Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Mike Minor and the Kansas City Royals (22-23, 3rd in AL Central) are headed to Tropicana Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (30-19, 1st in AL East).
Kansas City has a slugging rate of .375 and have been called out on strikes 363 times, while drawing a walk on 138 occasions. They have amassed 176 RBI's and 341 hits on the season, and their batting average comes in at .235. The Royals have tallied 61 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 41 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 187 runs scored and have an OBP of .304. As a team, the Kansas City Royals are notching 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 18th in MLB.
The Royals hold a team earned run average of 4.51 this season (21st in baseball), and they have struck out 401 batters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 2.33 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.40. Royals pitchers have allowed 43 home runs in addition to 212 runs in total (17th in baseball). They have walked 172 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.96 as a squad on the campaign.
Royals bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 51 times as well as having 49 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 24 holds for the season (13th in the league). The Royals relievers have earned a save percentage of 61.1% and stepped onto the hill in 42 save situations. They have compiled 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 7 out of their 18 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 80 base runners on the year with 30.0% of those players crossed home plate. The Royals have sent 155 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season.
The Kansas City Royals have earned 1,168 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 374 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which is 21st in MLB, and they have turned 314 double plays. The Royals have turned 67.4% of balls hit into play into outs in their 3,504 innings on the diamond, ranking them 28th in baseball.
Minor has thrown 1,201 frames and has tallied 1,100 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.03 (538 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.224. He has allowed 1,118 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 352 free passes. Minor (74-68 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.00 while he has gone up against 4,987 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Tampa Bay has accounted for 62 home runs for the season as well as 235 runs batted in. They have hit 97 two-baggers, while getting a free base 183 times as well as putting up 249 runs. The Tampa Bay Rays hold a team on-base percentage of .318 in addition to a batting average of .235 so far this season. The Rays have a slugging percentage of .409 and they average 5.08 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have struck out on 517 occasions (1st in baseball) and have tallied 397 hits.
The Rays have a WHIP of 1.141 and have a FIP of 3.82 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 (452 strikeouts vs 139 free passes). They rank 14th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 370. They have surrendered 56 dingers and they surrender 4.02 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 199 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 3.57 (177 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.6% of 49 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 65 times in high leverage situations and on 40 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 52 save situations, the Rays have recorded 30 holds and also 7 blown saves. They rank 9th in MLB with a save percentage of 68.2%, and they have dispatched 153 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Tampa Bay has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 22 save opportunities and they have come away with 15 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 46 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in pro baseball). The Rays have recorded 434 assists, 20 errors and are sitting with 1,338 putouts this year. In 4,014 innings played, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.6% (9th in professional baseball).
In his MLB career, Glasnow has allowed 314 hits while he has tallied 470 punch outs in 377 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 175 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.276 and a FIP of 3.9. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.81 and he has gone up against 1,588 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Glasnow (19-20 career record) has a 4.18 ERA and has given up 7.5 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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