|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 86-64. At 87-63 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-338 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (81-69) for a +428 profit. Their under-over record is 83-65 with 2 pushes. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Detroit Tigers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their odds to win it all are 50/1, 2% (#12). Their 0.9% chance is #12 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the AL 2.2% of the time and are not a good value at 25/1, 3.8%. They are projected to win 95 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 91. Their playoff chances stand at 37.9% (1.3% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #6 in the AL.
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their average run differential is +0.73 which ranks #6 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #5 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #6 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is +0.75 which ranks them #5 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.
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 Francisco Lindor who is projected to be the #1 shortstop 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.
|1||Allen, Greg||LF||6-0||175||03/15/1993||3||San Diego State|
|10||Bauers, Jake||LF||6-1||195||10/06/1995||2||No College|
|57||Bieber, Shane||SP||6-3||195||05/31/1995||2||No College|
|59||Carrasco, Carlos||SP||6-3||212||03/21/1987||10||No College|
|2||Chang, Yu||3B||6-1||180||08/18/1995||1||No College|
|90||Cimber, Adam||RP||6-4||180||08/15/1990||2||No College|
|67||Civale, Aaron||SP||6-1||210||06/12/1995||1||No College|
|52||Clevinger, Mike||SP||6-4||202||12/21/1990||4||No College|
|36||Clippard, Tyler||RP||6-3||200||02/14/1985||13||No College|
|38||Haase, Eric||C||5-10||190||12/18/1992||2||No College|
|33||Hand, Brad||RP||6-3||220||03/20/1990||9||No College|
|50||Hoyt, James||RP||6-6||230||09/30/1986||4||No College|
|70||Karinchak, James||RP||6-3||230||09/22/1995||1||No College|
|22||Kipnis, Jason||2B||5-11||195||04/03/1987||9||Arizona State|
|12||Lindor, Francisco||SS||5-11||190||11/14/1993||5||No College|
|8||Luplow, Jordan||RF||6-1||195||09/26/1993||3||Fresno State|
|88||Maton, Phil||RP||6-3||220||03/25/1993||3||Louisiana Tech|
|35||Mercado, Oscar||CF||6-2||175||12/16/1994||1||No College|
|61||Otero, Dan||RP||6-3||215||02/19/1985||8||No College|
|39||Perez, Oliver||RP||6-3||225||08/15/1981||17||No College|
|55||Perez, Roberto||C||5-11||225||12/23/1988||6||No College|
|65||Plesac, Zach||SP||6-2||200||No College|
|66||Puig, Yasiel||RF||6-2||240||12/07/1990||7||No College|
|32||Reyes, Franmil||DH||6-5||275||07/07/1995||2||No College|
|68||Rodriguez, Jefry||SP||6-6||232||07/26/1993||2||No College|
|41||Santana, Carlos||1B||5-11||210||04/08/1986||10||No College|
|17||Velazquez, Andrew||3B||5-8||155||07/14/1994||2||No College|
|54||Wood, Hunter||RP||6-1||165||08/12/1993||3||No College|
|4||Zimmer, Bradley||CF||6-5||220||11/27/1992||3||No College|