It was almost a clean sweep for us yesterday, as we hit two MLB player props, and pushed on the third. We’ll look to keep the good times rolling on this Sunday with some free MLB bets and player props on Underdog Fantasy. Before you get to setting your daily and seasonal fantasy baseball lineups, check out these free MLB player props and MLB daily picks on Underdog Fantasy for “Pick'Em” contests today. 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 props on Underdog Fantasy for Sunday, May 28th.
Yandy Diaz, Tampa Bay Rays - OVER 0.5 Singles
Let’s get the day started right away with a prop in the first game of the day! Diaz is a menace against right-handers, as he is hitting .346 against them this season, and he loves hitting at home, as seen by his .320 average, 1.010 OPS, and 189 wRC+. Diaz is hitting .333 in the month of May, and he is in a great spot today against Gavin Stone. The young Los Angeles right-hander hasn’t been gifted with easy matchups (vs. PHI, @ ATL) but he hasn’t helped himself either, posting a 2:7 K/BB ratio with 13 hits allowed across eight innings of work. In his two big league starts, he’s had a very, very hard time getting right-handers out, as they have a cool .500/.619/.688 slash line against him this season. Much like Diaz, the Tampa Bay offense as a whole is to be reckoned with at home, and Stone’s struggles this year don’t bode well for him in this pre-noon outing. Also, for what it’s worth, Diaz is hitting .348 in day games this year, so there’s that, too.
Lars Nootbaar, St. Louis Cardinals - OVER 1.5 Total Bases
Cleveland’s Hunter Gaddis is getting the ball today, and he has a 9.68 SIERA on the season and while he’s coming off arguably his best start of the year, it was against the White Sox, and every pitcher has had their way against that team this season. His other best outing of the year came against Oakland, and we don’t need to say more than that. If you remove those two starts, his other three starts (SEA, NYY, DET) have resulted in 15 earned runs on 21 hits with a 9:4 K/BB ratio across 11.2 innings of work. Left-handed hitters have a .404 SLG and .331 wOBA against him, and to Gaddis’ demise, Nootbar has an .821 OPS and .357 wOBA versus right-handed pitching this year. The St. Louis outfielder has loved road games this year, as he’s posted a .298 average, .862 OPS, and 137 wRC+ on the road this season. Nootbar went hitless yesterday, but he had a five-game hit streak working prior to that, and he slashed .450/.500/.700 during that stretch. Gaddis doesn’t miss many bats, and I expect good things to happen when Nootbar makes contact at the helm of the St. Louis lineup.
Daniel Lynch, Kansas City Royals - UNDER 4 Strikeouts
Lynch is ready for a full workload from a multi-start rehab assignment, and while this number may seem low, take a look at this matchup. The Nationals may not slug home run after home run against southpaws, but they just get it done against them, and better yet for today’s prop, they don’t strikeout. As a team against left-handers this season, they are hitting an even .300 with a 118 wRC+ and the league’s lowest strikeout rate at 17.4 percent! Lynch has a strikeout rate for his career of just 19.4 percent, but when pitching in his home park, it drops to an even lower 16.6 percent. In other words, he has a 6.8 K/9 at home for his career, not to mention a .304 BAA! In the month of May against southpaws, the Nationals have the sixth-lowest strikeout rate, the 14th-highest walk rate, and the fifth-best batting average. I can’t see Lynch striking out five or more Washington bats during his outing, especially if the Washington offense runs him out early.
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