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5/25 MLB DFS: Memorial Day Sales at the CarMart

5/25 MLB DFS: Memorial Day Sales at the CarMart
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Daily Fantasy Rundown – May 25th MLB DFS Picks and Analysis

Welcome to Monday’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: Small to moderate concern in Cincinnati. Minor concerns in Minnesota, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh. Air density and wind is favorable for hitters at Wrigley; a GREAT hitting environment.

Please see Meteorologist Mark Paquette’s game by game weather forecasts below the Analysis.

If any weather situations shift drastically, we will keep you updated with lineup alerts so make sure to check your email inbox up until roster lock.

Content Schedule Note: We’ve covered all of the games within the content today. Within the additional notes section at each position we’ve tried to tackle some of the differences between the early slates and the late slates and how to deal with them in terms of lineup construction.


Top Play:

Russell Martin (TOR) – Martin ranks as the top catcher and as a Top 30 hitter overall in our model. He’ll face Hector Noesi who has allowed a .363 wOBA and 1.42 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012 and Martin gets to face him in an elite hitting environment in the Rogers Centre. Martin has been hitting third or fourth of late, depending on Jose Bautista‘s health. We’d prefer Bautista were healthy as that adds an important on base machine in front of Martin in the lineup. The price point on most sites is fair for Martin. He really stands out in the evening slate as the premier option due to a lack of depth at the position, but he’s also a fine choice on all day slates.

Value Plays:

Wilson Ramos (WAS)/Miguel Montero (CHC) – I’m writing this recommendation late Sunday night or early Monday morning depending on your preference and at this time we don’t have a total for the Cubs-Nationals game. The forecast, however, is calling for 20+ mph winds blowing straight out to center field with temperatures in the 70s. This is typically the kind of environment that generates outlandish totals in Wrigley Field. Both hitters have the platoon advantage in this one and they’re each facing opposing starters that have struggled some against the platoon. Tsuyoshi Wada has allowed a .348 wOBA and 1.20 HR/9 against the 253 RHBs he’s faced at the big league level while Tanner Roark has allowed a .306 wOBA (thanks to a .265 BABIP) while surrendering a 23 percent LD Rate and generating just a 13 percent K Rate and 37.6 percent GB Rate against LHBs. Montero owns a .339 wOBA and .138 ISO against RHP since 2012 but he has shown GB tendencies (44.8 percent) which isn’t what we’re looking for with elevated winds. Ramos has had similar issues. He has posted a .344 wOBA, .122 ISO against LHP but generated a high 59.5 percent GB Rate. Wada is more fly ball oriented than Roark so my lean is with Ramos over Montero where priced similarly. Montero typically garners a better lineup spot but fifth at home isn’t substantially different from sixth on the road and Vegas isn’t giving either team a substantial advantage in implied runs.

Additional catcher notes: Buster Posey (SF) is once again in a plus hitting environment but priced up and against a RHP. I think he’s a better tournament play than cash game option and I’m wondering if he gets a rest day after playing the whole weekend, traveling, and playing another day game. Carlos Santana (CLE) is a fine top play alternative on sites with catcher eligibility for the afternoon slate. The Indians have one of the higher team totals for the afternoon slate and as an offense are better suited to attack RHP. Evan Gattis (HOU) has tournament upside against a fly ball oriented Wei-Yin Chen who has allowed 1.28 HR/9 to RHBs since 2012. While the afternoon slate has a nice set of options to choose from, the evening slate is dreadful for catchers. I think you’re almost forced into Russell Martin by default.

First Base

Top Plays:

Edwin Encarnacion (TOR) – Encarnacion benefits from the same matchup as Russell Martin and he’s a better hitter (.384 wOBA, .270 ISO against RHP since 2012). He’s within the Top Five overall hitters in our model and ranks as the top first base option for Memorial Day.

