Sit/Start Week 25: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/13-9/19

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.

The finish line is in sight! 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 – 9/13
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/13 MIN at NYY Gant Sit-1 Gil Maybe-6
9/13 MIA at WSN Alcantara Start-10 Espino Maybe-4
9/13 TBR at TOR Rasmussen Sit-3 Manoah Start-7
9/13 STL at NYM Wainwright Start-7 Hill Maybe-5
9/13 HOU at TEX Odorizzi Maybe-6 Alexy Sit-3
9/13 SDP at SFG Darvish Start-7 Kazmir Sit-1
9/13 ARI at LAD Kelly Sit-2 Kershaw Start-7
9/13 BOS at SEA Rodriguez Start-7 Gilbert Maybe-5


Tuesday – 9/14
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/14 HOU at TEX Urquidy Start-7 Howard Sit-1
9/14 CIN at PIT Miley Start-8 Keller Sit-2
9/14 MIL at DET Lauer Maybe-4 Peralta Sit-2
9/14 NYY at BAL Cole Start-9 Means Maybe-4
9/14 MIA at WSN Luzardo Maybe-6 Fedde Sit-3
9/14 CHC at PHI Sampson Sit-2 Gibson Start-7
9/14 TBR at TOR Yarbrough Sit-3 Berrios Maybe-6
9/14 STL at NYM Woodford Sit-1 Stroman Start-7
9/14 COL at ATL Gray Maybe-5 Toussaint Maybe-6
9/14 CLE at MIN McKenzie Start-7 Albers Sit-2
9/14 HOU at TEX Urquidy Start-7 Howard Sit-1
9/14 LAA at CHW Naughton Sit-3 Giolito Start-7
9/14 OAK at KCR Montas Start-9 Kowar Sit-2
9/14 SDP at SFG Arrieta Sit-1 DeSclafani Maybe-6
9/14 ARI at LAD Gallen Maybe-4 Gonsolin Maybe-4
9/14 BOS at SEA Eovaldi Start-8 Anderson Sit-3


Wednesday – 9/15
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/15 MIA at WSN Rogers Start-7 Nolin Maybe-4
9/15 MIL at DET Peralta Start-8 Manning Sit-1
9/15 TBR at TOR Wacha Sit-1 Ray Start-8
9/15 BOS at SEA Houck Maybe-5 Gonzales Sit-3
9/15 CIN at PIT Gutierrez Maybe-5 Peters Sit-1
9/15 NYY at BAL Cortes Start-7 Ellis Sit-1
9/15 CHC at PHI Mills Sit-3 Suárez Start-8
9/15 STL at NYM Lester Sit-1 Megill Maybe-5
9/15 COL at ATL Senzatela Sit-3 Ynoa Maybe-6
9/15 CLE at MIN Quantrill Maybe-5 Jax Sit-1
9/15 HOU at TEX Greinke Start-7 Dunning Sit-3
9/15 LAA at CHW Cobb Maybe-4 Keuchel Sit-2
9/15 OAK at KCR Manaea Start-8 Minor Sit-2
9/15 SDP at SFG Musgrove Start-7 Long Sit-2
9/15 ARI at LAD Weaver Sit-3 Urias Start-9


Thursday – 9/16
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/16 COL at ATL Marquez Maybe-6 Anderson Start-8
9/16 CIN at PIT Mahle Start-9 Brault Sit-1
9/16 LAA at CHW Ohtani Start-7 Rodon Start-8
9/16 OAK at KCR Blackburn Sit-1 Hernandez Maybe-4
9/16 SDP at SFG Paddack Sit-3 Gausman Start-7
9/16 NYY at BAL Kluber Start-7 Akin Sit-1
9/16 CHC at PHI Hendricks Maybe-5 Wheeler Start-10
9/16 DET at TBR Alexander Sit-3 Archer Maybe-4
9/16 HOU at TEX Valdez Start-8 Arihara Sit-1


Friday – 9/17
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/17 COL at WSN Freeland Maybe-4 Gray Maybe-5
9/17 CLE at NYY Morgan Sit-1 Taillon Sit-3
9/17 MIN at TOR Pineda Sit-2 Ryu Maybe-5
9/17 BAL at BOS Baumann Sit-1 Pivetta Maybe-4
9/17 LAD at CIN Buehler Start-9 Castillo Start-7
9/17 PHI at NYM Nola Start-7 Walker Sit-3
9/17 PIT at MIA Crowe Sit-1 Hernandez Maybe-6
9/17 DET at TBR Mize Sit-3 Patiño Maybe-5
9/17 CHW at TEX Cease Start-7 Otto Maybe-4
9/17 CHC at MIL Davies Sit-1 Houser Maybe-6
9/17 SEA at KCR Flexen Maybe-6 Lynch Sit-3
9/17 ARI at HOU Bumgarner Sit-1 Garcia Start-8
9/17 SDP at STL Snell Start-8 Mikolas Sit-3
9/17 OAK at LAA Irvin Maybe-4 Suarez Maybe-4
9/17 ATL at SFG Morton Start-7 Webb Start-7


Saturday – 9/18
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/18 CLE at NYY Plesac Sit-2 Gil Maybe-6
9/18 BAL at BOS Lowther Sit-1 Rodriguez Maybe-6
9/18 LAD at CIN Scherzer Start-9 Gray Maybe-4
9/18 MIN at TOR Ober Sit-2 Matz Maybe-5
9/18 COL at WSN Feltner Sit-1 Corbin Sit-1
9/18 DET at TBR Skubal Sit-2 Rasmussen Maybe-4
9/18 PIT at MIA Wilson Sit-3 Cabrera Sit-3
9/18 CHW at TEX Lynn Start-10 Allard Sit-2
9/18 SEA at KCR Kikuchi Start-7 Singer Start-7
9/18 ARI at HOU Gilbert Sit-3 McCullers Start-8
9/18 PHI at NYM Falter Sit-1 Carrasco Maybe-6
9/18 CHC at MIL Steele Sit-3 Burnes Start-10
9/18 SDP at STL Darvish Start-8 Happ Sit-1
9/18 ATL at SFG Fried Start-7 Kazmir Sit-1
9/18 OAK at LAA Kaprielian Maybe-4 Barria Sit-1


Sunday – 9/19
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/19 COL at WSN Gray Maybe-5 Espino Maybe-4
9/19 CLE at NYY Civale Maybe-4 Cole Start-10
9/19 MIN at TOR Gant Sit-1 Manoah Start-7
9/19 BAL at BOS Means Maybe-4 Eovaldi Start-8
9/19 LAD at CIN Kershaw Start-8 Miley Maybe-4
9/19 PIT at MIA Keller Sit-2 Alcantara Start-10
9/19 DET at TBR Peralta Sit-1 McClanahan Start-7
9/19 CHC at MIL Sampson Sit-2 Woodruff Start-10
9/19 SEA at KCR Gilbert Maybe-6 Bubic Sit-3
9/19 ARI at HOU Kelly Sit-2 Odorizzi Maybe-5
9/19 SDP at STL Arrieta Sit-1 Wainwright Maybe-6
9/19 CHW at TEX Giolito Start-9 Hearn Sit-0
9/19 ATL at SFG Toussaint Maybe-4 DeSclafani Maybe-6
9/19 OAK at LAA Montas Start-9 Naughton Sit-3
9/19 PHI at NYM Gibson Maybe-6 Hill Maybe-5


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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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