Sit/Start Week 7: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/10-5/16

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.

This may be the highest average rank I’ve had for a week. Some of these hot starters are establishing themselves as forces to be reckoned with, and we have to begin to take some of them seriously. 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 – 5/10
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/10 CIN at PIT Hoffman Sit-2 Keller Sit-2
5/10 BOS at BAL Perez Maybe-4 Lopez Sit-1
5/10 LAA at HOU Cobb Maybe-6 Garcia Maybe-5
5/10 SDP at COL Weathers Maybe-4 Senzatela Sit-1
5/10 MIA at ARI Castano Sit-1 Weaver Sit-1
5/10 TEX at SFG Gibson Start-7 Sanchez Start-7


Tuesday – 5/11
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/11 TEX at SFG Lyles Sit-1 Wood Start-8
5/11 CHC at CLE Alzolay Maybe-6 Bieber Start-9
5/11 CIN at PIT Gray Start-8 Brubaker Maybe-4
5/11 PHI at WSN Anderson Sit-1 Fedde Sit-2
5/11 NYY at TBR Montgomery Maybe-4 Yarbrough Maybe-4
5/11 KCR at DET Singer Maybe-6 Mize Sit-3
5/11 OAK at BOS Bassitt Maybe-5 Eovaldi Maybe-6
5/11 BAL at NYM Means Start-8 Stroman Maybe-6
5/11 TOR at ATL Ray Maybe-4 Fried Maybe-5
5/11 STL at MIL Hyun Kim Maybe-5 Peralta Start-7
5/11 LAA at HOU Ohtani Maybe-6 McCullers Maybe-6
5/11 MIN at CHW Happ Sit-3 Cease Maybe-6
5/11 SDP at COL Darvish Start-7 Gray Maybe-4
5/11 MIA at ARI Lopez Start-7 Bumgarner Maybe-5
5/11 SEA at LAD Swanson Sit-1 Bauer Start-10


Wednesday – 5/12
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/12 BAL at NYM Harvey Sit-3 Walker Maybe-6
5/12 CIN at PIT Miley Maybe-5 Cahill Sit-2
5/12 CHC at CLE Davies Sit-1 McKenzie Sit-2
5/12 SDP at COL Snell Maybe-6 Gomber Sit-1
5/12 PHI at WSN Wheeler Start-8 Lester Sit-2
5/12 KCR at DET Duffy Start-7 Turnbull Maybe-4
5/12 NYY at TBR Cole Start-9 Fleming Sit-3
5/12 OAK at BOS Fiers Sit-1 Rodriguez Start-7
5/12 TOR at ATL Ryu Start-7 Smyly Sit-1
5/12 STL at MIL Gant Sit-3 Woodruff Start-8
5/12 LAA at HOU Heaney Maybe-5 Urquidy Maybe-5
5/12 MIN at CHW Pineda Maybe-6 Keuchel Maybe-4
5/12 MIA at ARI Rogers Start-7 Gallen Start-7
5/12 SEA at LAD Dunn Sit-1 Buehler Start-8


Thursday – 5/13
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/13 TOR at ATL Stripling Sit-1 Morton Maybe-6
5/13 PHI at WSN Eflin Maybe-6 Corbin Sit-1
5/13 KCR at DET Keller Sit-2 Skubal Sit-1
5/13 STL at MIL Flaherty Start-8 Burnes Start-9
5/13 MIN at CHW Shoemaker Sit-1 Rodon Start-7
5/13 SFG at PIT DeSclafani Start-7 Crowe Sit-1
5/13 NYY at TBR Taillon Maybe-4 Hill Sit-3
5/13 OAK at BOS Manaea Maybe-6 Richards Maybe-4
5/13 TEX at HOU Foltynewicz Sit-2 Javier Maybe-5
5/13 CIN at COL Castillo Maybe-5 Chi Gonzalez Sit-1
5/13 MIA at ARI Neidert Sit-1 Kelly Sit-2
5/13 CLE at SEA Plesac Maybe-5 Kikuchi Maybe-4


