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

 

Who’s Hot

Matt Carpenter (1B/2B/3B, STL)

Edwin Encarnación (1B, CLE)

Starling Marte (OF, PIT)

Corey Dickerson (OF, PIT)

Christian Yelich (OF, MIL)

 

Who’s Not

José Abreu (1B, CWS)

Mitch Moreland (1B, BOS)

Kyle Schwarber (OF, CHC)

Jon Jay (OF, ARI)

Nelson Cruz (OF, SEA)

 

Interleague Outlook

AWAY TEAM HOME TEAM GAMES DH? Player(s) Impacted
Pirates Indians 3 Yes David Freese
Astros Rockies 2 No Evan Gattis
Athletics Rockies 3 No Mark Canha, Dustin Fowler
Giants Mariners 2 Yes Nick Hundley, Austin Slater

 

Top-25 SP Rankings

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
1 Luis Severino @Rays vs. Royals
2 Corey Kluber vs. Pirates @Tigers
3 Chris Sale vs. Twins  
4 Justin Verlander vs. Rangers  
5 Blake Snell vs. Yankees @Orioles
6 Max Scherzer @Marlins  
7 Jacob deGrom @Pirates  
8 Ross Stripling @Phillies @Braves
9 Zack Greinke @Padres  
10 Trevor Bauer vs. Pirates  
11 Aaron Nola vs. Dodgers  
12 Kenta Maeda @Phillies @Braves
13 Patrick Corbin @Cubs @Padres
14 Clayton Kershaw @Braves  
15 Gerrit Cole @Rockies  
16 Tyler Skaggs vs. White Sox  
17 Zach Eflin vs. Dodgers @Reds
18 Julio Teheran @Marlins vs. Dodgers
19 Jose Berrios @Blue Jays @Red Sox
20 Dallas Keuchel vs. Rangers  
21 Carlos Carrasco @Tigers  
22 Alex Wood @Braves  
23 Marco Gonzales @Angels  
24 Stephen Strasburg @Marlins  
25 Charlie Morton @Rockies  

On the Rise

Dallas Keuchel (SP #20, HOU)

Marco Gonzales (SP #23, SEA)

 

On the Decline

Stephen Strasburg (SP #24, WSH)

Charlie Morton (SP #25, HOU)

 

SP Rankings 26-50

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
26 Danny Duffy vs. Tigers  
27 David Price @Orioles  
28 Rich Hill @Phillies  
29 Andrew Heaney vs. Mariners  
30 James Paxton vs. Giants  
31 Mike Clevinger @Tigers  
32 Jhoulys Chacin vs. Nationals @Giants
33 Rick Porcello @Orioles vs. Twins
34 Madison Bumgarner vs. Brewers  
35 Mike Foltynewicz vs. Dodgers  
36 Zack Wheeler vs. Padres @Pirates
37 Carlos Rodon @Angels vs. Blue Jays
38 Vince Velasquez @Reds  
39 Chris Archer @Orioles  
40 Marcus Stroman @White Sox  
41 Andrew Suarez @Mariners vs. Brewers
42 C.C. Sabathia @Rays vs. Royals
43 Lance McCullers vs. Rangers  
44 Anibal Sanchez vs. Dodgers  
45 Jose Quintana @Cardinals  
46 Masahiro Tanaka vs. Royals  
47 Jameson Taillon @Indians  
48 Dereck Rodriguez vs. Brewers  
49 Zack Godley @Cubs  
50 Wade LeBlanc @Angels  

On the Rise

Danny Duffy (SP #26, KC)

Vince Velásquez (SP #38, PHI)

 

On the Decline

Madison Bumgarner (SP #34, SF)

Lance McCullers (SP #43, HOU)

 

SP Rankings 51-75

Rank Pitcher Game 1 Game 2
51 J.A. Happ @White Sox  
52 Kyle Gibson @Blue Jays  
53 Kyle Hendricks vs. Diamondbacks @Cardinals
54 Gio Gonzalez @Brewers @Marlins
55 Sean Newcomb vs. Dodgers  
56 Jon Lester vs. Diamondbacks  
57 Nick Kingham vs. Mets  
58 Jeremy Hellickson @Brewers @Marlins
59 Jack Flaherty @Reds  
60 Nathan Eovaldi vs. Yankees  
61 Mike Fiers vs. Indians  
62 Tyler Anderson vs. Astros  
63 Trevor Cahill @Rangers  
64 Miles Mikolas vs. Cubs  
65 Sean Manaea @Rockies  
66 Kevin Gausman vs. Red Sox vs. Rays
67 Johnny Cueto vs. Brewers  
68 Kyle Freeland vs. Athletics  
69 Jake Arrieta vs. Dodgers  
70 Cole Hamels vs. Athletics @Astros
71 Steven Matz @Pirates  
72 Tyson Ross vs. Diamondbacks  
73 James Shields @Angels  
74 Dan Straily vs. Nationals  
75 Chase Anderson @Giants  


On the Rise

Mike Fiers (SP #61, DET)

Tyler Anderson (SP #62, COL)

 

On the Decline

Jon Lester (SP #56, CHC)

Cole Hamels (SP #70, TEX)

 

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.