The List 9/18: Who To Sit & Start For The Final Two Weeks

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Alright, that article title is confusing. I’ve elected to combine two of my weekly articles into one massive one for the final two weeks of the season, as telling you guys who to sit/start down the stretch is a lot more useful than a near impossible List due to small sample size.

Here’s a quick reminder of how this table works: There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory.

These two weeks are definitely not set in stone and do not hesitate to ask about them in the comments. I had a little more “Maybes” than usual given the higher necessity for streaming down the stretch, which in turn created a wider range for the middle tier.

Enough stalling, here’s the massive table for the final two weeks of the season:

Date

Game

Away Pitcher

Sit/Start

Home Pitcher

Sit/Start

9/19

WSH vs ATL

Max Scherzer

Start

Luiz Gohara

Maybe

9/19

BOS vs BAL

Drew Pomeranz

Start

Kevin Gausman

Maybe

9/19

STL vs CIN

Jack Flaherty

Maybe

Jackson Stephens

Sit

9/19

OAK vs DET

Daniel Gossett

Sit

Chad Bell

Sit

9/19

CHW vs HOU

Lucas Giolito

Sit

Collin Mchugh

Start

9/19

CLE vs LAA

Mike Clevinger

Start

Tyler Skaggs

Sit

9/19

NYM vs MIA

Seth Lugo

Sit

Odrisamer Despaigne

Sit

9/19

MIN vs NYY

Jose Berrios

Start

CC Sabathia

Sit

9/19

LAD vs PHI

Yu Darvish

Start

Aaron Nola

Start

9/19

MIL vs PIT

Chase Anderson

Start

Trevor Williams

Sit

9/19

ARI vs SDP

Zack Godley

Start

Travis Wood

Sit

9/19

TEX vs SEA

Martin Perez

Sit

Mike Leake

Maybe

9/19

COL vs SFG

German Marquez

Start

Johnny Cueto

Maybe

9/19

CHC vs TBR

Mike Montgomery

Sit

Chris Archer

Maybe

9/19

KCR vs TOR

Sam Gaviglio

Sit

Marcus Stroman

Start

9/20

WSH vs ATL

Gio Gonzalez

Start

Lucas Sims

Sit

9/20

BOS vs BAL

Chris Sale

Start

Wade Miley

Sit

9/20

STL vs CIN

Luke Weaver

Start

Rookie Davis

Sit

9/20

OAK vs DET

Daniel Mengden

Sit

Anibal Sanchez

Sit

9/20

CHW vs HOU

James Shields

Sit

Brad Peacock

Start

9/20

CLE vs LAA

Josh Tomlin

Sit

Ricky Nolasco

Sit

9/20

NYM vs MIA

Rafael Montero

Sit

Jose Urena

Sit

9/20

MIN vs NYY

Bartolo Colon

Sit

Masahiro Tanaka

Start

9/20

LAD vs PHI

Alex Wood

Start

Jake Thompson

Sit

9/20

MIL vs PIT

Matt Garza

Sit

Steven Brault

Sit

9/20

ARI vs SDP

Robbie Ray

Start

Dinelson Lamet

Start

9/20

TEX vs SEA

Andrew Cashner

Sit

Felix Hernandez

Maybe

9/20

COL vs SFG

Tyler Chatwood

Maybe

Matt Moore

Sit

9/20

CHC vs TBR

Jon Lester

Start

Blake Snell

Maybe

9/20

KCR vs TOR

Jake Junis

Maybe

Brett Anderson

Sit

9/21

WSH vs ATL

Tanner Roark

Start

Sean Newcomb

Sit

9/21

TBR vs BAL

Matt Andriese

Sit

Gabriel Ynoa

Sit

9/21

STL vs CIN

Carlos Martinez

Start

Homer Bailey

Sit

9/21

MIN vs DET

Adalberto Mejia

Sit

Jordan Zimmermann

Sit

9/21

CHW vs HOU

Carson Fulmer

Sit

Dallas Keuchel

Start

9/21

CLE vs LAA

Trevor Bauer

Start

Parker Bridwell

Sit

9/21

CHC vs MIL

John Lackey

Maybe

Zach Davies

Maybe

9/21

LAD vs PHI

Kenta Maeda

Start

Mark Leiter Jr.

