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# GamesHomeAwayOpponents
Braves770vs. STL (3), vs. PHI (4)
Marlins660vs. WSH (2), vs. CIN (4)
Mets707at PHI (3), at WSH (4)
Nationals 642at MIA (2), vs. NYM (4)
Phillies734vs. NYM (3), at ATL (4)
Brewers633vs. CIN (3), at PIT (3)
Cardinals633at ATL (3), vs. SF (3)
Cubs606at ARI (3), at CHW (3)
Pirates660vs. KC (3), vs. MIL (3)
Reds707at MIL (3), at MIA (4)
Diamondbacks660vs. CHC (3), vs. COL (3)
Dodgers660vs. COL (3), vs. SD (3)
Giants606at SD (3), at STL (3)
Padres633vs. SF (3), at LAD (3)
Rockies606at LAD (3), at ARI (3)
Blue Jays743at BAL (3), vs. TB (4)
Orioles633vs. TOR (3), at NYY (3)
Rays707at TEX (3), at TOR (4)
Red Sox606at NYY (3), at CLE (3)
Yankees660vs. BOS (3), vs. BAL (3)
Indians660vs. CHW (3), vs. BOS (3)
Royals707at PIT (3), at DET (4)
Tigers770vs. MIN (3), vs. KC (4)
Twins606at DET (3), at OAK (3)
White Sox633at CLE (3), at CHC (3)
Angels606at OAK (3), at HOU (3)
Astros660vs. SEA (3), vs. LAA (3)
Athletics660vs. LAA (3), vs. MIN (3)
Mariners606at HOU (3), at TEX (3)
Rangers660vs. TB (3), vs. SEA (3)


Interleague Outlook


Away TeamHome TeamGamesDH?Player(s) Impacted
CubsWhite Sox3YesDavid Bote , Ben Zobrist , Ian Happ
RoyalsPirates3NoRosell Herrera , Hunter


Top 25 SP Rankings

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

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


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