I don’t know about you, but we are entering into a great time to be a sports fan. We have college football on the screens today, along with Major League Baseball, and Week 1 of the NFL season is right around the corner. Before diverting your attention to your best college football bets of the day, let’s dive into some MLB player props over at Underdog Fantasy. My best bets of the day on Underdog Fantasy feature Bobby Witt Jr. against the Seattle Mariners, Julio Urias against the Boston Red Sox, and Kyle Bradish taking on the Colorado Rockies. Of course, don't forget to check out the latest MLB weather report and the confirmed MLB lineups when placing those MLB betting picks. Furthermore, our MLB daily projections and MLB Batter vs Pitcher page will help uncover the best matchups for MLB player props and your MLB DFS lineups. Let's dive into the top MLB player picks on Underdog Fantasy for Saturday, August 26th.


Bobby Witt Jr., Kansas City Royals - HIGHER than 7.5 Fantasy Points

First and foremost, Witt is 5-for-6 in his home run against Logan Gilbert for his career, and this year, he’s a perfect 3-for-3 against him this season. Witt is hitting .274 with an .816 OPS against right-handed pitching, and overall for the month of August, he’s slashing .359/.410/.707 with eight home runs and eight stolen bases. He’s been a fantasy points machine of late, and this line of 7.5 is simply too low, even in a tougher matchup against Gilbert. The Seattle right-hander has been knocked around a bit since the All-Star break, posting a 4.08 ERA and 45 hits allowed over 39.2 IP, but we are taking this prop today on the back of Witt Jr. and his ability to rack up fantasy points in bunches. With his propensity to run, perhaps a walk or a hit, with a stolen base and a run scored, and guess what, WE CASHIN’ BABY!

Julio Urias, Los Angeles Dodgers - HIGHER than 16.5 Pitching Outs

Urias’ 6.80 ERA on the road is a far, far cry from his 2.30 ERA at home, but across his nine road starts this year, he’s surpassed this line in five of them, including doing so in two of his last three road starts. He’s completed six innings in four of his last five starts, and Boston’s inability to draw a walk this month against August (5.2% BB%) should help keep the pitch count down. Boston has been striking out a lot against lefties, but Urias has never been a monster strikeout guy, so I wouldn’t be concerned with that driving up his pitch count. Ever since allowing eight earned runs to the Orioles on July 19, Urias has posted a 2.03 ERA, 3.14 FIP, and 0.90 WHIP.

Kyle Bradish, Baltimore Orioles - HIGHER than 6.5 Strikeouts

I would have loved to get this at six, but at 6.5, there’s enough wiggle room to win here. Bradish has at least seven strikeouts in three of his last four starts, posting a 13.6 percent SwStr%. Bradish has been excellent at home this year, posting a 2.18 ERA, and while he only has a 21.3 percent strikeout rate at home this year, he’s posted at least seven strikeouts in three of his last four home outings. So, why do we like this play so much today? The answer is that he’s facing the Colorado Rockies, a team that has the highest strikeout rate in Major League Baseball this month against right-handed pitching. For the 2023 season as a whole, they have the fourth-highest strikeout rate against right-handed pitching, and the worst strikeout rate when on the road. Bradish could be in line for a very big day in the strikeout department.

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