Chicago White Sox Vs Seattle Mariners – MLB Odds: White Sox vs. Mariners Predictions, Odds & Picks – 09/07/2022 The Chicago White Sox and Seattle Mariners meet on Wednesday afternoon in Seattle. With that in mind, it’s time to check out our MLB odds series, including the White Sox-Mariners prediction and pick below.
Chicago White Sox Vs Seattle Mariners
Chicago has had a brutal season by their preseason standards. Their 68-68 record puts them in third place in the AL Central, three games behind Cleveland and seven and a half games out of last place in the AL. It won’t be easy for this group as manager Tony La Russa has taken time away from the club to undergo treatment.
Seattle Mariners Kendrys Morales (8) During A Game Against The Chicago White Sox On April 7,
Seattle is coming off one of their best seasons in recent memory, and their 77-59 record puts them in second place in the AL West. While they have no chance of catching Houston in the division, Seattle is in safe hands with the second AL wild card spot, which would send the team to its first playoff appearance since 2001.
Chicago will send flamethrowing right-hander Michael Kopech to the mound with a 3.58 ERA in 23 starts. Kopech has been good, if not great, this season, and his pitches look as good as you would think to the naked eye. Kopech averages 95 mph on his fastball, and batters have hit just .196 on that pitch. Kopech’s slider posted the highest average against the opposition, but it was still only .221. So why does Kopech only have 98 strikeouts in 110.2 innings pitched? Kopech’s team is lower than Percy’s with a 12% walk rate, which ranks eighth in the league. Still, the results are solid, and Kopech’s expected ERA is much lower than the actual number.
Chicago’s bullpen wasn’t as good, ranking 21st in the league in ERA. Setup Kendall Graveman is a huge bright spot with a 2.54 ERA in 56 plate appearances. Graveman has been the best part of the bridge for closer Liam Hendricks, who is also having a solid season. Hendricks saved 30 games in 48 appearances, posting a 3.38 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 48 innings.
Chicago’s offense was one of the most feared groups early in the season, but injuries took their toll. However, the ensemble is strong when all the elements are in their place. Andrew Vaughn led the team with 15 home runs, adding 25 doubles and a .284 batting average. Jose Abreu has been the most consistent player in the lineup with 14 home runs, 32 doubles, 56 RBIs and a .309 average, all three leading the team. Luis Robert only played in 92 games, but in his limited time he hit 12 home runs and stole 11 bases. Gavin Sheets has been hot lately, hitting .320 over his last 15 games and hitting a season-high 12 home runs. Chicago’s .260 batting average is the third highest in the league.
Chicago White Sox Vs. Seattle Mariners (9/7/22)
Seattle acquired a top starting pitcher to change the team at the trade deadline in Luis Castillo. Castillo has been excellent since arriving, posting a 2.39 ERA in six starts for the club. Overall, Castillo has started 20 games this season with a 2.71 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 122.2 innings. Castillo’s fastball average is 97 mph, and 64 of his 133 strikeouts have come on the ball, with a .131 batting average against. Castillo threw his highest fastball percentage since the 2018 season, but this is his best fastball to date.
Seattle’s bullpen has been very good, with a 3.26 ERA that ranks seventh in the league. Eric Swanson came out of nowhere to post a 1.02 ERA with 56 strikeouts in 44 innings. Swanson’s splitter stunned opponents, holding them to a .100 batting average. Andres Munoz owns a triple-digit fastball, posting a 2.73 ERA with 87 strikeouts in 56 innings. Closer Paul Sewald reinvented himself in Seattle and posted a 2.41 ERA in 56 innings with 18 saves and 64 strikeouts.
Seattle’s offense relied on power, ranking tenth with 158 home runs and fourth with 492 hits. Eugenio Suarez leads the team with 25 home runs, 76 RBI, 23 doubles and 69 RBIs. Suarez is in the 90th percentile with a 12.2% walk rate and has provided excellent defense at the hot corner. Catcher Cal Raleigh leads the way at the position with 23 home runs, 18 doubles and above-average defense. Julio Rodriguez has cemented himself atop the Rookie of the Year race with 23 home runs, 24 stolen bases, a .270 batting average and the league’s best center fielder.