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

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The Houston Astros visit the Toronto Blue Jays on 6/6/2021 at 1:07PM.


The Astros and the Blue Jays face off in an regular season game. The Astros have a record of 32-26 this season. The Blue Jays are 30-26 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Houston Astros

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Luis Garcia is 4-3 this season with an ERA of 2.89 in 53.0 innings pitched across 9 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.02 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.192. Luis Garcia's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 93.2 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 79.5 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 86.1 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 75.8 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 83.2 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Luis Garcia has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 49.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.2%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.8%

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 26 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 10.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 9.4% 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 Yuli Gurriel put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.9%
  • 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: 47.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.3%

Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 32 runs, and sports a .286 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 11.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.4% 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 Carlos Correa put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.3%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.8%

Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .306 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 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.
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 13.6% 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 Jose Altuve put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.4%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.3%

Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .295 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. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.5%, 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: 40.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.8%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.7%

Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 29 runs, and sports a .284 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 11.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.9% 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: 44.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.6%
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: 49.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.9%

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays

Steven Matz is 6-2 this season with an ERA of 4.22 in 59.2 innings pitched across 11 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.27 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.26. Steven Matz's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 94.8 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.8 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 78.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.7 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Steven Matz has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.9%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.1%

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 47 runs, and sports a .338 batting average this season. He also has scored 44 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.
He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.111 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Vladimir Guerrero Jr. would be considered a power hitter this season, although he is not one of the top pure power hitters.
His ability to draw walks

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