|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The White Sox are not contenders to win the championship at 20000/1. They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the AL either at 10000/1. They are projected to win 72 games and come in under 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 56.9-79.1. At 60-76 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+275 units). They are not good against the spread (64-72) for a -657 loss. Their under-over record is 69-63 with 4 pushes. In their next game vs the Indians they are only winning 23% of the simulations. 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 -1.01 which ranks #12 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #10. They are the #12 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #13 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is -1.54.
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 Jose Abreu who is projected to be the #10 first baseman / DH 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|
|77||Adolfo, Micker||RF||6-4||255||09/11/1996||0||No College|
|7||Anderson, Tim||SS||6-1||185||06/23/1993||4||No College|
|73||Basabe, Luis||CF||6-0||180||08/26/1996||0||No College|
|84||Cease, Dylan||SP||6-2||200||12/28/1995||1||No College|
|31||Cishek, Steve||RP||6-6||217||06/18/1986||10||No College|
|48||Colome, Alex||RP||6-1||220||12/31/1988||7||No College|
|50||Cordero, Jimmy||RP||6-4||222||10/19/1991||2||No College|
|23||Encarnacion, Edwin||DH||6-1||230||01/07/1983||15||No College|
|70||Flores, Bernardo||SP||6-3||170||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|
|47||Gonzalez, Gio||SP||6-0||195||09/19/1985||12||No College|
|91||Gonzalez, Luis||LF||6-1||185||09/10/1995||0||New Mexico|
|24||Grandal, Yasmani||C||6-1||220||11/08/1988||8||Miami (FL)|
|52||Hamilton, Ian||RP||6-0||200||06/16/1995||1||Washington State|
|41||Herrera, Kelvin||RP||5-10||205||12/31/1989||9||No College|
|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|
|30||Mazara, Nomar||RF||6-4||215||04/26/1995||4||No College|
|20||Mendick, Danny||SS||5-10||189||09/28/1993||1||No College|
|10||Moncada, Yoan||3B||6-2||220||05/27/1995||4||No College|
|88||Robert, Luis||CF||6-3||205||08/03/1997||0||No College|
|55||Rodon, Carlos||SP||6-3||235||12/10/1992||5||NC State|
|76||Rutherford, Blake||CF||6-3||195||05/02/1997||0||No College|
|44||Zavala, Seby||C||5-11||210||08/28/1993||1||San Diego State|