Sit

9/21

COL vs SDP

Tyler Anderson

Maybe

Clayton Richard

Sit

9/21

TEX vs SEA

Cole Hamels

Maybe

James Paxton

Maybe

9/21

KCR vs TOR

Jason Vargas

Maybe

J.A. Happ

Start

9/22

MIA vs ARI

Adam Conley

Sit

Zack Greinke

Start

9/22

PHI vs ATL

Ben Lively

Maybe

R.A. Dickey

Sit

9/22

TBR vs BAL

Alex Cobb

Maybe

Jeremy Hellickson

Sit

9/22

KCR vs CHW

Jason Hammel

Maybe

Reynaldo Lopez

Maybe

9/22

BOS vs CIN

Rick Porcello

Sit

Sal Romano

Sit

9/22

MIN vs DET

Kyle Gibson

Maybe

Matthew Boyd

Sit

9/22

LAA vs HOU

Garrett Richards

Maybe

Charlie Morton

Start

9/22

SFG vs LAD

Jeff Samardzija

Maybe

Rich Hill

Start

9/22

CHC vs MIL

Kyle Hendricks

Maybe

Brandon Woodruff

Maybe

9/22

WSH vs NYM

Edwin Jackson

Maybe

Jacob deGrom

Start

9/22

TEX vs OAK

Nick Martinez

Sit

Kendall Graveman

Sit

9/22

STL vs PIT

Michael Wacha

Maybe

Chad Kuhl

Sit

9/22

COL vs SDP

Jon Gray

Start

Jordan Lyles

Sit

9/22

CLE vs SEA

Carlos Carrasco

Start

Erasmo Ramirez

Sit

9/22

NYY vs TOR

Luis Severino

Start

Marco Estrada

Sit

9/23

MIA vs ARI

Dillon Peters

Sit

Taijuan Walker

Maybe

9/23

PHI vs ATL

Henderson Alvarez

Sit

Julio Teheran

Maybe

9/23

TBR vs BAL

Jake Odorizzi

Maybe

Ubaldo Jimenez

Sit

9/23

KCR vs CHW

Danny Duffy

Start

Dylan Covey

Sit

9/23

BOS vs CIN

Eduardo Rodriguez

Maybe

Robert Stephenson

Maybe

9/23

MIN vs DET

Ervin Santana

Start

Buck Farmer

Sit

9/23

LAA vs HOU

Andrew Heaney

Sit

Justin Verlander

Start

9/23

SFG vs LAD

Madison Bumgarner

Start

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Maybe

9/23

CHC vs MIL

Jose Quintana

Start

Brent Suter

Sit

9/23

WSH vs NYM

Stephen Strasburg

Start

Robert Gsellman

Sit

9/23

TEX vs OAK

Miguel Gonzalez

Sit

Sean Manaea

Maybe

9/23

STL vs PIT

Lance Lynn

Maybe

Ivan Nova

Sit

9/23

COL vs SDP

Chad Bettis

Sit

Jhoulys Chacin

Maybe

9/23

CLE vs SEA

Corey Kluber

Start

Marco Gonzales

Sit

9/23

NYY vs TOR

Jordan Montgomery

Maybe

Joe Biagini

Sit

9/24

MIA vs ARI

Dan Straily

Sit

Patrick Corbin

Start

9/24

PHI vs ATL

Nick Pivetta

Maybe

Luiz Gohara

Maybe

9/24

TBR vs BAL

Chris Archer

Start

Dylan Bundy

Start

9/24

KCR vs CHW

Ian Kennedy

Sit

Lucas Giolito

Maybe

9/24

BOS vs CIN

Doug Fister

Maybe

Jackson Stephens

Sit

9/24

MIN vs DET

Jose Berrios

Start

Chad Bell

Sit

9/24

LAA vs HOU

Tyler Skaggs

Sit

Collin Mchugh

Start

9/24

SFG vs LAD

Chris Stratton

Sit

Clayton Kershaw

Start

9/24

CHC vs MIL

Jake Arrieta

Start

Chase Anderson

Start

9/24

WSH vs NYM

A.J. Cole

Sit

Matt Harvey

Sit

