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Nico Hoerner will be up against starting pitcher Cole Ragans on Friday (at 2:20 PM ET) when the Chicago Cubs play the Kansas City Royals at Wrigley Field.
Game Info and Nico Hoerner Props
- Day: Friday, August 18, 2023
- Time: 2:20 PM ET
- TV Channel: MLB Network
- Hits Prop: Over/under 2 hits (Over odds: +155)
- Home Runs Prop: Over/under 1 home run (Over odds: +700)
- Total Bases Prop: Over/under 2 total bases (Over odds: -103)
Nico Hoerner Stats
- Hoerner has 131 hits and an OBP of .342 to go with a slugging percentage of .404 this season.
- He ranks 23rd in batting average, 47th in on base percentage, and 102nd in slugging in baseball.
- In 73.9% of his games this season (82 of 111), he has collected at least one hit, and in 38 of those contests (34.2%) he recorded multiple hits.
- He has homered in 8.1% of his games this season, including 1.8% of his trips to the plate.
- Hoerner has picked up an RBI in 35 games this season (31.5%), including more than one RBI in 14.4% of his games and producing three or more of his team’s runs on five occasions..
Royals Pitching Stats and Rankings
- The eight K/9 rate put together by the Royals pitching staff ranks 27th in the majors.
- The Royals’ 5.16 team ERA ranks 28th in MLB.
- The Royals rank 21st in baseball in home runs given up with 152 (1.2 per game).
- The Royals will send Ragans (3-4) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
- The 25-year-old has pitched in 21 games this season with a 4.21 ERA, 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .241.
Hoerner’s recent games
- vs. White Sox on August 16: 0-for-2, 1 K, 1 BB
- vs. White Sox on August 15: 2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 SB
- at Blue Jays on August 13: 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 BB
- at Blue Jays on August 12: 2-for-4, 1 R, 1 K
- at Blue Jays on August 11: 2-for-5, 1 R, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 SB
- at Mets on August 9: 1-for-3, 1 K, 2 BB
- at Mets on August 8: 1-for-4, 1 K, 1 SB
- at Mets on August 7: 2-for-4, 1 R, 2 K
- vs. Braves on August 6: 0-for-3, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 SB
- vs. Braves on August 5: 0-for-4, 1 R, 2 K, 1 BB
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