Anthony Rizzo (CHC) – Rizzo ranks outside our Top 20 overall hitters in large part because Tanner Roark projects as a pretty good starter. ZiPS projection system has him for just a .295 wOBA and .125 ISO allowed to LHBs. The reason I’m placing Rizzo in this category is I’m expecting a potentially ridiculous total given the weather conditions in Wrigley and this isn’t captured entirely in our model as I’m writing. Roark has struggled to miss bats in his limited work (20 1/3 innings) this season (8.2 percent K Rate) and pitching to contact is a dangerous recipe with the wind howling out. Rizzo is expensive and there are some great value plays at first base, so he’s not a necessity; but I don’t mind treating him as a top play candidate if the total is crazy.

Value Plays:

Joey Votto (CIN) – Votto will face Eddie Butler who has been incapable of getting LHBs out in his brief major league career. Butler has allowed a .465 wOBA and walked 14.6 percent of LHBs faced while striking out just 8.9 percent. Votto has dominated RHP in this time frame, compiling a .413 wOBA and .192 ISO while walking (19.8 percent) more than he’s struck out (17 percent). The Reds have a solid 4.5 team total and Votto ranks inside our Top Five overall hitters. He’s an exceptionally safe bet to accrue positive points in this matchup given Butler’s high walk rates.

David Ortiz (BOS) – Ortiz also ranks within our Top Five overall hitters and is priced far from that on most sites. He gets a big park downgrade but faces Ricky Nolasco who has allowed a .350 wOBA and 1.03 HR/9 to LHBs since 2012. Ortiz is awesome against RHP (.411 wOBA, .279 ISO since 2012) and has shown no signs of slowing down. The park shift hurts, but the matchup and price point are solid. I’m a bit more likely to invest in Votto in cash games where they’re priced within reach, but Ortiz doesn’t lag far behind.

Additional first base notes: Jose Abreu (CHW) ranks inside our Top 10 and is also priced down a bit around the industry. He’s in a favorable hitting environment but Drew Hutchison is solid against RHBs (.308 wOBA allowed) so it pushes the ranking down. On the evening slate, he’s an acceptable value play if you can’t afford Encarnacion but on the all-day slate, I prefer him as a tournament play rather than a secondary value play to Votto and Ortiz. Adam LaRoche (CHW) would also fit that mold. Hutchison is more vulnerable to LHBs (.339 wOBA, 1.33 HR/9 allowed) and LaRoche has the power to cash in on a modest price tag. LaRoche cracks our Top 35 hitters. Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) ranks inside our Top 20 and like Rizzo, I’m not sure the model is accurately capturing the weather situation. Zimmerman is also a bit GB prone against LHP (47 percent) but Wada has a hard time generating GBs (33.9 percent against RHBs) which is a good combination to attack in strong wind. If the total comes out really high, Zimmerman is a fine alternative to Votto and Ortiz. Adam Lind (MIL) faces a pitcher dealing with velocity decline in a very tough pitching environment. He doesn’t “pop” in our model (Top 45) but I think he’ll come with a super low ownership percentage and an affordable price tag. He’s a strong tournament play. Mark Teixeira (NYY) and Brandon Belt (SF) are also in strong environments for LH power and facing RHPs with homer problems. They come with heftier price tags, but again I’m projecting rather low ownership making them acceptable tournament targets.

Second Base

Top Play:

Jose Altuve (HOU) – Altuve gets a nice park environment and gets to face a LHP. Since 2012, he’s posted a .384 wOBA and .137 ISO against LHP. Wei-Yin Chen has allowed a .327 wOBA and 1.28 HR/9 to RHBs during that span. Altuve ranks inside our Top 25 overall hitters and the stark lack of depth at second base makes him a go-to play at the position. The other alternative is spending the same, or more, on Jason Kipnis (CLE) who has posted a .349 wOBA and .150 ISO against RHP since 2012, but faces a potentially weaker starter in Phil Klein. Kipnis ranks inside the Top 70 hitters in our model, so our vote is for Altuve.

