Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 5/9 & 5/10

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 Carlos Carrasco vs. CHW
2 Patrick Corbin @ LAD
3 Mike Soroka @ ARI
4 Joe Musgrove @ STL
5 Luke Weaver vs. ATL
6 Rich Hill vs. WSH
7 Mike Minor @ HOU
8 Yu Darvish vs. MIA
9 J.A. Happ vs. SEA
10 Michael Wacha vs. PIT
11 Wade Miley vs. TEX
12 Chris Bassitt vs. CIN
13 Trevor Richards @ CHC
14 Kyle Freeland vs. SF
15 Felix Pena (FS) @ DET
16 Manny Banuelos @ CLE
17 Tanner Roark @ OAK
18 Derek Holland @ COL
19 Ryan Carpenter vs. LAA
20 Mike Leake @ NYY


Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Justin Verlander vs. TEX
2 Luis Castillo @ SF
3 Zack Wheeler vs. MIA
4 Tyler Glasnow vs. NYY
5 Zack Greinke vs. ATL
6 German Marquez vs. SD
7 Domingo German @ TB
8 Eduardo Rodriguez vs. SEA
9 Frankie Montas vs. CLE
10 Jose Quintana vs. MIL
11 Pablo Lopez @ NYM
12 Jake Odorizzi vs. DET
13 Jake Arrieta @ KC
14 Trevor Williams @ STL
15 Kenta Maeda vs. WSH
16 Julio Teheran @ ARI
17 Anibal Sanchez @ LAD
18 Gio Gonzalez @ CHC
19 Trevor Cahill @ BAL
20 Clay Buchholz vs. CHW
21 Adam Wainwright vs. PIT
22 Lance Lynn @ HOU
23 Tyson Ross @ MIN
24 Homer Bailey vs. PHI
25 Dylan Covey @ TOR
26 Dan Straily vs. LAA
27 Dereck Rodriguez vs. CIN
28 Cody Anderson @ OAK
29 Erik Swanson @ BOS
30 Eric Lauer @ COL

(Photo by John Adams/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 – 5/9 & 5/10”

  1. Rich says:

    Hey Nick, can you combine these rankings with your sit/start recommendations?

    • J.C. Mosier says:

      Concur. This would be helpful. Sometimes a sit/start “maybe” is ranked ahead of a “start,” and it’s not clear if something has changed since sit/start was published.

      • Marty the Celery Salesman says:

        I think that the difference is that Max and not Nick is writing the sit/start column. Should they get on the same page? I would just take it for what it is. Two opinions given in two different formats. Last week, Max rated Mikolas a “sit” and Velasquez a “maybe.” Then Nick ranked Mikolas ahead of Velasquez. I weighed these against my own opinion and went with Mikolas.

        • J.C. Mosier says:

          Right. Get that completely. And the perspective of two different writers is a good thing. I’m just asking for apples-to-apples (i.e., where is Nick’s line between “start” and “maybe” on each day?).

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