Sit/Start Week 2: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/5-4/11

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. 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 is here! These rankings have been made before the majority of these pitchers have made a start. Next week, we will begin to have (more) data to go off of, and these rankings can be informed by more than 2020 and Spring Training. I will try to update the TBDs as they are defined. 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 – 4/5
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/5 MIN at DET Shoemaker Maybe-5 Urena Sit-1
4/5 TOR at TEX Matz Sit-2 Foltynewicz Sit-1
4/5 ATL at WSN Smyly Start-7 Scherzer Start-8
4/5 KCR at CLE Duffy Sit-3 Allen Sit-2
4/5 BAL at NYY Lopez Sit-1 Montgomery Start-7
4/5 STL at MIA Ponce de Leon Sit-3 Rogers Maybe-4
4/5 PIT at CIN Brubaker Sit-1 De Leon Sit-2
4/5 NYM at PHI deGrom Start-9 Moore Sit-1
4/5 TBR at BOS Wacha Sit-2 Pivetta Sit-1
4/5 MIL at CHC Anderson Sit-3 Williams Sit-1
4/5 HOU at LAA Garcia Sit-3 Quintana Start-7
4/5 LAD at OAK May Maybe-5 Montas Sit-3
4/5 CHW at SEA Rodon Sit-2 Sheffield Maybe-6
4/5 SFG at SDP DeSclafani Sit-1 Morejon Sit-3


Tuesday – 4/6
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/6 MIN at DET Happ Maybe-5 Mize Sit-2
4/6 ATL at WSN Ynoa Sit-1 Strasburg Start-7
4/6 HOU at LAA Greinke Start-7 Canning Maybe-4
4/6 BAL at NYY Kremer Sit-1 Cole Start-10
4/6 STL at MIA Gant Start-7 Alcantara Start-7
4/6 PIT at CIN Cahill Sit-2 Miley Maybe-5
4/6 NYM at PHI TBD Anderson Sit-1
4/6 TBR at BOS Glasnow Start-8 Perez Sit-2
4/6 MIL at CHC Peralta Maybe-4 Alzolay Maybe-6
4/6 TOR at TEX Roark Sit-2 Dunning Maybe-6
4/6 ARI at COL Weaver Sit-1 Marquez Maybe-4
4/6 LAD at OAK Kershaw Start-9 Bassitt Sit-1
4/6 CHW at SEA Giolito Start-10 Paxton Maybe-4
4/6 SFG at SDP Sanchez Sit-1 Darvish Start-9


Wednesday – 4/7
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/7 PIT at CIN Kuhl Sit-1 Castillo Start-7
4/7 MIN at DET Maeda Start-10 Boyd Sit-2
4/7 KCR at CLE Keller Maybe-4 Bieber Start-10
4/7 TBR at BOS Yarbrough Maybe-6 Eovaldi Maybe-6
4/7 TOR at TEX Ryu Start-9 Gibson Sit-1
4/7 MIL at CHC Woodruff Start-8 Hendricks Start-8
4/7 LAD at OAK Bauer Start-9 Luzardo Maybe-4
4/7 ATL at WSN Fried Maybe-6 Corbin Maybe-4
4/7 NYM at PHI Peterson Sit-1 Nola Start-9
4/7 CHW at SEA Keuchel Start-8 Dunn Sit-1
4/7 SFG at SDP Gausman Maybe-5 Snell Start-9
4/7 STL at MIA Flaherty Start-9 Lopez Start-7
4/7 BAL at NYY Means Sit-3 Taillon Maybe-5
4/7 ARI at COL Bumgarner Sit-1 Senzatela Sit-2


Thursday – 4/8
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/8 MIA at NYM Hernandez Maybe-6 Walker Sit-3
4/8 CHC at PIT Arrieta Maybe-6 Anderson Sit-2
4/8 BOS at BAL Rodriguez Maybe-6 Harvey Sit-1
4/8 ARI at COL Kelly Maybe-4 Gray Sit-1
4/8 SEA at MIN Gonzales Maybe-6 Berrios Start-7
4/8 KCR at CHW Minor Sit-1 Lynn Start-7
4/8 MIL at STL Burnes Start-8 Wainwright Maybe-6
4/8 LAA at TOR Bundy Start-8 Stripling Sit-1
4/8 OAK at HOU Irvin Sit-1 McCullers Start-7


Friday – 4/9
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/9 NYY at TBR Kluber Maybe-6 Hill Sit-2
4/9 WSN at LAD Ross Sit-1 Buehler Start-7
4/9 COL at SFG Gomber Maybe-5 Cueto Sit-1
4/9 LAA at TOR Heaney Maybe-5 Ray Sit-1
4/9 DET at CLE Teheran Sit-1 Plesac Start-8
4/9 PHI at ATL Wheeler Start-7 Morton Maybe-6
4/9 SDP at TEX Musgrove Start-8 Arihara Sit-1
4/9 OAK at HOU Manaea Maybe-5 Javier Sit-2
4/9 CIN at ARI Mahle Start-7 Smith Sit-1


Saturday – 4/10
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/10 NYY at TBR German Maybe-5 Archer Maybe-4
4/10 MIA at NYM Rogers Maybe-4 deGrom Start-10
4/10 SEA at MIN Kikuchi Maybe-5 Pineda Start-7
4/10 KCR at CHW Singer Maybe-4 Cease Maybe-4
4/10 MIL at STL Houser Maybe-4 Martinez Sit-2
4/10 OAK at HOU Montas Maybe-4 Urquidy Maybe-4
4/10 COL at SFG Chi Gonzalez Sit-1 Webb Maybe-4
4/10 DET at CLE Skubal Sit-3 Civale Start-8
4/10 CHC at PIT Davies Maybe-6 Keller Sit-3
4/10 SDP at TEX Paddack Maybe-5 Lyles Sit-1
4/10 BOS at BAL Richards Maybe-4 Zimmermann Sit-3
4/10 LAA at TOR Cobb Maybe-4 Matz Sit-1
4/10 PHI at ATL Eflin Maybe-5 Anderson Start-8
4/10 CIN at ARI Hoffman Sit-1 Widener Sit-1
4/10 WSN at LAD Scherzer Start-7 Urias Maybe-4


Sunday – 4/11
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/11 BOS at BAL Pivetta Sit-2 Lopez Sit-1
4/11 CHC at PIT Williams Sit-3 Brubaker Sit-1
4/11 LAA at TOR Ohtani Maybe-5 Roark Sit-1
4/11 DET at CLE Urena Sit-1 Allen Sit-2
4/11 MIA at NYM Alcantara Start-7 TBD
4/11 NYY at TBR Montgomery Maybe-6 Wacha Sit-1
4/11 SEA at MIN Flexen Sit-1 Shoemaker Maybe-4
4/11 KCR at CHW Duffy Sit-3 Rodon Sit-2
4/11 MIL at STL Anderson Sit-3 Ponce de Leon Sit-2
4/11 SDP at TEX Morejon Maybe-4 Foltynewicz Sit-1
4/11 COL at SFG Marquez Start-8 DeSclafani Sit-1
4/11 CIN at ARI De Leon Sit-1 Weaver Sit-2
4/11 WSN at LAD Strasburg Start-7 May Maybe-5
4/11 PHI at ATL Moore Sit-1 Smyly Start-7

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 2: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/5-4/11”

  1. BillyBeeen says:

    Lucas – you seem low on sanFran pitchers going against the hapless road Rockies. why is that?

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