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MLB Monday: Blue Jays vs Yankees stat insights, Alek Manoah vs Jameson Taillon; can Rizzo, Stanton stay hot?

Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees, 7:0510 pm EDT.

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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:

  1. 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.

  2. Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s 15.1% Barrel% is in the 92nd percentile since the start of last season.

  3. The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen profiles as the 10th-worst in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.

Yankees Insights:

  1. Jameson Taillon's 2418 rpm fastball spin rate since the start of last season ranks in the 84th percentile among starting pitchers.

  2. 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.

  3. 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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