- Jose Berrios is making his 16th start of the season, and we’re focusing on his strikeout prop
- The Twins get the home-field advantage vs the White Sox – first pitch 8:10 EST
- The Twins are -102 underdogs for the win, with an O/U of 8.5 run
We’re focusing our attention on Jose Berrios props for Tuesday’s 15-game slate. While it can be tough to fade someone with a 60% season success rate, we’re looking into why the right-hander could have another tough outing vs the White Sox.
I gave you a win the last time out, and I’m looking to keep it going today by fading the Puerto Rican starter, and here’s why.
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Jose Berrios Props (7/6)
Under 5.5 Strikeouts (-110 @ FanDuel)
The former first-round pick has had a solid season, he has thrown 96 strikeouts across 94.1 IP with a 3.52 ERA and 1.11 WHIP.
However, just like many other aces around the league, Berrios seems to be another victim in the sticky stuff saga.
It’s clear that Berrios was using some form of sticky stuff leading up to the crackdown. Since then his average spin rate across all pitches has fallen to 2057, his lowest RPM since August of last year.
The lack of sticky stuff could have been a crucial factor to Berrios’ game strategy, struggling with command and striking out zero batters in his last start versus the White Sox, who he’ll face again today.
The Southside Slam
The White Sox have been solid throughout their 2021 campaign but have struggled in their last 10 with a 5-5 record.
However, from a strikeout perspective, the White Sox have been a tough matchup all year, particularly of late.
- On the season 57.8% of starters who faced Chicago went under their closing line
- Since early June, the last 22 pitchers to face them are 17-4-1 to the under (80.9%), including seven of the last eight
With that comes other notable hitting stats.
- 21 K% in the last 30 days, 25th lowest in MLB
- 10th highest wRC+
- 10.3% walk percentage, 7th highest
The sudden dip in Berrios’ spin is a reason for concern. Just in his second start since the crackdown he has a difficult time with command, ringing up zero batters vs the White Sox.
With a weather forecast calling for rain – and the lack of sticky stuff – look for the under as Berrios prepares for an immediate rematch with the White Sox.