Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 23rd MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
Welcome to Saturday’s edition of the Daily Fantasy Rundown with “leonem”, “dinkpiece” and “thenumbersguy”. Each day throughout the MLB season our daily MLB scouting reports will highlight the best top, value and cheap plays of the day based on the Daily Fantasy Industry’s pricing for salary cap games. The goal of our analysis is to help you improve consistency and become a better player long-term.
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Buster Posey (SF) – (Best offensive catcher in MLB and a matchup against a below average pitcher at Coors Field makes him an elite option at the catcher position; with a higher emphasis on top tier starting pitchers today, Posey’s full price tag plays better in tournament formats)
Evan Gattis (HOU) – Gattis is ranked among our top 20 hitters today and the other value alternatives are ranked outside the top 50 hitters. Gattis has historically hit LHP well (.340 wOBA, 117 wRC+) but his power skills are absurd (.243 ISO against LHP in the last few seasons). He’s prone to strike out (25 percent K rate this season) but his matchup against Kyle Lobstein should help him in this area. Lobstein doesn’t miss any bats (10 percent K rate this season) and he’s allowed a .333 wOBA to RHBs since being called up to the majors (has faced 229 RHBs at the major league level). The Astros have a team total pushing 4.5 runs, Gattis is the cleanup hitter for this offense and he’s affordable around the industry. If you want to have some exposure to this Astros offense, paying for this type of hitter with these contextual factors at a scarce position makes a lot of sense.
Additional catcher notes: On sites where Carlos Santana (CLE) has catcher eligibility, he’s the next in line option to Buster Posey and Evan Gattis. Santana has a favorable matchup against Anthony DeSclafani (has allowed a .399 wOBA and 1.49 HR/9 to 175 LHBs at the major league level) and he’s a good hitter (.346 wOBA, .186 ISO and a 0.85 EYE against RHP in the last few seasons). He’s ranked among the top 25 hitters in our model. Wilin Rosario (COL) remains viable value around the industry. Rosario has been hitting fifth for the Rockies and they will be at Coors Field today. Chris Heston is probably around a league average pitcher (league average K rate, BB rate and a 3.72 ERA/3.10 FIP/3.30 xFIP) but Coors Field is the best hitting environment at the major league level and the Rockies have a team total of 4.5 runs today. After Gattis, Rosario is the best cash game option at the catcher position. Teammate Nick Hundley (COL) is also a fine value (usually a weaker lineup spot than Rosario). Stephen Vogt (OAK) is playing in an unattractive hitting environment (Tropicana Field) but opposing pitcher Nate Karns has had a difficult time against LHBs (has allowed .326 wOBA , 1.35 HR/9 and he has walked 15 percent of the 154 LHBs he’s faced at the major league level). Vogt is having a career year at the plate (.423 wOBA, 179 wRC+) and his price point is depressed around the industry. He’s a good value alternative to Buster Posey and Evan Gattis. If you’re playing on DraftKings, the 1:00 EST games have been included (Rangers vs Yankees and Mariners vs Blue Jays). Russell Martin (TOR) and Brian McCann (NYY) are my preferred tournament values on this slate. They have difficult matchups (James Paxton is primarily a groundball pitcher and Nick Martinez has made some improvements) but the hitting venues (Rogers Centre and Yankee Stadium) are elite. If you’re stacking some Blue Jays or Yankees in multi-entry tournaments, Martin and McCann can be included in those stacks. They’re better hitters when they have the platoon advantage so I wouldn’t focus so much on the difficult matchups.
Miguel Cabrera (DET) – (Has posted a .418 wOBA and .261 ISO against RHP since 2012 and despite his full price tag, he’s an unbelievable tournament option today; opposing pitcher Lance McCullers has a 6.09 projected ZiPS ERA).
Adam LaRoche (CWS) – LaRoche is ranked among our top 15 hitters in our model and his price tag doesn’t reflect this on any site around the industry. Opposing pitcher Trevor May has improved in some areas, particularly his control (five percent walk rate this season, 10 percent walk rate last season). However, he continues to post below average K rates (16 percent K rate this season) and the aerial contact he allows (41 percent FB rate) won’t play well in U.S. Cellular Field (elite hitting venue). More importantly, May has struggled against LHBs (.380 wOBA, 24 percent LD rate allowed to 201 LHBs faced at the major league level). LaRoche has posted a healthy .363 wOBA and .210 ISO against RHP since 2012, he’s the cleanup hitter for a White Sox offense that will settle with a team total anywhere from 4 to 4.5 runs and playing in a hitting environment that inflates left-handed power by approximately six percent above the league average. With emphasis on top tier starting pitcher, value plays like LaRoche (great contextual factors, good hitter and favorable price tag) make sense in cash game formats.
