MLB Monday: Blue Jays vs Yankees stat insights, Alek Manoah vs Jameson Taillon; can Rizzo, Stanton stay hot?
The Blue Jays are scheduled to start Alek Manoah (0-0, 0.00 ERA) against Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon (0-0, 0.00 ERA) on Monday. This will be the first start of the season for both Manoah and Taillon. Manoah recorded the win in his last outing, as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 10-1. He pitched 7 innings allowing 1 earned run with 1 hit. He also recorded 10 strikeouts with 1 walk. The last time Taillon took the mound, the Yankees defeated the Rays 1-0. He finished with 3.33 IP, 2 K, 1 BB, while allowing 0 Earned Runs on 2 Hits. Manoah projects for 4.43 innings pitched with 2.2 ER, 3.8 Hits, 5 Strikeouts, and 2.2 Walks, according to THE BAT. Meanwhile, THE BAT projects Taillon's average outcome is 4.57 IP, 2.3 ER, 4.4 H, 4.1 strikeouts, and 1.4 walks.
Blue Jays Insights:
Alek Manoah has utilized his fastball a lot since the start of last season, though: 62.5% of the time, grading out in the 96th percentile.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s 15.1% Barrel% is in the 92nd percentile since the start of last season.
The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen profiles as the 10th-worst in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.
Jameson Taillon's 2418 rpm fastball spin rate since the start of last season ranks in the 84th percentile among starting pitchers.
Giancarlo Stanton's 95.2-mph average exit velocity is one of the best in Major League Baseball since the start of last season: 100th percentile.
DJ LeMahieu has a 100 percentile opposite-field rate on his fly balls (46.9%) and gets to hit them towards baseball's 6th-shallowest RF fences today.
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