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Rays at White Sox Predictions and Preview for 6/14/2021

The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Chicago White Sox on 6/14/2021 at 8:10PM.

The Rays and the White Sox face off in an regular season game. The Rays have a record of 42-24 this season. The White Sox are 41-24 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays

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Tyler Glasnow is 5-2 this season with an ERA of 2.57 in 84.0 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.93 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.174. Tyler Glasnow’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 97.0 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 87.5 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 83.5 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 91.6 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Tyler Glasnow has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.7%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.5%

Ji-Man Choi

Ji-Man Choi has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 11 runs, and sports a .304 batting average this season. He also has scored 8 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .970 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 19.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 32.8%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Ji-Man Choi this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Ji-Man Choi put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 22.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 40.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 22.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 40.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 37.0%


Joey Wendle

Joey Wendle has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .286 batting average this season. He also has scored 37 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 below average with his 6.2% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 20.4% 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 Joey Wendle put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.0%


Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .233 batting average this season. He also has scored 40 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 12.8% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.6%, 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 Austin Meadows put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 26.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 56.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.4%

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: 50.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.8%


Mike Zunino

Mike Zunino has hit 12 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .197 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Mike Zunino 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 10.0% walk rate. With a strikeout rate of 38.7%, 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 Mike Zunino put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 28.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 52.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 28.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 31.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.5%


Taylor Walls

Taylor Walls has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 7 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 8 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 15.5% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.4%, 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 Taylor Walls put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.8%

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: 47.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.5%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Chicago White Sox

Lance Lynn is 7-1 this season with an ERA of 1.23 in 65.2 innings pitched across 11 starts. He has a WHIP of 0.88 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.169. Lance Lynn’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.7 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.5 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 81.0 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 90.0 mph.
  • A Splitter that is on average 88.3 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Lance Lynn has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 32.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 47.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.2%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 25.6%

Brian Goodwin

Brian Goodwin has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 5 runs, and sports a .333 batting average this season. He also has scored 3 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is in the upper echelon of hitters with a 1.500 OPS. He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 25.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.0%, it is not ideal, but… still a weakness. Getting on base is not an issue for Brian Goodwin this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Brian Goodwin put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 25.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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: 50.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%


Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .157 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 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 very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 28.0% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 26.9%, 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 Yasmani Grandal put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 12.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 6.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.0%


Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 49 runs, and sports a .262 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 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 8.7% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 24.0%, 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 Jose Abreu put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 50.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 13.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.4%


Yermin Mercedes

Yermin Mercedes has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 34 runs, and sports a .290 batting average this season. He also has scored 22 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 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 16.1% 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 Yermin Mercedes put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.2%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.2%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 58.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 24.1%


Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .299 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 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 5.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 23.5% 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 Tim Anderson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 61.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 18.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.3%


Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Rays 0 White Sox 4

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