|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The White Sox are not contenders to win the championship at 20000/1. They are one of 2 teams with these odds (#23 in the league). They do not win the World Series in any simulations. They are not a good value to win the AL either at 10000/1. They are projected to win 74 games and live up to their pre-season futures line of 73.5. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +800 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 0.3% at 25/1, 3.8%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the AL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 54-75. At 59-70 they ahead of expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+798 units). They are not good against the spread (63-66) for a -210 loss. Their under-over record is 65-60 with 4 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Texas Rangers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record is better than it should be. Their average run differential is -0.9 which ranks #12 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #10. They are the #11 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #13 ranked team among home teams. Based on run differential, they are trending up. Their average run differential in their past 14 games is -0.07 (#7 over this stretch).
TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Yoan Moncada who is projected to be the #4 second baseman the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|79||Abreu, Jose||1B||6-3||245||01/29/1987||6||No College|
|7||Anderson, Tim||SS||6-1||185||06/23/1993||4||No College|
|21||Castillo, Welington||C||5-10||220||04/24/1987||10||No College|
|84||Cease, Dylan||SP||6-1||175||No College|
|48||Colome, Alex||RP||6-1||220||12/31/1988||7||No College|
|60||Cordero, Jimmy||RP||6-4||222||10/19/1991||2||No College|
|54||Detwiler, Ross||SP||6-5||210||03/06/1986||11||No College|
|57||Fry, Jace||RP||6-1||205||07/09/1993||3||Oregon State|
|28||Garcia, Leury||CF||5-8||180||03/18/1991||7||No College|
|27||Giolito, Lucas||SP||6-6||245||07/14/1994||4||No College|
|17||Goins, Ryan||3B||5-10||180||02/13/1988||7||No College|
|41||Herrera, Kelvin||RP||5-10||205||12/31/1989||9||No College|
|45||Jay, Jon||RF||5-11||195||03/15/1985||10||Miami (FL)|
|74||Jimenez, Eloy||LF||6-4||220||11/27/1996||1||No College|
|40||Lopez, Reynaldo||SP||5-11||200||01/04/1994||4||No College|
|43||Marshall, Evan||RP||6-2||225||04/18/1990||6||Kansas State|
|10||Moncada, Yoan||3B||6-2||220||05/27/1995||4||No College|
|46||Nova, Ivan||SP||6-5||250||01/12/1987||10||No College|
|64||Osich, Josh||RP||6-3||232||09/03/1988||5||Oregon State|
|5||Sanchez, Yolmer||2B||5-11||185||06/29/1992||6||No College|
|53||Santiago, Hector||SP||6-0||215||12/16/1987||9||No College|
|32||Skole, Matt||DH||6-4||220||07/30/1989||2||Georgia Tech|