Sit/Start Week 15: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/5-7/11

Lucas Zenobi scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where every Saturday here at Pitcher List, we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead.  I will be carrying over Max Freeze’s ranking system from last year.

There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Starts are sure-fire starts for those particular pitchers. This does not mean that they are incapable of having a bad outing, but I consider them more likely than not to have a good outing if they are designated as a Start.

However, the degree of confidence I have in a pitcher to have a strong outing is judged by their number in the tier. For example, I am much more confident that a Start-10 will have a good outing over a Start-7, even though I expect both to perform well.

The same goes for the other tiers. Maybes are starts that are a bit riskier, but depending on your league size or roster requirements, they may need to be used. A Start-10 is a pitcher who I believe will almost definitely have a strong outing, for example, Shane Bieber at the Detroit Tigers. A Sit-1 is a pitcher who under no circumstances you should consider starting.

The bats are starting to heat up along with the weather. Some aces are struggling, some aren’t. Take a look below, and see how your rotation shapes up this week. Feel free to question my rankings in the comments, and let’s discuss!


Monday – 7/5
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/5 STL at SFG Hyun Kim Sit-2 Gausman Start-9
7/5 LAD at MIA Buehler Start-8 Rogers Maybe-6
7/5 ATL at PIT Fried Start-8 De Jong Sit-1
7/5 CLE at TBR Quantrill Sit-2 Wacha Sit-1
7/5 CHW at MIN Cease Start-7 Ober Sit-2
7/5 MIL at NYM Woodruff Start-9 Oswalt Sit-3
7/5 DET at TEX Urena Sit-1 Allard Maybe-6
7/5 PHI at CHC Nola Start-8 Davies Sit-2
7/5 CIN at KCR Gutierrez Sit-2 Minor Sit-3
7/5 BOS at LAA Perez Sit-1 Suárez Maybe-4
7/5 WSN at SDP Lester Sit-1 Musgrove Start-7


Tuesday – 7/6
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/6 TOR at BAL Matz Maybe-5 Harvey Sit-1
7/6 ATL at PIT Anderson Start-9 Kuhl Sit-1
7/6 CLE at TBR Allen Sit-1 Patiño Maybe-4
7/6 LAD at MIA Gonsolin Maybe-5 Holloway Sit-1
7/6 MIL at NYM Anderson Sit-2 deGrom Start-10
7/6 DET at TEX Peralta Sit-2 Dunning Maybe-5
7/6 PHI at CHC Moore Sit-1 Arrieta Sit-1
7/6 CHW at MIN Rodón Start-8 Berríos Start-8
7/6 CIN at KCR Castillo Start-7 Bubic Sit-1
7/6 OAK at HOU Bassitt Maybe-5 Garcia Maybe-6
7/6 BOS at LAA Eovaldi Start-7 Heaney Maybe-4
7/6 COL at ARI Gray Maybe-5 Smith Sit-1
7/6 STL at SFG Wainwright Sit-3 Cueto Maybe-4
7/6 NYY at SEA Taillon Maybe-5 Sheffield Sit-1
7/6 WSN at SDP Corbin Sit-1 Weathers Sit-3


Wednesday – 7/7
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/7 CLE at TBR Mejía Sit-3 Yarbrough Maybe-4
7/7 ATL at PIT Smyly Sit-2 Crowe Sit-1
7/7 CHW at MIN Lynn Start-8 Pineda Sit-3
7/7 DET at TEX Mize Sit-3 Gibson Maybe-6
7/7 CIN at KCR Gray Start-7 Singer Sit-3
7/7 BOS at LAA Rodriguez Maybe-5 Ohtani Maybe-6
7/7 TOR at BAL Ryu Start-7 Akin Sit-1
7/7 LAD at MIA Urías Start-8 López Maybe-6
7/7 MIL at NYM Burnes Start-7 Walker Maybe-5
7/7 PHI at CHC Wheeler Start-8 Williams Sit-2
7/7 OAK at HOU Manaea Sit-3 Valdez Start-7
7/7 COL at ARI Senzatela Sit-3 Kelly Maybe-5
7/7 STL at SFG Oviedo Sit-1 Wood Start-7
7/7 NYY at SEA Germán Maybe-4 Kikuchi Maybe-5
7/7 WSN at SDP Scherzer Start-8 Paddack Maybe-5


