Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 4/4

Nick Pollack ranks every starting pitcher matchup for today's games.

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.

Pitchers highlighted in yellow = Possible streaming options.

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Trevor Bauer vs. TOR
2 James Paxton @ BAL
3 Noah Syndergaard vs. WSH
4 Stephen Strasburg @ NYM
5 Jack Flaherty vs. SD
6 Yusei Kikuchi @ CHW
7 Aaron Sanchez @ CLE
8 Yu Darvish @ ATL
9 Eduardo Rodriguez @ OAK
10 Jake Junis @ DET
11 Reynaldo Lopez vs. SEA
12 Spencer Turnbull vs. KC
13 Tyler Mahle @ PIT
14 Matt Harvey vs. TEX
15 Alex Cobb vs. NYY
16 Nick Margevicius @ STL
17 Edinson Volquez @ LAA
18 Max Fried vs. CHC
19 Brett Anderson vs. BOS
20 Jordan Lyles vs. CIN

(Photo by Mary Holt/Icon Sportswire)

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

  • Avatar Anonymous says:

    Kikuchi should start tomorrow, unless they skip him. (Helpful i know.)

  • Avatar theKraken says:

    The entire landscape for SP is going to get all messed up with this weather. Guys will not only get pushed back but starts will get skipped etc. April!

  • Avatar Karltoons says:

    This list is a godsend… Spot starting Mahle tonight!

    • Nick Pollack Nick Pollack says:

      Good luck! It’s a bit risky in a 12-teamer, and let’s hope his new curveball gets the job done.

  • Avatar Allen says:

    Flaherty’s start got pushed back to Friday due to the game being postponed (weather)

  • Avatar Pete says:

    ‪Due to start limit.. can only pick one. ERod today; Skaggs v Tex; Caleb @atl; thoughts?‬ H2H category w/ qs included.

  • Avatar Dom Trakillo says:

    Is it time to panic on Eovaldi? Considering dropping for Caleb Smith. What more do we need to see out of each to make that move?

  • Avatar Jake says:

    This is a great article…but is there a chance you can post it a day earlier? It doesn’t help those of us who need to make waiver moves the day prior.

  • Avatar theKraken says:

    I gotta say that the Statcast SB prediction thing is just about the stupidest idea I have seen in a while. The idea that success is based on the lead-off length in real-time is just a fundamental lack of understanding of baseball. Pitchers allow SBs, runners don’t get them with big leads. Not to mention that most actual success is based on throw accuracy, pitch location, tags and replays which can’t be predicted – they could easily be analyzed afterwards, but that isn’t predictive. On the other hand, maybe we can start to realize that the mysteries of the game are not being unraveled.

    All this really represents is a giant commercial for Amazon Web Services. It started off as Statcast… then it became Amazon Web Services, now they are rolling out the endgame which is Amazon AI. That’s all this ever was people. Its a commercial for Amazon embedded into the game. Do you think MLB pays Amazon for Statcast, MLB them free advertising for their “service” that they provide or Amazon pays MLB for advertising – which is what it always has been. MLB has essentially allowed Amazon to copyright baseball stats – MLB hit leaders, brought to you by Statcast! One thing is for sure – they are all making money hand over fist.

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