Additional second base notes: The rest of the position lacks recommendations that stand out. Robinson Cano (SEA) rates highest in our model of the remaining 2B options and his price is way down, but he’s in a low run scoring environment against a good pitcher. With his peripherals way out of whack, I think it’s easier to pass on him. Logan Forsythe (TB) doesn’t rate as highly but gets a premium lineup spot and has hit LHP well in recent years (.350 wOBA, .186 ISO since 2012). It’s the same lower run scoring environment as Cano but against a weaker pitcher and on the team with a higher implied run total. Justin Turner (LAD) has hit RHP exceptionally well (.376 wOBA, .154 ISO) and faces an inexperienced RHP in Williams Perez. When he’s in the lineup, he typically gets premier lineup spots. I wouldn’t trust him in an all-day lineup, but for the evening slate where we’ll have lineups, he’s a viable play. Cory Spangenberg (SD) has hit RHP well and generally hits second against RHP. With a near minimum price point, I’m willing to overlook a lower expected run scoring environment for salary relief at a thin position.


Top Plays:

Troy Tulowitzki (COL) – Tulowitzki isn’t in Coors Field but he faces a below average pitcher in an elite hitting environment. Jason Marquis has allowed a .342 wOBA and 1.37 HR/9 to LHBs since 2012. As we’ve noted for much of the last week, Tulowitzki’s peripherals are off but he’s still hitting the ball hard. With his price coming down, his declining peripherals are a more worthwhile risk. He ranks inside our Top 10 hitters overall but admittedly much of that ranking is built on his historical performance and not the current peripherals.

Ian Desmond (WAS) – Desmond ranks in our Top 15 overall hitters and if the total is elevated, as expected, he’s the option I’m more likely to spend on over Tulowitzki. Desmond has compiled a .340 wOBA and .187 ISO against LHP since 2012 and has a neutral batted ball profile (44 percent GB Rate) against LHP. He garners a nice lineup spot and gets a premier scoring environment for power. At a slightly cheaper entry point, Desmond is my choice to spend on if the total comes out elevated (10 or above).

Value Play:

Yunel Escobar (WAS) – Escobar isn’t as good of a hitter against LHP (.316 wOBA, .093 ISO) but he gets a premier lineup spot in an expected high scoring environment. I’d rather spend up for Desmond or Tulowitzki in most situations, but Escobar stands out as a fine alternative if prioritizing salary relief.

Additional shortstop notes: Starlin Castro (CHC) will also garner some attention but he’s a GB hitter (48 percent against RHP) against an extreme GB pitcher (Roark generates a 50.6 percent GB Rate against RHBs). I’m less likely to attack that in cash games, but don’t mind exposure to Castro as a part of a stack or mini-stack given his likely strong lineup spot. Jonathan Villar (HOU) or Rafael Ynoa (COL) could earn consideration as a punt play if hitting second in the lineup. Both are in good scoring environments with the platoon advantage. For the evening slate, the shortstop position is pretty thin. Brad Miller (SEA) and Jimmy Rollins (LAD) are the two best options. Miller has the power and the tournament upside while Rollins’ has an easier matchup and is part of an offense with a higher projected run total.

Third Base

Top Plays:

I think third base is a position you’ll want to spend up on for Memorial Day. We have four really strong options that all ranked similarly in our model. Josh Donaldson (TOR) ranks the highest given the elite home run environment and a matchup against a RHP with home run issues. Donaldson isn’t an elite hitter against RHP (.335 wOBA, .156 ISO) but the matchup and environment push him into our Top 20 overall hitters. Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) ranks next highest and as indicated in the first base section, I think there could be additional upside if the model is underrating the scoring environment. I prefer him as a 3B option over 1B on sites he carries multiple position eligibility. Todd Frazier (CIN) ranks next highest. Eddie Butler has surrendered a .340 wOBA to RHBs as a big leaguer but has limited power (0.31 HR/9) thanks to a huge GB Rate (56.7 percent). The upside for Frazier is the LHBs will likely get on base in front of him and the Rockies bullpen is very left handed. If Butler gets knocked out early, there is a good chance Frazier gets late game at bats against LHP. He’s posted a .352 wOBA and .228 ISO against LHP since 2012. Kris Bryant (CHC) has immense power upside that is only amplified by the weather conditions. He’s also an extreme fly ball hitter (49.3 percent against RHP) which is typically a good matchup against sinker ballers. Roark is so tough on RHBs but Bryant’s ability to elevate gives him a great home run score. All four of these third basemen rank within our Top 25 overall hitters.

