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Rays at White Sox Predictions and Preview for 6/15/2021

The Tampa Bay Rays visit the Chicago White Sox on 6/15/2021 at 8:10PM.

The Rays and the White Sox face off in an regular season game. The Rays have a record of 43-24 this season. The White Sox are 41-25 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays

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Shane McClanahan is 2-1 this season with an ERA of 4.54 in 33.2 innings pitched across 8 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.37 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.262. Shane McClanahan’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 97.3 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 90.2 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 83.8 mph.
  • A Splitter that is on average 90.2 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Shane McClanahan has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 43.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 30.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.7%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.4%

Joey Wendle

Joey Wendle has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 30 runs, and sports a .291 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 6.0% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 20.5% 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 Joey Wendle put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.6%

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: 53.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.1%


Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 50 runs, and sports a .234 batting average this season. He also has scored 41 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Austin Meadows 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 12.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 25.6% 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 Austin Meadows put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 26.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 56.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 49.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.0%


Taylor Walls

Taylor Walls has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 7 runs, and sports a .254 batting average this season. He also has scored 9 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 16.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 25.3% 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 Taylor Walls put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 34.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.9%


Randy Arozarena

Randy Arozarena has hit 9 Home Runs, drove in 35 runs, and sports a .264 batting average this season. He also has scored 44 runs this season and stolen 10 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 27.1% 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 Randy Arozarena put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 53.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.8%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.9%


Yandy Diaz

Yandy Diaz has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .254 batting average this season. He also has scored 24 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 17.8% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.6% 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 Yandy Diaz put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 57.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 26.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 16.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 15.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 52.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.5%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Chicago White Sox

Dallas Keuchel is 5-1 this season with an ERA of 4.14 in 71.2 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.3 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.259. Dallas Keuchel’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 87.6 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 76.9 mph.
  • A Cutter that is on average 85.4 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 79.4 mph.

Dallas Keuchel has shown a penchant for forcing hitters to hit ground balls. In fact, 58.9% 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: 22.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 46.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.4%

Brian Goodwin

Brian Goodwin has hit 1 Home Runs, drove in 6 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 1.278 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 33.3%, 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: 40.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 20.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 40.0%

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: 40.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 40.0%


Adam Engel

Adam Engel has hit 2 Home Runs, drove in 2 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 2 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .993 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?He is considered one of the top power hitters this season.

He is below average with his 5.3% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 10.5% 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 Adam Engel put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 28.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 28.6%

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: 35.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 50.0%


Yasmani Grandal

Yasmani Grandal has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 23 runs, and sports a .154 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Yasmani Grandal 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 28.0% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 26.9% 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 Yasmani Grandal put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 45.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 13.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 6.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.2%


Jose Abreu

Jose Abreu has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 49 runs, and sports a .258 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 8.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 24.0% 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 Jose Abreu put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 51.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 29.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.6%

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: 44.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 41.7%


Tim Anderson

Tim Anderson has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 25 runs, and sports a .302 batting average this season. He also has scored 39 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 5.7% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 23.0% 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 Tim Anderson put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 60.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 18.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.9%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 11.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 54.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.7%


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


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