Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/17 & 5/18

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.

There is 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 Jacob deGrom @ MIA
2 Max Scherzer vs. CHC
3 Gerrit Cole @ BOS
4 Rich Hill @ CIN
5 Max Fried vs. MIL
6 Frankie Montas @ DET
7 Cole Hamels @ WSH
8 Miles Mikolas @ TEX
9 Martin Perez @ SEA
10 Marco Gonzales vs. MIN
11 Jon Gray @ PHI
12 Joey Lucchesi vs. PIT
13 Jordan Lyles @ SD
14 Anthony DeSclafani vs. LAD
15 Yonny Chirinos (FS) @ NYY
16 Aaron Sanchez @ CHW
17 Merrill Kelly vs. SF
18 Trevor Richards vs. NYM
19 CC Sabathia vs. TB
20 Rick Porcello vs. HOU
21 Jeff Samardzija @ ARI
22 Jefry Rodriguez vs. BAL
23 Ivan Nova vs. TOR
24 Cole Irvin vs. COL
25 Jhoulys Chacin @ ATL
26 Brad Keller @ LAA
27 Dylan Bundy @ CLE
28 Daniel Norris vs. OAK
29 Matt Harvey vs. KC
30 Drew Smyly vs. STL


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Blake Snell @ NYY
2 Walker Buehler @ CIN
3 Jose Berrios @ SEA
4 Aaron Nola vs. COL
5 Stephen Strasburg vs. CHC
6 Matthew Boyd vs. OAK
7 Madison Bumgarner @ ARI
8 Masahiro Tanaka vs. TB
9 Lucas Giolito vs. TOR
10 Jon Lester @ WSH
11 Griffin Canning vs. KC
12 Corbin Martin @ BOS
13 John Means @ CLE
14 Steven Matz @ MIA
15 Daniel Mengden @ DET
16 Tyler Mahle vs. LAD
17 Pablo Lopez vs. NYM
18 Jake Junis @ LAA
19 Kevin Gausman vs. MIL
20 Nick Margevicius vs. PIT
21 Adam Plutko vs. BAL
22 Wade LeBlanc vs. MIN
23 Chase Anderson @ ATL
24 Antonio Senzatela @ PHI
25 Steven Brault @ SD
26 Daniel Hudson @ CHW
27 Dakota Hudson @ TEX
28 Zack Godley vs. SF
29 Jesse Chavez vs. STL
30 Hector Velazquez vs. HOU


(Photo by Kevin Abele/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.

4 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/17 & 5/18”

  1. Steve says:

    You’ve got Gausman listed as the ATL starter for both days. I think Fried goes 5/17 and Gausman is 5/18.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Thanks for catching that! I often get a little rushed in the mornings and miss an arm or two who had their schedules changed from yesterday.

      It’s been fixed!

  2. Charles Lynch says:

    What is going on with Nola?

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