The List 9/17: Sit/Start Decisions For Every Starting Pitcher Matchup In The Final Two Weeks

It’s that time again. The time when The List as a Top 100 ranking table is completely gone and replaced with a massive two-week Sit/Start table.

I know, it’s sad. The biggest help I can give all of you right now is a guide through the Sit/Start and tell you which starts to avoid and which to chase.

I’ll have a section at the end to discuss good and bad matchups the rest of the way, where I’d consider or avoid certain pitchers even if their skill set suggests otherwise.

Good luck and the next true edition of The List will return on October 8th as I put out my “Way-Too-Early 2019 Top 100” Rankings.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/17 CHC vs ARI Kyle Hendricks Start Patrick Corbin Start
9/17 STL vs ATL Miles Mikolas Start Mike Foltynewicz Start
9/17 TOR vs BAL Ryan Borucki Maybe Evan Phillips Sit
9/17 MIN vs DET Gabriel Moya Sit Jordan Zimmermann Sit
9/17 SEA vs HOU Wade Leblanc Sit Framber Valdez Maybe
9/17 COL vs LAD Jon Gray Start Hyun-Jin Ryu Start
9/17 WSH vs MIA Erick Fedde Sit Trevor Richards Maybe
9/17 CIN vs MIL Anthony Desclafani Sit Wade Miley Maybe
9/17 NYM vs PHI Zack Wheeler Start Jake Arrieta Start
9/17 KCR vs PIT Brad Keller Maybe Joe Musgrove Start
9/17 SFG vs SDP Andrew Suarez Start Bryan Mitchell Sit
9/17 TBR vs TEX Tyler Glasnow Start Adrian Sampson Sit
9/18 CHC vs ARI Mike Montgomery Sit Matt Koch? Sit
9/18 STL vs ATL Austin Gomber Sit Anibal Sanchez Start
9/18 TOR vs BAL Aaron Sanchez Start Dylan Bundy Maybe
9/18 CHW vs CLE Dylan Covey Sit Corey Kluber Start
9/18 MIN vs DET Jake Odorizzi Maybe Daniel Norris Sit
9/18 SEA vs HOU Mike Leake Sit Gerrit Cole Start
9/18 COL vs LAD Kyle Freeland Start Clayton Kershaw Start
9/18 WSH vs MIA Stephen Strasburg Start Jeff Brigham Sit
9/18 CIN vs MIL Michael Lorenzen Sit Chase Anderson Sit
9/18 BOS vs NYY Nathan Eovaldi Sit J.A. Happ Maybe
9/18 LAA vs OAK Tyler Skaggs Sit Liam Hendriks Sit
9/18 NYM vs PHI Jason Vargas Sit Aaron Nola Start
9/18 KCR vs PIT Eric Skoglund Sit Jameson Taillon Start
9/18 SFG vs SDP Derek Holland Start Joey Lucchesi Start
9/18 TBR vs TEX Blake Snell Start Yovani Gallardo Sit
9/19 CHC vs ARI Cole Hamels Start Robbie Ray Start
9/19 STL vs ATL Jack Flaherty Start Touki Toussaint Maybe
9/19 TOR vs BAL Sam Gaviglio Sit Bullpen? Sit
9/19 CHW vs CLE Carlos Rodon Sit Carlos Carrasco Start
9/19 MIN vs DET Stephen Gonsalves Sit Matthew Boyd Start
9/19 SEA vs HOU Erasmo Ramirez? Sit Dallas Keuchel Start
9/19 COL vs LAD Tyler Anderson Maybe Walker Buehler Start
9/19 CIN vs MIL Matt Harvey Maybe Gio Gonzalez Sit
9/19 BOS vs NYY David Price Start Luis Severino Sit
9/19 LAA vs OAK Felix Pena Sit Brett Anderson Sit
