Arizona Diamondbacks @ San Francisco Giants Matchup Preview - August 16th, 2022
Christian Walker and the D-Backs go head-to-head against LaMonte Wade Jr and the Giants today. Over the last 7 days, Christian Walker has provided the bulk of the offense for D-Backs. He's batted .500 with 6 runs, 7 RBIs, and 2 home runs. Meanwhile, it's been LaMonte Wade Jr who has been hot for the Giants. Over the last week, he's batting .308 with 4 runs, 5 RBIs, and 3 home runs.
Arizona Diamondbacks Insights
Merrill Kelly has averaged 17.9 outs per outing this year, grading out in the 86th percentile.
Ketel Marte has seen a sizeable increase in his exit velocity lately; just compare his 93.2-mph average over the past week to his seasonal 89.6-mph EV.
The Arizona Diamondbacks bullpen profiles as the 5th-worst in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.
San Francisco Giants Insights
The Arizona Diamondbacks have 6 batters in the projected batting order that will have the handedness advantage over Jakob Junis in this matchup.
Mike Yastrzemski is an extreme flyball hitter and squares off against the strong outfield defense of Arizona (#2-best of all teams on the slate today).
Austin Slater has a 93rd percentile opposite-field rate on his flyballs (37.3%) and has the good fortune of hitting them towards MLB's 2nd-shallowest RF fences today.
The San Francisco Giants have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 55 of their last 109 games (+9.35 Units / 8% ROI)
The Arizona Diamondbacks have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 26 of their last 38 games (+14.10 Units / 32% ROI)
Donovan Walton has hit the Total Bases Under in 8 of his last 10 games (+8.05 Units / 81% ROI)