Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox Prediction, 5/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Chicago White Sox
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Location: Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Guaranteed Rate Field is the site where Dylan Cease and the Chicago White Sox (22-13, 1st in AL Central) will play the Kansas City Royals (16-20, 3rd in AL Central) on Sunday.
The Royals have hit 53 two-baggers as a team and have hit 32 baseballs out of the park. Kansas City has a slugging percentage of .376 and have struck out 298 times, while drawing a walk on 115 occasions. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball. They have 140 RBI's as well as 275 base knocks this season, and their batting average is sitting at .233. They have 149 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .305.
Royals pitchers have allowed 36 home runs and 184 total runs (25th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 140 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.04 as a team this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.42. The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.86 this season (26th in the league), and their staff has rung up 318 hitters.
The Royals relief pitchers have a save rate of 64.3% and has come into the game in 32 save situations. The relievers have inherited 67 base runners on the season and 28.4% of those runners crossed the plate. Royals pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 43 times in addition to having 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have dispatched 126 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have accumulated 18 holds on the year (16th in the league). They have 9 saves this season and have blown 5 of their 14 chances to save the game.
The Royals have turned 67.3% of balls in play into outs out of 2,823 innings, ranking them 28th in professional baseball. The Kansas City Royals have accumulated 941 putouts on the campaign, as well as 293 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which puts them in 23rd in MLB, and they have turned 251 double plays.
Singer has taken the hill for 96 innings and has earned 94 punch outs so far in his career. Singer (5-8 career record) holds a FIP of 3.86 while he has gone up against 406 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.10 (44 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.221. He has allowed 82 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 36 walks.
The White Sox hold a team slugging % of .407 and they are recording 5.43 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have put up 55 doubles, while walking 135 times as well as scoring 190 runs. Chicago has compiled 33 long balls so far this season as well as 177 RBIs. They have struck out on 309 occasions (23rd in the league) and have a total of 304 base knocks. The Chicago White Sox have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .345 and a team batting average of .261 on the season.
The White Sox have a team WHIP of 1.178 with a FIP of 3.34 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.15 (346 strikeouts against 110 walks). They have a ranking of 4th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 247. They have given up 31 homers and they relinquish 3.68 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Chicago pitching staff have conceded 124 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.21 (108 earned runs relinquished).
Chicago bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 26.2% of 61 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 35 times in high leverage situations and also on 38 occasions with runners on. With 32 save situations, the White Sox have compiled 17 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. They are ranked 23rd in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 106 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Chicago has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 14 save chances and they have converted 7 saves.
In 2,730 innings played, the White Sox are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (20th in baseball). The Chicago White Sox have twisted 25 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .977 (29th in baseball). The White Sox have recorded 266 assists, 28 errors and have accounted for 910 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Cease has conceded 155 base hits while totaling 172 strikeouts in 166 innings pitched. Cease (11-11 career mark) has earned a 4.54 earned run average while surrendering 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 84 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.446 and having a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.00 and he has faced 729 hitters during his career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Chicago
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