Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/15-4/21

Max Freeze covers and advises on all starting pitchers matchups for week 3 (4/15-4/21).

Welcome to Sit/Start where, every Saturday here at Pitcher List, I review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 Wins 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. You’ll notice a few question marks next to some of the names. These are either probable starters that have not been confirmed or are pitchers who may be subject to an opener. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 1 start from 4/15 – 4/21:

Note: These matchups are subject to change.

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/15 BAL @ BOS Straily Sit Velazquez Sit
4/15 KCR @ CHW Fillmyer Sit Santana Sit
4/15 CIN @ LAD Castillo Start Kershaw Maybe
4/15 CHC @ MIA Darvish Maybe Richards Start
4/15 STL @ MIL Hudson Sit Peralta Maybe
4/15 TOR @ MIN Shoemaker Maybe Gibson Maybe
4/15 NYM @ PHI Syndergaard Start Nola Start
4/15 COL @ SDP Anderson Sit Lucchesi Start
4/15 CLE @ SEA Bauer Start Kikuchi Maybe
4/15 LAA @ TEX Harvey Sit Minor Maybe
4/16 ARI @ ATL Ray Maybe Fried Start
4/16 KCR @ CHW J. Lopez Sit R. Lopez Sit
4/16 PIT @ DET Lyles Maybe Boyd Start
4/16 CIN @ LAD Mahle Sit Maeda Maybe
4/16 CHC @ MIA Quintana Start P. Lopez Maybe
4/16 STL @ MIL Flaherty Start Woodruff Maybe
4/16 TOR @ MIN Sanchez Maybe Odorizzi Sit
4/16 BOS @ NYY Sale Start Paxton Start
4/16 HOU @ OAK McHugh Start Montas Maybe
4/16 NYM @ PHI Matz Maybe Pivetta Sit
4/16 COL @ SDP Gray Start Margevicius Maybe
4/16 CLE @ SEA Bieber Start Leake Maybe
4/16 BAL @ TBR Bundy Sit Glasnow Start
4/16 LAA @ TEX Pena Sit Lynn Sit
4/16 SFG @ WSH Rodriguez Sit Strasburg Start
4/17 ARI @ ATL Godley Maybe Gausman Maybe
4/17 KCR @ CHW Keller Start Giolito Maybe
4/17 PIT @ DET Musgrove Start Turnbull Maybe
4/17 CIN @ LAD Gray Sit Buehler Start
4/17 CHC @ MIA Hamels Start Alcantara Sit
4/17 STL @ MIL Wacha Sit Burnes Maybe
4/17 TOR @ MIN Thornton Maybe Perez Sit
4/17 BOS @ NYY Eovaldi Sit Happ Sit
4/17 HOU @ OAK Miley Maybe Brooks Sit
4/17 NYM @ PHI Wheeler Start Arrieta Start
4/17 CLE @ SEA Carrasco Start LeBlanc Sit
4/17 BAL @ TBR Hess Sit Chirinos/Bullpen? Maybe
4/17 LAA @ TEX Skaggs Maybe Smyly Sit
4/17 SFG @ WSH Samardzija Maybe Hellickson Sit
4/18 ARI @ ATL Weaver Maybe Newcomb Sit
4/18 PHI @ COL Eflin Sit Bettis Sit
4/18 CHW @ DET Nova Maybe Norris Sit
4/18 SEA @ LAA Hernandez Sit Stratton Sit
4/18 LAD @ MIL Urias Maybe Davies Sit
4/18 TOR @ MIN Buchholz Sit Pineda Start
4/18 KCR @ NYY Bailey Sit German Start
4/18 CIN @ SDP Roark Maybe Paddack Start
4/18 BAL @ TBR Cashner Sit Yarbrough/Bullpen? Maybe
4/18 SFG @ WSH Pomeranz Sit Corbin Start
4/19 MIN @ BAL Berrios Start Hess Sit
4/19 ARI @ CHC Kelly Maybe Hendricks Start
4/19 ATL @ CLE Teheran Maybe Kluber Start
4/19 PHI @ COL Velasquez Sit Freeland Sit
4/19 CHW@ DET Rodon Start Ross Maybe
4/19 SEA @ LAA Gonzales Maybe Cahill Sit
4/19 WSH @ MIA Scherzer Start Smith Maybe
4/19 LAD @ MIL Stripling Maybe Chacin Sit
4/19 KCR @ NYY Junis Sit Sabathia Maybe
4/19 TOR @ OAK Stroman Start Fiers Maybe
4/19 SFG @ PIT Bumgarner Start Williams Start
4/19 CIN @ SDP DeSclafani Maybe Strahm Maybe
4/19 NYM @ STL deGrom Start Wainwright Maybe
4/19 BOS @ TBR Porcello Maybe Snell Start
4/19 HOU @ TEX Verlander Start Miller Sit
4/20 MIN @ BAL Gibson Maybe Means? Sit
4/20 ARI @ CHC Greinke Start Darvish Maybe
4/20 ATL @ CLE Fried Start Bauer Start
4/20 PHI @ COL Nola Start Marquez Start
4/20 CHW @ DET Santana Sit Zimmermann Maybe
4/20 SEA @ LAA Kikuchi Start Harvey Sit
4/20 WSH @ MIA Sanchez Maybe Urena Sit
4/20 LAD @ MIL Kershaw Start Peralta Sit
4/20 KCR @ NYY Fillmyer Sit Tanaka Start
4/20 TOR @ OAK Shoemaker Maybe Estrada Sit
4/20 SFG @ PIT Holland Maybe Archer Start
4/20 CIN @ SDP Castillo Start Lauer Maybe
4/20 NYM @ STL Syndergaard Start Mikolas Maybe
4/20 BOS @ TBR Price Start Morton Start
4/20 HOU @ TEX Cole Start Minor Sit
4/21 MIN @ BAL Odorizzi Sit Bundy Sit
4/21 ARI @ CHC Ray Maybe Quintana Start
4/21 ATL @ CLE Fried Start Bieber Start
4/21 PHI @ COL Pivetta Sit Gray Sit
4/21 CHW @ DET Lopez Sit Boyd Start
4/21 SEA @ LAA Leake Sit Pena Sit
4/21 WSH @ MIA Strasburg Start Richards Maybe
4/21 LAD @ MIL Maeda Maybe Woodruff Sit
4/21 KCR @ NYY Lopez Sit Paxton Start
4/21 TOR @ OAK Sanchez Maybe Anderson Maybe
4/21 SFG @ PIT Rodriguez Maybe Taillon Start
4/21 CIN @ SDP Mahle Maybe Lucchesi Maybe
4/21 NYM @ STL Matz Start Hudson Sit
4/21 BOS @ TBR Sale Start Glasnow Maybe
4/21 HOU @ TEX McHugh Maybe Lynn Sit

