Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/29-8/4

Max Freeze places a valuation on every starting pitcher matchup for next week.

Welcome to Sit/Start where, every Saturday here at Pitcher List, I review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 Wins 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. I’ve recently changed the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. Here’s an overview. I’m implementing a scoring system (1-10) next to each designation. A 10 is a top-tier start option and a 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-10Meanwhile, Ivan Nova against the Yankees in New York would have this designation Sit-1.

You’ll notice a few question marks next to some of the names. These are either probable starters who have not been confirmed or are situations where the team will use the bullpen to fill innings. As with the past several Sit/Start articles, spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Feel free to question my designations in the comments, and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 17 start from 7/29 to 8/4:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
7/29 PIT vs CIN Lyles Sit-3 S. Gray Start-8
7/29 LAD vs COL Maeda Sit-3 J. Gray Sit-3
7/29 TOR vs KCR Pannone Sit-2 Keller Maybe-5
7/29 DET vs LAA Zimmermann Sit-2 Barria Start-7
7/29 ARI vs MIA Kelly Start-7 Smith Start-8
7/29 BAL vs SDP Ynoa? Sit-3 Lamet Start-7
7/29 ATL vs WSH Keuchel Start-7 Corbin Start-8
Tuesday – 7/30
7/30 TBR vs BOS Morton Start-8 Price Start-7
7/30 NYM vs CHW Syndergaard Start-8 Lopez Start-7
7/30 PIT vs CIN Musgrove Maybe-4 Roark Maybe-4
7/30 HOU vs CLE Verlander Start-9 Bieber Start-7
7/30 LAD vs COL Stripling Sit-3 Freeland Sit-1
7/30 TOR vs KCR Stroman Start-8 Montgomery Sit-3
7/30 DET vs LAA VerHagen Sit-2 Canning Start-7
7/30 MIN vs MIA Odorizzi Start-7 Gallen Start-7
7/30 ARI vs NYY Clarke Sit-2 Happ Maybe-5
7/30 MIL vs OAK ???? Bassitt Sit-3
7/30 SFG vs PHI Beede Maybe-5 Smyly Start-7
7/30 BAL vs SDP Eshelman Sit-3 Lauer Sit-3
7/30 CHC vs STL Darvish Maybe-6 Wainwright Sit-3
7/30 SEA vs TEX Leake Maybe-4 Minor Start-7
7/30 ATL vs WSH Teheran Sit-3 Scherzer Start-8
Wednesday – 7/31
7/31 TBR vs BOS Yarbrough Maybe-5 Porcello Sit-3
7/31 NYM vs CHW deGrom Start-9 Giolito Start-7
7/31 PIT vs CIN Agrazal Sit-3 Castillo Start-8
7/31 HOU vs CLE Urquidy Start-7 Plutko Sit-2
7/31 LAD vs COL Ryu Start-7 Hoffman Sit-1
7/31 TOR vs KCR Waguespack Maybe-4 Junis Maybe-5
7/31 DET vs LAA Norris Sit-3 Suarez Maybe-5
7/31 MIN vs MIA Berrios Start-9 Alcantara Sit-2
7/31 ARI vs NYY Greinke Start-7 Tanaka Maybe-5
7/31 MIL vs OAK Gonzalez Maybe-5 B. Anderson Sit-3
7/31 SFG vs PHI Samardzija Sit-3 Velasquez Start-7
7/31 CHC vs STL Hendricks Start-7 Mikolas Maybe-6
7/31 SEA vs TEX LeBlanc? Sit-2 Jurado Sit-3
7/31 ATL vs WSH Soroka Start-7 Sanchez Maybe-5
