Sit/Start Week 26: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/20-9/26

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.

There are a ton of new pitchers entering the fold, most are not worth your time from a fantasy perspective. 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 – 9/20
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/20 KCR at CLE Santana Sit-2 McKenzie Start-7
9/20 PIT at CIN Keller Sit-1 Gutierrez Maybe-4
9/20 WSN at MIA Fedde Sit-3 Luzardo Maybe-4
9/20 CHW at DET Rodon Start-8 Manning Sit-1
9/20 BAL at PHI Means Maybe-5 Suárez Start-8
9/20 TEX at NYY Arihara Sit-1 Cortes Start-7
9/20 TOR at TBR Ray Start-8 Honeywell Sit-1
9/20 STL at MIL Woodford Sit-1 Peralta Start-8
9/20 KCR at CLE Hernandez Maybe-4 Allen Sit-1
9/20 HOU at LAA Valdez Start-8 Barria Sit-1
9/20 ATL at ARI Toussaint Maybe-4 Weaver Maybe-4
9/20 SEA at OAK Anderson Sit-3 Manaea Start-8


Tuesday – 9/21
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/21 KCR at CLE Lynch Sit-2 Quantrill Maybe-5
9/21 PIT at CIN Overton Sit-1 Mahle Start-9
9/21 WSN at MIA Rogers Sit-3 Rogers Start-7
9/21 CHW at DET Keuchel Sit-2 Alexander Sit-2
9/21 BAL at PHI Ellis Sit-2 Medina Sit-1
9/21 TEX at NYY Otto Sit-1 Montgomery Start-8
9/21 NYM at BOS Stroman Maybe-6 Rodriguez Start-7
9/21 TOR at TBR Manoah Start-7 Rasmussen Sit-3
9/21 MIN at CHC Barnes Sit-1 Mills Sit-3
9/21 STL at MIL Lester Sit-1 Woodruff Start-9
9/21 LAD at COL Urias Start-7 Gray Sit-1
9/21 HOU at LAA Urquidy Start-7 Cobb Maybe-5
9/21 ATL at ARI Ynoa Maybe-6 Kelly Sit-2
9/21 SEA at OAK Gonzales Sit-3 Blackburn Sit-2
9/21 SFG at SDP Gausman Start-8 Musgrove Start-7


Wednesday – 9/22
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/22 PIT at CIN Crowe Sit-1 Castillo Start-10
9/22 CHW at DET Lopez Maybe-5 Mize Sit-2
9/22 TOR at TBR Ryu Maybe-4 Wacha Sit-1
9/22 KCR at CLE Heasley Sit-1 Plesac Maybe-4
9/22 WSN at MIA Gray Maybe-5 Hernandez Maybe-5
9/22 BAL at PHI Akin Sit-1 Wheeler Start-9
9/22 TEX at NYY Allard Sit-2 Kluber Start-7
9/22 NYM at BOS Megill Maybe-4 Sale Start-7
9/22 MIN at CHC Jax Sit-1 Hendricks Sit-3
9/22 STL at MIL Mikolas Sit-2 Ashby Sit-2
9/22 LAD at COL Buehler Start-8 Senzatela Sit-1
9/22 HOU at LAA Garcia Start-8 Diaz Sit-1
9/22 ATL at ARI Anderson Start-7 Bumgarner Sit-3
9/22 SEA at OAK Flexen Sit-2 Irvin Maybe-4
9/22 SFG at SDP Webb Start-7 Paddack Sit-3


Thursday – 9/23
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/23 CHW at CLE Lynn Start-9 Civale Maybe-4
9/23 STL at MIL Wainwright Start-7 Houser Maybe-6
9/23 LAD at COL Scherzer Start-8 Marquez Sit-3
9/23 SEA at OAK Kikuchi Maybe-4 Jefferies Sit-2
9/23 ATL at ARI Morton Start-8 Castellanos Sit-1
9/23 SFG at SDP Wood Maybe-4 Velasquez Sit-1
9/23 CHW at CLE Cease Start-7 Hentges Sit-1
9/23 WSN at CIN Corbin Sit-1 Gray Maybe-6
9/23 TEX at BAL Hearn Sit-3 Lowther Sit-1
9/23 PIT at PHI Wilson Sit-2 Nola Start-9
9/23 TOR at MIN Matz Maybe-5 Pineda Sit-3
9/23 HOU at LAA McCullers Start-8 Suarez Sit-3


