Welcome to another full day of Major League Baseball games with a jam-packed afternoon slate. Let's dive right into the top MLB Underdog picks as you enjoy some day baseball. Our top MLB Underdog Fantasy plays for tonight feature Paul Goldschmidt leading the St. Louis Cardinals and then Texas Rangers pitcher Martin Perez having success on the mound. Check out free MLB player props and MLB daily picks on Underdog Fantasy for “Pick'Em” contests tonight. Don't forget to check out the latest MLB weather report and the confirmed MLB lineups when placing those MLB betting picks. Plus, the MLB daily projections and MLB Batter vs Pitcher page will help you find the best matchups for MLB player props and MLB DFS lineups. Now, let's dive into the top MLB player picks on Underdog Fantasy for Wednesday, April 19th.
MLB Underdog Fantasy Top Picks April 19
Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals – OVER 0.5 Singles
You always want to take MLB BvP stats with a grain of salt. In the case of Paul Goldschmidt vs. Madison Bumgarner, though, it’s more like a whole pound of salt that we have to consider. Goldy has smashed MadBum over the years, hitting .342 (26-for-76) with a 1.040 OPS across the veterans’ careers. Of those 26 career hits off Bumgarner, 15 were singles. That’s a huge sample size with proven success for Goldschmidt, so it’s impossible to ignore this particular Batter vs. Pitcher trend. For what it’s worth, Bumgarner faced the Cardinals twice last season. Here were Goldy's stat lines: 3-for-6 with a home run, four RBI, and two runs in Game 1; 1-for-4 with a home run in Game 2. Bumgarner has gotten off to a very shaky start this season with a 7.90 ERA and 2.12 WHIP over his first three outings. Goldschmidt, meanwhile, is batting .328 with hits in nine of his last 10 games.
Martin Perez, Texas Rangers – OVER 92.5 Pitch Count
The Kansas City Royals have been a team to target for opposing starting pitcher props lately, and we’ll do it today with Martin Perez. The Royals' offense has a 26.5% strikeout rate this season, which is the second-highest mark in the MLB. Against left-handed pitching, though, Kansas City’s K rate increases to a league-high 32% with a weak .259 wOBA and .188 batting average. Perez should have success in this favorable matchup. The Rangers’ southpaw has a 2.87 ERA through three starts with 16 strikeouts across 15.2 innings. He faced the Phillies, Cubs, and Astros – so things get a lot easier today vs. the Royals. His pitch counts in the first three starts were 90, 90, and 98. Ideally, he goes six strong innings with close to 100 pitches today.
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