Sit/Start Week 16: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/22-7/28

Max Freeze ranks and provides a value for each starting pitcher based on their matchup next week.

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 16 start from 7/22 – 7/28:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

DateGameAway PitcherSit / StartHome PitcherSit / Start
7/22BAL vs ARIBrooksSit-2RayStart-8
7/22MIA vs CHWRichardsMaybe-5NovaMaybe-4
7/22OAK vs HOUBaileySit-2ColeStart-9
7/22CIN vs MILGrayStart-7AndersonMaybe-6
7/22NYY vs MINSabathiaMaybe-6PerezMaybe-5
7/22STL vs PITPonce de LeonStart-7AgrazalSit-3
7/22TEX vs SEAChavezSit-3GonzalesMaybe-5
7/22CHC vs SFGMillsMaybe-5AndersonMaybe-4
7/22BOS vs TBRRodriguezStart-7Opener/BeeksSit-3
7/22CLE vs TORClevingerStart-9BoruckiSit-2
7/22COL vs WSHLambertSit-3FeddeMaybe-4
TUESDAY – 7/23
7/23BAL vs ARIBundy, Inj?Sit-3KellyStart-7
7/23KCR vs ATLDuffyMaybe-4KeuchelStart-8
7/23MIA vs CHWSmithStart-7CoveyMaybe-5
7/23PHI vs DETVelasquezStart-7TurnbullMaybe-6
7/23OAK vs HOUFiersMaybe-4MileyStart-7
7/23LAA vs LADPenaMaybe-4MaedaStart-7
7/23CIN vs MILRoarkSit-3DaviesSit-3
7/23NYY vs MINGermanStart-7GibsonMaybe-5
7/23SDP vs NYMPaddackStart-8VargasMaybe-6
7/23STL vs PITHudsonMaybe-4ArcherStart-7
7/23TEX vs SEASampsonSit-3Opener/MiloneSit-3
7/23CHC vs SFGDarvishStart-8BumgarnerStart-8
7/23BOS vs TBRSaleStart-9ChirinosMaybe-6
7/23CLE vs TORBauerStart-8SanchezSit-2
7/23COL vs WSHGrayStart-7StrasburgStart-9
WEDNESDAY – 7/24
7/24BAL vs ARIMeansStart-7ClarkeSit-3
7/24KCR vs ATLKellerSit-2TeheranStart-7
7/24MIA vs CHWGallenStart-7LopezMaybe-6
7/24PHI vs DETNolaStart-9BoydStart-8
7/24OAK vs HOUBassittSit-3VerlanderStart-9
7/24LAA vs LADHarveySit-1StriplingStart-7
7/24CIN vs MILMahleMaybe-5ChacinSit-3
7/24NYY vs MINHappMaybe-6OdorizziStart-7
7/24SDP vs NYMLametStart-7SyndergaardStart-9
7/24STL vs PITWainwrightMaybe-5LylesMaybe-6
7/24TEX vs SEAMinorStart-7LeakeMaybe-5
7/24CHC vs SFGLesterStart-8BeedeMaybe-5
7/24BOS vs TBRPriceStart-7MortonStart-8
7/24CLE vs TORBieberStart-8StromanStart-7
7/24COL vs WSHFreelandSit-3CorbinStart-9
THURSDAY – 7/25
7/25NYY vs BOSTanakaStart-7PorcelloSit-3
7/25MIN vs CHWBerriosStart-8GiolitoStart-7
7/25CLE vs KCRPlutkoStart-7MontgomeryMaybe-5
7/25BAL vs LAAEshelmanSit-2BarriaMaybe-4
7/25SDP vs NYMLauerMaybe-4deGromStart-9
7/25TEX vs OAKJuradoMaybe-5B. AndersonMaybe-5
7/25STL vs PITMikolasMaybe-5WilliamsMaybe-6
7/25DET vs SEAZimmermannSit-3?????
7/25COL vs WSHSenzatelaSit-2SanchezMaybe-6
FRIDAY – 7/26
7/26NYY vs BOSPaxtonStart-7CashnerSit-3
7/26MIN vs CHWPinedaStart-7CeaseSit-3
7/26COL vs CINMarquezStart-7CastilloStart-8
7/26CLE vs KCRPlesacStart-7JunisMaybe-6
7/26BAL vs LAAWojciechowskiSit-2CanningStart-7
7/26ARI vs MIAGreinkeStart-9AlcantaraSit-3
7/26CHC vs MILQuintanaSit-3GonzalezMaybe-4
7/26PIT vs NYMMusgroveStart-7MatzMaybe-5
7/26TEX vs OAKLynnStart-7MengdenMaybe-5
7/26ATL vs PHISorokaStart-7ArrietaMaybe-4
7/26SFG vs SDPSamardzijaMaybe-6LucchesiStart-7
7/26DET vs SEANorrisSit-2KikuchiMaybe-4
7/26HOU vs STL?????FlahertyMaybe-6
7/26TBR vs TORMcKayMaybe-6ThorntonSit-3
7/26LAD vs WSHRyuStart-7????
SATURDAY – 7/27
7/27NYY vs BOSSabathiaMaybe-6RodriguezMaybe-5
7/27MIN vs CHWPerezStart-7NovaSit-2
7/27COL vs CINLambertSit-2DeSclafaniStart-7
7/27CLE vs KCRClevingerStart-9SparkmanMaybe-5
7/27BAL vs LAABrooksSit-2HeaneyStart-7
7/27ARI vs MIAYoungMaybe-6YamamotoStart-7
7/27CHC vs MILHendricksStart-7WoodruffStart-8
7/27PIT vs NYMAgrazalSit-3?????
7/27TEX vs OAKChavezSit-3BaileySit-3
7/27ATL vs PHIGausmanMaybe-4EflinSit-3
7/27SFG vs SDPPomeranzSit-2QuantrillStart-7
7/27DET vs SEA????GonzalesStart-7
7/27HOU vs STLArmenterosSit-3Ponce de LeonSit-3
7/27TBR vs TORYarbroughMaybe-6WaguespackSit-2
7/27LAD vs WSHKershawStart-8FeddeSit-3
SUNDAY – 7/28
7/28NYY vs BOSGermanMaybe-6SaleStart-8
7/28MIN vs CHWGibsonStart-7CoveySit-2
7/28COL vs CINGrayStart-7GrayStart-8
7/28CLE vs KCRBauerStart-9DuffyStart-7
7/28BAL vs LAABundy?Sit-3PenaStart-7
7/28ARI vs MIARayStart-8RichardsMaybe-6
7/28CHC vs MILMillsSit-2AndersonMaybe-5
7/28PIT vs NYMArcherMaybe-6VargasStart-7
7/28TEX vs OAKSampsonSit-3FiersStart-7
7/28ATL vs PHIGausmanSit-3Smyly?Sit-3
7/28SFG vs SDPAndersonMaybe-4PaddackStart-9
7/28DET vs SEATurnbullSit-3Opener/Milone?Maybe-6
7/28HOU vs STLColeStart-9HudsonSit-2
7/28TBR vs TORSnellStart-9BoruckiSit-2
7/28LAD vs WSHBuehlerStart-8StrasburgStart-7

Max Freeze

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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