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Texas Rangers - Team Total: 5.75
Jesse Chavez is a reverse splits right-hander, who is allowing a .377 wOBA to right-handers, with a .259 ISO. Carlos Gomez and Adrian Beltre are the two bats you can look at towards the right side, while the others are lefties. Beltre has a .354 wOBA and .235 ISO since coming back from the DL when facing right-handed pitchers. Gomez has a .380 wOBA and .259 ISO. Chavez is only allowing a .291 wOBA to lefties, but a 33% line drive rate and a xwOBA of .346. Regression is coming in that department, and may very well be tonight. Shin-Soo Choo has a .346 wOBA and .188 ISO off right-handers, while Rougned Odor and Nomar Mazara hover around a .200 ISO against right-handers. Chavez is a pretty standard arm, throwing his fastball 55% of the time, and his changeup near 20%. The Rangers eat up fastballs, and are middle of the road against sliders and changeups. They are one of the poorer teams against curveballs, so no worries for me here given Chavez throws it 6% of the time.