Thursday – 8/1
8/1 CIN vs ATL DeSclafani Maybe-5 Fried Maybe-6
8/1 TOR vs BAL Borucki Sit-2 Wojciechowski Maybe-6
8/1 TBR vs BOS Opener/Beeks? Sit-2 Cashner Maybe-4
8/1 NYM vs CHW Wheeler Start-7 Cease Maybe-4
8/1 HOU vs CLE Cole Start-9 Plesac Sit-3
8/1 SDP vs LAD Lucchesi Sit-3 Kershaw Start-9
8/1 MIN vs MIA Pineda Start-8 Yamamoto Sit-3
8/1 MIL vs OAK Anderson Maybe-5 Mengden Sit-3
8/1 SFG vs PHI Anderson Sit-3 Arrieta Maybe-6
8/1 CHC vs STL Lester Maybe-6 Flaherty Start-7
Friday – 8/2
8/2 WSH vs ARI Strasburg Start-8 Young Sit-3
8/2 CIN vs ATL Wood Maybe-4 Gausman Maybe-6
8/2 TOR vs BAL Sanchez Sit-1 Brooks Sit-2
8/2 MIL vs CHC Davies Sit-3 Quintana Maybe-4
8/2 LAA vs CLE Tropeano Sit-3 Clevinger Start-8
8/2 SFG vs COL Bumgarner Start-7 Marquez Maybe-5
8/2 SEA vs HOU Kikuchi Sit-1 Miley Start-7
8/2 SDP vs LAD Quantrill? Sit-3 Buehler Start-9
8/2 KCR vs MIN Sparkman Sit-2 Perez Start-7
8/2 BOS vs NYY Rodriguez Start-7 Paxton Maybe-5
8/2 CHW vs PHI Nova Sit-2 Eflin Maybe-6
8/2 NYM vs PIT Matz Maybe-5 Williams Maybe-6
8/2 DET vs TEX Alexander Sit-2 Lynn Start-9
Saturday – 8/3
8/3 WSH vs ARI Corbin Start-8 Ray Start-7
8/3 CIN vs ATL Gray Start-7 Keuchel Start-7
8/3 TOR vs BAL Pannone Sit-2 Bundy Sit-3
8/3 MIL vs CHC ???? Hamels? Maybe-6
8/3 LAA vs CLE Pena Maybe-4 Bauer Start-8
8/3 SFG vs COL ???? Lambert Sit-2
8/3 SEA vs HOU Gonzales Sit-2 Armenteros? Maybe-5
8/3 SDP vs LAD Paddack Start-7 Maeda Start-7
8/3 KCR vs MIN Duffy Sit-3 Gibson Start-7
8/3 BOS vs NYY Sale Start-8 Sabathia Maybe-6
8/3 BOS vs NYY ???? German Maybe-4
8/3 STL vs OAK Ponce de Leon Maybe-5 Bailey Sit-3
8/3 CHW vs PHI Covey Sit-2 Nola Start-9
8/3 NYM vs PIT Vargas Maybe-6 Archer Maybe-6
8/3 MIA vs TBR Richards Sit-3 Chirinos Start-7
8/3 DET vs TEX Boyd Start-7 Sampson Maybe-4
Sunday – 8/4
8/4 WSH vs ARI Scherzer Start-9 Kelly Sit-3
8/4 CIN vs ATL Roark Sit-3 Teheran Sit-3
8/4 TOR vs BAL Stroman Start-7 Ynoa? Sit-2
8/4 MIL vs CHC ???? Darvish Maybe-5
8/4 LAA vs CLE Barria Maybe-5 Bieber Start-8
8/4 SFG vs COL Beede Sit-2 Gray Maybe-6
8/4 SEA vs HOU Milone Sit-2 Verlander Start-9
8/4 SDP vs LAD Lamet Maybe-4 Stripling Start-7
8/4 KCR vs MIN Keller Sit-2 Odorizzi Start-7
8/4 BOS vs NYY Price Maybe-4 Happ Sit-3
8/4 STL vs OAK Hudson Sit-3 Fiers Maybe-6
8/4 CHW vs PHI Lopez Maybe-5 Smyly Maybe-6
8/4 NYM vs PIT Syndergaard Start-8 Lyles Maybe-4
8/4 MIA vs TBR Smith Start-7 Morton Start-10
8/4 DET vs TEX Zimmermann Sit-1 Payano? Maybe-5

Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)

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.

2 responses to “Sit/Start Week 17: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 7/29-8/4”

  1. Mallex P. Keaton says:

    Max, the breaks separating the different days’ slates is a welcome addition. Thanks for that and your work in general.

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