Sit/Start Week 21: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/16-8/22

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.

As you all brace for playoffs or playoff positions, strong pitching is a must. 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 – 8/16
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/16 LAA at NYY Suarez Sit-3 Gil Maybe-6
8/16 CHC at CIN Steele Maybe-4 Miley Start-7
8/16 ATL at MIA Toussaint Start-7 Garrett Sit-1
8/16 BAL at TBR Harvey Sit-1 Fleming Sit-3
8/16 OAK at CHW Montas Start-7 Keuchel Sit-1
8/16 HOU at KCR Odorizzi Maybe-4 Hernandez Sit-1
8/16 CLE at MIN Quantrill Sit-3 Jax Sit-1
8/16 SDP at COL Weathers Sit-1 Senzatela Sit-2
8/16 NYM at SFG Hill Sit-3 Gausman Start-8
8/16 PIT at LAD Crowe Sit-1 Price Start-7


Tuesday – 8/17
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/17 HOU at KCR Valdez Start-8 Lynch Sit-1
8/17 TOR at WSN Manoah Start-9 Ross Sit-3
8/17 BOS at NYY Houck Maybe-6 Cole Start-8
8/17 CHC at CIN Hendricks Maybe-5 Gutierrez Sit-2
8/17 ATL at MIA Ynoa Maybe-5 Alcantara Start-7
8/17 BAL at TBR Means Maybe-5 Rasmussen Maybe-4
8/17 LAA at DET Bundy Sit-2 Mize Sit-3
8/17 MIL at STL Peralta Start-9 Wainwright Start-7
8/17 SEA at TEX Anderson Maybe-6 Howard Sit-2
8/17 OAK at CHW Bassitt Maybe-6 Lynn Start-9
8/17 HOU at KCR Valdez Start-8 Lynch Sit-1
8/17 CLE at MIN Morgan Sit-1 Ober Maybe-5
8/17 SDP at COL Darvish Start-7 Marquez Maybe-4
8/17 PHI at ARI Gibson Start-8 Kelly Maybe-4
8/17 NYM at SFG Stroman Maybe-6 Webb Start-7
8/17 PIT at LAD Brubaker Sit-2 White Maybe-5


Wednesday – 8/18
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/18 CHC at CIN Alzolay Maybe-4 Mahle Start-7
8/18 CLE at MIN Plesac Maybe-4 Coulombe Sit-1
8/18 SDP at COL Snell Maybe-4 Gomber Maybe-4
8/18 NYM at SFG Megill Maybe-5 DeSclafani Maybe-6
8/18 TOR at WSN Berrios Start-7 Fedde Sit-1
8/18 BOS at NYY Pivetta Sit-2 Heaney Sit-2
8/18 ATL at MIA Morton Start-9 Luzardo Sit-2
8/18 BAL at TBR Watkins Sit-1 McClanahan Start-8
8/18 LAA at DET Ohtani Start-7 Skubal Sit-3
8/18 MIL at STL Burnes Start-10 Flaherty Start-8
8/18 SEA at TEX Gonzales Maybe-5 Foltynewicz Sit-2
8/18 OAK at CHW Irvin Maybe-4 Lopez Maybe-4
8/18 HOU at KCR Greinke Start-8 Singer Sit-2
8/18 PHI at ARI Suárez Maybe-4 Bumgarner Maybe-4
8/18 PIT at LAD Kranick Sit-1 Urias Start-8


Thursday – 8/19
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/19 BAL at TBR Lopez Sit-1 Wacha Sit-1
8/19 LAA at DET Sandoval Start-8 Manning Sit-1
8/19 SEA at TEX Flexen Maybe-6 Dunning Maybe-5
8/19 OAK at CHW Kaprielian Sit-3 Cease Maybe-6
8/19 HOU at KCR Garcia Start-8 Minor Sit-2
8/19 PHI at ARI Wheeler Start-10 Gilbert Sit-1
8/19 MIN at NYY Maeda Maybe-6 Taillon Maybe-4
8/19 MIA at CIN Thompson Maybe-4 Castillo Start-9
8/19 MIL at STL Woodruff Start-10 Lester Sit-1
8/19 NYM at LAD Walker Sit-3 Buehler Start-8


