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Blue Jays at White Sox Predictions and Preview for 6/9/2021

The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Chicago White Sox on 6/9/2021 at 8:10PM.

The Blue Jays and the White Sox face off in an regular season game. The Blue Jays have a record of 30-28 this season. The White Sox are 37-23 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays

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Alek Manoah is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 3.86 in 9.1 innings pitched across 2 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.18 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.176. Alek Manoah’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.9 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 82.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 89.1 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Alek Manoah has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.6%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 27.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.8%

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 47 runs, and sports a .335 batting average this season. He also has scored 44 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.101 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 14.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.0% 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: 46.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.8%


Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 32 runs, and sports a .292 batting average this season. He also has scored 39 runs this season and stolen 8 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 9.6% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 24.6%, 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 Marcus Semien put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 31.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 47.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.2%

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: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.9%


Teoscar Hernandez

Teoscar Hernandez has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 31 runs, and sports a .299 batting average this season. He also has scored 23 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 7.9% 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. 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: 31.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 32.8%

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: 48.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.9%


Randal Grichuk

Randal Grichuk has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 43 runs, and sports a .277 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 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 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 Randal Grichuk put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.1%


Bo Bichette

Bo Bichette has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 34 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 46 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 6.3% 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 25.5%, 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: 51.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.0%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Chicago White Sox

Lance Lynn is 7-1 this season with an ERA of 1.23 in 58.2 innings pitched across 10 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.92 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.171. Lance Lynn’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.6 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 80.7 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 90.0 mph.
  • A Splitter that is on average 88.5 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Lance Lynn has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 48.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.1%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.3%

Jake Lamb

Jake Lamb has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 7 runs, and sports a .259 batting average this season. He also has scored 13 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Jake Lamb 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 14.5% 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 Jake Lamb put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.5%


Yoan Moncada

Yoan Moncada has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .292 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 16.1% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.8%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Yoan Moncada this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Yoan Moncada put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 33.6%

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: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.6%


Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 21 runs, and sports a .158 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

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

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 28.2% 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 Yasmani Grandal put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 12.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 5.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 43.2%


Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 46 runs, and sports a .253 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 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 9.5% 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 Jose Abreu put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.0%


Nick Madrigal

Nick Madrigal has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .305 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 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 5.2% 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 Nick Madrigal put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 59.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 20.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 21.5%


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