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Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

XN Sports looks at starting pitchers with good matchups, bad matchups, those who will pitch twice in a week, and some picks for your streaming convenience.

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Each and every week, we will break down the pitching forecast for the upcoming seven days. 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)]

CC Sabathia, New York Yankees (Seattle and Tampa Bay)

Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers (Minnesota and Miami)

Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers (St. Louis and Cincinnati)

Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers (Chicago White Sox and Kansas City)

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants (San Diego and Atlanta)

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (Oakland and Los Angeles Angels)

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics (Texas and Boston)

Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds (Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee)

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins (Atlanta and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves (Miami and San Francisco)

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

Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers (St. Louis and Cincinnati)

John Lackey, Boston Red Sox (Tampa Bay and Oakland)

Justin Masterson, Cleveland Indians (Los Angeles and Chicago White Sox)

Justin Vargas, Kansas City Royals (Toronto and Detroit)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee)

Wade Miley, Arizona Diamondbacks (Colorado and San Diego)

Tyson Ross, San Diego Padres (San Francisco and Arizona)

Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels (Cleveland and Texas)

Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox (Detroit and Cleveland)

Jonathon Niese, New York Mets (Philadelphia and Colorado)

Tyler Chatwood, Colorado Rockies (Arizona and New York Mets)

Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays (Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees)

Franklin Morales, Colorado Rockies (Arizona and New York Mets)

Chris Young, Seattle Mariners (New York Yankees and Houston)

Erik Bedard, Tampa Bay Rays (Boston and New York Yankees)

Mike Pelfrey, Minnesota Twins (Los Angeles Dodgers and Baltimore)

Dustin McGowan, Toronto Blue Jays (Kansas City and Pittsburgh)

Andre Rienzo, Chicago White Sox (Tampa Bay and Cleveland)

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

C.C. Sabathia, New York Yankees (Seattle)

Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers (Minnesota and Miami)

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants (San Diego)

Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds (Chicago Cubs)

Michael Wacha, St. Louis Cardinals (Chicago Cubs)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds (Chicago Cubs)

Jonathon Niese, New York Mets (Philadelphia)

Chris Young, Seattle Mariners (Houston)

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (Chicago Cubs)

Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants (San Diego Padres)

Gio Gonzalez, Washington Nationals (Houston Astros)

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals (Houston Astros)

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals (Philadelphia Phillies)

Mike Minor, Atlanta Braves (Miami Marlins)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics (Texas and Boston)

Kyle Lohse, Milwaukee Brewers (St. Louis and Cincinnati)

Tyler Skaggs, Los Angeles Angels (Cleveland and Texas)

Erik Bedard, Tampa Bay Rays (Boston and New York Yankees)

Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics (Texas)

Martin Perez, Texas Rangers (Oakland)

Zack Wheeler, New York Mets (Colorado)

Jenrry Meija, New York Mets (Colorado)

Robbie Ross, Texas Rangers (Oakland)

Streamers

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

Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Minnesota Twins (Thursday May 1st)

Alfredo Simon, Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (Monday April 28th)

Jonathon Niese, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Tuesday April 29th)

Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins (Saturday May 3rd)

Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets (Friday May 2nd)

Stay tuned for next week’s edition of the starting pitcher forecast.

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