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Rangers at Dodgers Predictions and Preview for 6/13/2021

The Texas Rangers visit the Los Angeles Dodgers on 6/13/2021 at 4:10PM.

The Rangers and the Dodgers face off in an regular season game. The Rangers have a record of 25-40 this season. The Dodgers are 38-26 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Texas Rangers

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Dane Dunning is 2-4 this season with an ERA of 4.26 in 57.0 innings pitched across 12 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.39 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.267. Dane Dunning’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 90.5 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 80.0 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 85.5 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 78.7 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 84.4 mph.

Dane Dunning has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 55.8% of balls in play were on the ground. Does this mean he is attracting soft contact though? This ground ball pitcher has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 44.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.2%

Dane Dunning

Dane Dunning has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .500 batting average this season. He also has scored 0 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. 1.000 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?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%. With a strikeout rate of 50.0%, he has struggled at the plate with making contact. Getting on base is not an issue for Dane Dunning this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Dane Dunning put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 100.0%
  • 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: 100.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 0.0%


Adolis Garcia

Adolis Garcia has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 46 runs, and sports a .274 batting average this season. He also has scored 29 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 4.5% 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 28.6%, 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 Adolis Garcia put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 8.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 43.6%


Joey Gallo

Joey Gallo has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 28 runs, and sports a .214 batting average this season. He also has scored 34 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 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 32.0%, 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 Joey Gallo put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.8%


Nate Lowe

Nate Lowe has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 35 runs, and sports a .245 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 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 12.9% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 27.3%, 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 Nate Lowe put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.5%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Los Angeles Dodgers

Walker Buehler is 5-0 this season with an ERA of 2.56 in 77.1 innings pitched across 12 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.91 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.199. Walker Buehler’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 95.4 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 85.7 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 91.9 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 80.5 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 91.8 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Walker Buehler has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.6%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 34 runs, and sports a .273 batting average this season. He also has scored 46 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 13.5% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 24.9%, 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 Chris Taylor put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 59.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.6%


Matt Beaty

Matt Beaty has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .281 batting average this season. He also has scored 17 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 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 Matt Beaty put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.1%

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: 56.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.3%


Mookie Betts

Mookie Betts has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .248 batting average this season. He also has scored 36 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 12.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 15.0% 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 Mookie Betts put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.2%

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: 45.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 38.4%


A.J. Pollock

A.J. Pollock has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .277 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 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 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 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 A.J. Pollock put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.8%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.7%


Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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