Sit/Start Week 20: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/19-8/25

Max Freeze covers and scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

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=”” rel=”nofollow”>Max Scherzer at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10Meanwhile, David Hess” href=”” rel=”nofollow”>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 20 start from 8/19 to 8/25:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

DateGameAway PitcherSit / StartHome PitcherSit / Start
8/19COL vs ARIFreelandSit-3GallenStart-8
8/19KCR vs BALKellerMaybe-6MeansMaybe-5
8/19SDP vs CINLauerSit-3BauerStart-8
8/19DET vs HOUJacksonSit-1ColeStart-10
8/19CHW vs MINNovaMaybe-4GibsonStart-7
8/19WSH vs PITRossMaybe-6WilliamsMaybe-4
8/19MIL vs STLDaviesMaybe-5HudsonMaybe-4
8/19SEA vs TBRGonzalesMaybe-5McKayStart-7
8/19LAA vs TEXPetersSit-3AllardMaybe-6
TUESDAY – 8/20
8/20COL vs ARI????YoungStart-7
8/20MIA vs ATLHernandezSit-3KeuchelStart-8
8/20KCR vs BALLopezSit-3BundyMaybe-6
8/20PHI vs BOSNolaStart-7SaleStart-8
8/20SFG vs CHCRodriguezSit-3HamelsStart-8
8/20SDP vs CINQuantrillMaybe-5GrayStart-8
8/20DET vs HOUTurnbullSit-3MileyStart-7
8/20TOR vs LADReid-FoleySit-2KershawStart-9
8/20CHW vs MINDetwilerSit-2PinedaStart-7
8/20CLE vs NYMBieberStart-9MatzMaybe-5
8/20NYY vs OAKGermanStart-7BaileySit-1
8/20WSH vs PITStrasburgStart-8ArcherMaybe-6
8/20MIL vs STLGonzalezMaybe-6WachaMaybe-4
8/20SEA vs TBRMiloneMaybe-5Opener/BeeksMaybe-5
8/20LAA vs TEXHeaneyStart-7PayanoSit-3
8/20LAA vs TEX????????
8/21COL vs ARIGrayStart-7LeakeStart-7
8/21MIA vs ATLSmithMaybe-6TeheranStart-7
8/21KCR vs BALMontgomeryMaybe-5BrooksSit-3
8/21PHI vs BOSSmylySit-2PorcelloSit-3
8/21SFG vs CHCBeedeSit-2DarvishStart-9
8/21SDP vs CINPaddackStart-8CastilloStart-9
8/21DET vs HOUNorrisSit-1SanchezStart-7
8/21TOR vs LADWaguespackSit-3BuehlerStart-9
8/21CHW vs MINLopezSit-3OdorizziStart-8
8/21CLE vs NYMPlutkoMaybe-5StromanMaybe-6
8/21NYY vs OAKHappMaybe-4FiersMaybe-6
8/21WSH vs PITCorbinStart-8MusgroveMaybe-5
8/21MIL vs STLHouserMaybe-6WainwrightMaybe-5
8/21SEA vs TBRLeBlancMaybe-4MortonStart-9
8/21LAA vs TEXSandovalSit-3MinorStart-8
8/22MIA vs ATLAlcantaraSit-3SorokaStart-9
8/22TBR vs BALYarbroughStart-7WojciechowskiMaybe-6
8/22SFG vs CHCSamardzijaMaybe-6HendricksStart-8
8/22TEX vs CHWJuradoSit-3GiolitoStart-9
8/22DET vs HOUZimmermannSit-2VerlanderStart-10
8/22TOR vs LADThorntonSit-2MaedaStart-7
8/22CLE vs NYMCivaleMaybe-6SyndergaardStart-8
8/22NYY vs OAKTanakaMaybe-6RoarkMaybe-5
8/22WSH vs PITSanchezStart-7BraultSit-3
8/22COL vs STLMarquezStart-8MikolasStart-7
FRIDAY – 8/23
8/23TBR vs BALBullpen?YnoaSit-2
8/23WSH vs CHCFeddeSit-3LesterStart-7
8/23TEX vs CHWLynnStart-8CeaseMaybe-6
8/23KCR vs CLEJunisMaybe-5PlesacStart-7
8/23LAA vs HOUSuarezSit-2GreinkeStart-8
8/23NYY vs LADPaxtonStart-7RyuStart-8
8/23PHI vs MIAVelasquezStart-7NoesiSit-3
8/23ARI vs MILKellySit-3LylesSit-3
8/23DET vs MINBoydStart-7BerriosStart-9
8/23ATL vs NYMFoltynewiczMaybe-6deGromStart-9
8/23CIN vs PITDeSclafaniMaybe-5KellerMaybe-6
8/23BOS vs SDPRodriguezStart-8LametMaybe-6
8/23TOR vs SEAFontSit-2KikuchiSit-3
8/23COL vs STLLambertSit-3FlahertyStart-9
8/24TBR vs BALMcKayStart-7MeansSit-3
8/24WSH vs CHCRossMaybe-5QuintanaStart-7
8/24TEX vs CHWAllardMaybe-6NovaMaybe-4
8/24KCR vs CLESparkmanSit-3ClevingerStart-9
8/24LAA vs HOUCanningMaybe-4ColeStart-9
8/24NYY vs LADSabathiaSit-3????
8/24PHI vs MIAEflinMaybe-5YamamotoMaybe-4
8/24ARI vs MILGallenStart-7AndersonMaybe-6
8/24DET vs MINJacksonSit-1PerezMaybe-5
8/24ATL vs NYMFriedStart-7WheelerStart-8
8/24SFG vs OAKWebbMaybe-4BassittStart-7
8/24CIN vs PITWoodStart-8WilliamsMaybe-4
8/24BOS vs SDPEovaldiMaybe-5LucchesiMaybe-6
8/24TOR vs SEAWaguespackMaybe-5GonzalesMaybe-6
8/24COL vs STLFreelandSit-3HudsonMaybe-4
SUNDAY – 8/25
8/25TBR vs BALOpener/BeeksSit-3BundySit-3
8/25WSH vs CHCStrasburgStart-8HamelsStart-7
8/25TEX vs CHWPayanoSit-3DetwilerSit-2
8/25KCR vs CLEKellerSit-3ClippardSit-2
8/25LAA vs HOUPetersSit-3MileyMaybe-6
8/25NYY vs LADGermanStart-7KershawStart-8
8/25PHI vs MIAVargasStart-7HernandezMaybe-5
8/25ARI vs MILYoungMaybe-5GonzalezMaybe-6
8/25DET vs MINTurnbullSit-3GibsonStart-7
8/25ATL vs NYMKeuchelStart-7MatzMaybe-6
8/25SFG vs OAKBumgarnerStart-9AndersonMaybe-6
8/25CIN vs PITBauerStart-8ArcherMaybe-6
8/25BOS vs SDPSaleStart-9LauerSit-2
8/25TOR vs SEAReid-FoleyMaybe-5MiloneMaybe-5
8/25COL vs STL????WachaMaybe-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.

  • Avatar WheelhouseWreck says:

    Giolito is @MIN tomorrow. What is the verdict? Thanks!

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