Arizona Diamondbacks @ Cleveland Indians Matchup Preview - August 3rd, 2022
The Arizona Diamondbacks will faceoff in a day game against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. The D-Backs offense will be led by Christian Walker, who ranks as the #55th-best hitter in baseball according to THE BAT X. Given Christian Walker's profile and today's matchup specifics, THE BAT X expects him to average a .333 wOBA, .268 AVG, and .13 HRs. On the other side, Jose Ramirez (THE BAT X's #14th hitter in MLB) will bolster the Guardians lineup. He projects for a .381 wOBA, .286 AVG, and .23 HRs.
Arizona Diamondbacks Insights
The Arizona Diamondbacks outfield defense projects as the 2nd-best of all teams on the slate.
Seth Beer has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this year (52% of the time), but he is projected to bat 7th in the batting order in this matchup.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have been the 7th-unluckiest offense in the league this year, according to THE BAT X, and are likely to hit better the rest of the season
Cleveland Indians Insights
Shane Bieber has been given an above-average leash this year, throwing 8.6 more adjusted pitches-per-game than average.
Austin Hedges's average exit velocity has fallen off this season; his 85.7-mph average last year has dropped off to 82.9-mph.
The Cleveland Guardians bullpen profiles as the 9th-best in the league, per THE BAT.
The Cleveland Guardians have hit the Moneyline in 43 of their last 80 games (+7.85 Units / 8% ROI)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have hit the Run Line in 49 of their last 83 games (+13.90 Units / 13% ROI)
Jose Ramirez has hit the Hits Over in 17 of his last 22 games (+8.40 Units / 17% ROI)