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The San Diego Padres visit the San Francisco Giants on 9/15/2021 at 9:45PM.

The Padres and the Giants face off in an regular season game. The Padres have a record of 74-70 this season. The Giants are 95-50 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the San Diego Padres

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Joe Musgrove is 10-9 this season with an ERA of 2.93 in 159.2 innings pitched across 27 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.03 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.201. Joe Musgrove’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.2 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 84.1 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 90.4 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 82.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 87.0 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Joe Musgrove has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.9%

Fernando Tatis Jr.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has hit 38 Home Runs, drove in 90 runs, and sports a .278 batting average this season. He also has scored 92 runs this season and stolen 25 bases.

He is in the upper echelon of hitters with a .984 OPS. He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 11.8% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.6%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Fernando Tatis Jr. this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Fernando Tatis Jr. put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 37.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 48.6%


Jake Cronenworth

Jake Cronenworth has hit 20 Home Runs, drove in 64 runs, and sports a .272 batting average this season. He also has scored 90 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 8.9% 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jake Cronenworth put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%


Manny Machado

Manny Machado has hit 24 Home Runs, drove in 90 runs, and sports a .274 batting average this season. He also has scored 82 runs this season and stolen 12 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. 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 Manny Machado put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.3%


Adam Frazier

Adam Frazier has hit 4 Home Runs, drove in 38 runs, and sports a .300 batting average this season. He also has scored 73 runs this season and stolen 8 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 7.7% 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Adam Frazier this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Adam Frazier put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 29.6%

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: 58.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.0%


Wil Myers

Wil Myers has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 59 runs, and sports a .253 batting average this season. He also has scored 52 runs this season and stolen 8 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 11.6% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.9%, 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 Wil Myers put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.0%

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: 51.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.7%


Trent Grisham

Trent Grisham has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 54 runs, and sports a .241 batting average this season. He also has scored 54 runs this season and stolen 11 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 10.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.2% 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 Trent Grisham put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.3%


Eric Hosmer

Eric Hosmer has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 59 runs, and sports a .269 batting average this season. He also has scored 48 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 8.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 17.5% 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 Eric Hosmer put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 54.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.1%


Tommy Pham

Tommy Pham has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 41 runs, and sports a .230 batting average this season. He also has scored 68 runs this season and stolen 13 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 13.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.2% 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 Tommy Pham put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.8%


Jurickson Profar

Jurickson Profar has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 29 runs, and sports a .235 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 runs this season and stolen 10 bases.

A below-average OPS of .667 has been disappointing thus far for Jurickson Profar. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 12.6% 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Jurickson Profar put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.4%


Webster Rivas

Webster Rivas has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 4 runs, and sports a .220 batting average this season. He also has scored 6 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .659 has been disappointing thus far for Webster Rivas. 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 10.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 20.9% 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 Webster Rivas put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 52.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.9%

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: 67.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 15.2%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the San Francisco Giants

Dominic Leone is 3-3 this season with an ERA of 1.41 in 44.2 innings pitched across 3 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.03 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.164. Dominic Leone’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 95.4 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 83.8 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 90.2 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Dominic Leone has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.2%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.2%

Darin Ruf

Darin Ruf has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 41 runs, and sports a .280 batting average this season. He also has scored 39 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .938 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Darin Ruf 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 15.8% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.0%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Darin Ruf this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Darin Ruf put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 10.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 41.9%


Brandon Belt

Brandon Belt has hit 24 Home Runs, drove in 51 runs, and sports a .261 batting average this season. He also has scored 54 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .938 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 13.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.0%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Brandon Belt this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Brandon Belt put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 28.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 48.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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: 45.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.5%


Evan Longoria

Evan Longoria has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 44 runs, and sports a .293 batting average this season. He also has scored 40 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .931 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Evan Longoria 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 13.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 21.5% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Evan Longoria this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Evan Longoria put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 8.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 46.7%


Buster Posey

Buster Posey has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 46 runs, and sports a .301 batting average this season. He also has scored 63 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .902 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 12.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 19.7% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Buster Posey this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Buster Posey put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.5%

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: 54.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.1%


Brandon Crawford

Brandon Crawford has hit 20 Home Runs, drove in 80 runs, and sports a .297 batting average this season. He also has scored 66 runs this season and stolen 10 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .883 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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 10.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 19.7% this season, which is a bit lower than your average MLB hitter. Getting on base is not an issue for Brandon Crawford this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Brandon Crawford put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.3%

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: 52.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.0%


Kris Bryant

Kris Bryant has hit 24 Home Runs, drove in 66 runs, and sports a .269 batting average this season. He also has scored 80 runs this season and stolen 9 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .849 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Kris Bryant 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 10.2% walk rate. 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 Kris Bryant put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.9%

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: 47.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.4%


LaMonte Wade Jr.

LaMonte Wade Jr. has hit 17 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .260 batting average this season. He also has scored 46 runs this season and stolen 6 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .848 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?LaMonte Wade Jr. 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 8.7% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.4% 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 LaMonte Wade Jr. put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 31.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.8%

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: 51.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.6%


Steven Duggar

Steven Duggar has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 33 runs, and sports a .269 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.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 30.5%, 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 Steven Duggar put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 27.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 8.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.8%


Thairo Estrada

Thairo Estrada has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 21 runs, and sports a .271 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 below average with his 7.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 18.0% 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 Thairo Estrada put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.4%


Wilmer Flores

Wilmer Flores has hit 18 Home Runs, drove in 49 runs, and sports a .254 batting average this season. He also has scored 51 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 8.9% 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Wilmer Flores put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.7%


Mike Yastrzemski

Mike Yastrzemski has hit 23 Home Runs, drove in 58 runs, and sports a .222 batting average this season. He also has scored 71 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Mike Yastrzemski 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 24.5%, 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 Mike Yastrzemski put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 46.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.9%

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: 55.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.9%


Donovan Solano

Donovan Solano has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .275 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 runs this season and stolen 2 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 6.6% 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Donovan Solano put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.3%

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: 59.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.3%


Alex Dickerson

Alex Dickerson has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 38 runs, and sports a .235 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 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 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 24.7%, 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 Alex Dickerson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 35.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.7%


Austin Slater

Austin Slater has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .228 batting average this season. He also has scored 34 runs this season and stolen 14 bases.

A below-average OPS of .707 has been disappointing thus far for Austin Slater. 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 9.6% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 28.9%, 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 Austin Slater put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 23.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.9%


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