Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Each and every week, we will break down the pitching forecast for the upcoming week. 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

[Player, Team, (Opponents)]

Jake Peavy, Boston Red Sox (Chicago White Sox and Baltimore)

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (Atlanta and Colorado)

Ervin Santana, Atlanta Braves (Philadelphia and New York Mets)

Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers (Cleveland and Los Angeles Angels)

Matt Garza, Milwaukee Brewers (St. Louis and Pittsburgh)

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals (Miami and St. Louis)

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals (Miami and St. Louis)

Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays (Baltimore and New York Yankees)

Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinnati and Milwaukee)

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees (Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay)

Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals (Atlanta and Washington)

Marco Estrada, Milwaukee Brewers (St. Louis and Pittsburgh)

Lance Lynn, St. Louis Cardinals (Atlanta and Washington)

Zach Wheeler, New York Mets (Arizona and Atlanta)

Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals (Houston and Minnesota)

Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants (Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego)

Brandon Morrow, Toronto Blue Jays (Minnesota and Cleveland)

Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays (Baltimore and New York Yankees)

Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks (New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers)

David Hale, Atlanta Braves (Philadelphia and New York Mets)

Juan Nicasio, Colorado Rockies (San Diego and Philadelphia)

Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers (San Francisco and Arizona)

Phil Hughes, Minnesota Twins (Toronto and Kansas City)

Wandy Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinnati and Milwaukee)

Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels (Oakland and Detroit)

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians (Detroit and Toronto)

Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore Orioles (Tampa Bay and Boston)

Robbie Erlin, San Diego Padres (Colorado and San Francisco)

Roberto Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies (Atlanta and Colorado)

Erik Johnson, Chicago White Sox (Boston and Texas)

Eric Stults, San Diego Padres (Colorado and San Francisco)

Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers (Seattle and Chicago White Sox)

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Ervin Santana, Atlanta Braves (Philadelphia and New York Mets)

Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals (Miami)

Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals (Miami)

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees (Chicago Cubs)

Yordano Ventura, Kansas City Royals (Houston and Minnesota)

Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants (San Diego)

Brandon Morrow, Toronto Blue Jays (Minnesota)

Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks (New York Mets)

David Hale, Atlanta Braves (Philadelphia)

Juan Nicasio, Colorado Rockies (San Diego and Philadelphia)

Colby Lewis, Texas Rangers (Seattle)

Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants (San Diego)

James Shields, Kansas City Royals (Minnesota)

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (Seattle)

Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics (Houston)

Tim Hudson, San Francisco Giants (San Diego)

Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics (Houston)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Jake Peavy, Boston Red Sox (Baltimore)

Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers (Cleveland and Los Angeles Angels)

Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays (Baltimore and New York Yankees)

Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinnati and Milwaukee)

Zach Wheeler, New York Mets (Arizona)

Jake Odorizzi, Tampa Bay Rays (Baltimore and New York Yankees)

Josh Beckett, Los Angeles Dodgers (Arizona)

Phil Hughes, Minnesota Twins (Toronto)

Wandy Rodriguez, Pittsburgh Pirates (Milwaukee)

Hector Santiago, Los Angeles Angels (Oakland and Detroit)

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians (Detroit)

Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore Orioles (Tampa Bay and Boston)

Streamers

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

Bruce Chen, Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros (Thursday April 17th)

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros (Wednesday April 16th)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins (Wednesday April 16th)

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins vs. Seattle Mariners (Saturday April 19th)

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