Underdog Fantasy MLB Picks - Best Picks & Plays for September 5: Mike Trout and Andrew Heaney Headline Monday's Top Props
Published: Sep 04, 2022
Updated: Sep 06, 2022
We have six games this Monday, September 5th, which also happens to be labor day. It’s a fantastic slate without any top-tier pitchers, at least in terms of name value. There are a lot of elite MLB player props to take advantage of on Underdog Fantasy. Check back with our MLB Weather Center for more details surrounding the latest MLB weather report as MLB daily fantasy lineup lock approaches. To get all the confirmed lineups across baseball, check out the MLB Lineups page as well. To get projections and generate one or multiple daily fantasy baseball lineups, take a look at our MLB daily projections and MLB DFS Lineup Generator. Now let’s dive into the top MLB daily picks and MLB player props for Underdog Fantasy tonight!
Underdog Fantasy MLB Player Props September 5
Mike Trout OVER 1.5 total bases
This is an absolutely terrible spot for Tyler Alexander and quite a good spot for Mike Trout. There has been nothing going right for Tyler Alexander since the All-star break. He has a 12.1% K-rate, 5.02 ERA, 1.67 HR/9, 42.5% flyball rate, and a 40% hard-hit rate. Those are just since the break. Sheesh. Let’s not fail to mention how good right-handed bats have been against him. They have a .198 ISO, .484 SLG%, and .347 wOBA this year. Nine of the 11 home runs he’s allowed have been versus righties, too.
On the Trout side of things, well, he’s Mike Trout. But also, he’s dominating left-handed pitching this season. He has a .313/.436/.566 slash along with a .253 ISO, and .427 wOBA. Trout has also been unreal at home, posting a 1.129 OPS and .469 wOBA compared to a .792 OPS and .339 wOBA on the road.
Andrew Heaney OVER 7.0 strikeouts
It’s been quite the resurgence for Andrew Heaney this year as he’s on quite a good stretch right about now. He’s struck out eight or more batters in three consecutive outings, twice notching 10 punch outs. Now that his pitch count has settled at 85 or more, this is a comfortable strikeout number to get for Heaney. Heaney, on the year, has a 35.4% K-rate, which is as elite as it gets.
Heaney matches up against a Giants offense that hasn’t found a whole lot of success since the trade deadline. They’re an offense that can hit lefties at times, but they’ve struck out against them a LOT, notching a 25% K-rate since the deadline. Heaney’s in a great spot to once again have a fantastic outing.
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