Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 4/1

Nick Pollack ranks every starting pitcher matchup for today'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.

Pitchers highlighted in yellow = Possible streaming options.

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Mike Clevinger vs. CHW
2 David Price @ OAK
3 Julio Urias vs. SF
4 Kyle Hendricks @ ATL
5 Matt Strahm vs. ARI
6 Caleb Smith vs. NYM
7 Domingo German vs. DET
8 Ivan Nova @ CLE
9 Sean Reid-Foley vs. BAL
10 Chris Archer vs. STL
11 Steven Matz @ MIA
12 Brad Peacock @ TEX
13 Adam Wainwright @ PIT
14 Merrill Kelly @ SD
15 Zach Davies @ CIN
16 David Hess @ TOR
17 Tanner Roark vs. MIL
18 Drew Smyly vs. HOU
19 Drew Pomeranz @ LAD
20 Felix Hernandez vs. LAA
21 Tyson Ross @ NYY
22 Chris Stratton @ SEA
23 Sean Newcomb vs. CHC
24 Aaron Brooks vs. BOS
25 Chad Bettis @ TB
26 Ryne Stanek vs. COL

(Photo by Frank Jansky/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.

5 responses to “Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 4/1”

  1. Alex says:

    Is Stanek’s low placement because he almost certainly won’t get a W or QS? I have him in a deep AL only league primarily for ratios, Ks, and maybe holds. Worth a start for the ratios and Ks?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Yeah, he’s not worth running out there since it’ll be just for one inning (two if you’re lucky). I wouldn’t own Stanek.

  2. Sean says:

    Hi Nick, love your site and content. In a points league format with a max number of starts I’m having to bench a few guys for starts the rest of the week. Any worry with Strahm and that the Padres may not let him throw more than 5 innings? I only have 5 starts the rest of the week to use, right now I’m reluctantly benching Strahm behind Corbin, Bumgarner, Marquez, Castillo, Glasnow. Do you agree he’s behind this group?

    • theKraken says:

      Limited starts and points is a different list than the one published every week. The top is the same, but around 30 it would be quite divergent. I am definitely worried that Strahm won’t throw 6. How many times has he done it in his career?

  3. theKraken says:

    Clevinger throwing hard today. I have never seen him throw as well as he is today. That FB is often pretty weak bu he is getting intot he upper 90s this today.

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