pitcher HUnter Brown

Sunday Free MLB Pick – Oakland vs Houston

22 July, 2023

The Houston Astros rank 12th in baseball with 4.7 runs per game as a team. They have 455 runs scored and a.318 team batting average. 164 doubles and 117 home runs have been recorded by the Astros as a team. Their batting average is.249, and they have 821 base hits in addition to 438 RBIs for the season. Houston has a slugging percentage of.410 and has been struck out 759 times while walking 306 times.

The Astros’ staff has struck out 906 batters so far this season, compiling a team earned run average of 3.72 (tied for second in the league). The Astros’ pitchers are eighth in the league with a combined 400 runs and 111 home runs allowed. They have led 302 batters on walks, and their collective FIP for the season is 4.06. Houston has surrendered 359 earned runs along with 785 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings). Their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.25 and a K/BB ratio of 3.00.

The Astros’ relievers have appeared on the mound in 99 save situations and have a 65.9% save rate. 33.7% of the 86 base runners that the relief pitchers have inherited this season have reached home plate. The bullpen pitchers for the Astros have faced high leverage situations 95 times and taken the mound 55 times with runners on base. For the year, the Astros have used 305 different relievers. The relievers’ 54 holds this season rank 13th in MLB. Over the course of the season, they have made 29 saves yet have missed 15 of 44 opportunities to win the game.

In 7,809 innings of play, the Astros have turned 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs, which places them 17th in the majors. 2,603 putouts, 826 assists, and 46 mistakes total for the Houston Astros this season. They presently have the 11th-best fielding percentage in professional baseball (.987) and have turned 86 double plays.

140 batters have been struck out by Brown throughout his 119 innings pitched on the mound in professional baseball. His earned run average (49 earned runs allowed) is 3.69, and his WHIP is 1.279. He has given up 40 free passes and 113 base hits (8.5 hits per nine innings). Brown (8-7 career record) has faced 498 hitters in the majors and has a major league FIP of 3.24.

For the season, Oakland has hit 93 home runs and totaled 341 RBIs. They have walked 321 times, run 354 runs, and recorded 133 two-baggers. The Oakland Athletics have a season batting average of.221 and an on-base percentage of.300. The Athletics have a team slugging percentage of.357 and are scoring 3.58 runs per game, which ranks them 30th in the league. They have 721 hits and have had 920 strikes called against them, which ranks third in MLB.

This season, the Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.539 and a FIP of 5.19. They have an 8.10 K/BB ratio (789 strikeouts vs. 424 free throws). With 918 hits surrendered as a staff, they are presently ranked 29th in the league. They have given up 137 home runs and rank 30th in the league in runs allowed per nine innings (6.32). The Oakland pitching staff has a club ERA of 5.97 (578 earned runs conceded) and has allowed 612 runs this season.

Out of the 188 inherited runners, Oakland relief pitchers’ inherited score rate is 39.4%. Their relief pitchers have entered the game 121 times with runners on base and 116 times in high leverage situations. The Athletics currently have 63 save opportunities and have 17 missed saves in addition to 28 holds. They have sent 329 relievers to the mound this season and are currently ranked 28th in baseball with a save percentage of 48.5%. Oakland has had 33 chances to preserve a game using bullpen pitchers, and they have managed 16 saves.

The Oakland Athletics have gotten 70 double plays and rank 27th in professional baseball in fielding percentage with.983. The Athletics have accumulated 785 assists, 60 mistakes, and 2,616 putouts overall thus far this season. The Athletics have accumulated a 67.6% defense efficiency in 7,848 innings of play, which ranks 28th in professional baseball.

In 65 innings of professional baseball, Medina has recorded 64 strikeouts while surrendering 67 base hits. He has allowed 42 earned runs while compiling a WHIP of 1.531 and a FIP of 5.1. In his pro baseball career, he has faced 291 opposition hitters and has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.94. With a 5.79 ERA and a career record of 3-7 wins and losses, Medina has allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings.

Detroit native Hunter Brown will go against a team that is currently lacking an identity. Look for Houston simply outlast Oakland and win by a couple of runs.

Pick: Go with Houston

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