Additional third base notes: Adrian Beltre (TEX) is uniquely cheap on FanDuel ($2,900) but I’d rather spend up. Evan Longoria (TB) is in a low run scoring environment but is an elite hitter against LHP (.395 wOBA, .244 ISO). The scoring environment pushes him down our rankings, but he’s an acceptable value alternative to Donaldson on the late slate. Nolan Arenado (COL) is a nice tournament play as a part of a Rockies mini-stack against Jason Marquis.


Top Plays:

Jose Bautista (TOR) is our top rated outfielder. We’ve recommended a power hitting RH Blue Jay at almost every position because of the friendly matchup with Hector Noesi. Bautista is one of the best, but battling a shoulder issue that has kept him out of the lineup. I wouldn’t risk him in an all-day slate, but would consider him in the evening only slate if in the lineup. All of the outfielders in the Cubs-Nationals game are overpriced for cash games. Bryce Harper (WAS) and Denard Span (WAS) don’t even come with the platoon advantage but would qualify as tournament options if the total is really inflated. Dexter Fowler (CHC) would represent the best individual play but his price tag is inflated as well. Carlos Gomez (MIL) and Ryan Braun (MIL) are nice tournament options against Tim Lincecum‘s diminished velocity in an elite hitter’s environment. Michael Brantley (CLE) has a strong matchup against Phil Klein who profiles as below average against LHBs. Brantley’s price tag is elevated but he’s a pretty consistent contributor which holds cash game value. Mike Trout (LAA) always rates highly in our model, but Tyson Ross is really tough on RHBs, so I’m less likely to find exposure (even in tournaments) to Trout.

Value Plays:

Charlie Blackmon/Carlos Gonzalez (COL) – Jason Marquis has been terrible against LHBs, allowing a .377 wOBA and 1.79 HR/9 since 2012. Blackmon and Gonzalez get a park downgrade but Cincinnati is one of the milder park downgrades they can experience. Blackmon (.352 wOBA, .161 ISO) and Gonzalez (.385 wOBA, .250 ISO) have both historically hit RHP well and get premier lineup spots. The price points are down a bit out of Coors Field and with temperatures in the 80s in Cincinnati the ball should travel well. Gonzalez continues to rank inside our Top 10 overall hitters while Blackmon settles in around the Top 25.

Jay Bruce (CIN) – The Reds keep messing around with Jay Bruce‘s lineup spot and it’s been a nuisance to his DFS value. If he hits fifth, he’s an elite value play on Memorial Day. Bruce has posted a .339 wOBA and .214 ISO against RHP since 2012 and faces Eddie Butler who has allowed a .465 wOBA to LHBs. Bruce would also hit behind Votto and Frazier which typically provides great RBI opportunities. His price tag is down modestly because of the variance in his lineup spots, but he ranks within the Top 15 hitters in our model.

Curtis Granderson/Michael Cuddyer (NYM) – Severino Gonzalez is one of the weaker starters going on Memorial Day. He allowed a 4.59 ERA in AA last season and has posted a 7.11 ERA and 5.11 xFIP in his limited big league experience. Granderson (.332 wOBA, .200 ISO) and Cuddyer (.362 wOBA, .188 ISO) both hit RHP well and get premier lineup spots. It’s not an elite lineup or scoring environment but the price tags are favorable on both players.

