Sit/Start Week 7: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 8/31-9/6

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, Mike Fiers against the Rockies in Colorado would have this designation: Sit-1.

There are a few TBD listed below. Once these spots are determined, I’ll update the sheet. Spots in the rotation where a potential opener may be used will be listed as Opener/potential long man. Several postponements this week have lead to double-headers next week. This creates a challenge when determining probable starters. That could create opportunities for pitchers on the taxi squads, so stay up to date on the news as it breaks. Let’s dive in and as always, please feel free to question my designations in the comments.

Here’s the massive table containing every Week 7 start from 8/31 – 9/6:

Date Game Away Pitcher Sit / Start Home Pitcher Sit / Start
08/31 MIA vs NYM TBD Payano Sit-3
08/31 ATL vs BOS Fried Start-7 Godley Sit-2
08/31 STL vs CIN Hudson Maybe-4 DeSclafani Maybe-5
08/31 SDP vs COL Quantrill/Bullpen Sit-1 Marquez Maybe-4
08/31 CLE vs KCR Bieber Start-10 Keller Maybe-5
08/31 SEA vs LAA Gonzales Maybe-5 Teheran Sit-3
08/31 PIT vs MIL Williams Sit-3 Bullpen/Peralta Maybe-5
08/31 CHW vs MIN Giolito Start-8 Maeda Start-9
08/31 TBR vs NYY Glasnow Start-7 Cole Start-9
08/31 WSH vs PHI Fedde Sit-1 Howard Sit-3
08/31 BAL vs TOR Wojciechowski Sit-3 C. Anderson Sit-3
09/01 NYM vs BAL deGrom Start-10 TBD
09/01 ATL vs BOS I. Anderson Maybe-4 Hart Sit-2
09/01 STL vs CIN Kim Maybe-4 S. Gray Start-9
09/01 SFG vs COL Gausman Sit-3 J. Gray Sit-2
09/01 TEX vs HOU Lyles Sit-2 Javier Start-7
09/01 CLE vs KCR Clevinger Start-9 Junis Maybe-5
09/01 ARI vs LAD Ray Sit-3 Urias Start-7
09/01 TOR vs MIA Merryweather Maybe-6 Hernandez Start-7
09/01 DET vs MIL Turnbull Maybe-5 Houser Start-7
09/01 CHW vs MIN Keuchel Maybe-5 Berrios Start-7
09/01 TBR vs NYY Richards Sit-3 Tanaka Start-7
09/01 WSH vs PHI Corbin Start-7 Nola Start-8
09/01 CHC vs PIT Lester Start-7 Kuhl Maybe-6
09/01 OAK vs SEA Manaea Start-7 Kikuchi Start-7
09/02 NYM vs BAL Wacha Sit-2 Means Maybe-4
09/02 ATL vs BOS Erlin Sit-2 Perez Sit-3
09/02 STL vs CIN Ponce de Leon Sit-3 Mahle Start-7
09/02 SFG vs COL Webb Sit-2 Freeland Sit-3
09/02 TEX vs HOU Allard Sit-2 Bielak Sit-3
09/02 CLE vs KCR McKenzie Start-7 Duffy Maybe-6
09/02 SDP vs LAA Lamet Start-8 Heaney Start-7
09/02 ARI vs LAD Gallen Start-8 Kershaw Start-9
09/02 TOR vs MIA Ryu Start-8 C. Smith? Maybe-4
09/02 DET vs MIL Fulmer Sit-3 Lindblom Maybe-6
09/02 CHW vs MIN Lopez Sit-2 Pineda? Sit-3
09/02 TBR vs NYY Yarbrough Sit-3 Montgomery Maybe-6
09/02 WSH vs PHI Scherzer Start-9 Wheeler Start-7
09/02 CHC vs PIT Hendricks Start-8 Holland Sit-2
09/02 OAK vs SEA Fiers Sit-3 Newsome Sit-2
09/03 TOR vs BOS Walker Sit-3 Mazza Sit-1
09/03 TEX vs HOU Minor Maybe-5 McCullers Jr. Start-7
09/03 CHW vs KCR Cease Maybe-5 Singer Sit-3
09/03 SDP vs LAA Richards Maybe-4 Canning Maybe-5
09/03 ARI vs LAD Weaver Sit-3 May Start-7
