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6/3 MLB DFS: Fade Dodgers? The Joc is on you

6/3 MLB DFS: Fade Dodgers? The Joc is on you
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – June 3rd MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Wednesday’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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Weather: Minor concerns in WSH, KC and COL. Will keep an eye on those games for you this afternoon/evening.

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Catcher

Top Play:

Yasmani Grandal (LAD) – If you’ve been reading the content all week long, not much is going to change today. The game in Coors Field has two teams with implied run totals over five runs and few others around the league have an implied run total over 4.3 runs. It’s a big disparity in the world of projections which places an emphasis on the Rockies and Dodgers in our content. Grandal is clearly our top catcher option. He’s hit RHP well in his career (.354 wOBA, .178 ISO) and is receiving a nice big park shift in his favor. The Dodgers will face Chad Bettis who has historically struggled with LHBs (.338 wOBA allowed). Bettis has pitched well early in the season (aided by half his starts coming against the Phillies) and at the lower minor leagues flashed some intriguing peripherals but still projects at best as a league average pitcher in neutral environments. Coors Field is anything but neutral, so we’ll continue to pile on the Dodgers bats. Grandal is a Top 10 overall hitter in our model and the catcher to pay up for on Wednesday.

Value Plays:

Nick Hundley/Wilin Rosario (COL) – Neither Hundley (.308 wOBA, .159 ISO since 2012) nor Rosario (.306 wOBA, .164 ISO since 2012) are above average hitters against RHP but they get the benefit of Coors Field bumping their overall value. Hundley has compiled the majority of his statistics in far worse hitting environments and thus I believe he’s the better overall hitter against RHP, but he typically garners a worse lineup spot when they’re both in the lineup. Mike Bolsinger has been pretty good against RHBs (.313 wOBA, 1.09 HR/9 allowed since 2012) but Coors Field makes all starters more vulnerable. If you’re unable to pay up for Grandal, I’m most likely to settle for cheaper exposure to Coors Field from the Rockies side.

Additional catcher notes: Yan Gomes (CLE) rates well in the matchup against starter Jason Vargas. Gomes has hit LHP well (.361 wOBA, .199 ISO since 2012) and has been as high as sixth in the Indians lineup against LHP. Vargas is vulnerable to RH power (1.34 HR/9 allowed since 2012) but decent overall (.319 wOBA allowed). Gomes is a bit discounted but the Royals pen behind Vargas and Gomes poor lineup spot only gives him 2-2.5 expected plate appearances in this favorable matchup. He’s a viable alternative but one we’d have more excitement over with a better lineup spot. Wilson Ramos (WAS) isn’t as good of a hitter against LHP as Gomes (.335 wOBA, .118 ISO) but the Blue Jays bullpen is worse behind Buehrle and Buehrle’s velocity loss puts him below Vargas. He’s a viable alternative as well. Catcher isn’t particularly deep so there may be some appeal to pure punt options, we’ll try to identify a few in our alerts.

First Base

Top Play:

Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) – It feels a bit redundant posting Gonzalez as the top play at first base for the third day in a row, but it’s for all the same reasons. He’s facing a below average RHP in the best offensive environment in all of baseball. He’s been great against RHP in his career but especially strong this season and the Dodgers offense as a whole ranks first in wRC+ against RHP. Throw in a big park boost for the whole lineup and you get implied run totals that are at least a full run higher than most of the other teams out there. Gonzalez is a way to direct exposure to the heart of the order, although he comes with an expensive price tag. He’s once again a Top Five overall hitter in our models and the top first baseman.

Value Plays:

David Ortiz (BOS) – Ortiz also remains a staple of our content. He ranks inside our Top 10 overall hitters and isn’t priced that way around the industry. Ortiz has gotten off to a slow start this season (.224/.308/.379) but he’s still hit RHP well (.277/.393/.491) amid the struggles. The slow start is more of a concern for Ortiz because of his age (39) but the platoon split is still solid. He’ll face Trevor May who has allowed a .369 wOBA to LHBs as a big leaguer. With Ortiz’s price point significantly discounted from the other top plays, I think he’s an alternative to Gonzalez on sites with tighter pricing.

