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Starting Rotation 6.17

Starting Rotation 6.17

It is a little bit of a slower day in the majors and we only have eight games tonight. We do have another Coors slate on our hands but it might not be the same "jam in the bats" game it normally can be. It may even be time to use a pitcher in Coors but we'll get to that and more in Starting Rotation 6.17! 

Starting Rotation 6.17 - Main Targets 

Brandon Woodruff 

Rockies Ranks vs Pitch Types - FB - 12th CB - 15th SL - 29th CH - 13th

It's not the most usual approach to use pitchers in Coors but Woodruff has been too good to pass up totally. The xFIP and FIP are 2.72 and 2.49 each while the ERA is only 1.52. His K rate is 31.5% and even though Colorado has a 20.4% K rate to righties at home, Woodruff still has the goods to overcome that. He's generated a 12.5% swinging-strike rate and a 31.6% CSW all while sporting a 47.6% ground ball rate. In addition to all of that, his hard-hit rate is only 26.7% and all of these metric...