Sit/Start Week 2: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/27-8/2

Max Freeze rates all SP matchups for the week ahead.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where every Saturday here at Pitcher List, we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: Start, Maybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 wins 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. Last year, I modified the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. Here’s an overview. 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 at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10. Meanwhile, Kendall Graveman against the Rockies in Colorado would have this designation: Sit-1.

It’s important to note that several teams have not officially announced how their rotations will unfold but given the information we have, the starters listed below are the expected starters for week 2. 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 2 start from 7/27 – 8/2:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

DateGameAway PitcherSit / StartHome PitcherSit / Start
07/27NYM vs BOSWachaSit-2Opener/Valdez?Sit-3
07/27CHC vs CINLesterMaybe-4MileyMaybe-5
07/27CHW vs CLECeaseMaybe-5CivaleMaybe-6
07/27KCR vs DETJ. LopezSit-3FulmerSit-3
07/27SEA vs HOUGravemanSit-1JamesStart-8
07/27BAL vs MIAWojciechowskiMaybe-5P. LopezStart-7
07/27LAA vs OAKCanningMaybe-6BassittMaybe-5
07/27NYY vs PHIHappMaybe-5ArrietaSit-3
07/27MIL vs PITHouserStart-8HollandSit-2
07/27ARI vs SDPWeaverStart-7DaviesSit-3
07/27ATL vs TBRFoltynewiczSit-3GlasnowStart-8
07/27TOR vs WSHThorntonSit-2An. SanchezMaybe-4
TUESDAY – 7/28
07/28NYM vs BOSOswaltSit-2HallSit-1
07/28CHC vs CINMillsMaybe-5MahleMaybe-6
07/28CHW vs CLERodonSit-3PlesacSit-3
07/28KCR vs DETSparkmanSit-2AgrazalSit-3
07/28LAD vs HOUBuehlerStart-7ValdezSit-2
07/28SEA vs LAASheffieldSit-3Andriese/PenaMaybe-4
07/28BAL vs MIAStewartSit-2HernandezMaybe-4
07/28STL vs MINMikolasMaybe-4BaileyMaybe-6
07/28COL vs OAKSenzatelaSit-3MengdenSit-3
07/28NYY vs PHIColeStart-9EflinSit-3
07/28MIL vs PITLindblomMaybe-6Brault/KuhlSit-3
07/28SDP vs SFGLucchesiMaybe-5CuetoStart-7
07/28ATL vs TBRWrightMaybe-5ChirinosMaybe-6
07/28ARI vs TEXKellyMaybe-5GibsonMaybe-6
07/28TOR vs WSHRoarkSit-3VothMaybe-5
WEDNESDAY – 7/29
07/29TBR vs ATLMortonStart-7SorokaStart-7
07/29MIA vs BALAlcantaraStart-7MiloneSit-3
07/29CHC vs CINHendricksStart-7GrayStart-8
07/29CHW vs CLEGiolitoStart-7BieberStart-9
07/29KCR vs DETDuffyMaybe-6BoydStart-7
07/29LAD vs HOUMaySit-3VerlanderStart-8
07/29SEA vs LAADunnSit-2SandovalMaybe-4
07/29STL vs MINMartinezMaybe-6HillMaybe-5
07/29BOS vs NYMEovaldiMaybe-5deGromStart-8
07/29PHI vs NYYNolaStart-7MontgomeryMaybe-6
07/29COL vs OAKMarquezStart-7MontasStart-8
07/29MIL vs PITWoodruffStart-8MusgroveStart-7
07/29SDP vs SFGPaddackStart-9SamardzijaSit-3
07/29ARI vs TEXBumgarnerMaybe-5LynnStart-8
07/29WSH vs TORScherzerStart-8RyuStart-7
THURSDAY – 7/30
07/30LAD vs ARIStriplingStart-7RayMaybe-6
