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MLB Thursday: Phils vs Marlins, Kyle Gibson vs Sandy Alcantara on bump, Bryce Harper vs Jazz Chisholm at bat

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins, 6:40 pm EDT.

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The Philadelphia Phillies will face off against the Miami Marlins at LoanDepot park. The Phillies offense will be led by Bryce Harper, who ranks as the #6-best hitter in baseball according to THE BAT X. Given Harper's profile and today's matchup specifics, THE BAT X expects him to average a 0.365 wOBA, 0.262 AVG, and 0.19 HRs. On the other side, Jazz Chisholm (THE BAT X's #56 hitter in MLB) will bolster the Marlins lineup. He projects for a 0.322 wOBA, 0.229 AVG, and 0.16 HRs.

Phillies Insights:

  1. Rhys Hoskins projects as the 17th-best home run hitter in the majors, via THE BAT X.

  2. THE BAT X projects Nick Castellanos as the 20th-best hitter in MLB when assessing his BABIP ability.

  3. The Philadelphia Phillies bullpen profiles as the 5th-best in Major League Baseball, via THE BAT.

Marlins Insights:

  1. THE BAT X projects Jorge Soler in the 91st percentile when it comes to his overall offensive skill.

  2. THE BAT projects Sandy Alcantara in the 92nd percentile when estimating his overall pitching talent level.

  3. Avisail Garcia hits a lot of his fly balls to center field (40% — 98th percentile) and is fortunate to face the game's 5th-shallowest CF fences today.

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