Sit/Start Week 9: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/14-9/20

Max Freeze scores every starting pitcher matchup 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-based 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. Last year, I modified the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. 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, Mike Fiers against the Rockies in Colorado would have this designation: Sit-1.

There are a few TBD listed below. Once these spots are determined, I’ll update the sheet. Spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Next week, there are a number of double-headers. The Cardinals, Marlins, and Pirates all have nine or more games next week so there’s quite a bit that can change. Obviously, starters will still be going every fifth day, so it’ll be interesting how each team handles these situations. I’ve done my best to determine who will fill those extra spots. Let’s dive in and as always, please feel free to question my designations in the comments.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 9 start from 9/14 – 9/20:

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
09/14 ATL vs BAL Hamels Maybe-4 López Sit-1
09/14 MIN vs CHW Berríos Start-7 Cease Sit-3
09/14 PIT vs CIN Musgrove Maybe-4 Bauer Start-10
09/14 PIT vs CIN Brubaker Sit-2 Antone Start-7
09/14 PHI vs MIA Wheeler Start-8 López Start-7
09/14 STL vs MIL Ponce de Leon Sit-3 Lindblom Maybe-4
09/14 STL vs MIL Oviedo Sit-3 Burnes Start-9
09/14 LAD vs SDP Kershaw Start-8 Lamet Start-7
09/14 OAK vs SEA Luzardo Start-7 Gonzales Start-7
09/14 OAK vs SEA Minor Maybe-5 Margevicius Sit-3
TUESDAY – 9/15
09/15 ATL vs BAL Erlin Sit-2 Wojciechowski Sit-1
09/15 CLE vs CHC Carrasco Start-8 Darvish Start-9
09/15 MIN vs CHW Dobnak Maybe-5 Dunning Maybe-6
09/15 PIT vs CIN TBD Gray Start-8
09/15 OAK vs COL Manaea Sit-2 Senzatela Sit-3
09/15 KCR vs DET Junis Sit-3 Boyd Maybe-5
09/15 TEX vs HOU Cody Sit-2 Javier Start-7
09/15 ARI vs LAA Clarke Sit-3 Teheran Maybe-6
09/15 BOS vs MIA Mazza Sit-2 Alcantara Start-7
09/15 STL vs MIL Flaherty Start-8 TBD
09/15 TOR vs NYY Walker Sit-3 García Start-7
09/15 NYM vs PHI Wacha Sit-3 Arrieta Sit-2
09/15 LAD vs SDP Gonsolin Maybe-4 Clevinger Start-7
09/15 SFG vs SEA Gausman Start-7 Newsome Maybe-4
09/15 WSH vs TBR Sánchez Sit-2 Yarbrough Sit-3
WEDNESDAY – 9/16
09/16 ATL vs BAL Tomlin Sit-3 Cobb Sit-2
09/16 CLE vs CHC Civale Maybe-6 Alzolay Sit-3
09/16 MIN vs CHW Maeda Start-7 Giolito Start-8
09/16 PIT vs CIN Brault Sit-3 Castillo Start-9
09/16 OAK vs COL Fiers Sit-2 Márquez Maybe-5
09/16 KCR vs DET Duffy Start-7 Skubal Sit-3
09/16 TEX vs HOU Gibson Sit-2 García Maybe-4
09/16 ARI vs LAA Bumgarner Sit-3 Bundy Start-9
09/16 BOS vs MIA Kickham Maybe-4 Rogers Maybe-4
09/16 STL vs MIL Wainwright Maybe-6 Woodruff Start-7
09/16 STL vs MIL Gomber Sit-3 TBD
09/16 TOR vs NYY Roark Sit-3 Cole Start-9
09/16 NYM vs PHI Porcello Sit-2 Nola Start-8
09/16 LAD vs SDP TBD Davies
09/16 SFG vs SEA Cueto Start-7 Kikuchi Maybe-6
09/16 WSH vs TBR Voth Sit-3 Fleming Sit-2
THURSDAY – 9/17
09/17 TBR vs BAL Snell Start-8 Akin Sit-2
09/17 MIN vs CHW Hill Maybe-4 Keuchel Maybe-6
09/17 LAD vs COL Urías Maybe-4 Freeland Sit-3
09/17 CLE vs DET Bieber Start-10 Mize Start-7
