Sit/Start Week 27: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/27-10/3

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.

IT’S THE FINAL WEEK, FOLKS! 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 – 9/27
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/27 CHW at DET Keuchel Sit-1 Manning Sit-1
9/27 PIT at CIN Ponce Sit-1 Miley Maybe-5
9/27 KCR at CLE Singer Maybe-5 Allen Sit-1
9/27 WSN at COL Gray Sit-3 Marquez Maybe-5
9/27 OAK at SEA Irvin Maybe-5 Flexen Maybe-5


Tuesday – 9/28
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/28 MIA at NYM Rogers Maybe-5 Stroman Maybe-6
9/28 CHC at PIT Mills Sit-3 Keller Sit-3
9/28 BOS at BAL Sale Start-7 Lowther Sit-1
9/28 NYY at TOR Kluber Maybe-4 Ryu Maybe-4
9/28 PHI at ATL Wheeler Start-8 Anderson Start-7
9/28 DET at MIN Alexander Sit-3 Ryan Start-7
9/28 MIA at NYM Castano Sit-1 Walker Maybe-4
9/28 MIL at STL Woodruff Start-8 Mikolas Maybe-4
9/28 LAA at TEX Naughton Sit-2 Alexy Sit-2
9/28 CIN at CHW Castillo Start-8 Lopez Maybe-4
9/28 CLE at KCR Quantrill Start-7 Kowar Sit-1
9/28 TBR at HOU Rasmussen Sit-3 Urquidy Maybe-6
9/28 WSN at COL Corbin Sit-1 Freeland Sit-3
9/28 ARI at SFG Weaver Sit-1 Webb Start-7
9/28 SDP at LAD Darvish Maybe-5 Buehler Start-11
9/28 OAK at SEA Bassitt Maybe-5 Kikuchi Maybe-4


Wednesday – 9/29
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/29 WSN at COL Espino Sit-3 Lambert Sit-1
9/29 CHC at PIT Hendricks Maybe-4 Overton Sit-1
9/29 BOS at BAL Eovaldi Start-7 Wells Sit-1
9/29 NYY at TOR Cole Start-8 Berrios Maybe-5
9/29 MIA at NYM Hernandez Sit-3 Megill Maybe-4
9/29 PHI at ATL Nola Maybe-6 Morton Start-7
9/29 DET at MIN Mize Sit-1 Pineda Maybe-4
9/29 MIL at STL Anderson Sit-2 Wainwright Start-7
9/29 LAA at TEX Junk Sit-3 Hearn Sit-3
9/29 CIN at CHW Gray Maybe-6 Rodon Start-7
9/29 CLE at KCR Civale Maybe-4 Lynch Sit-2
9/29 TBR at HOU Patiño Sit-2 Garcia Start-7
9/29 ARI at SFG Kelly Sit-3 Cueto Sit-3
9/29 SDP at LAD Velasquez Sit-1 Scherzer Start-9
9/29 OAK at SEA Montas Start-8 Gilbert Maybe-6


Thursday – 9/30
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
9/30 MIL at STL Houser Maybe-5 Happ Sit-1
9/30 LAA at TEX Cobb Start-8 Otto Sit-1
9/30 CHC at PIT Davies Sit-1 Yajure Sit-2
9/30 BOS at BAL Pivetta Sit-3 Ellis Sit-1
9/30 NYY at TOR Taillon Sit-2 Ray Start-8
9/30 MIA at NYM Cabrera Sit-1 Hill Maybe-4
9/30 TBR at HOU Yarbrough Sit-3 McCullers Start-7
9/30 PHI at ATL Gibson Maybe-6 Fried Start-8
9/30 DET at MIN Skubal Sit-1 Ober Maybe-4
9/30 CLE at KCR Plesac Sit-3 Hernandez Sit-3
9/30 ARI at SFG Bumgarner Sit-2 Wood Maybe-5
9/30 SDP at LAD Weathers Sit-1 Gonsolin Maybe-5


