|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 68.2-82.8. At 74-77 they are in line with these expectations. If you bet on them to win every game you would be up big (+558 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (80-71) for a +267 profit. Their under-over record is 80-67 with 4 pushes. In their next game vs the Astros they are only winning 29% 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).
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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Rangers are off the betting board and have no odds to win the championship. Their pre-season futures line was 71 wins so they have hit the over. 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 80/1, 1.2%. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #8 in the AL.
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their average run differential is -0.32 which ranks #8 in the AL, which is the same as how they rank in win percentage. They are the #8 ranked team in run differential (based on all teams' road stats). This is the same ranking they have among home teams. Their average run differential in their past 12 games is -0.75.
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 Willie Calhoun who is projected to be the #41 outfielder 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.
|39||Allard, Kolby||SP||6-1||190||08/13/1997||2||No College|
|1||Andrus, Elvis||SS||6-0||200||08/26/1988||11||No College|
|70||Burke, Brock||SP||6-4||180||08/04/1996||1||No College|
|5||Calhoun, Willie||LF||5-8||215||11/04/1994||3||No College|
|17||Choo, Shin-Soo||DH||5-11||205||07/13/1982||15||No College|
|43||Clase, Emmanuel||P||6-2||150||03/18/1998||1||No College|
|3||DeShields, Delino||CF||5-9||208||08/16/1992||5||No College|
|46||Guerrieri, Taylor||RP||6-2||210||12/01/1992||2||No College|
|11||Guzman, Ronald||1B||6-4||225||10/20/1994||2||No College|
|72||Hernandez, Jonathan||RP||6-2||175||07/06/1996||1||No College|
|79||Jimenez, A.J.||C||6-0||192||05/01/1990||1||No College|
|57||Jurado, Ariel||SP||6-1||230||01/30/1996||2||No College|
|27||Kelley, Shawn||RP||6-2||237||04/26/1984||11||No College|
|9||Kiner-Falefa, Isiah||C||5-10||176||03/23/1995||2||No College|
|25||Leclerc, Jose||RP||6-0||190||12/19/1993||4||No College|
|35||Lynn, Lance||SP||6-5||255||05/12/1987||8||Ole Miss|
|74||Martin, Brett||RP||6-4||200||04/28/1995||1||No College|
|2||Mathis, Jeff||C||6-0||205||03/31/1983||15||No College|
|30||Mazara, Nomar||RF||6-4||215||04/26/1995||4||No College|
|65||Mendez, Yohander||RP||6-5||200||01/17/1995||4||No College|
|48||Montero, Rafael||RP||6-0||201||10/17/1990||5||No College|
|12||Odor, Rougned||2B||5-11||195||02/03/1994||6||No College|
|62||Palumbo, Joe||SP||6-1||170||10/26/1994||1||No College|
|52||Sampson, Adrian||RP||6-2||200||10/07/1991||3||No College|
|38||Santana, Danny||1B||5-11||190||11/07/1990||6||No College|
|54||Springs, Jeffrey||RP||6-3||193||09/20/1992||2||No College|
|56||Trevino, Jose||C||5-11||210||11/28/1992||2||No College|
|36||Volquez, Edinson||RP||6-0||218||07/03/1983||14||No College|