Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals Prediction, 5/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City Royals
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Location: Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, MO
TV: Bally Sports Kansas City
Kauffman Stadium is the location where the Kansas City Royals (12-20) will meet the Chicago White Sox (16-17) on Tuesday. The expected starting pitchers are Dylan Cease and Brady Singer.
As a unit, the Chicago White Sox are putting up 3.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 25th in baseball. They have earned 117 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .283. The White Sox have accumulated 46 doubles as a team and have smacked 30 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 109 runs batted in as well as 248 hits for the year, while their team batting average is .227. Chicago has a slugging percentage of .353 and have struck out 238 times, while drawing a walk on 74 occasions.
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The White Sox hold a team earned run average of 3.83 for the year (19th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 313 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 136 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.80 as a team so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.33. White Sox pitchers have surrendered 30 long balls in addition to 147 total runs (20th in baseball).
The White Sox have sent 130 relief pitchers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 57 base runners on the year with 29.8% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 13 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 7 out of their 20 save opportunities. The White Sox relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 65.0% and has entered the game in 57 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 37 holds for the year (1st in the league). White Sox bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 39 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Chicago White Sox have accumulated 888 putouts this season, in addition to 273 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .978 which is 29th in MLB, and have a total of 28 double plays. The White Sox have converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 2,664 innings on the diamond, ranking them 25th in the majors.
Cease has thrown 335 innings and has accumulated 409 punch outs during his career. His earned run average is 4.30 (160 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.331. He has given up 294 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 152 free passes. Cease (25-19 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.19 while he has gone up against 1,446 opposing hitters in the majors.
Kansas City has accounted for 21 home runs this year to go along with 108 RBIs. They have recorded 41 two-baggers, while getting a free base 93 times as well as racking up 118 runs. The Kansas City Royals have earned a team on-base percentage of .289 and a batting average of .224 this year. The Royals hold a team slugging percentage of .336 and they score 3.69 runs per game (24th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 228 occasions (30th in the league) and have notched a total of 240 base hits.
The Royals hold a team WHIP of 1.406 and have a FIP of 4.38 as a staff this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 1.87 (219 strikeouts against 117 walks). They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 278. They have yielded 32 dingers and they yield 5.16 runs per 9 innings (26th in baseball). The Kansas City pitching staff have given up 161 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.68 (146 earned runs given up).
Kansas City has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 12 save opportunities and they have recorded 7 saves. They rank 28th in MLB holding a save percentage of 58.3%, and they have dispatched 120 relievers to the mound this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 47 times in high leverage situations in addition to 45 occasions with runners on. Kansas City relievers hold an inherited score rate of 32.8% out of 67 inherited base runners. Sitting with 28 save situations, the Royals have earned 15 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Kansas City Royals have turned 33 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .988 (7th in professional baseball). The Royals have recorded 291 assists, 14 errors and have notched a total of 843 putouts over the course of the season. In 2,529 innings played, the Royals hold a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (21st in baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Singer has surrendered 205 base hits while accumulating 198 strikeouts in 198 innings pitched. Singer (9-15 career win-loss record) has a 4.67 ERA and has given up 9.3 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 103 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.422 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and he has gone up against 875 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Chicago
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