07/30TBR vs ATLYarbroughMaybe-6FriedStart-7
07/30MIA vs BALSmithStart-7Means(IL)?Maybe-5
07/30CHC vs CINDarvishMaybe-6CastilloStart-8
07/30KCR vs DETSingerMaybe-4NovaSit-3
07/30SEA vs LAAGonzalesSit-3HeaneyStart-8
07/30CLE vs MINClevingerStart-7BerriosStart-7
07/30BOS vs NYMPerezSit-3MatzSit-3
07/30PHI vs NYYWheelerMaybe-6PaxtonStart-7
07/30SDP vs SFGLametStart-7GausmanMaybe-5
07/30WSH vs TORStrasburgStart-8ShoemakerMaybe-4
FRIDAY – 7/31
07/31LAD vs ARIWoodMaybe-6GallenMaybe-6
07/31NYM vs ATLPorcelloSit-2NewcombSit-3
07/31TBR vs BALSnellStart-8CobbSit-2
07/31PIT vs CHCWilliamsSit-3ChatwoodSit-3
07/31SDP vs COLRichardsSit-3GraySit-3
07/31CIN vs DETBauerStart-9TurnbullMaybe-4
07/31CHW vs KCRKeuchelStart-7MontgomeryMaybe-5
07/31HOU vs LAAMcCullers Jr.Start-7BundyMaybe-4
07/31WSH vs MIACorbinStart-9UrenaSit-3
07/31STL vs MILFlahertyStart-7BurnesMaybe-5
07/31CLE vs MINCarrascoMaybe-6Odorizzi (IL)?Maybe-4
07/31BOS vs NYYWeberSit-1TanakaMaybe-4
07/31OAK vs SEAManaeaMaybe-6WalkerSit-3
07/31TEX vs SFGKluberStart-8SmylyMaybe-4
07/31PHI vs TORVelasquezMaybe-5Pearson??Maybe-5
SATURDAY – 8/1
08/01LAD vs ARIUriasStart-7WeaverMaybe-5
08/01NYM vs ATLWachaSit-3FoltynewiczMaybe-5
08/01TBR vs BALGlasnowStart-8LeBlancSit-2
08/01PIT vs CHCKellerMaybe-5LesterStart-7
08/01SDP vs COLDaviesSit-2FreemanSit-2
08/01CIN vs DETMileyStart-7NorrisSit-3
08/01CHW vs KCRR. LopezMaybe-4Junis (IL)?Sit-3
08/01HOU vs LAAGreinkeStart-7CanningMaybe-4
08/01WSH vs MIAAn. SanchezMaybe-5P. LopezMaybe-6
08/01STL vs MILWainwrightSit-2Peralta or Anderson?Sit-3
08/01CLE vs MINCivaleSit-3MaedaStart-7
08/01BOS vs NYYOpener/Valdez?Sit-1HappSit-3
08/01OAK vs SEAFiersMaybe-6KikuchiMaybe-4
08/01TEX vs SFGMinorStart-8Webb/Bullpen?Sit-2
08/01PHI vs TORArrietaSit-3ThorntonSit-3
SUNDAY – 8/2
08/02LAD vs ARIBuehlerStart-7KellySit-3
08/02NYM vs ATLOswaltSit-2WrightMaybe-6
08/02TBR vs BALChirinosStart-7WojciechowskiSit-3
08/02PIT vs CHCBrault/KuhlSit-3MillsMaybe-6
08/02SDP vs COLLucchesiSit-3SenzatelaSit-1
08/02CIN vs DETMahleStart-7FulmerSit-3
08/02CHW vs KCRCeaseStart-7Keller (IL)?Sit-2
08/02HOU vs LAAJamesStart-7OhtaniStart-7
08/02WSH vs MIAVothStart-7HernandezSit-3
08/02STL vs MILHudsonSit-2HouserStart-7
08/02CLE vs MINPlesacSit-3BaileyMaybe-6
08/02BOS vs NYYHallSit-1ColeStart-8
08/02OAK vs SEABassittMaybe-5GravemanSit-2
08/02TEX vs SFGGibsonStart-7CuetoStart-7
08/02PHI vs TOREflinSit-3RoarkMaybe-4

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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.

  • I love this weekly feature and refer back to it several times a day throughout the week. Some possible feedback to consider:
    – because of the 60 game season and constant flux so far, would be AMAZING if you updated this article with correct starters/opponents after you post the daily ‘Ranking All of Today and Tomorrow’s SP Streamers’ article.

  • Avatar Big Joey says:

    This is VERY cool! I look forward to this series

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