Seattle Mariners @ Oakland Athletics Matchup Preview - September 20th, 2022

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Seattle's right fielder Julio Rodriguez looks to continue his strong season as he takes on Sean Murphy and the Athletics. This season Julio Rodriguez is batting .279 with 27 home runs, 80 runs, 73 RBIs, and 25 stolen bases. Today he's projected to bat 4th in the lineup with a THE BAT X projection of .221 Avg, .293 wOBA and .11 HRs. On the Athletics side, Sean Murphy has shined this year (.253 Avg, 18 HRs, 63 Rs, 65 RBIs, & 1 SBs). He's projected to bat 6th and THE BAT X projects his average performance today as a .234 wOBA, and .08 HRs.

Seattle Mariners Insights

  • Luis Castillo's 96.1 mph fastball velocity this year grades out in the 96th percentile among starting pitchers.

  • THE BAT X projects Julio Rodriguez as the 17th-best hitter in MLB when assessing his batting average talent.

  • The Seattle Mariners bullpen profiles as the 2nd-best in MLB, via THE BAT.

Oakland Athletics Insights

  • JP Sears has been given less leash than the average pitcher since the start of last season, throwing 12.2 fewer adjusted pitches-per-game than the average starter.

  • Sheldon Neuse has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this season (53% of the time), but he is projected to hit 7th in the batting order today.

  • The Oakland Athletics offense projects to score the least runs of the day, according to THE BAT X.

Betting Trends

  • The Oakland Athletics have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 19 of their last 32 games (+7.85 Units / 23% ROI)

  • The Seattle Mariners have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 16 of their last 30 away games (+5.15 Units / 16% ROI)

  • Adam Frazier has hit the Singles Over in 22 of his last 30 away games (+11.80 Units / 29% ROI)