9/19 NYM vs PHI Steven Matz Start Zach Eflin Start
9/19 KCR vs PIT Heath Fillmyer Sit Chris Archer Start
9/19 SFG vs SDP Chris Stratton Start Robbie Erlin Sit
9/19 TBR vs TEX Bullpen Sit Yohander Mendez Sit
9/20 PHI vs ATL Vince Velasquez Sit Kevin Gausman Start
9/20 CHW vs CLE James Shields Sit Adam Plutko Sit
9/20 KCR vs DET Jorge Lopez Sit Spencer Turnbull Sit
9/20 CIN vs MIA Cody Reed Sit Sandy Alcantara Maybe
9/20 BOS vs NYY Eduardo Rodriguez Maybe Masahiro Tanaka Start
9/20 LAA vs OAK Matt Shoemaker Sit Edwin Jackson Sit
9/20 TBR vs TOR Bullpen Sit Marco Estrada Sit
9/20 NYM vs WSH Noah Syndergaard Start Joe Ross Sit
9/21 COL vs ARI German Marquez Start Zack Godley Sit
9/21 PHI vs ATL Nick Pivetta Maybe Julio Teheran Maybe
9/21 CHC vs CHW Jon Lester Start Reynaldo Lopez Maybe
9/21 BOS vs CLE Rick Porcello Maybe Mike Clevinger Start
9/21 KCR vs DET Ian Kennedy Sit Francisco Liriano Sit
9/21 LAA vs HOU Andrew Heaney Sit Charlie Morton Start
9/21 SDP vs LAD Brett Kennedy Sit Rich Hill Start
9/21 CIN vs MIA Luis Castillo Start Wei-Yin Chen Sit
9/21 BAL vs NYY Yefry Ramirez Sit CC Sabathia Start
9/21 MIN vs OAK Jose Berrios Maybe Trevor Cahill Sit
9/21 MIL vs PIT Zach Davies Maybe Ivan Nova Maybe
9/21 SFG vs STL Madison Bumgarner Start John Gant Maybe
9/21 SEA vs TEX James Paxton? Start Ariel Jurado Sit
9/21 TBR vs TOR Bullpen Sit Sean-Reid Foley Maybe
9/21 NYM vs WSH Jacob Degrom Start Max Scherzer Start
9/22 COL vs ARI Antonio Senzatela Sit Zack Greinke Start
9/22 PHI vs ATL Jake Arrieta Start Sean Newcomb Sit
9/22 CHC vs CHW Jose Quintana Start Lucas Giolito Sit
9/22 BOS vs CLE Chris Sale Start Shane Bieber Sit
9/22 KCR vs DET Jakob Junis Start Jordan Zimmermann Sit
9/22 LAA vs HOU Jaime Barria Sit Justin Verlander Start
9/22 SDP vs LAD Eric Lauer Sit Ross Stripling Start
9/22 CIN vs MIA Anthony Desclafani Maybe Jose Urena Maybe
9/22 BAL vs NYY Alex Cobb Sit Lance Lynn Start
9/22 MIN vs OAK Kyle Gibson Sit Mike Fiers Start
9/22 MIL vs PIT Jhoulys Chacin Maybe Trevor Williams Maybe
9/22 SFG vs STL Dereck Rodriguez Start Adam Wainwright Start
9/22 SEA vs TEX Marco Gonzales Maybe Mike Minor Start
9/22 TBR vs TOR Tyler Glasnow Start Thomas Pannone Maybe
9/22 NYM vs WSH Zack Wheeler Start Tanner Roark Maybe
9/23 COL vs ARI Jon Gray Start Patrick Corbin Start
9/23 PHI vs ATL Aaron Nola Start Mike Foltynewicz Start
9/23 CHC vs CHW Kyle Hendricks Start Dylan Covey Sit
9/23 BOS vs CLE Nathan Eovaldi Sit Corey Kluber Start
9/23 KCR vs DET Brad Keller Maybe Daniel Norris Sit
9/23 LAA vs HOU Tyler Skaggs Sit Framber Valdez Maybe
9/23 SDP vs LAD Jacob Nix Sit Hyun-Jin Ryu Start
9/23 CIN vs MIA Michael Lorenzen? Sit Trevor Richards Maybe
