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Orioles at Nationals Predictions and Preview for 5/22/2021

The Baltimore Orioles visit the Washington Nationals on 5/22/2021 at 4:05PM.

The Orioles and the Nationals face off in an regular season game. The Orioles have a record of 17-17 this season. The Nationals are 18-23 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Baltimore Orioles

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Bruce Zimmermann is 2-3 this season with an ERA of 4.79 in 35.2 innings pitched across 6 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.46 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.287. Bruce Zimmermann’s pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 91.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 86.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 82.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 84.8 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Bruce Zimmermann has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.5%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.3%

Trey Mancini

Trey Mancini has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 39 runs, and sports a .281 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Trey Mancini 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 9.1% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.0% 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 Trey Mancini put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.7%


Cedric Mullins II

Cedric Mullins II has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 12 runs, and sports a .292 batting average this season. He also has scored 23 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 9.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.8% 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 Cedric Mullins II put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.7%

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: 53.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%


Freddy Galvis

Freddy Galvis has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 16 runs, and sports a .260 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 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 8.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.3% 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 Freddy Galvis put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 26.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%


Pedro Severino

Pedro Severino has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 5 runs, and sports a .243 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 9.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.3% 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 Pedro Severino put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 23.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.7%


Maikel Franco

Maikel Franco has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 21 runs, and sports a .188 batting average this season. He also has scored 11 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .557 has been disappointing thus far for Maikel Franco. 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 7.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.9% 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 Maikel Franco put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 22.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.7%


Ryan Mountcastle

Ryan Mountcastle has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 16 runs, and sports a .214 batting average this season. He also has scored 13 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

A below-average OPS of .564 has been disappointing thus far for Ryan Mountcastle. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 3.7% 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 30.7%, 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 Ryan Mountcastle put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.5%


Anthony Santander

Anthony Santander has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 8 runs, and sports a .200 batting average this season. He also has scored 5 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .547 has been disappointing thus far for Anthony Santander. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 3.0% 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 27.3%, 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 Anthony Santander put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 56.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 25.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 44.4%


Pat Valaika

Pat Valaika has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 4 runs, and sports a .167 batting average this season. He also has scored 4 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

A below-average OPS of .436 has been disappointing thus far for Pat Valaika. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 4.6% 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 24.6%, 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 Pat Valaika put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 26.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 55.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.8%

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: 54.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.3%


Bruce Zimmermann

Bruce Zimmermann 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 strikes out a lot and his strikeout rate is indicative of his struggles with making contact, 100.0%. He is one of laggards in MLB at On-Base Percentage with a .000 OBP.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Bruce Zimmermann 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%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Washington Nationals

Jon Lester is 0-2 this season with an ERA of 3.8 in 21.1 innings pitched across 4 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.41 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.284. Jon Lester’s pitching repetoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 88.7 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 87.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 73.4 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 82.3 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Jon Lester has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 30.3%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.9%

Trea Turner

Trea Turner has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .317 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 runs this season and stolen 8 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Trea Turner 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 5.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 20.0% 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 Trea Turner put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.6%


Ryan Zimmerman

Ryan Zimmerman has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 11 runs, and sports a .301 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 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 5.2% 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 26.0%, 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 Ryan Zimmerman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.4%

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: 47.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.7%


Juan Soto

Juan Soto has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 16 runs, and sports a .287 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 16.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 11.5% 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 Juan Soto put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 59.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 21.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.1%

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: 46.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.2%


Josh Harrison

Josh Harrison has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 14 runs, and sports a .298 batting average this season. He also has scored 13 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 7.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 12.6% 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 Josh Harrison put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 45.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 57.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.0%


Kyle Schwarber

Kyle Schwarber has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 19 runs, and sports a .223 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Kyle Schwarber 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 9.5% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.4%, 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 Kyle Schwarber put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.1%


Yan Gomes

Yan Gomes has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .255 batting average this season. He also has scored 13 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 3.8% 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 Yan Gomes put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.5%

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: 50.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.1%


Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 17 runs, and sports a .274 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 7.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.9% 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 Starlin Castro put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.9%

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: 54.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.7%


Jordy Mercer

Jordy Mercer has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .231 batting average this season. He also has scored 2 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .532 has been disappointing thus far for Jordy Mercer. He is not considered a power hitter this season, but this could change.

He is below average with his 2.5% 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 27.5%, 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 Jordy Mercer put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 28.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.6%


Jon Lester

Jon Lester has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .143 batting average this season. He also has scored 0 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .286 has been disappointing thus far for Jon Lester. 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 strikes out a lot and his strikeout rate is indicative of his struggles with making contact, 57.1%. He is not getting on base this season as much as he or his manager hope.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jon Lester put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 66.7%

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: 66.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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