Minnesota
Twins
Stadium Target Field
59-36 Overall | AL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Twins.2715351773.91
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  7/21
vs
Athletics
2:10pm
Mon  7/22
vs
Yankees
8:10pm
Tue  7/23
vs
Yankees
8:10pm
Wed  7/24
vs
Yankees
ESPN8:10pm
Thu  7/25
@
White Sox
8:10pm
Fri  7/26
@
White Sox
8:10pm
Sat  7/27
@
White Sox
7:10pm
Sun  7/28
@
White Sox
2:10pm
Tue  7/30
@
Marlins
7:10pm
Wed  7/31
@
Marlins
7:10pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING UP

The Twins are World Series contenders and their chances are clearly on the rise. In our pre-season forecast they had less than a 1% chance of winning it all. On 3/20 they had a 0.4% chance before increasing to 9.3% on 6/4. From the start of the season to now their chances are up significantly to 3.9%. They have a 61.6% chance of winning their division. They are projected to finish #3 in the conference and have a 86% chance of making the playoffs. Based on the odds, they have a 22.2% chance of winning the AL (7/2) and a 12.5% chance of winning it all (7/1). In simulations they make the World Series 10.9% of the time.

Season Strength of Schedule is Relatively Easy

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 46% #3 Easiest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 47% #5 Easiest

Twins' Season Forecast Changes

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B+

At 59-36 the Twins are greatly exceeding their money line projected win total of 51 wins. In the process of beating expectations they have had 36 impressive wins where they were given

Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +1.19 which ranks #2 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #3. They are the #1 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #2 ranked team among home teams. They are trending down. Their average run differential in their past 9 games is +0.67 (#9 over this stretch).

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

NEXT 10 GAME OUTLOOK: PARTLY SUNNY

The Twins next 10 game forecast looks like 'partly sunny skies'. They have 4 likely wins where they are winning >60% of the simulations which translates to being at least a -150 favorite, and just 3 games where they are a clear underdog. The rest of the games are toss ups.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game

JUL 19
CLOSE GAME
50% OAK
--
JUL 20
CLOSE GAME
49% OAK
--
JUL 21
CLOSE GAME
43% OAK
--
JUL 22
LIKELY LOSS
40% NYY
--
JUL 23
CLOSE GAME
46% NYY
--
JUL 24
CLOSE GAME
55% NYY
--
JUL 25
LIKELY WIN
61% @CHW
358 miles
JUL 26
LIKELY WIN
75% @CHW
-- miles
JUL 27
LIKELY WIN
66% @CHW
-- miles
JUL 28
LIKELY WIN
63% @CHW
-- miles

The most likely scenario over the next 10 games is a record of 5-5 (24% chance). Their chances of winning 7 or more are 26.8%. At #3 in the league, they are behind the Astros by half a point. With a +0.81 advantage in projected wins over their next 10 games they have a good chance of improving their league seed. They are ahead of the Indians by 4 points. With a -0.83 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 10 games they may find the gap between them closing.

The Fatigue Index factors for travel (miles, time zones crossed) and games played. Based on this index the Twins are the 17th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Twins are playing 14 games, traveling 8920 miles crossing 4 time zones. They rank #17 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (SP, RP, C, 1B/DH, 2B, 3B, SS, OF). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Adrianza, Ehire 3B6-117008/21/19897No College
2 Arraez, Luis 2B5-1015504/09/19971No College
17 Berrios, Jose SP6-118505/27/19944No College
15 Castro, Jason C6-321506/18/19879Stanford
60 Cave, Jake RF6-020012/04/19922No College
23 Cruz, Nelson DH6-223007/01/198015No College
21 Duffey, Tyler RP6-322012/27/19905Rice
18 Garver, Mitch C6-122001/15/19913New Mexico
44 Gibson, Kyle SP6-621510/23/19877Missouri
9 Gonzalez, Marwin 3B6-120803/14/19898No College
19 Harper, Ryne RP6-321503/27/19891No College
26 Kepler, Max RF6-420502/10/19935No College
52 Littell, Zack RP6-3190No College
65 May, Trevor RP6-524009/23/19895No College
12 Odorizzi, Jake SP6-219003/27/19908No College
38 Parker, Blake RP6-322506/19/19857Arkansas
33 Perez, Martin SP6-020004/04/19918No College
35 Pineda, Michael SP6-726001/18/19896No College
11 Polanco, Jorge SS5-1120007/05/19936No College
55 Rogers, Taylor RP6-317012/17/19904Kentucky
20 Rosario, Eddie LF6-118009/28/19915No College
22 Sano, Miguel 3B6-426005/11/19935No College
16 Schoop, Jonathan 2B6-122510/16/19917No College
53 Stewart, Kohl RP6-319510/07/19942No College