Minnesota
Twins
Stadium Target Field
93-58 Overall | AL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Twins.2718762894.18
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  9/19
vs
Royals
7:40pm
Fri  9/20
vs
Royals
8:10pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Royals
7:10pm
Sun  9/22
vs
Royals
2:10pm
Tue  9/24
@
Tigers
6:40pm
Wed  9/25
@
Tigers
6:40pm
Thu  9/26
@
Tigers
1:10pm
Fri  9/27
@
Royals
8:15pm
Sat  9/28
@
Royals
7:15pm
Sun  9/29
@
Royals
3:15pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 150 games, their expected win percentage is 55% based on the money line odds. They are ahead of expectations with their 92-58 record. Money line betters would be up big taking them in every game (+1288 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (84-66) for a +451 profit. Their over-under record is 76-68 with 6 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Chicago White Sox. 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 12/1, 7.7% (#5). Our projection recommends not betting on them to win it all. Their 5.4% chance is #5 in the league. In simulations, they win the AL 13.9% of the time and are not a good value at 6/1, 14.3%. Their pre-season futures line was 84 wins so they have hit the over. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs and to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the AL.

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their average run differential is +1.13 which ranks #3 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #1 ranked team in run differential in road games, vs #5 in home games. They are trending down. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is -0.46 (#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 Nelson Cruz who is projected to be the #1 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
13 Adrianza, Ehire SS6-117008/21/19897No College
66 Alcala, Jorge RP6-318007/28/19950No College
2 Arraez, Luis 2B5-1015504/09/19971No College
64 Astudillo, Willians C5-922510/14/19912No 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
68 Dobnak, Randy RP6-121001/17/19951No College
21 Duffey, Tyler RP6-322012/27/19905Rice
49 Dyson, Sam RP6-121005/07/19888South Carolina
18 Garver, Mitch C6-122001/15/19913New Mexico
44 Gibson, Kyle SP6-621510/23/19877Missouri
9 Gonzalez, Marwin RF6-120803/14/19898No College
51 Graterol, Brusdar RP6-118008/26/19981No College
19 Harper, Ryne RP6-321503/27/19891No College
39 Hildenberger, Trevor RP6-221112/15/19903California
26 Kepler, Max RF6-420502/10/19935No College
27 LaMarre, Ryan CF6-121011/21/19885Michigan
52 Littell, Zack RP6-422010/05/19952No College
65 May, Trevor RP6-524009/23/19895No College
41 Miller, Ian CF6-017002/21/19921No College
12 Odorizzi, Jake SP6-219003/27/19908No College
33 Perez, Martin SP6-020004/04/19918No College
11 Polanco, Jorge SS5-1120007/05/19936No College
55 Rogers, Taylor RP6-317012/17/19904Kentucky
77 Romero, Fernando RP6-021512/24/19942No College
54 Romo, Sergio RP5-1118503/04/198312No College
20 Rosario, Eddie LF6-118009/28/19915No College
22 Sano, Miguel 3B6-426005/11/19935No College
16 Schoop, Jonathan 2B6-122510/16/19917No College
31 Smeltzer, Devin SP6-318509/07/19951No College
61 Stashak, Cody RP6-017406/04/19941No College
53 Stewart, Kohl RP6-319510/07/19942No College
43 Thorpe, Lewis RP6-116011/23/19951No College
74 Torreyes, Ronald SS5-815109/02/19925No College
30 Wade, LaMonte CF6-118901/01/19941Maryland