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Athletics at Angels Predictions and Preview for 5/22/2021

The Oakland Athletics visit the Los Angeles Angels on 5/22/2021 at 10:07PM.

The Athletics and the Angels face off in an regular season game. The Athletics have a record of 27-27 this season. The Angels are 19-26 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Oakland Athletics

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Chris Bassitt is 3-2 this season with an ERA of 3.88 in 53.1 innings pitched across 9 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.14 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.232. Chris Bassitt’s pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.5 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 74.7 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 89.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 71.3 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.6 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Chris Bassitt has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.9%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.7%

Chad Pinder

Chad Pinder has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 5 runs, and sports a .300 batting average this season. He also has scored 5 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Chad Pinder 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 3.2% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. With a strikeout rate of 38.7%, 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 Chad Pinder put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 27.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 61.1%


Matt Olson

Matt Olson has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .260 batting average this season. He also has scored 23 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. 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 10.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.7% 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: 39.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 14.8%

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: 49.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.8%


Mark Canha

Mark Canha has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 14 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 6 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 12.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.2% 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 Mark Canha put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.2%

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: 48.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.0%


Ramon Laureano

Ramon Laureano has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 21 runs, and sports a .256 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 runs this season and stolen 8 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Ramon Laureano 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 7.8% 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 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 Ramon Laureano put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.6%


Jed Lowrie

Jed Lowrie has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .255 batting average this season. He also has scored 19 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 10.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.2% 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 Jed Lowrie put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 28.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.7%


Matt Chapman

Matt Chapman has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 19 runs, and sports a .217 batting average this season. He also has scored 17 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 12.5% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 33.7%, 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 Matt Chapman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.6%


Stephen Piscotty

Stephen Piscotty has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 10 runs, and sports a .202 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

A below-average OPS of .651 has been disappointing thus far for Stephen Piscotty. 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 26.9%, 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 Stephen Piscotty put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 27.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 47.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 24.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.8%


Aramis Garcia

Aramis Garcia has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 2 runs, and sports a .167 batting average this season. He also has scored 3 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .466 has been disappointing thus far for Aramis Garcia. 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 2.2%. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 32.6%, 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 Aramis Garcia put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

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: 75.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 13.8%


Elvis Andrus

Elvis Andrus has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 6 runs, and sports a .183 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

A below-average OPS of .461 has been disappointing thus far for Elvis Andrus. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is below average with his 5.9% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 17.6% 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 Elvis Andrus put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

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: 62.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 20.5%


Chris Bassitt

Chris Bassitt 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 strikes out a lot and his strikeout rate is indicative of his struggles with making contact, 100.0%. He is one of laggards in MLB at On-Base Percentage with a .000 OBP.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Chris Bassitt 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%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Los Angeles Angels

Patrick Sandoval is 0-0 this season with an ERA of 5.56 in 11.1 innings pitched across 1 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.59 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.273. Patrick Sandoval’s pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 87.1 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 78.7 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 84.9 mph.

Patrick Sandoval has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 52.9% of balls in play were on the ground. Does this mean he is attracting soft contact though? This ground ball pitcher has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 38.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 47.1%

Jared Walsh

Jared Walsh has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 32 runs, and sports a .327 batting average this season. He also has scored 19 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .967 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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 8.2% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.1%, 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 Jared Walsh put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 26.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 33 runs, and sports a .262 batting average this season. He also has scored 32 runs this season and stolen 6 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.

He is below average with his 5.6% 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 29.4%, 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 Shohei Ohtani put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.2%

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: 46.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.2%


Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 12 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 13 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 10.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 19.8% 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 Anthony Rendon put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 50.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.8%

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: 60.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.5%


Juan Lagares

Juan Lagares has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 6 runs, and sports a .229 batting average this season. He also has scored 5 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 7.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.4% 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 Juan Lagares put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 32.1%

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: 46.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.3%


Justin Upton

Justin Upton has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 17 runs, and sports a .194 batting average this season. He also has scored 15 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. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 31.4%, 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 Justin Upton put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 12.3%

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: 49.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.8%


Jose Iglesias

Jose Iglesias has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .272 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 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 a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 1.9%. He has a K Rate of 13.5% 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 Jose Iglesias put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 56.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.4%


Jose Rojas

Jose Rojas has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 5 runs, and sports a .194 batting average this season. He also has scored 11 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

A below-average OPS of .626 has been disappointing thus far for Jose Rojas. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 6.0% 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 27.0%, 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 Jose Rojas put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.8%


Kurt Suzuki

Kurt Suzuki has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 4 runs, and sports a .191 batting average this season. He also has scored 5 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .547 has been disappointing thus far for Kurt Suzuki. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 7.6% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 20.3% 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 Kurt Suzuki put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 56.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 59.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.6%


David Fletcher

David Fletcher has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .244 batting average this season. He also has scored 23 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

A below-average OPS of .543 has been disappointing thus far for David Fletcher. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is below average with his 2.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 12.2% 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 David Fletcher put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 24.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 12.4%


Patrick Sandoval

Patrick Sandoval 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 Patrick Sandoval 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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