SIT
CIN@COL Sal Romano SP | CIN SIT Jon Gray SP | COL START
HOU@CLE Dallas Keuchel SP | HOU START Corey Kluber SP | CLE START
KC@TEX Eric Skoglund SP | KC SIT Mike Minor RP | TEX SIT
LAA@NYY Andrew Heaney SP | LAA START Luis Severino SP | NYY START
MIN@SEA Fernando Romero SP | MIN START James Paxton SP | SEA START
NYM@MIL Noah Syndergaard SP | NYM START Junior Guerra SP | MIL START
SD@LAD Clayton Richard SP | SD SIT TBA TBD
SF@CHC Derek Holland SP | SF SIT Kyle Hendricks SP | CHC START
STL@PIT John Gant RP | STL SIT Joe Musgrove RP | PIT SIT
TOR@PHI Sam Gaviglio SP | TOR SIT Zach Eflin SP | PHI SIT
WAS@MIA Max Scherzer SP | WAS START Jose Urena SP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/26/18) - SATURDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@OAK Clay Buchholz SP | ARI SIT TBA TBD
ATL@BOS Julio Teheran SP | ATL START Eduardo Rodriguez SP | BOS START
BAL@TB Andrew Cashner SP | BAL START Anthony Banda SP | TB SIT
CHW@DET Hector Santiago SP | CHW SIT Francisco Liriano RP | DET START
CIN@COL Tyler Mahle SP | CIN SIT Tyler Anderson SP | COL START
HOU@CLE Lance McCullers SP | HOU START Carlos Carrasco SP | CLE START
KC@TEX Ian Kennedy SP | KC SIT Bartolo Colon SP | TEX START
LAA@NYY TBA TBD Sonny Gray SP | NYY START
MIN@SEA Jake Odorizzi SP | MIN START Wade LeBlanc RP | SEA SIT
NYM@MIL Jason Vargas SP | NYM SIT Chase Anderson SP | MIL START
SD@LAD Jordan Lyles RP | SD SIT Ross Stripling SP | LAD SIT
SF@CHC Chris Stratton SP | SF START Jose Quintana SP | CHC START
STL@PIT Jack Flaherty SP | STL START Trevor Williams SP | PIT START
TOR@PHI Joe Biagini RP | TOR SIT Aaron Nola SP | PHI START
WAS@MIA Tanner Roark SP | WAS START Wei-Yin Chen SP | MIA SIT
PROBABLE PITCHERS (5/27/18) - SUNDAY    
GAME VISITING STARTER START/SIT HOME STARTER START/SIT
ARI@OAK Zack Greinke SP | ARI START Trevor Cahill SP | OAK START
ATL@BOS Mike Foltynewicz SP | ATL START Chris Sale SP | BOS START
BAL@TB Kevin Gausman SP | BAL START Jake Faria SP | TB START
CHW@DET James Shields SP | CHW START Blaine Hardy RP | DET SIT
CIN@COL Matt Harvey SP | CIN SIT German Marquez SP | COL SIT
HOU@CLE Gerrit Cole SP | HOU START Trevor Bauer SP | CLE START
KC@TEX Jason Hammel SP | KC SIT Cole Hamels SP | TEX START
LAA@NYY Shohei Ohtani SP | LAA START Masahiro Tanaka SP | NYY START
MIN@SEA Jose Berrios SP | MIN START Mike Leake SP | SEA SIT
NYM@MIL Zack Wheeler SP | NYM SIT Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL SIT
SD@LAD Robbie Erlin SP | SD SIT Alex Wood SP | LAD START
SF@CHC Ty Blach SP | SF SIT Yu Darvish SP | CHC START
STL@PIT Miles Mikolas SP | STL START Jameson Taillon SP | PIT START
TOR@PHI J.A. Happ SP | TOR START Nick Pivetta SP | PHI START
WAS@MIA Stephen Strasburg SP | WAS START Elieser Hernandez RP | MIA SIT

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