Sit/Start Week 10: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/21-9/27

Max Freeze rates at starting pitchers matchups for Championship week.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where every Saturday here at Pitcher List, we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: Start, Maybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 ,wins-based 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. Last year, I modified the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. I implemented a scoring system (1-10) next to each designation. A score of 10 is a top-tier start option and a score of 1 is a bottom-of-the-barrel option. Here are the labels: Start 7-10, Maybe 4-6, and Sit 1-3. For example, Max Scherzer at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10. Meanwhile, Mike Fiers against the Rockies in Colorado would have this designation: Sit-1.

There are a few TBD listed below. Once these spots are determined, I’ll update the sheet. Spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. In the final week of the season, anything goes. You’ll want to maximize the number of starts next week but pay attention to the playoff picture. I’d try to stack pitchers early in the week because once teams clinch or are eliminated from the playoffs, probable starters could change. Or worse, starters are limited to an inning or two rendering them nearly useless. I’ve done my best to determine who will fill those extra spots. Let’s dive in and as always, please feel free to question my designations in the comments.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 10 start from 9/21 – 9/27:

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
09/21 MIA vs ATL Rogers Sit-2 Tomlin Sit-3
09/21 MIL vs CIN Anderson Maybe-4 DeSclafani Sit-3
09/21 CHW vs CLE Dunning Maybe-5 Civale Maybe-6
09/21 STL vs KCR Wainwright Start-7 C. Hernández Sit-2
09/21 TEX vs LAA Gibson Sit-3 Bundy Start-8
09/21 TBR vs NYM Fleming Sit-2 deGrom Start-9
09/21 CHC vs PIT Lester Start-7 Brubaker Sit-2
09/21 HOU vs SEA McCullers Jr. Start-7 Gonzales Maybe-6
09/21 COL vs SFG Márquez Start-8 Smyly Start-7
09/21 NYY vs TOR Cole Start-9 Roark Sit-1
09/21 PHI vs WSH Wheeler Start-7 Sánchez Sit-2
TUESDAY – 9/22
09/22 TEX vs ARI Lyles Sit-2 Smith Maybe-5
09/22 MIA vs ATL Ureña Sit-2 Hamels Sit-3
09/22 BAL vs BOS Akin Sit-3 Eovaldi Maybe-5
09/22 MIL vs CIN Woodruff Start-7 Castillo Start-9
09/22 CHW vs CLE Giolito Start-8 Bieber Start-9
09/22 STL vs KCR TBD Singer Start-7
09/22 OAK vs LAD Montas Sit-3 May Maybe-6
09/22 DET vs MIN Skubal Sit-3 Maeda Start-9
09/22 TBR vs NYM Snell Start-8 Lugo Start-7
09/22 CHC vs PIT TBD Brault Sit-3
09/22 LAA vs SDP Canning Maybe-4 Davies Maybe-6
09/22 HOU vs SEA Valdez Start-7 Newsome Sit-2
09/22 COL vs SFG Freeland Maybe-6 T. Anderson Maybe-4
09/22 NYY vs TOR Tanaka Start-7 C. Anderson Sit-1
09/22 PHI vs WSH Nola Start-8 Voth Sit-2
09/22 PHI vs WSH TBD TBD
09/23 TEX vs ARI Opener/Benjamin Sit-3 Young Sit-2
09/23 MIA vs ATL S. Sánchez Maybe-6 Fried Start-8
09/23 BAL vs BOS Kremer Sit-3 Pérez Maybe-5
09/23 MIL vs CIN Lindblom Sit-3 Mahle Maybe-6
09/23 CHW vs CLE López Sit-3 Plesac Start-8
09/23 STL vs KCR Martínez Maybe-4 Duffy Maybe-5
09/23 OAK vs LAD Manaea Maybe-4 Urias Start-7
09/23 DET vs MIN Mize Sit-3 Hill Start-7
09/23 TBR vs NYM Glasnow Start-8 Matz Sit-2
09/23 CHC vs PIT Hendricks Start-8 Williams Sit-2
09/23 LAA vs SDP Barria Sit-3 Paddack Maybe-6
09/23 HOU vs SEA Greinke Start-8 Margevicius Sit-3
09/23 COL vs SFG Castellani Sit-2 Webb Sit-3
09/23 NYY vs TOR Montgomery Maybe-5 Ray Sit-2
09/23 PHI vs WSH Eflin Maybe-4 Fedde Sit-3
09/24 MIA vs ATL P. Lopez Maybe-6 I. Anderson Start-8
09/24 BAL vs BOS Cobb Sit-3 TBD
09/24 CHW vs CLE Stiever Sit-2 McKenzie Maybe-5
09/24 DET vs KCR Fulmer Sit-2 Bubic Start-7
09/24 OAK vs LAD Fiers Sit-2 Kershaw Start-9
09/24 CHC vs PIT Mills Start-7 Kuhl Sit-3
09/24 COL vs SFG Gonzales Sit-2 Gausman Start-7
09/24 MIL vs STL Woodruff Start-8 Kim Maybe-6
09/24 HOU vs TEX Javier Start-7 Lynn Start-8
09/24 NYY vs TOR Happ Maybe-5 Ryu Start-7
09/24 NYM vs WSH Peterson Sit-2 Corbin Start-7
FRIDAY – 9/25
09/25 COL vs ARI Senzatela Sit-3 Gallen Start-8
09/25 COL vs ARI TBD Weaver Maybe-4
09/25 BOS vs ATL Houck Maybe-4 Wright Sit-2
09/25 CHC vs CHW Darvish Start-9 Keuchel Maybe-6
09/25 PIT vs CLE Keller Maybe-6 Carrasco Start-9
09/25 DET vs KCR Turnbull Maybe-4 Keller Start-7
09/25 LAA vs LAD Heaney Maybe-5 Kershaw Start-9
09/25 STL vs MIL Flaherty Start-7 Burnes Start-9
09/25 CIN vs MIN Bauer Start-9 Pineda Start-7
09/25 MIA vs NYY Alcantara Maybe-5 Garcia Start-7
09/25 SEA vs OAK Kikuchi Sit-3 Bassitt Maybe-6
09/25 SFG vs SDP Cahill Sit-2 TBD
09/25 SDP vs SFG Clevinger Start-8 Cueto Sit-3
09/25 MIL vs STL Suter Sit-1 Ponce de Leon Maybe-4
09/25 PHI vs TBR Velasquez Sit-3 Morton Start-7
09/25 HOU vs TEX Urquidy Start-7 Cody Sit-1
09/25 BAL vs TOR Lopez Sit-2 Walker Sit-3
09/25 NYM vs WSH Porcello Sit-2 Scherzer Start-8
09/26 COL vs ARI Marquez Start-8 Bumgarner Sit-3
09/26 BOS vs ATL TBD Tomlin Sit-2
09/26 CHC vs CHW Lester Maybe-5 Cease Sit-2
09/26 PIT vs CLE Musgrove Maybe-5 Civale Start-8
09/26 DET vs KCR Boyd Maybe-6 C. Hernández Sit-3
09/26 LAA vs LAD Teheran Sit-1 Buehler? Start-7
09/26 CIN vs MIN DeSclafani Sit-2 Berrios Start-8
09/26 MIA vs NYY Rogers Sit-2 Cole Start-9
09/26 SEA vs OAK Dunn Sit-3 Luzardo Start-7
09/26 OAK vs SEA TBD Sheffield Maybe-5
09/26 SDP vs SFG Lamet Start-8 Smyly Maybe-5
09/26 MIL vs STL B. Anderson Maybe-4 Wainwright Maybe-6
09/26 PHI vs TBR Wheeler Start-7 Yarbrough Maybe-4
09/26 HOU vs TEX McCullers Jr. Start-7 Gibson Sit-2
09/26 BAL vs TOR Means Maybe-5 Roark Sit-3
09/26 NYM vs WSH deGrom Start-9 A. Sánchez Sit-2
SUNDAY – 9/27
09/27 COL vs ARI Freeland Maybe-6 Smith Maybe-5
09/27 BOS vs ATL Eovaldi Sit-3 Hamels Sit-2
09/27 CHC vs CHW Chatwood? Sit-2 Dunning Maybe-6
09/27 PIT vs CLE Brubaker Sit-3 Bieber Start-10
09/27 DET vs KCR Skubal Maybe-5 Singer Start-7
09/27 LAA vs LAD Bundy Maybe-6 May Maybe-5
09/27 CIN vs MIN Lorenzen Sit-3 Maeda Start-8
09/27 MIA vs NYY Urena Sit-2 Tanaka Start-8
09/27 SEA vs OAK Gonzales Maybe-6 Minor Maybe-5
09/27 SDP vs SFG Davies Maybe-6 T. Anderson Sit-2
09/27 MIL vs STL Woodruff Start-8 TBD
09/27 PHI vs TBR Nola Start-7 Fleming Sit-3
09/27 HOU vs TEX Valdez Start-7 Lyles Sit-1
09/27 BAL vs TOR Akin Maybe-4 C. Anderson Sit-2
09/27 NYM vs WSH Lugo Maybe-6 Voth Sit-3

