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Matchups aren't everything. Anytime we venture into these waters, I like to reiterate that a good player trumps a good matchup.

But with so little of the season remaining and long-term consequences now basically out the window, it's worth pursuing whatever edge you can in the week-to-week. The trade deadline, now long since passed, has widened the gap between the best teams and the worst, and there are advantages to be gained in the margins.

The goal here is to help you identify some of those advantages, whether it's to get a jump on your competition with regard to the waiver wire or to help you plan your lineup decisions for the final two-plus weeks.

What follows are four tables, each depicting eight teams: the ones with the best remaining hitter matchups, the worst remaining hitter matchups, the best remaining pitcher matchups and the worst remaining pitcher matchups. For each team, I suggest a few players who could be impacted by the matchups. Some players are too high-end to mention. Others are too low-end to mention. The ones I do mention are in that middle range that may actually be subject to start/sit decisions.

It doesn't mean you have to start or sit them based on whatever table they're in. Again, matchups aren't everything, and each individual week brings its own considerations anyway. I'm only giving you a general overview of the next two-plus weeks, with a particular emphasis on the next two since so many lineups are already locked in for the rest of this one.

It's meant to be just a rough guide given that we don't know which pitchers are pitching on which days, but it gives you something to work with when trying to maximize your roster for the home stretch.

Best remaining matchups for hitters

This weekNext weekFinal weekImpacted players
@PHI3
@MIL3
MIN2
STL4
@PIT3
@STL3
-Frank Schwindel
-Ian Happ
-Rafael Ortega
-Patrick Wisdom
LAA3
@TEX3
@DET3
@CLE3
CIN2
DET3
-Andrew Vaughn
-Cesar Hernandez
@PIT3
LAD3
PIT3
WAS4
@CHW2
@PIT3
-Kyle Farmer
-Tyler Naquin
@MIN3
@NYY3
KC4
CHW5
@KC3
@TEX3
-Amed Rosario
-Bobby Bradley
-Myles Straw
@ATL3
WAS3
LAD3
SF3
WAS3
@ARI3
-C.J. Cron
-Brendan Rodgers
-Elias Diaz
-Raimel Tapia
OAK3
SEA3
@CLE4
@DET3
CLE3
MIN3
-Adalberto Mondesi
-Nicky Lopez
-Andrew Benintendi
-Carlos Santana
@NYY1
CLE3
@TOR3
@CHC2
TOR4
DET3
@KC3
-Miguel Sano
-Max Kepler
-Luis Arraez
BOS3
@KC3
@OAK4
@LAA3
OAK3
LAA3
-Ty France
-Abraham Toro
-Jarred Kelenic
-Luis Torrens
Worst remaining matchups for hitters

This weekNext weekFinal weekImpacted players
@LAD3
@HOU3
ATL4
LAD3
@SF3
COL3
-Josh Rojas
-Daulton Varsho
-Carson Kelly
-Pavin Smith
@CHW3
OAK3
HOU4
SEA3
@TEX3
@SEA3
-Jo Adell
-David Fletcher
-Max Stassi
@WAS3
PIT3
WAS3
@TB3
@NYM4
PHI3
-Jesus Aguilar
-Jazz Chisholm
-Jesus Sanchez
-Bryan De La Cruz
STL3
PHI3
@BOS2
@MIL3
MIA4
@ATL3
-Michael Conforto
-Jonathan Villar
@KC3
@LAA3
SEA4
HOU3
@SEA3
@HOU3
-Matt Chapman
-Mark Canha
-Josh Harrison
CIN3
@MIA3
@CIN3
@PHI4
CHC3
CIN3
-Ke'Bryan Hayes
@SF4
@STL3
SF3
ATL4
@LAD3
@SF3
-Trent Grisham
-Tommy Pham
-Eric Hosmer
-Adam Frazier
-Wil Myers
@TOR3
DET4
TOR3
MIA3
@HOU3
@NYY3
-Austin Meadows
-Mike Zunino
Best remaining matchups for pitchers

This weekNext weekFinal weekImpacted players
@SEA
BAL3
NYM2
NYY3
@BAL3
@WAS3
-Nathan Eovaldi
-Eduardo Rodriguez
-Nick Pivetta
@PHI3
@MIL3
MIN2
STL4
@PIT3
@STL3
-Kyle Hendricks
LAA3
@TEX3
@DET3
@CLE5
CIN2
DET3
-Dylan Cease
-Reynaldo Lopez
@MIN3
@NYY3
KC4
CHW5
@KC3
@TEX3
-Aaron Civale
-Triston McKenzie
-Cal Quantrill
OAK3
SEA3
@CLE4
@DET3
CLE3
MIN3
-Carlos Hernandez
-Brady Singer
-Mike Minor
-Daniel Lynch
@CHW3
OAK3
HOU4
SEA3
@TEX3
@SEA3
-Jose Suarez
@DET2
CHC3
STL4
NYM3
@STL3
@LAD3
-Eric Lauer
-Adrian Houser
CHC3
@NYM3
BAL3
PIT4
@ATL3
@MIA3
-Kyle Gibson
-Ranger Suarez
Worst remaining matchups for pitchers

This weekNext weekFinal weekImpacted players
@LAD3
@HOU3
ATL4
LAD3
@SF3
COL3
-Zac Gallen
-Madison Bumgarner
NYY3
@BOS3
@PHI3
TEX4
BOS3
@TOR3
-John Means
@ATL3
WAS3
LAD3
SF3
WAS3
@ARI3
-German Marquez
-Jon Gray
-Kyle Freeland
-Antonio Senzatela
MIN1
@BAL3
CLE3
TEX3
@BOS3
@TOR3
TB3
-Jordan Montgomery
-Nestor Cortes
-Corey Kluber
-Jameson Taillon
-Luis Gil
CIN3
@MIA3
@CIN3
@PHI4
CHC3
CIN3
-Bryse Wilson
@SF4
@STL3
SF3
ATL4
@LAD3
@SF3
-Yu Darvish
@TOR3
DET4
TOR3
MIA3
@HOU3
@NYY3
-Shane McClanahan
-Luis Patino
-Michael Wacha
-Ryan Yarbrough
MIA3
COL3
@MIA3
@CIN4
@COL3
BOS3
-Josiah Gray
-Patrick Corbin
-Erick Fedde