Welcome to Sit/Start where, every Saturday here at Pitcher List, I review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: Start, Maybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are contingent and dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 Wins 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. I’m trying something new this week, so let me know what you think about it in the comments, suggestions are always welcome. I’m implementing a scoring system (1-10) next to each designation. 10 is a top tier start option and 1 is a bottom of the barrel option. Here are the labels: Start 7-10, Maybe 4-6, and Sit 1-3. For example, Max Scherzer at home against the Marlins would look like this Start-10. Meanwhile, Ivan Nova against the Yankees in New York would have this designation Sit-1.
You’ll notice a few question marks next to some of the names. These are either probable starters that have not been confirmed or is a situation where the team will use the bullpen to fill innings. As with the past couple Sit/Start articles, spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.
Here’s the massive table containing every Week 11 start from 6/10 – 6/16:
Note: These matchups are subject to change.
|Date||Game||Away Pitcher||Sit / Start||Home Pitcher||Sit / Start|
|6/10||PIT vs ATL||Musgrove||Maybe-6||Gausman||Sit-3|
|6/10||TEX vs BOS||Minor||Maybe-6||Sale||Start-10|
|6/10||WSH vs CHW||Sanchez||Maybe-6||Covey||Sit-2|
|6/10||CHC vs COL||Darvish||Maybe-5||Marquez||Maybe-6|
|6/10||LAD vs LAA||Ryu||Start-9||Opener/Pena?||Sit-3|
|6/10||STL vs MIA||Ponce de Leon||Maybe-6||Alcantara||Maybe-5|
|6/10||NYM vs NYY||Vargas||Sit-2||Paxton||Start-9|
|6/10||ARI vs PHI||Clarke||Sit-1||Eickhoff||Maybe-6|
|6/10||OAK vs TBR||Brooks||Sit-3||Morton||Start-9|
|6/11||PIT vs ATL||Archer||Maybe-4||Foltynewicz||Start-7|
|6/11||TOR vs BAL||Thornton||Maybe-5||Means||Maybe-6|
|6/11||TEX vs BOS||Jurado||Maybe-4||Bullpen/Shawaryn?||Sit-2|
|6/11||WSH vs CHW||Corbin||Start-8||Banuelos||Sit-2|
|6/11||CIN vs CLE||Castillo||Start-8||Bauer||Start-8|
|6/11||CHC vs COL||Quintana||Maybe-5||Lambert||Sit-3|
|6/11||MIL vs HOU||Nelson||Sit-3||Peacock||Start-7|
|6/11||DET vs KCR||Turnbull||Start-7||Junis||Start-7|
|6/11||LAD vs LAA||Maeda||Start-8||Skaggs||Maybe-4|
|6/11||STL vs MIA||Hudson||Start-7||Chen/Bullpen?||Sit-3|
|6/11||SEA vs MIN||Leake||Sit-3||Perez||Maybe-6|
|6/11||NYM vs NYY||Wheeler||Start-7||Happ||Start-7|
|6/11||ARI vs PHI||Duplantier||Maybe-5||Arrieta||Maybe-6|
|6/11||SDP vs SFG||Quantrill||Start-7||Beede||Sit-3|
|6/11||OAK vs TBR||Fiers||Sit-2||Opener/Beeks||Maybe-5|
|6/12||PIT vs ATL||Davis||Sit-1||Soroka||Start-8|
|6/12||TOR vs BAL||Jackson||Sit-1||Hess||Sit-2|
|6/12||TEX vs BOS||Lynn||Maybe-6||Porcello||Maybe-4|
|6/12||CIN vs CLE||DeSclafani||Maybe-5||Plesac||Maybe-6|
|6/12||CHC vs COL||Hamels||Maybe-6||Senzatela||Sit-1|
|6/12||MIL vs HOU||Peralta||Sit-2||Verlander||Start-9|
