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Cubs at Padres Predictions and Preview for 6/8/2021

The Chicago Cubs visit the San Diego Padres on 6/8/2021 at 10:10PM.

The Cubs and the Padres face off in an regular season game. The Cubs have a record of 33-26 this season. The Padres are 36-25 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Chicago Cubs

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Adbert Alzolay is 4-4 this season with an ERA of 3.62 in 54.2 innings pitched across 10 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.91 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.196. Adbert Alzolay’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 86.2 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 82.6 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 85.0 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Adbert Alzolay has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.3%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.8%

Patrick Wisdom

Patrick Wisdom has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 10 runs, and sports a .412 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is in the upper echelon of hitters with a 1.533 OPS. 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 36.1%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Patrick Wisdom this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Patrick Wisdom put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 28.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 57.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 14.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 4.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 23.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 71.4%


Sergio Alcantara

Sergio Alcantara has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .429 batting average this season. He also has scored 2 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is in the upper echelon of hitters with a 1.324 OPS. He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 0.0%. He has a K Rate of 20.0% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Sergio Alcantara this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Sergio Alcantara put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 27.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 27.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 54.5%


Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 38 runs, and sports a .309 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .976 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 10.3% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 22.8% 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 Kris Bryant put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.9%


Jake Marisnick

Jake Marisnick has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 14 runs, and sports a .264 batting average this season. He also has scored 11 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .973 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Jake Marisnick 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 8.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 31.7%, 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 Jake Marisnick put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 23.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 35.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 29.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 35.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.3%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the San Diego Padres

Ryan Weathers is 2-2 this season with an ERA of 2.06 in 39.1 innings pitched across 7 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.99 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.194. Ryan Weathers’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 94.1 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 86.6 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.8 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Ryan Weathers has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.4%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 42.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.2%

Fernando Tatis Jr.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 39 runs, and sports a .292 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 runs this season and stolen 13 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.058 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Fernando Tatis 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 12.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 24.9% 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 Fernando Tatis Jr. put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 32.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 51.3%


Jake Cronenworth

Jake Cronenworth has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 18 runs, and sports a .276 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 runs this season and stolen 3 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 7.8% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 13.6% 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 Jake Cronenworth put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.1%


Manny Machado

Manny Machado has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 33 runs, and sports a .232 batting average this season. He also has scored 27 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 12.5% walk rate. 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 Manny Machado put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.3%


Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 18 runs, and sports a .223 batting average this season. He also has scored 21 runs this season and stolen 8 bases.

A below-average OPS of .695 has been disappointing thus far for Tommy Pham. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 16.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.6% 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 Tommy Pham put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.9%


Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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