Chris Carter (HOU) – Carter has been hitting fifth against LHP and this is important for his evaluation today (was hitting towards the bottom of the lineup in the beginning of the season). Carter has been a good hitter against LHP (.348 wOBA, 123 wRC+) but his main hitting tool is power (.234 ISO since 2012). Carter struggles with contact (36 percent K rate this season, right in line with his career mark) but his matchup against Kyle Lobstein (10 percent K rate) reduces his biggest weakness as a hitter and elevates his ability to hit the ball. Carter has a favorable price tag on most sites and that’s something we’re focusing on today (our focus is to spend on top tier pitching). Like LaRoche, Carter is ranked among the top 15 hitters in our model.
Additional first base notes: Brandon Belt (SF) is our fifth ranked hitter and he delivered for us last night (hit a home run and a double last night). Belt is a much better hitter when he’s away from AT&T Park (.510, .333, .349 wOBA away from AT&T Park in the last three seasons) and he will hit at Coors Field today (inflates left-handed power by approximately 18 percent above the league average). Belt is priced fully around the industry but he still deserves cash game consideration. Ben Paulsen (COL) ranks among our top 50 hitters today. He will have the platoon edge and hit sixth against Chris Heston at Coors Field so if you want to cheap exposure to the Rockies offense, he’s an ideal cash game play (particularly on tight pricing sites, like DraftKings). Freddie Freeman (ATL) is a good hitter against RHP (.387 wOBA, .206 ISO against RHP since 2012) and despite Mike Fiers being an above average pitcher (especially from a strikeout perspective), he struggles against LHBs (27 percent LD rate and 1.05 HR/9 allowed to 536 LHBs he’s faced). Freeman lags behind Carter and LaRoche (top 25 hitter) but he still makes for a good option in cash games as he’s a bit more consistent than both alternatives. Anthony DeSclafani hasn’t figured out how to get LHBs out so Carlos Santana (CLE) is another solid value around the industry. Santana is a switch hitter (good for his value) and he benefits from a nice lineup position (usually second). The Indians will have a team total of four runs (pushing 4.5) so having some sort of exposure to this offense isn’t a bad idea (Santana is a better value on sites where he has catcher eligibility). This is a DraftKings specific tournament option but Mark Teixeira (NYY) is a preferred tournament value today. He’s always in play at Yankee Stadium (short porch) and even though Nick Martinez is an improved pitcher, he still doesn’t miss any bats (12 percent K rate). A contact pitcher at Yankee Stadium facing a lineup full of LHBs is usually a good situation to tackle in tournaments. I’m not sure Vegas is buying into James Paxton, given that the Blue Jays offense has a team total of 4.5 runs (pushing 5). Edwin Encarnacion (TOR) is a tremendous hitter against LHP (.398 wOBA, .269 ISO against southpaws since 2012) and having some sort of exposure to this offense is probably a good idea today. Encarnacion is a next in line option to Miguel Cabrera but his price point is much friendlier.
Jose Altuve (HOU) – Altuve is an elite hitter against LHP, posting a .354/.399/.492 triple slash line since 2012. As I mentioned earlier, Kyle Lobstein is a contact pitcher (10 percent K rate) and this bodes well for Altuve and the offense behind him (main hitters like Springer, Gattis and Carter tend to strikeout a ton). Altuve is always a threat to steal multiple bases (45-50 SB upside over a full season) so when you combine his speed skils with his awesome hitting profile, he’s always the top play at second base when facing a below average southpaw. Altuve is ranked among the top 10 hitters in our model and since second base is a scarce position, he’s a nice option in cash games if you can afford him.
