The baseball season is lastly right here, and with it comes worries about weather-related postponements and delays, notably for these in DFS contests and daily-transaction fantasy baseball leagues. Even when video games are going to be performed, it’s good to know the forecasts earlier than locking in your lineups. Opening day offers the primary likelihood to settle again into your each day routine, and there has already been one rain-related postponement (Orioles-Pink Sox) and one other COVID-related one (Mets-Nationals).
As at all times this time of 12 months, chilly temperatures are additionally an element, as video games may very well be postponed or considerably affected by chilly circumstances. Windy video games will not see delays, nevertheless it’s essential to know the way gusty circumstances are anticipated to be when setting your fantasy lineups.
Thankfully, our associates at Fantasy Alarm have all the knowledge you want (and extra) compiled in a single place day-after-day of their MLB Weather Center.
MLB Climate: Opening Day forecast, doable rain delays and postponements
Potential rain delays:
The Orioles-Pink Sox recreation has already been postponed, whereas the Blue Jays-Yankees and Braves-Phillies might see potential late begins however seemingly nothing critical.
Chilly temperature worries:
It’ll be chilly for a number of video games, with the Indians-Tigers probably seeing temps round freezing. The Pirates-Cubs and Cardinals-Reds might additionally see temps within the 30s, whereas the Blue Jays-Yankees and probably the Braves-Phillies and Rangers-Royals might see temps dip into the 40s. General, solely the Indians-Tigers is more likely to be in any hazard of a “chilly delay,” however even that appears unlikely. Chilly temps usually have a damaging impact on hitters, so plan accordingly.
It’ll be gusty for many of the early video games in the present day. The Blue Jays-Yankees might see winds of 15-20 mph blowing principally proper to left, whereas the Indians-Tigers might see 15-20-mph winds blowing out towards middle. The Braves-Phillies, Cardinals-Reds, and Pirates-Cubs are anticipated to have winds round 15 mph blowing out from proper to left, although it may very well be even gustier in Philadelphia.