Additional outfield notes: George Springer (HOU) is a nice tournament option given Wei-Yin Chen‘s fly ball and home run issues and Springer’s plus power. He’s priced fairly around the industry and is a viable option in cash games, but we prefer him in tournaments. Joc Pederson (LAD) is a remarkably similar player but in a worse scoring environment. He’s a good tournament option for the late slate. Brandon Moss (CLE) is in the same boat. His price jumped after a big game on Friday night, but has good power and a favorable matchup against Phil Klein. Chris Colabello (TOR) keeps getting great lineup spots, which makes him a strong value for the evening slate and a viable all-day option. Ezqequiel Carrera (TOR) would represent an elite value play on the evening slate, if he’s leading off. His lineup spot has varied dramatically over the last week. The Yankees LHBs (Beltran, Gardner) have a nice matchup against Jeremy Guthrie in Yankee Stadium but the bullpen behind him really threatens their value. Melky Cabrera (CHW) and Adam Eaton (CHW) are fine secondary values given Drew Hutchison‘s struggles with LHBs and the elite scoring environment.

Starting Pitcher

Rankings (price not considered):

Tier One

1) Tyson Ross (SD)

2) Jake Odorizzi (TB)

3) Carlos Martinez (STL)

Tier Two

4) Dallas Keuchel (HOU)

5) Bartolo Colon (NYM)

6) Charlie Morton (PIT)

7) Brett Anderson (LAD)

Tier Three

8) Roenis Elias (SEA)

9) Joe Kelly (BOS)

10) Wei-Yin Chen (BAL)

11) Jered Weaver (LAA)

Top Play:

Tyson Ross (SD) – Monday’s slate lacks elite pitching, but comes with a top tier that pairs strikeout upside with favorable price points. Ross gets a negative league shift, pitching in the American League, but faces an Angels offense that ranks 27th in wRC+. They’ve struck out at a slightly below league average rate (19.8 percent) but they’ve also walked at a well below league average rate (6.5 percent) and they’re extremely right handed. The last two characteristics are important for Ross as his biggest weaknesses are command (12.5 percent BB Rate this season, 9.8 percent career) and LHBs (.327 wOBA allowed to LHBs, .283 wOBA allowed to RHBs). The Angels are typically throwing out just four LHBs in their lineups against RHP and only one of them (Kole Calhoun) is an above average hitter. Given Ross’ dominance against RHBs (.283 wOBA, 24.4 percent K Rate, 54.8 percent GB Rate, and eight percent BB Rate), the matchup is friendly despite facing a DH. From a run prevention standpoint, Vegas doesn’t expect an elite performance. Ross is a modest underdog (+125) in a game with a total of 7.5. Vegas has an implied run total approaching four for the Angels. His consistently strong strikeout rate gives him the edge over our other Tier One starters.

Primary Value Plays:

Jake Odorizzi (TB) – Odorizzi draws a tougher matchup and has a less consistent K Rate, so he falls behind Ross in our rankings. The Mariners rank 16th in wRC+ against RHP but have struck out in 21.5 percent of their plate appearances against RHP. Odorizzi has seen his strikeout rate drop this season (19.6 percent from 24.2 percent last year), but his peripherals remain largely intact. Odorizzi’s velocity is up a bit and he’s generating a similar swinging strike rate (9.2 percent vs. 9.7 percent last season) while generating more swings on pitches outside the strike zone (34 percent vs. 33.4 percent). Ultimately, we believe the strikeout rate will improve. The Mariners are a lefty heavy offense, but that shouldn’t deter Odorizzi. For his career he’s held LHBs to a .299 wOBA and RHBs to a .301 wOBA. Furthermore, his peripherals have actually been stronger against LHBs (24.9 percent K Rate vs. 18.8 percent K Rate against RHBs/3.55 xFIP vs. 4.46 xFIP). Vegas has Odorizzi and the Rays as solid favorites (-150) in a game with a total of just seven. We think the strikeouts will eventually catch up to the peripherals and Vegas believes the matchup and scoring environment are good for run prevention (as do we!). Odorizzi is our second ranked starter and a stronger value than Ross on most sites.

