After being away at the King’s Classic and Fantasy Football Expo, it feels good to be back examining the board of MLB player props over at Underdog Fantasy today. I included three MLB daily picks in this article, but the first two stand out above the other. First, we look to take advantage of a low line for Francisco Lindor. The New York Mets shortstop has good BvP numbers against Jake Odorizzi, not to mention a .333 batting average over his last 15 contests, and he could be an MLB DFS top play as well. Meanwhile, Carlos Rodón has a lengthy leash and the San Francisco Giants pitcher should pitch well against the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight. There’s even a bonus lean at the bottom involving a St. Louis slugger. Lindor and the Mets have some MLB weather report concerns tonight, so keep an eye on our weather center to see how things look closer to first pitch. If you want to add more MLB player props to increase your multiplier, check out our MLB daily projections and MLB Vegas odds to find the lines that you can exploit. Plus, check out confirmed MLB lineups before you lock in any daily fantasy baseball lineups or MLB betting picks. Now, here are my MLB best bets and favorite MLB player props over at Underdog Fantasy for Wednesday, August 17.
MLB Player Props Underdog Fantasy August 17
Francisco Lindor OVER 5.5 Fantasy Points
This line is just too low for a guy like Lindor, who can rack up fantasy points in a myriad of ways. First and foremost, he’s 11-for-28 with two home runs in his career against Atlanta Braves starter Jake Odorizzi – good for a .393 average and .467 wOBA. Lindor has an .829 OPS against right-handed pitching this season, and he’s hitting a cool .333 with a .426 OBP and .471 slugging percentage over his last 15 games. Odorizz, meanwhile, has a 4.15 ERA (4.96 FIP, 5.50 xFIP) through two starts with his new team. Once again, 5.5 fantasy points is too low for Lindor in this matchup. Keep an eye on the weather for this contest, though.
Carlos Rodón OVER 98.5 Pitches
I typically don’t play pitch count props all that much, but I have to admit, this one definitely caught my eye. In two earlier matchups against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Rodon has logged 101 and 99 pitches. Sticking on the Arizona train, the Diamondbacks have the 10th-highest strikeout rate versus lefties over the last 30 days, as well as the 13th-highest walk rate. Furthermore, the D-backs have the ninth-highest pitches-per-plate appearances mark on the season at 3.92. The veteran southpaw has surpassed this mark in five of his last eight games, and while the line is at 98.5, he’s logged at least 98 pitches in seven of his last eight starts. Give me the over here.
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