Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/3-8/9

Max Freeze 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: Start, Maybe, and Sit. Outings marked with a Maybe are circumstantial and dependent on your needs in a standard 5×5 ,wins-based 12-teamer, while the other two are self-explanatory. Last year, I modified the ranking system to make designations a little clearer. Here’s an overview. I implemented a scoring system (1-10) next to each designation. A score of 10 is a top-tier start option and a score of 1 is a bottom-of-the-barrel option. Here are the labels: Start 7-10, Maybe 4-6, and Sit 1-3. For example, Max Scherzer at home against the Marlins would look like this: Start-10. Meanwhile, Kendall Graveman against the Rockies in Colorado would have this designation: Sit-1.

It’s important to note that several teams have not officially announced how their rotations will unfold but given the information we have, the starters listed below are the expected starters for week 3. Spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. It’s important to note the Phillies, Blue Jays, Marlins, and Nationals rotations have not been determined as of this morning, so the probable starters below are my best guess. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 3 start from 8/3 – 8/9:

Note: Given the increase in COVID-19 outbreaks and postponements, these matchups are subject to change. 

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
08/03 NYM vs ATL deGrom Start-9 Soroka Start-7
08/03 KCR vs CHC Duffy Maybe-4 Mills Start-7
08/03 CLE vs CIN Plesac Maybe-6 Gray Start-9
08/03 SFG vs COL Cueto Sit-1 Gonzalez Sit-1
08/03 STL vs DET Hudson Maybe-4 Boyd Start-7
08/03 CHW vs MIL Rodon Sit-2 Lindblom Maybe-6
08/03 PIT vs MIN Holland Sit-1 Hill Start-8
08/03 LAD vs SDP Buehler Start-7 Paddack Start-7
08/03 OAK vs SEA Montas Start-7 Sheffield Sit-3
08/04 HOU vs ARI Valdez Maybe-5 Bumgarner Sit-3
08/04 TOR vs ATL Shoemaker Maybe-6 Fried Start-8
08/04 KCR vs CHC Singer Sit-3 Hendricks Start-9
08/04 CLE vs CIN Bieber Start-9 Mahle Maybe-4
08/04 SFG vs COL Gausman Sit-2 Marquez Maybe-6
08/04 STL vs DET Martinez Start-7 Nova Sit-3
08/04 PHI vs MIA Nola Start-8 Alcantara Maybe-6
08/04 CHW vs MIL Giolito Start-7 Woodruff Start-8
08/04 PIT vs MIN Musgrove Sit-3 Berrios Start-8
08/04 TEX vs OAK Gibson Maybe-6 Luzardo Start-7
08/04 LAD vs SDP May Maybe-6 Lamet Maybe-6
08/04 LAA vs SEA Heaney Start-8 Dunn Sit-2
08/04 BOS vs TBR Eovaldi Sit-3 Morton Maybe-6
08/04 NYM vs WSH Matz Maybe-4 Scherzer Start-9
08/05 HOU vs ARI Javier Start-7 Ray Sit-3
08/05 TOR vs ATL Ryu Maybe-6 Newcomb Sit-3
08/05 NYY vs BAL Cole Start-9 Wojciechowski Sit-2
08/05 MIL vs CHW Burnes Maybe-5 Keuchel Maybe-6
08/05 CIN vs CLE Castillo Start-8 Clevinger Start-8
08/05 SFG vs COL Webb Sit-1 Gray Sit-3
08/05 CHC vs KCR Darvish Start-8 Bubic Sit-3
08/05 PHI vs MIA Wheeler Start-8 Smith Maybe-6
08/05 TEX vs OAK Lynn Start-8 Manaea Sit-3
08/05 MIN vs PIT Dobnak Maybe-6 Williams Sit-2
08/05 LAD vs SDP Stripling Start-7 Richards Maybe-6
08/05 LAA vs SEA Bundy Start-7 Gonzales Sit-3
08/05 DET vs STL Turnbull Maybe-6 Ponce de Leon Maybe-5
