It is Saturday, May 21, and there are 16 MLB games today, including one double header after a random May snow storm postponed the Colorado Rockies game yesterday! The first MLB game of the day starts at 1:05 PM EST. Every day, we provide a list of the best MLB prop bets available. Here are today’s top MLB player prop bets for maximum profit. If you’re new and wondering the best way to start betting for profit, take a look at our useful getting started with baseball betting guide! And if you enjoy this article, make sure to share it!
Today’s Best MLB Player Prop Bets: Free MLB Bets & Predictions
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Jose Quintana (PIT) Under 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Jose Quintana and the Pittsburgh Pirates will be facing the St. Louis Cardinals. Quintana has a 2.19 ERA and 20.1% strikeout rate. Quintana has been averaging 0.8 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.5 innings which seems unlikely. The Cardinals have a 19.1% strikeout rate and 10.8% swinging strike rate as well as a 14.0 ISO. Available at FanDuel for -148 and PointsBet for -159.
Elieser Hernandez (MIA) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Elieser Hernandez and the Miami Marlins will be facing the Atlanta Braves. Elieser Hernandez has a 6.15 ERA and 19.5% strikeout rate. Hernandez has been averaging 0.9 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 5.0 innings which is extremely likely. The Braves have a 26.3% strikeout rate and 13.3% swinging strike rate as well as a 16.9 ISO. Available at FanDuel for +108.
Joe Ryan (MIN) Over 4.5 Total Strikeouts
Joe Ryan and the Minnesota Twins will be facing the Kansas City Royals. Joe Ryan has a 2.39 ERA and 24.2% strikeout rate. Ryan has been averaging 1.0 strikeouts per inning, which would require him to go at least 4.7 innings which is extremely likely. The Royals have a 20.2% strikeout rate and 11.5% swinging strike rate as well as a 12.1 ISO. Available at PointsBet for -150 and DraftKings for -150.
Sheldon Neuse (OAK) Under 0.5 Total Runs
Sheldon Neuse and the Oakland Athletics will be facing the Los Angeles Angels. Neuse has a 32.4% on base percentage, 0.362 SLG, and 0.262 batting average. Neuse also has a 13.3% swinging strike percentage. Michael Lorenzen will be pitching for The Angels and has a 3.57 ERA, 17.3% strikeout rate, 4.16 xFIP and 1.02 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -180.
Kyle Farmer (CIN) Over 0.5 Total Hits
Kyle Farmer and the Cincinnati Reds will be facing the Toronto Blue Jays. Farmer has a 28.5% on base percentage, 0.339 SLG, and 0.226 batting average. Farmer also has a 74 wRC+. Alek Manoah will be pitching for The Blue Jays and has a 1.71 ERA, 23.8% strikeout rate, 3.71 xFIP and 0.64 HR/9. Available at DraftKings for -150 and BetMGM for -161.