Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees Prediction, 7/28/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, July 28, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Yankee Stadium is the site where the New York Yankees (66-32) will go up against the Kansas City Royals (39-58) on Thursday. The pitchers taking the mound will be Brady Singer and Jameson Taillon.
The Royals have hit 152 doubles as a unit and have hit 79 balls out of the park. Kansas City is slugging .381 and have been called out on strikes 739 times, while taking a walk on 285 occasions. As a unit, the Kansas City Royals are notching 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 26th in MLB. They have 361 runs batted in in addition to 811 hits on the season, and their batting average is at .248. They have accounted for 379 runs while having a team OBP of .311.
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The Royals have a team earned run average of 4.71 for the year (27th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 706 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.88 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.47. Royals pitchers have surrendered 101 home runs in addition to 487 total runs (26th in baseball). They have walked 375 batters and their FIP is 4.46 as a team for the year.
The Royals relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 62.9% and has entered the game in 92 save situations. The relievers have inherited 180 base runners so far this season and 30.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. Royals bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 114 times as well as having 115 appearances in high leverage situations. The Royals have sent 343 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have a total of 53 holds on the campaign (14th in MLB). They have accumulated 22 saves on the year and have blown 13 of their 35 save opportunities.
The Kansas City Royals have accounted for 2,559 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 907 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .985 which ranks 13th in baseball, and have earned 87 double plays. The Royals have converted 68.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,677 innings on the field, which ranks them 24th in MLB.
Singer has pitched in 270 innings and has earned 273 strikeouts in his career. Singer (13-18 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.98 while he has gone up against 1,167 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.39 (132 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.361. He has conceded 272 base hits (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 96 walks.
New York has compiled 167 home runs this season to go along with 498 RBIs. They have notched 139 two-baggers, while taking a walk 386 times and scoring 523 runs. The New York Yankees have earned a team OBP of .331 as well as a batting average of .246 on the year. The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .445 and they tally 5.34 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have struck out on 822 occasions (16th in the league) and have accounted for 811 base hits.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.094 and have a FIP of 3.47 as a staff so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.59 (897 strikeouts vs 250 walks). They rank 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 713. They have conceded 95 HR's and they concede 3.33 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The New York pitching staff have conceded 326 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.17 (310 earned runs surrendered).
New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.3% out of their 132 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 110 times in high leverage situations and on 98 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 106 save situations, the Yankees have 56 holds and also 13 blown saves. They are currently ranked 8th in the league with a save percentage of 71.7%, and they have sent 296 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 46 save chances and they have converted 33 saves.
In their 7,926 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (3rd in MLB). The New York Yankees have gotten 58 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (5th in the majors). The Yankees have accrued 900 assists, 44 errors and have accounted for 2,642 putouts this season.
During his career, Taillon has surrendered 699 hits while totaling 643 strikeouts in 713 innings pitched. Taillon (47-32 career record) has earned a 3.84 earned run average and has surrendered 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 304 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.65 and he has gone up against 2,978 opposing hitters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kansas City
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