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Tigers at Royals Predictions and Preview for 6/14/2021

The Detroit Tigers visit the Kansas City Royals on 6/14/2021 at 8:10PM.

The Tigers and the Royals face off in an regular season game. The Tigers have a record of 26-39 this season. The Royals are 30-34 this season.

Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Detroit Tigers

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Matthew Boyd is 3-6 this season with an ERA of 3.56 in 68.1 innings pitched across 12 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.17 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.233. Matthew Boyd’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 91.8 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 80.3 mph.
  • A Curveball that is on average 73.5 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 80.0 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Matthew Boyd has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 37.1%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Line Drive Rate: 20.0%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 47.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 30.8%

Eric Haase

Eric Haase has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 13 runs, and sports a .250 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He is considered a very good hitter according to OPS. .896 is his OPS this season, can it go higher?Eric Haase 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 6.3% 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 35.8%, 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 Eric Haase put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 29.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 44.4%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.9%

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: 44.4%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 42.6%


Akil Baddoo

Akil Baddoo has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 20 runs, and sports a .246 batting average this season. He also has scored 16 runs this season and stolen 7 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 12.3% walk rate. Striking out a bit more than your average hitter with a K Rate of 34.9%, 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 Akil Baddoo put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 39.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 19.5%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 23.4%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 42.9%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 33.8%


Matthew Boyd

Matthew Boyd has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 0 runs, and sports a .000 batting average this season. He also has scored 0 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

A below-average OPS of .500 has been disappointing thus far for Matthew Boyd. He would not be classified as a power hitter this season.

He is very well known for his ability to draw walks with a 33.3% 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. Getting on base is not an issue for Matthew Boyd this season.

Breaking down the types of contacted balls Matthew Boyd put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 0.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 100.0%

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%


Robbie Grossman

Robbie Grossman has hit 8 Home Runs, drove in 31 runs, and sports a .242 batting average this season. He also has scored 32 runs this season and stolen 8 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 14.5% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 23.6% 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 Robbie Grossman put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 28.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 49.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.2%

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: 56.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.7%


Jonathan Schoop

Jonathan Schoop has hit 10 Home Runs, drove in 29 runs, and sports a .262 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 hits with above-average power and it must be respected.

He is below average with his 6.7% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 22.2% 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 Jonathan Schoop put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 50.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 31.3%
  • Line Drive Rate: 18.8%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 22.7%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 48.3%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 29.0%


Starting Pitcher and Lineup for the Kansas City Royals

Brad Keller is 6-5 this season with an ERA of 5.75 in 61.0 innings pitched across 13 starts. He has a WHIP of 1.75 and yields an opponent Batting Average of 0.305. Brad Keller’s pitching repertoire includes:

  • A Fastball that is on average 93.9 mph.
  • A Slider that is on average 86.4 mph.
  • A Changeup that is on average 89.6 mph.

Here is a breakdown of the type of contacted balls Brad Keller has attracted this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 47.5%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 24.5%
  • Line Drive Rate: 28.0%

He has attracted the following types of contact velocities:

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 12.9%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 51.7%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 35.3%

Salvador Perez

Salvador Perez has hit 16 Home Runs, drove in 42 runs, and sports a .285 batting average this season. He also has scored 31 runs this season and stolen 0 bases.

He has an OPS that is above-average. Salvador Perez 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 2.7% 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 24.9%, 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 Salvador Perez put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 38.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.7%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.9%

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: 47.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 39.5%


Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana has hit 11 Home Runs, drove in 37 runs, and sports a .236 batting average this season. He also has scored 36 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.

His ability to draw walks is quite good. He is a selective hitter sporting a 16.2% walk rate. He has a K Rate of 14.0% 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 Santana put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 41.6%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 41.1%
  • Line Drive Rate: 17.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 21.6%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 42.2%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 36.2%


Whit Merrifield

Whit Merrifield has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 36 runs, and sports a .255 batting average this season. He also has scored 38 runs this season and stolen 17 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 6.8% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 12.5% 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 Whit Merrifield put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 42.7%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 35.0%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.3%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 9.0%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 62.6%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 28.4%


Michael A. Taylor

Michael A. Taylor has hit 5 Home Runs, drove in 22 runs, and sports a .237 batting average this season. He also has scored 25 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.

He is below average with his 6.8% 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 35.3%, 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 Michael A. Taylor put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 44.0%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 33.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 22.4%

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: 61.0%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 26.3%


Hanser Alberto

Hanser Alberto has hit 0 Home Runs, drove in 8 runs, and sports a .262 batting average this season. He also has scored 11 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 0.9% walk rate, drawing walks may not necessarily be that important or the opportunity may not arise as much. He has a K Rate of 12.0% 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 Hanser Alberto put into play this season:

  • Ground Ball Rate: 36.4%
  • Fly Ball Rate: 38.6%
  • Line Drive Rate: 25.0%

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

  • Soft Hit Ball Rate: 18.3%
  • Medium Hit Ball Rate: 50.5%
  • Hard Hit Ball Rate: 31.2%


Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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