Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/12-4/18

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. 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.

We are now moving into the season and have performances from most of these starters to go off of! It is still early and is a little harder to tell if a pitcher is the real deal or fool’s gold. 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 – 4/12
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/12 BOS at MIN Perez Sit-1 Happ Maybe-4
4/12 SDP at PIT Darvish Start-9 Cahill Sit-1
4/12 SEA at BAL Sheffield Maybe-4 Kremer Sit-1
4/12 NYY at TOR Cole Start-9 Ryu Start-8
4/12 TEX at TBR Dunning Maybe-4 Glasnow Start-9
4/12 PHI at NYM Anderson Sit-1 Peterson Sit-1
4/12 MIA at ATL Alcantara Start-8 Fried Start-7
4/12 CHC at MIL Alzolay Sit-2 Peralta Start-7
4/12 WSN at STL Strasburg Start-8 Gant Maybe-4
4/12 DET at HOU Mize Maybe-5 Greinke Start-8
4/12 LAA at KCR Quintana Sit-3 Duffy Sit-2
4/12 CLE at CHW Bieber Start-9 Giolito Start-9
4/12 OAK at ARI Bassitt Sit-1 Bumgarner Sit-1
4/12 CIN at SFG Miley Maybe-5 Sanchez Maybe-4


Tuesday – 4/13
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/13 BOS at MIN Eovaldi Maybe-5 Maeda Start-8
4/13 OAK at ARI Luzardo Sit-3 Kelly Sit-1
4/13 SDP at PIT Snell Start-10 Kuhl Sit-1
4/13 SEA at BAL Margevicius Sit-2 Means Start-7
4/13 NYY at TOR Taillon Start-7 Stripling Sit-1
4/13 TEX at TBR Gibson Sit-2 Yarbrough Sit-3
4/13 PHI at NYM Nola Start-8 Walker Maybe-4
4/13 MIA at ATL Lopez Start-7 Ynoa Maybe-6
4/13 CHC at MIL Hendricks Start-7 Woodruff Start-8
4/13 WSN at STL Fedde Sit-1 Flaherty Maybe-6
4/13 DET at HOU Boyd Maybe-5 Odorizzi Maybe-4
4/13 LAA at KCR Bundy Start-8 Junis Maybe-4
4/13 CLE at CHW McKenzie Maybe-5 Keuchel Maybe-5
4/13 CIN at SFG Castillo Maybe-6 Gausman Maybe-6
4/13 COL at LAD Senzatela Sit-1 Kershaw Start-10


Wednesday – 4/14
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/14 NYY at TOR Kluber Maybe-4 Matz Maybe-6
4/14 WSN at STL Ross Sit-1 Wainwright Sit-1
4/14 CHC at MIL Arrieta Maybe-4 Burnes Start-8
4/14 LAA at KCR Canning Maybe-4 Keller Sit-2
4/14 BOS at MIN Rodriguez Maybe-4 Berrios Start-7
4/14 CIN at SFG Mahle Start-7 Cueto Maybe-4
4/14 SDP at PIT Musgrove Start-9 Anderson Sit-2
4/14 SEA at BAL Dunn Sit-1 Harvey Sit-2
4/14 TEX at TBR Arihara Sit-1 Hill Sit-1
4/14 DET at HOU Teheran Sit-1 Javier Maybe-4
4/14 PHI at NYM Wheeler Start-8 Lucchesi Sit-1
4/14 MIA at ATL Neidert Sit-1 Morton Maybe-6
4/14 CLE at CHW Plesac Maybe-6 Lynn Start-7
4/14 COL at LAD Gray Sit-2 Bauer Start-9


Thursday – 4/15
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/15 PHI at NYM Eflin Start-7 deGrom Start-9
4/15 MIA at ATL Rogers Maybe-4 Anderson Start-7
4/15 SDP at PIT Paddack Maybe-5 Keller Sit-1
4/15 SEA at BAL Gonzales Sit-3 Zimmermann Maybe-5
4/15 BOS at MIN Richards Sit-1 Pineda Start-7
4/15 CLE at CHW Civale Maybe-5 Cease Sit-2
4/15 ARI at WSN Widener Sit-2 Corbin Maybe-5
4/15 TEX at TBR Lyles Sit-3 Archer Sit-2
4/15 TOR at KCR Roark Sit-1 Minor Sit-2
4/15 DET at OAK Skubal Maybe-5 Irvin Sit-1
4/15 COL at LAD Gomber Sit-1 Buehler Start-7


