MLB Friday Stat Tips: Red Sox vs Yankees with Nathan Eovaldi facing Gerrit Cole on opening day
Red Sox Insights:
Nathan Eovaldi has a reverse platoon split and will be disadvantaged facing 7 same-handed hitters in this game.
Christian Arroyo is an extreme ground ball hitter and faces New York's #17-ranked infield defense in this matchup.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hits a lot of his fly balls to center field (39.4% — 93rd percentile) and faces MLB's 4th-deepest CF fences today.
Gerrit Cole's 97 mph fastball velocity since the start of last season ranks in the 99th percentile among starters.
Joey Gallo's 19.4% Barrel % grades out in the 98th percentile since the start of last season.
Projected catcher Kyle Higashioka projects as an elite pitch framer, per THE BAT projection system.
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