Sit/Start Week 9: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/27 – 6/2

Lucas Zenobi scores every starting pitcher matchup for the week ahead.

Welcome back to Sit/Start, where we review all expected starting pitcher matchups for the week ahead. I will be carrying over the ranking system from last year. There are three labels: StartMaybe, and Sit.

Starts are surefire 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 than 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, a healthy and undeniable ace against a poor offensive team is going to be a Start-10. A Sit-1 is a pitcher who, under no circumstances, should you consider starting.

For some housekeeping, I will try my best to update these at least once after they go live, but there is a ton of schedule and rotation shuffling. I apologize ahead of time if something is not currently in the table below.

Without further ado, let’s see how your rotation is shaping up for this week. Feel free to question my rankings in the comments, and let’s discuss!


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.

5 responses to “Sit/Start Week 9: Reviewing All Starting Pitcher Matchups From 5/27 – 6/2”

  1. Mark says:

    Pfaadt is starting Tuesday 5/28

  2. Kevin says:

    It’s a bit difficult to take this article seriously each week when you get the matchups wrong. Imanaga has been slated for a 3/29 start since Friday.

  3. Jon says:

    Littell is fairly low in your rankings, yet you have him starting in Balt? He seems to get more love here than there.

  4. George Lindholm says:

    I’m assuming David Peterson is a SIT this week?

  5. Gil Viera says:

    Does PitcherList run analytics on the success rate of Start/Sit weekly article? For example, what percentage of against the team in the article (obviously there are some schedule changes) result in a QS? I would think there’s a sliding scale upwards (i.e. Sit-1 5%, Sit-2 10%, … Start 9 90%, Start-10 95%). Just curious.


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