Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/23 & 4/24

Here are your morning rankings for today’s starting pitcher options.

It’s not perfect and will be far from the actual results at the end of the day, though it should give guidance for those questioning who to slot into your lineup on a given day.

Note: I’ve made a change moving forward to this daily article. I’ll now be including a second table for tomorrow’s starting pitcher matchups as well, helping everyone get a jump on their nightly pickups. Please note that these matchups are subject to change, though, and there will be times when I have the incorrect pitcher going. I thank you for your future understanding.

Pitchers highlighted in yellow = Possible streaming options.

FS = False Starter where there is an assumed opener actually starting the game.

Red = Postponed.


Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Carlos Carrasco vs. MIA
2 Chris Sale vs. DET
3 Patrick Corbin @ COL
4 Zack Wheeler vs. PHI
5 Domingo German @ LAA
6 Matt Boyd vs. BOS
7 Luke Weaver @ PIT
8 Kevin Gausman @ CIN
9 Pablo Lopez @ CLE
10 Sonny Gray vs. ATL
11 Trevor Williams vs. ARI
12 Frankie Montas vs. TEX
13 Kenta Maeda @ CHC
14 Jose Quintana vs. LAD
15 Zach Eflin @ NYM
16 Michael Wacha vs. MIL
14 Trent Thornton vs. SF
12 Michael Pineda @ HOU
19 Wade Miley vs. MIN
20 Ivan Nova @ BAL
21 Jeff Samardzija @ TOR
22 Erik Swanson @ SD
23 Nick Margevicius vs. SEA
24 Spencer Turnbull BOS
25 Zach Davies @ STL
26 Homer Bailey  TB
27 Lance Lynn @ OAK
28 Chris Stratton vs. NYY
29 Jalen Beeks? – FS vs. KC
30 Andrew Cashner vs. CHW
31 Chad Bettsi vs. WSH
32 Hector Velazquez? vs. DET


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings



Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Justin Verlander vs. MIN
2 Walker Buehler @ CHC
3 German Marquez vs. WSH
4 Chris Paddack vs. SEA
5 Mike Soroka @ CIN
6 Eduardo Rodriguez vs. DET
7 Jordan Lyles vs. ARI
8 Merrill Kelly @ PIT
9 Cole Hamels vs. LAD
10 CC Sabathia @ LAA
11 Vince Velasquez @ NYM
12 Clay Buchholz vs. SF
13 Drew Pomeranz @ TOR
14 Jakob Junis TB?
15 Jhoulys Chacin @ STL
16 Sandy Alcantara @ CLE
17 Felix Pena vs. NYY
18 Tanner Roark vs. ATL
19 Ervin Santana @ BAL
20 Aaron Brooks vs. TEX
21 Felix Hernandez @ SD
22 Drew Smyly @ OAK
23 Tyson Ross @ BOS
24 Adam Wainwright vs. MIL
25 Anibal Sanchez @ COL
26 John Means vs. CHW
27 Jason Vargas vs. PHI
28 Adam Plutko? vs. MIA
29 Ryan Yarbrough? – FS vs. KC
30 Minnesota Spot Starter @ HOU

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)

Nick Pollack

Founder of PitcherList.com. Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.




Why so down on Maeda? He has a 14% swingingstrike% and Chicago should be pretty cold (pitcher weather) tonight.

Nick Pollack

He’s a bit volatile and while I certainly love the strikeout ability, he’s been a bit middling thus far + a date in Wrigley could be shaky. (I’m not sure the cold weather helps or hurts Maeda!)


Not sure of the best way to push this idea forward, but the Internet is missing a place to recap yesterday’s minor league performances. A lot of content gets published here and I would bet that a regular minor league column would get the views of many other columns collectively. Minorleagueball used to do it but they are defunct. You don’t have to get them all, but a few notable performances is a start and the community takes it from there.

Nick Pollack

That’s definitely something to consider! We do have a weekly rundown of the notable performances and it can be tough to track down *all* the games and sift through what to talk about every day.

Definitely something to be open to and I’ll bring it up to the team.


Michael Wacha is on the IL. PonceDeLeon is making the start today. If he’s as good as Wacha, I’ll be happy.

Brian F.

Great lists! I have to make a decision tonight…It’s either slot in Rich Hill for the week (Hill potential start this weekend vs. Pit) or Chris Paddack for the week (Paddack tomorrow vs. Sea), thoughts?

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