Pittsburgh
Pirates
Stadium PNC Park
0-0 Overall | NL CENTRAL 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Regular season
Tue  7/21
vs
Padres
POSTPONED
Wed  7/22
vs
Padres
POSTPONED
Thu  7/23
vs
Padres
POSTPONED
Fri  7/24
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Sat  7/25
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Sun  7/26
@
Brewers
POSTPONED
Mon  7/27
@
Padres
POSTPONED
Tue  7/28
@
Padres
POSTPONED
Wed  7/29
@
Padres
POSTPONED
Fri  7/31
vs
Cardinals
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Pirates are not contenders to win the championship at 200/1, 0.5%. They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the NL either at 100/1, 1%. The Pirates are averaging 66.7 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 72.5 wins. At +500 the Pirates are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 0.9% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #14 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 44% of their games last season so their 69-93 met expectations. Putting a 100 units on them to win every game would have cost you -1346 units. They were not good against the spread going 76-86 (-2736 loss). They went over 92 times and came in under 63 times. In their next game vs the Rays they are only winning 30% of the simulations. 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

Since last season their average run differential is -0.94 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). This is the same ranking they have among home teams.

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 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
55 Bell, Josh 1B6-424008/14/19924No College
43 Brault, Steven SP6-019504/29/19924No College
--- Brito, Socrates 6-220509/06/19924No College
65 Brubaker, J.T. SP6-318511/17/19930Akron
57 Burdi, Nick RP6-322501/19/19932Louisville
--- Castro, Rodolfo 2B6-017005/21/19990No College
62 Cederlind, Blake RP6-319001/14/19960No College
30 Crick, Kyle RP6-422011/30/19923No College
63 Del Pozo, Miguel RP6-118010/14/19921No College
6 Dyson, Jarrod CF5-1016508/15/198410No College
72 Erlin, Robbie SP6-019010/08/19906No College
64 Evans, Phillip 3B5-1021209/10/19922No 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
--- Hartlieb, Geoff 6-623512/09/19931No College
13 Hayes, Ke'Bryan LF6-121001/28/19970No College
5 Heredia, Guillermo CF5-1018001/31/19914No College
49 Holland, Derek RP6-221310/09/198611No College
52 Holmes, Clay RP6-522503/27/19932No College
35 Kela, Keone RP6-120504/16/19935No College
23 Keller, Mitch SP6-221004/04/19961No College
39 Kuhl, Chad SP6-321509/10/19923No College
14 Maile, Luke C6-322502/06/19915Kentucky
19 Moran, Colin 3B6-420510/01/19924North Carolina
18 Murphy, John Ryan C5-1120505/13/19917No College
59 Musgrove, Joe SP6-523012/04/19924No College
66 Neverauskas, Dovydas RP6-322501/14/19933No College
27 Newman, Kevin SS6-018008/04/19932Arizona
67 Noesi, Hector RP6-320501/26/19876No College
36 Osuna, Jose 1B6-324012/12/19923No College
25 Polanco, Gregory RF6-523509/14/19916No College
10 Reynolds, Bryan LF6-3200No College
15 Riddle, JT SS6-118810/12/19913Kentucky
48 Rodriguez, Richard RP6-423003/04/19903No College
58 Stallings, Jacob C6-422012/22/19894North Carolina
46 Stratton, Chris RP6-221108/22/19904Mississippi State
3 Tucker, Cole SS6-320507/03/19961No College
71 Turley, Nik SP6-419509/11/19891No College
34 Williams, Trevor SP6-323004/25/19924Arizona State