Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 4/5

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 Jack Flaherty vs. SD
2 Shane Bieber vs. TOR
3 Yusei Kikuchi @ CHW
4 Tyler Glasnow @ SF
5 Nick Pivetta vs. MIN
6 Collin McHugh vs. OAK
7 Rick Porcello @ ARI
8 Trent Thornton @ CLE
9 Pablo Lopez @ ATL
10 Joe Musgrove vs. CIN
11 Kevin Gausman vs. MIA
12 Kenta Maeda @ COL
13 Reynaldo Lopez vs. SEA
14 Brandon Woodruff vs. CHC
15 Sonny Gray @ PIT
16 Dereck Rodriguez vs. TB
17 Jake Odorizzi @ PHI
18 Jose Quintana @ MIL
19 Frankie Montas @ HOU
20 Felix Pena vs. TEX
21 Tyler Anderson vs. LAD
22 Nick Margevicius @ STL
23 Zack Godley vs. BOS
24 Lance Lynn @ LAA

(Photo by Gerry Angus/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 – 4/5”

  1. zach says:

    Why are you so down on Musgrove today? Velo issues in his relief appearance?

    • Nick Pollack says:

      Yep! First start of the year + the surprising velocity on Sunday.

      Still like him, just understand the slight caution before unleashing him through the year.

      • Eric V. says:

        It’s going to be cold and rainy today in Pittsburg, not sure how well that will play out for Musgrove and Gray but the cold looked like it definitely was getting to Gray during his last start.

  2. Ryan says:

    Run Maeda out there? Or, sit him in Coors?

    • sean says:

      BaseballHQ has Maeda as their #1 pitcher today. They sited his good numbers in 13 innings in coors, his great numbers vs the guys in their lineup today.

      Earlier this week they had a really high grade on Matt Boyd in Yankee Stadium. Vegas had the Yanks with a 5.5 projected total… I always stay away from guys with totals over 5. I went with HQ’s high grade and was rewarded with 13ks in a seemingly tough matchup.

      I’ll be keeping Maeda in my lineup today.

  3. Kyler Ritchie says:

    Seems like a lot of confidence in Pablo Lopez against a strong ATL lineup. Is his ranking more indicative of the lack of quality of matchups below him, or confidence in his abilities to put out quality numbers against that offense?

    Had planned on sitting him today in my 10 tm roto, as there’s an innings limit of 1500 and my current 5.8 ERA doesn’t need another pitcher implosion.

  4. Jake says:

    Why so high on Lopez? I have him and think he has good stuff, but ATL are hot

  5. Play Ball says:

    Sit Buehler in Colorado after his first start?

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