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)

Aaron Harang ATL

@ PIT (Francisco Liriano), @ CIN (Alfredo Simon)

Alfredo Simon CIN

@ STL (John Lackey), vs. ATL (Aaron Harang)

Allen Webster BOS

vs. LAA (Jered Weaver), vs. SEA (Roenis Elias)

Bartolo Colon NYM

vs. CHC (Kyle Hendricks), @ LAD (Kevin Correia)

Brandon Workman BOS

vs. LAA (C.J. Wilson), vs. SEA (Chris Young)

Brett Oberholtzer HOU

@ NYY (Chris Capuano), @ CLE (Trevor Bauer)

Bud Norris BAL

@ CWS (Chris Sale), @ CHC (Tsuyoshi Wada)

Chase Anderson ARZ

@ WAS (Stephen Strasburg), vs. SD (Ian Kennedy)

Chris Archer TB

vs. DET (Max Scherzer), @ TOR (Drew Hutchison)

Chris Capuano NYY

vs. HOU (Brett Oberholtzer), vs. CWS (Chris Sale)

Chris Sale CWS

vs. BAL (Bud Norris), @ NYY (Chris Capuano)

C.J. Wilson LAA

@ BOS (Brandon Workman), @ OAK (Sonny Gray)

Ervin Santana ATL

@ PIT (Vance Worley), @ CIN (Mike Leake)

Ian Kennedy SD

@ LAD (Kevin Correia), @ ARZ (Chase Anderson)

Jason Vargas KC

@ MIN (Trevor May), @ TEX (Nick Tepesch)

Jered Weaver LAA

@ BOS (Allen Webster), @ OAK (Jon Lester)

Jerome Williams PHI

vs. SEA (Roenis Elias), vs. STL (Justin Masterson)

Jordan Zimmermann WAS

vs. ARZ (Vidal Nuno), vs. SF (Tim Lincecum)

Justin Masterson STL

vs. CIN (Mike Leake), @ PHI (Jerome Williams)

Kevin Correia LAD

vs. SD (Ian Kennedy), vs. NYM (Bartolo Colon)

Kyle Gibson MIN

vs. CLE (Trevor Bauer), vs. DET (Max Scherzer)

Kyle Hendricks CHC

@ NYM (Bartolo Colon), vs. BAL (Kevin Gausman)

Max Scherzer DET

@ TB (Chris Archer), @ MIN (Kyle Gibson)

Mike Fiers MIL

vs. TOR (J.A. Happ), vs. PIT (Vance Worley)

Mike Leake CIN

@ STL (Justin Masterson), vs. ATL (Ervin Santana)

Roenis Elias SEA

@ PHI (Jerome Williams), @ BOS (Allen Webster)

Ryan Vogelsong SF

@ CHC (Tsuyoshi Wada), @ WAS (Stephen Strasburg)

Stephen Strasburg WAS

vs. ARZ (Chase Anderson), vs. SF (Ryan Vogelsong)

Trevor Bauer CLE

@ MIN (Kyle Gibson), vs. HOU (Brett Oberholtzer)

Trevor May MIN

vs. KC (Jason Vargas), vs. DET (TBA)

Tsuyoshi Wada CHC

vs. SF (Ryan Vogelsong), vs. BAL (Bud Norris)

Vance Worley PIT

vs. ATL (Ervin Santana), @ MIL (Mike Fiers)

Vidal Nuno ARZ

@ WAS (Jordan Zimmermann), vs. SD (Odrisamer Despaigne)

Good Starts

Shelby Miller STL


Danny Salazar CLE

vs. HOU

Justin Masterson STL


Chase Anderson ARZ

vs. SD

Kevin Gausman BAL


Bad Starts

Bartolo Colon NYM


Phil Hughes MIN

vs. CLE

Ian Kennedy SD


Tom Koehler MIA


Scott Feldman HOU

vs. OAK


Justin Masterson STL


Kevin Gausman BAL


Carlos Carrasco CLE

vs. HOU

Chase Anderson ARZ

vs. SD

Jimmy Nelson MIL

@ SD

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

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Josh Collacchi
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