Friday – 10/1
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
10/1 CIN at PIT Gutierrez Sit-3 Crowe Sit-1
10/1 BOS at WSN Rodriguez Maybe-5 Fedde Sit-2
10/1 TBR at NYY McClanahan Maybe-5 Cortes Maybe-5
10/1 BAL at TOR Means Sit-3 Manoah Start-9
10/1 PHI at MIA Suárez Start-10 Alcantara Start-9
10/1 NYM at ATL Carrasco Maybe-5 Ynoa Maybe-4
10/1 CLE at TEX Bieber Start-8 Howard Sit-1
10/1 DET at CHW Peralta Sit-3 Cease Maybe-5
10/1 MIN at KCR Gant Sit-2 Heasley Sit-1
10/1 OAK at HOU Manaea Maybe-5 Greinke Maybe-5
10/1 CHC at STL Steele Sit-2 Lester Sit-1
10/1 COL at ARI Gray Maybe-4 Castellanos Sit-2
10/1 SDP at SFG Musgrove Maybe-6 DeSclafani Maybe-6
10/1 MIL at LAD Lauer Maybe-4 Kershaw Start-8
10/1 LAA at SEA Suarez Maybe-4 Anderson Maybe-6


Saturday – 10/2
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
10/2 TBR at NYY Baz Maybe-5 Montgomery Maybe-6
10/2 BAL at TOR Eshelman Sit-1 Matz Maybe-5
10/2 BOS at WSN Houck Maybe-6 Rogers Sit-2
10/2 SDP at SFG Johnson Sit-2 Gausman Start-8
10/2 PHI at MIA Medina Sit-1 Luzardo Sit-2
10/2 CIN at PIT Mahle Start-9 Kranick Sit-1
10/2 CLE at TEX Morgan Sit-1 Lyles Sit-1
10/2 DET at CHW Manning Sit-1 Lynn Start-9
10/2 MIN at KCR Jax Sit-1 Bubic Sit-2
10/2 OAK at HOU Blackburn Sit-1 Valdez Start-7
10/2 CHC at STL Sampson Sit-1 Flaherty Start-7
10/2 NYM at ATL Williams Sit-2 Chavez Sit-1
10/2 COL at ARI Senzatela Maybe-4 Gallen Maybe-4
10/2 MIL at LAD Burnes Start-8 Urias Start-7
10/2 LAA at SEA Barria Sit-1 Gonzales Maybe-5


Sunday – 10/3
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
10/3 BOS at WSN Sale Start-7 Gray Sit-2
10/3 CIN at PIT Miley Maybe-5 Peters Sit-0
10/3 SDP at SFG Darvish Maybe-5 Webb Start-7
10/3 TBR at NYY Rasmussen Maybe-4 Kluber Maybe-5
10/3 CLE at TEX McKenzie Start-7 Dunning Maybe-4
10/3 BAL at TOR Lowther Sit-1 Ryu Maybe-5
10/3 PHI at MIA Wheeler Start-9 Rogers Maybe-5
10/3 DET at CHW Alexander Sit-3 Giolito Start-8
10/3 COL at ARI Marquez Maybe-5 Mejia Sit-1
10/3 MIL at LAD Peralta Maybe-5 Buehler Start-8
10/3 MIN at KCR Ryan Start-7 Singer Maybe-5
10/3 OAK at HOU Bassitt Maybe-4 Odorizzi Maybe-4
10/3 LAA at SEA Ohtani Maybe-6 Flexen Maybe-6
10/3 CHC at STL Thompson Sit-1 Mikolas Maybe-4
10/3 NYM at ATL Stroman Maybe-5 Anderson Start-7

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 27: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 9/27-10/3”

  1. Christopher Haydon says:

    Was that a mistake on Buehler being an 11 on Tuesday or is he just that good?

  2. Moranimal says:

    I need some help with the rationale behind the Cease (19 Ks, 2 BB, 10.3 IP, no runs, last 2 starts) against Detroit rating there.

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