Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/25 & 5/26

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 Hyun-Jin Ryu @ PIT
2 Patrick Corbin vs. MIA
3 Carlos Carrasco vs. TB
4 Charlie Morton @ CLE
5 Mike Soroka @ STL
6 David Price @ HOU
7 Mike Minor @ LAA
8 Yu Darvish vs. CIN
9 Kyle Gibson vs. CHW
10 Joe Musgrove vs. LAD
11 Tyler Skaggs vs. TEX
12 J.A. Happ @ KC
13 Tyler Mahle @ CHC
14 Brad Peacock vs. BOS
15 Yusei Kikuchi @ OAK
16 Jake Arrieta @ MIL
17 Kyle Freeland vs. BAL
18 Jakob Junis vs. NYY
19 Mike Fiers vs. SEA
20 Dakota Hudson vs. ATL
21 Jhoulys Chacin vs. PHI
22 Sandy Alcantara @ WSH
23 Jason Vargas vs. DET
24 Andrew Suarez vs. ARI
25 Cal Quantrill @ TOR
26 Taylor Clarke @ SF
27 Edwin Jackson vs. SD
28 Mystery Tigers SP @ NYM
29 Andrew Cashner @ COL
30 Mystery White Sox SP @ MIN


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Justin Verlander vs. BOS
2 Chris Paddack @ TOR
3 Zack Wheeler vs. DET
4 Trevor Bauer vs. TB
5 Caleb Smith @ WSH
6 Domingo German @ KC
7 German Marquez vs. BAL
8 Luke Weaver @ SF
9 Jack Flaherty vs. ATL
10 Spencer Turnbull @ NYM
11 Jose Quintana vs. CIN
12 Andrew Heaney vs. TEX
13 Kenta Maeda @ PIT
14 Jake Odorizzi vs. CHW
15 Brandon Woodruff vs. PHI
16 Zach Eflin @ MIL
17 Eduardo Rodriguez @ HOU
18 Chris Archer vs. LAD
19 Marcus Stroman vs. SD
20 Jalen Beeks? (FS) @ CLE
21 Julio Teheran @ STL
22 Shaun Anderson vs. ARI
23 Tanner Roark @ CHC
24 Erick Fedde vs. MIA
25 Danny Duffy vs. NYY
26 Mike Leake @ OAK
27 Brett Anderson vs. SEA
28 Ariel Jurado @ LAA
29 Dylan Covey @ MIN
30 David Hess @ COL


(Photo by David Berding/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 – 5/25 & 5/26”

  1. Matt says:

    Hey Nick,

    You seem to be more confident in Musgrove than anyone else. Is his ranking of 10 based on the lack of other options or a reflection of his true potential vs a loaded Dodgers lineup? What’s your expectation of his line tonight? Thanks!

  2. Kyle F says:

    Hey Nick,

    Thanks for posting these, always save my butt especially when I mismanage starts throughout the week and it comes down to a crunch on Sunday.

    I can only start 2/3 of Heaney, Woodruff, and Turnbull. I was leaning towards benching Heaney since it’s his first start back, but he does draw a more favorable matchup compared to woodruff. Is that the main reason why hes slotted 3 above woodruff? Is there something else Im missing? Who would you bench?

  3. theKraken says:

    I had an interesting thought the other day when watching a “2 run single” v Berrios – a weak GB just flipped through an overshift. What if we counted the e-10s as the errors by the analytics department? I would imagine that the hits created by the analytics department often exceeds the total number of errors committed by the entire team. We don’t really call anyone out or attribute the mistakes to anyone or anything. You can tell that the announcers are generally scared to draw any attention to it, but that blame should go somewhere.

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