Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/16 – 4/22

Every Sunday 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 circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 3 start from 4/16 – 4/22:

Date  Game  Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/16 PHI vs ATL Aaron Nola Start Mike Foltynewicz Maybe
4/16 BAL vs BOS Andrew Cashner Sit Brian Johnson Sit
4/16 STL vs CHC Adam Wainwright Sit Jon Lester Maybe
4/16 CIN vs MIL Luis Castillo Start Brent Suter Sit
4/16 WSH vs NYM A.J. Cole Sit Jacob Degrom Start
4/16 MIA vs NYY Caleb Smith Sit Masahiro Tanaka Start
4/16 CHW vs OAK Reynaldo Lopez Start Daniel Mengden Sit
4/16 COL vs PIT German Marquez Maybe Steven Brault Sit
4/16 LAD vs SDP Hyun-Jin Ryu Maybe Luis Perdomo? Sit
4/16 HOU vs SEA Dallas Keuchel Start James Paxton Start
4/16 TEX vs TBR Martin Perez Sit Blake Snell Start
4/16 KCR vs TOR Danny Duffy Start Aaron Sanchez Start
4/17 SFG vs ARI Johnny Cueto Maybe Patrick Corbin Start
4/17 PHI vs ATL Nick Pivetta Maybe Brandon McCarthy Maybe
4/17 STL vs CHC Michael Wacha Maybe Kyle Hendricks Start
4/17 BAL vs DET Kevin Gausman Maybe Jordan Zimmermann Sit
4/17 BOS vs LAA David Price Start Tyler Skaggs Sit
4/17 CIN vs MIL Sal Romano Sit Junior Guerra Sit
4/17 CLE vs MIN Carlos Carrasco Start Kyle Gibson Sit
4/17 WSH vs NYM Gio Gonzalez Start Zack Wheeler Sit
4/17 MIA vs NYY Jarlin Garcia Sit Sonny Gray Start
4/17 CHW vs OAK Carson Fulmer Sit  ??? Sit
4/17 COL vs PIT Chad Bettis Sit Trevor Williams Sit
4/17 LAD vs SDP Alex Wood Start Bryan Mitchell Sit
4/17 HOU vs SEA Lance McCullers Start Ariel Miranda Sit
4/17 TEX vs TBR Matt Moore Sit  ??? Sit
4/17 KCR vs TOR Ian Kennedy Maybe Marco Estrada Start
4/18 SFG vs ARI Chris Stratton Maybe Robbie Ray Start
4/18 PHI vs ATL Vince Velasquez Maybe Anibal Sanchez Sit
4/18 STL vs CHC Luke Weaver Start Yu Darvish Start
4/18 BAL vs DET Chris Tillman Sit Michael Fulmer Start
4/18 BOS vs LAA Rick Porcello Start Andrew Heaney Sit
4/18 CIN vs MIL Tyler Mahle Sit Zach Davies Sit
4/18 CLE vs MIN Trevor Bauer Start Jose Berrios Start
4/18 WSH vs NYM Tanner Roark Maybe Steven Matz Sit
4/18 CHW vs OAK James Shields Sit Andrew Triggs Start
4/18 COL vs PIT Kyle Freeland Sit Chad Kuhl Sit
4/18 LAD vs SDP Kenta Maeda Start Tyson Ross Maybe
4/18 HOU vs SEA Gerrit Cole Start Mike Leake Sit
4/18 TEX vs TBR Cole Hamels Maybe Jacob Faria Maybe
4/18 KCR vs TOR Jason Hammel Sit Marcus Stroman Start
4/19 SFG vs ARI Ty Blach Sit Zack Greinke Start
4/19 NYM vs ATL Matt Harvey Sit Sean Newcomb Maybe
4/19 BAL vs DET Alex Cobb Sit Mike Fiers Sit
4/19 BOS vs LAA Eduardo Rodriguez Start Garrett Richards Start
4/19 MIA vs MIL Dillon Peters Sit Chase Anderson Start
4/19 TOR vs NYY Jaime Garcia Sit Jordan Montgomery Start
4/19 PIT vs PHI Jameson Taillon Start Jake Arrieta Start
4/19 HOU vs SEA Charlie Morton Start Marco Gonzales Sit
4/20 SDP vs ARI Clayton Richard Sit ??? Sit
4/20 NYM vs ATL Noah Syndergaard Start Julio Teheran Sit
4/20 CLE vs BAL Mike Clevinger Start Dylan Bundy Start
4/20 HOU vs CHW Justin Verlander Start Lucas Giolito Sit
4/20 CHC vs COL Jose Quintana Sit Jon Gray Sit
4/20 KCR vs DET Jakob Junis Start Francisco Liriano Sit
4/20 KCR vs DET Eric Skoglund Sit Matthew Boyd Sit
4/20 SFG vs LAA Derek Holland Sit Nick Tropeano Maybe
4/20 WSH vs LAD Max Scherzer Start Rich Hill Maybe
4/20 MIA vs MIL Trevor Richards Sit Jhoulys Chacin Sit
4/20 TOR vs NYY J.A. Happ Start Luis Severino Start 
4/20 BOS vs OAK Chris Sale Start Kendall Graveman Sit
4/20 PIT vs PHI Ivan Nova Sit Ben Lively Sit
4/20 CIN vs STL Brandon Finnegan Sit Miles Mikolas Start
4/20 MIN vs TBR Lance Lynn Maybe Chris Archer Start
4/20 SEA vs TEX Felix Hernandez Maybe Mike Minor Start
4/21 SDP vs ARI Joey Lucchesi Maybe Zack Godley Start
4/21 NYM vs ATL Jacob Degrom Start Mike Foltynewicz Maybe
4/21 CLE vs BAL Corey Kluber Start Andrew Cashner Sit
4/21 HOU vs CHW Dallas Keuchel Start Miguel Gonzalez Sit
4/21 CHC vs COL Tyler Chatwood Sit Tyler Anderson Sit
4/21 KCR vs DET Danny Duffy Start Daniel Norris Sit
4/21 SFG vs LAA Tyler Beede Sit ??? Sit
4/21 WSH vs LAD Stephen Strasburg Start Clayton Kershaw Start
4/21 MIA vs MIL Jose Urena Sit Brent Suter Sit
4/21 TOR vs NYY Aaron Sanchez Sit Masahiro Tanaka Start
4/21 BOS vs OAK ??? Sit Sean Manaea Start
4/21 PIT vs PHI Steven Brault Sit Aaron Nola Start
4/21 CIN vs STL Homer Bailey Maybe Carlos Martinez Start
4/21 MIN vs TBR Jake Odorizzi Maybe Blake Snell Start
4/21 SEA vs TEX James Paxton Start Bartolo Colon Sit
4/22 SDP vs ARI Luis Perdomo Sit Patrick Corbin Start
4/22 NYM vs ATL  ??? Sit Brandon McCarthy Maybe
4/22 CLE vs BAL Josh Tomlin Sit Kevin Gausman Maybe
4/22 HOU vs CHW Lance McCullers Start Reynaldo Lopez Sit
4/22 CHC vs COL Jon Lester Sit German Marquez Sit
4/22 KCR vs DET Ian Kennedy Maybe Jordan Zimmermann Sit
4/22 SFG vs LAA Johnny Cueto Start Shohei Ohtani Start
4/22 WSH vs LAD A.J. Cole Sit Hyun-Jin Ryu Sit
4/22 MIA vs MIL Caleb Smith Sit Junior Guerra Sit
4/22 TOR vs NYY Marco Estrada Sit Sonny Gray Start
4/22 BOS vs OAK David Price Start Daniel Mengden Sit
4/22 PIT vs PHI Trevor Williams Maybe Nick Pivetta Start
4/22 CIN vs STL Luis Castillo Start Adam Wainwright Sit
4/22 MIN vs TBR Kyle Gibson Maybe  ??? Sit
4/22 SEA vs TEX  ??? Sit Martin Perez Sit
Nick Pollack

