Underdog Fantasy MLB Picks May 15: Bryce Harper Bounces Back From Bench-Clearing Ejection
Dan Servodidio brings you his top MLB player picks & plays at Underdog Fantasy for Monday, May 15th, including Bryce Harper and Grayson Rodriguez.
Welcome to a new week of Major League Baseball as we have a solid slate of Monday night games to dive into. Let's find some MLB Underdog Fantasy picks and MLB player props to target tonight with some intriguing matchups on tap. Our top MLB picks on Underdog feature Philadelphia Phillies OF Bryce Harper as he looks to rebound from yesterday's ejection and bench-clearing incident. Plus, we're fading Baltimore Orioles SP Grayson Rodriguez for our other MLB Underdog pick tonight. Check out these free MLB player props and MLB daily picks on Underdog Fantasy for “Pick'Em” contests tonight. 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 picks on Underdog Fantasy for Monday, May 15th.
MLB Underdog Fantasy Top Picks May 15
Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies – OVER 1.5 Hits+Runs+RBI
Sunday was undoubtedly frustrating for Bryce Harper, who went 0-for-3 at the plate and then got ejected for charging at Colorado Rockies pitcher Jake Bird. Let’s bank on Harper responding positively to that benches-clearing incident with the Philadelphia Phillies starting up a series against the San Francisco Giants. Despite going hitless yesterday, Harper is still hitting .333 with a .973 OPS since returning from injury at the start of May. He had over 1.5 combined hits/runs/RBI in seven of the previous eight games before Sunday. Tonight, Harper will face Giants starter Alex Wood, whom he’s hitting .375 (9-for-24) off of in their careers. Wood likely won’t pitch deep as he’s recently returned from injury, so then it’s the San Fran bullpen and its 5.95 ERA presenting a favorable matchup. Hopefully, Harper’s outburst yesterday ignites the Phillies offense and his own bat starting tonight.
Grayson Rodriguez, Baltimore Orioles – UNDER 5.5 Strikeouts
There’s no denying Grayson Rodriguez’s talent upside as one of the top MLB prospects pitching in the majors this season. Even so, this strikeout line seems a touch too high considering the matchup. The Los Angeles Angels have a middle-of-the-pack 22.6% strikeout rate this season against right-handed pitching (17th-highest in MLB). That K rate has dropped to 21.8% to righties over the past two weeks. It’s basically just an average matchup for opposing pitchers when it comes to strikeouts. As for Rodriguez, he’s gone under 5.5 strikeouts in only three of seven starts this year but he’s notched just three and four Ks in the past two outings. When looking at some of his higher K performances, it’s important to note that two came against the Detroit Tigers and one against the Oakland Athletics – both strikeout-prone offenses. The Angels should present a more formidable challenge for Rodriguez, like his last two lower-K outings vs Tampa Bay and Kansas City.
Other MLB Underdog Picks:
- Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks – OVER 0.5 Singles
- Michael Wacha, San Diego Padres – UNDER 4.5 Strikeouts
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