Expected SP Schedules: Who Has the Best Matchups in Weeks 24-25

EVERY starter on EVERY team broken down!

It’s getting down to the wire with only a few weeks left in the season. Several teams are virtual locks for the postseason, including Tampa Bay, Baltimore, Minnesota, Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Los Angeles (Dodgers). These squads may start resting their starters at some point. Others have been or are close to being eliminated, including both New York teams, Boston, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago (White Sox), Kansas City, Los Angeles (Angels), Oakland, Washington, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, San Diego, and Colorado. With little to play for, these squads may opt to test some young arms.

Toronto, Seattle, Texas, Miami, Chicago (Cubs), Cincinnati, Arizona, and San Francisco are in the middle and fighting for a playoff spot. With an incentive to win, these teams will likely stick with their top arms down the stretch.

Below, we break down every MLB team’s starting rotation for the rest of the season to help you plan your fantasy rotation. This tool is beneficial if you’re looking for streamers or flexing fringe starters in and out of your lineup and can be especially useful for those looking to maximize Wins and Strikeouts while trying to reach an innings cap.

Before we delve into the teams, below are our matchup rankings. These match those in Nick Pollack’s SP Steamers for consistency. If you disagree, that’s your prerogative! They are meant to be a loose guide. The most important thing is to pay attention to the matchups.


Nick’s Loose Offensive Rankings (Updated 9/4)


Here’s a key for a few terms you may encounter below:

(OFF) means the team has an off-day before they play that team. 

(DH) indicates a doubleheader that day.

SPOT STARTER should be obvious, but this pitcher will only start once.

??? represents an unclear rotational spot, and the notes will explain options.

Above all else, please remember that schedules change often! The grids below represent our best estimate at the time of publishing, but players get hurt, come back from the IL, get sent down or called up, or get an extra day of rest all the time. Use this as a guide and double-check a player’s status before making roster changes.



Scott Youngson

Scott is a SoCal native who, after two decades of fighting L.A. traffic, decided to turn his passion for fantasy sports into a blog - the now-defunct Fantasy Mutant. He currently writes for FantasyPros and Pitcher List and will vehemently defend the validity of the Dodgers' 60-game season championship.

One response to “Expected SP Schedules: Who Has the Best Matchups in Weeks 24-25”

  1. Craig C says:

    will there be another update on this today?!

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