MLB First Look: June 7

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Best hitting teams (last 14 days)

Dodgers: 141 wRC+, .340 BABIP, .236 ISO

Mets: 122 wRC+, .297 BABIP, .236 ISO

Nationals: 119 wRC+, .311 BABIP, .210 ISO

Angels: 119 wRC+, .302 BABIP, .171 ISO

Rays: 117 wRC+, .341 BABIP, .171 ISO

Pirates: 115 wRC+, .355 BABIP, .166 ISO

 

Worst hitting teams (last 14 days)

Royals: 78 wRC+, .316 BABIP, 27.2% K% (vs Nova)

Rangers: 80 wRC+, .315 BABIP, 25.2% K% (vs Anderson)

Giants: 84 wRC+, .269 BABIP, 19.7% K% (vs Kershaw)

White Sox: 86 wRC+, .335 BABIP, 26.2% K% (vs Bailey)

Braves: 90 wRC+, .295 BABIP, 24.3% K% (vs Ureña)

Tigers: 90 wRC+, .321 BABIP, 26.4% K% (vs Pineda)

Other high K%: Padres (26.5%), Mariners (25.2%), Brewers (25%)

 

Worst bullpens (last month)

Tigers: 5.44 xFIP, .245 BABIP

Athletics: 5.31 xFIP, .267 BABIP

Mariners: 5.18 xFIP, .310 BABIP

Pirates: 5.02 xFIP, .321 BABIP

Phillies: 4.95 xFIP, .269 BABIP

Dodgers: 4.93 xFIP, .263 BABIP

 

Best K-BB% (2019)

Andrew Heaney (2 starts): 43.9 – 2.4 = 41.5%

Gerrit Cole: 37.4 – 6.5 = 31%

Matt Boyd: 30.8 – 6.3 = 24.4%

Jacob deGrom: 28.9 – 7.6 = 21.3%

Brandon Woodruff: 28.3 – 8.1 = 20.1%

Clayton Kershaw: 23.9 – 3.9 = 20%

 

Worst K-BB% (2019)

Brett Anderson: 11.9 – 10.1 = 1.7%

Erick Fedde (3 starts): 14.6 – 12.6 = 1.9%

Antonio Senzatela: 13.7 – 10.4 = 3.3%

Ivan Nova: 13.5 – 7.4 = 6.1%

Nick Margevicius: 15.9 – 8.9 = 7%

Marco Gonzales: 15.9 – 7.6 = 8.2%

 

Highest hard hit % (2018-2019)

Homer Bailey: 43%

Michael Pineda: 41.5%

Tyler Mahle: 40.9%

Jose Ureña: 39.8%

Andrew Heaney: 39%

Merrill Kelly: 38.7%

 

Highest xFIPs (2018-2019)

Drew Pomeranz: 5.16 xFIP

Nick Margevicius: 5.03 xFIP

Michael Pineda: 4.79 xFIP

Merrill Kelly: 4.67 xFIP

Antonio Senzatela: 4.6 xFIP

Homer Bailey: 4.6 xFIP

 

Lowest xFIPs (2018-2019)

Jacob deGrom: 2.80 xFIP

Gerrit Cole: 2.89 xFIP

Brandon Woodruff: 3.52 xFIP

Andrew Heaney: 3.62 xFIP

Mike Soroka: 3.63 xFIP

Domingo German: 3.86 xFIP

 

Highest barrel rate

Andrew Heaney (2 starts): 12.2%

Zach Plesac (2 starts): 9.1%

Yonny Chirinos: 7.7%

Rick Porcello: 6.6%

Ivan Nova: 6.4%

Drew Pomeranz: 6.3%

 

Lowest barrel rate

Mike Soroka: 1.7%

Lance Lynn: 2.5%

Brandon Woodruff: 3.2%

Homer Bailey: 3.3%

Marcus Stroman: 3.4%

Jacob deGrom: 3.8%

 

Best hitting environments

Houston (roof likely closed): 89 degrees, 50% humidity, 8 mph wind from LF

Texas: 86 degrees, 52% humidity, 11 mph to right center

Miami (roof likely closed): 86 degrees, 69% humidity, 9 mph to left center

Kansas City: 84 degrees, 51% humdity, 10 mph in from CF

Detroit: 76 degrees, 40% humidity, 12 mph wind to LF

 

No weather concerns.

 

Best umps for pitchers (as of 3:30 p.m. EST)

Chad Fairchild (CWS @ KC): 1.12x K, .97x BB

Jeff Nelson (TB @ BOS): 1.11x K, .91x BB

Angel Hernandez (CIN @ PHI): 1.11x K, .88x BB

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