Carlos Martinez (STL) – Martinez is in some ways, a poor man’s Tyson Ross. Martinez generates ground balls (50.8 percent) and strikeouts (24 percent K Rate) but like Ross struggles with command (11 percent BB Rate). While Ross has been below average against LHBs, Martinez has been downright horrid. He’s allowed a .361 wOBA to LHBs as a big leaguer while striking out 13.7 percent and walking 12.1 percent. Against RHBs, he’s been filthy (.285 wOBA, 28.5 K Rate, and 7.3 BB Rate). The Diamondbacks rank 17th in wRC+ against RHP and are experiencing a big downgrade in scoring environment playing in St. Louis. They also sport an incredibly right handed lineup. They typically played just two LHBs against RHP (Inciarte and Peralta). Given Martinez’s dominance against RHBs, the matchup is very favorable.

Secondary Value Play:

Charlie Morton (PIT) – Morton is a GB specialist (career 55 percent GB Rate) with wide splits (.298 wOBA vs. RHBs, .332 wOBA vs. LHBs). He’ll face a Marlins offense that typically maximizes out at three LHBs in their lineup (Gordon, Yelich, and Bour) and he’ll face them in an elite pitching environment in Pittsburgh. The Marlins rank 26th in wRC+ against RHP and have struck out in 20.7 percent of their plate appearances against RHP. Morton is making his first major league start of the season but has looked sharp in three minor league rehab assignments and most importantly pitched deep into games (20 1/3 innings in those three starts). Given the extended rehab assignment, I’m not particularly concerned about rust. He’s got a nice price point around the industry and is a fine secondary option on multiple SP sites.

Additional starting pitcher notes: Brett Anderson (LAD) and Bartolo Colon (NYM) are exceptionally similar options to Charlie Morton, but generally more expensive around the industry. Like Morton they rely on elite GB Rates and above average command. They’re also facing favorable matchups (Colon vs. Phillies 30th in wRC+ against RHP, Anderson vs. Braves 27th in wRC+ against LHP) in favorable pitching environments. They’re also on opposite slates (Anderson – evening, Colon – early) which helps distinguish the two as secondary options on their respective slates. The third tier of starters contains tournament options on multiple SP sites. Roenis Elias (SEA) faces a very right handed Rays’ offense. He grades out well in our model, but I don’t like the matchup given his modest success against RHBs (.324 wOBA allowed since 2012). Joe Kelly (BOS) has flashed an elite K Rate and gets a big park shift in his favor while facing a Twins offense that ranks 28th in wRC+ and has struck out in 23.4 percent of their plate appearances against RHP. Kelly is so difficult to trust, but the upside is strong in this matchup. He’s my favorite tournament play of the bunch. The Astros strikeout so much that Wei-Yin Chen (BAL) could post a big strikeout total and make for a compelling tournament play, but they’re also very dangerous against LHP (10.3 percent BB Rate, .175 ISO) and in a great offensive environment. Chen is a classic high risk-high reward play. Jered Weaver (LAA) gets to face a NL offense with an above average K Rate against RHP (21.8 percent, 23rd in wRC+). It’s a plus matchup but we struggle to trust Weaver who is dealing with substantial velocity loss.

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 ( if you have suggestions.

Top Tournament Stacks/Cash Game Mini Stacks:

1) Wrigley Field

2) Toronto Blue Jays

3) Colorado Rockies

4) Cincinnati Reds

5) Cleveland Indians

With high expected winds blowing out to center field, Wrigley Field should play exceptionally home run friendly. Both offenses have power but come with elevated price tags around the industry. We’re expecting a huge total which will push ownership high in cash games and tournaments.

The Blue Jays are the chalk late slate stack and by a wide margin. The evening slate is short on good offensive environments and the Blue Jays have a team total that is a full run higher than most of the other options on the slate.

The Indians, Rockies, and Reds are all offenses we’ve referenced throughout the content. They face the weakest starters on the slate and CIN-COL is in the second best hitting environment of the early slate. The Indians have a tougher offensive environment but face a weak SP and their lineup got deeper with the return of Yan Gomes. They have one of the higher individual team totals of the day.

