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 if games are going to be performed, you want 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-Red Sox) and one other COVID-related one (Mets-Nationals).
As at all times this time of 12 months, cold temperatures are additionally an element, as games might be postponed or considerably affected by chilly situations. Windy games will not see delays, but it surely’s essential to know the way gusty situations are anticipated to be when setting your fantasy lineups.
Fortunately, our pals at Fantasy Alarm have all the data you want (and extra) compiled in a single place each day of their MLB Weather Center.
MLB Weather: Opening Day forecast, attainable rain delays and postponements
Possible rain delays:
The Orioles-Red Sox recreation has already been postponed, whereas the Blue Jays-Yankees and Braves-Phillies might see potential late begins however doubtless nothing severe.
Cold temperature worries:
It’s going to be chilly for several 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. Overall, solely the Indians-Tigers is probably going to be in any hazard of a “cold delay,” however even that appears unlikely. Cold temps usually have a damaging impact on hitters, so plan accordingly.
It’s going to be gusty for many of the early games right this moment. The Blue Jays-Yankees might see winds of 15-20 mph blowing largely proper to left, whereas the Indians-Tigers might see 15-20-mph winds blowing out towards heart. The Braves-Phillies, Cardinals-Reds, and Pirates-Cubs are anticipated to have winds round 15 mph blowing out from proper to left, although it might be even gustier in Philadelphia.