|6/12||DET vs KCR||Norris||Sit-3||Duffy||Maybe-6|
|6/12||STL vs MIA||Mikolas||Start-8||Urena||Maybe-6|
|6/12||SEA vs MIN||Milone||Sit-3||Berrios||Start-8|
|6/12||ARI vs PHI||Kelly||Sit-3||Eflin||Start-7|
|6/12||SDP vs SFG||Lucchesi||Start-7||Anderson||Maybe-5|
|6/12||OAK vs TBR||Anderson||Sit-2||Chirinos||Start-7|
|6/13||PIT vs ATL||Lyles||Maybe-6||Teheran||Start-7|
|6/13||TOR vs BAL||Stroman||Maybe-6||Ynoa||Sit-2|
|6/13||TEX vs BOS||Sampson||Sit-1||Price||Start-8|
|6/13||NYY vs CHW||German||Start-8||Nova||Sit-1|
|6/13||SDP vs COL||Margevicius||Sit-2||Gray||Maybe-5|
|6/13||DET vs KCR||Boyd||Start-9||Bailey||Sit-3|
|6/13||CHC vs LAD||Lester||Maybe-6||Kershaw||Start-9|
|6/13||SEA vs MIN||Gonzales||Sit-3||Pineda||Sit-3|
|6/13||STL vs NYM||Flaherty||Start-8||deGrom||Start-10|
|6/13||LAA vs TBR||Heaney||Start-7||Opener/Yarbrough||Maybe-5|
|6/13||ARI vs WSH||Greinke||Start-8||Fedde||Maybe-5|
|6/14||PHI vs ATL||Pivetta||Maybe-5||Fried||Start-7|
|6/14||BOS vs BAL||Rodriguez||Start-8||Cashner||Sit-1|
|6/14||NYY vs CHW||Sabathia||Sit-3||Giolito||Start-8|
|6/14||TEX vs CIN||Smyly||Sit-2||Mahle||Start-7|
|6/14||SDP vs COL||Lauer||Sit-2||Hoffman||Sit-2|
|6/14||CLE vs DET||Plutko?||Maybe-4||Soto?||Sit-2|
|6/14||TOR vs HOU||Sanchez||Sit-2||Cole||Start-10|
|6/14||CHC vs LAD||Hendricks||Start-7||Hill||Start-8|
|6/14||PIT vs MIA||Brault||Maybe-5||Richards||Start-7|
|6/14||KCR vs MIN||Keller||Sit-2||Gibson||Start-8|
|6/14||STL vs NYM||Wainwright||Maybe-6||Matz||Start-7|
|6/14||SEA vs OAK||Kikuchi||Maybe-5||Bassitt||Maybe-6|
|6/14||MIL vs SFG||Woodruff||Start-9||Pomeranz||Maybe-4|
|6/14||LAA vs TBR||Canning?||Maybe-6||Snell||Start-10|
|6/14||ARI vs WSH||Ray||Maybe-6||Scherzer||Start-10|
|6/15||PHI vs ATL||Nola||Start-8||Gausman||Sit-3|
|6/15||BOS vs BAL||Sale||Start-10||Bundy||Sit-3|
|6/15||NYY vs CHW||Tanaka||Start-8||Lopez||Sit-2|
|6/15||TEX vs CIN||Minor||Start-7||Roark||Maybe-5|
|6/15||SDP vs COL||Paddack||Start-7||Marquez||Start-7|
|6/15||CLE vs DET||Bieber||Start-10||Carpenter||Sit-3|
|6/15||TOR vs HOU||Richard||Sit-2||Valdez||Maybe-5|
|6/15||CHC vs LAD||Darvish||Maybe-6||Buehler||Start-9|
|6/15||PIT vs MIA||Musgrove||Start-8||Lopez||Start-8|
|6/15||KCR vs MIN||Sparkman||Sit-2||Odorizzi||Start-9|
|6/15||STL vs NYM||Ponce de Leon||Sit-3||Syndergaard||Start-8|
|6/15||SEA vs OAK||LeBlanc||Sit-3||Montas||Start-8|
|6/15||MIL vs SFG||Davies||Start-7||Samardzija||Sit-3|
|6/15||LAA vs TBR||Cahill||Sit-2||Morton||Start-9|
|6/15||ARI vs WSH||Clarke||Sit-2||Strasburg||Start-9|
|6/16||PHI vs ATL||Eickhoff||Maybe-5||Foltynewicz||Start-7|
|6/16||BOS vs BAL||Bullpen/Shawaryn?||Sit-3||Means||Sit-3|
|6/16||NYY vs CHW||Paxton||Start-9||Covey||Sit-1|
|6/16||TEX vs CIN||Jurado||Maybe-6||Gray||Maybe-5|
|6/16||SDP vs COL||Quantrill||Sit-3||Lambert||Maybe-4|
|6/16||CLE vs DET||Bauer||Start-9||Turnbull||Start-7|
|6/16||TOR vs HOU||Thornton||Sit-3||Miley||Start-7|
