Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 3/28

Nick Pollack ranks every starting pitcher matchup for today's games.

It’s Opening Day and there are plenty of new features heading to Pitcher List this season. One of the more requested articles last year was a daily ranking of starting pitcher matchups and we’ve listened. Starting today, I’ll personally be ranking starters every morning through the season.

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.

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Max Scherzer vs. NYM
2 Jacob deGrom @ WSH
3 Chris Sale @ SEA
4 Justin Verlander @ TB
5 Corey Kluber @ MIN
6 Aaron Nola vs. ATL
7 Blake Snell vs. HOU
8 Jameson Taillon @ CIN
9 Masahiro Tanaka vs. BAL
10 Zack Greinke @ LAD
11 Kyle Freeland @ MIA
12 Miles Mikolas @ MIL
13 Luis Castillo vs. PIT
14 Madison Bumgarner @ SD
15 Jose Berrios vs. CLE
16 Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. ARI
17 Jon Lester @ TEX
18 Mike Minor vs. CHC
19 Jhoulys Chacin vs. STL
20 Trevor Cahill @ OAK
21 Brad Keller vs. CHW
22 Carlos Rodon @ KC
23 Mike Fiers vs. LAA
24 Marcus Stroman vs. DET
25 Jordan Zimmermann @ TOR
26 Jose Urena vs. COL
27 Eric Lauer vs. SF
28 Julio Teheran @ PHI
29 Marco Gonzales vs. BOS
30 Andrew Cashner @ NYY

Photo by Kevin Abele/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.

10 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 3/28”

  1. James says:

    Possibly unnecessary duplication of effort on your part. But it might be neat to have a streaming suggestion at the bottom of the article if you’re going to be putting this up every day. I know you have your streamer projection in the daily round-up article already though. Or maybe just a highlight on the list to show your target streamer for the day.

  2. Russell Mudget says:

    I love this idea! Thanks so much!

  3. Mario says:

    Nick — awesome stuff! Appreciate all your excellent work. One other suggestion, maybe flying too close to the sun here but what about posting the daily ranking the night before – for leagues that have daily transactions that have to be completed the day before….

    Just my $0.02!

  4. Zac says:

    This is incredibly useful. Thanks for making this happen!

  5. theKraken says:

    That shift beater by Gary Sanchez was classic.

  6. Frankie says:


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