Sit/Start Week 15: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/15-7/21

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: StartMaybe, 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’ve recently changed the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. Here’s an overview. 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-10Meanwhile, 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 are situations where the team will use the bullpen to fill innings. As with the past several 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 15 start from 7/15 – 7/21:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/15 TOR vs BOS Thornton Sit-2 Porcello Maybe-6
7/15 CIN vs CHC Castillo Start-9 Hendricks Start-8
7/15 DET vs CLE Norris Sit-3 Plesac?? Start-7
7/15 SFG vs COL Pomeranz Sit-1 Marquez Maybe-6
7/15 SFG vs COL ??? ???
7/15 CHW vs KCR Giolito Start-9 Junis Maybe-5
7/15 HOU vs LAA Peacock Maybe-6 Canning?? Maybe-6
7/15 ATL vs MIL Fried Maybe-5 Houser Sit-3
7/15 TBR vs NYY Snell Start-8 Paxton Start-8
7/15 LAD vs PHI Buehler Start-9 Eflin Sit-3
7/15 PIT vs STL Musgrove Start-7 Flaherty Start-7
TUESDAY – 7/16
7/16 WSH vs BAL Scherzer, Inj? Start-8 Opener/Wojciechowski? Sit-1
7/16 TOR vs BOS Reid-Foley? Sit-2 Velazquez Sit-3
7/16 CIN vs CHC DeSclafani Maybe-6 Alzolay Sit-3
7/16 DET vs CLE ???? Plutko? Maybe-6
7/16 SFG vs COL Samardzija Sit-3 Lambert Sit-2
7/16 CHW vs KCR Cease Start-7 Sparkman Sit-3
7/16 HOU vs LAA Valdez Sit-3 Heaney Maybe-6
7/16 SDP vs MIA Paddack Start-9 Yamamoto Start-7
7/16 ATL vs MIL Wilson Sit-3 Woodruff Start-8
7/16 NYM vs MIN Wheeler Start-7 Perez Maybe-6
7/16 TBR vs NYY Opener/??? Sabathia Maybe-5
7/16 SEA vs OAK Gonzales Maybe-5 Mengden Maybe-4
7/16 LAD vs PHI Kershaw Start-8 Velasquez Sit-3
7/16 PIT vs STL Agrazal Sit-2 Wacha Sit-3
7/16 ARI vs TEX Young Sit-3 Lynn Start-9
WEDNESDAY – 7/17
7/17 WSH vs BAL Strasburg Start-8 Bundy Sit-3
7/17 TOR vs BOS Sanchez Sit-2 Rodriguez Start-7
7/17 CIN vs CHC Gray Start-7 Darvish Start-7
7/17 DET vs CLE Turnbull Maybe-4 Clevinger Start-9
7/17 SFG vs COL Anderson Sit-2 Gray Maybe-6
7/17 CHW vs KCR Nova Sit-3 Duffy, Inj? Start-7
7/17 HOU vs LAA Cole Start-9 Opener/Pena Maybe-6
7/17 SDP vs MIA Allen Start-7 Richards Maybe-6
7/17 ATL vs MIL Keuchel Maybe-6 Anderson Maybe-5
7/17 NYM vs MIN Matz Sit-3 Pineda Start-7
7/17 TBR vs NYY Chirinos Maybe-6 German Start-7
7/17 SEA vs OAK Milone Maybe-4 T. Anderson Sit-3
7/17 LAD vs PHI Maeda Start-7 Pivetta Sit-3
7/17 PIT vs STL Archer Start-7 Wainwright Maybe-5
7/17 ARI vs TEX Ray Start-7 Chavez Maybe-5
THURSDAY – 7/18
7/18 MIL vs ARI Davies Maybe-5 Kelly Maybe-5
7/18 WSH vs ATL Voth Sit-2 Teheran Maybe-4
7/18 TOR vs BOS Richard Sit-1 Sale Start-10
7/18 STL vs CIN Hudson Sit-3 Roark Maybe-6
