Sit/Start Week 19: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/12-8/18

Max Freeze covers and rates all starting pitcher matchups for next week 8/12-8/18.

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. A few months ago, 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-10Meanwhile, David Hess 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 19 start from 8/12 to 8/18:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/12 HOU vs CHW Greinke Start-9 Cease Maybe-4
8/12 BOS vs CLE Rodriguez Maybe-6 Plesac Sit-3
8/12 ARI vs COL Kelly Sit-2 Lambert Sit-1
8/12 PIT vs LAA Keller Maybe-4 Suarez Maybe-5
8/12 BAL vs NYY ???? Paxton Start-8
8/12 BAL vs NYY Means Sit-3 Opener/Cortes? Maybe-4
8/12 TBR vs SDP ???? Lucchesi Start-7
8/12 TEX vs TOR Jurado Sit-3 ????
8/12 CIN vs WSH DeSclafani Maybe-6 Fedde Sit-3
TUESDAY – 8/13
8/13 NYM vs ATL Wheeler Start-8 Fried Start-7
8/13 HOU vs CHW Cole Start-10 Nova Sit-3
8/13 BOS vs CLE Sale Start-8 Clevinger Start-8
8/13 ARI vs COL Gallen Maybe-5 Gray Maybe-5
8/13 SEA vs DET Kikuchi Maybe-5 VanHagen Sit-3
8/13 STL vs KCR Flaherty Start-9 Sparkman Maybe-5
8/13 PIT vs LAA Williams Sit-3 Peters Sit-3
8/13 LAD vs MIA Kershaw Start-10 Yamamoto Maybe-4
8/13 MIN vs MIL Perez Sit-3 Anderson Maybe-5
8/13 BAL vs NYY Bundy Sit-3 German Start-7
8/13 CHC vs PHI Quintana Maybe-6 Vargas Maybe-4
8/13 TBR vs SDP McKay Start-7 Lauer Sit-3
8/13 OAK vs SFG B. Anderson Maybe-6 Rodriguez? Sit-2
8/13 TEX vs TOR Lynn Start-8 Pannone Sit-2
8/13 CIN vs WSH Wood Maybe-5 Ross Sit-3
8/14 NYM vs ATL Matz Maybe-5 Keuchel Start-7
8/14 HOU vs CHW Miley Start-7 Detwiler Sit-1
8/14 BOS vs CLE Johnson/Velazquez? Sit-3 Bieber Start-8
8/14 ARI vs COL Ray Start-7 Freeland Sit-1
8/14 SEA vs DET Gonzales Start-7 Alexander Maybe-5
8/14 STL vs KCR Hudson Sit-3 Lopez Sit-3
8/14 PIT vs LAA Archer Maybe-5 Barria Maybe-4
8/14 LAD vs MIA May Start-7 Hernandez Maybe-5
8/14 MIN vs MIL Gibson Maybe-5 Gonzalez Maybe-6
8/14 BAL vs NYY Brooks Sit-2 Happ Maybe-5
8/14 CHC vs PHI Hamels Start-7 Nola Start-7
8/14 TBR vs SDP Opener/Beeks Maybe-5 Quantrill Maybe-6
8/14 OAK vs SFG Bailey Sit-3 Bumgarner Start-9
8/14 TEX vs TOR Allard Sit-2 Reid-Foley Sit-3
8/14 CIN vs WSH Bauer Start-7 Strasburg Start-8
8/15 SFG vs ARI Beede Sit-3 Young Start-7
8/15 NYM vs ATL Stroman Maybe-5 Teheran Maybe-5
8/15 STL vs CIN Wainwright Sit-3 Gray Start-7
8/15 SEA vs DET Milone Maybe-5 Boyd Start-8
8/15 CHW vs LAA Lopez Maybe-5 Heaney Start-7
