Sit/Start Week 20: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/19-8/25

Max Freeze covers and scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

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 20 start from 8/19 to 8/25:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/19 COL vs ARI Freeland Sit-3 Gallen Start-8
8/19 KCR vs BAL Keller Maybe-6 Means Maybe-5
8/19 SDP vs CIN Lauer Sit-3 Bauer Start-8
8/19 DET vs HOU Jackson Sit-1 Cole Start-10
8/19 CHW vs MIN Nova Maybe-4 Gibson Start-7
8/19 WSH vs PIT Ross Maybe-6 Williams Maybe-4
8/19 MIL vs STL Davies Maybe-5 Hudson Maybe-4
8/19 SEA vs TBR Gonzales Maybe-5 McKay Start-7
8/19 LAA vs TEX Peters Sit-3 Allard Maybe-6
TUESDAY – 8/20
8/20 COL vs ARI ???? Young Start-7
8/20 MIA vs ATL Hernandez Sit-3 Keuchel Start-8
8/20 KCR vs BAL Lopez Sit-3 Bundy Maybe-6
8/20 PHI vs BOS Nola Start-7 Sale Start-8
8/20 SFG vs CHC Rodriguez Sit-3 Hamels Start-8
8/20 SDP vs CIN Quantrill Maybe-5 Gray Start-8
8/20 DET vs HOU Turnbull Sit-3 Miley Start-7
8/20 TOR vs LAD Reid-Foley Sit-2 Kershaw Start-9
8/20 CHW vs MIN Detwiler Sit-2 Pineda Start-7
8/20 CLE vs NYM Bieber Start-9 Matz Maybe-5
8/20 NYY vs OAK German Start-7 Bailey Sit-1
8/20 WSH vs PIT Strasburg Start-8 Archer Maybe-6
8/20 MIL vs STL Gonzalez Maybe-6 Wacha Maybe-4
8/20 SEA vs TBR Milone Maybe-5 Opener/Beeks Maybe-5
8/20 LAA vs TEX Heaney Start-7 Payano Sit-3
8/20 LAA vs TEX ???? ????
8/21 COL vs ARI Gray Start-7 Leake Start-7
8/21 MIA vs ATL Smith Maybe-6 Teheran Start-7
8/21 KCR vs BAL Montgomery Maybe-5 Brooks Sit-3
8/21 PHI vs BOS Smyly Sit-2 Porcello Sit-3
8/21 SFG vs CHC Beede Sit-2 Darvish Start-9
8/21 SDP vs CIN Paddack Start-8 Castillo Start-9
8/21 DET vs HOU Norris Sit-1 Sanchez Start-7
8/21 TOR vs LAD Waguespack Sit-3 Buehler Start-9
8/21 CHW vs MIN Lopez Sit-3 Odorizzi Start-8
8/21 CLE vs NYM Plutko Maybe-5 Stroman Maybe-6
8/21 NYY vs OAK Happ Maybe-4 Fiers Maybe-6
8/21 WSH vs PIT Corbin Start-8 Musgrove Maybe-5
8/21 MIL vs STL Houser Maybe-6 Wainwright Maybe-5
8/21 SEA vs TBR LeBlanc Maybe-4 Morton Start-9
8/21 LAA vs TEX Sandoval Sit-3 Minor Start-8
8/22 MIA vs ATL Alcantara Sit-3 Soroka Start-9
8/22 TBR vs BAL Yarbrough Start-7 Wojciechowski Maybe-6
8/22 SFG vs CHC Samardzija Maybe-6 Hendricks Start-8
8/22 TEX vs CHW Jurado Sit-3 Giolito Start-9
8/22 DET vs HOU Zimmermann Sit-2 Verlander Start-10
8/22 TOR vs LAD Thornton Sit-2 Maeda Start-7
8/22 CLE vs NYM Civale Maybe-6 Syndergaard Start-8
