Sit/Start Week 25: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/18 – 9/24

Lucas Zenobi scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. I will be carrying over the ranking system from last year. There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit.

Starts are surefire 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 than 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, a healthy Jacob deGrom at the Oakland Athletics. A Sit-1 is a pitcher who, under no circumstances, should you consider starting.

Quite a few more 10s than usual! Otherwise though, it’s a pretty barren landscape if you’re still fighting in the playoffs.

For some housekeeping, I will try my best to update these at least once after they go live, but there is a ton of schedule and rotation shuffling. I apologize ahead of time if something is not currently in the table below.

Without further ado, let’s see how your rotation is shaping up for this week. Feel free to question my rankings in the comments, and let’s discuss!

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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.

3 responses to “Sit/Start Week 25: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/18 – 9/24”

  1. Jim says:

    Taillon at home vs PIT a Sit-2? I think you don’t understand how playoff streaming works. Taillon is a solid play at home vs his old team. Maybe-6 at minimum which is a Probably Start.

  2. Eric says:

    curious where you find the projected starter schedules? Both ESPN and fantrax have Oviedo going Thursday at the Cubs, and Sandoval going Tuesday and Sunday. You have both going the days after (Oviedo at Cin, Sandoval Wednesday)? Do you know which is accurate?
    Thanks for these every week, they have helped get me to this final championship week. Any feedback would be helpful!

  3. Ramiro says:

    Increible, first time i try to ise this article and my fantasy matchs are:

    J. Wicks Cubs vs Colorado
    Gallen Ari vs New York
    and Joe Ryan vs LAA

    And none appear, this page is not updated…

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