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Cardinals at Rockies Predictions and Preview for 7/1/2021

The St. Louis Cardinals visit the Colorado Rockies on 7/1/2021 at 8:40PM.

The Cardinals and the Rockies face off in an regular season game. The Cardinals have a record of 40-41 this season. The Rockies are 34-47 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals

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Adam Wainwright is 6-5 this season with an ERA of 3.59 in 92.2 innings pitched across 15 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.12 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.223. Adam Wainwright’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 89.6 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 85.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 73.7 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 83.5 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Adam Wainwright has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.4%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%

Tyler O’Neill

Tyler O’Neill has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .272 batting average this season. He also has scored 36 runs this season and stolen 6 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Tyler O’Neill 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 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 31.8%, 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 Tyler O’Neill put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 41.1%


Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 52 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 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 7.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 13.4% 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 Nolan Arenado put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 49.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.7%


Dylan Carlson

Dylan Carlson has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 31 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 40 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 10.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.8% 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 Dylan Carlson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.6%


Paul Goldschmidt

Paul Goldschmidt has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 42 runs, and sports a .252 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 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.

He is below average with his 8.4% 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 Paul Goldschmidt put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 41.8%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Colorado Rockies

Antonio Senzatela is 2-7 this season with an ERA of 4.76 in 81.1 innings pitched across 15 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.44 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.292. Antonio Senzatela’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 94.4 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 85.9 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 77.4 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.0 mph.

Antonio Senzatela has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 52.2% of balls in play were on the ground. Does this mean he is attracting soft contact though? Those ground balls are getting up the middle and through the 5 1/2 hole for hits, but his infield is also putting in work to getting to the balls too.

Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 17 runs, and sports a .279 batting average this season. He also has scored 8 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 8.4% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 19.3% 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 Brendan Rodgers put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.4%


C.J. Cron

C.J. Cron has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 31 runs, and sports a .252 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 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 11.3% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 24.8% 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 C.J. Cron put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.8%


Yonathan Daza

Yonathan Daza has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .321 batting average this season. He also has scored 20 runs this season and stolen 2 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 6.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 18.3% 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 Yonathan Daza put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 52.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 21.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.4%


Trevor Story

Trevor Story has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .259 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 14 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 9.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 22.3% 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 Trevor Story put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.1%


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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