Monday MLB Forecast: Improving Conditions as We Inch Closer to Summer
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- Baseball at Coors Field continues, but the near-perfect conditions from last Friday won't be present for tonight's Braves-Rockies game.
- Baltimore and Philadelphia will both have good hitting conditions, far improved from last week, but also have chances of rain.
- San Francisco has by far the worst hitting weather of the night, which is common, but also has a chance of rain, which is uncommon.
Our first full week of baseball is in the books and surprisingly enough, the weather is actually getting significantly better already. Last week, numerous games had Weather Ratings in the single digits and teens, with ratings over 50 seldom seen. I can’t promise it’ll stay this way, but today has no Weather Ratings below 20 and a handful higher than 50.
We don’t have the largest slate on tap, but even a light slate of baseball is heavy for any other sport, so here we go …
Highest Weather Ratings
- Braves at Rockies: 67
- Nationals at Phillies: 62
- Athletics at Orioles: 61
Weather Ratings are a proprietary number created by FantasyLabs which are on a 0-100 scale, with 100 being the best hitting atmosphere and 0 being the best pitching atmosphere. It takes into account temperature, wind speed, wind direction, stadium elevation, humidity and atmospheric pressure.
One weekend of Coors Field play is down, with 43 runs scored over the three-game series between the Dodgers and Rockies. That first game last Friday had a Weather Rating over 90, but Monday isn’t quite prime Coors conditions. Sharp betting activity has still driven the over/under from 10 to 11 since opening despite these “bad” hitting conditions, which include winds blowing in from left field.
The mid-Atlantic region has solid weather, too. Just last week this area had Weather Ratings in the teens and 20s, but we’re inching closer to summer. With that said, there could also be some April showers and even some thunder in both Philadelphia and Baltimore, though the games aren’t too much at risk.
The total in Baltimore has gone from 9 to 10 since opening, while the total in Philly has gone from 9 to 9.5.