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Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

Josh Collacchi identifies fantasy baseball starting pitchers with two starts, good matchups, and bad matchups for Week 8.

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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 (Players in parentheses are the projected opposing pitcher. Be sure to double-check, as some teams’ pitching schedules change)

Adam Wainwright STL

vs. ARZ (Brandon McCarthy), @ CIN (Mike Leake)

AJ Burnett PHI

@ MIA (Anthony DeSclafani), vs. LAD (Josh Beckett)

Andre Rienzo CWS

@ KC (Yordano Ventura), vs. NYY (Masahiro Tanaka)

Anthony DeSclafani MIA

vs. PHI (AJ Burnett), vs. MIL (Yovani Gallardo)

Brandon McCarthy ARZ

@ STL (Adam Wainwright), @ NYM (Rafael Montero)

Colby Lewis TEX

vs. SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma), @ DET (Justin Verlander)

Corey Kluber CLE

vs. DET (Drew Smyly), @ BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez)

Dallas Keuchel HOU

@ LAA (Garrett Richards), @ SEA (Felix Hernandez)

Doug Fister WAS

vs. CIN (Johnny Cueto), @ PIT (Francisco Liriano)

Drew Pomeranz OAK

@ TB (Jake Odorizzi), @ TOR (JA Happ)

Drew Smyly DET

@ CLE (Corey Kluber), vs. TEX (Nick Martinez)

Francisco Liriano PIT

vs. BAL (Miguel Gonzalez), vs. WAS (Doug Fister)

Franklin Morales COL

vs. SF (Madison Bumgarner), @ ATL (Julio Teheran)

Garrett Richards LAA

vs. HOU (Dallas Keuchel), vs. KC (Jason Vargas)

Hisashi Iwakuma SEA

@ TEX (Colby Lewis), vs. HOU (Scott Feldman)

Ian Kennedy SD

vs. MIN (Kevin Correia), vs. CHC (Jason Hammel)

JA Happ TOR

@ BOS (Felix Doubront), vs. OAK (Drew Pomeranz)

Jake Odorizzi TB

vs. OAK (Drew Pomeranz), vs. BOS (Felix Doubront)

Jason Vargas KC

vs. CWS (Scott Carroll), @ LAA (Garrett Richards)

Josh Beckett LAD

@ NYM (Rafael Montero), @ PHI (AJ Burnett)

Julio Teheran ATL

vs. MIL (Yovani Gallardo), vs. COL (Franklin Morales)

Justin Verlander DET

@ CLE (Trevor Bauer), vs. TEX (Colby Lewis)

Madison Bumgarner SF

@ COL (Franklin Morales), vs. MIN (Ricky Nolasco)

Masahiro Tanaka NYY

@ CHC (Jason Hammel), @ CWS (Andre Rienzo)

Miguel Gonzalez BAL

@ PIT (Francisco Liriano), vs. CLE (Trevor Bauer)

Mike Leake CIN

@ WAS (Stephen Strasburg), vs. STL (Adam Wainwright)

Mike Minor ATL

vs. MIL (Wily Peralta), vs. COL (Juan Nicasio)

Rafael Montero NYM

vs. LAD (Josh Beckett), vs. ARZ (Brandon McCarthy)

Scott Carroll CWS

@ KC (Jason Vargas), vs. NYY (Vidal Nuno)

Scott Feldman HOU

@ LAA (Tyler Skaggs), @ SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma)

Stephen Strasburg WAS

vs. CIN (Mike Leake), @ PIT (Gerrit Cole)

Trevor Bauer CLE

vs. DET (Justin Verlander), @ BAL (Miguel Gonzalez)

Wily Peralta MIL

@ ATL (Mike Minor), @ MIA (Jacob Turner)

Yovani Gallardo MIL

@ ATL (Julio Teheran), @ MIA (Anthony DeSclafani)

Good Starts

Jered Weaver LAA

vs. HOU

Clayton Kershaw LAD

@ PHI

Lance Lynn STL

vs. ARZ

Sonny Gray OAK

@ TB

Garrett Richards LAA

vs. HOU, vs. KC

Bad Starts

Tim Hudson SF

@ COL

Mark Buehrle TOR

@ BOS

Mike Minor ATL

vs. MIL, vs. COL

Mike Leake CIN

@ WAS, vs. STL

Erik Bedard TB

vs. OAK

Streamers

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

Tyler Skaggs LAA

vs. HOU (Tuesday May 20th)

Tyson Ross SD

vs. MIN (Wednesday May 21st)

Tommy Milone OAK

@ TB (Wednesday May 21st)

Robbie Erlin SA

vs. CHC (Friday May 23rd)

Henderson Alvarez MIA

vs. PHI (Thursday May 22nd)

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

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