Pittsburgh
Pirates
Stadium PNC Park
0-0 Overall | NL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Preseason
Sat  2/23
@
Phillies
1:05pm
Sun  2/24
vs
Marlins
1:05pm
Mon  2/25
vs
Red Sox
1:05pm
Tue  2/26
@
Twins
1:05pm
Wed  2/27
vs
Blue Jays
1:05pm
Thu  2/28
@
Yankees
1:05pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND 2019 OUTLOOK

The regular season went better than expected. They won 82 games vs an expected win total of 78.7. They exceeded expectations on both the road and at home. They went 38-43 on the road and were expected to win 36.2. Their 55% home win percentage was better than expected (53.1%). We are only projecting 78.2 wins in our latest season forecast for next season and are projected to finish tenth in the National League. There is not much of a gap between them and the #8 ranked Rockies who are projected for 80.9 wins. They are a longshot contender with a 0.4% chance of winning the World Series based on simulations and a 1.1% chance of reaching the Series. They are not a good futures betting value with championship odds of 100/1, 1% and odds to win the NL at 50/1, 2%.

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TEAM STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is better than it should be. Since last season their average run differential is -0.01 which ranks #9 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #7. They are the #9 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

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TEAM STATS AND BETTING RESULT GAMELOG

Below is a betting recap of all 161 regular games. Anyone who backed the Pirates in all of their games would have earned a +144 unit profit at a 100 per game risk. Against the run line, they have lost -1380 units risking 100 units on each pick (80-81 PL). They are down against the run line at home and on the road.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
24 Archer, Chris SP6-219509/26/19887No College
55 Bell, Josh 1B6-424008/14/19923No College
43 Brault, Steven RP6-019504/29/19923No College
65 Brubaker, J.T. SP6-318511/17/19930No College
57 Burdi, Nick RP6-322501/19/19931No College
29 Cervelli, Francisco C6-121003/06/198611No College
5 Chisenhall, Lonnie 3B6-219010/04/19888No College
30 Crick, Kyle RP6-422011/30/19922No College
32 Diaz, Elias C6-122011/17/19904No College
12 Dickerson, Corey LF6-121005/22/19896No College
78 Escobar, Luis SP6-120505/30/19960No College
45 Feliz, Michael RP6-424006/28/19934No College
26 Frazier, Adam SS5-1018012/14/19913No College
2 Gonzalez, Erik 2B6-320508/31/19913No College
52 Holmes, Clay SP6-522503/27/19931No College
16 Kang, Jung Ho 3B6-021504/05/19873No College
35 Kela, Keone RP6-120504/16/19934No College
23 Keller, Mitch SP6-221004/04/19960No College
49 Kingham, Nick SP6-523511/08/19911No College
44 Kramer, Kevin 2B6-020010/03/19931No College
39 Kuhl, Chad SP6-321509/10/19923No College
60 Liranzo, Jesus RP6-222503/07/19950No College
31 Lyles, Jordan SP6-523010/19/19908No College
6 Marte, Starling CF6-119010/09/19887No College
51 Martin, Jason CF5-918509/05/19950No College
19 Moran, Colin 3B6-420510/01/19923No College
59 Musgrove, Joe SP6-523012/04/19923No College
66 Neverauskas, Dovydas RP6-322501/14/19932No College
27 Newman, Kevin SS6-018008/04/19931No College
36 Osuna, Jose 1B6-324012/12/19922No College
25 Polanco, Gregory RF6-523509/14/19915No College
15 Reyes, Pablo 2B5-817509/05/19931No College
48 Rodriguez, Richard RP6-423003/04/19902No College
37 Santana, Edgar RP6-219010/16/19912No College
64 Slegers, Aaron RP6-1025509/04/19922No College
58 Stallings, Jacob C6-422012/22/19893No College
50 Taillon, Jameson SP6-523011/18/19913No College
3 Tucker, Cole SS6-320507/03/19960No College
73 Vazquez, Felipe RP6-222507/05/19914No College
34 Williams, Trevor SP6-323004/25/19923No College