Brandon Woodruff- Milwaukee Brewers – Over 5.5 Strikeouts versus the Washington Nationals.
This prop is a match made in heaven as Brandon Woodruff is averaging 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings and has fanned six or more batters in six of his seven starts this season.
Woodruff and his propensity for the strikeout is an even stronger play when coupled with the fact that the Nationals rank third in the majors with 350 strikeouts. As a team, the Nationals squad is averaging 10 whiffs per contest this season.
The Brewers hurler is coming off two consecutive starts where he allowed one earned run and averaged 6.5 strikeouts in his last two appearances.
Take Woodruff and the over with confidence.
Kyle Gibson- Minnesota Twins- Over 4.5 Strikeouts versus the Toronto Blue Jays
Look for Kyle Gibson to exploit the Toronto Blue Jays and their anemic offense today. The Twins have lulled the Jays bats to sleep thus far, notching back-to-back shutouts while punching out 16 batters in the first two games of the series north of the border.
The Blue Jays are fourth in the majors in strikeouts with 349 and rank 25th in home runs. Gibson is averaging 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings and has eclipsed five or more whiffs in four of his six starts this season.
Gibson faced the Jays on April 16th allowing four earned runs while fanning four in that outing. The Jays’ bats are currently sputtering and I fully expect Gibson to exceed 4.5 strikeouts this time around.
Luke Voit- New York Yankees- Over 1.5 Total Bases versus Seattle Mariners
Luke Voit will face southpaw Yusei Kikuchi for the first time in his career. The slugger is averaging just over 1.8 bases per contest this season, however, the lefty/righty matchup tips the scale into Voit’s favor, making this a worthwhile play.
Voit is hitting .307/.346/.653 with 15 extra base hits in 52 career games versus lefties. Right-handed batters are hitting a respectable .264 versus Kikuchi this season and all five of his homers allowed have been from the right side of the plate.
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.