Ranking All of Today’s Starting Pitcher Matchups – 4/8

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.

FS = False Starter where there is an assumed opener actually starting the game.

Rank Pitcher Matchup
1 Blake Snell @ CHW
2 Justin Verlander vs. NYY
3 Jameson Taillon @ CHC
4 Kyle Freeland vs. ATL
5 Masahiro Tanaka @ HOU
6 Hyun-Jin Ryu @ STL
7 Madison Bumgarner vs. SD
8 Miles Mikolas vs. LAD
9 Jon Lester vs. PIT
10 Jhoulys Chacin @ LAA
11 Carlos Rodon vs. TB
12 Marco Estrada @ BAL
13 Vince Velasquez vs. WSH
14 Anibal Sanchez @ PHI
15 Eric Lauer @ SF
16 Felix Hernandez @ KC
17 Trevor Cahill vs. MIL
18 Homer Bailey vs. SEA
19 Andrew Cashner vs. OAK
20 Julio Teheran @ COL

(Photo by Russell Lansford/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 – 4/8”

  1. Houston says:

    When will the List come out today? Need to figure out which of my spice girls I should drop for Merril Kelly.

    Thanks for all your work, Nick.

  2. albert richards says:

    Kyle Freeland vs ATL at Coors field 4th… don’t like that at all… I’d have him around 12

    • that'sweakbro says:

      cool, when you make your own list/ranks for free we’ll nit pick all your thoughts as well.

      • theKraken says:

        Nick is a big boy and he will be alright without your help. All AR is doing is providing feedback which is valuable in every way.

    • Kev says:

      Sure would like to know Nick’s rationale for Freeland ranking @ #4 before game time. Wishy washy on starting him.

  3. Kyle says:

    Hey Nick,

    I’m struggling with deciding who to start this week. Who do I sit? Need to exclude 2 of the following. Leaning Mikolas for today.

    Taillon @ChC / Mikolas vs. Dodgers / Darvish vs. Pitt / Pivetta vs. Wsh / Mikolas vs. StL / Taillon @Wsh

    • Jack says:

      Pivetta is radioactive right now imo.

      May this be the reverse jinx you need to get a 10-K QS from him, but I dropped him.

  4. theKraken says:

    Ouch – Teheran below a handful of scrubs. I get that it is @ COL.

  5. theKraken says:

    Taillon just had to survive a nightmarish 2nd.

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