Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Yankee Stadium is the location where the New York Yankees (73-45) will attempt to beat the Toronto Blue Jays (62-54) on Saturday. The starting pitchers are Mitch White and Gerrit Cole.
The Blue Jays have earned 218 doubles as a team and have hit 147 balls out of the stadium. Toronto has a slugging % of .432 and have been rung up 899 times, while drawing a walk on 338 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.7 runs per outing, which puts them at 6th in the league. They have 531 RBI's as well as 1,038 base knocks on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .262. They are sitting with 544 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .325.
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The Blue Jays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.94 this year (18th in the league), and their staff has rung up 974 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 310 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.01 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.14 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.24. Blue Jays pitchers have yielded 137 home runs in addition to 497 runs (16th in MLB).
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 62.7% and stepped onto the hill in 116 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 171 runners over the course of the season and 26.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 115 times and also have had 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 419 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The bullpen have earned 62 holds this year (15th in the league). They have recorded 32 saves on the year and have missed out on 19 of 51 chances to save the game.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,270 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in pro baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 3,090 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 978 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which is 11th in the majors, and have a total of 92 double plays.
White has thrown 115 innings and has accumulated 103 K's thus far in his career. White (3-6 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.83 and he has gone up against 486 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.60 (46 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.217. He has given up 99 base hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 41 free passes.
The Yankees hold a slugging % of .436 and they are earning 5.13 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have tallied 169 two-baggers, while walking 460 times as well as earning 605 runs. New York has tallied 195 HRs this year to go along with 579 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,003 occasions (14th in MLB) and have a total of 957 base knocks. The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .327 and a batting average of .242 this season.
The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.108 and have a FIP of 3.55 as a pitching staff on the season. They have a ranking of 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 857. The New York pitching staff have surrendered 409 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.31 (389 earned runs given up). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 (1,070 strikeouts vs 317 walks). They have conceded 116 homers and they allow 3.48 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball).
New York has had relief pitchers take the mound in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves. They sit at 12th in baseball with a save percentage of 67.3%, and they have dispatched 365 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 138 times in high leverage situations in addition to 122 occasions with base runners. New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.1% out of their 161 inherited base runners. With 117 save situations, the Yankees have compiled 61 holds and 17 blown saves.
In their 9,537 innings on the field, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (2nd in MLB). The New York Yankees have turned 74 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in pro baseball). The Yankees have accrued 1,068 assists, 50 errors and have earned a total of 3,179 putouts so far this year.
In his pro baseball career, Cole has surrendered 1,351 hits and he has 1,857 punch outs in 1,593 innings. He has given up a total of 568 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.104 and having a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.55 and he has gone up against 6,429 batters so far in his career. Cole (126-68 career record) is the owner of a 3.21 earned run average and has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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