Cleveland Gaurdians vs New York Yankees Matchup Preview - October 13th, 2022
The Cleveland Guardians enter the game as the 6th ranked team per The Sharp Model X's Power Rankings and will battle the 14th ranked Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Guardians may need to kick their power into gear to maximize their win chances today, as they rank just 29th in MLB in home runs this year. When the Yankees have found success this year, it's been through their power. They rank 1st in baseball in home runs.
Cleveland Gaurdians Insights
Shane Bieber's fastball velocity has fallen 2 mph this season (90.1 mph) below where it was last season (92.1 mph).
Bo Naylor has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this year (100% of the time), but he is projected to bat 7th in the batting order today.
Projected catcher Austin Hedges profiles as an elite pitch framer, per The Sharp Model projection system.
New York Yankees Insights
Given that flyball pitchers struggle the most against groundball hitters, Nestor Cortes (42.1% FB% per The Sharp Model projections) will be a bit disadvantaged today with 3 GB hitters in Cleveland's projected batting order.
The Cleveland Guardians have just 1 same-handed RP in their bullpen, so Anthony Rizzo can likely count on never losing the platoon advantage against the 'pen all game.
New York's 89.8-mph average exit velocity since the start of last season is among the best in Major League Baseball: #2 overall.
The New York Yankees have hit the Moneyline in 48 of their last 69 games at home (+10.10 Units / 7% ROI)
The Cleveland Guardians have hit the Moneyline in 76 of their last 125 games (+23.60 Units / 14% ROI)
Amed Rosario has hit the Total Bases Under in 21 of his last 29 away games (+9.00 Units / 19% ROI)