Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/21 & 5/22

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 Justin Verlander vs. CHW
2 Clayton Kershaw @ TB
3 Zack Greinke @ SD
4 Trevor Bauer vs. OAK
5 Caleb Smith @ DET
6 Domingo German @ BAL
7 German Marquez @ PIT
8 Zack Wheeler vs. WSH
9 Eduardo Rodriguez @ TOR
10 Spencer Turnbull vs. MIA
11 Jose Quintana vs. PHI
12 Chris Archer vs. COL
13 Chris Bassitt @ CLE
14 Matt Strahm vs. ARI
15 Zach Eflin @ CHC
16 Michael Pineda @ LAA
17 Gio Gonzalez vs. CIN
18 Michael Wacha vs. KC
19 Sonny Gray @ MIL
20 Julio Teheran @ SF
21 Marcus Stroman vs. BOS
22 Trevor Cahill vs. MIN
23 Shaun Anderson vs. ATL
24 Jalen Beeks? (FS) vs. LAD
25 Lance Lynn vs. SEA
26 David Hess vs. NYY
27 Homer Bailey @ STL
28 Erick Fedde @ NYM
29 Dylan Covey @ HOU
30 Mystery Seattle SP @ TEX


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Max Scherzer @ NYM
2 Gerrit Cole vs. CHW
3 Jacob deGrom vs. WSH
4 Luis Castillo @ MIL
5 Max Fried @ SF
6 Frankie Montas @ CLE
7 Rich Hill @ TB
8 Cole Hamels vs. PHI
9 Martin Perez @ LAA
10 Jon Gray @ PIT
11 Zach Davies vs. CIN
12 CC Sabathia @ BAL
13 Marco Gonzales @ TEX
14 Jose Urena @ DET
15 Yonny Chirinos? (FS) vs. LAD
16 Merrill Kelly @ SD
17 Eric Lauer vs. ARI
18 Adam Wainwright vs. KC
19 Jeff Samardzija vs. ATL
20 Daniel Norris vs. MIA
21 Jefry Rodriguez vs. OAK
22 Ivan Nova @ HOU
23 Aaron Sanchez vs. BOS
24 Cole Irvin @ CHC
25 Brad Keller @ STL
26 Adrian Sampson vs. SEA
27 Matt Harvey vs. MIN
28 Dan Straily vs. NYY
29 Hector Velazquez? @ TOR
30 Mystery Pittsburgh SP vs. COL


(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.

6 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/21 & 5/22”

  1. Jim says:

    Teheran getting NO LUV! @SF should be an auto-top 10 for any SP. :P

  2. Orange WHIPs says:

    Where are you seeing Chirinos as a FS tomorrow?

  3. Fred bird says:

    Hi, i need advice. Mikolas vs atl or Lyles vs col? Thanks for the great work

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