Tampa Bay
Rays
Stadium Tropicana Field
0-0 Overall | AL EAST 1st
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
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Schedule
Regular season
Sun  7/19
@
Orioles
POSTPONED
Mon  7/20
@
Royals
POSTPONED
Tue  7/21
@
Royals
POSTPONED
Wed  7/22
@
Royals
POSTPONED
Fri  7/24
vs
Tigers
POSTPONED
Sat  7/25
vs
Tigers
POSTPONED
Sun  7/26
vs
Tigers
POSTPONED
Tue  7/28
vs
Marlins
POSTPONED
Wed  7/29
vs
Marlins
POSTPONED
Fri  7/31
@
Reds
POSTPONED
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 25/1, 3.8% (#10 best). Their simulation based win percentage (3.2%) is not better than their odds implied probability but it would be if not for the juice on the lines. They are a good bet to win the AL at 12/1, 7.7%. Their sim chance is 8.2%. The Rays are averaging 92.6 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 89.5 games. At +240 the Rays are a good value to make the playoffs with a 62.3% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 8/1, 11.1%. They win the division in 19.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the AL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

They were expected to win 58% of their games last season so their 96-66 met expectations. They broke even against the money line. They were down slightly (-17) against the money line. They were not good against the spread going 81-81 (-1041 loss). They went over 78 times and came in under 75 times. They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 record is slightly better than it should be. Since last season their average run differential is +0.69 which ranks #6 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #5. This is a relatively better home team than a road team. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential in home games, vs #7 in road games.

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 Austin Meadows who is projected to be the #19 outfielder. 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
1 Adames, Willy SS6-020009/02/19952No College
46 Alvarado, Jose RP6-224505/21/19953No College
70 Anderson, Nick RP6-519507/05/19901No College
56 Arozarena, Randy CF5-1117002/28/19951No College
53 Banda, Anthony RP6-219008/10/19933No College
--- Baz, Shane SP6-3190No College
68 Beeks, Jalen RP5-1120507/10/19932Arkansas
43 Brosseau, Michael 2B5-1018503/15/19940No College
22 Brujan, Vidal 2B5-1015002/09/19980No College
63 Castillo, Diego RP6-324001/18/19942No College
72 Chirinos, Yonny SP6-223512/26/19932No College
26 Choi, Ji-Man 1B6-123005/19/19914No College
58 Covey, Dylan SP6-122008/14/19913No College
60 Cozens, Dylan RF6-624505/31/19942No College
84 Curtiss, John RP6-521504/05/19933Texas
2 Diaz, Yandy 3B6-218508/08/19913No College
47 Drake, Oliver RP6-421501/13/19875Navy
29 Fairbanks, Peter RP6-621912/16/19931Missouri
61 Fleming, Josh RP6-219005/18/19960No College
19 Fox, Lucius SS6-217007/02/19970No College
--- Franco, Wander SS5-1018903/01/20010No College
85 Gilmartin, Sean SP6-220505/08/19905Florida State
20 Glasnow, Tyler SP6-822008/23/19934No College
55 Hernandez, Ronaldo C6-118511/11/19970No College
5 Herrmann, Chris C6-020011/24/19878Miami (FL)
39 Kiermaier, Kevin CF6-121504/22/19907No College
36 Kittredge, Andrew RP6-123503/17/19903Washington
73 LaMarre, Ryan CF6-121011/21/19885Michigan
15 Loup, Aaron RP5-1121012/19/19878Tulane
8 Lowe, Brandon 2B5-1017507/06/19942Maryland
--- Lowe, Joshua CF6-4190No College
35 Lowe, Nate 1B6-423507/07/19951Mississippi State
13 Margot, Manuel CF5-1118009/28/19944No College
40 Martinez, Jose DH6-723007/25/19884No College
62 McClanahan, Shane RP6-118804/28/19970No College
49 McKay, Brendan SP6-2212No College
17 Meadows, Austin RF6-321005/03/19952No College
50 Morton, Charlie SP6-523511/12/198312No College
31 O'Grady, Brian CF6-221505/17/19921Rutgers
37 Padlo, Kevin 3B6-220007/15/19960No College
7 Perez, Michael C5-1018508/07/19922No College
38 Poche, Colin RP6-323501/17/19941No College
11 Renfroe, Hunter RF6-122001/28/19924Mississippi State
34 Richards, Trevor SP6-219005/15/19932No College
28 Robertson, Daniel 3B5-1120003/22/19943No College
52 Roe, Chaz RP6-519010/09/19867No College
67 Ryan, Joe RP6-118506/05/19960No College
71 Sherriff, Ryan RP6-019505/25/19902No College
57 Slegers, Aaron RP6-1024509/04/19923Indiana
44 Smith, Kevan C6-423006/28/19884Pittsburgh
4 Snell, Blake SP6-420012/04/19924No College
65 Snelten, D.J. RP6-724505/29/19921Minnesota
81 Thompson, Ryan RP6-622106/26/19920No College
25 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo 1B6-020911/26/19910No College
77 Walls, Taylor SS5-1018007/10/19960Florida State
18 Wendle, Joey 2B6-119004/26/19904No College
48 Yarbrough, Ryan RP6-521012/31/19912No College
10 Zunino, Mike C6-222003/25/19917Florida