Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 7/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians (43-42, 2nd in AL Central) play the Kansas City Royals (36-51, 5th in AL Central) at Progressive Field on Sunday.
As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are compiling 4.1 runs/g, which puts them at 25th in the league. They have tallied 357 runs and have an OBP of .305. The Royals have recorded 127 doubles as a team and have hit 87 balls out of the park. They have accrued 337 RBI's in addition to 703 hits this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .244. Kansas City is slugging .389 and have been called out on strikes 708 times, while taking a walk on 239 occasions.
The Royals hold a team earned run average of 5.07 this season (28th in MLB), and they have rung up 754 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.17 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have allowed 111 home runs in addition to 447 runs in total (26th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 347 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 4.61 as a team this season.
Royals relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 80 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 42 holds this year (14th in the league). The Royals relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 54.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 75 save situations. They have tallied 18 saves on the year and have missed out on 15 out of their 33 chances to get a save. The relief pitchers have inherited 126 base runners so far this season with 28.6% of those players crossed the plate. The Royals have sent 293 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Royals have transformed 67.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 6,759 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 29th in pro baseball. The Kansas City Royals have a tally of 2,253 putouts for the season, in addition to 748 assists and 50 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .984 which puts them in 15th in pro baseball, and have 597 double plays.
Bubic has taken the ball for 106 frames and has tallied 97 strikeouts during his MLB career. Bubic (3-10 career record) holds a FIP of 5.50 and he has gone up against 473 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.89 (58 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.538. He has surrendered 112 hits (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 52 free passes.
Cleveland has knocked in 103 long balls on the campaign to go along with 345 RBIs. They have put up 123 two-baggers, while taking a walk 241 times and racking up 363 runs. The Cleveland Indians have an OBP of .296 in addition to a team batting average of .227 so far this year. The Indians have a team SLG% of .393 and they tally 4.27 runs per game (17th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 714 occasions (25th in MLB) and have earned 625 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 388 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.48 (365 earned runs conceded). They have given up 110 dingers and they yield 4.76 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB). The Indians hold a team WHIP of 1.313 in addition to having a FIP of 4.32 as a staff this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.59 (798 strikeouts vs 308 bases on balls). They sit at 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 655.
Sitting with 67 save situations, the Indians have compiled 36 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 29 save opportunities and they have earned 22 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 79 times in high leverage situations and also on 77 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.9% of 110 inherited runners. They sit at 2nd in MLB with a save percentage of 75.9%, and they have dispatched 283 relievers to the mound on the year.
Out of their 6,603 innings on the field, the Indians hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in MLB). The Cleveland Indians have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (8th in baseball). The Indians have racked up 724 assists, 43 errors and have earned a total of 2,201 putouts for the year.
During his career, Quantrill has conceded 197 base hits and he has 162 K's in 190 innings. Quantrill (8-10 mark in his career) has a 4.39 earned run average while allowing 9.3 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded a total of 93 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.322 and having a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.95 and he has faced 823 hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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