9/23 BAL vs NYY Andrew Cashner Sit J.A. Happ Start
9/23 MIN vs OAK Kohl Stewart Sit Bullpen Sit
9/23 MIL vs PIT Wade Miley Maybe Joe Musgrove Start
9/23 SFG vs STL Andrew Suarez Sit Miles Mikolas Start
9/23 SEA vs TEX Wade Leblanc Maybe Adrian Sampson Sit
9/23 TBR vs TOR Blake Snell Start Ryan Borucki Sit
9/23 NYM vs WSH Jason Vargas Sit Erick Fedde Sit
9/24 LAD vs ARI Clayton Kershaw Start Matt Koch? Sit
9/24 BAL vs BOS Dylan Bundy Sit David Price Start
9/24 PIT vs CHC Jameson Taillon Start Mike Montgomery Sit
9/24 CLE vs CHW Carlos Carrasco Start Carlos Rodon Sit
9/24 PHI vs COL Zach Eflin Sit Kyle Freeland Start
9/24 TEX vs LAA Yovani Gallardo Sit Felix Pena Maybe
9/24 OAK vs SEA Brett Anderson Sit Mike Leake Sit
9/24 SDP vs SFG Bryan Mitchell Sit Derek Holland Start
9/24 MIL vs STL Chase Anderson Sit Austin Gomber Sit
9/24 NYY vs TBR Luis Severino Start Bullpen Sit
9/24 HOU vs TOR Gerrit Cole Start Aaron Sanchez Sit
9/24 MIA vs WSH Jeff Brigham Sit Stephen Strasburg Start
9/25 LAD vs ARI Walker Buehler Start Robbie Ray Start
9/25 BAL vs BOS Bullpen? Sit Eduardo Rodriguez Start
9/25 PIT vs CHC Chris Archer Maybe Cole Hamels Start
9/25 CLE vs CHW Adam Plutko Sit James Shields Sit
9/25 KCR vs CIN Eric Skoglund Sit Matt Harvey Sit
9/25 PHI vs COL Vince Velasquez Sit Tyler Anderson Maybe
9/25 TEX vs LAA Yohander Mendez Sit Matt Shoemaker Maybe
9/25 DET vs MIN Matthew Boyd Start Jake Odorizzi Maybe
9/25 ATL vs NYM Anibal Sanchez Start Steven Matz Start
9/25 OAK vs SEA Edwin Jackson Sit Erasmo Ramirez? Sit
9/25 SDP vs SFG Joey Lucchesi Start Chris Stratton Start
9/25 MIL vs STL Gio Gonzalez Sit Jack Flaherty Start
9/25 NYY vs TBR Masahiro Tanaka Start Bullpen Sit
9/25 HOU vs TOR Dallas Keuchel Start Sam Gaviglio Sit
9/25 MIA vs WSH Sandy Alcantara Maybe Joe Ross Sit
9/26 LAD vs ARI Rich Hill Start Zack Godley Sit
9/26 BAL vs BOS Yefry Ramirez Sit Rick Porcello Start
9/26 PIT vs CHC Ivan Nova Sit Jon Lester Start
9/26 CLE vs CHW Mike Clevinger Start Reynaldo Lopez Maybe
9/26 KCR vs CIN Heath Fillmyer Sit Cody Reed Sit
9/26 PHI vs COL Nick Pivetta Sit German Marquez Start
9/26 TEX vs LAA Ariel Jurado Sit Andrew Heaney Start
9/26 DET vs MIN Spencer Turnbull? Sit Stephen Gonsalves Sit
9/26 ATL vs NYM Touki Toussaint Start Noah Syndergaard Start
9/26 OAK vs SEA Trevor Cahill Sit James Paxton? Start
9/26 SDP vs SFG Robbie Erlin Sit Madison Bumgarner Start
9/26 MIL vs STL Zach Davies Sit John Gant Sit
9/26 NYY vs TBR CC Sabathia Start Bullpen Sit
9/26 HOU vs TOR Charlie Morton Start Marco Estrada Sit
9/26 MIA vs WSH Wei-Yin Chen Maybe Max Scherzer Start
9/27 HOU vs BAL Justin Verlander Start Alex Cobb Sit
9/27 PIT vs CHC Trevor Williams Sit Jose Quintana Start
9/27 PHI vs COL Jake Arrieta Start Antonio Senzatela Sit