8/22 NYY vs OAK Tanaka Maybe-6 Roark Maybe-5
8/22 WSH vs PIT Sanchez Start-7 Brault Sit-3
8/22 COL vs STL Marquez Start-8 Mikolas Start-7
FRIDAY – 8/23
8/23 TBR vs BAL Bullpen? Ynoa Sit-2
8/23 WSH vs CHC Fedde Sit-3 Lester Start-7
8/23 TEX vs CHW Lynn Start-8 Cease Maybe-6
8/23 KCR vs CLE Junis Maybe-5 Plesac Start-7
8/23 LAA vs HOU Suarez Sit-2 Greinke Start-8
8/23 NYY vs LAD Paxton Start-7 Ryu Start-8
8/23 PHI vs MIA Velasquez Start-7 Noesi Sit-3
8/23 ARI vs MIL Kelly Sit-3 Lyles Sit-3
8/23 DET vs MIN Boyd Start-7 Berrios Start-9
8/23 ATL vs NYM Foltynewicz Maybe-6 deGrom Start-9
8/23 CIN vs PIT DeSclafani Maybe-5 Keller Maybe-6
8/23 BOS vs SDP Rodriguez Start-8 Lamet Maybe-6
8/23 TOR vs SEA Font Sit-2 Kikuchi Sit-3
8/23 COL vs STL Lambert Sit-3 Flaherty Start-9
8/24 TBR vs BAL McKay Start-7 Means Sit-3
8/24 WSH vs CHC Ross Maybe-5 Quintana Start-7
8/24 TEX vs CHW Allard Maybe-6 Nova Maybe-4
8/24 KCR vs CLE Sparkman Sit-3 Clevinger Start-9
8/24 LAA vs HOU Canning Maybe-4 Cole Start-9
8/24 NYY vs LAD Sabathia Sit-3 ????
8/24 PHI vs MIA Eflin Maybe-5 Yamamoto Maybe-4
8/24 ARI vs MIL Gallen Start-7 Anderson Maybe-6
8/24 DET vs MIN Jackson Sit-1 Perez Maybe-5
8/24 ATL vs NYM Fried Start-7 Wheeler Start-8
8/24 SFG vs OAK Webb Maybe-4 Bassitt Start-7
8/24 CIN vs PIT Wood Start-8 Williams Maybe-4
8/24 BOS vs SDP Eovaldi Maybe-5 Lucchesi Maybe-6
8/24 TOR vs SEA Waguespack Maybe-5 Gonzales Maybe-6
8/24 COL vs STL Freeland Sit-3 Hudson Maybe-4
SUNDAY – 8/25
8/25 TBR vs BAL Opener/Beeks Sit-3 Bundy Sit-3
8/25 WSH vs CHC Strasburg Start-8 Hamels Start-7
8/25 TEX vs CHW Payano Sit-3 Detwiler Sit-2
8/25 KCR vs CLE Keller Sit-3 Clippard Sit-2
8/25 LAA vs HOU Peters Sit-3 Miley Maybe-6
8/25 NYY vs LAD German Start-7 Kershaw Start-8
8/25 PHI vs MIA Vargas Start-7 Hernandez Maybe-5
8/25 ARI vs MIL Young Maybe-5 Gonzalez Maybe-6
8/25 DET vs MIN Turnbull Sit-3 Gibson Start-7
8/25 ATL vs NYM Keuchel Start-7 Matz Maybe-6
8/25 SFG vs OAK Bumgarner Start-9 Anderson Maybe-6
8/25 CIN vs PIT Bauer Start-8 Archer Maybe-6
8/25 BOS vs SDP Sale Start-9 Lauer Sit-2
8/25 TOR vs SEA Reid-Foley Maybe-5 Milone Maybe-5
8/25 COL vs STL ???? Wacha 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.

One response to “Sit/Start Week 20: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/19-8/25”

  1. WheelhouseWreck says:

    Giolito is @MIN tomorrow. What is the verdict? Thanks!

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