By the Numbers - Early 5/16

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  • Nick Pivetta v. Andrew Cashner

Pivetta

  • Only goes about 5-6 innings per start, but does have K per inning upside
  • Gives up a hit per inning, walks a few batters, and has been allowing runs with 18 through 39 innings of work
  • In 2017 on his first taste of MLB action he allowed 20 home runs in 67 innings of work to right-handed hitters, which he has improved greatly this year. It’s definitely still concerning considering the right-handed power bats he faces today. 
  • Has 4 bad starts and 4 dominant ones in 2018 and 3 of the 4 came against the Braves with the other one coming against the Nationals
  • He has K upside against a high K team but also is home run prone against a team that hits homers. Very torn here as I can see it either way. I’d rather attack with power bats and not stack. He’ll likely get his Ks but may also give up a HR or two as well. 

Orioles: Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop

Cashner

  • Despite a hot start to 2018, not normally anywhere near this much Strikeout upside
  • Has allowed at least 3 runs in 5 straight games and usually only goes 5-6 innings
  • Has allowed 10 homers in 8 starts. Only one game he didn’t allow one
  • Lefties are slightly better, but both sides of the plate are a tad above average against him with power

Phillies: Carlos Santana, Odubel Herrera (Rhys Hoskins has not been showing upside)

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