Sit/Start Week 7: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/14 – 5/20

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 7 start from 5/14 – 5/20:

 

Date  Game  Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/14 MIL vs ARI Junior Guerra Sit Patrick Corbin Start
5/14 OAK vs BOS Sean Manaea Start Rick Porcello Start
5/14 ATL vs CHC Julio Teheran Maybe Jose Quintana Start
5/14 CLE vs DET Carlos Carrasco Start Mike Fiers Sit
5/14 TBR vs KCR Ryan Yarbrough Sit Eric Skoglund Sit
5/14 HOU vs LAA Lance McCullers Start Andrew Heaney Maybe
5/14 SEA vs MIN Wade Leblanc Sit Jake Odorizzi Sit
5/14 COL vs SDP Tyler Anderson Start Joey Lucchesi Start
5/14 CIN vs SFG Sal Romano Sit Chris Stratton Maybe
5/15 MIL vs ARI Jhoulys Chacin Sit Zack Greinke Start
5/15 CHC vs ATL Yu Darvish Start Mike Foltynewicz Maybe
5/15 PHI vs BAL Nick Pivetta Start Andrew Cashner Sit
5/15 OAK vs BOS Daniel Mengden Sit Eduardo Rodriguez Start
5/15 CLE vs DET Josh Tomlin Sit Francisco Liriano Sit
5/15 TBR vs KCR Bullpen? Sit Ian Kennedy Sit
5/15 HOU vs LAA Gerrit Cole Start Jaime Barria Sit
5/15 LAD vs MIA Alex Wood Start Wei-Yin Chen Sit
5/15 STL vs MIN Jack Flaherty Maybe Jose Berrios Maybe
5/15 TOR vs NYM Jaime Garcia Sit Noah Syndergaard Start
5/15 CHW vs PIT Reynaldo Lopez Start Trevor Williams Maybe
5/15 COL vs SDP German Marquez Maybe Jordan Lyles Sit
5/15 TEX vs SEA Mike Minor Maybe Mike Leake Sit
5/15 CIN vs SFG Tyler Mahle Start Ty Blach Sit
5/15 NYY vs WSH Masahiro Tanaka Start Gio Gonzalez Maybe
5/16 MIL vs ARI Brandon Woodruff Sit Matt Koch Sit
5/16 CHC vs ATL Tyler Chatwood Sit Brandon Mccarthy Sit
5/16 PHI vs BAL Vince Velasquez Maybe ??? Sit
5/16 OAK vs BOS Kendall Graveman Sit Chris Sale Start
5/16 CLE vs DET Trevor Bauer Start ??? Sit
5/16 TBR vs KCR Jacob Faria Maybe Jason Hammel Sit
5/16 HOU vs LAA Justin Verlander Start Garrett Richards Start
5/16 LAD vs MIA Walker Buehler Start Dan Straily Maybe
5/16 STL vs MIN Miles Mikolas Start Lance Lynn Sit
5/16 TOR vs NYM J.A. Happ Start Zack Wheeler Sit
5/16 CHW vs PIT Carson Fulmer Sit Jameson Taillon Start
5/16 TEX vs SEA Bartolo Colon Sit ??? Sit
5/16 CIN vs SFG Matt Harvey Sit Andrew Suarez Maybe
5/16 NYY vs WSH CC Sabathia Maybe Tanner Roark Maybe
5/17 CHC vs ATL Jon Lester Start Michael Soroka Start
5/17 BAL vs BOS Kevin Gausman Sit David Price Start
5/17 TEX vs CHW Cole Hamels Maybe Hector Santiago Sit
5/17 TBR vs LAA Chris Archer Maybe Tyler Skaggs Start
5/17 LAD vs MIA Kenta Maeda Start Caleb Smith Start
5/17 SDP vs PIT Eric Lauer Sit Chad Kuhl Maybe
5/17 DET vs SEA Matthew Boyd Sit Marco Gonzales Sit
5/17 COL vs SFG Chad Bettis Maybe Jeff Samardzija Maybe
5/17 PHI vs STL Jake Arrieta Start Luke Weaver Maybe
5/17 OAK vs TOR Andrew Triggs Maybe Aaron Sanchez Maybe
5/18 MIA vs ATL Jarlin Garcia Sit Sean Newcomb Start
5/18 BAL vs BOS Alex Cobb Sit Drew Pomeranz Maybe
5/18 TEX vs CHW Doug Fister Sit James Shields Sit
5/18 CHC vs CIN Kyle Hendricks Start Homer Bailey Sit
5/18 CLE vs HOU Mike Clevinger Start Charlie Morton Start
5/18 NYY vs KCR Sonny Gray Sit Jakob Junis Sit
5/18 TBR vs LAA Blake Snell Start Nick Tropeano Maybe
5/18 MIL vs MIN Freddy Peralta? Maybe Kyle Gibson Start
5/18 ARI vs NYM Zack Godley Start Jacob Degrom Start
5/18 SDP vs PIT Tyson Ross Start Ivan Nova Maybe
5/18 DET vs SEA Michael Fulmer Start Felix Hernandez Sit
5/18 COL vs SFG Kyle Freeland Maybe Derek Holland Sit
5/18 PHI vs STL Zach Eflin Maybe Michael Wacha Start
5/18 OAK vs TOR Brett Anderson Sit Marco Estrada Sit
5/18 LAD vs WSH Ross Stripling Sit Max Scherzer Start
5/19 MIA vs ATL Jose Urena Sit Julio Teheran Maybe
5/19 BAL vs BOS Dylan Bundy Sit Rick Porcello Start
5/19 TEX vs CHW Matt Moore Sit Lucas Giolito Sit
5/19 CHC vs CIN Jose Quintana Start Luis Castillo Maybe
5/19 CHC vs CIN ??? Sit Sal Romano Sit
5/19 CLE vs HOU Corey Kluber Start Dallas Keuchel Start
5/19 NYY vs KCR Domingo German Maybe Danny Duffy Sit
5/19 TBR vs LAA Ryan Yarbrough Sit Shoehi Ohtani Start
5/19 MIL vs MIN Chase Anderson Maybe Fernando Romero Maybe
5/19 ARI vs NYM Patrick Corbin Start Steven Matz Sit
5/19 SDP vs PIT Clayton Richard Sit Nick Kingham Start
5/19 DET vs SEA Mike Fiers Sit James Paxton Start
5/19 COL vs SFG Jon Gray Start Chris Stratton Sit
5/19 PHI vs STL Aaron Nola Start Adam Wainwright Sit
5/19 OAK vs TOR Sean Manaea Start Joe Biagini Sit
5/19 LAD vs WSH Rich Hill Maybe Stephen Strasburg Start
5/20 MIA vs ATL Wei-Yin Chen Sit Mike Foltynewicz Start
5/20 BAL vs BOS Andrew Cashner Sit Eduardo Rodriguez Start
5/20 TEX vs CHW Mike Minor Maybe Reynaldo Lopez Start
5/20 CHC vs CIN Yu Darvish Start Tyler Mahle Maybe
5/20 CLE vs HOU Carlos Carrasco Start Lance McCullers Start
5/20 NYY vs KCR Luis Severino Start Eric Skoglund Sit
5/20 TBR vs LAA Bullpen? Sit Andrew Heaney Start
5/20 MIL vs MIN Junior Guerra Maybe Jake Odorizzi Sit
5/20 ARI vs NYM Zack Greinke Start Noah Syndergaard Start
5/20 SDP vs PIT Joey Lucchesi Start Trevor Williams Maybe
5/20 DET vs SEA Francisco Liriano Sit Wade Leblanc Sit
5/20 COL vs SFG Tyler Anderson Start Ty Blach Sit
5/20 PHI vs STL Nick Pivetta Start Carlos Martinez? Start
5/20 OAK vs TOR Daniel Mengden Maybe Jaime Garcia Sit
5/20 LAD vs WSH Alex Wood Start Jeremy Hellickson 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


