Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/3 & 5/4

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 Clayton Kershaw @ SD
2 James Paxton vs. MIN
3 Tyler Glasnow @ BAL
4 Chris Sale @ CHW
5 Matthew Boyd vs. KC
6 Jack Flaherty @ CHC
7 Shane Bieber vs. SEA
8 Joe Musgrove vs. OAK
9 Sonny Gray vs. SF
10 Mike Minor vs. TOR
11 Jerad Eickhoff vs. WSH
12 Kevin Gausman @ MIA
13 Robbie Ray @ COL
14 Yusei Kikuchi @ CLE
15 Kyle Hendricks vs. STL
16 Tyler Beede @ CIN
17 Reynaldo Lopez vs. BOS
18 Steven Matz @ MIL
19 Brandon Woodruff vs NYM
20 Trent Thornton @ TEX
21 Kyle Gibson @ NYY
22 Jeremy Hellickson @ PHI
23 Jorge Lopez @ DET
24 Jose Urena vs. ATL
25 Brett Anderson @ PIT
26 Eric Lauer vs. LAD
27 Tyler Anderson vs. ARI
28 Dan Straily vs. TB


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Patrick Corbin @ PHI
2 Carlos Carrasco vs. SEA
3 Mike Soroka @ MIA
4 Zack Wheeler @ MIL
5 Yu Darvish vs. STL
6 Rich Hill @ SD
7 Eduardo Rodriguez @ CHW
8 J.A. Happ vs. MIN
9 Kyle Freeland vs. ARI
10 Jake Arrieta vs. WSH
11 Chris Bassitt @ PIT
12 Wade Miley @ LAA
13 Trevor Richards vs. ATL
14 Trevor Williams vs. OAK
15 Luke Weaver @ COL
16 Joey Lucchesi vs. LAD
17 Michael Wacha @ CHC
18 Yonny Chirinos? (FS) @ BAL
19 Homer Bailey @ DET
20 Dereck Rodriguez @ CIN
21 Lance Lynn vs. TOR
22 Gio Gonzalez vs. NYM
23 Jake Odorizzi @ NYY
24 Tanner Roark vs. SF
25 Mike Leake @ CLE
26 Tyson Ross vs. KC
27 Manny Banuelos vs. BOS
28 Trevor Cahill vs. HOU
29 Dylan Bundy vs. TBR
30 Thomas Pannoine? @ TEX

(Photo by George Walker/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.

9 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/3 & 5/4”

  1. baseballbanter says:

    What’s your read on Beede?

    Initial call-up in 2014 but has been slinking around in the minors since. Solid start in PCL this year but numbers don’t always provide the full outlook.

    • Nick Pollack says:

      There was a ton of hype surrounding him during spring training. I think he’s a guy you grab and if you’re like me, you have fun with it in a 12-teamer and let him fly.

      At the very least, take a roster spot to at least see what you have and make your decision tomorrow.

  2. larry womack says:

    Would you stream Odorizzi @ NYY this weekend. My other choices are Miley vs LAA, Roark vs SF. Pretty slim choices.


  3. Dan says:

    No love for woodruff? His peripherals look solid and the nets are an average hitting team right now

  4. J.C. Mosier says:

    Great addition this year, Nick. I like the highlighted streamers, too. Let me run another potential feature past you: a heavy line between “start” and “maybe” pitchers for each day and another one between “maybe” and “sit.” Thanks for all that you and your fellow writers do for us junkies each day!

  5. theKraken says:

    Holy smokes…. The 2-1 pitch in the bottom of the 3rd with no outs was a supreme blown call in the STL game. A good ol fashioned FB right down the middle – up a few inches but what the hell?

  6. theKraken says:

    I’m streaming Lynn on Saturday. Sure, it might not go well but his chanes of a really big game are higher than almost anyone on the list. He is the workhorse type that could give you a big game if he is on… especially if you are limited on starts.

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