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Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

Josh Collacchi

In addition to writing here at XNSports, my fantasy content can be seen at Pro Football Focus Fantasy, eDraft, and Project Roto. Member of the FSWA and the FWAA and can be reached on Twitter @JoshCollacchi





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. TB (Jake Odorizzi), @ CHC (Kyle Hendricks)

Bruce Chen KC

@ CWS (Scott Carroll), vs. CLE (Justin Masterson)

Bud Norris BAL

@ LAA (Matt Shoemaker), @ SEA (Roenis Elias)

Chase Whitley NYY

vs. TEX (Nick Martinez), vs. TOR (J.A. Happ)

Chris Sale CWS

vs. KC (Jeremy Guthrie), @ MIN (Kris Johnson)

Cliff Lee PHI

 vs. SF (Ryan Vogelsong), vs. ARZ (Josh Collmenter)

Doug Fister WAS

@ COL (Franklin Morales), @ CIN (Mat Latos)

Drew Hutchison TOR

vs. BOS (John Lackey), @ NYY (Shane Greene)

Edinson Volquez PIT

vs. LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu), @ COL (Franklin Morales)

Eric Stults SD

@ CHC (Kyle Hendricks), @ ATL (Mike Minor)

Franklin Morales COL

vs. WAS (Doug Fister), vs. PIT (Edinson Volquez)

Hector Santiago LAA

vs. BAL (Miguel Gonzalez), vs. DET (Rick Porcello)

Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD

@ PIT (Edinson Volquez), @ SF (Matt Cain)

J.A. Happ TOR

vs. BOS (Jake Peavy), @ NYY (Chase Whitley)

Jacob deGrom NYM

@ SEA (Taijuan Walker), @ MIL (Jimmy Nelson)

Jacob Turner MIA

@ ATL (Mike Minor), @ HOU (Collin McHugh)

Jake Odorizzi TB

@ STL (Adam Wainwright), vs. BOS (Jake Peavy)

Jake Peavy BOS

@ TOR (J.A. Happ), @ TB (Jake Odorizzi)

Jeremy Guthrie KC

@ CWS (Chris Sale), vs. CLE (Josh Tomlin)

Jimmy Nelson MIL

vs. CIN (Homer Bailey), vs. NYM (Jacob deGrom)

John Lackey BOS

@ TOR (Drew Hutchison), @ TB (Chris Archer)

Jon Niese NYM

@ SEA (Roenis Elias), @ MIL (Wily Peralta)

Julio Teheran ATL

vs. MIA (Tom Koehler), vs. SD (Jesse Hahn)

Justin Verlander DET

@ ARZ (Vidal Nuno), @ LAA (Matt Shoemaker)

Kris Johnson MIN

vs. CLE (TJ House), vs. CWS (Chris Sale)

Kyle Hendricks CHC

vs. SD (Eric Stults), vs. STL (Adam Wainwright)

Mat Latos CIN

@ MIL (Wily Peralta), vs. WAS (Doug Fister)

Matt Cain SF

@ PHI (Roberto Hernandez), vs. LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu)

Matt Shoemaker LAA

vs. BAL (Bud Norris), vs. DET (Justin Verlander)

Miguel Gonzalez BAL

@ LAA (Hector Santiago), @ SEA (Taijuan Walker)

Mike Minor ATL

vs. MIA (Jacob Turner), vs. SD (Eric Stults)

Miles Mikolas TEX

@ NYY (Shane Greene), vs. OAK (Sonny Gray)

Nick Martinez TEX

@ NYY (Chase Whitley), vs. OAK (Scott Kazmir)

Rick Porcello DET

@ ARZ (Chase Anderson), @ LAA (Hector Santiago)

Roberto Hernandez PHI

vs. SF (Matt Cain), vs. ARZ (Vidal Nuno)

Roenis Elias SEA

vs. NYM (Jon Niese), vs. BAL (Bud Norris)

Ryan Vogelsong SF

@ PHI (Cliff Lee), vs. LAD (Clayton Kershaw)

Scott Carroll CWS

vs. KC (Bruce Chen), @ MIN (Yohan Pino)

Scott Kazmir OAK

vs. HOU (Brett Oberholtzer), @ TEX (Nick Martinez)

Shane Greene NYY

vs. TEX (Miles Mikolas), vs. TOR (Drew Hutchison)

Taijuan Walker SEA

vs. NYM (Jacob deGrom), vs. BAL (Miguel Gonzalez)

Tom Koehler MIA

@ ATL (Julio Teheran), @ HOU (Jarred Cosart)

Vidal Nuno ARZ

vs. DET (Justin Verlander), @ PHI (Roberto Hernandez)

Wily Peralta MIL

vs. CIN (Mat Latos), vs. NYM (Jon Niese)

Yohan Pino MIN

vs. CLE (Danny Salazar), vs. CWS (Scott Carroll)

Good Starts

Julio Teheran ATL

vs. SD

Corey Kluber CLE

@ KC

Wade Miley ARZ

@ PHI

Jeff Samardzija OAK

vs. HOU

Mike Minor ATL

vs. SD

Bad Starts

Stephen Strasburg WSH

@ COL

Garrett Richards LAA

vs. DET

Justin Verlander DET

vs. LAA

Charlie Morton PIT

@ COL

Jake Peavy BOS

@ TOR

Streamers

Wade Miley ARZ

@ PHI

Mike Minor ATL

vs. SD

Wily Peralta MIL

vs. CIN, vs. NYM

Odrisamer Despaigne SD

@ ATL

Travis Wood CHC

vs. SD

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