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). They are a good bet to win the championship (3.4 percent chance). They are also a good bet to win the NL at 20/1, 4.8%. Their sim chance is 7.4%. The D-Backs are averaging 87.9 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 56.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 8/1, 11.1%. They win the division in 4.3% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #3 in the NL.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on last season's game odds they 'should have had' 79.7 wins. Their 85-77 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. 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 ATL55%4-3, +2072-5
3/27 ATL58%4-3, +2072-5
3/28 ATL55%4-3, +2072-5
3/29 ATL50%4-3, +2072-5
3/30 SF65%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 Escobar9912Justin TurnerVladimir Guerrero Jr.
David Peralta5728Michael BrantleyJustin Upton
Kole Calhoun7150A.J. PollockNick Senzel
Nick Ahmed4718Didi GregoriusBo Bichette
Jake Lamb1227Yandy DiazRyon Healy
Christian Walker5738Evan WhiteHunter Pence
Jon Jay1105Harrison BaderDaniel Palka
Archie Bradley5913Craig KimbrelBrad Hand