Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/18 & 5/19

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 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


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Chris Sale vs. HOU
2 Noah Syndergaard @ MIA
3 Hyun-Jin Ryu @ CIN
4 Shane Bieber vs. BAL
5 Charlie Morton @ NYY
6 Robbie Ray vs. SF
7 Kyle Hendricks @ WSH
8 Joe Musgrove @ SD
9 Kyle Gibson @ SEA
10 Jerad Eickhoff vs. COL
11 Brandon Woodruff @ ATL
12 Jack Flaherty @ TEX
13 Reynaldo Lopez vs. TOR
14 Trent Thornton @ CHW
15 Yusei Kikuchi vs. MIN
16 Mike Foltynewicz vs. MIL
17 Tyler Skaggs vs. KC
18 Kyle Freeland @ PHI
19 Danny Duffy @ LAA
20 Brad Peacock @ BOS
21 Mike Fiers @ DET
22 Cal Quantrill vs. PIT
23 Tanner Roark vs. LAD
24 Jeremy Hellickson vs. CHC
25 Drew Smyly vs. STL
26 Luis Cessa? vs. TB
27 Sandy Alcantara vs. NYM
28 Drew Pomeranz @ ARI
29 Gregory Soto vs. OAK
30 Mystery Baltimore SP @ CLE

(Photo by Juan DeLeon/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.

6 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/18 & 5/19”

  1. Jake P says:

    Would you choose Canning today or Thornton tomorrow for a streamer? Can only have one. Thanks in advance!

  2. Jason Jacobson says:

    Are we sure we should be starting Nola today? I play in a daily league with an innings limit.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Yes, the Rockies are bad on the road and Nola can figure it out right away (He has a TIARA).

  3. Adam says:

    If you’re gunning purely for Ks in an H2H matchup, with other ratios largely shot – how would you rank this group:


  4. Brett says:

    Is Berrios a risky start v. the potent Seattle offense tonight?

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