Pittsburgh
Pirates
Stadium PNC Park
55-75 Overall | NL CENTRAL 5th
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Pirates.2626041375.01
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  8/22
vs
Nationals
L1-7
Fri  8/23
vs
Reds
W3-2
Sat  8/24
vs
Reds
W14-0
Sun  8/25
vs
Reds
W9-8
Mon  8/26
@
Phillies
7:05pm
Tue  8/27
@
Phillies
7:05pm
Wed  8/28
@
Phillies
6:05pm
Thu  8/29
@
Rockies
8:40pm
Fri  8/30
@
Rockies
8:40pm
Sat  8/31
@
Rockies
8:10pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Pirates 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 NL either at 10000/1. They are projected to win 68 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 78.5. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +500 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 4.8% at 20/1, 4.8%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the NL.

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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 57.2-71.8. At 54-75 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-1352 units). They are not good against the spread (59-70) for a -1980 loss. Their over-under record is 72-52 with 5 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Cincinnati Reds. 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 average run differential is -0.85 which ranks #14 in the NL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #13 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #14 ranked team among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is -0.92 which ranks them #11 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 Josh Bell who is projected to be the #7 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
67 Agrazal, Dario SP6-224012/28/19941No College
55 Bell, Josh 1B6-424008/14/19924No College
43 Brault, Steven SP6-019504/29/19924No College
53 Cabrera, Melky RF5-1021008/11/198415No College
30 Crick, Kyle RP6-422011/30/19923No College
32 Diaz, Elias C6-122011/17/19905No College
45 Feliz, Michael RP6-424006/28/19935No College
26 Frazier, Adam 2B5-1018012/14/19914Mississippi State
2 Gonzalez, Erik SS6-320508/31/19914No College
35 Kela, Keone RP6-120504/16/19935No College
23 Keller, Mitch SP6-221004/04/19961No College
47 Liriano, Francisco RP6-222510/26/198314No College
49 Markel, Parker RP6-420009/15/19901No College
6 Marte, Starling CF6-119010/09/19888No College
19 Moran, Colin 3B6-420510/01/19924North Carolina
59 Musgrove, Joe SP6-523012/04/19924No College
27 Newman, Kevin SS6-018008/04/19932Arizona
36 Osuna, Jose 3B6-324012/12/19923No College
15 Reyes, Pablo RF5-817509/05/19932No College
10 Reynolds, Bryan LF6-3200No College
48 Rodriguez, Richard RP6-423003/04/19903No College
58 Stallings, Jacob C6-422012/22/19894North Carolina
46 Stratton, Chris RP6-221108/22/19904Mississippi State
73 Vazquez, Felipe RP6-222507/05/19915No College
34 Williams, Trevor SP6-323004/25/19924Arizona State