Rays at Rangers Predictions and Preview for 6/5/2021

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The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Texas Rangers on 6/5/2021 at 4:05PM.


The Rays and the Rangers face off in an regular season game. The Rays have a record of 36-23 this season. The Rangers are 23-36 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays

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Rich Hill is 4-2 this season with an ERA of 3.32 in 57.0 innings pitched across 11 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.02 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.192. Rich Hill's pitching repertoire includes:
  • A Fastball that is on average 88.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 70.4 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 83.9 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 72.8 mph.
Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Rich Hill has attracted this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.6%
He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%

Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 44 runs, and sports a .244 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.
He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .892 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Austin Meadows 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 13.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 24.5% 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 Austin Meadows put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 25.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 56.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.9%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.9%

Mike Zunino

Mike Zunino has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .203 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.
He has an OPS that is above-average. He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.
He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 39.1%, 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 Mike Zunino put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 27.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 54.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.2%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 28.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 30.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.9%

Randy Arozarena

Randy Arozarena has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .254 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 runs this season and stolen 9 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 9.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 28.4% 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 Randy Arozarena put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.2%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%

Yandy Diaz

Yandy Diaz has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 18 runs, and sports a .253 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 is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.
His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 17.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Yandy Diaz this season.
Breaking down the types of contacted balls Yandy Diaz put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 58.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 14.7%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%

Brandon Lowe

Brandon Lowe has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .201 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 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 12.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 30.3%, 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 Brandon Lowe put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.3%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.7%

Taylor Walls

Taylor Walls has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 2 runs, and sports a .206 batting average this season. He also has scored 6 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.
He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.
He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 19.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 28.6% 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 Taylor Walls put into play this season:
  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 45.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.2%
Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:
  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Texas Rangers



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