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The Atlanta Braves are set to face off against Nick Martinez and the San Diego Padres, and there are a few batters in the lineup who could make an impact. Ronald Acuna Jr., projected to bat first, has been a force against bottom-tier right-handers like Martinez over the last two seasons, boasting an impressive wOBA of .379 with eight home runs in his last 115 plate appearances.
Matt Olson, projected to bat second, has also had success against Martinez, hitting two home runs in his last 10 plate appearances against him. Austin Riley, batting third, could be a player to watch as well, as Martinez has struggled against top-tier hitters like him over the last two years, allowing a slugging percentage of .515.
Ozzie Albies, batting sixth, has limited matchup data against Martinez but is still projected to perform well. Marcell Ozuna, projected to bat seventh, has struggled against right-handers with similar repertoires to Martinez, batting just .191 in his last 47 plate appearances against them.
Eddie Rosario, projected to bat eighth, has a solid track record against Martinez, as left-handed batters who hit for high average like him have an OPS of .914 against Martinez over the last two seasons. Michael Harris II, batting fifth, has been slugging .593 in his last 61 plate appearances against bottom-tier right-handers like Martinez over the last two seasons, and could be a player to watch.
Sean Murphy, the projected fourth batter, has limited matchup data but is still favored in the matchup. Orlando Arcia, batting ninth, may face a tougher matchup against Martinez, as right-handed batters who hit the ball on the ground often like him have a Well-Hit Rate of just 9.1% against Martinez over the last two seasons.
Overall, the Braves’ batters have some promising matchups against Martinez, and pitchers with similar repertoires to him have struggled against the Braves over the last year, posting an ERA of 5.25. While some batters may face tougher matchups, there are still several players in the lineup who could make a significant impact.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to take on Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks, and while the Dodgers have a 3-star average matchup against the left-handed pitcher, there are still some promising matchups for their batters.
Mookie Betts, the Dodgers’ leadoff batter, has been successful against Bumgarner in the past, with two home runs in his last 20 plate appearances against him. Freddie Freeman, the second batter, is projected to perform well against Bumgarner, who has allowed a slugging percentage of .649 against top-tier hitters like Freeman over the last two years.
J.D. Martinez, the fourth batter, has struggled against Bumgarner in the past, batting just .154 against him. Max Muncy, the fifth batter, has had difficulty against left-handers who rely heavily on the slider and curve, like Bumgarner, over the last two seasons.
Will Smith, the Dodgers’ third batter, has a strong track record against left-handers with low strikeout rates like Bumgarner, slugging .558 in his last 88 plate appearances against them over the last two seasons. Chris Taylor, the eighth batter, has struggled against Bumgarner, batting just .156 against him.
Trayce Thompson, the sixth batter, has an impressive track record against left-handers with low strikeout rates like Bumgarner, slugging .767 in his last 46 plate appearances against them over the last two seasons. Miguel Rojas, the ninth batter, has an OPS of .993 in 33 at-bats against left-handers who rely heavily on the slider and curve like Bumgarner over the last two seasons.
Overall, the Dodgers face a tough challenge against Bumgarner, who has had success against some of their batters in the past. However, there are still some matchups that could lead to strong performances from the Dodgers’ batters, making it an exciting game to watch.
The Colorado Rockies are gearing up to face off against the Washington Nationals, and they’ve got their eyes set on victory. With a lineup of power hitters ready to take on left-handed pitcher MacKenzie Gore, they’re confident that they’ll come out on top.
Leading the charge is C.J. Cron, who has a history of success against Gore, having hit two homers in his last five plate appearances against the southpaw. Kris Bryant is also a formidable threat, boasting a .330 batting average when hitting at home over the last year.
Yonathan Daza is a right-handed batter who hits for high average, making him a favorable matchup against Gore, who has allowed a slugging percentage of .610 to similar batters over the last two years. And while Charlie Blackmon has struggled with a Well-Hit Rate of just 8.3% in his last 12 at-bats, the Rockies are confident he’ll come through in the clutch.
Jurickson Profar and Elias Diaz are also expected to deliver, with impressive slugging percentages against hard-throwing lefties like Gore. Meanwhile, Elehuris Montero is a solid option with an OPS of .824 against left-handers with high flyball rates, despite a lower-than-average Well-Hit Rate in his last five games.
Alan Trejo and Ezequiel Tovar are both unproven in their matchups against Gore, but the limited data available leans in their favor. And while Ryan McMahon is a potential player for the Rockies, he’ll need to find his groove after a slow start.
Overall, the Rockies are feeling confident with their lineup of power hitters, ready to take on Gore and come out on top against the Nationals. It’s sure to be an exciting game filled with tense moments and thrilling hits.
The Washington Nationals are up against the Colorado Rockies and their batters are gearing up for a fierce showdown. Joey Meneses is leading the charge with a projected 2nd order and a DK rating of 44.65. Lane Thomas is following closely behind with a 1st order projection and a slugging percentage of .464 against right-handers with low strikeout rates.
Dominic Smith is also looking to make an impact with a projected 4th order and an impressive stat – Urena has allowed a slugging percentage of .559 against bottom-tier hitters like Smith over the last 2 years. Jeimer Candelario and Keibert Ruiz are also looking to step up to the plate with projections of 3rd and 5th order respectively. Ruiz has an exceptional record, slugging .655 in his last 62 PA’s against pitchers with a similar repertoire to Urena over the last 2 seasons.
Luis Garcia is also a player to watch out for, with a batting average of .333 against right-handers with low strikeout rates over the last 2 seasons. CJ Abrams, Victor Robles, Alex Call, and Ildemaro Vargas are also expected to contribute to the Nationals’ offense. Despite some favorable matchup categories for Abrams and Vargas, Urena has a history of allowing a low Well-Hit Rate against hitters like them over the last two years.
All in all, the Nationals have a 4-star average matchup against Urena and are looking to take advantage of his pitching repertoire. With strong batters like Meneses, Thomas, Smith, Candelario, Ruiz, Garcia, Abrams, Robles, Call, and Vargas, the Nationals are aiming for a big win against the Rockies.
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