MLB Opening Day Stat Tips: Brewers vs Cubs starts the season – Corbin Burnes up against Kyle Hendricks
Today's contest between the Cubs and the Brewers pits THE BAT's #2-ranked SP (Corbin Burnes) and against the #159-ranked SP (Kyle Hendricks). The rundown on Burnes tells us that he leans on his cutter fastball 52.4% of the time and keeps hitters off balance with a curveball (18.3%). Hendricks is a sinker guy (42.8%) who brings a changeup as his most-trusted secondary offering.
Corbin Burnes will hold the platoon advantage over 6 opposing batters today.
Keston Hiura has strong power (90th percentile) if he makes contact, but that's always far from assured (34.1% K%). Today, however, opposing pitcher Kyle Hendricks is a pitch-to-contact type (6th percentile K%) — great news for Hiura.
The 7.6% Barrel% of the Milwaukee Brewers makes them the #21 group of hitters in the majors since the start of last season by this metric.
Kyle Hendricks' 1941 rpm fastball spin rate since the start of last season ranks in the 5th percentile among SPs.
Patrick Wisdom's 97.4-mph exit velocity on fly balls ranks in the 96th percentile since the start of last season.
Nick Madrigal has a 99 percentile opposite-field rate on his fly balls (42.9%) and has to hit them towards MLB's 5th-deepest RF fences today.
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