Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 8/19 & 8/20

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 Trevor Bauer"}”>Trevor Bauer vs. SD
2 Brendan McKay"}”>Brendan McKay vs. SEA
3 Wade Miley"}”>Wade Miley vs. DET
4 Zac Gallen"}”>Zac Gallen vs. COL
5 Kyle Gibson"}”>Kyle Gibson vs. CHW
6 Joe Ross"}”>Joe Ross @ PIT
7 Zach Davies"}”>Zach Davies @ STL
8 Kolby Allard"}”>Kolby Allard vs. LAA
9 Dillon Peters"}”>Dillon Peters @ TEX
10 John Means"}”>John Means vs. KC
11 Marco Gonzales"}”>Marco Gonzales @ TB
12 Eric Lauer"}”>Eric Lauer @ CIN
13 Dakota Hudson"}”>Dakota Hudson vs. MIL
14 Jorge Lopez @ BAL
15 Trevor Williams"}”>Trevor Williams vs. WSH
16 Ivan Nova @ MIN
17 Kyle Freeland"}”>Chi Chi Gonzalez @ ARI
18 Edwin Jackson"}”>Edwin Jackson @ HOU

Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Clayton Kershaw vs. TOR
2 Shane Bieber @ NYM
3 Stephen Strasburg @ PIT
4 Sonny Gray vs. SD
5 Domingo German @ OAK
6 Andrew Heaney @ TEX
7 Aaron Nola @ BOS
8 Cole Hamels vs. SF
9 Aaron Sanchez vs. DET
10 Dallas Keuchel vs. MIA
11 Chris Archer vs. WSH
12 Brad Keller @ BAL
13 Cal Quantrill @ CIN
14 Michael Pineda vs. CHW
15 Reynaldo Lopez @ MIN
16 Elieser Hernandez @ ATL
17 Gio Gonzalez @ STL
18 Steven Matz vs. CLE
19 Spencer Turnbull @ HOU
20 Dylan Bundy vs. KC
21 Joe Palumbo vs. LAA
22 Tyler Beede @ CHC
23 Homer Bailey vs. NYY
24 Alex Young vs. COL
25 Michael Wacha vs. MIL
26 Brian Johnson vs. PHI
27 Sean Reid-Foley @ LAD
28 Kyle Freeland @ ARI
29 Brock Burke vs. LAA
30 TBD Seattle SP vs. SEA
31 TBD Rays SP @ TB
32 TBD Angels SP @ TEX


(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.

8 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 8/19 & 8/20”

  1. ALLEYBOY760 says:

    Beeks Tuesday? Any shot he doesn’t start ? Better numbers after 2-3 inning.

  2. Flaps says:

    Thanks for all the work.
    In a weekly, locked, h2h counting w, era, whip, k, would you start either of these 2-start pitchers over the 1-start pitchers below;


    S. Gray @ sd
    Giolito @ min
    Flaherty v col


    • Nick Pollack says:

      I’d start McKay over Giolito.

      Really close on Flaherty vs. Gallen.

      • Flaps says:

        Thanks, Nick. That’s the same decision I made.
        Flaherty was a draft pick who disappointed much of the season, and has really turned it around of late, so I find it more difficult to sit him. Finally getting that value, y’know?

        Thanks again for all the helpful/insightful articles.

        Have fun,

  3. Flaps says:

    Actually, I’m not sure if giolito goes Wednesday vs twins, or Thursday vs the rangers. He last pitched Friday. Yahoo has him going Wednesday, which would make sense to me, but I see espn has him going Thursday. Confusion!

  4. Pedro says:

    What do u know about McKay that we don’t? Hasn’t been good lately

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