Next in line:
Jason Kipnis (CLE) – (.327/.396/.497 triple slash line this season, he’s hitting more line drives and he’s cut his K rate; has 30 SB upside over a full season and opposing pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hasn’t figured out how to get LHBs out at the major league level; Kipnis has a high price tag around the industry but if you can afford him in cash games, he’s a perfect alternative to Jose Altuve in all formats)
Joe Panik (SF) – I’m not going to complicate this recommendation. Panik isn’t a great hitter (102 wRC+ against RHP in 322 PAs) but he benefits from a great lineup spot (second) and he will have the platoon edge against Jordan Lyles (has allowed a .357 wOBA and 13 percent K rate against LHBs in the last few seasons) at Coors Field (best hitting environment in MLB and the spacious gaps inflates doubles and triples above the league average). If you’re not spending for Altuve or Kipnis, Panik is the best value alternative to those top options at second base.
Additional second base notes: Ian Kinsler (DET) is a good tournament value today. He won’t have the platoon edge (better hitter against LHP) but Lance McCullers projects poorly (projected ZiPS ERA of 6.09 this season). The Tigers have a team total of 4.5 runs and Kinsler will hit second. There’s a chance for low ownership in tournaments (since Altuve and Kipnis have great matchups) and at a scarce position, that’s an ideal situation to tackle in those type of formats. Delino DeShields Jr. (TEX) has been promoted to leadoff duties for the Rangers offense and he has some speed upside (stlole more than 50 bases at single A and double A in previous seasons). He’s a decent value alternative to the written options above on sites including the early games.
Additional shortstop notes: Troy Tulowitzki (COL) is your top option at the shortstop position today. Despite his plate discipline issues (21 percent K rate and a 3 percent BB rate), he’s putting nice loft on the ball (41 percent FB rate) and his five percent HR/FB rate will correct itself (15 percent career HR/FB). The shortstop position basically carries no opportunity cost today but the only other option that’s worth pursuing in cash games is Brandon Crawford (SF). Crawford doesn’t benefit from a good lineup spot (usually hits seventh) but the batters in front of him (Posey, Belt and Pence) are good hitters against RHP so there’s a real shot at RBI opportunities today (usually not the case for hitters in the bottom of the lineup). Crawford has improved tremendously this season, particularly from a power perspective (.212 ISO this season, .124 career ISO). Jordan Lyles is a below average pitcher, especially against LHBs (doesn’t miss bats) and we love picking on contact pitchers at Coors Field. If you don’t pay for Tulowitzki, Crawford is the only other investable value in cash games this afternoon. Ian Desmond (WSH) has a difficult matchup against Cole Hamels but his price point is discounted around the industry because of the matchup and he’s a nice hitter against southpaws. He’s a fine option for tournaments (where it’s fine to pursue his low ownership) but I’m staying away from him in cash games.
Additional third base notes: Like the shortstop position, third base is pretty straightforward this afternoon. Nolan Arenado (COL) is the top play even in a R/R matchup. Arenado used to be inept against RHP but he has improved (.357 wOBA, .282 ISO against RHP this season). Opposing pitcher Chris Heston is not a bad pitcher (around league average) but Vegas isn’t buying in today (Rockies have a team total of 4.5 runs, pushing 5). Areando (45th ranked hitter in our model) is the top play at third base except on sites where Miguel Cabrera has third base eligibility (DraftKings). Conor Gillaspie (CWS) (60th ranked hitter in our model) has been a solid hitter against RHP in the last few seasons (.331 wOBA, .150 ISO). He usually hits sixth for the White Sox and he has a favorable matchup (Trevor May) at U.S. Cellular Field (elite hitting environment) this afternoon. If you can’t quite afford Arenado (or Cabrera) in cash games, Gillaspie serves as the best value alternative. If you’re playing on DraftKings, Josh Donaldson and Danny Valencia (TOR) are nice options. Donaldson is the better hitter against LHP (.419 wOBA, .299 ISO against southpaws in the last few seasons) but he’s fully priced. He’s a great option for tournaments. Valencia will likely hit fifth or sixth and he’s a pinch hit risk late in games but he will have the platoon advantage against James Paxton and despite being a good pitcher, Vegas isn’t buying in today (Blue Jays have a team total of 4.5 runs). Valencia is a solid value alternative to Conor Gillsapie in cash games.
Giants Outfielders – The Giants are getting the biggest park shift of any offense in play (from AT&T Park to Coors Field) and they’re facing a contact pitcher (Jordan Lyles doesn’t miss many bats). The Giants have the best team total of any offense on this slate (five runs). Nori Aoki (.325 wOBA), Angel Pagan (.338 wOBA) and Hunter Pence (.335 wOBA, .170 ISO) are your primary targets in the outfield in cash games. They’re ranked among the top 20 hitters in our model.
