On the baseball diamond, an error can come at critical times and cost a team a victory. As we have moved into the depths of the offseason, we thought we would analyze the defense of MLB teams.
it is important to dissect what MLB teams can do to follow the formula of successful teams of late. PennStakes.com – your source for Pennsylvania sports betting - used TeamRankings.com to find the least to most mistake-prone MLB teams by looking at the average errors per game over the past three seasons. Here are the fielding rankings for each:
Least to Most Mistake-Prone MLB Teams
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Both Pennsylvania teams are in the bottom half of the league. The Philadelphia Phillies are 16th out of 30 on the list with 0.526 average errors per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates are deeper down the list in the 25th spot at 0.583.
Last season, the Pirates (76-86, .469) finished with the most wins since 2018 (83-79) and increased their win total by 14 games from 2022 (62-100). The Phillies (90-72) recorded the most victories since 102 wins in 2011 and have increased their win total by eight (2021, 82-80) and three (2022, 87-75). That might be the reason they have been contenders in the National League and have made the playoffs over the last two seasons.
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With spring training starting in two months, here are the latest odds for the Phillies and Pirates from ESPN Bet Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia is the third favorite to win the National League at +550 and Pittsburgh is listed at +3000. The Phillies are tied for the fourth favorite to win the World Series with the Houston Astros and the defending champion Texas Rangers at +1000. The Pirates are at +7500, tied with the Los Angeles Angels.
One player prop listed is regular season home run leader. Currently, the Phillies' Bryce Harper is the 13th favorite to accomplish the feat at +3000. Last season, Harper hit only 21 home runs in 121 games played due to injury. Over the past two injury-plagued seasons, he has combined for 39 home runs. The most he has ever hit in a season: 42 in 2015 with the Washington Nationals.
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