09/03 NYY vs NYM Happ Sit-3 Peterson Sit-2
09/03 WSH vs PHI A. Sanchez Sit-2 Eflin Maybe-4
09/03 CHC vs PIT Darvish Start-10 Brubaker Sit-3
09/03 OAK vs SEA Bassitt Maybe-5 Margevicius Sit-2
                                                          FRIDAY – 9/4
09/04 WSH vs ATL Voth Sit-3 Tomlin Sit-3
09/04 WSH vs ATL TBD TBD
09/04 NYY vs BAL Green/Bullpen Sit-2 Cobb Sit-3
09/04 NYY vs BAL Loisiga? Sit-3 Milone Sit-2
09/04 TOR vs BOS Roark Sit-3 Eovaldi Maybe-5
09/04 STL vs CHC Flaherty Start-8 Mills Maybe-5
09/04 MIL vs CLE Burnes Start-8 Carrasco Start-7
09/04 CHW vs KCR Gonzalez Sit-3 Bubic Sit-3
09/04 HOU vs LAA Greinke Start-8 Bundy Start-7
09/04 COL vs LAD Senzatela Sit-3 Stripling
09/04 DET vs MIN Boyd Maybe-6 Dobnak Start-7
09/04 PHI vs NYM Arrieta Maybe-4 Porcello Sit-3
09/04 SDP vs OAK Davies Maybe-5 Montas Start-7
09/04 CIN vs PIT TBD Brault Sit-3
09/04 CIN vs PIT Bauer Start-9 TBD
09/04 TEX vs SEA Lynn Start-9 Sheffield Start-7
09/04 ARI vs SFG Clarke Sit-2 T. Anderson Sit-3
09/04 MIA vs TBR Sanchez Start-7 Morton? Start-7
                                                        SATURDAY – 9/5
09/05 WSH vs ATL Fedde Sit-1 Fried Start-8
09/05 NYY vs BAL Cole Start-9 Wojciechowski Sit-2
09/05 TOR vs BOS C. Anderson Sit-3 Godley Sit-2
09/05 MIL vs CLE B. Anderson Maybe-5 Civale Start-8
09/05 LAA vs HOU Teheran Sit-2 TBD
09/05 LAA vs HOU Andriese/Bullpen Sit-1 Valdez Start-7
09/05 CHW vs KCR Giolito Start-9 Keller Maybe-6
09/05 COL vs LAD Castellani Sit-3 Gonsolin Start-7
09/05 DET vs MIN Mize Maybe-5 Hill Start-8
09/05 PHI vs NYM Nola Start-8 Lugo Maybe-5
09/05 SDP vs OAK Morejon Sit-3 Luzardo Start-7
09/05 CIN vs PIT Castillo Start-9 Williams Maybe-5
09/05 TEX vs SEA Gibson Maybe-4 Dunn Maybe-4
09/05 ARI vs SFG Young Maybe-5 Cahill Maybe-4
09/05 CHC vs STL Chatwood Maybe-4 Hudson Maybe-6
09/05 CHC vs STL Quintana Maybe-5 Wainright Maybe-5
09/05 MIA vs TBR Lopez Maybe-6 Snell Start-9
                                                            SUNDAY – 9/6
09/06 WSH vs ATL Corbin Start-7 I. Anderson Maybe-5
09/06 NYY vs BAL Tanaka Start-7 TBD
09/06 TOR vs BOS Merryweather Sit-3 Hart Sit-1
09/06 STL vs CHC Kim Maybe-4 Lester Maybe-6
09/06 MIL vs CLE Woodruff Start-8 Bieber Start-9
09/06 CHW vs KCR Keuchel Start-7 Junis Maybe-4
09/06 HOU vs LAA Javier Start-7 TBD
09/06 COL vs LAD Marquez Start-8 Urias Start-7
09/06 DET vs MIN Skubal Sit-3 Maeda Start-9
09/06 PHI vs NYM Nola Start-8 deGrom Start-9
09/06 SDP vs OAK Paddack Start-7 Manaea Maybe-5
09/06 CIN vs PIT DeSclafani Start-7 Kuhl Start-7
09/06 TEX vs SEA Lyles Sit-2 Gonzales Start-7
09/06 ARI vs SFG Ray Sit-3 Cueto Maybe-6
09/06 MIA vs TBR Alcantara Maybe-5 Glasnow Start-9





































































































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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.

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