Charlie Blackmon/Carlos Gonzalez (COL) – Much like last night, Coors Field remains the hitting venue we’re pursuing for offensive purposes. Gonzalez (third ranked hitter in our model) and Blackmon (Top 30) are primary targets in cash game formats. Gonzalez has been historically the better hitter (.386 wOBA, .253 ISO against RHP since 2012) but Blackmon has been more consistent this season. I’m letting price points dictate my decision around the industry. Gonzalez is priced as an average hitter on FanDuel (where he’s clearly the better value) but Blackmon is cheaper on DraftKings.
Michael Brantley/Brandon Moss (CLE) – Brantley and Moss are ranked among the top 25 hitters in our model. Brantley (.358 wOBA, .155 ISO) and Moss (.366 wOBA, .266 ISO) have hit RHP well in the last few seasons and their matchup against Anthony DeSclafani (has allowed a .399 wOBA, 1.49 HR/9) is a matchup we’re targeting despite the neutral hitting environment. Moss has the better price tag around the industry and he’s considered the superior value but Brantley’s ability to make contact gives him enough upside for tournaments. It makes sense to have some sort of exposure to the Indians offense today (team total pushing 4.5 runs).
Additional outfielder notes: George Springer (HOU) is a bit more expensive than the written options above but his upside can be exploited in all formats. Springer is a high event player and he’s crushed LHP since being called up to the majors last season (.362 wOBA, .218 ISO). He’s prone to strikeout multiple times on any given game but a matchup against Kyle Lobstein (10 percent K rate) should help him in this area. Springer ranks among the top 10 hitters in our model so if you can afford him in cash games, he’s right in line with the Rockies and Giants outfielders. Anthony Gose (DET) doesn’t rank as well as the options above (Top 40) but the Tigers have a team total of 4.5 runs and he’s their leadoff hitter. It’s challenging to get exposure to this offense today (Ian Kinsler and Miguel Cabrera are fully priced) but Gose eases those concerns (he’s cheap on DraftKings. Teammates J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes are also cash game viable (Top 20 hitters). They’re better hitters when they have the platoon edge but opposing pitcher Lance McCullers projects to be well below average at the major league level. On FanDuel, Martinez and Cespedes are clearly top values (priced as average hitters). On DraftKings, Chris Colabello (TOR) is a nice cost-effective value. He’s close to minimum priced on that site and the Blue Jays have a team total of 4.5 runs. He usually hits fifth for this offense and if you’re investing in top tier starting pitchers (recommended course of action today), you’ll need to roster cheap values like Colabello.
Rankings (price not considered):
1) Corey Kluber (CLE)
2) Matt Harvey (NYM)
3) Chris Sale (CHW)
4) Shelby Miller (ATL)
5) Cole Hamels (PHI)
6) A.J. Burnett (PIT)
7) Stephen Strasburg (WSH)
8) Mike Fiers (MIL)
9) Nate Karns (TB)
Corey Kluber (CLE) – After a weird start to the season, I can finally say that Kluber is back. If strikeouts are truly the king of DFS (and they are) then Kluber is our top option on this slate. Kluber has posted a 30 percent K rate this season, fueled by a 38 percent chase rate (league average is 30 percent) and 15 percent SwStr rate (league average is 9.5 percent). He doesn’t walk many batters (five percent BB rate this season, right in line with his career mark) and his ERA is due for some major correction (3.79 ERA/2.28 FIP/2.47 xFIP). He has a favorable matchup against a Reds offense that’s ranked 19th in wOBA against RHP and they’re striking out 20 percent of the time. The defense behind Kluber is a concern (Indians are ranked 26th in UZR and they’ve committed 28 errors) but his incredible strikeout upside and solid matchup quells those concerns. Kluber and the Indians are the largest favorites (-210) on this slate, which is enough to separate Kluber from Matt Harvey and the rest of the field. We saw remarkable depth at the starting pitching position last night but this is not the case today. Kluber and Harvey are the top options with other secondary options (like A.J. Burnett and Shelby Miller) lagging behind in our model (they simply don’t have the same strikeout upside and both Burnett and Miller are due for some sort of correction).
