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.PHI (3), vs.NYM (4)
Marlins 6 0 6 at NYY (2), vs.MIL (4)
Mets 7 3 4 vs.WSH (3), at ATL (4)
Phillies 7 4 3 at ATL (3), vs.PIT (4)
Nationals 6 0 6 at NYM (3), at LAD (3)
Cubs 6 3 3 vs.STL (3), at COL (3)
Reds 6 0 6 at MIL (3), at STL (3)
Brewers 7 7 0 vs.CIN (3), vs.MIA (4)
Pirates 7 3 4 vs.COL (3), at PHI (4)
Cardinals 6 3 3 at CHC (3), vs.CIN (3)
Diamondbacks 6 6 0 vs.SF (3), vs.SD (3)
Rockies 6 3 3 at PIT (3), vs.CHC (3)
Dodgers 6 3 3 at SD (3), vs.WSH (3)
Padres 6 3 3 vs.LAD (3), at ARI (3)
Giants 6 0 6 at ARI (3), at LAA (3)
Orioles 6 3 3  at DET (3), vs.CLE (3)
Red Sox 6 0 6 at LAA (3), at OAK (3)
Yankees 6 6 0 vs.MIA (2), vs.TOR (4)
Rays 6 6 0 vs.TEX (3), vs.MIN (3)
Blue Jays 7 3 4 vs.KC (3), at NYY (4)
White Sox 6 3 3 at OAK (3), vs.HOU (3)
Indians 5 0 5 at MIN (2), at BAL (3)
Tigers 7 7 0 vs.BAL (3), vs.KC (4)
Royals 7 0 7 at TOR (3), at DET (4)
Twins 5 2 3 vs.CLE (2), at TB (3)
Astros 7 0 7 at SEA (4), at CWS (3)
Angels 6 6 0 vs.BOS (3), vs.SF (3)
Athletics 6 6 0 vs.CWS (3), vs.BOS (3)
Mariners 7 4 3 vs.HOU (4), at TEX (3)
Rangers 6 3 3 at TB (3), vs.SEA (3)

 

Who’s Hot

Ozzie Albies (2B, ATL)

Scott Kingery (2B/SS/3B/LF, PHI)

Francisco Lindor (SS, CLE)

Kyle Seager (3B, SEA)

Andrew Benintendi (OF, BOS)

 

Who’s Not

Yoenis Céspedes (OF, NYM)

Edwin Encarnación (1B, CLE)

Yoan Moncada (2B, CWS)

Lewis Brinson (OF, MIA)

Ender Inciarte (OF, ATL)

 

Interleague Outlook

AWAY TEAM HOME TEAM GAMES DH? Player(s) Impacted
Marlins Yankees 2 Yes J.B. Shuck
Giants Angels 3 Yes Pablo Sandoval

 

Top-25 SP Rankings

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
1 Max Scherzer @Dodgers  
2 Corey Kluber @Orioles  
3 Clayton Kershaw vs. Nationals  
4 Chris Sale @Athletics  
5 Patrick Corbin vs. Giants vs. Padres
6 Luis Severino vs. Marlins vs. Blue Jays
7 Gerrit Cole @Mariners  
8 Justin Verlander @White Sox  
9 Carlos Martinez vs. Reds  
10 Aaron Nola @Braves vs. Pirates
11 Jameson Taillon @Phillies  
12 Noah Syndergaard @Braves  
13 Shohei Ohtani vs. Red Sox  
14 Stephen Strasburg @Dodgers  
15 Carlos Carrasco @Twins  
16 James Paxton vs. Astros @Rangers
17 Jacob deGrom vs. Nationals @Braves
18 Jose Berrios vs. Indians  
19 Zack Godley vs. Padres  
20 Dylan Bundy vs. Indians  
21 Gio Gonzalez @Mets  
22 Trevor Bauer @Twins  
23 Robbie Ray vs. Giants  
24 Luke Weaver @Cubs  
25 Chase Anderson vs. Marlins  

 

On the Rise

James Paxton (SP #16, SEA)

Luke Weaver (SP #24, STL)

 

On the Decline

Stephen Strasburg (SP #14, WSH)

Robbie Ray (SP #23, ARI)

 

SP Rankings 26-50

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
26 Zack Greinke vs. Giants  
27 Charlie Morton @Mariners  
28 Sean Manaea vs. Red Sox  
29 Masahiro Tanaka vs. Marlins  
30 Mike Foltynewicz vs. Phillies vs. Mets
31 Rick Porcello @Angels  
32 Cole Hamels @Rays  
33 Ian Kennedy @Blue Jays  
34 Tanner Roark @Mets  
35 Reynaldo Lopez @Athletics vs. Astros
36 Lance McCullers @Mariners @White Sox
37 Lance Lynn @Rays  
38 Sonny Gray vs. Blue Jays  
39 Mike Clevinger @Orioles  
40 Dallas Keuchel @Mariners @White Sox
41 Hyun-Jin Ryu @Padres vs. Nationals
42 Luis Castillo @Brewers @Cardinals
43 Yu Darvish @Rockies  
44 Aaron Sanchez vs. Royals  
45 Sean Newcomb vs. Mets  
46 Jon Lester vs. Cardinals  
47 Blake Snell vs. Twins  
48 Jakob Junis @Tigers  
49 Andrew Triggs vs. White Sox  
50 Michael Fulmer vs. Royals  

 

On the Rise

Rick Porcello (SP #31, BOS)

Aarón Sánchez (SP #44, TOR)

 

On the Decline

Dallas Keuchel (SP #40, HOU)

Yu Darvish (SP #43, CHC)

 

SP Rankings 51-75

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
51 Andrew Cashner @Tigers vs. Indians
52 Kyle Hendricks vs. Cardinals  
53 Alex Wood @Padres  
54 Joey Lucchesi @Diamondbacks  
55 Garrett Richards vs. Giants  
56 Eduardo Rodriguez @Angels  
57 J.A. Happ vs. Royals @Yankees
58 Nick Pivetta @Braves vs. Pirates
59 David Price @Angels @Athletics
60 Jake Arrieta vs. Pirates  
61 Kenta Maeda @Padres  
62 Kevin Gausman @Tigers  
63 Junior Guerra vs. Reds vs. Marlins
64 Francisco Liriano vs. Orioles vs. Royals
65 Jake Odorizzi vs. Indians @Rays
66 Danny Duffy @Blue Jays @Tigers
67 Miles Mikolas vs. Reds  
68 Steven Matz vs. Nationals  
69 Chris Archer vs. Twins  
70 Jaime Garcia vs. Royals @Yankees
71 Homer Bailey @Cardinals  
72 Rich Hill vs. Nationals  
73 Tyson Ross vs. Dodgers  
74 Brent Suter vs. Reds vs. Marlins
75 Anibal Sanchez vs. Mets  

 

On the Rise

Joey Lucchesi (SP #54, SD)

Eduardo Rodríguez  (SP #56, BOS)

 

On the Decline

David Price (SP #59, BOS)

Chris Archer (SP #69, TB)

 

You can follow Nate Miller on Twitter @Miller_RotoDad or hear him every Monday & Thursday hosting the Fantasy Alarm Fantasy Baseball Podcast along with Colby Conway.