|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Mariners are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. They are projected to win 68 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 73.5. In simulations, they have been eliminated from playoff contention. They were a +2000 'underdog' to make the playoffs in the preseason. Their preseason chances to win the division were 0.3% at 40/1, 2.4%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #11 in the AL.
For winning picks against the spread, total and money line for all MLB games by our proven computer model and leading handicappers visit SportsLine.com where you can also get fantasy basketball and daily fantasy optimal lineups from CBSSports' Top Experts.
REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
After 138 games, their expected win percentage is 44% based on the money line odds. At 58-80 they are in line with these expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (-1542 units). They are not good against the spread (69-69) for a -521 loss. Their over-under record is 77-51 with 10 pushes. In their next game vs the Cubs they are only winning 34% 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
Their average run differential is -0.72 which ranks #11 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #11 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #10 ranked team among home teams. Based on run differential, they are trending up. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is +0.38 (#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 Kyle Seager who is projected to be the #15 third baseman 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.
|53||Altavilla, Dan||RP||5-11||200||09/08/1992||4||No College|
|46||Bautista, Gerson||RP||6-3||200||05/31/1995||2||No College|
|65||Brennan, Brandon||RP||6-4||220||07/26/1991||1||No College|
|30||Cortes, Nestor||SP||5-11||190||12/10/1994||2||No College|
|3||Crawford, J.P.||SS||6-2||180||01/11/1995||3||No College|
|35||Dunn, Justin||SP||6-2||170||No College|
|16||Edwards, Carl||RP||6-3||170||09/03/1991||5||No College|
|96||Frick, Patrick||SS||0||02/14/1997||0||No College|
|7||Gonzales, Marco||SP||6-1||199||02/16/1992||5||No College|
|9||Gordon, Dee||2B||5-11||168||04/22/1988||9||No College|
|49||Graveman, Kendall||SP||6-2||209||12/21/1990||5||Mississippi State|
|28||Haggerty, Sam||2B||5-11||175||05/26/1994||1||New Mexico|
|17||Haniger, Mitch||RF||6-2||204||12/23/1990||4||No College|
|6||Hirano, Yoshihisa||RP||6-1||185||03/08/1984||2||No College|
|18||Kikuchi, Yusei||SP||6-0||200||06/17/1991||1||No College|
|1||Lewis, Kyle||RF||6-4||210||07/13/1995||1||No College|
|4||Long, Shed||2B||5-8||184||08/22/1995||1||No College|
|10||Lopes, Tim||LF||5-11||180||06/24/1994||1||No College|
|61||Magill, Matt||RP||6-3||210||11/10/1989||4||No College|
|52||Margevicius, Nick||SP||6-5||220||06/18/1996||1||No College|
|55||Ramirez, Yohan||SP||6-4||190||05/06/1995||0||No College|
|15||Seager, Kyle||3B||6-0||210||11/03/1987||9||North Carolina|
|33||Sheffield, Justus||SP||6-0||200||05/13/1996||2||No College|
|0||Smith, Mallex||CF||5-10||180||05/06/1993||4||No College|
|50||Swanson, Erik||RP||6-3||220||09/04/1993||1||No College|
|20||Vogelbach, Daniel||DH||6-0||250||12/17/1992||4||No College|
|99||Walker, Taijuan||SP||6-4||235||08/13/1992||7||No College|
|43||Warren, Art||RP||6-3||230||03/23/1993||1||No College|