Oakland Athletics @ Texas Rangers Matchup Preview - August 17th, 2022
Oakland Athletics Insights
Adam Oller has been unlucky this year, notching a 7.26 ERA despite THE BAT estimating his true talent level to be 5.04 — a 2.22 discrepancy.
Tony Kemp's average exit velocity has decreased this season; his 86.6-mph average last year has fallen off to 84.2-mph.
Projected catcher Sean Murphy profiles as a good pitch framer, via THE BAT projection system.
Texas Rangers Insights
The Texas Rangers outfield defense grades out as the 2nd-best on the slate today.
Jonah Heim has been lucky with his batting average this year; his .252 mark is quite a bit higher than his .201 Expected Batting Average (based on THE BAT X's interpretation of Statcast data).
The 12.3% Barrel% of the Texas Rangers makes them the #22 group of hitters in Major League Baseball since the start of last season by this standard.
The Texas Rangers have hit the Run Line in 65 of their last 115 games (+10.75 Units / 7% ROI)
The Oakland Athletics have hit the Run Line in 37 of their last 58 away games (+11.90 Units / 15% ROI)
Adolis Garcia has hit the Singles Over in 22 of his last 34 games at home (+15.50 Units / 46% ROI)