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Fantasy Baseball Forecaster: August 21-27

A look at pitching and hitting matchups for Fantasy Baseball Week 20

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Forecaster updated 8/25 9:00 AM ET

Pitching Matchups

Looking at pitching matchups some owners might be trying to decide on. Emphasis on pitchers owned in 70%-40% of leagues AKA the streaming tier. Did not include obvious starters like Max Scherzer and Chris Sale on days with a full slate of games.

Monday, August 21

Start
Alex Wood @ Pirates
Gerrit Cole vs Dodgers
Cole Hamels @ Angels

Stream
Taijuan Walker @ Mets
Zach Davies @ Giants
Carlos Rodon vs Twins

AL/NL Only

Tyler Skaggs vs Rangers
Chris Stratton vs Brewers

Avoid
Eduardo Rodriguez @ Indians
Mike Clevinger vs Red Sox
Mike Foltynewicz vs Mariners

Tuesday, August 22

Start
Danny Duffy vs Rockies
Jimmy Nelson @ Giants
Aaron Nola vs Marlins
Lance Lynn vs Padres
Masahiro Tanaka @ Tigers
Jeff Samardzija vs Brewers

Stream
John Lackey @ Reds
Jon Gray @ Royals
Dan Straily @ Phillies
Patrick Corbin @ Mets
Jose Urena @ Phillies

AL/NL Only
Lucas Giolito vs Twins
Nick Pivetta vs Marlins

Avoid
Charlie Morton vs Nationals
Tanner Roark @ Astros
Jameson Taillon vs Dodgers

Wednesday, August 23

Start
Ervin Santana @ White Sox
Luis Severino @ Tigers
Rich Hill @ Pirates

Stream
Dylan Bundy vs Athletics
Zack Godley @ Mets
Andrew Cashner @ Angels

AL/NL Only
Matt Moore vs Brewers
Mike Montgomery @ Reds
Luke Weaver vs Padres

Avoid
Drew Pomeranz @ Indians
Mike Fiers vs Nationals
Jhoulys Chacin @ Cardinals
R.A. Dickey vs Mariners

Thursday, August 24

Start
Michael Fulmer vs Yankees
Robbie Ray @ Mets
Jose Berrios @ White Sox

Stream
Hyun-Jin Ryu @ Pirates
German Marquez @ Royals
Alex Cobb vs Blue Jays

AL/NL Only
Martin Perez @ Angels
Vance Worley @ Phillies

Avoid
Dallas Keuchel vs Nationals
Trevor Bauer vs Red Sox

Friday, August 25

Start
Jose Quintana @ Phillies
Kenta Maeda vs Brewers
Rick Porcello vs Orioles

Stream
Michael Wacha vs Rays
J.A. Happ vs Twins
Collin McHugh @ Angels

AL/NL Only
Adam Conley vs Padres
Miguel Gonzalez vs Tigers

Avoid
Jason Vargas @ Indians
Ivan Nova @ Reds
Julio Teheran vs Rockies
Chase Anderson @ Dodgers
Parker Bridwell vs Astros
Jake Odorizzi @ Cardinals

Saturday, August 26

Start
Cole Hamels @ Athletics
Kyle Hendricks @ Phillies
Sonny Gray vs Mariners
Brad Peacock @ Angels

Stream
Marco Estrada vs Twins
Taijuan Walker vs Giants
Carlos Rodon vs Tigers
Dinelson Lamet @ Marlins
Mike Clevinger vs Royals
Luis Castillo vs Pirates

AL/NL Only
Blake Snell @ Cardinals

Avoid
Kevin Gausman @ Red Sox
Zach Davies @ Dodgers
Mike Leake vs Rays
Eduardo Rodriguez vs Orioles
Sean Manaea vs Rangers

Sunday, August 27

Start
Yu Darvish vs Brewers
Carlos Carrasco vs Royals
Aaron Nola vs Cubs
Masahiro Tanaka vs Mariners

Stream
John Lackey @ Phillies
Charlie Morton @ Angels
Tanner Roark vs Mets
Dan Straily vs Padres
Patrick Corbin @ Giants

AL/NL Only
Lucas Giolito vs Tigers
Clayton Richard @ Marlins
A.J. Griffin @ Athletics

Avoid
Danny Duffy @ Indians
Jimmy Nelson @ Dodgers
Lance Lynn vs Rays
Jon Gray @ Braves
Jameson Taillon @ Reds
Doug Fister vs Orioles

Hitting Matchups

A look at some readily available hitters who are projected to do well this week, position by position.

Catcher
Alex Avila, Cubs 6(@CIN,@PHI)
Robinson Chirinos, Rangers 7(@LAA,@OAK)

First Base
Trey Mancini, Orioles 6(OAK,@BOS)
Dominic Smith, Mets 7(ARI,@WAS)

Second Base
Scooter Gennett, Reds 6(CHC,PIT)
Cory Spangenberg, Padres 6(@STL,@MIA)

Shortstop
Paul DeJong, Cardinals 6(SD,TB)
Tim Beckham, Orioles 6(OAK,@BOS)

Third Base
Rafael Devers, Red Sox 7(BAL,@CLE)
Brandon Phillips, Braves 6(SEA,COL)

Outfield
Shin Soo-Choo, Rangers 7(@LAA,@OAK)
Eddie Rosario, Twins 7(@CHW,@TOR)
Cameron Maybin, Angels 7(TEX,HOU)
Howie Kendrick, Nationals 6(NYM,@HOU)
Delino DeShields, 7(@LAA,@OAK)