|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
They are one of 3 teams with 25/1, 3.8% odds to win the World Series. They are a good bet to win the championship (4.2 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the NL at 12/1, 7.7%. Their sim chance is 10.6%. They are projected to win 92 games and go over their pre-season futures line of 89. Their playoff chances stand at 93.9% (19.5% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the NL.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
After 129 games, their expected win percentage is 55% based on the money line odds. They are ahead of expectations with their 72-57 record. If you bet on them to win every game you would be down -97 units. They are one of the best teams against the spread (73-56) for a +920 profit. Their under-over record is 62-60 with 7 pushes. Based on computer simulations they only have a 40% chance to beat the Cubs in their next game. 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 should be slightly better. Their average run differential is +0.81 which ranks #2 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #3. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #2 ranked team in run differential in road games, vs #5 in home games. Their average run differential in their past 13 games is +4.69 which ranks them #1 over this stretch, slightly better than overall.
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 Anthony Rendon who is projected to be the #1 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.
|15||Adams, Matt||1B||6-3||245||08/31/1988||8||No College|
|13||Cabrera, Asdrubal||2B||6-0||205||11/13/1985||13||No College|
|46||Corbin, Patrick||SP||6-3||210||07/19/1989||7||No College|
|9||Dozier, Brian||2B||5-11||198||05/15/1987||8||Southern Miss|
|2||Eaton, Adam||RF||5-9||176||12/06/1988||8||Miami (OH)|
|10||Gomes, Yan||C||6-2||215||07/19/1987||8||No College|
|48||Guerra, Javy||RP||6-2||226||10/31/1985||9||No College|
|44||Hudson, Daniel||RP||6-3||225||03/09/1987||10||No College|
|47||Kendrick, Howie||1B||5-11||220||07/12/1983||14||No College|
|88||Parra, Gerardo||1B||5-11||214||05/06/1987||11||No College|
|21||Rainey, Tanner||RP||6-2||235||12/25/1992||2||No College|
|16||Robles, Victor||CF||6-0||190||05/19/1997||3||No College|
|56||Rodney, Fernando||RP||5-11||240||03/18/1977||17||No College|
|41||Ross, Joe||RP||6-4||220||05/21/1993||5||No College|
|19||Sanchez, Anibal||SP||6-0||205||02/27/1984||14||No College|
|22||Soto, Juan||LF||6-1||185||10/25/1998||2||No College|
|37||Strasburg, Stephen||SP||6-5||235||07/20/1988||10||San Diego State|
|60||Strickland, Hunter||RP||6-4||226||09/24/1988||6||No College|
|51||Suero, Wander||RP||6-4||211||09/15/1991||2||No College|
|28||Suzuki, Kurt||C||5-11||210||10/04/1983||13||No College|
|7||Turner, Trea||SS||6-2||185||06/30/1993||5||NC State|