Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/15/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (16-20, 3rd in AL Central) head to Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday where they'll take on the Chicago White Sox (22-13, 1st in AL Central).
As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.1 runs per contest, which is 18th in the league. They have notched a total of 149 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .305. The Royals have accounted for 53 two-baggers as a team and have hit 32 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 140 runs batted in and 275 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .233. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .376 and have struck out 298 times, while taking a walk on 115 occasions.
Royals pitchers have surrendered 36 home runs in addition to 184 total runs (25th in the league). They have walked 140 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.04 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.42. The Royals are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.86 on the campaign (26th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 318 hitters.
The Royals have sent 126 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 67 runners on the campaign with 28.4% of those runners ended up scoring. They have accumulated 9 saves so far this year and have blown 5 out of their 14 chances to save the game. The Royals relievers have earned a save rate of 64.3% and has stepped onto the mound in 32 save situations. The relief pitchers have 18 holds this year (16th in baseball). Royals relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 43 times in addition to having 38 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Kansas City Royals have amassed 941 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 293 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .981 which has them ranked 23rd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 251 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,823 innings on the field, which has them sitting 28th in MLB.
Minor (73-68 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.00 and he has faced 4,935 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,106 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 350 free passes. His earned run average is 4.04 (533 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. Minor has taken the ball for 1,188 innings and has 1,085 punch outs so far in his career.
Chicago has knocked in 33 home runs for the year and 177 RBIs. They have 55 two-baggers, while walking 135 times as well as recording 190 runs. The Chicago White Sox have compiled an on-base percentage of .345 and a team batting average of .261 on the season. The White Sox hold a slugging % of .407 and they have an average of 5.43 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have struck out on 309 occasions (23rd in the league) and have 304 base knocks.
The Chicago pitching staff have allowed 124 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.21 (108 earned runs surrendered). They have yielded 31 long balls and they surrender 3.68 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The White Sox hold a team WHIP of 1.178 in addition to having a FIP of 3.34 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.15 (346 strikeouts vs 110 bases on balls). They sit at 4th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 247.
Sitting with 32 save situations, the White Sox have accumulated 17 holds and also 7 blown saves. Chicago has had relievers step onto the hill in 14 save opportunities and they have come away with 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 35 times in high leverage situations in addition to 38 occasions with runners on. Chicago relievers have an inherited score rate of 26.2% out of 61 inherited runners. They rank 23rd in the league holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 106 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season.
In their 2,730 innings on the field, the White Sox have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (20th in pro baseball). The Chicago White Sox have turned 25 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .977 (29th in pro baseball). The White Sox have racked up 266 assists, 28 errors and have a tally of 910 putouts for the season.
In his pro baseball career, Rodon has surrendered 521 base hits while totaling 569 strikeouts in 567 innings pitched. He has conceded 249 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.341 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 and he has faced 2,441 hitters during his MLB career. Rodon (34-33 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.95 ERA and has allowed 8.3 hits per 9 innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago
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