Complete List of Announced 2020 MLB Opening Day Starting Pitchers


Summer baseball is finally on the horizon with MLB slated to begin its delayed 2020 season (barring another COVID setback) July 23 when the reigning champion Washington Nationals host the New York Yankees for a three-game set in our nation’s capital. With anticipation building for baseball’s imminent return, now is as good a time as any to track which pitchers will be on the mound for Opening Day.

As of July 21, all 30 teams have announced their Opening Day starters. The Mets were the last holdout, waiting until Tuesday to tap reigning Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom (who had been battling back tightness) as their starter for Friday's opener against division-rival Atlanta. You can find the league's full contingent of Opening Day starters in the list below:

Arizona Diamondbacks: Madison Bumgarner (6th), July 24 at San Diego Padres

Atlanta Braves: Mike Soroka (1st OD start), July 24 at New York Mets

Baltimore Orioles: John Means (1st), July 24 at Boston Red Sox

Boston Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi (1st), July 24 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks (1st), July 24 vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Chicago White Sox: Lucas Giolito (1st), July 24 vs. Minnesota Twins

Cincinnati Reds: Sonny Gray (3rd), July 24 vs. Detroit Tigers

Cleveland Indians: Shane Bieber (1st), July 24 vs. Kansas City Royals

Colorado Rockies: German Marquez (1st), July 24 at Texas Rangers

Detroit Tigers: Matthew Boyd (1st), July 24 at Cincinnati Reds

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander (12th), July 24 vs. Seattle Mariners

Kansas City Royals: Danny Duffy (3rd), July 24 at Cleveland Indians

Los Angeles Angels: Andrew Heaney (1st), July 24 at Oakland Athletics

Los Angeles Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (9th), July 23 vs. San Francisco Giants

Miami Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (1st), July 24 at Philadelphia Phillies

Milwaukee Brewers: Brandon Woodruff (1st), July 24 at Chicago Cubs

Minnesota Twins: Jose Berrios (2nd), July 24 at Chicago White Sox

New York Mets: Jacob deGrom (2nd), July 24 vs. Atlanta Braves

New York Yankees: Gerrit Cole (2nd), July 23 at Washington Nationals

Oakland Athletics: Frankie Montas (1st), July 24 vs. Los Angeles Angels

Philadelphia Phillies: Aaron Nola (3rd), July 24 vs. Miami Marlins

Pittsburgh Pirates: Joe Musgrove (1st), July 24 at St. Louis Cardinals

San Diego Padres: Chris Paddack (1st), July 24 vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

San Francisco Giants: Johnny Cueto (5th), July 23 at Los Angeles Dodgers

Seattle Mariners: Marco Gonzales (2nd), July 24 at Houston Astros

St. Louis Cardinals: Jack Flaherty (1st), July 24 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Tampa Bay Rays: Charlie Morton (1st), July 24 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Texas Rangers: Lance Lynn (1st), July 24 vs. Colorado Rockies

Toronto Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu (2nd), July 24 at Tampa Bay Rays

Washington Nationals: Max Scherzer (5th), July 23 vs. New York Yankees

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