Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/29-8/4

Max Freeze places a valuation on every starting pitcher matchup for 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 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. A 10 is a top-tier start option and a 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 who 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 17 start from 7/29 to 8/4:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

DateGameAway PitcherSit / StartHome PitcherSit / Start
7/29PIT vs CINLylesSit-3S. GrayStart-8
7/29LAD vs COLMaedaSit-3J. GraySit-3
7/29TOR vs KCRPannoneSit-2KellerMaybe-5
7/29DET vs LAAZimmermannSit-2BarriaStart-7
7/29ARI vs MIAKellyStart-7SmithStart-8
7/29BAL vs SDPYnoa?Sit-3LametStart-7
7/29ATL vs WSHKeuchelStart-7CorbinStart-8
Tuesday – 7/30
7/30TBR vs BOSMortonStart-8PriceStart-7
7/30NYM vs CHWSyndergaardStart-8LopezStart-7
7/30PIT vs CINMusgroveMaybe-4RoarkMaybe-4
7/30HOU vs CLEVerlanderStart-9BieberStart-7
7/30LAD vs COLStriplingSit-3FreelandSit-1
7/30TOR vs KCRStromanStart-8MontgomerySit-3
7/30DET vs LAAVerHagenSit-2CanningStart-7
7/30MIN vs MIAOdorizziStart-7GallenStart-7
7/30ARI vs NYYClarkeSit-2HappMaybe-5
7/30MIL vs OAK????BassittSit-3
7/30SFG vs PHIBeedeMaybe-5SmylyStart-7
7/30BAL vs SDPEshelmanSit-3LauerSit-3
7/30CHC vs STLDarvishMaybe-6WainwrightSit-3
7/30SEA vs TEXLeakeMaybe-4MinorStart-7
7/30ATL vs WSHTeheranSit-3ScherzerStart-8
Wednesday – 7/31
7/31TBR vs BOSYarbroughMaybe-5PorcelloSit-3
7/31NYM vs CHWdeGromStart-9GiolitoStart-7
7/31PIT vs CINAgrazalSit-3CastilloStart-8
7/31HOU vs CLEUrquidyStart-7PlutkoSit-2
7/31LAD vs COLRyuStart-7HoffmanSit-1
7/31TOR vs KCRWaguespackMaybe-4JunisMaybe-5
7/31DET vs LAANorrisSit-3SuarezMaybe-5
7/31MIN vs MIABerriosStart-9AlcantaraSit-2
7/31ARI vs NYYGreinkeStart-7TanakaMaybe-5
7/31MIL vs OAKGonzalezMaybe-5B. AndersonSit-3
7/31SFG vs PHISamardzijaSit-3VelasquezStart-7
7/31CHC vs STLHendricksStart-7MikolasMaybe-6
7/31SEA vs TEXLeBlanc?Sit-2JuradoSit-3
7/31ATL vs WSHSorokaStart-7SanchezMaybe-5
Thursday – 8/1
8/1CIN vs ATLDeSclafaniMaybe-5FriedMaybe-6
8/1TOR vs BALBoruckiSit-2WojciechowskiMaybe-6
8/1TBR vs BOSOpener/Beeks?Sit-2CashnerMaybe-4
8/1NYM vs CHWWheelerStart-7CeaseMaybe-4
8/1HOU vs CLEColeStart-9PlesacSit-3
8/1SDP vs LADLucchesiSit-3KershawStart-9
8/1MIN vs MIAPinedaStart-8YamamotoSit-3
8/1MIL vs OAKAndersonMaybe-5MengdenSit-3
8/1SFG vs PHIAndersonSit-3ArrietaMaybe-6
8/1CHC vs STLLesterMaybe-6FlahertyStart-7
Friday – 8/2
8/2WSH vs ARIStrasburgStart-8YoungSit-3
8/2CIN vs ATLWoodMaybe-4GausmanMaybe-6
8/2TOR vs BALSanchezSit-1BrooksSit-2
8/2MIL vs CHCDaviesSit-3QuintanaMaybe-4
8/2LAA vs CLETropeanoSit-3ClevingerStart-8
8/2SFG vs COLBumgarnerStart-7MarquezMaybe-5
8/2SEA vs HOUKikuchiSit-1MileyStart-7
8/2SDP vs LADQuantrill?Sit-3BuehlerStart-9
8/2KCR vs MINSparkmanSit-2PerezStart-7
8/2BOS vs NYYRodriguezStart-7PaxtonMaybe-5
8/2CHW vs PHINovaSit-2EflinMaybe-6
8/2NYM vs PITMatzMaybe-5WilliamsMaybe-6
8/2DET vs TEXAlexanderSit-2LynnStart-9
Saturday – 8/3
8/3WSH vs ARICorbinStart-8RayStart-7
8/3CIN vs ATLGrayStart-7KeuchelStart-7
8/3TOR vs BALPannoneSit-2BundySit-3
8/3MIL vs CHC????Hamels?Maybe-6
8/3LAA vs CLEPenaMaybe-4BauerStart-8
8/3SFG vs COL????LambertSit-2
8/3SEA vs HOUGonzalesSit-2Armenteros?Maybe-5
8/3SDP vs LADPaddackStart-7MaedaStart-7
8/3KCR vs MINDuffySit-3GibsonStart-7
8/3BOS vs NYYSaleStart-8SabathiaMaybe-6
8/3BOS vs NYY????GermanMaybe-4
8/3STL vs OAKPonce de LeonMaybe-5BaileySit-3
8/3CHW vs PHICoveySit-2NolaStart-9
8/3NYM vs PITVargasMaybe-6ArcherMaybe-6
8/3MIA vs TBRRichardsSit-3ChirinosStart-7
8/3DET vs TEXBoydStart-7SampsonMaybe-4
Sunday – 8/4
8/4WSH vs ARIScherzerStart-9KellySit-3
8/4CIN vs ATLRoarkSit-3TeheranSit-3
8/4TOR vs BALStromanStart-7Ynoa?Sit-2
8/4MIL vs CHC????DarvishMaybe-5
8/4LAA vs CLEBarriaMaybe-5BieberStart-8
8/4SFG vs COLBeedeSit-2GrayMaybe-6
8/4SEA vs HOUMiloneSit-2VerlanderStart-9
8/4SDP vs LADLametMaybe-4StriplingStart-7
8/4KCR vs MINKellerSit-2OdorizziStart-7
8/4BOS vs NYYPriceMaybe-4HappSit-3
8/4STL vs OAKHudsonSit-3FiersMaybe-6
8/4CHW vs PHILopezMaybe-5SmylyMaybe-6
8/4NYM vs PITSyndergaardStart-8LylesMaybe-4
8/4MIA vs TBRSmithStart-7MortonStart-10
8/4DET vs TEXZimmermannSit-1Payano?Maybe-5

Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)

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.

  • Avatar Mallex P. Keaton says:

    Max, the breaks separating the different days’ slates is a welcome addition. Thanks for that and your work in general.

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