Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast – Week 6

Henderson Alvarez
Howard Smith USA TODAY Sports

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 (suggested starts in bold, suggested sits in strikethrough)

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals

@ SD 

@ SEA

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals

vs. LAD

@ OAK

Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals

@ ATL

@ PIT

Samuel Deduno, Minnesota Twins

@ CLE

@ DET

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins

vs. NYM

@ SD

Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels

vs. NYY

@ TOR

Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals

@ SD

@ SEA

Jeff Samardzija, Chicago Cubs

vs. CHW

@ ATL

Eric Stults, San Diego Padres

vs. KC

vs. MIA

Juan Nicasio, Colorado Rockies

vs. TEX

@ CIN

Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

vs. HOU

vs. MIN

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

@ WAS

vs. SF

Kyle Kendrick, Philadelphia Phillies

vs. TOR

@ NYM

Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics

vs. SEA

vs. WAS

Nate Eovaldi, Miami Marlins

vs. NYM

@ SD

Aaron Harang, Atlanta Braves

vs. STL

vs. CHC

Kyle Gibson, Minnesota Twins

@ CLE

@ DET

Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles

@ TB

vs. HOU

Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays

vs. BAL

vs. CLE

Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres

vs. KC

vs. MIA

Brett Oberholtzer, Houston Astros

@ DET

@ BAL

J.A. Happ, Toronto Blue Jays

@ PHI

vs. LAA

Jonathon Niese, New York Mets

@ MIA

vs. PHI

Jesse Chavez, Oakland Athletics

vs. SEA

vs. WAS

Robbie Ross, Texas Rangers

@ COL

vs. BOS

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians

vs. MIN

@ TB

Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants 

@ PIT

@ LAD

*Note: Matt Cain was added to disabled list*

Jordan Lyles, Colorado Rockies

vs. TEX

@ CIN

Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies

vs. TOR

@ NYM

Chris Young, Seattle Mariners

@ OAK

vs. KC

Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers

@ WAS

vs. SF

Roenis Elias, Seattle Mariners

@ OAK

vs. KC

Matt Garza, Milwaukee Brewers

vs. ARI

vs. NYY

Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox

@ CHC

vs. ARI

David Phelps, New York Yankees

@ LAA

@ MIL

Martin Perez, Texas Rangers

@ COL

vs. BOS

Edwin Jackson, Chicago Cubs

vs. CHW

@ ATL

Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants

@ PIT

@ LAD

Jarred Cosart, Houston Astros

@ DET

@ BAL

Homer Bailey, Cincinnati Reds

@ BOS

vs. COL

Mike Bolsinger, Arizona Diamondbacks

@ MIL

@ CHW

Good Starts

James Shields, Kansas City Royals AT San Diego Padres

Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs

Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs

Nate Eovaldi, Miami Marlins AT San Diego Padres

Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets

Bad Starts

Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants AT Los Angeles Dodgers

Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds AT Boston Red Sox

Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks AT Milwaukee Brewers

Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Cleveland Indians

Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants AT Los Angeles Dodgers

Streamers

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

Drew Hutchison, Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies (Tuesday May 6th)

Jose Quintana, Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs (Monday May 5th)

Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore Orioles vs. Houston Astros (Friday May 9th)

Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets (Wednesday May 8th)

Jeff Locke, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants (Monday May 5th)

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

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