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Fantasy Baseball Forecaster: September 25 - October 1

A look at pitching and hitting matchups for the FINAL WEEK of Fantasy Baseball

Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Forecaster updated 9/29 10:00 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. *September call ups + several teams going with a 6-man rotation mean these matchups will be very fluid throughout this week and the rest of the season. Also, teams will rest there starters down the stretch. Be aware if some starters only go 3 IP in a start because their team is resting them for the postseason, i.e., the Dodgers.*

Monday, September 25

Start
Drew Pomeranz vs Blue Jays
Luke Weaver vs Cubs
Zack Godley vs Giants
Aaron Nola vs Nationals

Stream
CC Sabathia vs Royals
Collin McHugh @ Rangers

AL/NL Only
Jake Junis @ Yankees
Tyler Chatwood vs Padres

Avoid
Jon Lester @ Cardinals
Johnny Cueto @ Diamondbacks
Felix Hernandez @ Athletics
Andrew Cashner vs Astros

Tuesday, September 26

Start
Jake Arrieta @ Cardinals
Alex Wood vs Padres
Gio Gonzalez @ Phillies
Robbie Ray vs Giants
Cole Hamels vs Astros

Stream
Zach Davies vs Reds
Jason Vargas vs Tigers
Kevin Gausman @ Pirates
J.A. Happ @ Red Sox
Dinelson Lamet @ Dodgers
Parker Bridwell @ White Sox

AL/NL Only
Blake Snell @ Yankees
Daniel Mengden vs Mariners
Jordan Montgomery vs Rays
R.A. Dickey @ Mets
Trevor Williams vs Orioles
Anibal Sanchez @ Royals

Avoid
James Paxton @ Athletics
Jose Urena @ Rockies
Josh Tomlin vs Twins
Matt Moore @ Diamondbacks

Wednesday, September 27

Start
Luis Severino vs Rays
Rich Hill vs Padres
Tanner Roark @ Phillies
Rick Porcello vs Blue Jays

Stream
Jon Gray vs Marlins
Michael Wacha vs Cubs
Marco Estrada @ Red Sox
Garrett Richards @ White Sox

AL/NL Only
Kendall Graveman vs Mariners
Erasmo Ramirez @ Athletics

Avoid
Jeff Samardzija @ Diamondbacks
John Lackey @ Cardinals
Danny Salazar vs Twins

Thursday, September 28

Start
Ervin Santana @ Indians
Kyle Hendricks @ Cardinals
Sonny Gray vs Rays
Brad Peacock @ Red Sox

Stream
Danny Duffy vs Tigers
Julio Teheran @ Marlins

AL/NL Only
Brent Suter vs Reds
Sal Romano @ Brewers

Avoid
Lance Lynn vs Cubs
Eduardo Rodriguez vs Astros
Ivan Nova @ Nationals
Sean Manaea @ Rangers

Friday, September 29

Start
Jose Quintana vs Reds
Masahiro Tanaka vs Blue Jays
Trevor Bauer vs White Sox
Chase Anderson @ Cardinals

Stream
Charlie Morton @ Red Sox
Jake Odorizzi vs Orioles
Dan Straily vs Braves
Kyle Gibson vs Tigers

AL/NL Only
Robert Stephenson @ Cubs
Tyler Skaggs vs Mariners
Chris Stratton vs Padres
Luiz Gohara @ Marlins

Avoid
Hyun-Jin Ryu @ Rockies
Doug Fister vs Astros
Martin Perez vs Athletics

Saturday, September 30

Start
Jacob deGrom @ Phillies
Marcus Stroman @ Yankees
Drew Pomeranz vs Astros
Luke Weaver vs Brewers

Stream
Jose Berrios vs Tigers
Taijuan Walker @ Royals

AL/NL Only
Jake Junis vs Diamondbacks

Avoid
Chris Archer vs Orioles
Jon Lester vs Reds
Lance McCullers Jr. @ Red Sox
Jameson Taillon @ Nationals
German Marquez vs Dodgers
Andrew Cashner vs Athletics
Jhoulys Chacin @ Giants

Sunday, October 1

Start
Robbie Ray @ Royals
Cole Hamels vs Athletics

Stream
Johnny Cueto vs Padres
Zach Davies @ Cardinals
Kevin Gausman @ Rays
Jose Urena vs Braves
Collin McHugh @ Red Sox
Parker Bridwell vs Mariners

AL/NL Only
Blake Snell vs Orioles
Daniel Mengden @ Rangers
Jordan Montgomery vs Blue Jays
Nick Pivetta vs Mets

Avoid
Chris Sale vs Astros
Jake Arrieta vs Reds
James Paxton @ Angels
Jason Vargas vs Diamondbacks

Hitting Matchups

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

Catcher
Robinson Chirinos, Rangers 7(HOU,OAK)
Wilson Ramos, Rays 6(@NYY,BAL)

First Base
Justin Bour, Marlins 7(@COL,ATL)
Joe Mauer, Twins 6(@CLE,DET)

Second Base
Jed Lowrie, Athletics 7(SEA,@TEX)
Ozzie Albies, Braves 8(@NYM,@MIA)

Shortstop
Tim Anderson, White Sox 7(LAA,@CLE)
Marcus Semien, Athletics 7(SEA,@TEX)

Third Base
Yoan Moncada, White Sox 7(LAA,@CLE)
Jeimer Candelario, Tigers 6(@KC,@MIN)

Outfield
Domingo Santana, Brewers 6(CIN,@STL)
Dexter Fowler, Cardinals 7(CHC,MIL)
Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees 7(KC,TB,TOR)
Aaron Altherr, Phillies 6(WAS,NYM)
Hunter Renfroe, Padres 6(@LAD,@SF)