Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/22 & 4/23

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 Chris Sale vs. DET
2 Jack Flaherty vs. MIL
3 Joe Musgrove vs. ARI
4 Matthew Boyd @ BOS
5 Jake Arrieta @ NYM
6 Mike Minor @ OAK
7 J.A. Happ @ LAA
8 Brad Peacock vs. MIN
9 Brad Keller vs. TB
10 Yonny Chirinos @ KC
11 Zack Godley @ PIT
12 Steven Matz vs. PHI
13 Jake Odorizzi @ HOU
14 Matt Harvey vs. NYY
15 David Hess vs. CHW
16 Adrian Houser @ STL
17 Manny Banuelos @ BAL
18 Chris Bassitt vs. TEX


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Carlos Carrasco vs. MIA
2 Patrick Corbin @ COL
3 Zack Wheeler vs. PHI
4 Domingo German @ LAA
5 Luke Weaver @ PIT
6 Kevin Gausman @ CIN
7 Pablo Lopez @ CLE
8 Sonny Gray vs. ATL
9 Trevor Williams vs. ARI
10 Frankie Montas vs. TEX
11 Kyle Freeland vs. WSH
12 Kenta Maeda @ CHC
13 Jose Quintana vs. LAD
14 Zach Eflin @ NYM
15 Michael Wacha vs. MIL
16 Trent Thornton vs. SF
17 Michael Pineda @ HOU
18 Wade Miley vs. MIN
19 Ivan Nova @ BAL
20 Jeff Samardzija @ TOR
21 Erik Swanson @ SD
22 Nick Margevicius vs. SEA
23 Spencer Turnbull BOS
24 Zach Davies @ STL
25 Homer Bailey  TB
26 Lance Lynn @ OAK
27 Chris Stratton vs. NYY
28 Jalen Beeks? – FS vs. KC
29 Andrew Cashner vs. CHW
30 Hector Velazquez? vs. DET


(Photo by Mark LoMoglio/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.

19 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/22 & 4/23”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Big gap between Godley @ PIT today and Weaver @ PIT tomorrow

  2. Todd says:

    Adrian Houser going against STL today. Impressive numbers at AAA so far. Thoughts on a stream today?

    • Eric says:

      I’m curious about him too. Picked him up. Haven’t decided whether to use him though, just yet.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Thanks for the edit!

      I wouldn’t stream. He’s done well in three starts thus far, but has a history of sub 10% whiff rates in the minors. It seems way too risky against the Cardinals.

  3. Brandon says:

    More Harvey!

  4. Scott M says:

    Where would Flaherty and Houser slot into today’s rank, had they not been omitted? MIL@STL

  5. Ben says:

    How about Hellickson vs. @COL today?

  6. Dan says:

    Flaherty has been smoked by MIL twice now. You seem to have a ton of faith he will be fine today. Was gonna sit him but now you have me questioning myself! Confident he will right himself today?

  7. Perfect Game says:

    Hey Nick. I have a trade offer where I get Nola in return for Glasnow and Clint Frazier. I’m leery about Nola and don’t think he’s right. His strand rate is low and BABIP a little high, but HR/9; BB/9, hard hit balls, FIP; xFIP; SIERRA; swinging strike %; K-BB% don’t look good and are all down. Is he a top 10 SP? Are you concerned about him and would you pull the trigger on this deal?

  8. Jack Pascho says:

    Any reason Homer Bailey is so low?

  9. Mike King says:

    Hey Nick long time follower. Wanted to pick your brain. Would you part ways with Chris Sale this early in the year for the right price? I know you mentioned getting rid of the headcase in itself would be a reward but I cant seem to pull the trigger on a deal. Would Kershaw and, a slightly above average bat, say Yuli Gurriel be enough for you to move Sale? Kershaw is almost guaranteed another IL stint and perhaps only 140 innings.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      I’d try to get a little more than Yuli, but I’d 100% fine moving Sale for a solid floor in return.

      FWIW, I’ll have Sale one spot higher than Kershaw on today’s List.

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