9/27 CLE vs KCR Shane Bieber Start Jorge Lopez Sit
9/27 DET vs MIN Francisco Liriano Sit Jose Berrios Start
9/27 ATL vs NYM Kevin Gausman Start Jacob Degrom Start
9/27 TEX vs SEA Mike Minor Start Marco Gonzales Maybe
9/27 NYY vs TBR Lance Lynn Maybe Tyler Glasnow Maybe
9/28 HOU vs BAL Framber Valdez Start Andrew Cashner Sit
9/28 NYY vs BOS J.A. Happ Maybe Chris Sale Start
9/28 STL vs CHC Adam Wainwright Sit Kyle Hendricks Start
9/28 PIT vs CIN Joe Musgrove Start Luis Castillo Start
9/28 WSH vs COL Tanner Roark Sit Jon Gray Start
9/28 CLE vs KCR Corey Kluber Start Ian Kennedy Sit
9/28 OAK vs LAA Mike Fiers Start Jaime Barria Sit
9/28 DET vs MIL Jordan Zimmermann Sit Jhoulys Chacin Start
9/28 CHW vs MIN Lucas Giolito Start Chase-De Jong Sit
9/28 CHW vs MIN Dylan Covey Sit Kyle Gibson Start
9/28 MIA vs NYM Jose Urena Start Zack Wheeler Start
9/28 ATL vs PHI Julio Teheran Maybe Aaron Nola Start
9/28 ARI vs SDP Zack Greinke Start Eric Lauer Sit
9/28 TEX vs SEA Adrian Sampson Sit Wade Leblanc Maybe
9/28 LAD vs SFG Ross Stripling Start Dereck Rodriguez Start
9/28 TOR vs TBR Sean-Reid Foley Maybe Blake Snell Start
9/29 HOU vs BAL Gerrit Cole Start Dylan Bundy Sit
9/29 NYY vs BOS Luis Severino Sit Nathan Eovaldi Sit
9/29 STL vs CHC Miles Mikolas Start Mike Montgomery Sit
9/29 PIT vs CIN Jameson Taillon Start Anthony Desclafani Sit
9/29 WSH vs COL Erick Fedde Sit Kyle Freeland Start
9/29 CLE vs KCR Carlos Carrasco Start Jakob Junis Sit
9/29 OAK vs LAA Bullpen Sit Tyler Skaggs Maybe
9/29 DET vs MIL Daniel Norris Sit Wade Miley Maybe
9/29 CHW vs MIN Carlos Rodon Start Kohl Stewart Sit
9/29 MIA vs NYM Trevor Richards Maybe Jason Vargas Sit
9/29 ATL vs PHI Sean Newcomb Sit Zach Eflin Sit
9/29 ARI vs SDP Patrick Corbin Start Jacob Nix Sit
9/29 TEX vs SEA Yovani Gallardo Sit Mike Leake Maybe
9/29 LAD vs SFG Hyun-Jin Ryu Start Andrew Suarez Sit
9/29 TOR vs TBR Thomas Pannone Maybe Bullpen Sit
9/30 HOU vs BAL Dallas Keuchel Start Bullpen? Sit
9/30 NYY vs BOS Masahiro Tanaka Start David Price Start
9/30 STL vs CHC Austin Gomber Sit Cole Hamels Start
9/30 PIT vs CIN Chris Archer Maybe Michael Lorenzen? Sit
9/30 WSH vs COL Stephen Strasburg Start Tyler Anderson Maybe
9/30 CLE vs KCR Adam Plutko Sit Brad Keller Sit
9/30 OAK vs LAA Brett Anderson Sit Felix Pena Sit
9/30 DET vs MIL Matthew Boyd Start Chase Anderson Sit
9/30 CHW vs MIN James Shields Sit Jake Odorizzi Maybe
9/30 MIA vs NYM Jeff Brigham Sit Steven Matz Start
9/30 ATL vs PHI Mike Foltynewicz Start Vince Velasquez Sit
9/30 ARI vs SDP Matt Koch? Sit Bryan Mitchell Sit
9/30 TEX vs SEA Yohander Mendez Sit Erasmo Ramirez? Sit
9/30 LAD vs SFG Clayton Kershaw? Start Derek Holland Maybe
9/30 TOR vs TBR Ryan Borucki Sit Bullpen Sit

