Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/30 & 5/1

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 Trevor Bauer @ MIA
2 Blake Snell @ KC
3 Gerrit Cole @ MIN
4 Luis Castillo @ NYM
5 Walker Buehler @ SF
6 German Marquez @ MIL
7 Zack Greinke vs. NYY
8 Chris Paddack @ ATL
9 Cole Hamels @ SEA
10 Vince Velasquez vs. DET
11 CC Sabathia @ ARI
12 Clay Buchholz @ LAA
13 Griffin Canning vs. TOR
14 Jordan Lyles @ TEX
15 Michael Pineda vs. HOU
16 Jhoulys Chacin vs. COL
17 Rick Porcello vs. OAK
18 Jake Junis vs. TB
19 Sandy Alcantara vs. CLE
20 Felix Hernandez vs. CHC
21 Julio Teheran vs. SD
22 Ivan Nova vs. BAL
23 Drew Pomeranz vs. LAD
24 Adrian Sampson vs. PIT
25 Anibal Sanchez vs. STL
26 Andrew Cashner @ CHW
27 Adam Wainwright @ WSH
28 Tyson Ross @ PHI
29 Jason Vargas vs. CIN
30 Aaron Brooks @ BOS


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Max Scherzer vs. STL
2 Jacob deGrom vs. CIN
3 Corey Kluber @ MIA
4 Aaron Nola vs. DET
5 Jameson Taillon @ TEX
6 Hyun-Jin Ryu @ SF
7 Caleb Smith vs. CLE
8 Masahiro Tanaka @ ARI
9 Max Fried vs. SD
10 Carlos Rodon vs. BAL
11 Marcus Stroman @ LAA
12 Madison Bumgarner vs. LAD
13 Marco Gonzales vs. CHC
14 Collin McHugh @ MIN
15 Matt Strahm @ ATL
16 Miles Mikolas @ WSH
17 Jon Lester @ SEA
18 Spencer Turnbull @ PHI
19 Merrill Kelly vs. NYY
20 Felix Pena vs. TOR
21 Anthony DeSclafani @ NYM
22 Martin Perez vs. HOU
23 David Hess @ CHW
24 Chase Anderson vs. COL
25 Danny Duffy vs TBR
26 Shelby Miller vs. PIT
27 Jalen Beeks? (FS) @ KCR
28 Antonio Senzatela @ MIL
29 Mike Fiers @ BOS
30 Hector Velazquez vs. OAK

(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.

5 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 4/30 & 5/1”

  1. Dan says:

    Fyi on why no one in Yahoo can find Eickhoff: he’s listed as ‘pitcher’

    Not relief pitcher
    Not starting pitcher


  2. Dave says:

    I believe Turnbull got moved up a day….

  3. Alex says:

    What do the bolded names mean?

    • Clay Cotton says:

      Hey Alex,

      We bold all player names, but the ones that link to our database automatically turn into a blue hyperlink. For each pitcher whose name doesn’t show up blue, he’s either not in our database or something strange happened on the back-end. It doesn’t actually mean anything about the player otherwise.


  4. Marty the Celery Salesman says:

    Nick, please consider adding another list to the site: Paternity List. It would keep track of which players’ wives are expecting along with their estimated due dates.

    I have been burned so many times by these paternity leave stints and they’re ALWAYS reported in “out of the blue” fashion after the fact.

    This week’s mysterious Turnbull double-start that was and then wasn’t and then was again is the most recent example. On Sunday, Turnbull was set to start Tuesday. On Monday, Ross was suddenly bumped up from Wednesday to Tuesday and NOBODY knew why. It only came out on Tuesday that the Tigers were attempting to squeeze one last start out of Ross before he went on paternity leave.

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