The FAmily have been killing it on the MLB props so far this week between Dan Servodidio and Colby Conway they went 6-2 over the last 2 days so we’ll look to keep the good times going with some Underdog Fantasy MLB picks for May 17. After looking at the MLB player props over on Underdog, I uncovered some of my favorite picks of the day. Leading the way will be Nick Castellanos of the Philadelphia Phillies against the San Francisco Giants and Spencer Strider of the Atlanta Braves as he takes the mound against the Texas Rangers. Check out these free MLB player props and MLB daily picks on Underdog Fantasy for “Pick'Em” contests tonight. As always, we have plenty of tools for you to use, whether it be for your MLB bets or MLB DFS lineups, including our MLB weather report, our MLB lineups page, and our MLB daily projections. Without further ado, here are my favorite MLB picks of the day and top MLB player props over on Underdog Fantasy for May 17.


MLB Underdog Fantasy Top Picks May 17

Nick Castellanos, Philadelphia Phillies - Over 1.5 Total Bases

Through the middle of May Nick Castellanos 2nd season with the Phillies has been overall a success. He is hitting .305 with an OPS of .834 to go along with 5 home runs, and 25 RBIs. He also leads the team in total bases with 79 through 42 games played and its looking like he could get going again tonight. He's had a slow start to the series against the Giants with just one hit so far but when you hit as well as he does you can only slump for so long. A matchup against Ross Stripling should also help his cause as the Giants starter has an ERA of 7.14 on the season and has allowed 5 or more hits in his last 4 outings. I like the Phillies in general tonight but I favor Castellanos on Underdog this evening above the rest of the bunch. 

Spencer Strider, Atlanta Braves - Over 9 Strikeouts

One of the top names in the NL Cy Young race thus far is Spencer Strider who is having a massive season already. He sits at 4-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 0.92 WHIP heading into tonight's meeting with the Texas Rangers. Strider also has 79 strikeouts through 46.2 innings of work on the campaign and that has me interested in his props tonight. Strider has thrown at least 9 strikeouts in 7 of his 8 starts this season and the game he fell short he punched out 8 batters so there is some consistency on this prop bet. He is facing the Rangers tonight who have had a great offensive start to the season but they strikeout a bunch, 9.19 times per game to be exact. Only 6 teams in the MLB strikeout more than the Rangers currently so give me Strider to continue his impressive season with another big start on the mound tonight. 

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