Notes

  • Chris Stratton and Derek Holland both get the Padres twice while Holland also gets the Dodgers. Nice.
  • Vince Velasquez hasn’t been able to handle the Marlins twice + the Mets in his last three starts. Now he gets the Braves twice and Coors? No thanks.
  • I’m not sure how I feel about Dereck Rodriguez’s matchups down the stretch, but if you own him it’s hard to bench him.
  • It’s so hard to give Luis Severino a pair of “Sits” yet that’s what happens when you get the Red Sox twice
  • The final schedule for Mike Minor and Joe Musgrove are solid enough that they should be ridden through to the end.
  • Even with four innings coming up for Chris Salethere’s zero reason to not let him start. Those innings will help. If you have a start limit, feel free to wait until his second start to let him fly as he won’t get a chance for a Win this week.
  • A sneaky value play is Matt Boyd getting three decent starts the rest of the way. We could be talking about his second half all winter.
  • I had a hard time debating what to do with Tyler Anderson as he could be turning a corner, making him a decent Hail Mary play. He could also regress quickly and turn those “maybe” spots into “Sit” next week.
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


Nick Pollack

Don’t trust the Feddes.

Yeah, I don’t think that sample is enough for me to get behind him. Two starts doesn’t make me overlook the rest of the season.

balke

Thank You! This is glorious.. What order would you stream: Stratton @ SDP, Aaron Sanchez @ BAL, Wainwright @ SFG this week?

Nicholas

H2H Points Chamoiohsip Game. Can’t believe I’m leaning toward Castillo vs. Miami (Chen) over Clevinger vs. Boston (Porcello). Am I high?

Then I need to choose between one of the following three:

Flaherty @ Atlanta (Toussaint)
Marquez @ Arizona (Godley)
[email protected] Arizona (Ray)

Ed

Thanks Nick for all the effort this year. 2 championships ready to rock this week! I owe ya a beer when you guys come to Buffalo.

It’s Nola WEEK!

Azl

Between these two “maybes,” who do you think has a higher floor, Pivetta (@ATL) or Harvey (@MIL)? Weekly points league

Tyler M.

Which pitchers do I start in a H2H weekly points league:

Currently I have it:

Starting: Kluber, Syndergaard, Corbin, Wheeler, Marquez. RP’s are Kimbrel, Buehler and Musgrove

Bench: Flaherty, Castillo, Odorizzi, Treinen, Pivetta

Would you change anything?

Craig

I figured Lucchesi would start on the 24th and Berrios on the 26th. Do they have 6-men rotations or something else going on? Also, does Gray’s clunker against LAD last night change your mind about starting him in his remaining two against ARI and WAS? Seems droppable at this point. Thanks for the great work.

kelly

Hey Nick. Need one more starter for this last week. Matz vs Mia. Pena vs Tex and Oak. Jamws vs Tor Toussant vs NYM?

Matt

Hi Nick, will you be going through and updating the start/sits? Looks like as teams are re-tooling their lineups in the last weeks, some of these don’t apply any more.

Thanks for the list!

Greg

The last week of baseball season is becoming week 17 in the NFL as some teams are resting their starters. It needs to be omitted from the fantasy playoffs.

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