Sit/Start Week 4: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/19-4/25

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 have been some interesting developments with pitcher performances so far this season. It’s hard to see who is for real, who is getting lucky, and who you need to be worried about. 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 – 4/19
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/19 CHW at BOS Rodon Start-7 Eovaldi Maybe-6
4/19 SFG at PHI Gausman Maybe-5 Anderson Sit-1
4/19 STL at WSN Flaherty Start-7 Ross Maybe-5
4/19 TBR at KCR Fleming Sit-2 Keller Sit-2
4/19 TEX at LAA Arihara Maybe-4 Bundy Start-8
4/19 MIN at OAK Maeda Start-9 Luzardo Maybe-4
4/19 LAD at SEA May Start-8 Margevicius Sit-1
4/19 MIL at SDP Woodruff Start-8 Musgrove Start-9


Tuesday – 4/20
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/20 LAD at SEA Urias Start-8 Dunn Sit-1
4/20 CHW at CLE Lynn Start-9 Plesac Maybe-5
4/20 ATL at NYY Morton Start-7 Taillon Maybe-4
4/20 PIT at DET Anderson Maybe-4 Fulmer Maybe-5
4/20 BAL at MIA Zimmermann Maybe-4 Neidert Sit-1
4/20 ARI at CIN Gallen Start-8 Castillo Maybe-6
4/20 SFG at PHI TBD Wheeler Start-8
4/20 STL at WSN Wainwright Sit-3 Corbin Sit-2
4/20 TOR at BOS Zeuch Sit-1 Rodriguez Start-7
4/20 NYM at CHC Walker Start-7 Hendricks Start-8
4/20 TBR at KCR Hill Maybe-4 Junis Maybe-4
4/20 HOU at COL McCullers Maybe-5 Gray Sit-2
4/20 TEX at LAA Lyles Sit-1 Ohtani Maybe-6
4/20 MIN at OAK Berrios Start-9 Manaea Sit-1
4/20 MIL at SDP Burnes Start-9 Paddack Maybe-5


Wednesday – 4/21
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/21 SFG at PHI DeSclafani Start-7 Eflin Maybe-5
4/21 BAL at MIA Harvey Maybe-4 Rogers Start-8
4/21 HOU at COL Urquidy Maybe-5 Gomber Sit-1
4/21 MIN at OAK Pineda Maybe-5 Montas Sit-3
4/21 STL at WSN Martinez Sit-2 Scherzer Start-7
4/21 TEX at LAA Foltynewicz Sit-1 Canning Maybe-6
4/21 MIL at SDP Houser Sit-3 Lamet Maybe-4
4/21 CHW at CLE Cease Maybe-4 Civale Maybe-6
4/21 ATL at NYY Anderson Maybe-6 Kluber Sit-2
4/21 PIT at DET Keller Sit-2 Skubal Sit-1
4/21 ARI at CIN Widener Sit-1 Mahle Start-8
4/21 TOR at BOS Matz Maybe-6 Richards Sit-1
4/21 NYM at CHC Peterson Maybe-4 Arrieta Maybe-4
4/21 TBR at KCR Wacha Maybe-4 Minor Maybe-4


Thursday – 4/22
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/22 ARI at CIN Weaver Maybe-4 Hoffman Sit-3
4/22 PIT at DET Brubaker Sit-3 Urena Sit-2
4/22 NYY at CLE Montgomery Maybe-6 Allen Maybe-4
4/22 SEA at BOS Gonzales Sit-1 Pivetta Sit-1
4/22 NYM at CHC deGrom Start-10 Davies Sit-1
4/22 LAA at HOU Heaney Maybe-4 Greinke Maybe-5
4/22 MIA at SFG Alcantara Start-9 Sanchez Maybe-4
4/22 SDP at LAD Darvish Start-7 Buehler Start-7


Friday – 4/23
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/23 MIL at CHC Anderson Sit-2 Williams Sit-2
4/23 OAK at BAL Irvin Sit-1 Means Maybe-6
4/23 NYY at CLE Cole Start-10 McKenzie Maybe-4
4/23 KCR at DET Singer Maybe-4 Mize Maybe-6
4/23 WSN at NYM Strasburg Maybe-4 Lucchesi Sit-1
4/23 SEA at BOS Kikuchi Maybe-5 Perez Sit-3
4/23 TOR at TBR Ray Sit-2 Glasnow Start-9
4/23 ARI at ATL Bumgarner Sit-1 Smyly Maybe-4
4/23 PIT at MIN Cahill Sit-2 Shoemaker Sit-3
4/23 LAA at HOU Quintana Sit-3 Odorizzi Sit-1
4/23 TEX at CHW Dunning Maybe-5 Keuchel Maybe-4
4/23 CIN at STL Gray Maybe-5 Hyun Kim Sit-2
4/23 PHI at COL Moore Sit-1 Marquez Maybe-4
4/23 MIA at SFG Lopez Maybe-5 Wood Sit-3
4/23 SDP at LAD Snell Maybe-5 Kershaw Start-7


Saturday – 4/24
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/24 SEA at BOS Flexen Sit-2 Eovaldi Start-7
4/24 KCR at DET Duffy Maybe-4 Boyd Maybe-5
4/24 PIT at MIN Kuhl Sit-1 Happ Sit-2
4/24 CIN at STL Miley Maybe-4 Gant Maybe-4
4/24 MIL at CHC Peralta Start-7 Alzolay Maybe-4
4/24 WSN at NYM Lester Sit-1 Stroman Maybe-5
4/24 LAA at HOU Cobb Maybe-5 Javier Maybe-5
4/24 NYY at CLE German Sit-2 Bieber Start-9
4/24 TOR at TBR Ryu Start-8 Yarbrough Maybe-4
4/24 OAK at BAL Bassitt Sit-2 Lopez Sit-1
4/24 TEX at CHW Gibson Sit-2 Giolito Start-9
4/24 ARI at ATL Kelly Sit-1 Ynoa Maybe-6
4/24 PHI at COL Nola Start-7 Senzatela Sit-1
4/24 MIA at SFG Castano Sit-1 Gausman Maybe-6
4/24 SDP at LAD Musgrove Start-7 Bauer Start-8


Sunday – 4/25
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
4/25 OAK at BAL Luzardo Maybe-5 Kremer Sit-2
4/25 KCR at DET Keller Sit-2 Turnbull Sit-1
4/25 NYY at CLE Taillon Maybe-4 Plesac Maybe-5
4/25 TOR at TBR Pearson Sit-3 Fleming Sit-1
4/25 SEA at BOS Sheffield Sit-2 Rodriguez Start-8
4/25 WSN at NYM Ross Maybe-5 Walker Maybe-6
4/25 ARI at ATL Gallen Start-7 Fried Sit-3
4/25 PIT at MIN Anderson Sit-2 Maeda Start-9
4/25 TEX at CHW Arihara Sit-3 Rodon Start-8
4/25 LAA at HOU Bundy Start-7 McCullers Maybe-5
4/25 CIN at STL Castillo Maybe-5 Flaherty Maybe-6
4/25 MIL at CHC Woodruff Start-10 Hendricks Start-8
4/25 PHI at COL Anderson Sit-1 Gray Maybe-4
4/25 MIA at SFG Neidert Sit-1 TBD
4/25 SDP at LAD Paddack Sit-3 May 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.

One response to “Sit/Start Week 4: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 4/19-4/25”

  1. Ross says:

    This is the only regular article on pitcherlist that I have trouble viewing on my phone. I either rotate it or switch to desktop site. Not sure why it’s this one particular each week that isn’t optimized.

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