Hey all, we are back with another installment of Home Run Derby. Yesterday we had to keep it short with the ISO report. Our top ISO stacks for early and main yesterday delivered. With the Giants coming through with 8 runs against the struggling Jimmy Nelson and the Oakland A’s dropping 11 runs. Let’s take a look at some of today’s top ISO stacks as well as some individual home run calls! We will stick to just main slate today.
Our top two ISO stacks actually come from the same game, with Toronto & Houston lefties. Starting with Toronto, Smoak and Biggio find themselves in a nice spot here carrying .250+ ISO themselves against Peacock and his .274 ISO allowed. Peacock has been slightly better this year against lefties with a .212 ISO, which is still not good though. Both Biggio and Smoak hit Peacocks main pitch, a 92 mph fastball, very well. With .350+ ISO and an average distance over 300 for each. On the flip side, we have one of our first home run calls. Let’s take a look.
Yordan Alvareaz– This kid has been as advertised and then some. Through is first 5 career games, he has 4 homers! He is a monster at 6’5 and has the power you would expect to come with that size. Look for Yordan to keep up his ridiculous start with yet another homer today.
Gary Sanchez– Sanchez and the Yanks are in the Chicago taking on Odrisamer Despaigne and the Chicago White Sox. Despaigne has made only one start this year, and while he only gave up 3 earned, the advanced numbers tell a different story. Despaigne has a 7.35 xFIP (!!), 60% fly ball rate and 89% contact rate.
In his first start, Despaigne relied heavily on a 92 mph fastball to righties, throwing it 37% of the time. Sanchez DESTROYS 92-94 mph fastballs from righties, with a .489 wOBA, monster .446 ISO and insane average distance of 379 feet!
To wrap things up, let’s take a look at our final player rankings. These are 100% stats and vegas based. Keep in mind sample sizes for both the pitchers and batters when utilizing these rankings. Good luck today!