Friday – 5/14
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/14 KCR at CHW Lynch Sit-2 Lynn Start-9
5/14 SFG at PIT Gausman Start-7 Anderson Maybe-5
5/14 NYY at BAL Kluber Maybe-5 Kremer Sit-2
5/14 CHC at DET Williams Sit-2 Urena Maybe-4
5/14 NYM at TBR Lucchesi Sit-2 Glasnow Start-9
5/14 LAA at BOS Canning Sit-3 Pivetta Maybe-4
5/14 PHI at TOR Velasquez Sit-2 Matz Sit-3
5/14 KCR at CHW Junis Sit-3 Kopech Start-7
5/14 OAK at MIN Montas Maybe-4 Berrios Start-7
5/14 ATL at MIL Anderson Start-7 Houser Maybe-4
5/14 TEX at HOU Arihara Sit-1 Greinke Start-7
5/14 CIN at COL Mahle Maybe-6 Marquez Sit-1
5/14 WSN at ARI Scherzer Start-7 Widener Sit-2
5/14 CLE at SEA Civale Maybe-5 Flexen Maybe-4
5/14 STL at SDP Martinez Sit-3 Musgrove Start-8
5/14 MIA at LAD Alcantara Maybe-6 Urias Start-8


Saturday – 5/15
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/15 NYM at TBR deGrom Start-9 McClanahan Maybe-5
5/15 OAK at MIN Irvin Maybe-4 Maeda Maybe-6
5/15 CHC at DET Hendricks Maybe-6 Boyd Maybe-4
5/15 LAA at BOS Bundy Maybe-6 Perez Sit-3
5/15 SFG at PIT Cueto Maybe-4 Keller Sit-2
5/15 NYY at BAL German Maybe-5 Lopez Sit-1
5/15 TEX at HOU Dunning Maybe-5 Garcia Maybe-6
5/15 ATL at MIL Ynoa Maybe-6 Lauer Sit-1
5/15 KCR at CHW Minor Sit-2 Giolito Start-8
5/15 PHI at TOR Nola Start-9 Kay Sit-1
5/15 CIN at COL Hoffman Sit-1 Senzatela Sit-1
5/15 WSN at ARI Ross Sit-1 Weaver Sit-1
5/15 STL at SDP Wainwright Sit-2 Lamet Sit-3
5/15 CLE at SEA Hentges Sit-1 Newsome Sit-1
5/15 MIA at LAD Castano Sit-1 Kershaw Start-9


Sunday – 5/16
Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
5/16 NYY at BAL Montgomery Maybe-4 Means Start-7
5/16 SFG at PIT Sanchez Start-7 Brubaker Maybe-4
5/16 PHI at TOR Anderson Sit-1 Ray Maybe-4
5/16 CHC at DET Alzolay Start-7 Mize Sit-3
5/16 LAA at BOS Quintana Sit-2 Eovaldi Maybe-6
5/16 NYM at TBR Peterson Maybe-4 Yarbrough Maybe-4
5/16 TEX at HOU Gibson Maybe-6 McCullers Start-7
5/16 OAK at MIN Bassitt Maybe-5 Happ Sit-3
5/16 ATL at MIL Fried Maybe-5 Peralta Maybe-5
5/16 KCR at CHW Singer Maybe-5 Cease Start-7
5/16 CIN at COL Gray Maybe-6 Gray Maybe-4
5/16 CLE at SEA Bieber Start-10 Sheffield Sit-2
5/16 WSN at ARI Fedde Sit-1 Bumgarner Maybe-5
5/16 MIA at LAD Lopez Maybe-5 Bauer Start-10
5/16 STL at SDP Hyun Kim Maybe-4 Weathers Maybe-6


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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.

8 responses to “Sit/Start Week 7: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/10-5/16”

  1. Dan says:

    Hey, thanks for putting this out each week. Curious why you have Snell as high as a 6 in Colorado when he can’t throw strikes and he can’t pitch more than 5 innings? He’s hurting your ERA & WHIP & wins are up in the air. Is it just the potential for 7-8 Ks?

    • Dan says:

      Why bother having a comment section if they’re not getting answered?

      • Lucas Zenobi says:

        Sorry Dan. I definitely could be more on top of responding to comments consistently. I will be making a point to answer these better going forward.

  2. Brett Barberi's Ghost says:

    Hi. Much appreciation for these, each week. Do you mind elaborating on why C. Javier vs TEX only warrants a “Maybe-5”?

  3. Michael Allan says:

    Looks like Bauer is pitching against the Angels tonight so he won’t be going again on Tuesday.

  4. Jim says:

    What do you rank K Maeda for Tues @ CHW? I’m guessing a Sit-3. or Maybe-4? Thx

  5. Mr. Jacoby says:

    Can you rank the following for this week: Fried, Lopez, Means, Wheeler. I can start 2 of the 4 and am debating, especially now that Mahle now joins Fried and Lopez w/ 2-start weeks. My league is similar to Ottoneu and points are based on FIP components.

  6. Mr. Jacoby says:

    For clarity, Lopez is Pablo Lopez (MIA)

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