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Fantasy Baseball – Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

Josh Collacchi identifies the best and worst fantasy baseball pitching matchups of the week, two-start pitchers, and streaming options for Week 2.

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Each and every week, we will break down the pitching forecast for the upcoming week. Here, you’ll find starting pitchers with good matchups, bad matchups, those who will pitch twice in a week, and some picks for your streaming convenience.

Without further ado, this week’s Starting Pitcher Positional Forecast:

Two Starts

[Player, Team, (Opponents)]

Dan Haren, Los Angeles Dodgers (Detroit and Arizona)

C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels (Houston and New York Mets)

Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds (St. Louis and Tampa Bay)

Hiroki Kuroda, New York Yankees (Baltimore and Boston)

Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers (Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego)

Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (Miami and Atlanta)

Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays (Kansas City and Cincinnati)

Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds (St. Louis and Tampa Bay)

Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals (Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati)

John Lackey, Boston Red Sox (Texas and New York Yankees)

Ivan Nova, New York Yankees (Baltimore and Boston)

Bartolo Colon, New York Mets (Atlanta and Los Angeles Angels)

Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays (Houston and Baltimore)

Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants (Arizona and Colorado)

Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics (Minnesota and Seattle)

James Paxton, Seattle Mariners (Los Angeles Angels and Oakland)

Ubaldo Jimenez, Baltimore Orioles (New York Yankees and Toronto)

Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers (Philadelphia and Pittsburgh)

Aaron Harang, Atlanta Braves (New York Mets and Washington)

Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox (Colorado and Cleveland)

Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals (Tampa Bay and Minnesota)

Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians (San Diego and Chicago White Sox)

Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh Pirates (Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee)

Jarred Cosart, Houston Astros (Los Angeles Angels and Texas)

Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (Texas and New York Yankees)

Edwin Jackson, Chicago Cubs (Pittsburgh and St. Louis)

Kyle Kendrick, Philadelphia Phillies (Milwaukee and Miami)

Brett Oberholtzer, Houston Astros (Toronto and Texas)

Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks (San Francisco and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins (Washington and Philadelphia)

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians (San Diego and Chicago White Sox)

Kevin Correia, Minnesota Twins (Oakland and Kansas City)

Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres (Cleveland and Detroit)

Felipe Paulino, Chicago White Sox (Colorado and Cleveland)

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels (Houston and New York Mets)

Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers (San Diego)

Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (Miami)

Matt Moore, Tampa Bay Rays (Kansas City)

Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals (Chicago Cubs)

Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics (Minnesota and Seattle)

Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers (Philadelphia)

Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox (Colorado)

Jason Vargas, Kansas City Royals (Minnesota)

Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh Pirates (Chicago Cubs)

Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (New York Yankees)

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins (Philadelphia)

Zack McAllister, Cleveland Indians (San Diego)

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (Chicago)

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers (San Diego)

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals (Miami)

Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates (Chicago)

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins (Philadelphia)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Miami Marlins)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Dan Haren, Los Angeles Dodgers (Detroit and Arizona)

Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds (Tampa Bay)

John Lackey, Boston Red Sox (Texas and New York Yankees)

Ivan Nova, New York Yankees (Baltimore and Boston)

Bartolo Colon, New York Mets (Atlanta and Los Angeles Angels)

Mark Buehrle, Toronto Blue Jays (Baltimore)

Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants (Arizona and Colorado)

James Paxton, Seattle Mariners (Los Angeles Angels and Oakland)

Ubaldo Jimenez, Baltimore Orioles (New York Yankees and Toronto)

Aaron Harang, Atlanta Braves (Washington)

Jarred Cosart, Houston Astros (Texas)

Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (Texas)

Trevor Cahill, Arizona Diamondbacks (San Francisco and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins (Washington)

Kevin Correia, Minnesota Twins (Oakland)

Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres (Cleveland and Detroit)

Felipe Paulino, Chicago White Sox (Colorado and Cleveland)

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers (Detroit)

Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants (Arizona)

Streamers

[Player, Team, Opponent, (Probable Start Date)]

Bruce Chen, Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins (Friday April 11th)

Wandy Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (Wednesday April 9th)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins (Wednesday April 9th)

Joe Kelly, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs (Friday April 11th)

Stay tuned for this week’s relief pitcher forecast. Remember, find these forecasts each and every week first on XNSports.com

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