08/05 BOS vs TBR Perez Sit-3 Yarbrough Maybe-5
08/05 NYM vs WSH Porcello Sit-2 Corbin Start-8
08/06 HOU vs ARI McCullers Jr. Start-7 Gallen Maybe-6
08/06 TOR vs ATL Thornton Sit-3 Toussaint Sit-3
08/06 MIL vs CHW Anderson Sit-3 Gonzalez Sit-2
08/06 CIN vs CLE Bauer Start-7 Carrasco Start-8
08/06 SFG vs COL Smyly Sit-2 Freeland Sit-3
08/06 CHC vs KCR Chatwood Start-7 Bolanos Sit-2
08/06 PHI vs MIA Arrieta Maybe-5 Lopez Maybe-5
08/06 TEX vs OAK Minor Start-7 Fiers Sit-3
08/06 MIN vs PIT Maeda Start-8 Keller Sit-3
08/06 LAA vs SEA Andriese Maybe-5 Walker Maybe-4
08/06 DET vs STL Fulmer Sit-3 Flaherty Start-9
08/06 NYY vs TBR Happ Sit-3 Snell Maybe-6
FRIDAY – 8/7
08/07 TOR vs BOS Roark Sit-3 Weber Sit-2
08/07 CLE vs CHW Civale Start-7 Cease Sit-3
08/07 MIN vs KCR Bailey Maybe-6 TBD
08/07 SFG vs LAD Samardzija Sit-1 Urias Start-8
08/07 CIN vs MIL DeSclafani Sit-3 Houser Maybe-5
08/07 MIA vs NYM Hernandez Sit-3 Wacha Maybe-4
08/07 HOU vs OAK Greinke Start-7 Bassitt Sit-3
08/07 ATL vs PHI Wright Maybe-5 Velasquez Sit-3
08/07 DET vs PIT Norris/TBD? Sit-3 Brault/Kuhl Maybe-5
08/07 ARI vs SDP Weaver Maybe-6 Lucchesi Maybe-4
08/07 COL vs SEA Senzatela Sit-3 Kikuchi Maybe-5
08/07 CHC vs STL Lester Maybe-4 Wainwright Sit-3
08/07 NYY vs TBR Montgomery Sit-3 Glasnow Start-8
08/07 LAA vs TEX Canning Start-7 Lyles Maybe-4
08/07 BAL vs WSH Means Sit-3 Strasburg Start-8
08/08 TOR vs BOS Pearson Maybe-5 Hall Sit-2
08/08 CLE vs CHW Plesac Start-7 Rodon Sit-2
08/08 MIN vs KCR Hill Start-8 Duffy Sit-3
08/08 SFG vs LAD Cueto Sit-3 Kershaw Start-8
08/08 CIN vs MIL Gray Start-8 Lindblom Maybe-4
08/08 MIA vs NYM Yamamoto? Sit-2 Peterson Maybe-5
08/08 HOU vs OAK James Maybe-5 Montas Maybe-6
08/08 ATL vs PHI Soroka Start-7 Eflin Sit-3
08/08 DET vs PIT Boyd Start-7 Holland Sit-3
08/08 ARI vs SDP Kelly Start-7 Davies Sit-3
08/08 COL vs SEA Gonzalez Sit-2 Graveman Maybe-4
08/08 CHC vs STL Mills Maybe-5 Hudson Sit-3
08/08 NYY vs TBR Tanaka Maybe-4 Chirinos Maybe-5
08/08 LAA vs TEX Opener/Pena Sit-3 Allard Sit-2
08/08 BAL vs WSH Cobb Sit-3 Sanchez Maybe-5
SUNDAY – 8/9
08/09 TOR vs BOS Shoemaker Maybe-4 Godley Maybe-4
08/09 CLE vs CHW Bieber Start-9 Giolito Start-8
08/09 MIN vs KCR Berrios Start-9 Singer Sit-3
08/09 SFG vs LAD Gausman Sit-3 Buehler Start-8
08/09 CIN vs MIL Mahle Sit-3 Woodruff Start-8
08/09 MIA vs NYM Alcantara Maybe-6 deGrom Start-10
08/09 HOU vs OAK Valdez Maybe-4 Luzardo Maybe-6
08/09 ATL vs PHI Fried Start-7 Nola Start-8
08/09 DET vs PIT Nova Sit-3 Musgrove Start-7
08/09 ARI vs SDP Bumgarner Maybe-4 Paddack Start-9
08/09 COL vs SEA Marquez Start-9 Sheffield Sit-3
08/09 CHC vs STL Hendricks Maybe-6 Martinez Maybe-5
08/09 NYY vs TBR Paxton Maybe-4 Morton Maybe-6
08/09 LAA vs TEX Ohtani Maybe-6 Gibson Maybe-5
08/09 BAL vs WSH LeBlanc Sit-1 Voth Maybe-6


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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.

2 responses to “Sit/Start Week 3: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/3-8/9”

  1. Lei says:

    Great article! It would be perfect if you could update it daily

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