Pittsburgh
Pirates
Stadium PNC Park
69-93 Overall | NL CENTRAL 5th
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Pirates.2657581635.18
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  9/19
vs
Mariners
L / 115-6
Fri  9/20
@
Brewers
L1-10
Sat  9/21
@
Brewers
L1-10
Sun  9/22
@
Brewers
L3-4
Tue  9/24
vs
Cubs
W9-2
Wed  9/25
vs
Cubs
W4-2
Thu  9/26
vs
Cubs
W9-5
Fri  9/27
vs
Reds
W6-5
Sat  9/28
vs
Reds
L / 122-4
Sun  9/29
vs
Reds
L1-3
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 3 teams who have 5000/1 odds to win the World Series. They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the NL either at 2500/1. They are projected to win 72 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 #13 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

After 137 games, their expected win percentage is 44% based on the money line odds. At 60-77 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down quite a bit (-912 units). They are not good against the spread (66-71) for a -1533 loss. Their over-under record is 77-55 with 5 pushes. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Miami Marlins. 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 -0.72 which ranks #13 in the NL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #12 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #14 ranked team among home teams. Based on run differential, they are trending up. Their average run differential in their past 14 games is 0 (#8 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 Josh Bell who is projected to be the #11 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
24 Archer, Chris SP6-219509/26/19888No College
55 Bell, Josh 1B6-424008/14/19924No College
43 Brault, Steven SP6-019504/29/19924No College
65 Brubaker, J.T. SP6-318511/17/19930Akron
57 Burdi, Nick RP6-322501/19/19932Louisville
--- Cederlind, Blake P6-319001/14/19960No College
--- Craig, Will 3B6-3235No College
30 Crick, Kyle RP6-422011/30/19923No College
--- Cruz, Oneil 3B6-615010/04/19980No 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
72 Hartlieb, Geoff RP6-623512/09/19931No College
--- Hayes, Ke'Bryan LF6-121001/28/19970No College
52 Holmes, Clay RP6-522503/27/19932No College
61 Howard, Sam RP6-419103/05/19932No College
35 Kela, Keone RP6-120504/16/19935No College
23 Keller, Mitch SP6-221004/04/19961No College
44 Kramer, Kevin RF6-020010/03/19932UCLA
39 Kuhl, Chad SP6-321509/10/19923No College
6 Marte, Starling CF6-119010/09/19888No College
51 Martin, Jason LF5-918509/05/19951No College
19 Moran, Colin 3B6-420510/01/19924North Carolina
59 Musgrove, Joe SP6-523012/04/19924No College
66 Neverauskas, Dovydas RP6-322501/14/19933No College
27 Newman, Kevin SS6-018008/04/19932Arizona
36 Osuna, Jose 1B6-324012/12/19923No College
25 Polanco, Gregory RF6-523509/14/19916No College
--- Ponce, Cody P6-624004/25/19940No College
15 Reyes, Pablo LF5-817509/05/19932No College
10 Reynolds, Bryan LF6-3200No College
71 Rios, Yacksel RP6-320406/27/19933No College
48 Rodriguez, Richard RP6-423003/04/19903No College
37 Santana, Edgar RP6-219010/16/19912No College
58 Stallings, Jacob C6-422012/22/19894North Carolina
46 Stratton, Chris RP6-221108/22/19904Mississippi State
50 Taillon, Jameson SP6-523011/18/19914No College
3 Tucker, Cole SS6-320507/03/19961No College
73 Vazquez, Felipe RP6-222507/05/19915No College
34 Williams, Trevor SP6-323004/25/19924Arizona State