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***Postponements, injuries, skipping of fifth starters, and the like can always shuffle a rotation at a moment’s notice, so please know that these predictions are heavily researched but may not end up being 100% accurate***
*Five games this week: Seattle, but they will skip the fifth starter due to Hisashi Iwakuma’s continued shoulder issues.
*The D’Backs decided to throw Randall Delgado on June 25th to give their rotation an extra day to rest.
*Bartolo Colon was slated to return from injury Monday but had a setback, and the Braves are using six starters this week.
*Carlos Rodon will likely be ready to make his season debut early this week (Tuesday or Wednesday). I am slotting him in on Wednesday after Quintana, bumping everyone else back a day and removing David Holmberg from the rotation. UPDATE: This is now scheduled to happen.
*Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, and Minnesota will each need a fill-in starter for one game of Saturday’s twin bills.
*Santiago should only need one rehab start in week 12 before returning. UPDATE: confirmed.
*Kenta Maeda is now two-starting as Brandon McCarthy hits the DL.
*Cole Hamels returns from the DL on Monday.
Zack Greinke ARZ vs. PHI (Nick Pivetta), vs. COL (Tyler Chatwood)
Taijuan Walker ARZ vs. STL (Carlos Martinez), vs. COL (German Marquez)
Kevin Gausman BAL @ TOR (Joe Biagini), vs. TB (Alex Cobb)
Chris Sale BOS vs. MIN (Jose Berrios), @ TOR (Francisco Liriano)
Drew Pomeranz BOS vs. MIN (Hector Santiago), @ TOR (Joe Biagini)
Eddie Butler CHC @ WAS (Gio Gonzalez), @ CIN (Brandon Finnegan)
Jake Arrieta CHC @ WAS (Max Scherzer), @ CIN (Tim Adleman)
Jose Quintana CWS vs. NYY (Luis Severino), vs. TEX (Tyson Ross)
Brandon Finnegan CIN @ STL (Michael Wacha), vs. CHC (Eddie Butler)
Tim Adleman CIN vs. MIL (Junior Guerra), vs. CHC (Jake Arrieta)
Carlos Carrasco CLE vs. TEX (Cole Hamels), @ DET (Jordan Zimmermann)
Mike Clevinger CLE vs. TEX (Tyson Ross), @ DET (Justin Verlander)
German Marquez COL @ SF (Jeff Samardzija), @ ARZ (Taijuan Walker)
Justin Verlander DET vs. KC (Matt Strahm), vs. CLE (Mike Clevinger)
Mike Fiers HOU vs. OAK (Sean Manaea), vs. NYY (Luis Severino)
Matt Strahm KC @ DET (Justin Verlander), vs. MIN (Hector Santiago)
Ricky Nolasco LAA @ LAD (Rich Hill), vs. SEA (Ariel Miranda)
Jesse Chavez LAA @ LAD (Kenta Maeda), vs. SEA (James Paxton)
Rich Hill LAD vs. LAA (Ricky Nolasco), @ SD (Trevor Cahill?)
Kenta Maeda LAD vs. LAA (Jesse Chavez), @ SD (Jhoulys Chacin)
Dan Straily MIA vs. NYM (Robert Gsellman), @ MIL (Junior Guerra)
Junior Guerra MIL @ CIN (Tim Adleman), vs. MIA (Dan Straily)
Jose Berrios MIN @ BOS (Chris Sale), @ KC (Jason Hammel)
Hector Santiago MIN @ BOS (Drew Pomeranz), @ KC (Matt Strahm)
Robert Gsellman NYM @ MIA (Dan Straily), vs. PHI (Nick Pivetta)
Jordan Montgomery NYY @ CWS (David Holmberg), @ HOU (Brad Peacock)
Luis Severino NYY @ CWS (Jose Quintana), @ HOU (Mike Fiers)
Sean Manaea OAK @ HOU (Mike Fiers), vs. ATL (Julio Teheran)
Nick Pivetta PHI @ ARZ (Zack Greinke), @ NYM (Robert Gsellman)
Trevor Williams PIT vs. TB (Alex Cobb), vs. SF (Jeff Samardzija)
Jhoulys Chacin SD vs. ATL (Sean Newcomb), vs. LAD (Kenta Maeda)
Jeff Samardzija SF vs. COL (German Marquez), @ PIT (Trevor Williams)
James Paxton SEA vs. PHI (Aaron Nola), @ LAA (Jesse Chavez)
Michael Wacha STL vs. CIN (Brandon Finnegan), vs. WAS (Gio Gonzalez)
Carlos Martinez STL @ ARZ (Taijuan Walker), vs. WAS (Max Scherzer)
Alex Cobb TB @ PIT (Trevor Williams), @ BAL (Kevin Gausman)
Cole Hamels TEX @ CLE (Carlos Carrasco), @ CWS (Derek Holland)
Tyson Ross TEX @ CLE (Mike Clevinger), @ CWS (Jose Quintana)
Joe Biagini TOR vs. BAL (Kevin Gausman), vs. BOS (Drew Pomeranz)
Gio Gonzalez WAS vs. CHC (Eddie Butler), @ STL (Michael Wacha)
Max Scherzer WAS vs. CHC (Jake Arrieta), @ STL (Carlos Martinez)
Park Ratings for Pitchers*
Favorable: HOU, LAA, MIA, NYM, OAK, SF, STL, TB
Unfavorable: ARZ, BAL, BOS, CIN, CLE, COL, CWS, MIL, NYY, PHI, TEX, TOR
Neutral: CHC, DET, KC, LAD, MIN, PIT, SD, SEA, WAS, ATL (unknown at this time)
*Favorable/Unfavorable ratings are based on 2015-2016 ESPN and RotoGrinders Park Factors (with emphasis on HR/R/AVG PF)
**NOTE!** These ratings are general, but each park is specific to certain types of hitters – some are good for left-handed power while others are good for right-handed power; some are good for scoring runs, but bad for hitting HR and vice versa. For example, KC’s park is good for scoring runs, but awful for hitting HRs. Each park’s specific strengths and weaknesses can be found here: https://rotogrinders.com/pages/ballpark-factors-49556.