ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 31: Andrelton Simmons #2 congratulates Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim after defeating the Boston Red Sox 10-4 in a game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 31, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The projections are not overly optimistic that Kyle Lewis (.667 OPS, 14 HR, 50 RBI, -0.1 WAR) or Evan White (.692 OPS, 19 HR, 64 RBI, 0.0 WAR) will put together strong rookie seasons. Even the most pessimistic projections typically don’t peg a club to 100 losses, so those four teams all get a big -- but not especially meaningful -- bump here: 2019 win total: 472020 projection: 70Difference: +23, 2019 win total: 592020 projection: 72Difference: +13, 2019 win total: 572020 projection: 69Difference: +12, 2019 win total: 542020 projection: 65Difference: +11. Despite his lengthy injury history, A.J. Fernando Tatis Jr. led the Padres with 4.2 WAR last season despite playing just 84 games. Read his columns and follow him on Twitter at @Castrovince. But I don’t know that they’ll be this much better. David Robertson and Odubel Herrera could both go the entire 2020 season without appearing in a game for the Phillies. Once a promising prospect and then a productive fourth outfielder, Michael Taylor has struggled the past two seasons and was a candidate to be non-tendered before the team re-signed him for $3.3 million to avoid arbitration. While they add a healthy Shohei Ohtani, Dylan Bundy, and Julio Teheran, they are still just the 23rd ranked rotation in baseball with a projected 10.7 WAR. It’s quite a number for Stanton, who, aside from his 59-homer MVP campaign in 2017, has never hit more than 38 in a season. The D-backs have already sunk $51.5 million into Yasmany Tomas, who has played just 51 games at the MLB level over the past three seasons. Note: The 2019 end-of-year version of this article can be found here. 21+: TheLines.com and all content herein is intended for audiences 21 years and older. He's set to earn $21 million in the final year of his contract. 2020 Updated In-Season Projections ZiPS (RoS) , ZiPS (Update) Steamer ... let’s take a quick look at the All-MLB teams and see what WAR has to say. Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio and Danny Jansen combined for 8.0 WAR as rookies last season, and all four players are capable of taking a significant step forward in 2020. Despite hitting a middling .263/.291/.424 last year, Adalberto Mondesi still provided a ton of value with his speed (43 SB) and defense at shortstop (10 DRS, 11.7 UZR/150). This article analyzes the adjusted win totals for the 60-game season as determined by oddsmakers at sportsbooks. The two highest-paid players on last year's roster—Francisco Cervelli ($11.5 million) and Starling Marte ($10.3 million)—are no longer with the team as the small-market Pirates continue to pinch pennies. Since this baseball season is only 60 games long, unexpected outcomes are more likely to occur, so don’t be afraid to take an underdog in this new format. Meanwhile, Scott Oberg (+$7.6 million net value) signed a three-year, $13 million extension in December, and he'll be counted on to anchor the bullpen once again. The Dodgers (+170) are trailing by the Braves (+600), Nationals (+750), and Mets (+900) in the National League Futures market. The highest-paid player on the Oakland roster with a $16.8 million salary, slugger Khris Davis struggled to an 82 OPS+ and minus-0.3 WAR after averaging 44 home runs, 112 RBI and 2.7 WAR over the previous three seasons. Corey Seager (2012 draft), Cody Bellinger (2013 draft), Walker Buehler (2015 draft) and Will Smith (2016 draft) are all homegrown talents, along with Julio Urias (+$16.6 million net value), Gavin Lux (+$16.2 million net value), Joc Pederson (+$12.3 million net value) and several others. I guess we’ll actually have to play the 2020 season to find out. As a result, his net value (-$400,000) is roughly a push, and he avoids a spot on the worst-values list as a result. For now, the Padres did improve their on-base potential by swapping out Hunter Renfroe for Tommy Pham. But this would still be a really encouraging year for Toronto if it comes true. If you’re looking for the 2020 fantasy baseball rankings and MLB projections, you have landed on the right page! Mookie Betts: 3.37: 2. 4) Baseball's best bullpen duo resides in ... Queens?The Mets’ bullpen endured a disastrous 2019, one reason the club fell three games short of a playoff spot. An unprecedented 60-game schedule began on July 23 and is scheduled to run until Sept. 27, before an unusual MLB playoffs scenario is unleashed. • .439 OBP: 1st by 33 points over Juan Soto• .611 SLG: 1st by 21 points over Giancarlo Stanton• 173 wRC+: 1st by 23 points over Alex Bregman• 8.8 WAR: 1st by 2.2 over Mookie Betts. The 32-year-old has a two-year, $33.5 million extension that kicks in this year, so the A's will be counting on him to bounce back. Bet with your head, not over it. Win totals are only available prior to the season since they’re a season-long proposition. This was a phenomenal group in 2019 until they were forced to be overworked and declined in the second half of 2019. A healthy Garrett Richards might be the biggest X-factor for the Padres on the pitching side of things, while top prospect MacKenzie Gore (+$3.4 million net value) could also make a significant impact. Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber and Willson Contreras (+$7.5 million net value) are all homegrown pieces of the offensive core, and they are all getting increasingly expensive as they progress through arbitration. Puk (+$21 million net value). Step 3: Each player's 2020 salary was then subtracted from his projected 2020 value, resulting in his 2020 projected net value. 1 spot in Baltimore. Bet On All European and North American Sports, FIRST LOOK: NFL Week 8 Lines At FanDuel Sportsbook, NFL Week 7 Odds And Lines Comparisons At US Sportsbooks, Washington vs Cowboys Week 7 Injury Report. Total Net Value was the ultimate determining factor in where each team landed in the rankings and was calculated as follows: Step 1: To start, I found each player's projected WAR total for the 2020 season, courtesy of the Depth Charts projections at FanGraphs. Gray will be a free agent after the 2021 season, so it might be time to start considering an extension. Pollock landed a five-year, $60 million contract last offseason. The Braves front office did extremely well to lock up Ronald Acuna Jr. (eight years, $100 million) and Ozzie Albies (seven years, $35 million) with long-term, pre-arbitration extensions prior to last season. Each team will have different odds for going over or under their projected win total and those odds may vary on different sportsbooks. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted OK, a 79-win effort isn’t going to make this club a contender. Only three years and $63.4 million are left on the Chris Davis contract. The Phillies are another club clearly hoping for a lot more than what this projection states, because between injuries and various performance regressions, they underperformed in 2019 and then added Zack Wheeler and Didi Gregorius (while also changing managers and pitching coaches).