Sit/Start Week 4: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/10-8/16

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. 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 four. Spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Given the postponements, this weekend in St Louis, the rotations listed below for the Cardinals and Cubs are my best guess on how their rotations will be set next week. Feel free to question my designations in the comments and we’ll dive into it together.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 4 start from 8/10 – 8/16:

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
08/10 TBR vs BOS Yarbrough Maybe-4 Perez Sit-3
08/10 ARI vs COL Ray Sit-3 Gray Sit-3
08/10 CHW vs DET Keuchel Start-7 Fulmer Sit-2
08/10 SFG vs HOU Webb Sit-3 McCullers Jr. Start-7
08/10 OAK vs LAA Manaea Maybe-4 Teheran Sit-2
08/10 SDP vs LAD Richards Maybe-5 May Start-8
08/10 MIN vs MIL Dobnak Maybe-6 Burnes Maybe-5
08/10 WSH vs NYM Corbin Start-8 Matz Maybe-5
08/10 ATL vs PHI Newcomb Sit-3 Nola Start-8
08/10 PIT vs STL Williams Maybe-5 Flaherty Start-9
08/10 SEA vs TEX Dunn Sit-1 Gibson Start-7
TUESDAY – 8/11
08/11 TBR vs BOS Opener/Bullpen Sit-2 Opener/Bullpen Sit-2
08/11 KCR vs CIN Bubic Sit-3 Mahle Start-7
08/11 CHC vs CLE Hendricks Start-7 Clevinger Start-8
08/11 ARI vs COL Gallen Start-7 Freeland Maybe-4
08/11 CHW vs DET Gonzalez Sit-2 Alexander Sit-3
08/11 SFG vs HOU Anderson Sit-2 Bielak Maybe-5
08/11 OAK vs LAA Fiers Maybe-4 Bundy Start-8
08/11 SDP vs LAD Quantrill/Bullpen Sit-2 Stripling Start-7
08/11 MIN vs MIL Maeda Start-7 Houser Maybe-5
08/11 WSH vs NYM Scherzer Start-8 Porcello Sit-2
08/11 ATL vs NYY Toussaint Maybe-4 Happ Sit-2
08/11 BAL vs PHI Cobb Sit-3 Wheeler Start-7
08/11 PIT vs STL Brubaker Maybe-4 Hudson Maybe-5
08/11 SEA vs TEX Gonzales Sit-3 Minor Start-7
08/11 MIA vs TOR Hernandez Sit-3 Ryu Start-8
08/12 TBR vs BOS Snell Start-7 Weber Sit-2
08/12 KCR vs CIN Keller Maybe-5 Castillo Start-8
08/12 CHC vs CLE Darvish Start-8 Carrasco Start-9
08/12 ARI vs COL Weaver Sit-3 Senzatela Sit-3
08/12 CHW vs DET Cease Maybe-6 Boyd Maybe-4
08/12 SFG vs HOU Samardzija Sit-1 Greinke Start-8
08/12 OAK vs LAA Bassitt Maybe-6 Canning Start-7
08/12 SDP vs LAD Davies Sit-3 Urias Start-7
08/12 MIN vs MIL Smeltzer Sit-3 Lindblom Maybe-5
08/12 WSH vs NYM Sanchez Sit-3 Wacha Sit-2
08/12 ATL vs NYY Wright? Sit-2 Tanaka Start-7
08/12 BAL vs PHI Wojciechowski Sit-3 Eflin Maybe-6
08/12 PIT vs STL Kuhl Maybe-5 Kim Start-7
08/12 SEA vs TEX Walker Maybe-4 Lyles Maybe-6
08/12 MIA vs TOR Yamamoto Sit-3 Pearson Start-7
08/13 TBR vs BOS Glasnow Start-8 Godley Sit-3
08/13 MIL vs CHC Anderson Sit-2 Chatwood Maybe-5
08/13 PIT vs CIN Holland Sit-3 Bauer Start-9
08/13 STL vs DET Ponce de Leon Maybe-6 Nova Sit-3
08/13 STL vs DET Bullpen Sit-2 Bullpen Sit-1
08/13 SDP vs LAD Paddack Start-7 Kershaw Start-8