9/24

TEX vs OAK

Martin Perez

Sit

Jharel Cotton

Sit

9/24

STL vs PIT

Jack Flaherty

Maybe

Gerrit Cole

Start

9/24

COL vs SDP

German Marquez

Start

Luis Perdomo

Maybe

9/24

CLE vs SEA

Mike Clevinger

Start

Mike Leake

Sit

9/24

NYY vs TOR

Sonny Gray

Start

Marcus Stroman

Start

9/25

SFG vs ARI

Johnny Cueto

Sit

Zack Godley

Start

9/25

TOR vs BOS

Brett Anderson

Sit

Drew Pomeranz

Maybe

9/25

LAA vs CHW

Ricky Nolasco

Sit

James Shields

Sit

9/25

MIA vs COL

Odrisamer Despaigne

Sit

Tyler Chatwood

Maybe

9/25

SDP vs LAD

Travis Wood

Sit

Yu Darvish

Start

9/25

ATL vs NYM

Mike Foltynewicz

Maybe

Seth Lugo

Sit

9/25

ATL vs NYM

Lucas Sims

Maybe

Rafael Montero

Maybe

9/25

KCR vs NYY

Jake Junis

Maybe

CC Sabathia

Maybe

9/25

SEA vs OAK

Felix Hernandez

Start

Daniel Gossett

Sit

9/25

WSH vs PHI

Max Scherzer

Start

Aaron Nola

Start

9/25

CHC vs STL

Jon Lester

Start

Luke Weaver

Start

9/25

HOU vs TEX

Brad Peacock

Start

Andrew Cashner

Sit

9/26

SFG vs ARI

Matt Moore

Sit

Robbie Ray

Start

9/26

TOR vs BOS

J.A. Happ

Maybe

Chris Sale

Start

9/26

LAA vs CHW

Parker Bridwell

Maybe

Carson Fulmer

Maybe

9/26

MIN vs CLE

Bartolo Colon

Sit

Josh Tomlin

Sit

9/26

MIA vs COL

Jose Urena

Sit

Tyler Anderson

Sit

9/26

DET vs KCR

Anibal Sanchez

Sit

Jason Vargas

Maybe

9/26

SDP vs LAD

Dinelson Lamet

Maybe

Alex Wood

Start

9/26

CIN vs MIL

Rookie Davis

Sit

Zach Davies

Maybe

9/26

ATL vs NYM

Sean Newcomb

Maybe

Chris Flexen

Sit

9/26

TBR vs NYY

Blake Snell

Maybe

Jaime Garcia

Sit

9/26

SEA vs OAK

James Paxton

Start

Daniel Mengden

Sit

9/26

WSH vs PHI

Gio Gonzalez

Start

Jake Thompson

Sit

9/26

BAL vs PIT

Kevin Gausman

Start

Jameson Taillon

Maybe

9/26

CHC vs STL

John Lackey

Maybe

Carlos Martinez

Start

9/26

HOU vs TEX

Dallas Keuchel

Maybe

Cole Hamels

Sit

9/27

SFG vs ARI

Jeff Samardzija

Maybe

Zack Greinke

Start

9/27

TOR vs BOS

Marco Estrada

Maybe

Rick Porcello

Maybe

9/27

LAA vs CHW

Garrett Richards

Start

Reynaldo Lopez

Maybe

9/27

MIN vs CLE

Adalberto Mejia

Sit

Trevor Bauer

Start

9/27

MIA vs COL

Adam Conley

Sit

Jon Gray

Start

9/27

DET vs KCR

Jordan Zimmermann

Sit

Jason Hammel

Maybe

9/27

SDP vs LAD

Clayton Richard

Sit

Kenta Maeda

Start

9/27

CIN vs MIL

Homer Bailey

Maybe

Brandon Woodruff

Maybe

9/27

ATL vs NYM

R.A. Dickey

Sit

Jacob deGrom

Start

9/27

TBR vs NYY

Matt Andriese

Sit

Masahiro Tanaka

Start

9/27

SEA vs OAK

Erasmo Ramirez

Sit

Kendall Graveman

Sit

9/27

WSH vs PHI

Tanner Roark

Start

Mark Leiter Jr.

