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Dodgers at Diamondbacks Predictions and Preview for 6/20/2021

The Los Angeles Dodgers visit the Arizona Diamondbacks on 6/20/2021 at 4:10PM.

The Dodgers and the Diamondbacks face off in an regular season game. The Dodgers have a record of 42-27 this season. The Diamondbacks are 20-51 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers

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Walker Buehler is 6-0 this season with an ERA of 2.38 in 83.1 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.94 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.201. Walker Buehler’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 95.4 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 85.6 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 91.9 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 80.5 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 91.8 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Walker Buehler has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 39.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.6%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.8%

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 35 runs, and sports a .264 batting average this season. He also has scored 50 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 14.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 24.6% 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 Chris Taylor put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.0%


Justin Turner

Justin Turner has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 34 runs, and sports a .275 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 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 12.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.5% 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 Justin Turner put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.1%

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: 49.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.5%


Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .251 batting average this season. He also has scored 40 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 12.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.9% 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 Mookie Betts put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.2%


Will Smith

Will Smith has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .261 batting average this season. He also has scored 32 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 11.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.7% 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: 33.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks

Matt Peacock is 2-4 this season with an ERA of 5.26 in 39.1 innings pitched across 6 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.47 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.281. Matt Peacock’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.1 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 86.9 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.6 mph.

Matt Peacock has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 61.7% 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.

Ketel Marte

Ketel Marte has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 16 runs, and sports a .344 batting average this season. He also has scored 20 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 6.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 15.9% 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 Ketel Marte put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 19.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Carson Kelly

Carson Kelly has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .260 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 15.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.4% 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 Carson Kelly put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 29.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 39.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.5%


Josh Rojas

Josh Rojas has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .262 batting average this season. He also has scored 36 runs this season and stolen 3 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 10.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.2%, 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 Josh Rojas put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 25.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.0%


Pavin Smith

Pavin Smith has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .280 batting average this season. He also has scored 36 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 6.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 16.3% 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 Pavin Smith 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: 22.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 42.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.8%


Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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