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Astros at Athletics Predictions and Preview for 9/24/2021

The Houston Astros visit the Oakland Athletics on 9/24/2021 at 9:40PM.

The Astros and the Athletics face off in an regular season game. The Astros have a record of 91-62 this season. The Athletics are 82-71 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Houston Astros

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Zack Greinke is 11-6 this season with an ERA of 4.11 in 168.2 innings pitched across 29 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.17 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.249. Zack Greinke’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 88.9 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 83.6 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 71.2 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.3 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Zack Greinke has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.5%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.6%

Kyle Tucker

Kyle Tucker has hit 27 Home Runs, drove in 87 runs, and sports a .295 batting average this season. He also has scored 79 runs this season and stolen 14 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .912 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Kyle Tucker 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. 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Kyle Tucker this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Kyle Tucker put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.5%


Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez has hit 32 Home Runs, drove in 101 runs, and sports a .282 batting average this season. He also has scored 90 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .896 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Yordan Alvarez 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 8.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.6% 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 Yordan Alvarez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.9%


Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has hit 24 Home Runs, drove in 88 runs, and sports a .281 batting average this season. He also has scored 100 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .851 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 11.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.1% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Carlos Correa this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Carlos Correa put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.8%


Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 77 runs, and sports a .317 batting average this season. He also has scored 80 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .842 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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 10.0% walk rate. 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Yuli Gurriel this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Yuli Gurriel put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.3%

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: 33.8%


Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve has hit 29 Home Runs, drove in 80 runs, and sports a .278 batting average this season. He also has scored 111 runs this season and stolen 5 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .839 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 10.1% walk rate. 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. 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: 38.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.5%

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: 50.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.9%


Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a .315 batting average this season. He also has scored 68 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 below average with his 6.7% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Michael Brantley this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Michael Brantley put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.0%

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: 51.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.8%


Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 52 runs, and sports a .286 batting average this season. He also has scored 51 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 11.0% walk rate. 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Alex Bregman this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Alex Bregman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.8%


Aledmys Diaz

Aledmys Diaz has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 44 runs, and sports a .271 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 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.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 5.1%. He has a K Rate of 19.2% 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 Aledmys Diaz put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%


Chas McCormick

Chas McCormick has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .258 batting average this season. He also has scored 44 runs this season and stolen 4 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 7.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. With a strikeout rate of 32.1%, he has struggled at the plate with making contact. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Chas McCormick put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.4%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Oakland Athletics

Frankie Montas is 12-9 this season with an ERA of 3.57 in 174.0 innings pitched across 30 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.21 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.237. Frankie Montas’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 96.3 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 89.0 mph.
  • A Splitter that is on average 87.6 mph.

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

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.8%

Matt Olson

Matt Olson has hit 38 Home Runs, drove in 105 runs, and sports a .273 batting average this season. He also has scored 99 runs this season and stolen 4 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .920 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 12.8% walk rate. 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Matt Olson this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Matt Olson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.0%


Starling Marte

Starling Marte has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .310 batting average this season. He also has scored 83 runs this season and stolen 45 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .843 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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 8.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.7% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Starling Marte this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Starling Marte put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 54.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 24.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.2%


Tony Kemp

Tony Kemp has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 29 runs, and sports a .258 batting average this season. He also has scored 47 runs this season and stolen 7 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 14.0% walk rate. 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Tony Kemp this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Tony Kemp put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 60.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.3%


Mark Canha

Mark Canha has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 58 runs, and sports a .232 batting average this season. He also has scored 90 runs this season and stolen 12 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 12.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.5% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Mark Canha this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Mark Canha put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.5%


Josh Harrison

Josh Harrison has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 58 runs, and sports a .286 batting average this season. He also has scored 56 runs this season and stolen 9 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 5.4% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Josh Harrison put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.2%

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: 57.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.3%


Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman has hit 27 Home Runs, drove in 72 runs, and sports a .219 batting average this season. He also has scored 74 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 12.8% walk rate. With a strikeout rate of 31.9%, he has struggled at the plate with making contact. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Matt Chapman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 51.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 14.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.3%


Sean Murphy

Sean Murphy has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 59 runs, and sports a .217 batting average this season. He also has scored 45 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 9.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.3%, 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 Sean Murphy put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.3%


Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 52 runs, and sports a .255 batting average this season. He also has scored 46 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 a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 4.8%. He has a K Rate of 20.7% 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 Yan Gomes put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.7%


Jed Lowrie

Jed Lowrie has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 69 runs, and sports a .245 batting average this season. He also has scored 55 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.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.1% 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 Jed Lowrie put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.8%


Seth Brown

Seth Brown has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 40 runs, and sports a .207 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 runs this season and stolen 4 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Seth Brown would be considered a power hitter this season, although he is not one of the top pure power hitters.

He is below average with his 8.3% 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 29.2%, 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 Seth Brown put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 31.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 22.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.7%


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