7/18 DET vs CLE Boyd Start-8 Bauer Start-8
7/18 CHW vs KCR Covey Sit-3 Keller Maybe-5
7/18 HOU vs LAA Miley Maybe-6 Harvey Sit-2
7/18 SDP vs MIA Lamet Start-7 Smith Start-8
7/18 OAK vs MIN Fiers Sit-3 Gibson Maybe-6
7/18 TBR vs NYY Morton Start-7 Happ Maybe-4
7/18 LAD vs PHI Stripling Maybe-6 Nola Start-7
7/18 NYM vs SFG Vargas Start-7 Bumgarner Start-8
FRIDAY – 7/19
7/19 MIL vs ARI Chacin Sit-3 Greinke Start-8
7/19 WSH vs ATL Corbin Start-7 Soroka Start-7
7/19 BOS vs BAL Price Start-8 Means Maybe-4
7/19 SDP vs CHC Lucchesi Maybe-6 Lester Start-7
7/19 STL vs CIN Mikolas Maybe-5 Mahle Maybe-6
7/19 KCR vs CLE Bailey Maybe-4 Bieber Start-9
7/19 TOR vs DET Stroman Start-8 Zimmermann Maybe-4
7/19 TEX vs HOU Minor Maybe-6 Verlander Start-8
7/19 MIA vs LAD Gallen Maybe-5 Ryu Start-9
7/19 OAK vs MIN Bassitt Sit-3 Odorizzi Start-7
7/19 COL vs NYY Freeland Sit-3 Tanaka Start-7
7/19 PHI vs PIT Arrieta Maybe-6 Lyles Maybe-5
7/19 LAA vs SEA Suarez Sit-2 Leake Maybe-4
7/19 NYM vs SFG Syndergaard Start-8 Beede Maybe-5
7/19 CHW vs TBR Lopez Sit-3 McKay Start-7
SATURDAY – 7/20
7/20 MIL vs ARI Houser Maybe-5 Clarke? Sit-2
7/20 WSH vs ATL Sanchez Maybe-5 Fried Maybe-6
7/20 BOS vs BAL Porcello  Maybe-5 Cashner Sit-3
7/20 SDP vs CHC Quantrill? Sit-3 Quintana Maybe-6
7/20 STL vs CIN Flaherty? Maybe-6 Castillo Start-8
7/20 KCR vs CLE Junis Sit-3 Plesac?? Start-7
7/20 TOR vs DET Thornton Start-7 Norris Sit-3
7/20 TEX vs HOU Jurado Sit-1 Peacock Maybe-6
7/20 MIA vs LAD Alcantara Sit-2 Buehler Start-10
7/20 OAK vs MIN B. Anderson Sit-3 Berrios Start-8
7/20 COL vs NYY Senzatela Sit-2 Paxton Start-8
7/20 PHI vs PIT Eflin Maybe-6 Williams Start-7
7/20 LAA vs SEA Canning Start-7 LeBlanc Sit-3
7/20 NYM vs SFG deGrom Start-10 Pomeranz Maybe-4
7/20 CHW vs TBR Giolito Start-8 Snell Start-9
SUNDAY – 7/21
7/21 MIL vs ARI Woodruff Start-8 Young Maybe-5
7/21 WSH vs ATL Scherzer, Inj? Start-8 Wilson Sit-3
7/21 BOS vs BAL Velazquez Sit-3 Ynoa Sit-1
7/21 SDP vs CHC Paddack Start-7 Hendricks Start-8
7/21 STL vs CIN Wacha Sit-2 DeSclafani Maybe-6
7/21 KCR vs CLE Sparkman Sit-2 Plutko? Start-7
7/21 TOR vs DET Reid-Foley? Maybe-5 ???
7/21 TEX vs HOU Lynn Start-7 Valdez Maybe-4
7/21 MIA vs LAD Yamamoto Maybe-4 Kershaw Start-10
7/21 OAK vs MIN Mengden Sit-2 Perez Start-7
7/21 COL vs NYY Marquez Start-7 Sabathia Start-7
7/21 PHI vs PIT Velasquez Start-7 Musgrove Start-8
7/21 LAA vs SEA Heaney Start-7 Kikuchi Sit-3
7/21 NYM vs SFG Wheeler Start-9 Samardzija Start-7
7/21 CHW vs TBR Cease Maybe-5 Opener/???
Max Freeze http://www.freezestats.com

Max is the founder of the FreezeStats Blog and currently writes for PitcherList and FantasyPros. Max is a lifelong Cubs fan who used to pretend he was Andre Dawson while hitting rocks in his backyard as a kid.

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