MLB Outlook for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020

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SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Their championship odds are 40/1, 2.4% (#17 best). Even with the juice, the D-Backs are a good betting value. Their 3.2% chance to win the World Series (based on simulations) is #9 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the NL at 20/1, 4.8%. Their sim chance is 7.5%. The D-Backs are averaging 88.1 wins per sim which makes them a solid bet to win over 83.5 games. At +600 the D-Backs are a good value to make the playoffs with a 57.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 8/1, 11.1%. They win the division in 4.2% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 85-77 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their expected win percentage was 49%. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +688. They were very good against the spread going 89-73 for (+258 profit). They went over 75 times and came in under 77 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Atlanta Braves. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

OPPONENTSIM%H2H WLH2H OU
3/26 ATL53%4-3, +2072-5
3/27 ATL56%4-3, +2072-5
3/28 ATL52%4-3, +2072-5
3/29 ATL50%4-3, +2072-5
3/30 SF64%10-9, -4911-8

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record should be slightly better. Since last season their average run differential is +0.43 which ranks #6 in the NL, but their rank based on win percentage is #7. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #4 ranked team in run differential in road games, vs #7 in home games.

TEAM STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

SituationRunsBatting AvgOPS
All 162 Games5.0 (#6)0.252 (#8)0.611 (#9)
Road5.1 (#4)0.255 (#4)0.611 (#5)
Home4.9 (#7)0.248 (#11)0.612 (#10)

ALLOWED TO OPPOSING TEAMS (Lower # is Better):

SituationRunsBatting AvgOPS
All4.6 (#7)0.251 (#11)0.608 (#7)
Road4.6 (#6)0.251 (#50.606 (#5)
Home4.6 (#7)0.252 (#10)0.611 (#10)

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Starling Marte who is projected to be the #9 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.

PLAYEROWN%RANKBETTER OPTIONBETTER THAN
Starling Marte929Trey ManciniKetel Marte
Ketel Marte9110Starling MarteRonald Acuna
Eduardo Escobar9911Matt ChapmanJustin Turner
David Peralta5725Michael BrantleyMichael Conforto
Kole Calhoun7149Anthony SantanderNick Senzel
Nick Ahmed4718Didi GregoriusElvis Andrus
Jake Lamb1227Yandy DiazNick Tanielu
Christian Walker5737Evan WhiteHunter Pence
Jon Jay1102Ender InciarteJake Fraley
Archie Bradley5913Craig KimbrelBrad Hand