Adam LaRoche (CHW) – LaRoche remains undervalued according to our rankings. He’ll face Nick Martinez who has allowed a .339 wOBA and 1.15 HR/9 to LHBs since 2012. Martinez has performed well early on this season but the peripherals aren’t vastly different from his career averages. For the season Martinez has struck out 13.4 percent of batters (career average – 12.8 percent), walked 7.3 percent (career 8.5 percent), and allowed a hard hit ball rate of 30.8 percent (career 30.3 percent). He has upped his GB Rate substantially (43.8 percent vs. 36.2 percent) which represents the most substantial development. Martinez has improved some, but certainly not to the extent his performance has shown. His xFIP is at 4.76 (career 5.09), so we expect the results to eventually trend toward that number rather than the 2.03 ERA he has currently. LaRoche has posted a solid .364 wOBA and .211 ISO against RHP since 2012 and has been hitting third of late with Abreu banged up. Good park environment and a good matchup push LaRoche into our Top 15 overall hitters.

Additional first base notes: Chris Davis (BAL) and Chris Carter (HOU) rate well in our home run models and inside our Top 30 hitters overall. I think they’re acceptable tournament targets. Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) gets a nice matchup against Mark Buehrle and is priced down around the industry. He’s more of a secondary value play behind Ortiz and LaRoche. Ben Paulsen (COL) is cheap on DraftKings and a way to get cost effective exposure to Coors Field. His overall hitting profile isn’t exemplary but the platoon advantage in Coors Field can go a long way when paired with a good lineup spot. Albert Pujols (LAA) has been crushing the ball of late. There is varying evidence around the merit of “hot streaks” and their predictive value. I’m ok using it as a tie breaker or a decision maker in tournaments, but won’t have exposure in cash games.

Second Base

Top Play:

Howie Kendrick (LAD) – Chad Bettis has actually struggled more with RHBs early in his career (.395 wOBA, 1.01 HR/9 allowed) and Kendrick typically hits fourth against RHP. Like all the other Dodgers he gets the benefit of the big park shift in his favor. His skills aren’t elite against RHP (.318 wOBA, .111 ISO since 2012) but to his credit he’s been very good this season (.349 wOBA, .166 ISO against RHP). He ranks inside our Top 15 overall hitters and is your top play at the second base position.

Value Plays:

Justin Turner/Enrique “Kike” Hernandez (LAD) – Turner has historically hit RHP better than Kendrick (.375 wOBA, .149 ISO since 2012) but his lineup spot and his playing time is more inconsistent. If he’s in the lineup, he ranks similarly in our model (two spots behind Kendrick) and generally comes at a cheaper price tag around the industry. Kike Hernandez is even more intriguing because he’s much cheaper and when he’s been in the lineup he’s garnered nice spots. Hernandez has hit RHP well early in his career (.347 wOBA, .213 ISO) but ZiPS projection system isn’t very high on him as a hitter (.300 wOBA, .129 ISO). I believe Turner and Kendrick are both superior hitters but Hernandez’s price tag puts him in the same conversation if in the lineup.

Additional second base notes: The Dodgers are our preferred targets at second base but there are some viable alternatives. Chase Utley (PHI), like David Ortiz, has shown some signs of age decline with a low hard hit rate and decreased overall performance. He hasn’t held his platoon advantage which makes him a bigger risk, but he faces Mike Leake (.341 wOBA, 1.22 HR/9 allowed to LHBs since 2012) in a favorable hitting environment and he’s cheap. Logan Forsythe (TB) has mashed LHP this year (.415 wOBA, .373 ISO) and that small sample size is certainly exaggerated, but he’s hit them well throughout his career (.357 wOBA, .197 ISO since 2012). He hits clean up against a fly ball oriented lefty albeit in a bad park. On DraftKings, he’s super cheap which makes him a compelling option for salary relief if spending on two top starters. Jose Altuve (HOU) ranks inside our Top 25 hitters but is generally priced above the Dodgers options, making him more of a tournament play. Dee Gordon (MIA) is unlikely to get on base against Jon Lester, but if he does; he’s running wild. He’s an adequate tournament play. Dustin Pedroia (BOS) is part of an offense that projects well and he’s in a park that is great for RH pull power which is Pedroia’s specialty, but Trevor May has been pretty good against RHBs this season. Pedroia is also another tournament option at the position.