09/17 TEX vs HOU Lyles Sit-1 Urquidy Start-7
09/17 ARI vs LAA Smith Maybe-4 Canning Maybe-5
09/17 BOS vs MIA Triggs Sit-2 Ureña Sit-3
09/17 TOR vs NYY Anderson Sit-2 Tanaka Start-7
09/17 NYM vs PHI deGrom Start-9 Howard Maybe-4
09/17 STL vs PIT Hudson Start-7 Williams Maybe-5
09/17 BAL vs TBR Kremer Sit-2 Glasnow Start-9
FRIDAY – 9/18
09/18 TBR vs BAL Morton Start-8 Means Maybe-5
09/18 NYY vs BOS Montgomery Maybe-6 Eovaldi Maybe-5
09/18 MIN vs CHC Pineda Start-7 Lester Maybe-5
09/18 CHW vs CIN Cease Sit-3 DeSclafani Sit-3
09/18 LAD vs COL Wood? Sit-1 Castellani Sit-1
09/18 CLE vs DET Plesac Start-8 Fulmer Sit-3
09/18 ARI vs HOU Gallen Start-8 Valdez Start-7
09/18 TEX vs LAA Allard Sit-3 Barria Maybe-4
09/18 WSH vs MIA Fedde Sit-2 Sánchez Start-8
09/18 WSH vs MIA Corbin Start-8 Castano? Sit-2
09/18 KCR vs MIL Singer Maybe-6 Anderson Maybe-4
09/18 ATL vs NYM I. Anderson Maybe-6 Lugo Maybe-5
09/18 SFG vs OAK T. Anderson Maybe-4 Bassitt Maybe-5
09/18 TOR vs PHI Ray Sit-3 Eflin Maybe-4
09/18 SDP vs SEA Paddack Start-7 Sheffield Maybe-4
09/18 PIT vs STL Kuhl Maybe-5 Martínez Start-7
09/18 PIT vs STL TBD TBD
09/18 PHI vs TOR Velasquez Sit-2 Ryu Start-8
SATURDAY – 9/19
09/19 TBR vs BAL Richards Sit-3 López Sit-1
09/19 NYY vs BOS Happ Maybe-6 Perez Sit-3
09/19 MIN vs CHC Berrios Start-7 Hendricks Start-8
09/19 CHW vs CIN Dunning Maybe-5 Mahle Start-7
09/19 LAD vs COL Kershaw Start-7 TBD
09/19 CLE vs DET McKenzie Start-7 Turnbull Maybe-4
09/19 ARI vs HOU Weaver Sit-3 Greinke Start-9
09/19 TEX vs LAA Lynn Start-8 Heaney Start-7
09/19 WSH vs MIA Scherzer Start-9 López Start-7
09/19 KCR vs MIL Bubic Maybe-4 Houser Start-7
09/19 ATL vs NYM Wright Sit-1 Peterson Sit-2
09/19 SFG vs OAK Cahill Maybe-4 Montas Start-7
09/19 TOR vs PHI Stripling Sit-3 Wheeler Start-8
09/19 STL vs PIT Oviedo Maybe-4 Musgrove Maybe-6
09/19 SDP vs SEA Richards Maybe-5 Dunn Sit-3
SUNDAY – 9/20
09/20 TBR vs BAL Yarbrough Maybe-6 Wojciechowski Sit-1
09/20 NYY vs BOS García Start-7 Mazza Sit-1
09/20 MIN vs CHC Dobnak Maybe-5 Mills Sit-3
09/20 CHW vs CIN TBD Bauer Start-9
09/20 LAD vs COL May? Sit-3 Senzatela Sit-2
09/20 CLE vs DET Carrasco Start-9 Boyd Maybe-5
09/20 ARI vs HOU Clarke Sit-2 Javier Start-7
09/20 TEX vs LAA Cody Sit-2 Teheran Start-7
09/20 WSH vs MIA Sanchez Sit-3 Alcantara Start-7
09/20 WSH vs MIA TBD TBD
09/20 KCR vs MIL Keller Sit-3 Burnes Start-9
09/20 ATL vs NYM Hamels Maybe-4 Wacha Sit-2
09/20 SFG vs OAK Webb Sit-2 Luzardo Start-7
09/20 TOR vs PHI Walker Sit-2 Arrieta Sit-2
09/20 STL vs PIT Flaherty Start-9 Brubaker Maybe-4
09/20 SDP vs SEA Clevinger Start-9 Gonzales Maybe-6

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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.

  • Avatar Aaron says:

    How do you rank Zach Davies vs. the Dodgers? No ranking at present

  • Avatar Max Freeze says:

    Ugh, good catch. Since the start is at home & he’s throwing so well, he’s a low-end Start-7. Keep an eye on what the Padres do w/ their rotation now that they have a doubleheader today. Davies could pitch earlier than Wednesday

  • Avatar Jbird says:

    Vince Velasquez going for Philly tomorrow since Wheeler is dtd (zipper issues). Duffy pitching on Tuesday now.

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