8/15 LAD vs MIA Buehler Start-10 Smith Start-7
8/15 CLE vs NYY Plutko Sit-3 Tanaka Maybe-6
8/15 HOU vs OAK Sanchez Start-7 Fiers Maybe-5
8/15 CHC vs PHI Darvish Start-8 Smyly Maybe-4
8/15 MIN vs TEX Smeltzer Sit-3 Payano Sit-3
FRIDAY – 8/16
8/16 SFG vs ARI Samardzija Maybe-5 Leake Maybe-6
8/16 LAD vs ATL Maeda Maybe-6 Soroka Start-7
8/16 BAL vs BOS Eshelman Sit-1 Porcello Maybe-5
8/16 STL vs CIN Mikolas Maybe-5 Castillo Start-9
8/16 MIA vs COL Alcantara Sit-2 Marquez Start-7
8/16 NYM vs KCR Syndergaard Start-9 Keller Maybe-5
8/16 CHW vs LAA Giolito Start-8 Sandoval Maybe-4
8/16 CLE vs NYY Civale Sit-2 ????
8/16 HOU vs OAK Verlander Start-9 Roark Sit-3
8/16 SDP vs PHI Paddack Start-8 Velasquez Start-7
8/16 CHC vs PIT Hendricks Start-7 Musgrove Maybe-5
8/16 DET vs TBR Turnbull Maybe-4 Morton Start-9
8/16 MIN vs TEX Odorizzi Maybe-5 Minor Maybe-6
8/16 SEA vs TOR LeBlanc Sit-2 Waguespack Sit-3
8/16 MIL vs WSH Houser Sit-3 Corbin Start-7
8/17 SFG vs ARI Menez Sit-3 Kelly Start-7
8/17 LAD vs ATL Ryu Start-7 Foltynewicz Sit-3
8/17 BAL vs BOS Wojciechowski Sit-2 Cashner Sit-3
8/17 STL vs CIN Wacha Sit-2 DeSclafani Start-7
8/17 MIA vs COL Noesi Sit-1 Lambert Sit-2
8/17 NYM vs KCR deGrom Start-9 Montgomery Maybe-4
8/17 CHW vs LAA Cease Start-7 Suarez Maybe-6
8/17 CLE vs NYY Plesac Sit-3 Paxton Start-7
8/17 HOU vs OAK Greinke Start-8 Bassitt Maybe-4
8/17 SDP vs PHI Lamet Maybe-6 Arrieta Maybe-5
8/17 CHC vs PIT Lester Maybe-5 Brault Sit-3
8/17 DET vs TBR Norris Sit-3 Yarbrough Start-7
8/17 MIN vs TEX Berrios Start-7 Jurado Sit-2
8/17 SEA vs TOR Kikuchi Sit-3 Thornton Sit-3
8/17 MIL vs WSH Lyles Sit-3 Sanchez Maybe-6
SUNDAY – 8/18
8/18 SFG vs ARI ???? Gallen Start-8
8/18 LAD vs ATL Kershaw Start-8 Fried Maybe-5
8/18 BAL vs BOS Means Sit-3 Rodriguez Start-7
8/18 STL vs CIN Flaherty Start-8 Wood Start-7
8/18 MIA vs COL Yamamoto Maybe-4 Gray Start-7
8/18 NYM vs KCR Wheeler Start-9 Junis Maybe-6
8/18 CHW vs LAA Nova Sit-3 Peters Sit-3
8/18 CLE vs NYY Clevinger Start-8 German Start-7
8/18 HOU vs OAK Cole Start-9 B. Anderson Sit-3
8/18 SDP vs PHI Lucchesi Maybe-6 Vargas Maybe-5
8/18 CHC vs PIT Quintana Start-7 Williams Maybe-5
8/18 DET vs TBR VerHagen Sit-2 McKay Start-7
8/18 MIN vs TEX Perez Sit-3 Lynn Start-7
8/18 SEA vs TOR Gonzales Maybe-4 ????
8/18 MIL vs WSH Anderson Maybe-5 Fedde Maybe-4

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.

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