Shortstop

Top Play:

Troy Tulowitzki (COL) – Tulowitzki’s 2015 season has been an enigma. He’s changed his approach in a more aggressive manner and it has cost him walks and increased his K Rate. He’s also lost distance on his average fly ball but ranks third in all of baseball in hard hit rate. It’s turned him into a more of a boom-or-bust option as he’s so power dependent. The matchup with Bolsinger is average but the hitting environment in Colorado is amazing. He ranks within our Top 10 hitters overall. The challenge with Tulowitzki is the price point. He’s not super expensive but spending big at shortstop may come with opportunity cost at SP and we’d prefer to avoid that risk.

Additional shortstop notes: Jimmy Rollins (Top 25) and Ian Desmond (Top 40) are viable “spend” alternatives to Tulowitzki but if you’re spending up, we’d rather you just invest in Tulowitzki. If you’re not spending up, we suggest using the position for salary relief. Alexei Ramirez (CHW) is near the minimum on FanDuel and a fine punt play. Ruben Tejada (NYM) has been our go-to punt play on DraftKings the last few days since he’s hitting second and near the minimum. He’s still acceptable but the matchup with Shields is a bit less favorable than Cashner or Kennedy. Jake Elmore (TB) is someone we’re keeping an eye on for lineup positioning (sixth yesterday) as he has a bare minimum price point and the platoon advantage against Hector Santiago. None of these guys are very good hitters but they give you a chance at top tier pitching and Coors Field exposure which is a good strategy for cash games.

Third Base

Value Plays:

Pablo Sandoval (BOS) – Sandoval sat the first game of the double-header so I’m pretty confident he’ll be in the lineup for the second game. We’ve touched on Trevor May‘s struggles against LHBs and Sandoval has hit RHP well (.351 wOBA, .163 ISO) in recent years, despite playing in a tough environment in San Francisco. The Red Sox have an implied run total approaching five and Sandoval typically garners one of those premium lineup spots (top five). He cracks our Top 35 overall hitters.

Conor Gillaspie (CHW) – Gillaspie has been hitting fifth of late and is a decent hitter in his career against RHP (.328 wOBA, .146 ISO since 2012). We’ve touched on Nick Martinez‘s performance this year and the likely regression he’ll face. Gillaspie is exceptionally cheap around the industry which makes him a viable option on stricter pricing sites. He cracks our Top 50 hitters overall.

Additional third base notes: Nolan Arenado (COL) and Kris Bryant (CHC) are the top plays at the position, but come with expensive price points. I don’t think either are necessary spends. Alex Guerrero (LAD) becomes an elite cheap option on DraftKings where he holds 3B eligibility. We’re never sure if he’s in the lineup, but after a game winning grand slam last night, I think he’ll get the nod. Evan Longoria (TB) is a secondary value play. He’s got nice power against LHP but he’s caught a bit in pricing limbo. Sandoval and whatever Dodger is 3B eligible (Guerrero, Turner, etc) all profile better and are cheaper or priced similarly.

Outfield

Top Play:

Joc Pederson (LAD) – Pederson remains our top ranked overall hitter and someone to target in cash games despite a rising price tag. Pederson has outperformed even the wildest expectations for his rookie campaign but a look at the peripherals support the elite power. Pederson is second in the league in average exit velocity on batted balls (behind Giancarlo Stanton) and Top 10 in the league in hard hit rate. At first glance the 33.3 percent HR/FB Rate looks outrageous (and it’s likely still elevated) but in all observable metrics Pederson just hits the ball really hard. He’ll have a favorable matchup with Chad Bettis who has surrendered a .338 wOBA to LHBs as a big leaguer and he’s getting the big park shift we love to target in Coors Field. The added bonus with Pederson is opportunity. As a road player in Coors Field on a team with a run expectation over 5.5 runs, Pederson has an expected plate appearance total over five and approaching six. He’ll likely get 1-2 more plate appearances than most of the other top hitters and those plate appearances are exceptionally valuable in Coors Field. Target him with confidence.

Next in line:

Charlie Blackmon/Carlos Gonzalez (COL) – The Rockies have a team total of five and they get a bit of a break after facing Kershaw and Greinke. Bolsinger is a good pitcher but he’s a step down from what they’ve faced of late. Blackmon and Gonzalez both rank inside our Top 20 hitters and come with great lineup spots. I strongly prefer Pederson and it looks like spending on multiple outfield spots may be difficult, but Blackmon and Gonzalez would fit the bill if you’re spending on multiple outfielders.

