Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

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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)

A.J. Burnett PHI

@ MIA (Henderson Alvarez), @ PIT (Jeff Locke)

Alex Wood ATL

vs. NYM (Zack Wheeler), vs. ARZ (Wade Miley)

Anibal Sanchez DET

vs. OAK (Scott Kazmir), vs. TB (Chris Archer)

Brad Mills OAK

@ DET (Rick Porcello), vs. TOR (Drew Hutchison)

Chris Archer TB

@ NYY (David Phelps), @ DET (Anibal Sanchez)

Christian Friedrich COL

@ WAS (Stephen Strasburg), vs. LAD (Josh Beckett)

Collin McHugh HOU

vs. SEA (Taijuan Walker), @ LAA (Garrett Richards)

Corey Kluber CLE

@ LAD (Dan Haren), vs. KC (Danny Duffy)

Dan Haren LAD

vs. CLE (Corey Kluber), @ COL (Yohan Flande)

Danny Duffy KC

@ MIN (Yohan Pino), @ CLE (Corey Kluber)

David Phelps NYY

vs. TB (Chris Archer), @ MIN (Yohan Pino)

David Price TB

@ NYY (Hiroki Kuroda), @ DET (Rick Porcello)

Drew Hutchison TOR

vs. MIL (Marco Estrada), @ OAK (Brad Mills)

Garrett Richards LAA @ CWS (Hector Noesi), vs. HOU (Collin McHugh)

Hector Noesi CWS

vs. LAA (Garrett Richards), vs. SEA (Taijuan Walker)

Henderson Alvarez MIA

vs. PHI (A.J. Burnett), @ STL (Marco Gonzales)

Hiroki Kuroda NYY

vs. TB (David Price), @ MIN (Ricky Nolasco)

Jake Arrieta CHC

@ BOS (Jake Peavy), @ WAS (Jordan Zimmermann)

Jake Peavy BOS

vs. CHC (Jake Arrieta), vs. BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez)

Jarred Cosart HOU

vs. SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma), @ LAA (Jered Weaver)

Jeff Locke PIT

vs. ARZ (Wade Miley), vs. PHI (A.J. Burnett)

Jered Weaver LAA

@ CWS (Scott Carroll), vs. HOU (Jarred Cosart)

Jesse Hahn SD

vs. CIN (Mat Latos), vs. SF (Tim Lincecum)

Joe Saunders TEX

@ BAL (T.J. McFarland), @ NYM (Zack Wheeler)

Jordan Zimmermann WAS

vs. COL (Yohan Flande), vs. CHC (Jake Arrieta)

Josh Beckett LAD

vs. CLE (Justin Masterson), @ COL (Christian Friedrich)

Marco Gonzales STL

@ SF (Tim Lincecum), vs. MIA (Henderson Alvarez)

Mat Latos CIN

@ SD (Jesse Hahn), vs. MIL (Yovani Gallardo)

Nick Tepesch TEX

@ BAL (Ubaldo Jimenez), @ NYM (Bartolo Colon)

Rick Porcello DET

vs. OAK (Brad Mills), vs. TB (David Price)

Ricky Nolasco MIN

vs. KC (James Shields), vs. NYY (Hiroki Kuroda)

Scott Kazmir OAK

@ DET (Anibal Sanchez), vs. TOR (Mark Buehrle)

Taijuan Walker SEA

@ HOU (Collin McHugh), @ CWS (Hector Noesi)

Tim Lincecum SF

vs. STL (Marco Gonzales), @ SD (Jesse Hahn)

Ubaldo Jimenez BAL

vs. TEX (Nick Tepesch), @ BOS (Jake Peavy)

Wade Miley ARZ

@ PIT (Jeff Locke), @ ATL (Alex Wood)

Yohan Flande COL

@ WAS (Jordan Zimmermann), vs. LAD (Dan Haren)

Yohan Pino MIN

vs. KC (Danny Duffy), vs. NYY (David Phelps)

Zack Wheeler NYM

@ ATL (Alex Wood), vs. TEX (Joe Saunders)

Good Starts

Johnny Cueto CIN

@ SD

Mike Leake CIN

@ SD

Jered Weaver LAA

vs. HOU

Henderson Alvarez MIA

vs. PHI

Garrett Richards LAA

vs. HOU

Bad Starts

Justin Verlander DET

vs. OAK

Corey Kluber CLE


Mark Buehrle TOR


Roenis Elias SEA


Zack Greinke LAD



Henderson Alvarez MIA

vs. PHI (July 1)

Jason Vargas KC

@ MIN (July 2)

Tim Lincecum SF

@ SD (July 6)

Mike Leake CIN

@ SD (July 1)

Taijuan Walker SEA

@ HOU (June 30)

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

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