Thursday – 7/8
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/8 LAD at MIA Kershaw Start-9 Thompson Maybe-5
7/8 OAK at HOU Montas Sit-1 McCullers Maybe-6
7/8 COL at ARI González Sit-1 Gallen Start-7
7/8 NYY at SEA Montgomery Start-7 Gilbert Maybe-5
7/8 TOR at BAL Manoah Maybe-6 Lopez Sit-1
7/8 KCR at CLE Duffy Maybe-4 Hentges Sit-1
7/8 PIT at NYM Brubaker Maybe-5 Stroman Start-8
7/8 PHI at CHC Eflin Maybe-6 Alzolay Maybe-5
7/8 DET at MIN Skubal Maybe-4 Happ Sit-1
7/8 CIN at MIL Mahle Start-7 Houser Sit-2
7/8 WSN at SDP Espino Sit-3 Darvish Start-9


Friday – 7/9
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/9 STL at CHC LeBlanc Sit-1 Hendricks Start-7
7/9 CHW at BAL Keuchel Maybe-6 Eshelman Sit-1
7/9 TOR at TBR Stripling Sit-3 McClanahan Maybe-6
7/9 KCR at CLE Keller Sit-1 Morgan Sit-1
7/9 PIT at NYM Ponce Sit-2 Megill Maybe-5
7/9 PHI at BOS Velasquez Sit-2 Richards Sit-1
7/9 ATL at MIA Muller Maybe-4 Alcantara Start-7
7/9 OAK at TEX Irvin Maybe-6 Lyles Sit-1
7/9 DET at MIN Manning Sit-1 Maeda Start-7
7/9 NYY at HOU Cole Start-7 Odorizzi Maybe-6
7/9 CIN at MIL Miley Maybe-6 Lauer Sit-2
7/9 WSN at SFG Ross Sit-2 Long Sit-3
7/9 LAA at SEA Canning Maybe-4 Gonzales Sit-1
7/9 COL at SDP Freeland Sit-1 Snell Maybe-5
7/9 ARI at LAD Faria Sit-1 Bauer Start-8


Saturday – 7/10
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/10 TOR at TBR Ray Start-7 Hill Sit-2
7/10 DET at MIN Ureña Sit-1 Ober Sit-3
7/10 OAK at TEX Kaprielian Maybe-4 Foltynewicz Sit-1
7/10 CHW at BAL Giolito Start-8 Kremer Sit-1
7/10 WSN at SFG Lester Sit-1 DeSclafani Start-7
7/10 PIT at NYM Anderson Maybe-4 Oswalt Sit-3
7/10 ATL at MIA Morton Start-9 Rogers Start-7
7/10 PHI at BOS Nola Start-7 Pivetta Maybe-4
7/10 KCR at CLE Minor Maybe-4 Quantrill Sit-3
7/10 NYY at HOU King Sit-1 Greinke Start-7
7/10 CIN at MIL Gutierrez Sit-2 Peralta Start-7
7/10 STL at CHC Martinez Sit-1 Davies Sit-2
7/10 LAA at SEA Cobb Maybe-6 Flexen Maybe-4
7/10 ARI at LAD Smith Sit-2 Buehler Start-9
7/10 COL at SDP Márquez Maybe-5 Musgrove Start-9


Sunday – 7/11
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/11 CHW at BAL Cease Start-7 Harvey Sit-1
7/11 TOR at TBR Matz Maybe-5 Wacha Sit-1
7/11 KCR at CLE Bubic Sit-1 Allen Sit-1
7/11 ATL at MIA Fried Start-8 Holloway Sit-1
7/11 PIT at NYM De Jong Sit-1 deGrom Start-10
7/11 PHI at BOS Moore Sit-1 Pérez Sit-1
7/11 DET at MIN Peralta Sit-1 Berríos Start-8
7/11 NYY at HOU Taillon Sit-3 Garcia Maybe-6
7/11 CIN at MIL Castillo Start-7 Woodruff Start-8
7/11 STL at CHC Hyun Kim Sit-3 Arrieta Sit-1
7/11 OAK at TEX Bassitt Start-7 Allard Maybe-5
7/11 WSN at SFG Corbin Sit-1 Gausman Start-9
7/11 LAA at SEA Sandoval Maybe-5 Sheffield Sit-1
7/11 COL at SDP Gray Sit-3 Weathers Maybe-4
7/11 ARI at LAD Smith Sit-1 Gonsolin Maybe-6


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Lucas Zenobi

Lucas Zenobi is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a life-long Pittsburgh Pirates fan. His other interests include film, music, and any and all things Pittsburgh.

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