Sit/Start Week 20: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/9-8/15

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.

We are nearing the home stretch. A lot of early-season overachievers have fallen off, but we have some new pitchers ready to take their place. 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 – 8/9
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/9 CIN at CLE Castillo Start-9 Mejia Sit-1
8/9 MIL at CHC Bettinger Sit-1 Mills Sit-2
8/9 NYY at KCR Taillon Maybe-5 Hernandez Sit-2
8/9 CHW at MIN Giolito Start-7 Barnes Sit-1
8/9 MIA at SDP Thompson Maybe-5 Knehr Sit-1


Tuesday – 8/10
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/10 LAA at TOR Suarez Sit-3 Stripling Maybe-5
8/10 DET at BAL Mize Maybe-5 Harvey Sit-1
8/10 LAD at PHI Scherzer Start-9 Anderson Sit-1
8/10 STL at PIT Happ Sit-2 Brault Maybe-4
8/10 TBR at BOS Patiño Maybe-6 Rodriguez Maybe-6
8/10 WSN at NYM Espino Sit-3 Carrasco Maybe-6
8/10 OAK at CLE Montas Start-8 McKenzie Sit-1
8/10 CIN at ATL Gray Maybe-5 Smyly Sit-2
8/10 MIL at CHC Ashby Sit-1 Arrieta Sit-1
8/10 NYY at KCR Cortes Maybe-6 Lynch Sit-2
8/10 COL at HOU Gray Maybe-4 Odorizzi Maybe-4
8/10 CHW at MIN Keuchel Sit-1 Jax Sit-1
8/10 ARI at SFG Gallen Maybe-4 Gausman Start-9
8/10 TOR at LAA Matz Maybe-5 Rodriguez Maybe-4
8/10 MIA at SDP Garrett Sit-2 Musgrove Start-8
8/10 TEX at SEA Allard Maybe-5 Gilbert Start-8


Wednesday – 8/11
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/11 CHW at MIN Lynn Start-8 Ober Sit-1
8/11 NYY at KCR Garcia Sit-1 Minor Sit-1
8/11 COL at HOU Senzatela Sit-1 Valdez Start-8
8/11 MIA at SDP Alcantara Start-8 Weathers Sit-3
8/11 DET at BAL Skubal Maybe-4 Means Maybe-6
8/11 LAD at PHI Price Maybe-6 Nola Start-7
8/11 STL at PIT Flaherty Start-9 Crowe Sit-1
8/11 TBR at BOS Fleming Sit-3 Eovaldi Start-7
8/11 WSN at NYM Ross Maybe-4 Hill Maybe-4
8/11 OAK at CLE Bassitt Start-7 Quantrill Sit-1
8/11 CIN at ATL Miley Maybe-6 Toussaint Maybe-5
8/11 MIL at CHC Peralta Start-8 Hendricks Maybe-6
8/11 TOR at LAA Manoah Maybe-6 Ohtani Maybe-6
8/11 ARI at SFG Kelly Sit-3 Wood Start-7
8/11 TEX at SEA Howard Sit-1 Anderson Maybe-4


Thursday – 8/12
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/12 WSN at NYM Fedde Sit-2 Stroman Start-7
8/12 STL at PIT LeBlanc Sit-2 Brubaker Maybe-4
8/12 LAD at PHI Urias Start-7 Gibson Maybe-5
8/12 OAK at CLE Irvin Maybe-5 Morgan Sit-1
8/12 MIL at CHC Burnes Start-10 Alzolay Maybe-4
8/12 DET at BAL Manning Sit-1 Watkins Sit-1
8/12 TBR at BOS Yarbrough Maybe-4 Sale Maybe-6
8/12 TEX at SEA Foltynewicz Sit-1 Gonzales Sit-1
8/12 CIN at ATL Gutierrez Sit-2 Muller Maybe-5
8/12 NYY at CHW Heaney Maybe-4 Rodon Start-7
8/12 TOR at LAA Ray Start-8 Bundy Sit-2
8/12 SDP at ARI Darvish Start-10 Smith Sit-2
8/12 COL at SFG Marquez Maybe-6 Webb Maybe-6


Friday – 8/13
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/13 ATL at WSN Morton Start-9 Gray Sit-3
8/13 CIN at PHI Mahle Maybe-6 Suarez Sit-3
8/13 MIL at PIT Woodruff Start-10 Keller Sit-1
8/13 BAL at BOS Lopez Sit-1 Pivetta Maybe-4
8/13 LAD at NYM Buehler Start-9 Megill Maybe-4
8/13 CHC at MIA Davies Maybe-4 Luzardo Maybe-4
8/13 CLE at DET Plesac Maybe-5 Alexander Maybe-4
8/13 OAK at TEX Manaea Start-10 Dunning Maybe-5
8/13 STL at KCR Wainwright Start-8 Keller Sit-2
8/13 TBR at MIN McClanahan Start-7 Pineda Maybe-4
8/13 HOU at LAA Greinke Start-7 Sandoval Maybe-6
8/13 SDP at ARI Paddack Maybe-5 Widener Sit-1
8/13 COL at SFG Gomber Maybe-5 DeSclafani Start-9
8/13 TOR at SEA Berrios Start-8 Flexen Sit-2


Saturday – 8/14
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/14 CIN at PHI Castillo Start-8 Wheeler Start-8
8/14 BAL at BOS Akin Sit-1 Houck Maybe-6
8/14 ATL at WSN Fried Start-7 Corbin Sit-1
8/14 CHC at MIA Mills Sit-3 Rogers Start-7
8/14 CLE at DET Mejia Sit-1 Peralta Sit-1
8/14 MIL at PIT Anderson Sit-3 Wilson Maybe-4
8/14 OAK at TEX Kaprielian Maybe-5 Lyles Sit-1
8/14 LAD at NYM Pepiot Sit-2 Walker Sit-2
8/14 NYY at CHW Cole Start-8 Cease Maybe-5
8/14 STL at KCR Hyun Kim Maybe-6 Bubic Sit-1
8/14 TBR at MIN Wacha Sit-1 Maeda Start-7
8/14 SDP at ARI Snell Maybe-4 Bumgarner Sit-2
8/14 COL at SFG Freeland Sit-1 Cueto Start-7
8/14 HOU at LAA Garcia Start-7 Barria Sit-1
8/14 TOR at SEA Ryu Start-7 Kikuchi Maybe-5


Sunday – 8/15
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/15 ATL at WSN Smyly Sit-3 Espino Sit-3
8/15 CIN at PHI Gray Maybe-5 Anderson Sit-1
8/15 MIL at PIT Lauer Maybe-6 Brault Maybe-4
8/15 BAL at BOS Harvey Sit-1 Richards Sit-1
8/15 CHC at MIA Arrieta Sit-2 Thompson Maybe-5
8/15 CLE at DET McKenzie Sit-2 Mize Start-7
8/15 NYY at CHW Taillon Maybe-4 Giolito Start-7
8/15 STL at KCR Lester Sit-1 Hernandez Sit-3
8/15 TBR at MIN Patiño Maybe-6 Barnes Sit-1
8/15 OAK at TEX Montas Start-10 Allard Maybe-5
8/15 COL at SFG Gray Maybe-5 Gausman Start-10
8/15 HOU at LAA McCullers Start-7 Detmers Sit-1
8/15 SDP at ARI Musgrove Start-9 Gallen Maybe-5
8/15 TOR at SEA Matz Maybe-6 Gilbert Maybe-6
8/15 LAD at NYM Scherzer Start-9 Carrasco Maybe-6


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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.

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