Matt Harvey (NYM) – Harvey is the next in line option to Kluber (particularly on multiple starting pitcher sites). His K rate (26 percent) and BB rate (four percent) are fueled by healthy underlying peripherals (getting ahead of batters at an elite rate, chase rate and SwStr rate are well above the league average). The Pirates haven’t been very good against RHP (ranked 23rd in wOBA and striking out 20 percent of the time) and even though they project to be better, the matchup against Harvey at PNC Park (elite pitching environment) isn’t a good spot for this offense to get going. Vegas agrees, setting the game total at 6 (lowest total on this slate). Harvey and the Mets are -110 favorites and that’s mostly because of the opposing pitcher (A.J. Burnett has been pitching very well) and the fact that the Mets are on the road. Kluber is the better value on FanDuel due to the importance of a win on that site (four points) but Harvey isn’t far behind on multiple starting pitcher sites. It’ll be very difficult to play both Kluber and Harvey on multiple starting pitcher sites but A.J. Burnett and Shelby Miller are fine secondary options to complement one of these top plays.
A.J. Burnett (PIT) and Shelby Miller (ATL) – This is probably the first time that I group two starting pitchers on the value plays section but I felt it was necessary since both Burnett and Miller have similar situations tonight. While they both have favorable matchups (Mets and Brewers are ranked among the bottom six teams in wOBA), we need to take a closer look at their peripherals. Burnett has posted an above average K rate (21 percent) but his BB rate (nine percent) is below the league average. His run prevention has been incredible (1.38 ERA) but ERA estimators are calling for correction (3.07 FIP/3.55 xFIP). He’s keeping the ball on the ground (53 percent GB rate) but he has benefited from an inflated strand rate (89 percent, league average is 73 percent). Let’s take a look at Miller. Miller has posted a league average strikeout rate and walk rate but his underlying peripherals (66 percent F-Strike rate, 36 percent chase rate and 10 percent SwStr rate) point towards more growth in his strikeout rate. Like Burnett, his run prevention has been sensational (1.33 ERA) but ERA estimators point towards correction (3.26 FIP/3.74 xFIP). He’s keeping the ball in the ground (50 percent GB rate) but he’s benefited from an elevated strand rate (88 percent). Does this look familiar? Burnett and Miller have mirrored each other this season. Despite posting league average strikeout rates, their run prevention has been great but correction is expected (around two full runs). Their matchups against below average offenses should keep that correction away but their strikeout skills are nowhere near the top options. I’ll give the edge to Miller since he has a better chance at a win (Burnett has a lesser chance to win since Matt Harvey is pitching for the Mets) but there isn’t much separating these two pitchers.
Additional starting pitcher notes: Chris Sale (CHW) is a great option for tournaments tonight. He won’t have the benefit of pitching in a favorable environment (U.S. Cellular Field is a great hitter’s park) but his strikeout upside (striking out over a batter per inning) plays well in DFS. His matchup is a bit difficult (Twins have scored the most runs against LHP and are ranked sixth in wOBA), which is why he’s more of a tournament option today. Stephen Strasburg (WSH) has some weird underlying peripherals (below average chase rate and his SwStr is a career low) but some positive correction is headed his way (5.38 ERA/3.45 FIP/3.63 xFIP). The best thing going for Strasburg today is his matchup against a Phillies offense that’s ranked 29h in wOBA. He’s a fine target on multiple starting pitcher sites and his price point on FanDuel is depressed (good value on that site but Kluber is the obvious play). Cole Hamels (PHI) is a good tournament option today. His run prevention isn’t quite up there with Kluber and Harvey (3.24 ERA/4.12 FIP/3.55 xFIP) but he does have nice strikeout upside (26 percent K rate this season, fueled by a healthy 13 percent SwStr rate, 35 percent chase rate and 62 percent F-Strike rate). His price point is full on most sites but his ownership will likely be low today (great situation to tackle in tournaments). If you’re looking for some cheap strikeout upside, Nate Karns (TB) is your best bet. The Athletics are a bit of a difficult matchup (ranked fourth in wOBA and only strikeout 17 percent of the time against RHP) but Karns is striking out around a batter per inning. You won’t find that type of strikeout upside at such a cheap price tag around the industry. Karns is a fine option to deploy on multi-entry tournaments.
Macro Thinking, Stacks, and Tournament Notes:
This is a new section we’ve created to try and offer more dedicated macro thinking to our analysis and hopefully add more value to those playing tournaments. The format is a bit of a work in progress and we welcome feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have suggestions.
