A small slate of games Monday as there are only seven games a going. There's still some data to be mined off course, and Ray Flowers has done just that in today's Daily Trends column.

DISH DIAMONDS – The Best Hitting Matchups of the Day
 
Chris Denorfia is giving pitchers fits this season. He's also got a history of success against Madison Bumgarner as he's hit .341 over 44 at-bats. He hasn't gone deep but he has stolen three bags.

Adam Dunn is batting .294 with a 1.010 OPS versus right-handed pitching. He faces Jake Odorizzi who hasn't exactly impressed this season. Tyler Flowers is batting .347 against right-handed pitching this season. Can't explain it so I wont try.

John Jay has 10 hits, including two bombs, in 28 at-bats versus Yovani Gallardo.

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Panda Express 

If you had to pick one, Pollock or Fuld?

Ray Flowers 

A Adler - Jaso can be a 2nd C in 12/15 tm lg. Solid, but not enough power to be really relevant.

A Adler 

Ray, John Jaso looks like a bargain for OAK, but will he get enough play to be useful?

Ray Flowers 

Steve Selbe - Grichuk is NL only material. Taveras is coming quickly.

Steve Selbe 

Any thoughts on Grichuk? Not looking to drop anyone good but just wondering if he is worth stashing if I have someone "cuttable"

A Adler 

Hmmm I think I am sold on Gray, Bumgarner and Samardzija!

Ray Flowers 

A Adler - Yes, Skaggs has looked good. Dont know if he can keep up his 58 percent ground ball rate. Also, a bit concerned that there haven't been any K's to speak of. Like him, but long way to go before I'm sold.

A Adler 

Just 1 more Q Ray, About Skaggs, he's looking great, but will the offense support his efforts?

Ray Flowers 

Matthew Kalina - I let the data lead me. I don't go in with preconceived notions.

Ray Flowers 

jhonny muriel - Denorfia has looked good. Still little power, and not huge steals outlook. Also, Maybin just got back and Quentin might be a few weeks away from a return to. At that point, Denorfia is going to lose PT. If you have to play one right now can do the move. I would still hesitate to though.

Ray Flowers 

Jeff Craig - We might have a diff of opinion here. Holiday is a career .311 hitters. He's at .272 this season. Also .268 vs Gallardo. Holliday is a career .387 OBP guy. His mark this year is .364. Vs Gallardo .353. The last two seasons his BB/K versus the lg is about 0.85. Against Gallardo it's 0.50. Also, eight Ks in 30 at-bats is one every 3.75 ABs. Career - 5.36. Small sample size for sure. Will give you that.

Ray Flowers 

A Adler - This piece is merely to point out interesting trends that I see. Holliday isn't doing that well this year. Striking out in more than 25% of his at-bats with a sub .270 average is very un-Holiday like. Gallardo gives up bombs, always has, and that has led to the decent power numbers, but the rest still isn't positive.

A Adler 

Didn't mean to dbl post on YO, just thought to point out that it looks like TAM. @CWS is going to be a postpone from weather!

A Adler 

Ok Ray, Now make up your mind. Is Gallardo going to kill STL Batting? I get the hint that Holliday and Molina ae K ing out a bunch, but they're also hitting well with Holliday:3 HR,.267, Molina 2 HR 6 RBI .242, and also Jon Jay at 2 HR 5 RBI and .357 in 140 AB and 39 hits, isn't that a .280 cum. avg?

Matthew Kalina 

Well obviously you pick stats that defend your argument (as numbers lie), so I think you have your answer on Yo.

jhonny muriel 

Drop bj upton and keep donorfia?..upton is killing my team

Jeff Craig 

Holliday has a .986 OPS against Yo. Come on Ray, that's not struggling.

A Adler 

Ok Ray, Now make up your mind. Is Gallardo going to kill STL Batting? I get the hint that Holliday and Molina ae K ing out a bunch, but they're also hitting well with Holliday:3 HR,.267, Molina 2 HR 6 RBI .242, and also Jon Jay at 2 HR 5 RBI and .357 in 140 AB and 39 hits, isn't that a .280 cum. avg?


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