Friday – 8/20
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/20 KCR at CHC Keller Sit-2 Davies Sit-3
8/20 ATL at BAL Fried Start-7 Zimmermann Sit-1
8/20 MIN at NYY Barnes Sit-1 Cortes Sit-3
8/20 DET at TOR Alexander Sit-1 Ray Start-8
8/20 TEX at BOS Lyles Sit-1 Sale Start-8
8/20 MIA at CIN Hernandez Sit-3 Gray Maybe-6
8/20 CHW at TBR Giolito Start-7 Patiño Maybe-4
8/20 LAA at CLE Barria Sit-1 Hentges Sit-1
8/20 WSN at MIL Gray Maybe-5 Anderson Sit-3
8/20 SEA at HOU Kikuchi Maybe-4 McCullers Start-7
8/20 PIT at STL Keller Sit-1 Happ Sit-2
8/20 ARI at COL Gallen Maybe-4 Freeland Sit-2
8/20 SFG at OAK Cueto Maybe-4 Manaea Maybe-6
8/20 NYM at LAD Carrasco Maybe-5 Scherzer Start-9
8/20 PHI at SDP Moore Sit-1 Musgrove Start-7


Saturday – 8/21
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/21 MIN at NYY Jax Sit-1 Gil Maybe-6
8/21 CHW at TBR Keuchel Sit-1 Fleming Sit-2
8/21 KCR at CHC Bubic Sit-1 Mills Sit-3
8/21 DET at TOR Peralta Sit-1 Ryu Start-7
8/21 WSN at MIL Corbin Sit-1 Lauer Maybe-4
8/21 NYM at LAD Hill Sit-1 Price Maybe-6
8/21 SFG at OAK Wood Maybe-6 Montas Start-7
8/21 LAA at CLE Detmers Sit-1 McKenzie Sit-3
8/21 SEA at HOU Gilbert Maybe-4 Odorizzi Maybe-4
8/21 MIA at CIN Garrett Sit-1 Miley Start-8
8/21 ATL at BAL Smyly Sit-3 Harvey Sit-1
8/21 TEX at BOS Allard Sit-2 Rodriguez Start-8
8/21 PIT at STL Wilson Maybe-4 Mikolas Maybe-4
8/21 ARI at COL Weaver Sit-2 Gray Maybe-5
8/21 PHI at SDP Nola Start-8 Weathers Sit-1


Sunday – 8/22
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
8/22 ATL at BAL Ynoa Maybe-5 Means Maybe-5
8/22 MIN at NYY Ober Maybe-4 Cole Start-9
8/22 DET at TOR Hutchison Sit-1 Matz Maybe-5
8/22 TEX at BOS Howard Sit-1 Eovaldi Start-9
8/22 MIA at CIN Alcantara Start-8 Gutierrez Sit-3
8/22 CHW at TBR Lynn Start-8 Yarbrough Sit-3
8/22 WSN at MIL Espino Sit-3 Peralta Start-9
8/22 SEA at HOU Anderson Sit-1 Valdez Start-7
8/22 PIT at STL Brault Sit-3 Wainwright Start-9
8/22 KCR at CHC Hernandez Sit-2 Steele Sit-3
8/22 ARI at COL Kelly Maybe-4 Senzatela Sit-2
8/22 PHI at SDP Gibson Maybe-5 Darvish Start-7
8/22 SFG at OAK Gausman Start-7 Bassitt Maybe-5
8/22 NYM at LAD Stroman Maybe-5 White Maybe-4
8/22 LAA at CLE Suarez Maybe-4 Quantrill Sit-3



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.

2 responses to “Sit/Start Week 21: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/16-8/22”

  1. Chris says:

    You have Ynoa two start, going Tuesday/Sunday, and Toussaint going once, Monday (next Monday). How confident this isn’t reversed and Toussaint goes Sunday?

  2. Chris says:

    Check your Brewers guys, you have Peralta on Tuesday/Sunday, I think Burnes has Tuesday

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