Founder of PitcherList.com. Rotographs and Washington Post contributor and has worked with CBS Sports, Grantland, and SB Nation. Former pitching coach and Brandeis alum.

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Comments


Erik Benson

Hey Nick,

Great article as always! I was wondering if you might entertain the thought of formatting this differently. Its hard to distinguish when a week ends and a new one begins. Also great job on the podcast, everything is coming along nicely. Keep it up!

Peter

They could be separated slightly more. It’s definitely nitpicking but I see what he’s saying. Appreciate all your work, Nick!!

B Hoobs

This is a Fantastic list. Thanks a lot Nick. I know this is a bit off the list topic but would love to know which of my pitcher(s) you’d advise to trade right now. I am looking to upgrade at a hitter’s spot. Berrios, C. Martinez, J. Taillon, Luke Weaver, Rich Hill, Manaea, Newcomb, Roark with Danny Salazar and Pomeranz on the DL right now.

Robert

12-team mixed H2H Points, MAX 7 starts per week. I’ve got DeGrom, Nola, Castillo, and Paxton all starting twice, Maeda, Arrieta, and Richards (who I would assume you would start on 4/21 vs SFG) are also all starts on your list…

Came here for help with my decision damn you… (Love what you guys do despite your reluctance to actually break down Ohtani performances instead of just saying you don’t trust him to stay healthy before moving on).

Nick Pollack

Ha! We’ve only seen two starts from Ohtani thus far and I’ve moved him into the Top 20 for now, but I keep mentioning the injury history on purpose because it’s the most important part! There isn’t anything new I can provide on his stuff – it’s great, y’all know that – but I feel it’s my duty to remind everyone of the risks he presents.

I’m sorry I didn’t see this yesterday, but I would have probably told you to roll with those four of deGrom, Nola, Castillo, and Paxton. Possibly switching Richards for Castillo if you couldn’t get both of Castillo’s starts, but it would have been very close.

Robert

Went with all 4. You know how that went. Damnit Icarus

Guess I can count on a solid breakdown on the “slow pitch” Wednesday am after Ohtani’s impressive 66 pitch, 2 IP, 3ER effort tonight.

It’s like 65°, I’m surprised they let him blow on his hand so much while on the mound.

Josh

Any updates to this now that Yonny Chirinos is the TBR starter for today?

Love all of your work as always, Nick!

JerryOnDrums

Hey Nick! FYI, Yankees website is showing The Bear as the probable pitcher for Saturday. Which two would you start the rest of this week out of .Edu, Clevinger, Minor, and The Bear? Thanks man!

J.C. Mosier

You had Marcus as a “start” against K.C., but he was moved to today against the Yankees. Does that make him a “maybe”?

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