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Dodgers at Astros Predictions and Preview for 5/25/2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Houston Astros on 5/25/2021 at 8:10PM.

The Dodgers and the Astros face off in an regular season game. The Dodgers have a record of 29-29 this season. The Astros are 26-21 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Clayton Kershaw is 6-3 this season with an ERA of 3.18 in 56.2 innings pitched across 10 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.95 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.208. Clayton Kershaw’s pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 90.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 87.4 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 74.6 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Clayton Kershaw has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.0%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.2%

Max Muncy

Max Muncy has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .292 batting average this season. He also has scored 32 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.009 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Max Muncy 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 21.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 22.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Max Muncy this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Max Muncy put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 21 runs, and sports a .279 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 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 14.7% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 24.7%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Chris Taylor this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Chris Taylor put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.5%


Will Smith

Will Smith has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 17 runs, and sports a .279 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 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 11.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.2% 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 Will Smith put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 32.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.0%


Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 16 runs, and sports a .258 batting average this season. He also has scored 25 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 12.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.3% 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 Mookie Betts put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.6%


Justin Turner

Justin Turner has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 27 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 12.8% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.8% 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 Justin Turner put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.1%

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: 49.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.3%


Matt Beaty

Matt Beaty has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .290 batting average this season. He also has scored 12 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 11.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 17.3% 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 Matt Beaty put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.3%


Austin Barnes

Austin Barnes has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 10 runs, and sports a .239 batting average this season. He also has scored 7 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 13.8% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 22.5% 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 Austin Barnes put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 12.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%


Gavin Lux

Gavin Lux has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .262 batting average this season. He also has scored 14 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 6.4% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 24.1% 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 Gavin Lux put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.5%

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: 55.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.6%


Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 2 runs, and sports a .286 batting average this season. He also has scored 2 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .619 has been disappointing thus far for Clayton Kershaw. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is below average with his 6.7% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. With a strikeout rate of 40.0%, 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 Clayton Kershaw put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 62.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 12.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 75.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 12.5%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Houston Astros

Zack Greinke is 4-1 this season with an ERA of 3.77 in 59.2 innings pitched across 10 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.17 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.258. Zack Greinke’s pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 88.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 83.1 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 71.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.3 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Zack Greinke has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.9%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.4%

Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 38 runs, and sports a .319 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 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 11.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 9.9% 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 Yuli Gurriel put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 45.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.9%

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: 47.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.1%


Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .318 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 a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 3.0%. 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 Yordan Alvarez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 55.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.0%


Alex Bregman

Alex Bregman has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .314 batting average this season. He also has scored 26 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 14.1% 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 Alex Bregman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.4%


Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 19 runs, and sports a .314 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 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 8.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 12.9% 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 Jose Altuve put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 29.8%

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: 49.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.8%


Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .263 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 8.3% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.5% 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 Carlos Correa put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.2%


Kyle Tucker

Kyle Tucker has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .229 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.5% 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 Kyle Tucker put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 41.3%


Chas McCormick

Chas McCormick has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .190 batting average this season. He also has scored 10 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Chas McCormick 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 4.3% 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 27.7%, 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 Chas McCormick put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 30.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Myles Straw

Myles Straw has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 16 runs, and sports a .232 batting average this season. He also has scored 14 runs this season and stolen 5 bases.

A below-average OPS of .577 has been disappointing thus far for Myles Straw. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.4% walk rate. 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 Myles Straw put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 27.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 70.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 19.5%


Martin Maldonado

Martin Maldonado has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 9 runs, and sports a .159 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .517 has been disappointing thus far for Martin Maldonado. 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 8.1% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 32.3%, 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 Martin Maldonado put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.8%

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: 64.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 23.3%


Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke 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 Zack Greinke 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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