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Red Sox at Yankees Predictions and Preview for 6/6/2021

The Boston Red Sox visit the New York Yankees on 6/6/2021 at 7:08PM.

The Red Sox and the Yankees face off in an regular season game. The Red Sox have a record of 35-23 this season. The Yankees are 31-28 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Boston Red Sox

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Garrett Richards is 4-4 this season with an ERA of 3.75 in 60.0 innings pitched across 11 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.48 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.26. Garrett Richards’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 94.2 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 88.2 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 79.4 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Garrett Richards has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 48.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.1%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.4%

Rafael Devers

Rafael Devers has hit 15 Home Runs, drove in 48 runs, and sports a .282 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 3 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Rafael Devers 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 9.1% 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 Rafael Devers put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 36.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 44.8%


Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 33 runs, and sports a .313 batting average this season. He also has scored 33 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 7.9% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 19.7% 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 Xander Bogaerts put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 32.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 20.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 43.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.6%


Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .290 batting average this season. He also has scored 35 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 8.1% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 12.6% 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 Alex Verdugo put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 49.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 27.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.1%

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: 59.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.3%


Hunter Renfroe

Hunter Renfroe has hit 7 Home Runs, drove in 24 runs, and sports a .266 batting average this season. He also has scored 28 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 5.5% 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 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 Hunter Renfroe put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 23.2%

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: 52.8%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 32.8%


Enrique Hernandez

Enrique Hernandez has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .229 batting average this season. He also has scored 27 runs this season and stolen 1 bases.

A below-average OPS of .669 has been disappointing thus far for Enrique Hernandez. He hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 6.1% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 22.2% 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 Enrique Hernandez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 40.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 15.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 16.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 53.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.9%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the New York Yankees

Domingo German is 4-3 this season with an ERA of 3.27 in 55.0 innings pitched across 10 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.04 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.224. Domingo German’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.4 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 81.1 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 86.3 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Domingo German has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.2%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 43.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 10.1%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.1%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 34.8%

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge has hit 14 Home Runs, drove in 31 runs, and sports a .289 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 13.9% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 25.1%, 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 Aaron Judge put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.3%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 34.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 26.4%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 6.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 42.1%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 51.4%


Gio Urshela

Gio Urshela has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 26 runs, and sports a .266 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 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 6.4% 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 24.8%, 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 Gio Urshela put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 46.8%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 28.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.2%

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: 54.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.2%


Gleyber Torres

Gleyber Torres has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .268 batting average this season. He also has scored 18 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.

He is an above average hitter when came to his ability to draw walks with a 11.3% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 18.6% 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 Gleyber Torres put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 37.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.1%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 17.5%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 61.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 21.0%


Gary Sanchez

Gary Sanchez has hit 6 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .201 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 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 13.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 29.7%, 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 Gary Sanchez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 40.2%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.4%

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: 56.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.7%


DJ LeMahieu

DJ LeMahieu has hit 3 Home Runs, drove in 14 runs, and sports a .259 batting average this season. He also has scored 33 runs this season and stolen 2 bases.

A below-average OPS of .667 has been disappointing thus far for DJ LeMahieu. 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 10.6% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 17.6% 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 DJ LeMahieu put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 54.9%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 23.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 21.7%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 14.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 57.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 27.4%


Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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