Sit/Start Week 16: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/15-7/18

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.

We have a short week this week. Many of these could change, but for now, this is how the weekend looks. 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!

Thursday – 7/15
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/15 BOS at NYY Rodríguez Maybe-5 Montgomery Maybe-5


Friday – 7/16
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/16 MIN at DET Berríos Start-7 Ureña Sit-1
7/16 MIA at PHI Alcántara Start-8 Nola Start-8
7/16 BOS at NYY Pérez Sit-2 Taillon Sit-3
7/16 NYM at PIT deGrom Start-10 Brubaker Maybe-4
7/16 SDP at WSN Paddack Maybe-4 Corbin Sit-2
7/16 TEX at TOR Lyles Sit-1 Ray Start-8
7/16 MIN at DET Maeda Start-7 Peralta Sit-1
7/16 MIL at CIN Woodruff Start-9 Castillo Start-7
7/16 TBR at ATL Hill Sit-3 Morton Start-7
7/16 MIA at PHI López Start-7 Eflin Start-8
7/16 BAL at KCR López Sit-1 Duffy Maybe-6
7/16 HOU at CHW McCullers Maybe-6 Giolito Maybe-6
7/16 SFG at STL Gausman Start-10 Wainwright Maybe-4
7/16 LAD at COL Urías Maybe-6 Senzatela Sit-1
7/16 SEA at LAA Gonzales Sit-1 Heaney Maybe-6


Saturday – 7/17
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/17 TEX at TOR Allard Maybe-4 Ryu Start-7
7/17 CLE at OAK Quantrill Sit-1 Montas Maybe-4
7/17 CHC at ARI Alzolay Maybe-4 Bumgarner Sit-1
7/17 MIA at PHI Thompson Maybe-6 Velasquez Maybe-4
7/17 MIN at DET Ober Sit-2 Manning Sit-1
7/17 NYM at PIT Stroman Start-7 Anderson Maybe-4
7/17 SDP at WSN Snell Maybe-4 Lester Sit-1
7/17 BAL at KCR Harvey Sit-1 Keller Sit-1
7/17 MIL at CIN Houser Maybe-4 Mahle Start-7
7/17 HOU at CHW Odorizzi Maybe-5 Cease Maybe-5
7/17 BOS at NYY Eovaldi Start-7 Germán Sit-3
7/17 SFG at STL DeSclafani Start-8 Hyun Kim Maybe-4
7/17 TBR at ATL Yarbrough Sit-3 Fried Maybe-6
7/17 LAD at COL Buehler Start-7 González Sit-1
7/17 SEA at LAA Gilbert Maybe-5 Cobb Start-7


Sunday – 7/18
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/18 NYM at PIT Walker Maybe-6 Kuhl Sit-2
7/18 MIA at PHI Rogers Start-8 Wheeler Start-10
7/18 SDP at WSN Musgrove Start-7 Scherzer Start-8
7/18 TEX at TOR Foltynewicz Sit-1 Manoah Start-8
7/18 MIL at CIN Burnes Start-8 Gray Maybe-6
7/18 MIN at DET Happ Sit-1 Mize Sit-2
7/18 TBR at ATL McClanahan Maybe-6 Smyly Sit-1
7/18 BAL at KCR Eshelman Sit-1 Minor Sit-2
7/18 HOU at CHW Valdez Start-7 Lynn Start-8
7/18 SFG at STL Cueto Maybe-4 LeBlanc Sit-1
7/18 LAD at COL Price Maybe-5 Freeland Sit-1
7/18 CLE at OAK Plesac Maybe-5 Bassitt Start-7
7/18 SEA at LAA Kikuchi Maybe-4 Sandoval Maybe-5
7/18 CHC at ARI Davies Sit-3 Widener Sit-1
7/18 BOS at NYY Pivetta Maybe-4 Cole Start-7

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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.

2 responses to “Sit/Start Week 16: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/15-7/18”

  1. Go You Bears! says:

    You left off the Cleveland / Oakland game on 7/16. What do you think of Manaea in this game?

  2. Y U DO DIS says:

    Why is this list never updated during the week to reflect actual starters? It’s basically useless and I’d much rather use the Rotoballer Start/Sit article because they actually take the time to update…

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