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The Atlanta Braves visit the Philadelphia Phillies on 6/9/2021 at 7:05PM.

The Braves and the Phillies face off in an regular season game. The Braves have a record of 29-29 this season. The Phillies are 28-31 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Atlanta Braves

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Tucker Davidson is 0-0 this season with an ERA of 2.31 in 11.2 innings pitched across 2 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.03 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.15. Tucker Davidson’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.0 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 87.0 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 79.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.0 mph.

Tucker Davidson has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 50.0% 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: 26.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%

Abraham Almonte

Abraham Almonte has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 2 runs, and sports a .333 batting average this season. He also has scored 4 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?Abraham Almonte 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 25.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 10.0% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Abraham Almonte this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Abraham Almonte put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 53.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 7.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.5%


Ronald Acuna Jr.

Ronald Acuna Jr. has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 38 runs, and sports a .288 batting average this season. He also has scored 48 runs this season and stolen 11 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.016 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Ronald Acuna 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 13.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.0% 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 Ronald Acuna Jr. put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 47.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.4%


Austin Riley

Austin Riley has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .313 batting average this season. He also has scored 32 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 9.9% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.3%, 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 Austin Riley put into play this season:

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

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 22.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.9%


Ozzie Albies

Ozzie Albies has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 37 runs, and sports a .252 batting average this season. He also has scored 36 runs this season and stolen 5 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Ozzie Albies 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 9.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.6% 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 Ozzie Albies put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies

Zach Eflin is 2-5 this season with an ERA of 4.1 in 68.0 innings pitched across 11 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.19 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.27. Zach Eflin’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 92.5 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 86.9 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 88.6 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 77.4 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.1 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Zach Eflin has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.4%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.7%

Luke Williams

Luke Williams has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a 1.000 batting average this season. He also has scored 1 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is in the upper echelon of hitters with a 2.000 OPS. 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. His ability to reach base is among the best in MLB.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Luke Williams 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: 100.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 0.0%


J.T. Realmuto

J.T. Realmuto has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .294 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 13.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.5% 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 J.T. Realmuto put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 50.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.3%
  • 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: 45.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.4%


Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 15 runs, and sports a .274 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 runs this season and stolen 5 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 15.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 26.7%, 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 Bryce Harper put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.4%


Jean Segura

Jean Segura has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .323 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 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 7.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.2% 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 Jean Segura put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 57.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 23.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.5%

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: 52.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.0%


Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Braves 3 Phillies 4

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