Value Plays:

Andre Ethier (LAD) – Ethier ranks similarly to the Rockies outfielders above, but comes at a slightly discounted price point to the other two. He’s posted a .369 wOBA and .185 ISO against RHP since 2012 and generally hits fifth in the lineup. The price point is moving up after the high ownership the last few days, but he’s still a strong value.

White Sox Outfield – As gross as Melky Cabrera‘s numbers are (.250 wOBA, .035 ISO), I think there’s a god chance he has a turnaround. His hard hit rate is down but it’s become medium contact rather than dropping all the way to soft contact. The rest of his batted ball data is in line with career marks, and he currently boasts a career best contact rate. With the White Sox having such a phenomenal matchup (particularly their LHBs, which was outlined in LaRoche’s blurb), this is a cold streak you don’t have to avoid. Adam Eaton has already started to snap out of his early season funk a bit. He hit .262/.325/.402 in May. He’s a slightly worse hitter (.322 wOBA, .125 ISO) historically against RHP than Cabrera (.339 wOBA, .118 ISO) but he makes up for that in Fantasy value with his stolen base potential. The price points are similar and since they profile similarly, I prefer Eaton who has shown more recent signs of performance.

Additional outfield notes: Other cash game options in the outfield are Josh Reddick (OAK) (outside of top 50 in our model but due to current peripherals and lineup spot I’d consider him a top 40 overall option) and Mookie Betts (BOS) (where priced down). Adam Jones (BAL) is very cheap on FanDuel and a viable option, though I think McCullers isn’t an ideal matchup. Ryan Raburn (CLE) is a viable punt option but you’re hoping for a home run in a tough park for power and the at bats are capped as he gets subbed out when a RH reliever comes in. Some other potential cheap options depending on lineup spot include: Will Venable (SD), Nick Swisher (CLE), and Tyler Moore (WAS). George Springer (HOU) is a great tournament option. Miguel Gonzalez is power prone to RHBs which fits Springer’s profile. Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) is another elite tournament play. His price is down a bit due to recent struggles and he’s facing a LHP. Jon Lester is really good and the Marlins overall scoring profile is down but Stanton has immense power against LHP.

Starting Pitcher

Rankings (price not considered):

Tier One

1a) Chris Sale (CHW)

1b) Corey Kluber (CLE)

1c) James Shields (SD)

4a) Cole Hamels (PHI)

4b) Jon Lester (CHC)

Tier Two

6) Sonny Gray (OAK)

Tier Three

7) Lance McCullers (HOU)

8) Hector Santiago (LAA)

9) Dan Haren (MIA)

10) Dillon Gee (NYM)

11) Nate Karns (TB)

12) Miguel Gonzalez (BAL)

13) Anibal Sanchez (DET)

Top Plays:

Chris Sale (CHW) – The Rangers rank sixth in wRC+ against LHP but it’s important to evaluate their lineup going forward rather than the performance they’ve produced early in the season. The Rangers have lost Adrian Beltre, Kyle Blanks, and possibly Robinson Chirinos who left last night’s game early after getting hit by a pitch. These are the Rangers top three hitters against LHP and most of their replacements are LHBs (Gallo, Moreland, and Hamilton). Sale is throwing his slider a bit less this year but he’s actually upped his chase rate (37.7 percent) and his swinging strike rate (14 percent) while maintaining the same general batted ball mix.  It’s a tough environment, but Sale is accustomed to pitching in tough environments and the potential for a lefty heavy lineup opposing Sale is really intriguing (.221 wOBA, 29.9 percent K Rate against LHBs since 2012).

Corey Kluber (CLE) – 32 IP, 22 H, 2 BB, 4 ER, and 50 K. This is Kluber’s line over his last four starts. Since winning the Cy Young last season, Kluber has improved his K Rate (up 2.6 percentage points), his BB Rate (down 1.2 percentage points), and his GB Rate (up 1.2 percentage points). The matchup is exceptionally difficult on Wednesday. He faces a Royals team that ranks seventh in wRC+ against RHP and has only struck out in 16.7 percent of their plate appearances against RHP. Kluber has already faced the contact heavy Royals twice this season and he struggled in both starts (12 IP, 17 H, 4 BB, 9 ER, and 12 K) but last season he was dominant against them (31 1/3 IP, 16 H, 3 BB, 4 ER, and 36 K) which goes to show there often isn’t predictive value in “vs. team” splits. Even when accounting for the difficulty of the matchup, Kluber rates among our very top tier at the position.

