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MLB Weather

<Today, 4/17

Strong Wind

no park at > 20 mph

Potential Rainout

Rangers @ Tigers

HRForce: based on weather, percentage of more (or less) HRs we predict will be hit; eg, 1.3 means 30% more

Giants  @  Marlins12:10 pm ET
Giants at Marlins game: few clouds and 74°F 74° F
few clouds
13 mph
HRForce--
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
81° F59%0%14 mph1.412 pm
81° F60%0%14 mph1.41 pm
80° F61%0%14 mph1.22 pm
Twins  @  Orioles1:05 pm ET
Twins at Orioles game: scattered clouds and 60°F 60° F
scattered clouds
10 mph
HRForce1.1x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
69° F69%0%7 mph1.11 pm
68° F71%0%7 mph1.32 pm
67° F76%0%7 mph1.33 pm
Rangers  @  Tigers1:10 pm ET
Rangers at Tigers game: broken clouds and 59°F 59° F
broken clouds
3 mph
HRForce1.0x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
63° F89%100%17 mph1.01 pm
61° F88%100%10 mph1.12 pm
62° F91%100%10 mph1.13 pm
Padres  @  Brewers1:10 pm ET
Padres at Brewers game: overcast clouds and 53°F 53° F
overcast clouds
10 mph
HRForce--
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
63° F73%100%16 mph1.41 pm
63° F66%100%18 mph1.42 pm
60° F68%80%21 mph1.33 pm
Pirates  @  Mets1:10 pm ET
Pirates at Mets game: overcast clouds and 49°F 49° F
overcast clouds
14 mph
HRForce1.1x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
53° F73%0%7 mph1.11 pm
52° F77%61%8 mph1.12 pm
51° F77%100%10 mph0.93 pm
Royals  @  White Sox2:10 pm ET
Royals at White Sox game: overcast clouds and 56°F 56° F
overcast clouds
15 mph
HRForce1.4x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
61° F65%0%19 mph1.42 pm
61° F63%0%18 mph1.43 pm
60° F65%0%17 mph1.24 pm
Braves  @  Astros2:10 pm ET
Braves at Astros game: overcast clouds and 76°F 76° F
overcast clouds
9 mph
HRForce--
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
81° F72%0%12 mph1.72 pm
82° F66%0%11 mph1.63 pm
81° F67%0%10 mph1.64 pm
Yankees  @  Blue Jays3:07 pm ET
Yankees at Blue Jays game: heavy intensity rain and 47°F 47° F
heavy intensity rain
13 mph
HRForce--
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
45° F91%100%23 mph0.63 pm
45° F92%100%22 mph0.64 pm
47° F89%97%25 mph0.65 pm
Nationals  @  Dodgers3:10 pm ET
Nationals at Dodgers game: clear sky and 63°F 63° F
clear sky
8 mph
HRForce1.4x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
74° F47%0%5 mph1.43 pm
76° F43%0%8 mph1.54 pm
77° F39%0%9 mph1.55 pm
Cardinals  @  Athletics3:37 pm ET
Cardinals at Athletics game: scattered clouds and 64°F 64° F
scattered clouds
9 mph
HRForce1.4x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
71° F64%0%4 mph1.43 pm
74° F58%0%6 mph1.44 pm
74° F56%0%6 mph1.45 pm
Cubs  @  Diamondbacks3:40 pm ET
Cubs at Diamondbacks game: clear sky and 82°F 82° F
clear sky
1 mph
HRForce1.6x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
87° F13%0%3 mph1.63 pm
89° F12%0%5 mph1.54 pm
90° F12%0%6 mph1.55 pm
Reds  @  Mariners4:10 pm ET
Reds at Mariners game: clear sky and 54°F 54° F
clear sky
10 mph
HRForce--
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
56° F53%0%7 mph0.94 pm
57° F46%0%9 mph0.95 pm
58° F42%0%10 mph0.96 pm
Rockies  @  Phillies6:05 pm ET
Rockies at Phillies game: overcast clouds and 54°F 54° F
overcast clouds
8 mph
HRForce0.9x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
56° F85%41%10 mph0.96 pm
55° F85%93%8 mph0.97 pm
54° F86%80%7 mph0.98 pm
Angels  @  Rays6:50 pm ET
Angels at Rays game: clear sky and 72°F 72° F
clear sky
6 mph
HRForce--
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
73° F78%0%12 mph1.26 pm
72° F80%0%10 mph1.37 pm
72° F83%0%5 mph1.38 pm
Guardians  @  Red Sox7:10 pm ET
Guardians at Red Sox game: overcast clouds and 48°F 48° F
overcast clouds
14 mph
HRForce0.7x
TempHumPrecipWindDirHRForceTime
48° F69%0%6 mph0.77 pm
48° F71%0%6 mph0.78 pm
48° F68%0%6 mph0.99 pm

Real-time Updates

All the weather above is delivered and updated in real-time. The main panel has the current weather (conditions right now), updated throughout the day. You'll also see the current wind speed and angle adjusted for the orientation of each park's batter's box. Below that, the game-time forecasts give you the projected temperature and rain for the three hours around first pitch.

Weather Strategy for Fantasy Baseball

For daily contests or full season rotisserie leagues, wind and rain (rain outs) can play a huge role in your success. For example. if you were undecided on a #3 starting pitcher at Wrigley and the wind is howling in from left at 30 mph, that's your deciding factor. On the flip side, when the wind is blowing straight out, not a bad idea to stack a bunch of players in a daily contest... or, for roto, take a guy off the bench and hope he serves a couple balls into the wind. And, of course, the big red flag with weather is a postponement. We've all had players get an automatic goose egg just because we didn't move them to the bench in time... or it looked like the weather would clear. As a general rule, I like to bench guys whenever there's a block of heavy rain (>90% precipitation) for more than a few hours around first pitch.

MLB Stadiums with Domes

There are a total of eight MLB stadiums that have a dome. Nearly all of the time, weather plays no role in the way and how far the ball travels. There are the rare times when a retractable roof is kept open even when it's windy, humid, or otherwise not perfect weather. Wind can sneak into a park during those brief times but, for the most part, always assume there's no fantasy impact in dome stadiums.

How much should I care about the weather?

If you're in a season-long roto or auction league, weather issues here or there won't have a major impact on your numbers. If you're in a head-to-head league, where single games matter more, checking the weather should be part of your fantasy research... especially for your starting pitchers. Consistent wind of more than 15 mph in either direction can have a huge impact on your SP's performance. A long fly ball to left that gets knocked down by a strong wind could keep 3 runs off the board. That's huge for a smallish sample size.

On the flip side, if you're thinking about stacking a bunch of players on the same team for a daily fantasy team, definitely check on the wind. A single extra home run could mean >15 points (difference between in and out of the money in tight scoring).