MLB DFS First Look: May 21

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Best hitting teams (last 14 days)

Astros: 144 wRC+, .261 ISO, .299 BABIP

Twins: 133 wRC+, .226, .324 BABIP

Red Sox: 129 wRC+, .221 ISO, .313 BABIP

Angels: 123 wRC+, .172 ISO, .325 BABIP

Rangers: 119 wRC+, .244 ISO, .325 BABIP

 

Worst hitting teams (last 14 days)

Marlins: 53 wRC+, 26.5% K%, .073 ISO (vs Turnbull)

Tigers: 54 wRC+, 25% K%, .160 ISO (vs Smith)

Reds: 65 wRC+, 23.5% K%, .126 ISO (vs Gio Gonzalez)

Blue Jays: 65 wRC+, 21.3% K%, .158 ISO (vs Eduardo Rodriguez)

Nationals: 75 wRC+, 22.3% K%, .122 ISO (vs Wheeler)

Other high K% (last two weeks): Padres (29.6%), Rockies (28.6%) Rays (27.7%), Orioles (27.7%)

 

Worst bullpens (last month)

Tigers: 5.32 xFIP, .344 BABIP

Nationals: 5.01 xFIP, .321 BABIP

Braves: 4.87 xFIP, .308 BABIP

Marlins: 4.82 xFIP, .324 BABIP

Rangers: 4.79 xFIP, .310 BABIP

 

Best K-BB%

Caleb Smith: 35.2 – 7.7 = 27.5% (vs Tigers)

Justin Verlander: 31 – 8.1 = 23% (vs Covey)

Zack Greinke: 25.4 – 3.3 = 22.1% (vs Padres)

Clayton Kershaw: 23.8 – 4.6 =  19.2% (vs Rays)

German Marquez: 24.5 – 5.7 = 18.9% (vs Pirates)

 

Worst K-BB%

Dylan Covey: 8.1 – 16.2 = -8.1% (vs Astros)

Erick Fedde: 17.1 – 9.8 = 7.3% (vs Mets)

Trevor Cahill: 16.9 – 8.7 = 8.2% (vs Twins)

David Hess: 19.1 – 8.1 = 11% (vs Yankees)

Spencer Turnbull: 23.7 – 12.3 = 11.4% (vs Marlins)

 

Highest barrel rate

David Hess: 11%

Dylan Covey: 10.8%

Michael Pineda: 8%

Trevor Cahill: 7.7%

Clayton Kershaw: 7.3%

 

Lowest barrel rate

Gio Gonzalez: 2.4%

Eduardo Rodriguez: 2.8%

Lance Lynn: 2.9%

Marcus Stroman: 3.7%

Sonny Gray: 3.8%

 

Best hitting environments

Texas: 84 degrees, 25% humidity, 13 mph wind from right to left

Houston: roof closed

Milwaukee: roof closed

 

Best umps for pitchers (as of 5 p.m. EST)

White Sox-Astros: Mark Ripperger, 1.17x K boost, .86x BB boost

Tigers-Marlins: Paul Nauert, 1.12x K boost, .92x BB boost

Reds- Brewers: Chad Whitson, 1.08x K boost, 1.09x BB boost

View all: https://swishanalytics.com/mlb/mlb-umpire-factors

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