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Rangers at Astros Predictions and Preview for 6/16/2021

The Texas Rangers visit the Houston Astros on 6/16/2021 at 8:10PM.

The Rangers and the Astros face off in an regular season game. The Rangers have a record of 25-42 this season. The Astros are 38-28 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Texas Rangers

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Jordan Lyles is 2-4 this season with an ERA of 5.37 in 67.0 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.52 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.289. Jordan Lyles’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 92.8 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 85.0 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 80.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.4 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Jordan Lyles has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.5%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.4%

Adolis Garcia

Adolis Garcia has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 46 runs, and sports a .275 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 runs this season and stolen 7 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Adolis Garcia 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 4.3% 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

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

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 7.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 43.2%


Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .220 batting average this season. He also has scored 34 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 very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 19.4% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 31.6%, 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 Joey Gallo put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.7%

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: 48.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.7%


Nate Lowe

Nate Lowe has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .244 batting average this season. He also has scored 29 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 12.8% 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. This season, he has been an above-average player at getting on base.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Nate Lowe put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.6%

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: 48.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.1%


Isiah Kiner-Falefa

Isiah Kiner-Falefa has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .290 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 15 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 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 16.7% 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 Isiah Kiner-Falefa put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 58.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 21.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.6%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 57.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.6%


Willie Calhoun

Willie Calhoun has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 17 runs, and sports a .250 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 an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 9.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 12.3% 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 Willie Calhoun put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.2%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Houston Astros

Zack Greinke is 6-2 this season with an ERA of 3.68 in 85.2 innings pitched across 14 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.14 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.249. Zack Greinke’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 88.9 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 83.0 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 71.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.4 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Zack Greinke has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 24.4%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 19.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.2%

Yuli Gurriel

Yuli Gurriel has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .318 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .915 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 10.8% 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 Yuli Gurriel put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.0%

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: 49.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.5%


Carlos Correa

Carlos Correa has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .293 batting average this season. He also has scored 45 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 12.4% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 16.0% 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 Carlos Correa put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 45.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%


Michael Brantley

Michael Brantley has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 21 runs, and sports a .340 batting average this season. He also has scored 30 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 5.8% 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 Michael Brantley put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 23.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 31.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.0%


Yordan Alvarez

Yordan Alvarez has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 35 runs, and sports a .301 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 hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 4.9% 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 26.2%, 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 Yordan Alvarez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.5%


Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve has hit 13 Home Runs, drove in 34 runs, and sports a .290 batting average this season. He also has scored 46 runs this season and stolen 2 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 9.9% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.3% 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 Jose Altuve put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.1%

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: 50.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.8%


Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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