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.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
07/27 NYM vs BOS Wacha Sit-2 Opener/Valdez? Sit-3
07/27 CHC vs CIN Lester Maybe-4 Miley Maybe-5
07/27 CHW vs CLE Cease Maybe-5 Civale Maybe-6
07/27 KCR vs DET J. Lopez Sit-3 Fulmer Sit-3
07/27 SEA vs HOU Graveman Sit-1 James Start-8
07/27 BAL vs MIA Wojciechowski Maybe-5 P. Lopez Start-7
07/27 LAA vs OAK Canning Maybe-6 Bassitt Maybe-5
07/27 NYY vs PHI Happ Maybe-5 Arrieta Sit-3
07/27 MIL vs PIT Houser Start-8 Holland Sit-2
07/27 ARI vs SDP Weaver Start-7 Davies Sit-3
07/27 ATL vs TBR Foltynewicz Sit-3 Glasnow Start-8
07/27 TOR vs WSH Thornton Sit-2 An. Sanchez Maybe-4
TUESDAY – 7/28
07/28 NYM vs BOS Oswalt Sit-2 Hall Sit-1
07/28 CHC vs CIN Mills Maybe-5 Mahle Maybe-6
07/28 CHW vs CLE Rodon Sit-3 Plesac Sit-3
07/28 KCR vs DET Sparkman Sit-2 Agrazal Sit-3
07/28 LAD vs HOU Buehler Start-7 Valdez Sit-2
07/28 SEA vs LAA Sheffield Sit-3 Andriese/Pena Maybe-4
07/28 BAL vs MIA Stewart Sit-2 Hernandez Maybe-4
07/28 STL vs MIN Mikolas Maybe-4 Bailey Maybe-6
07/28 COL vs OAK Senzatela Sit-3 Mengden Sit-3
07/28 NYY vs PHI Cole Start-9 Eflin Sit-3
07/28 MIL vs PIT Lindblom Maybe-6 Brault/Kuhl Sit-3
07/28 SDP vs SFG Lucchesi Maybe-5 Cueto Start-7
07/28 ATL vs TBR Wright Maybe-5 Chirinos Maybe-6
07/28 ARI vs TEX Kelly Maybe-5 Gibson Maybe-6
07/28 TOR vs WSH Roark Sit-3 Voth Maybe-5
WEDNESDAY – 7/29
07/29 TBR vs ATL Morton Start-7 Soroka Start-7
07/29 MIA vs BAL Alcantara Start-7 Milone Sit-3
07/29 CHC vs CIN Hendricks Start-7 Gray Start-8
07/29 CHW vs CLE Giolito Start-7 Bieber Start-9
07/29 KCR vs DET Duffy Maybe-6 Boyd Start-7
07/29 LAD vs HOU May Sit-3 Verlander Start-8
07/29 SEA vs LAA Dunn Sit-2 Sandoval Maybe-4
07/29 STL vs MIN Martinez Maybe-6 Hill Maybe-5
07/29 BOS vs NYM Eovaldi Maybe-5 deGrom Start-8
07/29 PHI vs NYY Nola Start-7 Montgomery Maybe-6
07/29 COL vs OAK Marquez Start-7 Montas Start-8
07/29 MIL vs PIT Woodruff Start-8 Musgrove Start-7
07/29 SDP vs SFG Paddack Start-9 Samardzija Sit-3
07/29 ARI vs TEX Bumgarner Maybe-5 Lynn Start-8
07/29 WSH vs TOR Scherzer Start-8 Ryu Start-7
THURSDAY – 7/30
07/30 LAD vs ARI Stripling Start-7 Ray Maybe-6
07/30 TBR vs ATL Yarbrough Maybe-6 Fried Start-7
07/30 MIA vs BAL Smith Start-7 Means(IL)? Maybe-5
07/30 CHC vs CIN Darvish Maybe-6 Castillo Start-8
07/30 KCR vs DET Singer Maybe-4 Nova Sit-3
07/30 SEA vs LAA Gonzales Sit-3 Heaney Start-8
07/30 CLE vs MIN Clevinger Start-7 Berrios Start-7
07/30 BOS vs NYM Perez Sit-3 Matz Sit-3
07/30 PHI vs NYY Wheeler Maybe-6 Paxton Start-7
07/30 SDP vs SFG Lamet Start-7 Gausman Maybe-5
