Astros at Blue Jays Predictions and Preview for 6/4/2021

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The Houston Astros visit the Toronto Blue Jays on 6/4/2021 at 7:07PM.


The Astros and the Blue Jays face off in an regular season game. The Astros have a record of 31-25 this season. The Blue Jays are 29-25 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Houston Astros

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Zack Greinke is 5-2 this season with an ERA of 3.67 in 73.2 innings pitched across 12 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.13 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.245. Zack Greinke's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 88.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 83.0 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 71.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.3 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Zack Greinke has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.1%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.4%

Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 40 runs, and sports a .310 batting average this season. He also has scored 23 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .898 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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 10.6% walk rate. He avoids strikeouts quite well, he is FAR better than your average hitter. If he is getting an out, he made contact to get there. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Yuli Gurriel put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 45.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.3%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.3%

Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .304 batting average this season. He also has scored 29 runs this season and stolen 0 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 2.8% 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 27.8%, 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 Yordan Alvarez put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.4%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%

Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .274 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
He has an OPS that is above-average. 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 11.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.7% 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 Carlos Correa put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.1%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.2%

Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .296 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 10.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.7% 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 Jose Altuve put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.6%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.3%

Kyle Tucker

Kyle Tucker has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 35 runs, and sports a .256 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 runs this season and stolen 5 bases.
He has an OPS that is above-average. Kyle Tucker 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 8.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.6% 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 Kyle Tucker put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.3%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.1%

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays

Hyun-Jin Ryu is 5-2 this season with an ERA of 2.62 in 58.1 innings pitched across 10 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.05 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.237. Hyun-Jin Ryu's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 89.1 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 81.0 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 85.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 72.7 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 78.5 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Hyun-Jin Ryu has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.7%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 61.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 22.9%

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a

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