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Game 86 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ Miami Marlins

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The Rays go for another Citrus Series victory

San Diego Padres v Miami Marlins Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Matt Andriese 49 21.3% 5.5% 3.48 .238 0.6 19/4
Jose Urena 94 19.4% 5.4% 3.68 .254 1.4 16/16

Jose Urena Scouting Report

It’s been an inconsistent season for Urena thus far in 2018 as sometimes he can look like an ace on the mound and dominate an opposing lineup, while at others as struggles to get past the 5th inning. He returns from a brief stay on the disabled list thanks to what has determined to be a minor shoulder injury this afternoon, with his last start coming on June 20th when he allowed five runs on eight hits, working 5 23 innings against the San Francisco Giants. He also walked two and struck out five during the outing.

His pitch repertoire, per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Slider (87mph), also mixing in a Change (91mph).

His fourseam fastball has heavy sinking action, has an obvious tail, generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has well above average velo. His slider generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sliders, has much less depth than expected, is much harder than usual and has primarily 12-6 movement. His change is thrown extremely hard, has a lot of backspin and has slight armside fade.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .324 .274 .321 .437 16.7% 4.6% 7 198
RHB .277 .233 .303 .337 22.2% 6.4% 2 189
TTO - - - - - - - -
1ST .285 .221 .292 .362 22.2% 5.6% 4 144
2ND .270 .226 .291 .331 19.4% 6.3% 2 144
3RD .382 .352 .385 .528 14.6% 6.7% 3 96