It’s virtually impossible to see some things coming, but by preplanning for each and every week of the Fantasy Baseball season, you can often get a jump on the trends that are brewing around the league. Let’s take a look at how the upcoming week of the MLB campaign is shaping up.

 

MLB Schedule Breakdown

Team # Games Home Away Opponents
Braves 7 7 0 vs. STL (3), vs. PHI (4)
Marlins 6 6 0 vs. WSH (2), vs. CIN (4)
Mets 7 0 7 at PHI (3), at WSH (4)
Nationals  6 4 2 at MIA (2), vs. NYM (4)
Phillies 7 3 4 vs. NYM (3), at ATL (4)
Brewers 6 3 3 vs. CIN (3), at PIT (3)
Cardinals 6 3 3 at ATL (3), vs. SF (3)
Cubs 6 0 6 at ARI (3), at CHW (3)
Pirates 6 6 0 vs. KC (3), vs. MIL (3)
Reds 7 0 7 at MIL (3), at MIA (4)
Diamondbacks 6 6 0 vs. CHC (3), vs. COL (3)
Dodgers 6 6 0 vs. COL (3), vs. SD (3)
Giants 6 0 6 at SD (3), at STL (3)
Padres 6 3 3 vs. SF (3), at LAD (3)
Rockies 6 0 6 at LAD (3), at ARI (3)
Blue Jays 7 4 3 at BAL (3), vs. TB (4)
Orioles 6 3 3 vs. TOR (3), at NYY (3)
Rays 7 0 7 at TEX (3), at TOR (4)
Red Sox 6 0 6 at NYY (3), at CLE (3)
Yankees 6 6 0 vs. BOS (3), vs. BAL (3)
Indians 6 6 0 vs. CHW (3), vs. BOS (3)
Royals 7 0 7 at PIT (3), at DET (4)
Tigers 7 7 0 vs. MIN (3), vs. KC (4)
Twins 6 0 6 at DET (3), at OAK (3)
White Sox 6 3 3 at CLE (3), at CHC (3)
Angels 6 0 6 at OAK (3), at HOU (3)
Astros 6 6 0 vs. SEA (3), vs. LAA (3)
Athletics 6 6 0 vs. LAA (3), vs. MIN (3)
Mariners 6 0 6 at HOU (3), at TEX (3)
Rangers 6 6 0 vs. TB (3), vs. SEA (3)

 

Interleague Outlook

 

Away Team Home Team Games DH? Player(s) Impacted
Cubs White Sox 3 Yes David Bote , Ben Zobrist , Ian Happ
Royals Pirates 3 No Rosell Herrera , Hunter

 

Top 25 SP Rankings

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
1 Max Scherzer vs. NYM  
2 Corey Kluber vs. CHW vs. BOS
3 Stephen Strasburg at MIA vs. NYM
4 Jacob deGrom at WSH  
5 Aaron Nola vs. NYM at ATL
6 Blake Snell at TEX at TOR
7 Justin Verlander vs. LAA  
8 Clayton Kershaw vs. COL  
9 Chris Sale at CLE  
10 Rich Hill vs. SD  
11 Carlos Carrasco vs. CWS  
12 Patrick Corbin vs. CHC vs. COL
13 Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. COL vs. SD
14 Luis Castillo at MIA  
15 Mike Foltynewicz vs. STL vs. PHI
16 Zack Wheeler at PHI at WSH
17 Gerrit Cole vs. SEA  
18 Kyle Hendricks at ARI at CWS
19 Ross Stripling vs. SD  
20 Walker Buehler vs. COL  
21 J.A. Happ vs. BOS vs. BAL
22 Joey Lucchesi vs. SF  
23 Robbie Ray vs. CHC  
24 Jon Gray at LAD at ARI
25 Anibal Sánchez vs. STL vs. PHI

Chris Sale gets a slight downgrade as he's coming off the DL with a shoulder injury. In his first appearance back he only pitched one inning, and on Sunday it's believed he'll work no more than three innings. He could very well be limited to just five innings of work next time out on a one-start week.

 

SP Rankings 26-50

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
26 Miles Mikolas at ATL  
27 Nick Pivetta vs. NYM at ATL
28 Andrew Suarez at SD at STL
29 Jack Flaherty at ATL  
30 James Paxton at HOU  
31 Zack Greinke vs. COL  
32 David Price at NYY  
33 German Marquez at ARI  
34 Joe Musgrove vs. KC vs. MIL
35 Brad Keller at PIT at DET
36 Trevor Cahill vs. LAA vs. MIN
37 John Gant vs. SF  
38 Charlie Morton vs. LAA  
39 Madison Bumgarner at STL  
40 José Quintana at CWS  
41 Mike Clevinger vs. BOS  
42 John Gant vs. SF  
43 Clay Buchholz vs. CHC  
44 Dereck Rodriguez at STL  
45 Chris Archer vs. KC  
46 Noah Syndergaard at WSH  
47 Jameson Taillon vs. KC  
48 Luis Severino vs. BOS  
49 Jakob Junis at DET  
50 Cole Hamels at ARI  

Don't sleep on the Royals pitchers, Brad Keller and Jakob Junis, this week. They have great matchups on the slate and they're both pitching fairly well right now.

 

SP Rankings 51-75

 

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
51 Anthony DeSclafani at MIL at MIA
52 Felix Pena at OAK at HOU
53 Eduardo Rodríguez at NYY  
54 Sandy Alcantara vs. WSH  
55 Steven Matz at PHI at WSH
56 Trevor Richards vs. WSH vs. CIN
57 Framber Valdez vs. SEA vs. LAA
58 Derek Holland at SD  
59 Masahiro Tanaka vs. BOS  
60 Wei-Yin Chen vs. CIN  
61 Sean Newcomb vs. PHI  
62 CC Sabathia vs. BAL  
63 Mike Fiers vs. MIN  
64 Matthew Boyd vs. MIN  
65 Kevin Gausman vs. STL  
66 Wade Miley vs. CIN at PIT
67 Chris Stratton at SD  
68 Jon Lester at CWS  
69 Jorge Lopez at DET  
70 Nathan Eovaldi at NYY at CLE
71 Jake Odorizzi at DET  
72 Robbie Erlin vs. SF  
73 Zack Godley vs. COL  
74 Adrian Sampson vs. TB vs. SEA
75 Julio Teherán vs. PHI