Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/19-7/25

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 first full week back! A lot of pitchers going on the IL, and some new ones are entering rotations. 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 – 7/19
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/19 MIN at CHW Jax Sit-1 Lynn Start-9
7/19 MIA at WSN Rogers Start-8 Lester Sit-1
7/19 BOS at TOR Pivetta Sit-2 Stripling Sit-3
7/19 TEX at DET Gibson Start-7 Mize Maybe-4
7/19 BAL at TBR Watkins Sit-1 Yarbrough Maybe-4
7/19 NYM at CIN Stock Sit-1 Gutierrez Sit-2
7/19 SDP at ATL Darvish Maybe-6 Muller Maybe-5
7/19 CLE at HOU Mejia Sit-1 Garcia Start-7
7/19 CHC at STL Mills Sit-3 Woodford Sit-1
7/19 MIN at CHW Berrios Start-7 Kopech Start-7
7/19 PIT at ARI De Jong Sit-1 Smith Sit-2
7/19 LAA at OAK Ohtani Maybe-6 Irvin Sit-3
7/19 SFG at LAD Gausman Start-7 Gonsolin Maybe-5


Tuesday – 7/20
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/20 LAA at OAK Suarez Sit-3 Kaprielian Sit-3
7/20 KCR at MIL Minor Sit-3 Lauer Sit-3
7/20 PHI at NYY Nola Start-7 German Maybe-4
7/20 MIA at WSN Neidert Sit-1 Espino Sit-3
7/20 BOS at TOR Richards Sit-1 Manoah Maybe-5
7/20 BAL at TBR Means Maybe-4 McClanahan Start-7
7/20 TEX at DET Dunning Maybe-5 Skubal Maybe-5
7/20 NYM at CIN Eickhoff Sit-1 Miley Start-7
7/20 SDP at ATL Knehr Sit-1 Toussaint Sit-1
7/20 CLE at HOU McKenzie Sit-1 Greinke Maybe-6
7/20 MIN at CHW Ober Sit-2 Keuchel Maybe-4
7/20 CHC at STL Williams Sit-2 Oviedo Sit-1
7/20 SEA at COL Gonzales Sit-1 Marquez Maybe-5
7/20 PIT at ARI Anderson Maybe-4 Widener Sit-2
7/20 SFG at LAD Wood Maybe-5 Gray Sit-3


Wednesday – 7/21
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/21 BAL at TBR Akin Sit-1 Wacha Sit-1
7/21 SDP at ATL Paddack Sit-3 Morton Start-7
7/21 NYM at CIN Stroman Start-7 Hoffman Sit-1
7/21 KCR at MIL Keller Sit-1 Anderson Sit-3
7/21 SEA at COL Dugger Sit-1 Santos Sit-1
7/21 PIT at ARI Keller Sit-2 Bumgarner Sit-3
7/21 PHI at NYY Moore Sit-1 King Sit-3
7/21 MIA at WSN Alcantara Start-8 Fedde Sit-2
7/21 BOS at TOR Houck Maybe-6 Ray Start-7
7/21 TEX at DET Lyles Sit-1 Manning Sit-1
7/21 CLE at HOU Morgan Sit-1 McCullers Start-7
7/21 MIN at CHW Pineda Sit-3 Cease Maybe-6
7/21 CHC at STL Hendricks Start-7 Wainwright Maybe-6
7/21 SFG at LAD Webb Maybe-4 Urias Start-7


Thursday – 7/22
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/22 TEX at DET Benjamin Sit-1 Alexander Sit-3
7/22 ATL at PHI Fried Maybe-6 Eflin Maybe-6
7/22 SDP at MIA Snell Maybe-5 Thompson Start-7
7/22 TBR at CLE Fleming Sit-3 Quantrill Sit-2
7/22 NYY at BOS Montgomery Maybe-5 Rodriguez Maybe-4
7/22 CHC at STL Alzolay Maybe-4 Hyun Kim Maybe-4
7/22 LAA at MIN Heaney Sit-3 Maeda Maybe-6
7/22 OAK at SEA Manaea Start-7 Flexen Maybe-4
7/22 SFG at LAD DeSclafani Maybe-5 Buehler Start-7