Friday – 9/24
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/24 STL at CHC Happ Sit-1 Davies Sit-1
9/24 TEX at BAL Howard Sit-1 Wells Sit-1
9/24 PIT at PHI Peters Sit-2 Gibson Start-7
9/24 NYY at BOS Taillon Sit-3 Pivetta Sit-3
9/24 WSN at CIN Espino Sit-2 Miley Maybe-6
9/24 MIA at TBR Cabrera Sit-1 Patiño Maybe-4
9/24 CHW at CLE Giolito Start-8 Morgan Sit-1
9/24 KCR at DET Bubic Sit-1 Skubal Sit-2
9/24 STL at CHC Hudson Sit-1 Steele Sit-2
9/24 NYM at MIL Walker Maybe-4 Burnes Start-8
9/24 SFG at COL DeSclafani Maybe-6 Freeland Sit-2
9/24 TOR at MIN Berrios Start-7 Ober Sit-2
9/24 SDP at ATL Knehr Sit-1 TBD
9/24 SEA at LAA Gilbert Maybe-6 Naughton Sit-1
9/24 LAD at ARI Kershaw Start-10 Gallen Maybe-4
9/24 HOU at OAK Greinke Maybe-6 Montas Maybe-6
9/24 ATL at SDP Fried Start-7 Darvish Maybe-5


Saturday – 9/25
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/25 STL at CHC Woodford Sit-1 Sampson Sit-1
9/25 PIT at PHI Keller Sit-1 Suárez Start-10
9/25 HOU at OAK Odorizzi Sit-3 Manaea Maybe-6
9/25 NYY at BOS Cole Start-8 Eovaldi Start-7
9/25 MIA at TBR Alcantara Start-9 McClanahan Maybe-6
9/25 KCR at DET Kowar Sit-1 Peralta Sit-3
9/25 TEX at BAL Lyles Sit-1 Means Maybe-6
9/25 WSN at CIN Fedde Sit-2 Gutierrez Maybe-4
9/25 NYM at MIL Carrasco Maybe-5 Lauer Maybe-5
9/25 TOR at MIN Ray Start-9 Gant Sit-1
9/25 ATL at SDP Toussaint Sit-3 Arrieta Sit-1
9/25 CHW at CLE Rodon Start-9 Bieber Maybe-6
9/25 LAD at ARI Gonsolin Maybe-6 Weaver Sit-2
9/25 SFG at COL Leone Maybe-4 Feltner Sit-1
9/25 SEA at LAA Anderson Maybe-4 Detmers Sit-1


Sunday – 9/26
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/26 KCR at DET Hernandez Maybe-4 Manning Sit-1
9/26 TEX at BAL Arihara Sit-1 Ellis Sit-2
9/26 PIT at PHI Overton Sit-1 Medina Sit-1
9/26 WSN at CIN Rogers Sit-2 Mahle Start-7
9/26 MIA at TBR Luzardo Sit-3 Yarbrough Maybe-5
9/26 CHW at CLE Keuchel Sit-2 McKenzie Start-7
9/26 NYM at MIL Hill Maybe-4 Peralta Start-7
9/26 TOR at MIN Manoah Start-7 Ryan Sit-3
9/26 STL at CHC Lester Sit-1 Mills Sit-3
9/26 SFG at COL Gausman Start-7 Gray Sit-3
9/26 SEA at LAA Gonzales Maybe-4 Ohtani Maybe-5
9/26 HOU at OAK Valdez Start-7 Bassitt Maybe-4
9/26 LAD at ARI Urias Start-9 Kelly Sit-2
9/26 ATL at SDP Ynoa Maybe-5 Musgrove Start-7
9/26 NYY at BOS Cortes Maybe-6 Rodriguez Maybe-6

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 26: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/20-9/26”

  1. Mario Mendoza says:

    Shouldn’t all starters against MIA be automatic 5 or better?

  2. Matthew Bultitude says:

    Is Tanner Houck getting skipped in the rotation?

  3. Abe says:

    Please pick one of these two –
    Giolito @ Cleveland
    Buehler @ Colorado

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