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Fantasy Baseball Forecaster: April 16 - 22

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A look at the pitching matchups for the week.

Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Forecaster updated 4/20 8:00 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.

Thursday, April 19

Start

Jake Arrieta vs Pirates
Jon Lester vs Cardinals
Luke Weaver @ Cubs
Charlie Morton @ Mariners
Jameson Taillon @ Phillies
Chase Anderson vs Marlins

Stream

AL/NL Only

Alex Cobb @ Tigers

Avoid

Aaron Sanchez @ Yankees
Matt Harvey @ Braves
Eduardo Rodriguez @ Angels
CC Sabathia vs Blue Jays

Friday, April 20

Start

Chris Archer vs Twins
Trevor Bauer @ Orioles
Kyle Hendricks @ Rockies
Dylan Bundy vs Indians
Sonny Gray vs Blue Jays

Stream

Michael Fulmer vs Royals
Jakob Junis @ Tigers
Felix Hernandez @ Rangers
Michael Wacha vs Reds
Drew Pomeranz @ Athletics

AL/NL Only

Ivan Nova @ Phillies
Sean Newcomb vs Mets
Mike Minor vs Mariners

Avoid

Jon Gray vs Cubs
Jeff Samardzija @ Angels
Lucas Giolito vs Astros
Lance Lynn @ Rays
Marco Estrada @ Yankees

Saturday, April 21

Start

Aaron Nola vs Pirates
James Paxton @ Rangers
Zack Godley vs Padres

Stream

Garrett Richards vs Giants
Sean Manaea vs Red Sox
Mike Clevinger @ Orioles
Blake Snell vs Twins
Jordan Montgomery vs Blue Jays

AL/NL Only

Hyun-Jin Ryu vs Nationals
Kyle Gibson @ Rays
Bartolo Colon vs Mariners
Mike Fiers vs Royals

Avoid

Yu Darvish @ Rockies
Marcus Stroman @ Yankees
Julio Teheran vs Mets
Jose Urena @ Brewers

Sunday, April 22

Start

David Price @ Athletics
Alex Wood vs Nationals
Patrick Corbin vs Padres
Lance McCullers Jr. @ White Sox

Stream

Danny Duffy @ Tigers
Joey Lucchesi @ Diamondbacks
Jake Odorizzi @ Rays
Nick Pivetta vs Pirates
Trevor Williams @ Phillies
Mike Foltynewicz vs Mets

AL/NL Only

Zack Wheeler @ Braves
Miles Mikolas vs Reds
Francisco Liriano vs Royals
Junior Guerra vs Marlins

Avoid

Jose Quintana @ Rockies
Johnny Cueto @ Angels
Luis Castillo @ Cardinals
Reynaldo Lopez vs Astros
Jaime Garcia @ Yankees
Andrew Cashner vs Indians
German Marquez vs Cubs
Daniel Mengden vs Red Sox