Spring training games started in the Cactus and Grapefruit leagues over the weekend. Exhibition games don’t matter, unless you bet on them. So which managers are the best to bet in the preseason and which should you avoid?
Mike Scioscia is far and away the most profitable manager in spring training. The Angels have only had two losing springs under Scioscia as skipper since 2005. In the regular season Scioscia has a career winning percentage of .541, in exhibition games its .619.
Joe Maddon has enjoyed a lot of success in the Majors. He is a three-time Manager of the Year winner and has been apart of two World Series championship teams including helping the Cubs break a 108-year drought. Yet, Maddon seems to care little about spring training as he is the least profitable active manager in our database.
When you start to handicap preseason games be sure to consider a managers betting record.
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Here are the most and least profitable managers in the preseason.