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

vs. SD (Ian Kennedy), vs. CHC (Travis Wood)

Brad Peacock HOU

@ ARZ (Bronson Arroyo), vs. TB (David Price)

Brandon Workman BOS

@ BAL (Chris Tillman), vs. CLE (Corey Kluber)

Bronson Arroyo ARZ

vs. HOU (Brad Peacock), @ LAD (Josh Beckett)

Bud Norris BAL

vs. BOS (Jake Peavy), vs. TOR (R.A. Dickey)

Chris Tillman BAL

vs. BOS (Brandon Workman), vs. TOR (J.A. Happ)

Corey Kluber CLE

@ KC (Yordano Ventura), @ BOS (Brandon Workman)

Daisuke Matsuzaka NYM

vs. MIL (Marco Estrada), vs. SD (Ian Kennedy)

Dan Haren LAD

@ CIN (Tony Cingrani), vs. ARZ (Josh Collmenter)

David Price TB

vs. SEA (Erasmo Ramirez), @ HOU (Brad Peacock)

Doug Fister WAS

@ SF (Madison Bumgarner), @ STL (Jaime Garcia)

Edwin Jackson CHC

@ PIT (Gerrit Cole), @ PHI (David Buchanan)

Erasmo Ramirez SEA

@ TB (David Price), vs. TEX (Joe Saunders)

Francisco Liriano PIT

vs. CHC (Travis Wood), @ MIA (Henderson Alvarez)

Franklin Morales COL

vs. ATL (Gavin Floyd), @ SF (Ryan Vogelsong)

Garrett Richards LAA

vs. OAK (Jesse Chavez), @ ATL (Mike Minor)

Gavin Floyd ATL

@ COL (Franklin Morales?), vs. LAA (C.J. Wilson)

Gerrit Cole PIT

vs. CHC (Edwin Jackson), @ MIA (Randy Wolf)

Hector Noesi CWS

vs. DET (Rick Porcello), vs. KC (James Shields)

Hisashi Iwakuma SEA

vs. NYY (Masahiro Tanaka), vs. TEX (Nick Martinez)

Ian Kennedy SD

@ PHI (A.J. Burnett), @ NYM (Daisuke Matsuzaka)

J.A. Happ TOR

vs. MIN (Kevin Correia), @ BAL (Chris Tillman)

Jake Peavy BOS

@ BAL (Bud Norris), vs. CLE (T.J. House)

Jarred Cosart HOU

@ ARZ (Josh Collmenter), vs. TB (Chris Archer)

Jason Vargas KC

vs. NYY (Vidal Nuno), @ CWS (John Danks)

Jesse Chavez OAK

@ LAA (Garrett Richards), vs. NYY (Masahiro Tanaka)

John Danks CWS

vs. DET (Justin Verlander), vs. KC (Jason Vargas)

Josh Beckett LAD

@ CIN (Mike Leake), vs. ARZ (Bronson Arroyo)

Josh Collmenter ARZ

vs. HOU (Jarred Cosart), @ LAD (Dan Haren)

Juan Nicasio COL

vs. ATL (Mike Minor), @ SF (Madison Bumgarner)

Justin Verlander DET

@ CWS (John Danks), vs. MIN (Ricky Nolasco)

Madison Bumgarner SF

vs. WAS (Doug Fister), vs. COL (Juan Nicasio)

Marco Estrada MIL

@ NYM (Daisuke Matsuzaka), vs. CIN (Mike Leake)

Masahiro Tanaka NYY

@ SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma), @ OAK (Jesse Chavez)

Mike Leake CIN

vs. LAD (Josh Beckett), @ MIL (Marco Estrada)

Mike Minor ATL

@ COL (Juan Nicasio), vs. LAA (Garrett Richards)

Nick Martinez TEX

vs. CLE (T.J. House), @ SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma)

R.A. Dickey TOR

vs. MIN (Ricky Nolasco), @ BAL (Bud Norris)

Rick Porcello DET

@ CWS (Hector Noesi), vs. MIN (Samuel Deduno)

Ricky Nolasco MIN

@ TOR (RA Dickey), @ DET (Justin Verlander)

Ryan Vogelsong SF

vs. WAS (Stephen Strasburg), vs. COL (Franklin Morales)

Stephen Strasburg WAS

@ SF (Ryan Vogelsong), @ STL (Shelby Miller)

T.J. House CLE

@ TEX (Nick Martinez), @ BOS (Jake Peavy)

Tony Cingrani CIN

vs. LAD (Dan Haren), @ MIL (Yovani Gallardo)

Travis Wood CHC

@ PIT (Francisco Liriano), @ PHI (A.J. Burnett)

Vidal Nuno NYY

@ KC (Jason Vargas), @ OAK (Scott Kazmir)

Good Starts

Kyle Lohse MIL

@ NYM

Cole Hamels PHI

vs. SD

Alex Cobb TB

@ HOU

Andrew Cashner SD

@ PHI

Tyson Ross SD

@ PHI

Bad Starts

Mike Minor ATL

@ COL

Ervin Santana ATL

@ COL

Alfredo Simon CIN

vs. LAD

Hiroki Kuroda NYY

@ OAK

Drew Smyly DET

@ CWS

Streamers

Bartolo Colon NYM

vs. SD

Wade Miley ARZ

@ HOU

Travis Wood CHC

vs. PIT, @ PHI

Jake Arrieta CHC

@ PHI

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

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