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

[Player, Team, (Opponents)]

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona)

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (New York Mets and Pittsburgh)

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (Houston and Texas)

Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers (Chicago White Sox and Minnesota)

Anibal Sanchez, Detroit Tigers (Chicago White Sox and Minnesota)

James Shields, Kansas City Royals (Cleveland and Baltimore)

Jon Lester, Boston Red Sox (New York Yankees and Toronto)

David Price, Tampa Bay Rays (Minnesota and Chicago White Sox)

Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds (Pittsburgh and Atlanta)

Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres (Milwaukee and Washington)

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox (Detroit and Tampa Bay)

Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves (Miami and Cincinnati)

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (Oakland and Seattle)

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins (Atlanta and New York Mets)

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers (Philadelphia and Colorado)

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees (Boston and Los Angeles Angels)

Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinnati and St. Louis)

Dan Straily, Oakland Athletics (Texas and Houston)

Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox (Baltimore and Toronto)

R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays (Baltimore and Boston)

A.J. Burnett, Philadelphia Phillies (Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona)

Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians (Kansas City and San Francisco)

Scott Feldman, Houston Astros (Seattle and Oakland)

Dillon Gee, New York Mets (St. Louis and Miami)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Washington and New York Yankees)

Ian Kennedy, San Diego Padres (Milwaukee and Washington)

Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds (Pittsburgh and Atlanta)

Jason Hammel, Chicago Cubs (Arizona and Milwaukee)

Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs (Arizona and Milwaukee)

Edinson Volquez, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinatti and St. Louis)

Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers (San Diego and Chicago Cubs)

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians (Kansas City and San Francisco)

Jenrry Mejia, New York Mets (St. Louis and Miami)

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City (Cleveland and Baltimore)

Bronson Arroyo, Arizona Diamondbacks (Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia)

Jorge De La Rosa, Colorado Rockies (San Francisco and Los Angeles Dodgers)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (Los Angeles Angels and San Diego)

John Danks, Chicago White Sox (Detroit and Tampa Bay)

Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore Orioles (Boston and Kansas City)

Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants (Colorado and Cleveland)

Tommy Milone, Oakland Athletics (Texas and Houston)

Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins (Atlanta and New York Mets)

Miguel Gonzalez, Baltimore Orioles (Toronto and Kansas City)

Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros (Seattle and Oakland)

Brandon McCarthy, Arizona Diamondbacks (Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia)

Paul Maholm, Los Angeles Dodgers (Philadelphia and Colorado)

Mike Pelfrey, Minnesota Twins (Tampa Bay and Detroit)

Taylor Jordan, Washington Nationals (Los Angeles Angels and San Diego)

Good Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals (New York Mets)

Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners (Houston)

Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves (Miami)

Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers (Seattle)

Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins (New York Mets)

Hyun-Jin Ryu, Los Angeles Dodgers (Philadelphia)

Dan Straily, Oakland Athletics (Houston)

Wily Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers (San Diego and Chicago Cubs)

Jenrry Mejia, New York Mets (Miami)

Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals (San Diego)

Tommy Milone, Oakland Athletics (Houston)

Tom Koehler, Miami Marlins (New York Mets)

Taylor Jordan, Washington Nationals (San Diego)

Matt GarzaMilwaukee Brewers (Chicago Cubs)

Yovani GallardoMilwaukee Brewers (San Diego)

Jordan ZimmermannWashington Nationals (San Diego)

Stephen StrasburgWashington Nationals (San Diego)

Marco EstradaMilwaukee Brewers (Chicago Cubs)

Scott Kazmir, Oakland Athletics (Houston)

Bad Matchups

[Player, Team, (Opponent)]

Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies (Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona)

Masahiro Tanaka, New York Yankees (Boston and Los Angeles Angels)

Francisco Liriano, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinnati and St. Louis)

Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox (Baltimore and Toronto)

R.A. Dickey, Toronto Blue Jays (Baltimore and Boston)

A.J. Burnett, Philadelphia Phillies (Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona)

Danny Salazar, Cleveland Indians (Kansas City and San Francisco)

Scott Feldman, Houston Astros (Oakland)

Dillon Gee, New York Mets (St. Louis)

Garrett Richards, Los Angeles Angels (Washington and New York Yankees)

Ian Kennedy, San Diego Padres (Milwaukee and Washington)

Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds (Pittsburgh and Atlanta)

Jason Hammel, Chicago Cubs (Arizona and Milwaukee)

Travis Wood, Chicago Cubs (Arizona and Milwaukee)

Edinson Volquez, Pittsburgh Pirates (Cincinnatti and St. Louis)

Zach McAllister, Cleveland Indians (Kansas City and San Francisco)

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City (Cleveland and Baltimore)

John Danks, Chicago White Sox (Detroit and Tampa Bay)

Wei-Yin Chen, Baltimore Orioles (Boston and Kansas City)

Ryan Vogelsong, San Francisco Giants (Colorado and Cleveland)

Tyson RossSan Diego Padres (Milwaukee)

Brandon Morrow, Toronto Blue Jays (Boston)

Streamers

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

Erasmo Ramirez, Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros (Tuesday April 22nd)

Henderson Alvarez, Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets (Friday April 25th)

Taylor Jordan, Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres (Sunday April 27th)

Paul Maholm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Monday April 21st)

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

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