What To Expect From Missouri

What should Mississippi State expect to see from Missouri at the SEC Baseball Tournament.


Missouri Starting Pitcher:

Rob Zastryzny, who is projected to be a third to fourth round talent for the upcoming MLB Draft by Baseball America, is a 6-foot-3, 193-pound junior lefthanded pitcher who has been Missouri'S Friday night ace for most of the season. He is 2-9 with a 3.64 ERA. In SEC play he has thrown 61.1 innings, allowing 27 runs (22 earned) on 67 hits and 15 walks while striking out 58. His SEC ERA is 3.22.

In 6 of his 9 SEC starts he has allowed 3 or less runs. He actually has only had 2 poor outings in SEC play. He gave up 6 runs in 4 innings against Vanderbilt and 6 runs in 5.2 innings against Florida. Those were back-to-back games during the middle part of the season. In his other 7 starts he gave up a total of 10 earned runs in 51.1 innings, which is a 1.75 ERA.

Below is a table showing each of his SEC outings.

TEAM IP H R ER BB SO ERA
South Carolina 6.1 8 1 1 1 10 ...
Tennessee 6.2 5 3 3 4 4 ...
LSU 7.2 5 2 1 1 7 ...
Georgia 9.0 7 0 0 0 4 ...
Vanderbilt 4.0 8 6 6 4 6 ...
Florida 5.2 12 6 6 1 5 ...
Auburn 8.0 8 3 2 1 11 ...
Texas A&M 8.0 7 2 2 2 7 ...
Alabama 6.0 7 4 0 1 4 ...
TOTAL 61.1 67 27 22 15 58 3.22


Missouri Relief Pitchers:

If Rob Zastryzny has to be taken out of the game, there are six pitchers that Missouri normally uses in SEC games. Below are the pitchers and their stats in the last 3 SEC series.

  • 0.96 ERA - Junior RHP Keaton Steele - G 4, IP 9.1, H 8, R 4, ER 1, BB 3, SO 9
  • 4.50 ERA - Sophomore RHP John Miles - G 2, IP 2.0, H 3, R 1, ER 1, BB 1, SO 3
  • 7.37 ERA - Redshirt Junior LHP Jake Walsh - G 6, IP 7.1, H 10, R 8, ER 6, BB 2, SO 7
  • 7.50 ERA - Freshman RHP Ryan Phillips - G 2, IP 3.2, H 6, R 3, ER 3, BB 1, SO 3
  • 10.84 ERA - Freshman RHP Breckin Williams - G 3, IP 1.2, H 4, R 2, ER 2, BB 0, SO 3
  • 18.00 ERA - Sophomore RHP Jace James - G 2, IP 1.0, H 3, R 2, ER 2, BB 0, SO 1

  • Missouri Hitters:

    Below is how the Missouri hitters have hit the ball during the past 6 SEC games.

  • .444 - Junior righthand hitting Keaton Steele is 8-for-18, 5 RBI
  • .350 - Senior righthand hitting Scott Sommerfeld is 7-for-20, 2 RBI
  • .346 - Freshman lefthand hitting Josh Lester is 9-for-26, 4 RBI
  • .300 - Junior righthand hitting Shane Seogvia is 6-for-20, 4 RBI
  • .300 - Sophomore righthand hitting Jake Ivory is 3-for-10, 1 RBI
  • .292 - Junior righthand hitting Dillon Everett is 7-for-24, 0 RBI
  • .286 - Senior lefthand hitting Dane Opel is 6-for-21, 4 RBI
  • .190 - Junior lefthand hitting Dylan Kelly is 4-for-21, 4 RBI
  • .143 - Senior lefthand hitting Brandon Champagne is 3-for-21, 1 RBI
  • .000 - Sophomore Logan Pearson is 0-for-7, 1 RBI

  • How Missouri and MSU Match Up
    Missouri Category Mississippi State
    18-31 Record 40-16
    .247 Batting Average .295
    204 (4.2 pg) Runs 342 (6.1 pg)
    15 Home Runs 28
    .341 OB % .391
    20-35 Stolen Bases-Attempts 51-69
    157 (3.2 pg) Walks 248 (4.4 pg)
    352 (7.2 pg) Strikeouts 361 (6.4 pg)
    380 (7.8 pg) LOB 485 (8.7 pg)
    3.98 Team ERA 2.73
    5 Saves 17
    147 (3.0 pg) Walks 187 (3.3 pg)
    329 (6.7 pg) Strikeouts 457 (8.2 pg)
    .282 Batting Average Against .221
    .964 Fielding % .975


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