Saturday, the Kansas City Royals will play the New York Yankees (12-6) at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals are 6-10. People think New York is going to win by -170 points, while Kansas City is going to win +150 points.
It has been a good season for the Yankees. They have hit 26 doubles and hit 24 balls out of the park as a team. New York has a.411 on-base percentage, has been thrown out 158 times, and has been walked 59 times. The New York Yankees score 4.2 runs per game as a team, which is 14th in baseball. With 70 runs and 144 hits, they have a.243 average this season. They’ve scored 75 runs and have a.317 on-base percentage, so they’re good at getting on the base.
The Yankees’ relievers have a 70.0 percent save rate and have pitched in 27 save situations so far this season. So far this season, the bullpen relievers have had to deal with 42 base runners, and 23.8 percent of them have made it to home plate. It has happened 26 times for the Yankee relief pitchers to face a runner on base and 29 times for them to pitch in high-stress situations. For this season, the Yankees have used 69 relievers on the field This year, the bullpen has held 16 people (4th in MLB). So far this season, they’ve made seven saves and failed to make three of their ten save chances.
When the Yankees have played 1,473 innings, they’ve made 73.1 percent of the balls they put into play into outs, which puts them fourth in the league, They have made 491 put-outs, 173 assists, and four errors at this point in the season. Second in baseball, they have a fielding percentage of.994, which is the best in the game. They have made 11 double plays.
During games, the Royals have a.317 slugging percentage and average 3.25 runs per game, which means they have a good chance of getting hits (26th in the league). They have 18 two-baggers to their name, as well as 47 walks and 52 runs on their record. It has hit 11 home runs this season, as well as driven in 49 runs. Their 118 walks have tied them for 30th place in the MLB. They have 109 hits. With a.279 on-base percentage this season, the Kansas City Royals are having a good season.
This season, the Royals pitching staff has a WHIP of 1.385 and a FIP of 3.71. These people have a ratio of 2.25 K/BB, which is about right. Strikeouts to bases on balls: 124 to 55. 143 hits have been thrown at them, which is 21st in the league as a pitching staff. They have given up 12 home runs and 4.66 runs per nine innings so far this season (23rd in baseball). This season, Kansas City’s pitching staff has given up 74 runs. They have an ERA of 4.47. (71 earned runs yielded).
Out of 35 inherited runners, relief pitchers from Kansas City have a 34.3 percent chance of getting the runners to score. In this game, their relievers have come in 32 times in high-leverage situations and 26 times when there are runners on the base, so far. Keeps: The Royals have eight holds and two saves that didn’t work out in 13 chances. Currently, they are 24th in the league with a save percentage of 60.0 percent. This season, they have used 66 relief pitchers on the mound, which is 24th. There have been five chances for Kansas City to make saves, and they have used relievers three times each. They made three saves.
Defense has been very good for the Royals in all 1,287 innings they have played (26th in the majors). Double plays have been made by the Royals of Kansas City 17 times so far this season. They have a fielding percentage of 993. (3rd in the majors). They have 145 assists, 4 errors, and 429 putouts to their name so far this season, so far they haven’t done too bad.
Pick: Take Kansas City (+150)