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Game 132 Preview: Tampa Bay Rays @ Atlanta Braves

The Rays hope their winning ways continue in Atlanta

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Starting Pitchers

Matchup

Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Pitcher IP K% BB% FIP AVG fWAR G/GS
Ryne Stanek 53.1 31.0% 10.0% 3.36 .180 1.1 44/21
Julio Teheran 140.2 22.2% 11.4% 5.00 .197 0.4 25/25

Julio Teheran Scouting Report

He was once one of the premier prospects in all of baseball, topping out at 5th overall following the 2011 season. He has given the Braves several seasons of solid performance on the mound, however, the 2018 season has been his worst in the majors. His walk rate may be one of the main culprits as it has ballooned over his career norms this season.

He has been a nice little run as of late for Atlanta, allowing four runs over his last 20 innings pitched. His last outing came on the 22nd in Pittsburgh against the Pirates where he allowed a run on two hits, while he walked one and struck out five over seven innings pitched.

His repertoire per Brooks Baseball

In 2018, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), Sinker using a Two-seam Fastball grip (90mph) and Slider(81mph), also mixing in a Change (83mph) and Curve (73mph).

His fourseam fastball generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers, has some natural sinking action, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ fourseamers and has slightly below average velo. His sinker generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers’ sinkers, has slight armside run, has slightly below average velo and has some natural sinking action. His slider generates a high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers’ sliders and has below average velo. His change has slight armside fade. His curvecomes in below hitting speed, has little depth, results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers’ curves and has slight glove-side movement.

Splits

. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
. wOBA AVG OBP SLG K% BB% HR TBF
LHB .319 .204 .343 .378 17.6% 17.3% 9 284
RHB .284 .191 .257 .404 26.6% 5.7% 14 297
TTO as SP - - - - - - - -
1ST .291 .183 .286 .374 26.7% 11.6% 10 225
2ND .325 .205 .306 .452 22.6% 11.5% 11 217
3RD .275 .200 .304 .319 14.5% 15.5% 2 138

Starting Lineups

Today's Lineups

RAYS BRAVES
Joey Wendle - 2B Ronald Acuna - LF
Matt Duffy - 3B Ender Inciarte - CF
Jake Bauers - 1B Freddie Freeman - 1B
Tommy Pham - LF Nick Markakis - RF
Kevin Kiermaier - CF Johan Camargo - 3B
Willy Adames - SS Kurt Suzuki - C
Brandon Lowe - RF Ozzie Albies - 2B
Michael Perez - C Dansby Swanson - SS
Ryne Stanek - RHP Julio Teheran - RHP