Sit/Start Week 19: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/12-8/18

Max Freeze covers and rates all starting pitcher matchups for next week 8/12-8/18.

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. A few months ago, I implemented a scoring system (1-10) next to each designation. A score of 10 is a top-tier start option and a score of 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” href=”https://pitcherlist.com/Max-Scherzer/” rel=”nofollow”>Max Scherzer at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10Meanwhile, David Hess 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 19 start from 8/12 to 8/18:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

DateGameAway PitcherSit / StartHome PitcherSit / Start
8/12HOU vs CHWGreinkeStart-9CeaseMaybe-4
8/12BOS vs CLERodriguezMaybe-6PlesacSit-3
8/12ARI vs COLKellySit-2LambertSit-1
8/12PIT vs LAAKellerMaybe-4SuarezMaybe-5
8/12BAL vs NYY????PaxtonStart-8
8/12BAL vs NYYMeansSit-3Opener/Cortes?Maybe-4
8/12TBR vs SDP????LucchesiStart-7
8/12TEX vs TORJuradoSit-3????
8/12CIN vs WSHDeSclafaniMaybe-6FeddeSit-3
TUESDAY – 8/13
8/13NYM vs ATLWheelerStart-8FriedStart-7
8/13HOU vs CHWColeStart-10NovaSit-3
8/13BOS vs CLESaleStart-8ClevingerStart-8
8/13ARI vs COLGallenMaybe-5GrayMaybe-5
8/13SEA vs DETKikuchiMaybe-5VanHagenSit-3
8/13STL vs KCRFlahertyStart-9SparkmanMaybe-5
8/13PIT vs LAAWilliamsSit-3PetersSit-3
8/13LAD vs MIAKershawStart-10YamamotoMaybe-4
8/13MIN vs MILPerezSit-3AndersonMaybe-5
8/13BAL vs NYYBundySit-3GermanStart-7
8/13CHC vs PHIQuintanaMaybe-6VargasMaybe-4
8/13TBR vs SDPMcKayStart-7LauerSit-3
8/13OAK vs SFGB. AndersonMaybe-6Rodriguez?Sit-2
8/13TEX vs TORLynnStart-8PannoneSit-2
8/13CIN vs WSHWoodMaybe-5RossSit-3
WEDNESDAY – 8/14
8/14NYM vs ATLMatzMaybe-5KeuchelStart-7
8/14HOU vs CHWMileyStart-7DetwilerSit-1
8/14BOS vs CLEJohnson/Velazquez?Sit-3BieberStart-8
8/14ARI vs COLRayStart-7FreelandSit-1
8/14SEA vs DETGonzalesStart-7AlexanderMaybe-5
8/14STL vs KCRHudsonSit-3LopezSit-3
8/14PIT vs LAAArcherMaybe-5BarriaMaybe-4
8/14LAD vs MIAMayStart-7HernandezMaybe-5
8/14MIN vs MILGibsonMaybe-5GonzalezMaybe-6
8/14BAL vs NYYBrooksSit-2HappMaybe-5
8/14CHC vs PHIHamelsStart-7NolaStart-7
8/14TBR vs SDPOpener/BeeksMaybe-5QuantrillMaybe-6
8/14OAK vs SFGBaileySit-3BumgarnerStart-9
8/14TEX vs TORAllardSit-2Reid-FoleySit-3
8/14CIN vs WSHBauerStart-7StrasburgStart-8
THURSDAY – 8/15
8/15SFG vs ARIBeedeSit-3YoungStart-7
8/15NYM vs ATLStromanMaybe-5TeheranMaybe-5
8/15STL vs CINWainwrightSit-3GrayStart-7
8/15SEA vs DETMiloneMaybe-5BoydStart-8
8/15CHW vs LAALopezMaybe-5HeaneyStart-7
8/15LAD vs MIABuehlerStart-10SmithStart-7
8/15CLE vs NYYPlutkoSit-3TanakaMaybe-6
8/15HOU vs OAKSanchezStart-7FiersMaybe-5
8/15CHC vs PHIDarvishStart-8SmylyMaybe-4
8/15MIN vs TEXSmeltzerSit-3PayanoSit-3
FRIDAY – 8/16
8/16SFG vs ARISamardzijaMaybe-5LeakeMaybe-6
8/16LAD vs ATLMaedaMaybe-6SorokaStart-7
8/16BAL vs BOSEshelmanSit-1PorcelloMaybe-5
8/16STL vs CINMikolasMaybe-5CastilloStart-9
8/16MIA vs COLAlcantaraSit-2MarquezStart-7
8/16NYM vs KCRSyndergaardStart-9KellerMaybe-5
8/16CHW vs LAAGiolitoStart-8SandovalMaybe-4
8/16CLE vs NYYCivaleSit-2????
8/16HOU vs OAKVerlanderStart-9RoarkSit-3
8/16SDP vs PHIPaddackStart-8VelasquezStart-7
8/16CHC vs PITHendricksStart-7MusgroveMaybe-5
8/16DET vs TBRTurnbullMaybe-4MortonStart-9
8/16MIN vs TEXOdorizziMaybe-5MinorMaybe-6
8/16SEA vs TORLeBlancSit-2WaguespackSit-3
8/16MIL vs WSHHouserSit-3CorbinStart-7
SATURDAY – 8/17
8/17SFG vs ARIMenezSit-3KellyStart-7
8/17LAD vs ATLRyuStart-7FoltynewiczSit-3
8/17BAL vs BOSWojciechowskiSit-2CashnerSit-3
8/17STL vs CINWachaSit-2DeSclafaniStart-7
8/17MIA vs COLNoesiSit-1LambertSit-2
8/17NYM vs KCRdeGromStart-9MontgomeryMaybe-4
8/17CHW vs LAACeaseStart-7SuarezMaybe-6
8/17CLE vs NYYPlesacSit-3PaxtonStart-7
8/17HOU vs OAKGreinkeStart-8BassittMaybe-4
8/17SDP vs PHILametMaybe-6ArrietaMaybe-5
8/17CHC vs PITLesterMaybe-5BraultSit-3
8/17DET vs TBRNorrisSit-3YarbroughStart-7
8/17MIN vs TEXBerriosStart-7JuradoSit-2
8/17SEA vs TORKikuchiSit-3ThorntonSit-3
8/17MIL vs WSHLylesSit-3SanchezMaybe-6
SUNDAY – 8/18
8/18SFG vs ARI????GallenStart-8
8/18LAD vs ATLKershawStart-8FriedMaybe-5
8/18BAL vs BOSMeansSit-3RodriguezStart-7
8/18STL vs CINFlahertyStart-8WoodStart-7
8/18MIA vs COLYamamotoMaybe-4GrayStart-7
8/18NYM vs KCRWheelerStart-9JunisMaybe-6
8/18CHW vs LAANovaSit-3PetersSit-3
8/18CLE vs NYYClevingerStart-8GermanStart-7
8/18HOU vs OAKColeStart-9B. AndersonSit-3
8/18SDP vs PHILucchesiMaybe-6VargasMaybe-5
8/18CHC vs PITQuintanaStart-7WilliamsMaybe-5
8/18DET vs TBRVerHagenSit-2McKayStart-7
8/18MIN vs TEXPerezSit-3LynnStart-7
8/18SEA vs TORGonzalesMaybe-4????
8/18MIL vs WSHAndersonMaybe-5FeddeMaybe-4

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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