Sit/Start Week 23: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/9-9/15

Max Freeze covers and scores all starting pitcher matchups 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-10. Meanwhile, 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 23 start from 9/9 to 9/15:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/9 NYY vs BOS Paxton Start-7 Rodriguez Start-7
9/9 OAK vs HOU Fiers Maybe-4 Greinke Start-7
9/9 CLE vs LAA Bieber Start-8 Sandoval Maybe-5
9/9 MIL vs MIA Lyles Start-7 Dugger Maybe-4
9/9 ARI vs NYM Kelly Maybe-5 deGrom Start-9
9/9 ATL vs PHI Foltynewicz Maybe-5 Nola Start-7
9/9 CHC vs SDP Lester Start-7 Quantrill Maybe-6
9/9 PIT vs SFG Williams Maybe-6 Bumgarner Start-8
TUESDAY – 9/10
9/10 LAD vs BAL Buehler Start-9 Blach Sit-1
9/10 KCR vs CHW Junis Maybe-6 Nova Maybe-6
9/10 STL vs COL Wacha Sit-2 Gonzalez Sit-1
9/10 NYY vs DET Green/Cessa? Maybe-6 Jackson Sit-1
9/10 OAK vs HOU Roark Maybe-4 Miley Maybe-6
9/10 CLE vs LAA Plesac Maybe-4 Suarez Sit-3
9/10 MIL vs MIA Anderson Maybe-6 Hernandez Sit-3
9/10 WSH vs MIN Sanchez Sit-3 Berrios Start-7
9/10 ARI vs NYM Gallen Start-7 Wheeler Start-7
9/10 ATL vs PHI Fried Start-7 Vargas Sit-3
9/10 CHC vs SDP Quintana Start-7 Paddack Start-8
9/10 CIN vs SEA Bauer Start-7 Sheffield Maybe-5
9/10 PIT vs SFG Agrazal Sit-3 Webb Maybe-5
9/10 TBR vs TEX Yarbrough Start-7 Lynn Start-7
9/10 BOS vs TOR Eovaldi Maybe-6 Font/Bulk Sit-1
9/11 LAD vs BAL Maeda? Start-7 Means Sit-2
9/11 KCR vs CHW Sparkman Sit-3 Lopez Maybe-6
9/11 STL vs COL Hudson Maybe-5 Senzatela Sit-2
9/11 NYY vs DET German Start-9 Boyd Maybe-6
9/11 OAK vs HOU Anderson Sit-3 Valdez Maybe-5
9/11 CLE vs LAA Plutko Sit-3 Peters Maybe-4
9/11 MIL vs MIA Davies Start-7 Lopez Maybe-6
9/11 WSH vs MIN Strasburg Start-8 Perez Maybe-4
9/11 ARI vs NYM Ray Start-7 Matz Start-7
9/11 ATL vs PHI Keuchel Start-7 Eflin Maybe-5
9/11 CHC vs SDP Hamels Start-7 Lamet Start-7
9/11 CIN vs SEA Gray Start-8 Gonzales Maybe-5
9/11 PIT vs SFG Musgrove Start-7 Samardzija Start-7
9/11 TBR vs TEX Pruitt Maybe-6 Jurado Sit-2
9/11 BOS vs TOR Chacin Sit-3 Thornton Sit-2
9/12 LAD vs BAL Hill Maybe-5 Bundy Sit-2
9/12 KCR vs CHW Lopez Sit-3 Giolito Start-9
9/12 STL vs COL Mikolas Sit-3 Melville Sit-2
9/12 NYY vs DET Happ Start-7 Turnbull Sit-2
9/12 OAK vs HOU Bailey Sit-3 Verlander Start-9
9/12 MIL vs MIA Gonzalez Start-7 Smith Start-7
9/12 WSH vs MIN Corbin Start-7 Pineda Maybe-6
9/12 ARI vs NYM Young Maybe-4 Stroman Maybe-5
9/12 ATL vs PHI Teheran Maybe-5 Smyly Sit-3
9/12 CHC vs SDP Darvish Start-8 Lucchesi Maybe-6
9/12 CIN vs SEA Mahle Start-7 Milone Sit-3
9/12 PIT vs SFG Brault Maybe-6 Beede Sit-3
9/12 TBR vs TEX McKay Maybe-6 Allard Start-7
9/12 BOS vs TOR Price Start-7 Buchholz Sit-2
FRIDAY – 9/13
9/13 CIN vs ARI Castillo Start-8 Leake Maybe-5
9/13 PIT vs CHC Keller Maybe-5 Hendricks Start-8
9/13 MIN vs CLE Odorizzi Start-7 Civale Maybe-5
9/13 SDP vs COL Lauer Maybe-4 Hoffman Sit-3
9/13 BAL vs DET Brooks Maybe-5 Zimmermann Sit-3
9/13 HOU vs KCR Cole Start-9 Duffy Sit-3
9/13 TBR vs LAA Morton Start-8 Heaney Start-7
9/13 LAD vs NYM Kershaw Start-8 Syndergaard Start-8
9/13 CHW vs SEA Covey Sit-2 Kikuchi Sit-3
9/13 MIA vs SFG Alcantara Start-7 Rodriguez Maybe-4
9/13 MIL vs STL Houser Maybe-6 Wainwright Maybe-6
9/13 OAK vs TEX Bassitt Maybe-4 Burke Maybe-5
9/13 NYY vs TOR Tanaka Start-7 Kay Sit-3
9/13 ATL vs WSH Soroka Start-7 Scherzer Start-8
9/14 CIN vs ARI DeSclafani Maybe-6 Kelly Start-7
9/14 PIT vs CHC Williams Maybe-5 Lester Start-7
9/14 MIN vs CLE Opener/Thorpe? Sit-3 Clevinger Start-8
9/14 SDP vs COL Quantrill Sit-3 Lambert Sit-3
9/14 BAL vs DET Wojciechowski Start-7 Norris Maybe-5
9/14 HOU vs KCR Greinke Start-9 Montgomery Maybe-4
9/14 TBR vs LAA Glasnow Start-7 Barria Sit-3
9/14 LAD vs NYM Urias Maybe-6 deGrom Start-9
9/14 BOS vs PHI Porcello Sit-3 Nola Start-7
9/14 CHW vs SEA Cease Start-7 Hernandez Maybe-5
9/14 MIA vs SFG Dugger Maybe-5 Bumgarner Start-9
9/14 MIL vs STL Lyles Start-7 Flaherty Start-9
9/14 OAK vs TEX Manaea Start-7 Minor Start-8
9/14 NYY vs TOR Paxton Start-8 Waguespack Sit-3
9/14 ATL vs WSH Foltynewicz Maybe-6 Ross Maybe-4
SUNDAY – 9/15
9/15 CIN vs ARI Bauer Start-7 Gallen Start-8
9/15 PIT vs CHC Agrazal Sit-2 Quintana Start-7
9/15 MIN vs CLE Berrios Maybe-6 Bieber Start-9
9/15 SDP vs COL ???? Gonzalez Sit-2
9/15 BAL vs DET Blach Sit-3 Jackson Sit-2
9/15 HOU vs KCR Miley Start-7 Junis Sit-3
9/15 TBR vs LAA Yarbrough Start-7 Sandoval Maybe-5
9/15 LAD vs NYM Buehler Start-8 Wheeler Start-7
9/15 BOS vs PHI Rodriguez Start-7 Velasquez Sit-3
9/15 CHW vs SEA Nova Maybe-5 Hernandez Maybe-5
9/15 MIA vs SFG Hernandez Maybe-5 Webb Start-7
9/15 MIL vs STL Anderson Maybe-5 Wacha Sit-3
9/15 OAK vs TEX Fiers Maybe-6 Lynn Start-7
9/15 NYY vs TOR Green/Cessa? Maybe-4 Font/Bulk Sit-1
9/15 ATL vs WSH Fried Start-7 Sanchez Sit-3

Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)

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.

6 responses to “Sit/Start Week 23: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/9-9/15”

  1. Jeff says:

    Berrios and E-Rod both scare me this week with how they’ve been pitching and the matchups. I honestly was planning at benching them both this week, but am second guessing that based on the ratings here. What do you see that makes them starts right now?

    • Max Freeze says:

      E Rod has been very good in the second half. Outside of his 3 ER outing in Coors, he’s had 3 scoreless outings in his last 4 starts. His matchups are tough but at least at home vs NYY & as a lefty will hopefully neutralize Harper & the Phillies on the road. No DH there as well helps.

      Berrios is a bit trickier because he’s been beat up in the second half. He’s still getting whiffs and has carried high BABIPs and low strand rates. Both matchups are tough but I think he starts to turn it around this week. I’m not fully confident, hence the 6 & 7 designations. If I had to pick one, I’d lean E Rod because he’s been better, so rude the hot hand in a sense.

  2. Erick says:


    I’m debating between starting Tanaka @ Toronto and Foltynewicz @ PHI and @ WAS

    This is a 16 team H2H weekly points league.

    What do you think?

    Thanks in advance

  3. Steve says:

    It looks like stripling will be starting tomorrow against Baltimore. I like the matchup but will he be able to last 5-6 innings? And would you recommend starting him?

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