Friday – 7/23
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/23 ARI at CHC Gallen Maybe-6 Davies Maybe-4
7/23 ATL at PHI Smyly Sit-1 Velasquez Sit-1
7/23 WSN at BAL Corbin Sit-1 Lopez Sit-1
7/23 SDP at MIA Musgrove Start-8 Garrett Sit-1
7/23 TOR at NYM Ryu Start-7 Megill Maybe-5
7/23 TBR at CLE Hill Maybe-5 Plesac Maybe-5
7/23 STL at CIN LeBlanc Sit-1 Mahle Start-8
7/23 NYY at BOS Cole Start-7 Eovaldi Start-7
7/23 LAA at MIN Cobb Maybe-6 Happ Sit-1
7/23 TEX at HOU Allard Sit-3 Odorizzi Maybe-5
7/23 CHW at MIL Giolito Start-9 Peralta Start-9
7/23 DET at KCR Peralta Sit-2 Duffy Maybe-5
7/23 PIT at SFG Kuhl Sit-1 Cueto Maybe-6
7/23 OAK at SEA Montas Maybe-4 Kikuchi Maybe-5
7/23 COL at LAD Senzatela Sit-1 Price Start-7


Saturday – 7/24
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/24 ARI at CHC Kelly Sit-2 Mills Sit-3
7/24 NYY at BOS Taillon Maybe-4 Perez Sit-2
7/24 ATL at PHI Muller Maybe-5 Wheeler Start-8
7/24 SDP at MIA Darvish Start-10 Rogers Start-8
7/24 WSN at BAL Scherzer Start-10 Harvey Sit-1
7/24 DET at KCR Mize Maybe-4 Singer Maybe-4
7/24 LAA at MIN Sandoval Maybe-5 Berrios Start-7
7/24 TEX at HOU Foltynewicz Sit-1 Valdez Start-8
7/24 CHW at MIL Rodon Start-9 Houser Sit-3
7/24 TBR at CLE Yarbrough Maybe-4 Mejia Sit-1
7/24 STL at CIN Woodford Sit-1 Castillo Start-9
7/24 TOR at NYM Matz Maybe-5 Walker Maybe-4
7/24 PIT at SFG Crowe Sit-1 Gausman Start-10
7/24 COL at LAD Chi Gonzalez Sit-1 Gonsolin Start-8
7/24 OAK at SEA Bassitt Start-7 Gilbert Maybe-6


Sunday – 7/25
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/25 WSN at BAL Lester Sit-1 Watkins Sit-1
7/25 ATL at PHI Toussaint Sit-1 Nola Start-7
7/25 TBR at CLE McClanahan Start-8 McKenzie Sit-1
7/25 SDP at MIA Weathers Sit-3 Holloway Sit-2
7/25 STL at CIN Oviedo Sit-1 Gray Maybe-5
7/25 TOR at NYM Stripling Maybe-4 Stock Sit-1
7/25 NYY at BOS German Sit-3 Pivetta Sit-3
7/25 LAA at MIN Ohtani Maybe-6 Ober Sit-1
7/25 DET at KCR Skubal Maybe-5 Hernandez Maybe-5
7/25 TEX at HOU Gibson Maybe-5 Garcia Start-7
7/25 ARI at CHC Smith Sit-3 Williams Sit-2
7/25 PIT at SFG Brubaker Maybe-4 Wood Start-8
7/25 COL at LAD Gomber Maybe-4 Gray Maybe-6
7/25 OAK at SEA Irvin Maybe-5 Gonzales Sit-1
7/25 CHW at MIL Lynn Start-9 Woodruff Start-9


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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.

One response to “Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/19-7/25”

  1. Jimbo says:

    Kopech rated a 7(start) here, but on the streaming article is says to definitely not start him. Do you suggest sitting him?

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