James Shields (SD) – Baseball has been around for a long time and in the history of baseball we had never seen a starting pitcher strike out more than 10 batters, allow more than 10 hits, and not complete five innings. It has now happened in consecutive games in PETCO Park as Andrew Cashner and Noah Syndergaard posted the strange lines on Monday and Tuesday night. Hopefully, these oddities don’t come in threes as we like James Shields quite a bit on Wednesday. The Mets rank 26th in wRC+ and have struck out in 20.5 percent of their plate appearances against RHP this season. Shields has been exceptional in his move to the National League. He’s posting a career high 14.6 percent swinging strike rate which is funneling into a career best 30.7 percent K Rate (career average of 20.9 percent). His performance hasn’t matched the growth in skills because he’s yielded a career worst 22.4 percent HR/FB Rate. A look at his batted ball data shows a career worst 34.7 percent hard hit rate allowed (average 29.4 percent). Historically, strike out rates have stabilized quicker than batted ball rates so we’re hopeful for some regression in the hard hit rates while the K Rates have a higher probability of holding. Given strikeouts are the most predictable asset for starting pitchers in DFS, Shields rates as one of our top targets in cash games and among our top tier of starters.

Value Plays:

Lance McCullers (HOU) – All of the options in tier three come with meaningful risk. I think they’re viable cash game options on multiple starting pitcher sites with strict pricing if you’re forcing exposure to Coors Field. In general, I think they’re better tournament options on all sites. McCullers, I believe, is the best of these options. He faces an Orioles offense that ranks 12th in wRC+ but has struck out in 22.7 percent of their plate appearances against RHP. In addition, the Orioles are very RH. They routinely run out lineups with just three LHBs in them. Early on McCullers has shown greater strikeout potential against RHBs (32.4 percent vs. 21.2 percent) and the strikeouts are really what drives his value. He’s shown no ability to work deep into games (4 1/3 IP, 6 IP, 4 2/3 IP in three starts) so strikeouts will ultimately determine his fate. This matchup with the Orioles should provide them.

Hector Santiago (LAA) – The Rays rank second in wRC+ against LHP and are very right handed, but they’ve struck out in 23.2 percent of their plate appearances against LHP. The matchup isn’t ideal for Santiago but he does miss bats (21.8 percent vs. RHBs and 22 percent overall) and the pitching environment is strong for his fly ball tendencies. He’s a solid favorite (-134) in a game with a total of just 7.5.

Dan Haren (MIA) – The Cubs rank just 24th in wRC+ against RHP and strike out a league high 26.1 percent of the time. Dan Haren has lost a bit of his K potential as he’s aged. His swinging strike rate is down to a career worst 5.7 percent and his K Rate is down to just 17.5 percent. He continues to pitch effectively in big ballparks though. He’s posted a 1.45 ERA at home this season and he’ll have the benefit of facing a likely watered down Cubs lineup. Jorge Soler is trying to avoid a DL stint and Miguel Montero rarely catches Jon Lester. The Cubs still have some elite hitters in Rizzo and Bryant but the lineup lacks depth with Soler and Montero likely out of it. He’s a modest underdog (+105) in a game with a total of just seven.

Additional starting pitcher notes: Miguel Gonzalez (BAL) gets a great matchup for strikeout potential against the Astros but the propensity of RH power is actually a bad thing for his reverse splits (1.56 HR/9 allowed to RHBs since 2012). He’s as volatile as McCullers but with less upside. He ranks among that third tier of options but he’s closer to the tournament only bucket in my opinion. Nate Karns (TB) is really similar to Gonzalez. He’s been homer prone to RHBs (1.96 HR/9 since 2012) but more vulnerable overall to LHBs (.312 wOBA allowed). He gets a better pitching environment and a lower total, so he rates a smidge higher. Dillon Gee (NYM) is an interesting mix. He has historically handled RHBs really well (.294 wOBA) but he doesn’t strike many guys out (19.7 percent against RHBs is league average) and he’s coming off the disabled list. This brings some durability risk built into the projection as well. His upside isn’t as high as Karns or Gonzalez in strikeouts, but the pitching environment and matchup gives him a better chance at run prevention. Sonny Gray (OAK) is a bit overpriced which makes him a tournament option as he’ll likely come with lower ownership. Anibal Sanchez (DET) is the most skilled pitcher in that third tier but facing an offense that projects for low strikeouts and ranks second in MLB in wRC+ against RHP. The lineup is also deeper and more potent with Ben Zobrist back. As a result, Sanchez has slid down our rankings.

