MLB Takeoff 9/5: Breakout Pitchers Everywhere


Note: The Boogie Factor has officially been launched. I want to give you a better understanding about this metric. It's something that we've been working on since the end of 2019 season. It's a metric that takes every single factor into account. We are talking about EVERYTHING. Exit velocity, Average batted ball distance, weather, stadium, air density, expected wOBA, not only ISO, but expected weighted ISOs, K%, matchup, XwOBA, XFIP, Money Lines, Oddsmakers expectations, etc. There isn't one category that will be unaccounted for. The only * I would put for now, is give it time to soak in a larger 2020 sample and we should be seeing amazing results for the rest of the season.



Primary Arms


L.Giolito: Seeing this guy finally live up to his prospect hype this season has been awesome. On the season he owns an xFIP of 3.24, K% of 34.4%, & induces a ton of soft contact (22.6%). Tonight he will look to continue his breakout season against the Royals who matchup poorly against RHP (RISO .161; K% 24.3%).


K.Maeda: He's been pitching well all season, but he's really turned up the heat over his last 3 starts as he has posted his best K numbersstriking out 12, 7, & 8 hitters respectively. He faces D