Contrarian/Secondary Stacks:

1) Milwaukee Brewers

2) Los Angeles Dodgers

I really like the Brewers as a contrarian stack. Tim Lincecum has lost some velocity and he’s giving up the hardest contact of his career (33.3 percent). He’s generally kept the ball on the ground which has helped limit the issues, but he’s vulnerable to blowups because of spotty command. The Giants bullpen is a mess after four games in three days in Coors. If things go south for Lincecum he could be asked to “take one for the team” and pitch through ineffectiveness. This situation comes with big upside.

The Dodgers offense has struggled mightily of late but they’re facing an inexperienced pitcher and on the season they’re the best offense in baseball against RHP. The only downside to the Dodgers is they’re on the evening slate which is smaller and will naturally force ownership on stacks or mini-stacks up 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.

KC at NYY 1:00: Dry. Temps in the low to mid 80s. Air density is a 7 or 8. Wind south-southwest 7-14 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 6.

COL at CIN 1:10: Small to moderate concerns here. Showers and thunderstorms here but I do not see a steady rain so I think they will be able to play this game but there are risks. 10-20% chance of a cancellation, 30% chance of a delay at any time, 20% chance of multiple delays. Temps in the upper 70s. Air density is a 7 or 8. Wind southwest 5-10 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 6.

PHL at NYM 1:10: Dry. Temps in the low to mid 80s. Air density is a 7 or 8. Wind south-southwest 7-14 mph which blows out to left-center. The wind is a 6.

HOU at BLT 1:35: Dry. Temps in the mid-80s. Air density is an 8. Wind south-southwest 10-20 mph which blows out to left-center. The wind is a 7 or 8.

SF at MIL 2:10: Retractable roof. A 10-20% chance of a few showers. Not sure if the roof will be closed or open. If the roof is open, temps will be mid to upper 70s. Air density will be a 7. Wind will be southwest 15-25 mph which blows from right to left. The wind is a 5.

BOS at MIN 2:10: A 10-20% chance of a few showers. I do not see an issue here. Temps in the mid to upper 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind west-southwest 10-20 mph which blows out to left-center. The wind is a 7.

WSH at CHC 2:20: A 10-20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm early in the game. Do not see a big deal, maybe a 10-20% chance of a delay to start the game. Temps in the upper 70s. Air density is a 7 or 8. Wind southwest 12-25 mph which blows out to center. The wind is an 8.

DET at OAK 4:00: Dry. Temps in the low to mid 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind west-southwest 10-20 mph which blows out to center. The wind is a 7.

TEX at CLE 4:10: A 10-20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm early in the game rising to 30% chance late in the game. Very little (<10%) chance of a cancellation, a 20% chance of a delay, especially late in the game. Temps in the upper 70s. Air density is a 7. Wind southwest 15-25 mph which blows out to right. The wind is an 8.

AZ at STL 4:15: A sprinkle around. Will not cause a problem. Temps in the mid-80s. Air density is a 8. Wind south-southeast 8-16 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 7.

MIA at PIT 7:05: A 20% chance of a shower or thunderstorm around. I do not see an issue with this game, maybe a 10-20% chance of a delay. Temps in the upper 70s falling into the low to mid 70s. Air density is a 7. Wind southwest 7-14 mph lessening to 5-10 mph which blows out to left. The wind is a 6.

CHW at TOR 7:07: Retractable roof. There is a 30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm around so I will assume the roof will be closed.

SEA at TB 7:10: Dome.

ATL at LAD 8:10: Dry. Temps in the mid-60s falling into the low 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind southwest 6-12 lessening to 4-8 mph which blows out to right. The wind is a 6.

SD at LAA 9:05: Dry. Temps in the mid-60s falling into the low 60s. Air density is a 6. Wind southwest 6-12 mph lessening to 4-8 mph which blows out to center. The wind is a 6.

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