Weathering the Impact on Your Fantasy Players (Updated for May 12-14)

  • After enjoying a few rain-free days at MLB parks, we’re faced with increasing rain threats this weekend. At least 5 to possibly 10 games could be impacted by rain. Toss in the usual springtime variations in temperatures and winds, and we have quite a mess to navigate this weekend while trying to maximize favorable hitting environments for our hitters.

    Targets: Weekend’s Best Hitting Environments

    • Entire San Francisco at Arizona series (this series will feature the weekend’s hottest game – 90 degrees on Friday – plus zero percent rainout risk…a combination of which no other series can claim)

    Here are games that will be played in warm air (temps near 80) with low or no rain threats:

    • Tampa Bay at NY Yankees (Friday and Saturday)
    • Pittsburgh at Baltimore (Friday)
    • St. Louis at Boston (Friday and Saturday)
    • Texas at Oakland (Saturday and Sunday)
    • San Diego at LA Dodgers (Sunday)

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    If you have a specific question, you can hit me up on Twitter (@LarryV86). Also, check back here on SportsEthos on Sunday for details about the week ahead.


    Larry is a meteorologist who was fortunate to have a 36-year career “doing his hobby” with the National Weather Service. He’s a weather weenie who was fascinated by weather in elementary school and graduated with a degree in meteorology from Penn State. He obsesses about fantasy baseball, weather and the Phillies.

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