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 (help@dailyroto.com) if you have suggestions.

Top Tournament Stacks/Cash Game Mini Stacks:

1) Los Angeles Dodgers

2) Colorado Rockies

Coors Field dominates cash games from both a stack and mini-stack perspective. The Dodgers have a higher implied run total, some cheaper options, and as the road team are guaranteed nine offensive innings. They’re the top stack. The Rockies are a bit less cost effective and facing a slightly stingier starter but they have the second highest implied run total.

Contrarian/Secondary Stacks:

1) Boston Red Sox

2) Chicago White Sox

3) Houston Astros

4) Oakland Athletics

The Red Sox have the next highest implied run total, approaching five. They’re facing a below average RHP in a favorable hitting environment. The one concern with the Red Sox is playing the second game of a double-header we could get a watered down lineup. It’s something to monitor in alerts as game one should be done well in advance of the early game two start time.

The White Sox offense has underperformed early in the season and they’re facing a SP that has over performed. They come with low price points and are a cost effective stack or mini-stack that allows you to get exposure to top tier starting pitching with it.

The Astros are almost always in our tournament section. They combine power and speed and they play in a good offensive environment for RH power. Miguel Gonzalez is particularly vulnerable to RH power so the matchup is solid. The one concern is the Orioles pen is pretty good but Showalter is a manager that manages the bullpen pretty well to the score. Thus, if the Astros pile on early, they’ll likely face the weakest members of the pen.

The Athletics are my favorite super contrarian stack. Anibal Sanchez has been vulnerable to the long ball and to big innings. The A’s offense is underrated as a whole and the Tigers bullpen is terrible behind Sanchez. As a road team, they’re guaranteed nine offensive innings and they have legit power from the left side to attack Sanchez. Reddick is the only cash game option I’m considering and I’m guessing most of the industry is ignoring them. You can probably get them with sub-2 percent ownership in tournaments.

MLB Game Weather Forecasts

In the scales below, a 10 strongly favors the batter, a 1 strongly favors the pitcher and a 5 has no impact on the game.

TOR at WSH 7:05: A few showers or a very light rain around. Not overly concerned, maybe a 10% chance of a delay. Temps in the mid-60s. Air density is a 6. Wind northeast 6-12 mph which blows in from center. The wind is a 4.

CIN at PHL 7:05: Dry. Temps in the mid-60s falling to near 60. Air density is a 6. Wind east-northeast 6-12 mph which blows in from right. The wind is a 4.

OAK at DET 7:08: Dry. Temps near 70 falling to near 60. Air density is a 6. Wind southeast 3-6 becoming light and variable. The wind blows in from center and is either a 4 or a 5.

CHC at MIA 7:10: Retractable roof. Generally the Marlins keep the roof closed in the summer months, regardless of weather.

MIN at BOS 7:10: Dry. Temps in the low to mid 50s. Air density is a 4 or 5. Wind southeast 4-8 mph which blows from right to left. The wind is a 5.

LAD at COL 8:00: A thunderstorm is likely to be around during the start of beginning of the game but will most likely not cancel the game. 20-30% chance of a delay. Temps near 70 falling to near 60. Air density is a 10. Wind east-northeast 6-12 mph lessening to 4-8 mph which blows in from right. The wind is a 4.

CHW at TEX 8:05: Dry. Temps in the mid-80s falling to near 80. Air density is an 8. Wind south 6-12 mph which blows in from right. The wind is a 4.

CLE at KC 8:10: A 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm around. Will keep an eye on this game but at this time it does not look like a big deal. Temps in the low to mid 80s falling into the mid-70s. Air density is an 8 becoming a 7. Wind south-southeast 6-12 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 6.

BLT at HOU 8:10: Retractable roof. Dry. Roof should be open. Temps in the mid-80s falling into the upper 70s. Air density is an 8 becoming a 7. Wind southeast 4-8 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 6.

NYM at SD 9:10: Dry. Temps in the mid-60s. Air density is a 6. Wind southwest 6-12 mph which blows out to right. The wind is a 6.

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