Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Matchup Preview - October 22nd, 2022
The Houston Astros enter the game as the 20th ranked team per The Sharp Model X's Power Rankings and will battle the 14th ranked Yankees at Yankee Stadium. The Astros rank 4th in MLB in home runs and will likely lean on that power in their attempt to win today. When the Yankees have found success this year, it's been through their power. They rank 1st in baseball in home runs.
Houston Astros Insights
The Houston Astros outfield defense grades out as the best of all teams on the slate today.
Trey Mancini has primarily hit in the top-half of the lineup this season (72% of the time), but he is projected to hit 7th in the batting order in this game.
The Houston Astros projected offense grades out as the 2nd-worst on the slate today.
New York Yankees Insights
Gerrit Cole has been given an above-average leash this year, throwing 11.5 more adjusted pitches-per-game than the average starter.
The Houston Astros don't have any same-handed relievers in their bullpen, so Anthony Rizzo is guaranteed to hold the platoon advantage against every reliever the entire game.
The 19.2% Barrel% of the New York Yankees grades them out as the #2 offense in Major League Baseball since the start of last season by this metric.
The New York Yankees have hit the Moneyline in 48 of their last 69 games at home (+10.45 Units / 8% ROI)
The Houston Astros have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 102 of their last 166 games (+25.50 Units / 12% ROI)
Kyle Tucker has hit the RBIs Over in 13 of his last 21 away games (+10.90 Units / 52% ROI)