October 01, 2021 Morning Edition: Rays News Roundup


This is your Rays Stats, News, Rumors, and Commentary Roundup for the Morning of October 01, 2021.


A Look at Rays Pitchers’ Velocity Metrics


Collin McHugh

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 90.6 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Collin McHugh wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 4.6. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 79.5 miles per hour.

Andrew Kittredge

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 95.3 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 89.0 miles per hour.

Shane Baz

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 96.9 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 8.2. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.6 miles per hour.

Adam Conley

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 95.7 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup is 11.6, which is over 10 MPH and that is highly desired as the changeup is a more sudden change in velocity. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.5 miles per hour.

Ryan Thompson

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 91.0 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 10.0. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 78.2 miles per hour.

Louis Head

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 93.7 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Louis Head wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 3.7. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 82.4 miles per hour.

JT Chargois

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 96.3 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 87.6 miles per hour.

J.P. Feyereisen

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 93.2 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if J.P. Feyereisen wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 5.5. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.4 miles per hour.

Tyler Glasnow

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 97.0 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Tyler Glasnow wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 5.4. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 13.5 MPH difference. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 87.6 miles per hour.

Dietrich Enns

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 94.3 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 9.5. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 85.8 miles per hour.

Drew Rasmussen

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 97.1 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Drew Rasmussen wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 6.7. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.4 miles per hour.

Jeffrey Springs

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 93.4 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 9.4. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 83.0 miles per hour.

Shane McClanahan

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 96.5 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. His Four Seam Fastball has a below average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is not very good as hitters looking for a Fastball could find a way to still make good timed contact with his Curveball given the lack of velocity difference. It is only a 13.9 MPH difference. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 89.2 miles per hour.

Pete Fairbanks

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 97.2 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Pete Fairbanks wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 4.2. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 85.7 miles per hour.

Matt Wisler

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 91.5 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He throws a softer slider than the average pitcher, his slider velocity is only 81.6 miles per hour.

Luis Patino

He throws an above-average Fastball in velocity and he throws it on average 95.7 miles per hour. The difference between his average Four Seam Fastball and Changeup in terms of velocity is 8.1. This is rather average for a MLB pitcher. His Four Seam Fastball has an above average velocity difference from his Curveball, which is helpful in the art of pitching. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 86.0 miles per hour.

Chris Archer

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 92.0 miles per hour. The lack of a meaningful change in velocities is a problem if Chris Archer wants to continue using a Changeup in his arsenal. The difference between his Fastball and Changeup is 6.4. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Curveball because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. He features a slider that generates above-average velocity on average, which is 87.2 miles per hour.

David Robertson

His Fastball is below average in terms of velocity and he throws it on average 92.0 miles per hour. We are not able to compare his Four Seam Fastball to his Changeup because he does not feature both pitches in his repertoire. When a Curveball is thrown at such a low velocity difference from a Fastball, it is typically not a good sign. The objective is use velocity changes, movement, and location to throw off hitters and his Fastball-Curveball Difference is only 8.7 miles per hour. That is among the worst in MLB. He does not feature a slider or he does not throw it enough to qualify.

Now onto the News, Rumors, and Commentary…

““I thought we pitched really, really well to them, so [I’m] encouraged by that,” Cash said. And they know as well as the Rays that, if they advance that far, the AL East rivals will meet again in the AL Division Series. Yankees • Standings update: Clinched first place in the AL East last Saturday • Home-field advantage: Clinched for AL Division Series and AL Championship Series on Wednesday There are more tests ahead, starting this weekend. “He said he felt really good, no issues, so that’s just a huge sign for us.” Before the game, Wisler said he has managed the issue by throwing sliders only in games or on his days off.”

Above is the summary of: Rays enjoy taste of ‘playoff atmosphere’… tap or click to check out the full article.

” Franco reached first base two other times, but neither counted toward his streak. Franco appeared to have kept the streak alive in the sixth inning, when he was called safe at first base on an infield single. And Ted Williams strung together a 44-game on-base streak in ’41, a mark Franco fell one short of. Franco reached on a fielder’s choice, although Randy Arozarena wound up safe at second as Altuve committed an error on the play.”

Above is the summary of: Wander reaches base … but streak ends?… tap or click to check out the full article.

“Tier 5: The solid veteran arms who will make some noise Aaron Bummer, LHP, CWS Kendall Graveman, RHP, HOU Chad Green, RHP, NYY Andrew Kittredge, RHP, TB If you didn’t already know Bummer, you should; if you look at the ground-ball rate leaders since 2018, he’s second behind only Britton. Tier 3: The big names with question marks Aroldis Chapman, LHP, NYY Craig Kimbrel, RHP, CWS Matt Barnes, RHP, BOS Will Smith, LHP, ATL Chapman has had one of the most wild seasons we can remember. Luis Severino, RHP, NYY Garrett Richards, RHP, BOS Collin McHugh, RHP, TB Reynaldo López, RHP, CWS Yes, another Yankee, we’re sorry, but don’t forget that Severino finished in the top 10 in Cy Young voting in both 2017 and ‘18 before shoulder and elbow injuries ruined his next two seasons. Score another one for the Dodger pitching machine; fueled by a fastball with elite rising action, Vesia has become a high-leverage lefty, particularly since the Trade Deadline, as he’s allowed two earned runs in 22 outings, whiffing 27.”

Above is the summary of: The relievers who could cement a title run… tap or click to check out the full article.

“AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL Indians Twins Louie Varland, RHP (No. AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST Blue Jays Zach Logue, RHP: The 2017 ninth-rounder played his way into Top 30 consideration with a 3.75 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 136 strikeouts (most among Toronto farmhands) over 120 innings at Double-A and Triple-A. Marlins Mets Nationals Phillies NATIONAL LEAGUE CENTRAL Brewers Cardinals Cubs Pirates Reds NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST D-backs Dodgers Gavin Stone, RHP (No. 29): It’s really a question of what the 2019 15th-round pick didn’t lead the organization in while splitting the year between two levels of A ball, topping Twins pitching prospects in ERA (2.09), strikeouts (142), strikeout percentage (33.7) and WHIP (1.09) to go along with a stingy .212 BAA.”

Above is the summary of: Prospects of the Year for every org…. tap or click to check out the full article.

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Above is the summary of: Injuries & Moves: Wisler activated from IL… tap or click to check out the full article.

“It’s a credit to just the amount of quality pitchers that we know that we can rely on in different save situations,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said. “It’s a credit to all those guys. Our front office organization has done such a good job of developing and acquiring guys that we have confidence to throw out there in those roles. • Rays Stat of the Day, August 2021 Tampa Bay wasted no time after clinching a spot in the postseason on Wednesday; it also won Friday and Saturday to record its first three-game winning streak since claiming nine straight from Aug.”

Above is the summary of: Stat of the Day: Sept. 30, 2021… tap or click to check out the full article.

“When does the postseason begin? The AL Wild Card Game is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 11 and Game 5 (if necessary) on Oct. The Rays now know for certain they will face the winner of the AL Wild Card Game in the AL Division Series, then have home-field advantage until the World Series. 15, and World Series Game 1 is scheduled for Oct.”

Above is the summary of: What’s ahead? Rays postseason FAQ… tap or click to check out the full article.

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