If you were looking for some MLB picks for today’s full slate of baseball action, you have certainly come to the right place! My best plays of the day on Underdog Fantasy feature Juan Soto leading the San Diego Padres in a matchup against the Colorado Rockies, and Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ryan O’Hearn taking on Cristian Javier and the Houston Astros. As always, don't forget to check out the latest MLB weather report and the confirmed MLB lineups when placing those MLB picks today. Furthermore, our MLB daily projections and MLB Batter vs Pitcher page will help uncover the best matchups for your MLB DFS lineups this evening. Without further ado, let's dive into the top MLB player picks on Underdog Fantasy for Wednesday, September 20th.


MLB Underdog Fantasy Top Picks September 20

Juan Soto, San Diego Padres - HIGHER than 1.5 Hits+Runs+RBI

Yes, Chase Anderson just carved up the Giants at Coors Field, but he won’t be so lucky in this matchup, especially when Juan Soto enters the batter’s box. Left-handed bats have posted a .496 SLG, .372 wOBA, and 1.99 HR/9 against Anderson here in 2023. During Soto’s current eight-game hit streak, he’s slashing .452/.514/.903 with four home runs, 15 RBI, 10 runs scored, and he’s surpassed this line in all but one of those games. Soto has hit right-handed pitching at a .277 clip this year, not to mention a .964 OPS and .269 ISO. Only the Atlanta Braves have a higher implied run total than the Padres today, so in a game where the Padres should score some runs, Soto’s name should take center stage. I like the Padres offense as a whole tonight, with Soto being my preferred target for player props, especially at this line of 1.5 Hits+Runs+RBI.

Ryan O’Hearn, Baltimore Orioles - HIGHER than 1.5 Total Bases

Yes, O’Hearn had the five-hit game the other night, but he now has three multi-hit efforts in his last four games, and for the month of September overall, he’s slashing .375/.375/.625 with a .423 wOBA! In the month of September, he’s slashing 412/.412/.686 with a 1.098 OPS, .275 ISO, and 204 wRC+ against right-handed pitching, and guess who he gets today? I’m glad you asked! O’Hearn and the Orioles get Houston right-hander Cristian Javier, which is significant, because not only does Javier have a 6.28 ERA and 2.20 HR/9 over his last six starts, but left-handed hitters have been his kryptonite this season. For the 2023 season, lefties have a .282 average, .497 SLG, and .362 wOBA against Javier. Over his last eight starts, dating back to the beginning of August, lefties have a .284/.369/.514 slash line against Javier, not to mention a .377 wOBA. O’Hearn is swinging a hot bat in the middle of the Baltimore lineup, and in a matchup that is advantageous for him, we’ll bank on a big day from the 30-year-old lefty.

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