Sit/Start Week 21: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/26-9/1

Max Freeze covers and scores every starting pitcher matchup from 1 to 10 for the week ahead.

Welcome to Sit/Start where, every Saturday (Sunday this week) 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 at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10. Meanwhile, 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 21 start from 8/26 to 9/1:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

DateGameAway PitcherSit / StartHome PitcherSit / Start
8/26ATL vs COLTeheranSit-3MelvilleSit-1
8/26OAK vs KCRBaileyMaybe-4KellerStart-7
8/26CIN vs MIAGrayStart-9SmithStart-7
8/26STL vs MILWainwrightSit-3GonzalezMaybe-5
8/26PIT vs PHIMusgroveSit-3VargasMaybe-6
8/26LAD vs SDPMayStart-7LauerMaybe-4
8/26NYY vs SEAHappMaybe-4MiloneSit-3
8/26ARI vs SFGYoungStart-7BeedeSit-3
TUESDAY – 8/27
8/27MIN vs CHWPinedaStart-7GiolitoStart-8
8/27BOS vs COLPorcelloSit-2MarquezMaybe-4
8/27CLE vs DETPlutkoStart-7TurnbullMaybe-4
8/27TBR vs HOUMortonStart-7VerlanderStart-9
8/27OAK vs KCRFiersStart-8MontgomeryStart-7
8/27TEX vs LAAMinorStart-7HeaneyStart-7
8/27CIN vs MIACastilloStart-9AlcantaraMaybe-4
8/27STL vs MILMikolasMaybe-4HouserMaybe-6
8/27CHC vs NYMDarvishStart-7StromanMaybe-6
8/27PIT vs PHIBraultSit-2SmylySit-3
8/27LAD vs SDPBuehlerStart-9QuantrillMaybe-6
8/27NYY vs SEATanakaMaybe-5KikuchiSit-3
8/27ARI vs SFGLeakeStart-7RodriguezSit-3
8/27ATL vs TORSorokaStart-7WaguespackMaybe-5
8/27BAL vs WSHBrooksSit-3CorbinStart-8
8/28MIN vs CHWOdorizziStart-7Detwiler?Sit-2
8/28BOS vs COLRodriguezMaybe-4LambertSit-1
8/28CLE vs DETCivaleStart-7NorrisSit-3
8/28TBR vs HOUYarbroughMaybe-5ColeStart-9
8/28OAK vs KCRRoarkStart-7JunisMaybe-6
8/28TEX vs LAAJuradoSit-2SandovalMaybe-5
8/28CIN vs MIADeSclafaniStart-7NoesiSit-3
8/28STL vs MILFlahertyStart-8LylesMaybe-5
8/28CHC vs NYMHendricksMaybe-5SyndergaardStart-8
8/28PIT vs PHIKellerSit-3VelasquezMaybe-4
8/28LAD vs SDPMaedaStart-8PaddackStart-7
8/28NYY vs SEAPaxtonStart-7SheffieldSit-2
8/28ATL vs TORFoltynewiczMaybe-6ThorntonSit-3
8/28BAL vs WSHWojciechowskiSit-3ScherzerStart-8
8/29LAD vs ARIRyuStart-7KellySit-3
8/29MIN vs CHWBerriosStart-7CeaseMaybe-5
8/29PIT vs COLWilliamsSit-2GonzalezSit-2
8/29CLE vs DETPlesacStart-7ZimmermannSit-3
8/29TBR vs HOURichardsSit-3GreinkeStart-7
8/29OAK vs KCRBassittStart-7SparkmanSit-2
8/29CIN vs MIAWoodStart-7YamamotoSit-3
8/29CHC vs NYMLesterMaybe-5deGromStart-9
8/29SDP vs SFGLametStart-7SamardzijaStart-7
8/29SEA vs TEXHernandezSit-3LynnStart-7
FRIDAY – 8/30
8/30LAD vs ARIKershawStart-9GallenMaybe-6
8/30CHW vs ATLNovaSit-3FriedStart-8
8/30MIL vs CHCAndersonMaybe-5QuintanaStart-7
8/30PIT vs COL??????
8/30MIN vs DETGibsonStart-7VerHagenSit-3
8/30BAL vs KCRMeansMaybe-4SkoglundSit-3
8/30BOS vs LAAEovaldiMaybe-4PetersSit-3
8/30OAK vs NYYAndersonSit-2SabathiaMaybe-5
8/30NYM vs PHIWheelerStart-7NolaStart-8
8/30SDP vs SFGLucchesiStart-7BumgarnerStart-9
8/30CIN vs STLBauerStart-8HudsonMaybe-6
8/30CLE vs TBRClevingerStart-8Pruitt?Maybe-5
8/30SEA vs TEXGonzalesMaybe-5AllardMaybe-4
8/30HOU vs TORMileyMaybe-6BuchholzSit-2
8/30MIA vs WSHHernandezSit-2SanchezStart-7
8/31LAD vs ARIMayMaybe-6Ray?Maybe-5
8/31CHW vs ATLLopezSit-3KeuchelStart-8
8/31MIL vs CHCDaviesSit-3HamelsStart-7
8/31PIT vs COLMusgroveSit-3MelvilleSit-1
8/31MIN vs DETPerezStart-7JacksonSit-1
8/31BAL vs KCRBundyStart-7KellerStart-7
8/31BOS vs LAAJohnsonMaybe-4BarriaSit-2
8/31OAK vs NYYBaileySit-3GermanStart-7
8/31NYM vs PHIMatzMaybe-6EflinMaybe-4
8/31SDP vs SFGLauerStart-7WebbStart-7
8/31CIN vs STLGrayStart-8WachaMaybe-4
8/31CIN vs STL???WainwrightMaybe-5
8/31CLE vs TBRBieberStart-8BeeksSit-3
8/31SEA vs TEXMiloneSit-2BurkeSit-3
8/31HOU vs TORValdez/UrquidyMaybe-4Font?Sit-2
8/31MIA vs WSHSmithMaybe-5RossMaybe-6
9/1LAD vs ARIBuehlerStart-9YoungSit-3
9/1CHW vs ATLGiolitoStart-8TeheranStart-7
9/1MIL vs CHCGonzalezMaybe-4DarvishStart-8
9/1PIT vs COLBraultSit-2MarquezStart-7
9/1MIN vs DETPinedaStart-7BoydStart-7
9/1BAL vs KCRBrooksMaybe-4MontgomeryStart-7
9/1BOS vs LAAPorcelloMaybe-4HeaneyMaybe-6
9/1OAK vs NYYFiersMaybe-6HappMaybe-5
9/1NYM vs PHIStromanMaybe-5VargasMaybe-4
9/1SDP vs SFGQuantrillStart-7BeedeSit-3
9/1CIN vs STLCastilloStart-8MikolasMaybe-5
9/1CLE vs TBRPlutkoSit-3MortonStart-8
9/1SEA vs TEXKikuchiSit-3MinorStart-7
9/1HOU vs TORVerlanderStart-9WaguespackSit-3
9/1MIA vs WSHAlcantaraSit-3StrasburgStart-9

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 Derek says:

    This is my first time checking out this post in a few months.. great job on the updates! So much easier to use and comprehensive

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