Patrick Wisdom has showed a lot of smart hitting.
Patrick Wisdom has showed a lot of smart hitting.@Cubs on Twitter

MLB Friday 4.22 Stat Insights: Pirates vs Cubs, Jose Quintana & Drew Smyly take hill; Patrick Wisdom hot

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 pm EDT

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Daniel Vogelbach and the Pirates go head-to-head against Patrick Wisdom and the Cubs today. Over the last 7 days Vogelbach has provided the bulk of the offense for Pirates. Meanwhile, it's been Wisdom who has been hot for the Cubs. Over the last week, he's batting .529 with 6 runs, 7 RBIs, and 2 home runs.

Pirates Insights:

  • Jose Quintana has compiled a 26% Strikeout% since the start of last season, checking in at the 82nd percentile.

  • Jose Quintana has averaged 11.8 outs per outing since the start of last season, grading out in the 4th percentile.

  • Jose Quintana has been lucky with his strikeouts since the start of last season, compiling an 11.2 K/9 despite THE BAT estimating his true talent level to be 8.71 — a 2.49 K/9 deviation.

Cubs Insights:

  • Willson Contreras has shown some good exit velocity statistics in recent games, averaging 116.2-mph on the top 5% of his batted balls in the past 7 days.

  • Patrick Wisdom has exhibited some good exit velocity metrics of late, compiling a 72.7% rate of 100+ mph balls in the air in the last 14 days.

  • Drew Smyly has a reverse platoon split and has the benefit of facing 1 same-handed bat in this game.

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