After going 2-1 yesterday, here are three new MLB Prop Plays on Monkey Knife Fight for a slower Thursday around the Majors.
Patrick Corbin- Washington Nationals- Over 5.5 Strikeouts versus the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Patrick Corbin is averaging 10.3 strikeouts per nine innings while fanning 50 batters in 43.2 innings of work thus far. The 29-year old has whiffed six or more hitters on six of his eight starts this season.
The Dodgers are ranked 20th in strikeouts as a team this year, fanning 306 times which is respectable, however, I have a feeling Corbin will raise his game for this start at Dodger Stadium in a Nationals uniform.
Corbin is being paid like a big game pitcher, so it’s time for the hurler to pitch like one. Take the over with some confidence.
Chris Bassitt- Oakland Athletics- Over 5.5 Strikeouts versus the Cincinnati Reds.
Once again, I like the over on this one as Chris Bassitt has been phenomenal in his first three starts of the season for the A’s. Bassitt sports a tidy 2.12 Earned Run Average while averaging 11.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
The 30-year old has fanned six or more on all three occasions he has toed the rubber his season. The hurler notched a season-high nine Ks versus the Blue Jays on April 28th.
Shockingly the Reds are in the middle of the pack in terms of strikeouts, ranking 17th in the Majors with 316. Look for Bassitt to dominate the lowly Reds while striking out the over on this prop play.
Alex Bregman- Houston Astros- Over 1.5 Hits/Walks versus the Texas Rangers
Alex Bregman has been on fire over the past seven games, hitting .310 with six homers. However, something will have to give when he battles Rangers southpaw Mike Minor.
Minor has been impressive of late, fanning 22 while only surrendering a lone run in his last two outings. Minor has already beaten the Astros once this season, during that meeting Bregman notched a single.
For his career, Bregman is batting .305 with 20 home runs in 458 plate appearances versus lefty pitching. The third baseman has been a homer machine of late and is a solid prop pick for the over today regardless of who is on the bump.
Clayton is a baseball lifer who hails north of the border, his Blue Jays works can be found at Jays Journal where he is the site co-editor. Clayton is branching into DFS with Win Daily where he will look to apply his baseball and fantasy knowledge moving forward.