Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/12 & 4/13

Nick Pollack ranks every starting pitcher matchup for today's and tomorrow's games.

Here are your morning rankings for today’s starting pitcher options.

It’s not perfect and will be far from the actual results at the end of the day, though it should give guidance for those questioning who to slot into your lineup on a given day.

Note: I’ve made a change moving forward to this daily article. I’ll now be including a second table for tomorrow’s starting pitcher matchups as well, helping everyone get a jump on their nightly pickups. Please note that these matchups are subject to change, though, and there will be times when I have the incorrect pitcher going. I thank you for your future understanding.

Pitchers highlighted in yellow = Possible streaming options.

FS = False Starter where there is an assumed opener actually starting the game.

Red = Postponed.


Today’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Carlos Carrasco @ KC
2 Patrick Corbin vs. PIT
3 J.A. Happ vs. CHW
4 Zack Wheeler @ ATL
5 Chris Paddack @ ARI
6 Michael Pineda vs. DET
7 Jake Arrieta @ MIA
8 Cole Hamels vs. LAA
9 Julio Urias vs. MIL
10 Tyler Skaggs @ CHC
11 Kyle Wright vs NYM
12 Corbin Burnes @ LAD
13 Eduardo Rodriguez vs. BAL
14 Trevor Williams @ WSH
15 Trent Thornton vs. TB
16 Brad Keller vs. CLE
17 Sandy Alcantara vs. PHI
18 Drew Pomeranz vs. COL
19 Wade Miley @ SEA
20 Mike Fiers @ TEX
21 Luke Weaver vs. SD
22 Ryne Stanek (FS, Yarbrough?) @ TOR
23 Lucas Giolito @ NYY
24 Wade LeBlanc vs. HOU
25 Chad Bettis @ SF
26 Daniel Norris @ MIN
27 David Hess @ BOS
28 Drew Smyly vs. OAK


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Max Scherzer vs. PIT
2 Blake Snell @ TOR
3 Justin Verlander @ SEA
4 Zach Eflin @ MIA
5 Kyle Freeland @ SF
6 Madison Bumgarner vs. COL
7 Michael Pineda vs. DET
8 Merrill Kelly vs. SD
9 Caleb Smith vs. PHI
10 Kyle Hendricks vs. LAA
11 Chris Archer @ WSH
12 Matt Strahm @ ARI
13 Rick Porcello vs. BAL
14 Julio Teheran vs. NYM
15 Adam Wainwright @ CIN
16 Tyson Ross @ MIN
17 Jason Vargas @ ATL
18 Tanner Roark vs. STL
19 CC Sabathia vs. CHW
20 Ivan Nova @ NYY
21 Marco Estrada @ TEX
22 Clay Buchholz vs. TB
23 Jefry Rodriguez @ KC
24 Homer Bailey vs. CLE
25 Zach Davies @ LAD
26 Mystery LAD Prospect vs. MIL
27 Adrian Sampson vs. OAK
28 Felix Hernandez vs. HOU
29 Chris Stratton @ CHC
30 Andrew Cashner @ BOS

(Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

Nick Pollack

Founder of Pitcher List. Creator of CSW, The List, and SP Roundup. Worked with MSG, FanGraphs, CBS Sports, and Washington Post. Former college pitcher, travel coach, pitching coach, and Brandeis alum. Wants every pitcher to be dope.

13 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/12 & 4/13”

  1. Matt says:

    I think it’s Chirinos going as the bulk guy for TB tonight. I’m not so sure about that though

    • Nick Pollack says:

      I think it’s still the Fratty Pirate (Yarbrough) today.

      • Dave says:

        Nick, I just discovered this site a few weeks ago. Love it! With Stanek/Yarbrough, today, Snell tomorrow, and Morton Sunday, it appears Chirinos will miss his turn in the rotation. Do you have any insight or thoughts on the subject (maybe he will be used in long relief like Beeks, at least for this turn in the rotation)? Thanks

  2. Derek says:

    ESPN has Newcomb today and Tehran tomorrow with Wright out of sight, while MLB.com has Wright today and Newcomb tomorrow. How confident are you in your order? Just picked up Kyle Wright… hope he’s going.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      I’m seeing a lot Kyle Wright tonight, wouldn’t say I’m incredibly confident – it’s never going to be correct! – but I wouldn’t change it.

  3. Craig says:

    Watch out for Thornton against the Rays tonight. His CB is his best weapon and the Rays rank 2nd against hitting the CB since the beginning of last year. His next start at MIN could yield much better results.

  4. Micah says:

    Odds Caleb Smith provides a QS tomorrow?

  5. I Like Pie says:

    Is Michael Pineda getting skipped due to the postponed game?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      It looked like they were skipping him before, now it seems they are in fact pushing the entire rotation back a day and Pineda is starting tomorrow.

      Thanks for that! I’ve updated the table.

  6. larry says:

    Would you start C. Smith vs Phil?
    How about VV @ MI Sunday?
    How about D. Holland vs Colo Sunday?

  7. Careagan says:

    I’ve been wondering who gets that Dodgers start on Saturday, they will have to open a 40 man spot unless they make it a bullpen game. From what I can tell, Tony Gonsolin has only started once this season for OKC and could be the guy based on Roberts’ trust in him in spring training.

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