Tampa Bay Rays vs Cleveland Gaurdians Matchup Preview - October 8th, 2022
Tampa Bay Rays Insights
The Tampa Bay Rays outfield defense projects as the best of all teams on the slate today.
Taylor Walls's average exit velocity has decreased this year; his 88.5-mph figure last season has dropped off to 86-mph.
Manuel Margot hits a lot of his flyballs to center field (44% — 100th percentile) and faces MLB's 7th-deepest CF fences today.
Cleveland Gaurdians Insights
Given that flyball pitchers are hit hardest by groundball hitters, Triston McKenzie (42% FB% per The Sharp Model projections) will be a bit disadvantaged in this game with 3 GB hitters in Tampa Bay's projected offense.
Jose Ramirez is an extreme flyball hitter and matches up with the strong outfield defense of Tampa Bay (#1-best on the slate today).
Projected catcher Austin Hedges grades out as an elite pitch framer, via The Sharp Model projection system.
The Cleveland Guardians have hit the Moneyline in 86 of their last 145 games (+24.75 Units / 13% ROI)
The Tampa Bay Rays have hit the Team Total Under in 14 of their last 20 away games (+7.80 Units / 34% ROI)
Austin Hedges has hit the Hits Under in 12 of his last 13 games (+10.65 Units / 54% ROI)