Tampa Bay
Rays
Stadium Tropicana Field
30-19 Overall | AL EAST 2nd
TEAM STATSAVGRHRERA
Rays.253220622.99
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  5/22
vs
Dodgers
W8-1
Thu  5/23
@
Indians
W7-2
Fri  5/24
@
Indians
L1-3
Sat  5/25
@
Indians
W6-2
Sun  5/26
@
Indians
1:10pm
Mon  5/27
vs
Blue Jays
1:10pm
Tue  5/28
vs
Blue Jays
7:10pm
Wed  5/29
vs
Blue Jays
7:10pm
Thu  5/30
vs
Twins
7:10pm
Fri  5/31
vs
Twins
7:10pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING UP

The Rays are World Series contenders and their chances are clearly on the rise. In our pre-season forecast they had a 1.7% chance of winning it all. On 3/29 they had a 1.1% chance before increasing to 12.1% on 5/5. From the start of the season to now their chances are up significantly to 6.5%. They have a 30.8% chance of winning their division. They are projected to finish #4 in the conference and have a 83% chance of making the playoffs. Based on the odds, they have a 10% chance of winning the AL (9/1) and a 5.3% chance of winning it all (18/1). In simulations they make the World Series 14.8% of the time.

Strength of Schedule Getting Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 49% #11 Easiest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 46% #5 Easiest

Rays' Season Forecast Changes

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B

At 29-19 the Rays are exceeding expectations. The combined projected win total based on per game money lines is 27.4 wins. If you consider winning as a clear-cut underdog or winning by 2+ as a slight favorite, or by 5+ as a favorite then they have 16 good wins vs 14 bad losses. They have been better than expected on the road. Their 16-8- road record is +10% better than their expected win percentage. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (9-8, 53%) is under their expected 57% win percentage. The Rays are a good team (in simulations) and won 58.2% of the simulations vs every other team playing on a neutral court with players available in the playoffs (#6 in the league). They have moved up from #12 in the league back on 4/8.

Their record should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +1.25 which ranks #3 in the AL, but their rank based on win percentage is #4. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams. They are trending down. Their average run differential in their past 11 games is +0.18 (#7 over this stretch).

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

NEXT 10 GAME OUTLOOK: BRIGHT

The forecast for their next 10 games is very good. They have 5 likely wins where they are winning >60% of the simulations which translates to being at least a -150 favorite, 2 more games where they are favored by at least 53%, and just 1 game where they are a clear underdog. The rest of the games are toss ups.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game

MAY 25
CLOSE GAME
49% @CLE
951 miles
MAY 26
CLOSE GAME
41% @CLE
-- miles
MAY 27
LIKELY WIN
65% TOR
951 miles
MAY 28
LIKELY WIN
80% TOR
--
MAY 29
LIKELY WIN
79% TOR
--
MAY 30
CLOSE GAME
53% MIN
--
MAY 31
CLOSE GAME
56% MIN
--
JUN 1
CLOSE GAME
51% MIN
--
JUN 2
LIKELY WIN
68% MIN
--
JUN 4
LIKELY WIN
79% @DET
1008 miles

The most likely scenario over the next 10 games is a record of 6-4 (26% chance). Their chances of winning 8 or more are 20.6%. At #4 in the league, they are behind the Yankees by 2.5 points. They have a +0.69 advantage in projected wins over their next 10 games and could narrow the gap. They are ahead of the Red Sox by 3.5 points. With a +0.8 advantage in projected wins over their next 10 games they have a good chance of widening the gap.

Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Rays are the 17th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Rays are playing 15 games, traveling 11490 miles crossing no time zones. They rank #19 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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FANTASY PROFILE

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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
1 Adames, Willy SS6-020009/02/19952No College
46 Alvarado, Jose RP6-224505/21/19953No College
68 Beeks, Jalen RP5-1120507/10/19932Arkansas
63 Castillo, Diego RP6-324001/18/19942No College
72 Chirinos, Yonny RP6-223512/26/19932No College
26 Choi, Ji-Man 1B6-123005/19/19914No College
24 Garcia, Avisail RF6-424006/12/19918No College
54 Heredia, Guillermo CF5-1018001/31/19914No College
39 Kiermaier, Kevin CF6-121504/22/19907No College
56 Kolarek, Adam RP6-320501/14/19893Maryland
6 Kratz, Erik C6-425006/15/198010No College
8 Lowe, Brandon 2B5-1017507/06/19942Maryland
17 Meadows, Austin DH6-321005/03/19952No College
50 Morton, Charlie SP6-523511/12/198312No College
15 Pagan, Emilio RP6-321005/07/19913No College
29 Pham, Tommy LF6-121503/08/19886No College
28 Robertson, Daniel 3B5-1120003/22/19943No College
52 Roe, Chaz RP6-519010/09/19867No College
65 Sadler, Casey RP6-320507/13/19904No College
4 Snell, Blake SP6-420012/04/19924No College
55 Stanek, Ryne SP6-421507/26/19913Arkansas
11 Velazquez, Andrew 3B5-815507/14/19942No College
44 Wood, Hunter RP6-116508/12/19933No College
48 Yarbrough, Ryan RP6-521012/31/19912No College
37 d'Arnaud, Travis C6-221102/10/19897No College