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

Braves633at NYM (3), vs.SF (3)
Marlins633vs.PHI (3), at CIN (3)
Mets660vs.ATL (3), vs.COL (3)
Phillies606at MIA (3), at WSH (3)
Nationals770vs.PIT (4), vs.PHI (3)
Cubs633vs.COL (3), at STL (3)
Reds660vs.MIL (3), vs.MIA (3)
Brewers770vs.STL (3), vs.CHC (4)
Pirates707at WSH (4), at MIL (3)
Cardinals550vs.CWS (2), vs.CHC (3)
Diamondbacks770vs.LAD (4), vs.HOU (3)
Rockies606at CHC (3), at NYM (3)
Dodgers707at ARI (4), at SD (3)
Padres633at SF (3), vs.LAD (3)
Giants633vs.SD (3), at ATL (3)
Orioles606at LAA (3), at OAK (3)
Red Sox734vs.KC (3), at TEX (4)
Yankees734at HOU (4), vs.CLE (3)
Rays633at DET (3), vs.TOR (3)
Blue Jays808at MIN (3), at CLE (2), at TB (3)
White Sox642at STL (2), vs.MIN (4)
Indians853vs.TEX (3), vs.TOR (2), at NYY (3)
Tigers734vs.TB (3), at KC (4)
Royals743at BOS (3), vs.DET (4)
Twins734vs.TOR (3), at CWS (4)
Astros743vs.NYY (4), at ARI (3)
Angels633vs.BAL (3), at SEA (3)
Athletics633at SEA (3), vs.BAL (3)
Mariners660vs.OAK (3), vs.LAA (3)
Rangers743at CLE (3), vs.BOS (4)


Who’s Hot

Ronald Acuna (OF, ATL)

Didi Gregorius (SS, NYY)

Ryon Healy (1B, SEA)

Ozzie Albies (2B, ATL)

Wilson Ramos (C, TB)


Who’s Not

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

Anthony Rizzo (1B, CHC)

Kole Calhoun (OF, LAA)

Billy Hamilton (OF, CIN)

Christian Yelich (OF, MIL)


Interleague Outlook

AstrosDiamondbacks3NoEvan Gattis
White SoxCardinals2NoMatt Davidson, Yolmer Sanchez


Top-25 SP Rankings

RankPitcherGame 1Game 2
1Max Scherzervs. Piratesvs. Phillies
2Chris Salevs. Royals@Rangers
3Patrick Corbinvs. Dodgers 
4Corey Klubervs. Rangers 
5Justin Verlandervs. Yankees@Diamondbacks
6Clayton Kershaw@Diamondbacks@Padres
7Noah Syndergaardvs. Bravesvs. Rockies
8Carlos Martinezvs. White Sox 
9Gerrit Cole@Diamondbacks 
10Jacob deGromvs. Braves 
11Jake Arrieta@Marlins@Nationals
12Blake Snell@Tigers 
13Luis Severino@Astros 
14Sean Manaea@Mariners 
15Trevor Bauervs. Rangers@Yankees
16Rick Porcello@Rangers 
17Aaron Nola@Marlins 
18Johnny Cueto@Braves 
19Stephen Strasburgvs. Pirates 
20Lance McCullersvs. Yankees 
21James Paxtonvs. Athletics 
22Eduardo Rodriguezvs. Royals@Rangers
23Charlie Mortonvs. Yankees@Diamondbacks
24Carlos Carrascovs. Blue Jays 
25Dylan Bundy@Angels 


On the Rise

Jake Arrieta (SP #11, PHI)

Eduardo Rodríguez (SP #22, BOS)


On the Decline

Stephen Strasburg (SP #19, WSH)

Dylan Bundy (SP #25, BAL)


SP Rankings 26-50

RankPitcherGame 1Game 2
26J.A. Happ@Rays 
27Masahiro Tanaka@Astros 
28Jon Lestervs. Rockies@Cardinals
29Aaron Sanchez@Twins@Rays
30Gio Gonzalezvs. Phillies 
31Jose Berrios@White Sox 
32Mike Clevingervs. Rangers@Yankees
33Zack Greinkevs. Dodgersvs. Astros
34Yu Darvishvs. Rockies 
35Michael Fulmervs. Rays 
36Mike Foltynewicz@Mets 
37Michael Wachavs. White Soxvs. Cubs
38Tanner Roarkvs. Piratesvs. Phillies
39Kyle Gibsonvs. Blue Jays@White Sox
40Tyson Ross@Giants 
41Hyun-Jin Ryu@Diamondbacks 
42Chris Archer@Tigers 
43Miles Mikolasvs. Cubs 
44Kevin Gausman@Athletics 
45Kyle Hendricksvs. Rockies 
46Sean Newcomb@Metsvs. Giants
47Nick Pivetta@Nationals 
48Reynaldo Lopezvs. Twins 
49Jose Quintana@Cardinals 
50Brandon McCarthyvs. Giants 


On the Rise

J.A. Happ (SP #26, TOR)

Michael Wacha (SP #37, STL)


On the Decline

José Berrios (SP #31, MIN)

Zack Greinke (SP #33, ARI)


SP Rankings 51-75

RankPitcherGame 1Game 2
51David Price@Rangers 
52Zack Godleyvs. Dodgers 
53Tyler Mahlevs. Marlins 
54Felix Hernandezvs. Athleticsvs. Angels
55Joey Lucchesivs. Dodgers 
56Tyler Chatwood@Cardinals 
57Chase Anderson@Reds 
58Jon Gray@Cubs 
59Trevor Cahillvs. Orioles 
60Andrew Triggs@Marinersvs. Orioles
61Trevor Williams@Brewers 
62Alex Wood@Diamondbacks 
63Tyler Skaggs@Mariners 
64Dallas Keuchelvs. Yankees 
65Jacob Faria@Tigersvs. Blue Jays
66Garrett Richards@Mariners 
67Junior Guerravs. Pirates 
68Caleb Smith@Reds 
69Luke Weavervs. Cubs 
70Drew Pomeranzvs. Royals 
71Ivan Nova@Nationals 
72Zack Wheelervs. Rockies 
73Jarlin Garciavs. Phillies 
74Marco Gonzalesvs. Angels 
75Chad Bettis@Mets 


On the Rise

Tyler Mahle (SP #53, CIN)

Caleb Smith (SP #68, MIA)


On the Decline

Alex Wood (SP #62, LAD)

Garrett Richards (SP #66, LAA)


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