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Max Freeze

Max is the founder of the FreezeStats Blog and currently writes for PitcherList and FantasyPros. Max is a lifelong Cubs fan who used to pretend he was Andre Dawson while hitting rocks in his backyard as a kid.

21 responses to “Sit/Start Week 10: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/21-9/27”

  1. Jaybird says:

    Great advice about front loading your starters! I’ve made that mistake before. Also, in a redraft points league, I can start dropping starters after they’ve pitched the last game for my team and add relief pitchers.

  2. Arthur says:

    My league has weekly lineups set on Monday and QS instead of Ws, so I’m stuck between Lugo and Sixto. Lugo gets two starts, but comes off a bad game and hasn’t logged a QS to date. Sixto’s been a stud, but he comes off a bad game, faces the Braves, and only has one start this week… I’m torn.

  3. Dunn Dunn Dunnnnn says:

    Feeling better about Dunning against the Indians rather than against the Reds? I kind of need that start but I’m scared…

  4. Charles says:

    Kershaw pitching B2B starts?

  5. Tyler says:

    QS League Championship week, Can’t decide on the final spot! Skubal, Morton, C. Smith, Smyly, P.Lopez or Bassit? Thinking its between Skubal and Morton right now

  6. Josh says:

    Why sit Kremer v Boston? 3 solid starts and Boston isn’t good at baseball lol

    • Max Freeze says:

      Not sure I fully trust Kremer. Sub-10% SwStr% & a high walk rate. The Red Sox ate decent at home .344 wOBA compared to .312 wOBA for the league.

  7. micah.mclain@gmail.com says:

    Hey Max – how would you rate Sonny Gray’s final start or two?

    • Max Freeze says:

      He didn’t miss too much time but I’m concerned about him making it through 5 against the Brewers. Probably a 4-5 against the Brewers. Same against the Twins. Probably just a tune up for the playoffs unless it’s do or die.

  8. andrewmpoplin@yahoo.com says:

    Re: J. Berrios’ scheduled start for next Sunday. What are the chances things get shuffled, or he gets bumped? Start C. Javier over him?

    • Max Freeze says:

      Very good chance he’s bumped especially if you think he’ll pitch game 1 in the playoffs. If he pitches Sunday, he won’t be able to pitch again until game 3.

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