Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/17 & 4/18

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 Walker Buehler vs. CIN
2 Carlos Carrasco @ SEA
3 Zack Wheeler @ PHI
4 Brad Keller @ CHW
5 Cole Hamels @ MIA
6 Kevin Gausman vs. ARI
7 Trevor Williams @ DET
8 Jake Arrieta vs. NYM
9 Spencer Turnbull vs. PIT
10 Jeremy Hellickson vs. SF
11 J.A. Happ vs. BOS
12 Sonny Gray @ LAD
13 Jeff Samardzija @ WSH
14 Jake Odorizzi vs. TOR
15 Nathan Eovaldi @ NYY
16 Michael Wacha @ MIL
17 Frankie Montas vs. HOU
18 Corbin Burnes vs. STL
19 Trent Thornton @ MIN
20 Lance Lynn vs. LAA
21 Wade Miley @ OAK
22 Lucas Giolito vs. KC
23 Zack Godley @ ATL
24 Erik Swanson vs. CLE
25 Sandy Alcantara vs. CHC
26 Matt Harvey @ TEX


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Patrick Corbin vs. SF
2 Chris Paddack vs. CIN
3 Domingo German vs. KC
4 Michael Pineda vs. TOR
5 Touki Toussaint vs. ARI
6 Ivan Nova @ DET
7 Clay Buchholz @ MIN
8 Julio Urias @ MIL
9 Luke Weaver @ ATL
10 Zach Davies vs. LAD
11 Drew Pomeranz @ WSH
12 Kyle Freeland vs. PHI
13 Felix Hernandez @ LAA
14 Tanner Roark @ SD
15 Chris Stratton vs. SEA
16 Daniel Norris vs. CHW
17 Zach Eflin @ COL
18 Homer Bailey @ NYY

(Photo by Rich von Biberstein/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.

18 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/17 & 4/18”

  1. BundyWillRiseAgain says:

    Have to start one, Burnes or Eflin?

  2. Ryan says:

    Do we start Happ and Freeland this week?

  3. Shane says:

    Sounds like Touki is getting bumped to Friday and Julio to Saturday since Folty needs another rehab start. Time to fire up your Soroka shares

  4. larry says:

    Which 3 would you stream this week

    A. Sanchez@Mia
    Lyles vs SF
    Stroman @ Oak
    CC @ KC-
    Nova @ Det.
    Porcello @ TB


  5. Perfect Game says:

    What are you thoughts on Carrasco and his performance reverting back to his norm? I traded Musgrove and Robles for him to buy low on a top arm, but feeling a little buyers remorse.

  6. jasen James says:

    Hey Nick. Which SP would you try to buy low on first. Kluber, Carrasco, Nola, Flaherty, Wheeler

  7. Kyle F says:

    Hey Nick,

    Love what you’re doing here, coming back for a third straight season. I attribute my stacked pitching staff from last year and eventual chip win to your lists (just my second year in the league!)

    On to my question: 10 start cap on my h2h points league. For my 10th start Im between running with Stripling @Mil or picking up a streamer like Pineda, Soroka, or Touki. Most guys under 30-40% are available in my leagues. Anyone you like more than the rest between now and Sunday?

    Keep up the great work!

  8. Roland Walton says:

    Start or sit Pomeranz vs Wash today?

  9. S.Head says:


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