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Hitter matchup ratings for Week 24: Sept. 18-24

A five-game schedule in Week 24 should have you sliding your Giants hitters to the bench. Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster has been updated as of Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 10:45 a.m. ET.

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The chart below lists each of the 30 teams' total number of scheduled games, home games and games versus right- and left-handed pitchers, and provides a matchup rating for the week's games in terms of overall offense, offense for left- and right-handed hitters and base stealing. Matchup ratings for each individual game are listed under the corresponding date.

H: Hitters' matchup rating, which accounts for the opposing starting pitcher's history (three years' worth and past 21 days) and ballpark factors.
L: Hitters' matchup rating accounting only for left-handed hitters.
R: Hitters' matchup rating accounting for only right-handed hitters.
S: Base stealing matchup rating, which accounts for the opponent's catchers' ability to throw out opposing base stealers. Ratings range from 1-10, with 10 representing the best possible matchup, statistically speaking, and 1 representing the worst.