Top Tournament Stacks/Cash Game Mini Stacks:
1) San Francisco Giants
2) Colorado Rockies
3) Detroit Tigers
4) Houston Astros
Seeing the Giants and Rockies at the top of the tournament stacks/cash game mini stacks section is no surprise. Both of these offenses are playing at Coors Field and Vegas has crowned this game with the highest total (10 runs). Expect these offenses to have high ownership in both cash games and tournaments.
The Tigers offense has a ton of appeal today (probably just as much as the Giants and Rockies). They will not be playing in a great hitting environment (Comerica Park is more of a pitcher’s park) but Lance McCullers will have a tough time with this lineup (has a 6.09 projected ZiPS ERA this season). The first five hitters from this offense represent a great stack in tournaments and if stepping away from Coors Field in cash games, make sure you have exposure to the Tigers.
Like the Tigers, this Astros offense will likely have lower ownership in tournaments thanks to Coors Field. However, they could end up having a field day against Kyle Lobstein. As I mentioned throughout the Rundown, Lobstein is a contact pitcher (10 percent K rate) and that spells trouble against a right-handed heavy offense that thrives for power. The Astros tend to strikeout a ton but a contact pitcher quells those concerns. Hitters like Gattis and Altuve have great cash game appeal due to the scarcity of their positions (catcher and second base). Mini-stacking the Tigers and Astros in tournaments is a fine alternative to Coors Field.
1) Cleveland Indians
2) Chicago White Sox
3) Minnesota Twins
I’m not sure how “contarian” the Indians are but with Coors Field in play and the Tigers and Astros facing below average pitchers, I could see this offense going low owned in tournaments. Opposing pitcher Anthony DeSclafani hasn’t figured out how to challenge LHBs and this Indians offense features at least seven left-handed bats. Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley are fully priced around the industry but both are unbelievable tournament options. If looking for a cheaper option with tons of upside, Brandon Moss is your best bet for success.
The White Sox don’t have the same depth of talent as the offenses above but opposing pitcher Trevor May doesn’t miss many bats and U.S. Cellular Field is a great hitting environment. The first five hitters from this lineup (Eaton, Cabrera, Abreu and LaRoche) can be mini-stacked in a multi-entry tournament (although I prefer rostering no more than two of those four options).
The Twins have a very difficult matchup against Chris Sale but they’re getting a huge park shift in their favor. They’re a much better offense against LHP and despite the tough matchup, Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Torii Hunter are a fine mini-stack in a multi-entry tournaments. I’d stay away from this offense outside of those three options.
MLB Game Weather Forecasts
TEX at NYY 1:05: Dry. Temps in the mid to upper 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind southwest 4-8 mph which blows out to left-center. The wind is a 6.
SEA at TOR 1:07: Retractable roof. Dry with temps in the mid to upper 60s so the roof will likely be open. Air density is a 6. Wind west-southwest 10-20 mph which blows out to right. The wind is a 7.
PHL at WSH 4:05: Dry. Temps in the upper 60s falling into the mid 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind west-southwest 4-8 mph which blows out to right. The wind is a 5.
NYM at PIT 4:05: Dry. Temps in the lower 70s falling into the mid 60s. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind light and variable. The wind is a 5.
HOU at DET 4:08: Dry. Temps in the low 70s falling into the mid 60s. Air density is a 7 becoming a 6. Wind
MIN at CHW 4:10: Dry. Temps in the upper 70s falling into the lower 70s. Air density is a 8 becoming a 7. Wind west-southwest 6-12 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 6.
CIN at CLE 4:10: Dry. Temps in the upper 60s falling into the lower 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind light and variable. The wind is a 5.
MIL at ATL 4:10: Dry. Temps near 80 to start falling into the lower 70s. Air density is a 8 becoming a 7. Wind east-northeast 6-12 mph which blows in from right. The wind is a 4.
OAK at TB 4:10: Dome.
SF at COL 4:10: There will be showers and thunderstorms around. This game is a big concern. 20-30% chance of enough rain to cancel the game, a larger chance of a delay at anytime (40-60% chance), chance of multiple delays is 30-40%. What happens to this game obviously plays a role in the 2nd game. Temps in the low 60s falling into the mid 50s. Air density is a 10. Wind south-southeast 10-20 mph shifting to west-northwest 8-16 mph which blows out to left-center to begin and then from left to right. The wind is a 7 becoming a 5.