Weathering the Impact on Your Fantasy Players (May 15-21)

  • Whew! After many showers and some rainouts during the past few weeks, we’re finally looking at a dry week across most MLB host sites for this week’s games. The only exception is that a late-week system could mess up plans in the Northeast Friday night and/or Saturday night.

    With rain mostly out of the picture, we’ll concentrate on variations in temperatures and winds to uncover the week’s best and least favorable hitting environments for your players. You won’t find any clear “weather winners” but the Chicago White Sox and San Francisco Giants stand out as this week’s “weather losers.”

    Targets: This Week’s Best Hitting Environments

    • Washington at Miami (Tuesday-Thursday; at 80 degrees or higher, this should be the week’s warmest series even if the roof is closed for Thursday’s afternoon game)
    • Seattle at Atlanta (Friday-Sunday; about as warm as the Miami series but a possible drawback is that there is a slight chance of rain each day)
    • Minnesota at LA Dodgers (Tuesday and Wednesday’s game time temps will be 75-80)

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    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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