Can the Yankees Stay Hot Against the Blue Jays?

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The Toronto Blue Jays visit the New York Yankees on 5/25/2021 at 7:05PM.


The Blue Jays and the Yankees face off in an regular season game. The Blue Jays have a record of 23-23 this season. The Yankees are 28-19 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays

Steven Matz is 5-2 this season with an ERA of 4.69 in 48.0 innings pitched across 9 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.38 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.268. Steven Matz's pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 94.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 77.9 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.6 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Steven Matz has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.0%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.3%

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 39 runs, and sports a .333 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.
He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.104 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 is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 14.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.4% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. this season.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.3%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.6%

Teoscar Hernandez

Teoscar Hernandez has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .322 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 runs this season and stolen 3 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 7.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 22.1% 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 Teoscar Hernandez put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 31.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 31.5%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.0%

Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .283 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 runs this season and stolen 8 bases.
He has an OPS that is above-average. Marcus Semien 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 9.2% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 26.1%, 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 Marcus Semien put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 29.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 48.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.4%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.1%

Bo Bichette

Bo Bichette has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 7 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 5.8% 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 26.2%, 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 Bo Bichette put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 52.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.4%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%

Randal Grichuk

Randal Grichuk has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .273 batting average this season. He also has scored 20 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 4.3% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. 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 Randal Grichuk put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.8%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.0%

Lourdes Gurriel Jr.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .247 batting average this season. He also has scored 13 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.
A below-average OPS of .609 has been disappointing thus far for Lourdes Gurriel Jr.. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.
He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 1.8%. He has a K Rate of 21.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Lourdes Gurriel Jr. put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 23.8%

Rowdy Tellez

Rowdy Tellez has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 4 runs, and sports a .196 batting average this season. He also has scored 8 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
A below-average OPS of .549 has been disappointing thus far for Rowdy Tellez. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.
He is below average with his 4.1% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 23.5% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Rowdy Tellez put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.6%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.8%

Joe Panik

Joe Panik has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 4 runs, and sports a .226 batting average this season. He also has scored 2 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
A below-average OPS of .543 has been disappointing thus far for Joe Panik. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.
He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 1.9%. He has a K Rate of 14.8% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Joe Panik put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 24.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 20.0%

Danny Jansen

Danny Jansen has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 7 runs, and sports a .135 batting average this season. He also has scored 12 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
A below-average OPS of .460 has been disappointing thus far for Danny Jansen. 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 7.6% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 26.7%, it is not ideal, but... still a weakness. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Danny Jansen put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 32.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 23.5%

Steven Matz

Steven Matz has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .000 batting average this season. He also has scored 0 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
These struggles make him very replaceable in the lineup. His OPS is .000. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.
He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 0.0%. 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. He is one of laggards in MLB at On-Base Percentage with a .000 OBP.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Steven Matz put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 0.0%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 0.0%

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