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Fantasy Baseball: Starting Pitcher Weekly Positional Forecast

Josh Collacchi identifies fantasy baseball starting pitchers with two starts, good matchups, bad matchups, and the top streaming options for Week 12.

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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)

Brandon Cumpton PIT

vs. CIN (Johnny Cueto), @ CHC (Jason Hammel)

Brandon McCarthy ARZ

vs. MIL (Wily Peralta), vs. SF (Ryan Vogelsong)

Chris Young SEA

vs. SD (Tyson Ross), @ KC (Jason Vargas)

Colby Lewis TEX

@ OAK (Drew Pomeranz), @ LAA (Matt Shoemaker)

Cole Hamels PHI

@ ATL (Julio Teheran), @ STL (Adam Wainwright)

Dallas Keuchel HOU

@ WAS (Tanner Roark), @ TB (Erik Bedard)

Drew Pomeranz OAK

vs. TEX (Colby Lewis), vs. BOS (Rubby de la Rosa)

Eric Stults SD

@ SEA (Roenis Elias), vs. LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu)

Erik Bedard TB

vs. BAL (Miguel Gonzalez), vs. HOU (Dallas Keuchel)

Ervin Santana ATL

vs. PHI (Kyle Kendrick), @ WAS (Tanner Roark)

Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD

vs. COL (Tyler Matzek), @ SD (Eric Stults)

Jacob deGrom NYM

@ STL (Carlos Martinez), @ MIA (Tom Koehler)

Jacob Turner MIA

vs. CHC (Jeff Samardzija), vs. NYM (Jon Niese)

Jake Odorizzi TB

vs. BAL (Wei-Yin Chen), vs. HOU (Brad Peacock)

Jason Hammel CHC

@ MIA (Tom Koehler), vs. PIT (Brandon Cumpton)

Jason Vargas KC

@ DET (Justin Verlander), vs. SEA (Chris Young)

Jered Weaver LAA

@ CLE (Trevor Bauer), vs. TEX (Nick Martinez)

John Danks CWS

vs. SF (Matt Cain), @ MIN (Phil Hughes)

Johnny Cueto CIN

@ PIT (Brandon Cumpton), vs. TOR (Marcus Stroman)

Jon Lester BOS

vs. MIN (Phil Hughes), @ OAK (Tommy Milone)

Jon Niese NYM

@ STL (Michael Wacha), @ MIA (Jacob Turner)

Josh Tomlin CLE

vs. LAA (Matt Shoemaker), vs. DET (Max Scherzer)

Julio Teheran ATL

vs. PHI (Cole Hamels), @ WAS (Doug Fister)

Justin Verlander DET

vs. KC (Jason Vargas), @ CLE (Trevor Bauer)

Kevin Correia MIN

@ BOS (Rubby de la Rosa), vs. CWS (Andre Rienzo)

Kyle Kendrick PHI

@ ATL (Ervin Santana), @ STL (Michael Wacha)

Kyle Lohse MIL

@ ARZ (Wade Miley), @ COL (Tyler Matzek)

Marcus Stroman TOR

@ NYY (Masahiro Tanaka), @ CIN (Johnny Cueto)

Masahiro Tanaka NYY

vs. TOR (Marcus Stroman), vs. BAL (Chris Tillman)

Matt Shoemaker LAA

@ CLE (Josh Tomlin), vs. TEX (Colby Lewis)

Max Scherzer DET

vs. KC (Yordano Ventura), @ CLE (Josh Tomlin)

Michael Wacha STL

vs. NYM (Jon Niese), vs. PHI (Kyle Kendrick)

Phil Hughes MIN

@ BOS (Jon Lester), vs. CWS (John Danks)

Roenis Elias SEA

vs. SD (Eric Stults), @ KC (Yordano Ventura)

Rubby de la Rosa BOS

vs. MIN (Kevin Correia), @ OAK (Drew Pomeranz)

Tanner Roark WAS

vs. HOU (Dallas Keuchel), vs. ATL (Ervin Santana)

Tom Koehler MIA

vs. CHC (Jason Hammel), vs. NYM (Jacob deGrom)

Tommy Milone OAK

vs. TEX (Yu Darvish), vs. BOS (Jon Lester)

Trevor Bauer CLE

vs. LAA (Jered Weaver), vs. DET (Justin Verlander)

Tyler Matzek COL

@ LAD (Hyun-Jin Ryu), vs. MIL (Kyle Lohse)

Tyson Ross SD

@ SEA (Chris Young), vs. LAD (Josh Beckett)

Wade Miley ARZ

vs. MIL (Kyle Lohse), vs. SF (Madison Bumgarner)

Wily Peralta MIL

@ ARZ (Brandon McCarthy), @ COL (Juan Nicasio)

Yordano Ventura KC

@ DET (Max Scherzer), vs. SEA (Roenis Elias)

Good Starts

John Lackey BOS

vs MIN

James Shields KC

vs. SEA

Charlie Morton PIT


Nathan Eovaldi MIA

vs. CHC

Roenis Elias SEA

vs. SD

Bad Starts

Kyle Lohse MIL


Jason Vargas KC


Corey Kluber CLE

vs. DET

Jon Lester BOS


Marco Estrada MIL



Roenis Elias SEA

vs. SD (Tuesday) and @ KC (Sunday)

Tanner Roark WAS

vs. HOU (Tuesday) and vs. ATL (Sunday)

Charlie Morton PIT

vs. CHC (Friday)

Jake Arrieta CHC

@ MIA (Wednesday)

Kevin Gausman BAL

@ TB (Wednesday)

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

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