Sit

9/27

BAL vs PIT

Wade Miley

Sit

Trevor Williams

Sit

9/27

CHC vs STL

Kyle Hendricks

Maybe

Michael Wacha

Maybe

9/27

HOU vs TEX

Charlie Morton

Start

Nick Martinez

Sit

9/28

HOU vs BOS

Justin Verlander

Start

Eduardo Rodriguez

Maybe

9/28

LAA vs CHW

Andrew Heaney

Sit

Dylan Covey

Sit

9/28

MIN vs CLE

Kyle Gibson

Maybe

Carlos Carrasco

Start

9/28

DET vs KCR

Matthew Boyd

Sit

Danny Duffy

Start

9/28

ATL vs MIA

Julio Teheran

Sit

Dillon Peters

Maybe

9/28

CIN vs MIL

Sal Romano

Maybe

Brent Suter

Sit

9/28

TBR vs NYY

Alex Cobb

Maybe

Luis Severino

Start

9/28

CHC vs STL

Jose Quintana

Start

Lance Lynn

Maybe

9/28

OAK vs TEX

Sean Manaea

Sit

Miguel Gonzalez

Sit

9/28

PIT vs WSH

Steven Brault

Sit

Edwin Jackson

Maybe

9/29

HOU vs BOS

Collin Mchugh

Maybe

Doug Fister

Sit

9/29

CIN vs CHC

Robert Stephenson

Maybe

Jake Arrieta

Start

9/29

CHW vs CLE

Lucas Giolito

Maybe

Corey Kluber

Start

9/29

LAD vs COL

Rich Hill

Start

Chad Bettis

Sit

9/29

ARI vs KCR

Taijuan Walker

Maybe

Ian Kennedy

Sit

9/29

SEA vs LAA

Marco Gonzales

Sit

Tyler Skaggs

Sit

9/29

ATL vs MIA

Luiz Gohara

Maybe

Dan Straily

Maybe

9/29

DET vs MIN

Buck Farmer

Sit

Ervin Santana

Start

9/29

TOR vs NYY

Joe Biagini

Sit

Jordan Montgomery

Maybe

9/29

NYM vs PHI

Robert Gsellman

Maybe

Ben Lively

Maybe

9/29

SDP vs SFG

Jordan Lyles

Sit

Madison Bumgarner

Start

9/29

MIL vs STL

Chase Anderson

Start

Jack Flaherty

Maybe

9/29

BAL vs TBR

Gabriel Ynoa

Sit

Jake Odorizzi

Maybe

9/29

OAK vs TEX

Jharel Cotton

Sit

Martin Perez

Sit

9/29

PIT vs WSH

Chad Kuhl

Sit

Stephen Strasburg

Start

9/30

HOU vs BOS

Brad Peacock

Start

Drew Pomeranz

Maybe

9/30

CIN vs CHC

Jackson Stephens

Sit

Jon Lester

Start

9/30

CHW vs CLE

James Shields

Sit

Mike Clevinger

Start

9/30

LAD vs COL

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Sit

German Marquez

Sit

9/30

ARI vs KCR

Patrick Corbin

Start

Jake Junis

Maybe

9/30

SEA vs LAA

Mike Leake

Maybe

Ricky Nolasco

Sit

9/30

ATL vs MIA

Mike Foltynewicz

Sit

Odrisamer Despaigne

Sit

9/30

DET vs MIN

Chad Bell

Sit

Jose Berrios

Start

9/30

TOR vs NYY

Marcus Stroman

Start

Sonny Gray

Start

9/30

NYM vs PHI

Matt Harvey

Sit

Henderson Alvarez

Sit

9/30

SDP vs SFG

Jhoulys Chacin

Maybe

Chris Stratton

Maybe

9/30

MIL vs STL

Matt Garza

Sit

Luke Weaver

Start

9/30

BAL vs TBR

Jeremy Hellickson

Sit

Chris Archer

Start

9/30

OAK vs TEX

Daniel Gossett

Sit

Andrew Cashner

Maybe

9/30

PIT vs WSH

Ivan Nova

Sit

A.J. Cole

Sit

10/1

HOU vs BOS

Dallas Keuchel

Maybe

Chris Sale

Start

10/1

CIN vs CHC

Rookie Davis

Sit

John Lackey

Maybe

10/1

CHW vs CLE

Carson Fulmer

Sit

Josh Tomlin

Sit

10/1

