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Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

Josh Collacchi identifies pitchers making two starts, starters with good matchups, and starters with bad matchups in Week 9.

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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)

Aaron Harang ATL

vs. BOS (Jon Lester), @ MIA (Nate Eovaldi)

Alfredo Simon CIN

@ LAD (Zack Greinke), @ ARZ (Wade Miley)

Brandon Cumpton PIT

@ NYM (Jacob deGrom), @ LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu)

Brandon McCarthy ARZ

vs. SD (Tyson Ross), vs. CIN (Johnny Cueto)

Chase Whitley NYY

@ STL (Michael Wacha), vs. MIN (Phil Hughes)

Chris Tillman BAL

@ MIL (Kyle Lohse), @ HOU (Scott Feldman)

Chris Young SEA

vs. LAA (Tyler Skaggs), vs. DET (Max Scherzer)

Clay Buchholz BOS

@ ATL (Ervin Santana), vs. TB (Jake Odorizzi)

Cole Hamels PHI

vs. COL (Jorge de la Rosa), vs. NYM (Jon Niese)

Collin McHugh HOU

@ KC (Jeremy Guthrie), vs. BAL (Wei-Yin Chen)

Drew Hutchison TOR

vs. TB (Erik Bedard), vs. KC (Yordano Ventura)

Drew Smyly DET

@ OAK (Sonny Gray), @ SEA (Roenis Elias)

Edinson Volquez PIT

@ NYM (Jon Niese), @ LAD (Zack Greinke)

Erik Bedard TB

@ TOR (Drew Hutchison), @ BOS (Jon Lester)

Ervin Santana ATL

vs. BOS (Clay Buchholz), @ MIA (Anthony DeSclafani)

Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD

vs. CIN (Johnny Cueto), vs. PIT (Brandon Cumpton)

Jacob deGrom NYM

 vs. PIT (Brandon Cumpton), @ PHI (Kyle Kendrick)

Jeff Samardzija CHC

@ SF (Yusmeiro Petit), @ MIL (Kyle Lohse)

Jered Weaver LAA

@ SEA (Roenis Elias), @ OAK (Sonny Gray)

Jeremy Guthrie KC

vs. HOU (Collin McHugh), @ TOR (Mark Buehrle)

Jhoulys Chacin COL

@ PHI (Kyle Kendrick), @ CLE (Josh Tomlin)

Johnny Cueto CIN

@ LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu), @ ARZ (Brandon McCarthy)

Jon Lester BOS

@ ATL (Aaron Harang), vs. TB (Erik Bedard)

Jon Niese NYM

vs. PIT (Edinson Volquez), @ PHI (Cole Hamels)

Jose Quintana CWS

vs. CLE (Josh Tomlin), vs. SD (Tyson Ross)

Josh Tomlin CLE

@ CWS (Jose Quintana), vs. COL (Jhoulys Chacin)

Kevin Correia MIN

vs. TEX (Nick Tepesch), @ NYY (Masahiro Tanaka)

Kyle Kendrick PHI

vs. COL (Jhoulys Chacin), vs. NYM (Jacob deGrom)

Kyle Lohse MIL

vs. BAL (Chris Tillman), vs. CHC (Jeff Samardzija)

Lance Lynn STL

vs. NYY (David Phelps), vs. SF (Tim Hudson)

Mark Buehrle TOR

vs. TB (Alex Cobb), vs. KC (Jeremy Guthrie)

Max Scherzer DET

@ OAK (Tommy Milone), @ SEA (Chris Young)

Michael Wacha STL

vs. NYY (Chase Whitley), vs. SF (Yusmeiro Petit)

Nate Eovaldi MIA

@ WAS (Tanner Roark), vs. ATL (Aaron Harang)

Nick Tepesch TEX

@ MIN (Kevin Correia), @ WAS (Doug Fister)

Phil Hughes MIN

vs. TEX (Yu Darvish), @ NYY (Chase Whitley)

Roenis Elias SEA

vs. LAA (Jered Weaver), vs. DET (Drew Smyly)

Scott Feldman HOU

@ KC (Yordano Ventura), vs. BAL (Chris Tillman)

Sonny Gray OAK

vs. DET (Drew Smyly), vs. LAA (Jered Weaver)

Tanner Roark WAS

vs. MIA (Nate Eovaldi), vs. TEX (Yu Darvish)

Tim Hudson SF

vs. CHC (Jake Arrieta), @ STL (Lance Lynn)

Tommy Milone OAK

vs. DET (Max Scherzer), vs. LAA (Tyler Skaggs)

Tyler Skaggs LAA

@ SEA (Chris Young), @ OAK (Tommy Milone)

Tyson Ross SD

@ ARZ (Brandon McCarthy), @ CWS (Jose Quintana)

Wade Miley ARZ

vs. SD (Eric Stults), vs. CIN (Alfredo Simon)

Wei-Yin Chen BAL

@ MIL (Matt Garza), @ HOU (Collin McHugh)

Yordano Ventura KC

vs. HOU (Scott Feldman), @ TOR (Drew Hutchison)

Yu Darvish TEX

@ MIN (Phil Hughes), @ WAS (Tanner Roark)

Yusmeiro Petit SF

vs. CHC (Jeff Samardzija), @ STL (Michael Wacha)

Zack Greinke LAD

vs. CIN (Alfredo Simon), vs. PIT (Edinson Volquez)

Good Starts

C.J. Wilson LAA

@ SEA

Yordano Ventura KC

vs. HOU

Wily Peralta MIL

vs. CHC

Ubaldo Jimenez BAL

@ HOU

John Danks CWS

vs. SD

Bad Starts

Cole Hamels PHI

vs. COL

Scott Kazmir OAK

vs. DET

Travis Wood CHC

vs. MIL

Jaime Garcia STL

vs. SF

Colby Lewis TEX

@ WAS

Streamers

Zach Wheeler NYM 

@ PHI (Thursday, May 29)

Tim Lincecum SF

vs. CHC (Wednesday, May 28)

Ubaldo Jimenez BAL

vs. HOU (Thursday, May 29)

Jorge De La Rosa COL

@ PHI (Tuesday, May 27)

John Danks CWS

vs. SD (Friday, May 30)

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

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