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Royals at Yankees Predictions and Preview for 6/22/2021

By PickPub | pickpub | 22 Jun 2021


 

The Kansas City Royals visit the New York Yankees on 6/22/2021 at 7:05PM.

The Royals and the Yankees face off in an regular season game. The Royals have a record of 32-38 this season. The Yankees are 38-33 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Kansas City Royals

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Brady Singer is 3-5 this season with an ERA of 4.76 in 68.0 innings pitched across 14 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.43 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.264. Brady Singer’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 85.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 87.8 mph.

Brady Singer has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 50.5% of balls in play were on the ground. Does this mean he is attracting soft contact though? Those ground balls are getting up the middle and through the 5 1/2 hole for hits, but his infield is also putting in work to getting to the balls too.

Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 47 runs, and sports a .292 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Salvador Perez would be considered a power hitter this season, although he is not one of the top pure power hitters.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 2.8%. He has a K Rate of 24.7% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Salvador Perez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.5%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.2%

 

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 40 runs, and sports a .245 batting average this season. He also has scored 39 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 15.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.1% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Carlos Santana put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.5%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.0%

 

Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 40 runs, and sports a .274 batting average this season. He also has scored 43 runs this season and stolen 20 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 6.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 13.0% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Whit Merrifield put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 61.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.4%

 

Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 12 runs, and sports a .260 batting average this season. He also has scored 29 runs this season and stolen 7 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 11.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Nicky Lopez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 54.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 23.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.7%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 59.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.2%

 

Jorge Soler

Jorge Soler has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .183 batting average this season. He also has scored 21 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .612 has been disappointing thus far for Jorge Soler. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 10.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.9%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jorge Soler put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 14.0%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.8%

 

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the New York Yankees

Gerrit Cole is 8-3 this season with an ERA of 2.31 in 89.2 innings pitched across 14 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.85 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.198. Gerrit Cole’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 97.4 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.5 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 83.5 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 89.4 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Gerrit Cole has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.5%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .280 batting average this season. He also has scored 39 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Aaron Judge would be considered a power hitter this season, although he is not one of the top pure power hitters.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 13.1% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.3%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Aaron Judge put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.3%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 7.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 48.5%

 

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .265 batting average this season. He also has scored 21 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Giancarlo Stanton would be considered a power hitter this season, although he is not one of the top pure power hitters.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 10.8% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.2%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Giancarlo Stanton put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.9%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 43.8%

 

Gio Urshela

Gio Urshela has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 31 runs, and sports a .269 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 5.9% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 26.0%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Gio Urshela put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.7%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.5%

 

DJ LeMahieu

DJ LeMahieu has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .259 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.8% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls DJ LeMahieu put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 54.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 22.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.2%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.8%

 

Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .252 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 4 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 10.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.8% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Gleyber Torres put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.7%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 21.1%

 

Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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