Underdog Fantasy MLB Picks May 25: Logan Gilbert Racks Up Strikeouts vs Oakland Athletics
Dan Servodidio brings you his top MLB player picks & plays at Underdog Fantasy for Thursday, May 25th, including Logan Gilbert and Thairo Estrada.
It's a small slate of Major League Baseball games on Thursday night, but we still have plenty of MLB Underdog picks and MLB player props to lock in. Tonight's top MLB prop bets on Underdog Fantasy feature Seattle Mariners pitcher Logan Gilbert facing the Oakland Athletics. Also, let's target San Francisco Giants infielder Thairo Estrada against the Milwaukee Brewers and Julio Teheran. Check out these free MLB player props and MLB picks on Underdog Fantasy as you enter “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 Thursday, May 25th.
MLB Underdog Fantasy Top Picks May 25
Thairo Estrada, San Francisco Giants – OVER 1.5 Hits+Runs+RBI
It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it looks like Julio Teheran will be getting the start tonight for the Milwaukee Brewers. Yep, the same guy who hasn’t pitched in the major leagues since 2021 and had a 10.05 ERA in his last full season as a starter (2020). Maybe Teheran surprises us all and turns back the clock, but let’s fade him tonight against the San Francisco Giants. The player prop we’ll target features Thairo Estrada, who’s batting .309 this season while being one of San Fran’s more consistent hitters. Estrada has a .300 BA over the past seven games with four runs scored and three RBI in this span. He’s gone over 1.5 combined hits+runs+RBI in six of the past seven games as well. Estrada usually hits near the top of the Giants lineup, which helps in the runs scored and RBI departments.
Logan Gilbert, Seattle Mariners – OVER 7.0 Strikeouts
We all know the Oakland Athletics’ offense is bad this year, so let’s target the matchup with Logan Gilbert tonight. This strikeout prop is a tad high, but we should still expect plenty of punchouts from the Seattle Mariners starter. The Athletics have the MLB’s highest strikeout rate against right-handed pitching this season at 26.4%, along with a poor .285 wOBA and .212 BA vs. righties. Over the past two weeks, those numbers are even worse with a 28.0% K rate, .239 wOBA, and .177 BA against right-handers. As for Gilbert, he boasts a career-best 30.6% strikeout rate this season and has found new swing-and-miss success with an added splitter pitch. The Mariners’ righty is averaging seven strikeouts per start with a 10.9 K/9 rate. He’s struck out seven or more in five of nine starts, including nine and 10 punchouts in two of his last three outings.
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