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The Miami Marlins visit the Washington Nationals on 9/15/2021 at 1:05PM.

The Marlins and the Nationals face off in an regular season game. The Marlins have a record of 61-84 this season. The Nationals are 60-85 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Miami Marlins

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Trevor Rogers is 7-7 this season with an ERA of 2.73 in 118.2 innings pitched across 22 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.15 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.211. Trevor Rogers’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 94.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 81.9 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 84.9 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Trevor Rogers has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.1%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.4%

Bryan De La Cruz

Bryan De La Cruz has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 15 runs, and sports a .336 batting average this season. He also has scored 11 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .857 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 7.2% 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 24.8%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Bryan De La Cruz this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Bryan De La Cruz put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.1%


Garrett Cooper

Garrett Cooper has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 33 runs, and sports a .284 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .845 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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 12.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.2%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Garrett Cooper this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Garrett Cooper put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 27.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%


Jesus Aguilar

Jesus Aguilar has hit 22 Home Runs, drove in 93 runs, and sports a .261 batting average this season. He also has scored 49 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 9.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.2% 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 Jesus Aguilar put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.4%

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: 49.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.8%


Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .236 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Jesus Sanchez 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 7.7% 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 31.3%, 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 Jesus Sanchez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.6%


Miguel Rojas

Miguel Rojas has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 42 runs, and sports a .269 batting average this season. He also has scored 64 runs this season and stolen 12 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 6.9% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Miguel Rojas put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 57.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.0%


Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .249 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 runs this season and stolen 5 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 9.8% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 24.6%, 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 Brian Anderson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 14.9%

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: 56.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.2%


Jazz Chisholm

Jazz Chisholm has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 46 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 61 runs this season and stolen 21 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 6.6% 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 29.1%, 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 Jazz Chisholm put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.7%


Lewin Diaz

Lewin Diaz has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 7 runs, and sports a .190 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. 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 3.3%. He has a K Rate of 23.3% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is one of laggards in MLB at On-Base Percentage with a .217 OBP.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Lewin Diaz put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 29.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 56.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 25.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.6%


Lewis Brinson

Lewis Brinson has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 29 runs, and sports a .233 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

A below-average OPS of .675 has been disappointing thus far for Lewis Brinson. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 5.2% 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 24.8%, 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 Lewis Brinson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.3%


Jon Berti

Jon Berti has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 19 runs, and sports a .210 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 runs this season and stolen 8 bases.

A below-average OPS of .624 has been disappointing thus far for Jon Berti. 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 11.8% 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 Jon Berti put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 58.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 21.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 61.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.1%


Jose Devers

Jose Devers has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 5 runs, and sports a .244 batting average this season. He also has scored 7 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .621 has been disappointing thus far for Jose Devers. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is below average with his 6.5% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 23.9% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jose Devers put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 22.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 35.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 29.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.8%


Jorge Alfaro

Jorge Alfaro has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .241 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 8 bases.

A below-average OPS of .621 has been disappointing thus far for Jorge Alfaro. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 3.5%. With a strikeout rate of 31.9%, he has struggled at the plate with making contact. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jorge Alfaro put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 57.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 22.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.4%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Washington Nationals

Josh Rogers is 1-0 this season with an ERA of 3.65 in 12.1 innings pitched across 2 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.3 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.255. Josh Rogers’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 90.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 80.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 80.5 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Josh Rogers has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.0%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 22.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.3%

Juan Soto

Juan Soto has hit 25 Home Runs, drove in 84 runs, and sports a .313 batting average this season. He also has scored 97 runs this season and stolen 9 bases.

He is in the upper echelon of hitters with a .984 OPS. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 20.9% walk rate. 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. His ability to reach base is among the best in MLB.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Juan Soto put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.2%

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: 45.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.1%


Josh Bell

Josh Bell has hit 26 Home Runs, drove in 82 runs, and sports a .252 batting average this season. He also has scored 65 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Josh Bell 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 18.1% 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 Josh Bell put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.2%


Riley Adams

Riley Adams has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 9 runs, and sports a .244 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 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 8.7% walk rate. With a strikeout rate of 33.7%, 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 Riley Adams put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.5%


Tres Barrera

Tres Barrera has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 10 runs, and sports a .264 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 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 11.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.6% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Tres Barrera this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Tres Barrera put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 27.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 31.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.6%


Lane Thomas

Lane Thomas has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 18 runs, and sports a .238 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 4 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 14.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.6% 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 Lane Thomas put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.9%


Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 45 runs, and sports a .243 batting average this season. He also has scored 25 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Ryan Zimmerman 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 5.7% 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 28.5%, 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 Ryan Zimmerman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.5%


Yadiel Hernandez

Yadiel Hernandez has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 27 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 27 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 below average with his 7.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 21.4% 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 Yadiel Hernandez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 22.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 57.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.7%


Alex Avila

Alex Avila has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 7 runs, and sports a .187 batting average this season. He also has scored 5 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .698 has been disappointing thus far for Alex Avila. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 18.9% walk rate. With a strikeout rate of 32.6%, 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 Alex Avila put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 27.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 6.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 60.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Carter Kieboom

Carter Kieboom has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .232 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .689 has been disappointing thus far for Carter Kieboom. 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 10.1% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.9%, 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 Carter Kieboom put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.9%

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: 51.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.5%


Alcides Escobar

Alcides Escobar has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .269 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

A below-average OPS of .691 has been disappointing thus far for Alcides Escobar. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is a free swinger and his walk rate this season indicates it thus far, it is presently 3.8%. 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Alcides Escobar put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 57.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 21.6%


Jordy Mercer

Jordy Mercer has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 5 runs, and sports a .267 batting average this season. He also has scored 11 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .683 has been disappointing thus far for Jordy Mercer. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is below average with his 7.5% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 23.7% 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 Jordy Mercer put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 29.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.8%


Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 11 runs, and sports a .231 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .677 has been disappointing thus far for Luis Garcia. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 5.2% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 17.2% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Luis Garcia put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 55.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 24.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.5%


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