MLB Thursday Weather: Be Wary of Angelic Breezes in Anaheim


Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Apr 04, 2019, 11:58 AM EDT
  • With two Thursday MLB games already postponed, most weather concerns are already out of the way.
  • The eight-game slate is still littered with subpar weather, with the Blue Jays-Indians game taking the cake for worst of the day.
  • The wind is blowing out in Anaheim, but our historical data shows that it hasn't helped the over one bit.

It’s not often that you see a baseball game postponed the day before the game. It’s even less often that two baseball games are postponed the day before the game, but that’s what happened yesterday when today’s Mariners-White Sox and Padres-Cardinals games were called early.

Saves me some work and saves anyone debating whether or not to use those players for their fantasy lineups the hassle. I like it.

With that said, a 10-game slate is now a measly eight-gamer. Tomorrow features another slight slate. Somehow we’ve gone all week without a whole 15-game megillah. At least there’s been plenty of day baseball, though …

A Trip to the Lab

You may notice that the wind is blowing out in Anaheim … or Los Angeles … or wherever the heck the Angels play. This is true. However, this is often the case. Unfortunately, this does not provide us with an edge.

In fact, it’s been rather unprofitable to take overs at Angel Stadium when the wind has been blowing out. The over/under has gone from 8 to 8.5 since opening for tonight’s Rangers-Angels game, but if you’re taking the over, I hope it’s for a reason other than the wind.

Highest Weather Ratings 

  • Cubs at Braves: 35
  • Red Sox at Athletics: 29

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. 

Ooohhh 35, I’m really scared. The best baseball weather today is still not good. We’ve still had only a couple of games all season (aka the past week) with above-average hitting conditions.

Both of these over/unders have actually fallen a half-run since opening, with Cubs-Braves down to 8.5 and Sox-A’s down to 8. It might be the “best” weather of the day, but it still ain’t good.

Lowest Weather Ratings