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Angels at Athletics Predictions and Preview for 6/15/2021

The Los Angeles Angels visit the Oakland Athletics on 6/15/2021 at 9:40PM.

The Angels and the Athletics face off in an regular season game. The Angels have a record of 33-33 this season. The Athletics are 41-27 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Los Angeles Angels

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Andrew Heaney is 4-3 this season with an ERA of 4.37 in 57.2 innings pitched across 11 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.23 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.236. Andrew Heaney’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 92.2 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 79.7 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 84.0 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Andrew Heaney has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.5%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.7%

Andrew Heaney

Andrew Heaney has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .500 batting average this season. He also has scored 1 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.167 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 33.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 33.3%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. His ability to reach base is among the best in MLB.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Andrew Heaney put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 100.0%

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: 100.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 0.0%


Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 42 runs this season and stolen 9 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .949 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Shohei Ohtani 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 10.2% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.9%, 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 Shohei Ohtani put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.1%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 44.2%


Jared Walsh

Jared Walsh has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a .291 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Jared Walsh 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 8.6% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.0%, 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 Jared Walsh put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.0%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.9%


Justin Upton

Justin Upton has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .232 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Justin Upton 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 12.6% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 29.6%, 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 Justin Upton put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.2%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.4%


Taylor Ward

Taylor Ward has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 19 runs, and sports a .237 batting average this season. He also has scored 21 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 below average with his 8.1% 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 27.4%, 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 Taylor Ward put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.7%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Oakland Athletics

Frankie Montas is 6-6 this season with an ERA of 4.37 in 70.0 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.36 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.266. Frankie Montas’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 96.2 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.8 mph.
  • A Splitter that is on average 87.5 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Frankie Montas has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.0%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.4%

Matt Olson

Matt Olson has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .290 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .981 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Matt Olson 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 11.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 17.0% 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 Matt Olson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.7%

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: 44.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 41.2%


Mark Canha

Mark Canha has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .252 batting average this season. He also has scored 50 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 12.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.9% 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 Mark Canha put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.4%

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: 48.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.1%


Tony Kemp

Tony Kemp has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 12 runs, and sports a .272 batting average this season. He also has scored 20 runs this season and stolen 3 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 15.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.8% 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 Tony Kemp put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 32.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 61.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 22.9%


Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 34 runs, and sports a .217 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 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 8.7% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 26.4%, 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 Sean Murphy put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.0%

Now here is a breakdown of the velocity of the balls he put into play:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.5%


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