|6/16||CHC vs LAD||Quintana||Maybe-6||Ryu||Start-8|
|6/16||PIT vs MIA||Archer||Start-7||Alcantara||Maybe-6|
|6/16||KCR vs MIN||Junis||Sit-3||Perez||Start-7|
|6/16||STL vs NYM||Hudson||Maybe-5||Vargas||Maybe-6|
|6/16||SEA vs OAK||Leake||Maybe-5||Brooks||Sit-3|
|6/16||MIL vs SFG||Anderson||Maybe-6||Bumgarner||Start-9|
|6/16||LAA vs TBR||Opener/Pena?||Maybe-5||Opener/Beeks||Maybe-6|
|6/16||ARI vs WSH||Duplantier||Sit-3||Sanchez||Start-7|
Canning got bumped to Monday. Still probably a sit though? If you had to give it a # the 4-5 range?
Yeah, I like the start against TBR a little better, so you nailed it. He’d be a 4 or 5 at home against OAK who is much better offensively on the road and seems to be at full strength.
I went by strict numbers and started Eichoff over Canning (lower team and trying to be under the 200 start limit after a heavy week last week)
Yikes. Not an indictment against your rankings which i think were fair. Sometimes you just gotta go with your gut and ride your guy against the tough team
Hi Max, just wanted to let you know that I love the new ranking system you’ve implemented! I think it is especially helpful for the “Maybe” category. Keep up the good work!
Thank you Kyle, that’s great to hear! I appreciate you checking out the article and the site!
Just to follow along with the other commentor, big fan of the new system and the added granularity. Really helps provide some color when one has to make a borderline decision. Great stuff.
Thank you StatsDontLie! glad the hear there’s been some positive feedback, hopefully this helps you out now & in the future.
The New ranking system is great.
Thank you Andy, I appreciate that!
Looks like Skaggs was bumped to the 13th @TB. Does that impact him at all?
Eh, he’s still a maybe. Probably give him a 5 but TB is also a tough opponent, so I don’t love it
I like the new numbers format. It particularly helps in the maybe category.
I would also use the sign @ to designate where the game is being held. I know that is important to me, especially at Coors.
Thank you James, I’ll look into adding that next time.
Ranking system is a keeper. Love it!
Thanks Brandon, I’m glad you like it! Hopefully it will make decisions a little bit easier going forward.
It looks like Woodruff is going vs the Astros on Wednesday instead of Peralta. Is Woodruff still a maybe?
I do like that you put a number system now on start or sit… it really gives you a better idea to where that pitcher stands… Lets Go!
Thanks Brandon, that’s great to hear! Here’s hoping it helps going forward.
Thanks Brandon, that’s great to hear! Here’s hoping it helps going forward.
Max, Can you add full names to this list? That way those of us who use FantasyPros Google Chrome player plug-in can see who is and isn’t available? Also how often during the week do you update this or is just a one-time post? Thanks!!
also LOVE the new ranking system on here!!