Astros at Blue Jays Predictions and Preview for 6/5/2021

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The Houston Astros visit the Toronto Blue Jays on 6/5/2021 at 3:07PM.


The Astros and the Blue Jays face off in an regular season game. The Astros have a record of 32-25 this season. The Blue Jays are 29-26 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Houston Astros

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Jose Urquidy is 4-2 this season with an ERA of 3.02 in 50.2 innings pitched across 9 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.99 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.213. Jose Urquidy's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 92.3 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 78.7 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 76.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 83.8 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Jose Urquidy has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.2%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.3%

Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 40 runs, and sports a .314 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .905 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 10.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 9.5% 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 Yuli Gurriel put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 45.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.6%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.7%

Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 32 runs, and sports a .277 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 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 11.9% 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: 41.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.2%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.5%

Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .302 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 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 3.2% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 27.0% 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 Yordan Alvarez put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.4%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.5%

Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .302 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 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 10.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.4% 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: 41.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.6%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.1%

Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 29 runs, and sports a .289 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 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 11.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.7% 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 Alex Bregman put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.0%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.5%

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays

Ross Stripling is 1-3 this season with an ERA of 5.11 in 37.0 innings pitched across 7 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.38 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.27. Ross Stripling's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 91.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 87.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 78.2 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 83.2 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Ross Stripling has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.7%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.4%

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a .330 batting average this season. He also has scored 42 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.
He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.089 is his

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