Stephen Mejias

Hi. This is my first time commenting here. Thanks so much for all of the excellent, entertaining, and informative articles! I’ve learned so much and have had a great time here. My question is: Tyler Anderson seems like a great choice against two relatively weak offenses, but does that take into consideration the fact that both San Francisco and San Diego are much stronger against lefties?
Thanks again!

Nick Pollack

Hey Stephen! Thanks for the kind words and frequenting the site.

Great question. I think Tyler Anderson is good enough that the label of “good/bad vs. Lefties” isn’t enough to deter me from rolling with him outside of Coors. I tend not to put a ton of weight against lefty/righty splits unless extreme scenarios.

Wheelhouse Wreck

Hi Nick! Great stuff on here. It’s the best…seriously. Just wondering if you take the win into account for your analysis or the quality start. Also, home/road splits and recent production (if they’re hot or cold). You rock

Nick Pollack

Good question. Wins/QS, not much – only in care scenarios. Home/road – very rarely. Recent production – Definitely, but not religiously.

Nick Pollack

Thanks for the catch! He shouldn’t even be there at all!

Replaced with Maybes from Chase Anderson and Freddy Peralta.

NH

Who would you start this week for pitchers
Pivetta, Buehler or Bettis

Didi is struggling so would you do this
Didi sit
Dee Gordon 2B
Manacho BALT SS
Joze Ramirez 3B

Nick Pollack

Wait, is Skoglund listed as a start?

He’s definitely a sit.

EDIT: Oh god that’s horrifying. So sorry, that’s so wrong, he’s 100% a sit.

Southern Marylander

Just the very same table. I can pull it with IMPORTHTML, if that doesn’t tax your site too much, though if there’s a Google Sheet available that would be easier than having to create a formula with dynamic HTML names. I’m using it in a massive spreadsheet that I built for the guys in my fantasy league. It analyzes the weekly results / match-ups and uses FanGraphs projections to project future head-to-head results.

Willy

Lance McCullers against the Indians you say start. The current Indians are batting 417 against McCullers. McCullers seems to be pitching much better this year is that why you think he’s a start? Thank you

Jon

Hey Nick!

I own both Nola and Flaherty, going head to head today. Barely losing ERA(.14), WHIP(.01), W(1), K(10), QS(2). Relievers that could go are Hand, Vizc, Strickland, B. Norris.

Do I start both, or just Nola?

Jon

Haha didn’t expect the choice of starting Nola and benching Flaherty would backfire 😂 good old baseball.

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