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Indians at Blue Jays Predictions and Preview for 8/3/2021

The Cleveland Indians visit the Toronto Blue Jays on 8/3/2021 at 7:07PM.

The Indians and the Blue Jays face off in an regular season game. The Indians have a record of 52-51 this season. The Blue Jays are 54-49 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Cleveland Indians

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Zach Plesac is 6-3 this season with an ERA of 4.26 in 80.1 innings pitched across 14 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.1 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.233. Zach Plesac’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.3 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 87.7 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 80.9 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.1 mph.

Zach Plesac has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 51.0% 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.

Myles Straw

Myles Straw has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 35 runs, and sports a .263 batting average this season. He also has scored 48 runs this season and stolen 18 bases.

A below-average OPS of .675 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 9.9% 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 Myles Straw put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 68.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 20.6%


Franmil Reyes

Franmil Reyes has hit 20 Home Runs, drove in 51 runs, and sports a .270 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .914 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?He is considered one of the top power hitters 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. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 32.5%, 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 Franmil Reyes put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.8%

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: 40.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 46.7%


Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez has hit 23 Home Runs, drove in 64 runs, and sports a .255 batting average this season. He also has scored 68 runs this season and stolen 11 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Jose Ramirez 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 10.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.0% 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 Jose Ramirez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.1%


Bobby Bradley

Bobby Bradley has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .200 batting average this season. He also has scored 25 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Bobby Bradley 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 11.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 35.2%, 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 Bobby Bradley put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.5%


Amed Rosario

Amed Rosario has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .272 batting average this season. He also has scored 50 runs this season and stolen 11 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 5.7% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. 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 Amed Rosario put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.0%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays

Hyun-Jin Ryu is 10-5 this season with an ERA of 3.26 in 116.0 innings pitched across 20 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.14 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.24. Hyun-Jin Ryu’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 89.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 84.1 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 86.0 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 73.4 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 79.5 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Hyun-Jin Ryu has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.5%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.1%

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has hit 34 Home Runs, drove in 85 runs, and sports a .328 batting average this season. He also has scored 82 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.082 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 13.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.9% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Vladimir Guerrero Jr. put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.7%


George Springer

George Springer has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .271 batting average this season. He also has scored 27 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .945 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?George Springer 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 12.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.3%, 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 George Springer put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.4%


Marcus Semien

Marcus Semien has hit 25 Home Runs, drove in 66 runs, and sports a .275 batting average this season. He also has scored 77 runs this season and stolen 10 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Marcus Semien 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 8.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 22.4% 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 Marcus Semien put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 45.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.3%


Bo Bichette

Bo Bichette has hit 19 Home Runs, drove in 71 runs, and sports a .293 batting average this season. He also has scored 81 runs this season and stolen 16 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 6.4% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 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 Bo Bichette put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

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: 49.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%


Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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