Welcome back to Sit/Start, where we go over all the starting pitcher matchups scheduled for the week ahead. I’ll go back to last year’s ranking system. There are three labels: To start up, Perhapsand Sit.
Departures are surefire starts for these particular pitchers. That’s not to say they’re incapable of making a bad outing, but I consider them more likely than not to make a good outing if they’re designated as To start up. However, the degree of confidence I have in a pitcher to have a solid exit is judged by their number in the level. For example, I am much more convinced than a Start-10 will make a good outing than a Start-7, although I expect both to work well. The same goes for the other levels. Perhaps are slightly riskier starts, but depending on your league size or roster requirements, it may be necessary to use them. A Start-10 is a pitcher who I believe will almost certainly have a solid outing: For example, a healthy Jacob deGrom at the Pittsburgh Pirates. A Sitting-1 is a launcher that under no circumstances should you consider starting.
There should be a few options available as the offense is down league wide. I wouldn’t expect it to last longer as the weather warms up. For now though, mid-range pitchers don’t come with as much risk as they will when summer rolls around.
For some chores, I’ll do my best to update them at least once after they go live, but there are a ton of schedule and rotation changes. I apologize in advance if anything is out of date in the table below.
Without further ado, let’s see how your rotation is going this week. Feel free to question my ranking in the comments, and let’s discuss it!
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