Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 8/20 & 8/21

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 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 Homer Bailey vs. NYY
22 Alex Young vs. COL
23 Tyler Beede @ CHC
24 Joe Palumbo vs. LAA
25 Michael Wacha vs. MIL
26 Jaime Barria @ TEX
27 Brian Johnson vs. PHI
28 Sean Reid-Foley @ LAD
29 Kyle Freeland @ ARI
30 Brock Burke vs. LAA
31 TBD Rays SP vs. SEA
32 TBD Seattle SP @ TB

Tomorrow’s Starting Pitcher Rankings


Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Justin Verlander vs. DET
2 Walker Buehler vs. TOR
3 Luis Castillo vs. SD
4 Charlie Morton vs. SEA
5 Patrick Corbin @ PIT
6 Yu Darvish vs. SF
7 Mike Minor vs. LAA
8 Lucas Giolito @ MIN
9 Chris Paddack @ CIN
10 Caleb Smith @ ATL
11 Jake Odorizzi vs. CHW
12 Mike Montgomery @ BAL
13 Adrian Houser @ STL
14 Julio Teheran vs. MIA
15 Jon Gray @ ARI
16 Marcus Stroman vs. CLE
17 Joe Musgrove vs. WSH
18 Mike Fiers vs. NYY
19 J.A. Happ @ OAK
20 Adam Wainwright vs. MIL
21 Rick Porcello vs. PHI
22 Adam Plutko @ NYM
23 Patrick Sandoval @ TEX
24 Aaron Brooks vs. KC
25 Mike Leake vs. COL
26 Drew Smyly @ BOS
27 Dereck Rodriguez @ CHC
28 Jacob Waguespack @ LAD
29 Daniel Norris @ HOU
30 TBD Seattle SP @ TB


(Photo by John Cordes/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.

One response to “Ranking All of Today’s And Tomorrow’s SP Matchups – 8/20 & 8/21”

  1. Ian says:

    How do you view Paddack vs. Caleb Smith ROS? I’m concerned by the potential IP cap on Paddack (or hell, maybe both), and both haven’t looked as sharp as of late. Appreciate your thoughts Nick!

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