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Game 100 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

The New York Yankees come to town for a three game set

MLB: All Star Game Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Hunter Wood 13.1 21.1% 10.5% 4.66 .216 0 8/1
Luis Severino 128.1 28.7% 6.4% 2.74 .208 4 20/20

Luis Severino Scouting Report

The ace of the Yankees rotation, Severino has been incredible thus far in 2018. The young 24 year old hurler has showed some signs of mortality allowing seven runs over his past two outings, lasting just five innings in each start. His last outing came on the 12th in Cleveland where he surrendered four runs on nine hits, while he walked one and struck out one over five innings pitched.

His repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (98mph) and Slider (88mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph).

His fourseam fastball is thrown at a speed that’s borderline unfair, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His slider is thrown extremely hard, sweeps across the zone, has exceptional depth and results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders. His change is much firmer than usual and has a lot of backspin.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .255 .205 .277 .289 29.4% 8.4% 3 214
RHB .258 .210 .253 .336 28.1% 4.9% 7 288
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .251 .179 .261 .296 33.3% 10.0% 4 180
2ND .220 .174 .235 .253 28.3% 6.1% 2 180
3RD .321 .295 .316 .430 24.8% 2.3% 4 133

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

NEW YORK YANKEES TAMPA BAY RAYS
Brett Gardner - LF Kevin Kiermaier - CF
Aaron Judge - RF Matt Duffy - 3B
Didi Gregorius - SS Jake Bauers - 1B
Giancarlo Stanton - DH Ji-Man Choi - DH
Aaron Hicks - CF Joey Wendle - LF
Gary Sanchez - C Daniel Robertson - 2B
Greg Bird - 1B Mallex Smith - RF
Miguel Andujar - 3B Willy Adames - SS
Neil Walker - 2B Jesus Sucre - C
Luis Severino - RHP Hunter Wood - RHP