07/30 WSH vs TOR Strasburg Start-8 Shoemaker Maybe-4
FRIDAY – 7/31
07/31 LAD vs ARI Wood Maybe-6 Gallen Maybe-6
07/31 NYM vs ATL Porcello Sit-2 Newcomb Sit-3
07/31 TBR vs BAL Snell Start-8 Cobb Sit-2
07/31 PIT vs CHC Williams Sit-3 Chatwood Sit-3
07/31 SDP vs COL Richards Sit-3 Gray Sit-3
07/31 CIN vs DET Bauer Start-9 Turnbull Maybe-4
07/31 CHW vs KCR Keuchel Start-7 Montgomery Maybe-5
07/31 HOU vs LAA McCullers Jr. Start-7 Bundy Maybe-4
07/31 WSH vs MIA Corbin Start-9 Urena Sit-3
07/31 STL vs MIL Flaherty Start-7 Burnes Maybe-5
07/31 CLE vs MIN Carrasco Maybe-6 Odorizzi (IL)? Maybe-4
07/31 BOS vs NYY Weber Sit-1 Tanaka Maybe-4
07/31 OAK vs SEA Manaea Maybe-6 Walker Sit-3
07/31 TEX vs SFG Kluber Start-8 Smyly Maybe-4
07/31 PHI vs TOR Velasquez Maybe-5 Pearson?? Maybe-5
SATURDAY – 8/1
08/01 LAD vs ARI Urias Start-7 Weaver Maybe-5
08/01 NYM vs ATL Wacha Sit-3 Foltynewicz Maybe-5
08/01 TBR vs BAL Glasnow Start-8 LeBlanc Sit-2
08/01 PIT vs CHC Keller Maybe-5 Lester Start-7
08/01 SDP vs COL Davies Sit-2 Freeman Sit-2
08/01 CIN vs DET Miley Start-7 Norris Sit-3
08/01 CHW vs KCR R. Lopez Maybe-4 Junis (IL)? Sit-3
08/01 HOU vs LAA Greinke Start-7 Canning Maybe-4
08/01 WSH vs MIA An. Sanchez Maybe-5 P. Lopez Maybe-6
08/01 STL vs MIL Wainwright Sit-2 Peralta or Anderson? Sit-3
08/01 CLE vs MIN Civale Sit-3 Maeda Start-7
08/01 BOS vs NYY Opener/Valdez? Sit-1 Happ Sit-3
08/01 OAK vs SEA Fiers Maybe-6 Kikuchi Maybe-4
08/01 TEX vs SFG Minor Start-8 Webb/Bullpen? Sit-2
08/01 PHI vs TOR Arrieta Sit-3 Thornton Sit-3
SUNDAY – 8/2
08/02 LAD vs ARI Buehler Start-7 Kelly Sit-3
08/02 NYM vs ATL Oswalt Sit-2 Wright Maybe-6
08/02 TBR vs BAL Chirinos Start-7 Wojciechowski Sit-3
08/02 PIT vs CHC Brault/Kuhl Sit-3 Mills Maybe-6
08/02 SDP vs COL Lucchesi Sit-3 Senzatela Sit-1
08/02 CIN vs DET Mahle Start-7 Fulmer Sit-3
08/02 CHW vs KCR Cease Start-7 Keller (IL)? Sit-2
08/02 HOU vs LAA James Start-7 Ohtani Start-7
08/02 WSH vs MIA Voth Start-7 Hernandez Sit-3
08/02 STL vs MIL Hudson Sit-2 Houser Start-7
08/02 CLE vs MIN Plesac Sit-3 Bailey Maybe-6
08/02 BOS vs NYY Hall Sit-1 Cole Start-8
08/02 OAK vs SEA Bassitt Maybe-5 Graveman Sit-2
08/02 TEX vs SFG Gibson Start-7 Cueto Start-7
08/02 PHI vs TOR Eflin Sit-3 Roark Maybe-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.

3 responses to “Sit/Start Week 2: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/27-8/2”

  1. Avatar Big Joey says:

    This is VERY cool! I look forward to this series

  2. 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.

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