Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/19 & 4/20

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 Justin Verlander @ TEX
2 Jose Berrios @ BAL
3 Corey Kluber vs. ATL
4 German Marquez vs. PHI
5 Madison Bumgarner @ PIT
6 Carlos Rodon @ DET
7 Caleb Smith vs. WSH
8 Kyle Hendricks vs. ARI
9 Touki Toussaint @ CLE
10 Marco Gonzales @ LAA
11 Anibal Sanchez @ MIA
12 Eduardo Rodriguez @ TB
13 Jordan Lyles vs. SF
14 Matt Strahm vs. CIN
15 CC Sabathia vs. KC
16 Ross Stripling @ MIL
17 Merrill Kelly @ CHC
18 Jhoulys Chacin vs. LAD
19 Aaron Brooks vs. TOR
20 Jake Junis @ NYY
21 Jordan Zimmermann vs. CHW
22 Marcus Stroman @ OAK
23 Anthony DeSclafani @ SD
24 Ryan Yarbrough BOS
25 Felix Pena vs. SEA
26 Adam Wainwright vs. NYM
27 Vince Velasquez @ COL
28 Alex Cobb vs. MIN
29 Drew Smyly vs. HOU
30 Jason Vargas @ STL


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Max Scherzer @ MIA
2 Jacob deGrom @ STL
3 Trevor Bauer vs. ATL
4 Gerrit Cole @ TEX
5 Luis Castillo @ SD
6 Jameson Taillon vs. SF
7 Aaron Nola @ COL
8 Zack Greinke @ CHC
9 Yu Darvish vs. ARI
10 Masahiro Tanaka vs. KC
11 Yusei Kikuchi @ LAA
12 Derek Holland @ PIT
13 Hyun-Jin Ryu @ MIL
14 Miles Mikolas vs. NYM
15 Charlie Morton vs. BOS
16 Julio Teheran @ CLE
17 Martin Perez @ BAL
18 Matt Shoemaker @ OAK
19 Rick Porcello @ TB
20 Trevor Cahill vs. SEA
21 Ervin Santana @ DET
22 Mike Fiers vs. TOR
23 Daniel Norris vs. CHW
24 Heath Fillmyer @ NYY
25 Eric Lauer vs. CIN
26 Jose Urena vs. WSH
27 Adrian Sampson vs. HOU
28 Dan Straily vs. MIN
29 Antonio Senzatela vs. PHI
30 Mystery Brewers Starter LAD

(Photo by Nick Wosika/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.

8 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/19 & 4/20”

  1. Thomas says:

    Are you completely bought in on Caleb Smith?

  2. Mike P says:

    Thoughts on Hyun- Jin Ryu in this start? Is this a Injured List Start? They may only let him go 80 pitches in this one. Could limit his upside. Plus a very strong Brewers offense.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      He didn’t make a rehab start, so I’d imagine they’ll be limited Ryu a little.

      I’d think about five frames. I’d hold off if I could as the Brewers could mess this up easily, like you mentioned.

  3. Eric says:

    Hey Nick! Any pitchers you would look into streaming on Sunday?

  4. Kyle says:

    Hey, Nick! Interested in your take on Morton @ Boston. He has been sharp so far this season, is backed by a solid defense, and is going against a Boston team that looks like they’d have problems hitting their way out of a wet paper bag.

  5. swanson says:

    holland or lyles which stream do you prefer? thanks

  6. theKraken says:

    So, a player, Tim Anderson, was suspended for language today. Is that a first? That is an irresponsible precedent and an abuse of power. I very much hope that one of these organizations gets sued and some people get fired at some point.

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