Friday – 4/16
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/16 ATL at CHC Smyly Start-7 Davies Maybe-4
4/16 STL at PHI Martinez Sit-2 Moore Sit-1
4/16 TBR at NYY Wacha Sit-2 German Sit-3
4/16 ARI at WSN Weaver Sit-1 Scherzer Start-7
4/16 SFG at MIA Webb Sit-2 Castano Sit-1
4/16 CHW at BOS Rodon Maybe-6 Pivetta Sit-2
4/16 CLE at CIN Allen Sit-1 Gray Maybe-4
4/16 BAL at TEX Lopez Sit-1 Foltynewicz Sit-1
4/16 PIT at MIL Brubaker Sit-1 Houser Maybe-5
4/16 TOR at KCR Ray Sit-3 Singer Sit-2
4/16 NYM at COL Stroman Maybe-4 Chi Gonzalez Sit-1
4/16 MIN at LAA Shoemaker Maybe-5 Heaney Sit-2
4/16 DET at OAK Urena Sit-1 Manaea Sit-1
4/16 HOU at SEA McCullers Start-7 Kikuchi Maybe-6
4/16 LAD at SDP Urias Start-7 Morejon Sit-2


Saturday – 4/17
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/17 ARI at WSN Bumgarner Sit-1 Strasburg Start-9
4/17 TBR at NYY Glasnow Start-8 Montgomery Start-7
4/17 TOR at KCR Ryu Start-9 Duffy Sit-3
4/17 ATL at CHC Fried Start-7 Williams Maybe-5
4/17 CHW at BOS Giolito Start-9 Perez Sit-2
4/17 STL at PHI Hyun Kim Sit-2 Anderson Sit-1
4/17 DET at OAK Mize Maybe-6 Montas Sit-3
4/17 CLE at CIN Bieber Start-8 Hoffman Sit-2
4/17 SFG at MIA DeSclafani Maybe-4 Alcantara Start-9
4/17 BAL at TEX Kremer Sit-1 Dunning Maybe-4
4/17 PIT at MIL Cahill Sit-1 Anderson Sit-1
4/17 NYM at COL Peterson Sit-1 Marquez Sit-3
4/17 LAD at SDP May Start-7 Darvish Start-7
4/17 MIN at LAA Happ Sit-3 Cobb Maybe-4
4/17 HOU at SEA Urquidy Maybe-6 Flexen Sit-2


Sunday – 4/18
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/18 ARI at WSN Kelly Sit-1 Lester Sit-1
4/18 TBR at NYY Yarbrough Sit-3 Cole Start-9
4/18 STL at PHI Gant Sit-3 Nola Start-7
4/18 SFG at MIA Sanchez Maybe-5 Lopez Start-7
4/18 CHW at BOS Keuchel Maybe-5 Eovaldi Maybe-5
4/18 CLE at CIN McKenzie Maybe-4 Miley Maybe-5
4/18 TOR at KCR Stripling Sit-1 Junis Maybe-5
4/18 PIT at MIL Kuhl Sit-1 Peralta Start-8
4/18 BAL at TEX Means Start-7 Gibson Sit-2
4/18 NYM at COL Walker Sit-2 Senzatela Sit-1
4/18 DET at OAK Boyd Maybe-5 Bassitt Sit-1
4/18 MIN at LAA Maeda Start-7 Ohtani Maybe-5
4/18 LAD at SDP Kershaw Start-7 Snell Start-7
4/18 HOU at SEA Greinke Start-8 Sheffield Sit-2
4/18 ATL at CHC Ynoa Maybe-5 Alzolay Sit-2

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.

4 responses to “Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/12-4/18”

  1. Jt says:

    Where can we find weekly sit/start advice for individual starting pitchers? Not matchups.

  2. Edgar says:

    Why do you want to sit Bassit against Detroit?

    • Lucas says:

      5.56 K/9 5.56 ERA 7.00 xERA 5.55 FIP 5.07 xFIP

      There is no way I’m starting him. The underlying numbers have always been pretty lackluster for Bassitt, and they are pretty similar again. I don’t expect these numbers, while only reflecting 11 innings, to massively improve to a must-start pitcher. I think these results are more in line with the pitcher Bassit actually is than what he has been. That’s why I feel comfortable using them even over a short sample.

  3. Brandon says:

    Hi Lucas.

    Don’t know if you mentioned this somewhere before, but from a fantasy perspective how should we be viewing these rankings in relation to our fantasy league size? I would think the rankings would have to scale differently based on how deep your league is correct?

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