08/13 WSH vs NYM Voth Maybe-6 Peterson Maybe-5
08/13 BAL vs PHI LeBlanc Sit-2 Arrieta Sit-3
FRIDAY – 8/14
08/14 SDP vs ARI Lamet Maybe-6 Kelly Maybe-4
08/14 WSH vs BAL Stasburg Start-8 Milone Maybe-5
08/14 MIL vs CHC Woodruff Start-7 Lester Maybe-5
08/14 STL vs CHW Wainwright Sit-3 Detwiler/Bullpen? Sit-2
08/14 PIT vs CIN Musgrove Maybe-5 DeSclafani Maybe-6
08/14 TEX vs COL Allard Sit-1 Marquez Start-7
08/14 CLE vs DET Civale Start-8 Turnbull Maybe-6
08/14 SEA vs HOU Kikuchi Sit-3 Valdez Maybe-6
08/14 LAD vs LAA Buehler Start-8 Sandoval Sit-3
08/14 ATL vs MIA Wilson/Bullpen? Maybe-4 Lopez Maybe-6
08/14 KCR vs MIN Junis Sit-2 Odorizzi Start-7
08/14 BOS vs NYY Eovaldi Sit-3 Cole Start-8
08/14 NYM vs PHI deGrom Start-9 Velasquez Sit-2
08/14 OAK vs SFG Montas Start-8 Cueto Maybe-6
08/14 TBR vs TOR Morton Start-8 Roark Maybe-4
08/15 WSH vs BAL Corbin Start-8 Means Maybe-4
08/15 MIL vs CHC Burnes Maybe-6 Mills Maybe-4
08/15 STL vs CHW Flaherty Start-9 Giolito Start-8
08/15 PIT vs CIN Williams Maybe-4 S. Gray Start-9
08/15 TEX vs COL Lynn Start-7 J. Gray Maybe-4
08/15 CLE vs DET Plesac Start-8 Fulmer Sit-3
08/15 SEA vs HOU Margevicius Sit-1 Javier Start-7
08/15 LAD vs LAA May Start-7 Heaney Maybe-6
08/15 ATL vs MIA Fried Start-8 Alcantara Maybe-5
08/15 KCR vs MIN Duffy Sit-3 Berrios Start-8
08/15 BOS vs NYY Perez Sit-2 Paxton Sit-3
08/15 NYM vs PHI Matz Sit-3 Nola Start-9
08/15 OAK vs SFG Luzardo Start-8 Gausman Maybe-5
08/15 TBR vs TOR Yarbrough Maybe-6 Shoemaker Maybe-5
08/15 SDP vs ARI Richards Maybe-6 Bumgarner Sit-3
SUNDAY – 8/16
08/16 SDP vs ARI Opener/Bullpen Sit-3 Ray Sit-3
08/16 WSH vs BAL Scherzer Start-9 Cobb Maybe-4
08/16 MIL vs CHC Houser Start-7 Hendricks Start-8
08/16 STL vs CHW Hudson Sit-3 Keuchel Maybe-6
08/16 PIT vs CIN Brubaker Sit-3 Mahle Start-7
08/16 TEX vs COL Gibson Maybe-4 Freeland Sit-3
08/16 CLE vs DET Bieber Start-9 Alexander Maybe-4
08/16 SEA vs HOU Sheffield Sit-2 McCullers Jr. Start-7
08/16 LAD vs LAA Stripling Start-7 Teheran Sit-1
08/16 ATL vs MIA Newcomb Maybe-4 Smith Maybe-5
08/16 KCR vs MIN Singer Sit-3 Dobnak Start-7
08/16 BOS vs NYY Bullpen Sit-1 Montgomery Sit-3
08/16 NYM vs PHI Porcello Sit-2 Wheeler Start-7
08/16 OAK vs SFG Manaea Maybe-6 Webb Maybe-4
08/16 TBR vs TOR Bullpen Sit-3 Ryu Start-7


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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 4: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/10-8/16”

  1. Nick says:

    Very good article to read each week thanks for the content and guide. Having said that, how could Kwan Hyun Kim be considered a decent start this week? Has he been getting stretched out during their time off? I cant see this guy going from closer to a usable starter and give more than 4ips first time around.

  2. Derek says:

    Bauer’s start is supposedly being pushed back to Saturday.

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