Seattle Mariners @ Los Angeles Angels Matchup Preview - August 16th, 2022


Sam Haggerty and the Mariners go head-to-head against Luis Rengifo and the Angels today. Over the last 7 days, Sam Haggerty has provided the bulk of the offense for Mariners. He's batted .333 with 2 runs, 3 RBIs, 1 home runs, and 2 stolen bases. Meanwhile, it's been Luis Rengifo who has been hot for the Angels. Over the last week, he's batting .222 with 4 runs, 6 RBIs, and 2 home runs.

Seattle Mariners Insights

  • Robbie Ray's fastball velocity has decreased 1.8 mph this year (92.4 mph) below where it was last year (94.2 mph).

  • Curt Casali has been lucky with his batting average since the start of last season; his .216 rate is quite a bit higher than his .173 Expected Batting Average (based on THE BAT X's interpretation of Statcast data).

  • The Seattle Mariners bullpen grades out as the best in Major League Baseball, according to THE BAT.

Los Angeles Angels Insights

  • Jose Suarez has averaged 14.2 outs per GS this year, ranking in the 20th percentile.

  • Jared Walsh has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this year (84% of the time), but he is projected to bat 6th in the batting order today.

  • Kurt Suzuki has a high pull rate on his flyballs (40.3% — 99th percentile) and will be challenged by the league's 10th-deepest LF fences today.

Betting Trends

  • The Los Angeles Angels have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 13 of their last 23 games at home (+6.15 Units / 24% ROI)

  • The Seattle Mariners have hit the Moneyline in 32 of their last 47 games (+17.70 Units / 30% ROI)

  • Luis Castillo has hit the Strikeouts Over in 12 of his last 14 games (+10.50 Units / 62% ROI)