Graphic by Michael Haas (@digitalHaas on Twitter)

Max Freeze

Max is the founder of the FreezeStats Blog and currently writes for PitcherList and FantasyPros. Max is a lifelong Cubs fan who used to pretend he was Andre Dawson while hitting rocks in his backyard as a kid.

9 responses to “Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/15-4/21”

  1. John R Gilliland says:

    Which 2 would you start from these 5. Aaron Sanchez, Freeland, Urias, Turnbull, Kelly

  2. Ben says:

    Are they skipping E-Rod next week?

    • Max Freeze says:

      The spot start for Hector Velazquez is throwing things off. E-Rod would be scheduled for the start @TB on 4/19 and push Sale’s start on the 21st to the next week. I’m encouraged by E-Rod’s last start, but TB is tough. He’s a maybe but I’d lean towards starting him.

  3. Max Fried says:

    Which ATL pitchers are likely to start on 4/20 and 4/21 against CLE and are they starts? Currently it just says Fried for both.

  4. Max Freeze says:

    Touki will likely take one of those starts since Wright & Newcomb were sent down. There’s a possibility of a bullpen game as well.

  5. Li says:

    You’re missing E-Rod’s start against TB. Would you start or sit him?

    • Max Freeze says:

      I’m encouraged by his last start. He’s giving up less contact and his strikeout rate looks good. He’s been killed by a high HR rate and BABIP and he’s not getting ahead of hitters. At this point he’s a high-risk, high-reward start vs TB.

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