LAD vs COL

Clayton Kershaw

Start

Tyler Chatwood

Sit

10/1

ARI vs KCR

Zack Godley

Start

Jason Vargas

Sit

10/1

SEA vs LAA

Felix Hernandez

Maybe

Parker Bridwell

Sit

10/1

ATL vs MIA

Sean Newcomb

Sit

Jose Urena

Sit

10/1

DET vs MIN

Anibal Sanchez

Sit

Bartolo Colon

Sit

10/1

TOR vs NYY

Brett Anderson

Sit

CC Sabathia

Sit

10/1

NYM vs PHI

Seth Lugo

Sit

Nick Pivetta

Maybe

10/1

SDP vs SFG

Luis Perdomo

Maybe

Johnny Cueto

Start

10/1

MIL vs STL

Zach Davies

Maybe

Carlos Martinez

Start

10/1

BAL vs TBR

Ubaldo Jimenez

Sit

Blake Snell

Maybe

10/1

OAK vs TEX

Daniel Mengden

Sit

Cole Hamels

Maybe

10/1

PIT vs WSH

Gerrit Cole

Maybe

Max Scherzer

Start

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11 Responses to “The List 9/18: Who To Sit & Start For The Final Two Weeks”

  1. DDubbles September 19, 2017

    Nick! If I can only start one or two of these guys, which is the better matchup for my points league?

    Pomeranz vs. BAL
    Lamet vs. ARI
    Duffy vs. CHW
    Marquez vs. SDP
    Maeda vs. PHI
    Berrios vs. DET

    Reply
  2. Bobby

    Thoughts on Cueto vs. Col today? I know you tabbed him with “maybe” do you think this could be an upside play?

    Reply
    • Nick Pollack

      Yep, definitely an upside play though there is a sizable floor as Cueto has been sporadic through the year + the Rockies can turn it on while playing on the road.

      Reply
      • Bobby

        Still can’t believe I drafted him as my “ace” and even with him as a bust I’m still in the championship matchup this week. A lot of which had to do with your advice so thanks! What do you think happened to him this year? Blisters? Injury? Age? Do you see him as great buy-low in the drafts next year similar to what Grienke was this year?

        Reply
  3. Jaboy

    Are you worried about McHugh being on a pitch count and/or exiting early due to his fingernail issue?

    I like Marquez a lot, but think McHugh performs much better all things being equal.

    Reply
  4. save1eng

    @nick pollack h2h points finals. Would you stream Chatwood or junis tomorrow ? Corbin and bundy screwed me yesterday so im already down 10 points. I have Archer Nola and Godley going today. I dont feel good about Archer though.

    Reply
  5. Shiva Kamini

    Looks like Alex Wood’s start is 9/25 according to Yahoo. Will that mean he gets another start on 9/30?

    Reply
    • Nick Pollack

      I’m seeing the 26th for Wood with the Dodgers in a six-man rotation. Could be wrong, who knows down the stretch.

      Could mean Wood gets the last game of the season in Coors as they wouldn’t be using Wood as the Game 1/2/3 starter (Kershaw, Darvish, Hill).

      Reply

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