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Jack Flaherty and Ryan Pepiot Headline Today’s Best MLB Player Props!

I’m ready for an exhilarating schedule of MLB games today, marking the start of an action-packed weekend. My consistently profitable MLB picks, boasting a 24-13 record in June, are here to bring you more winners. Tonight, I’m aiming for a clean sweep!

Friday’s MLB schedule features 14 matchups. With many options for MLB player props today, I’ve meticulously and comprehensively narrowed down the best bets for you, ensuring you’re well-informed and prepared for the games.

Jack Flaherty and Ryan Pepiot Headline Today’s Best MLB Player Props!
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2 MLB Player Props Today

 

1. Tigers SP Jack Flaherty Over 6½ Strikeouts

I’m firing on a strikeout prop with our first MLB bet tonight. I have faded the White Sox all season, which has paid off. The White Sox have been struggling with injuries, leading to poor offensive numbers, including the ninth-highest K %. Chicago has had the fourth-most strikeouts in the league in June. In the series opener between these AL Central foes, the Detroit Tigers will send 28-year-old righty Jack Flaherty to the bump against the White Sox at Comerica Park.

Flaherty is in his ninth MLB season! He was a Cy Young candidate in his first few seasons when he was with the Cardinals to start his career, but he suffered numerous injuries and setbacks. His numbers fell off quite a bit since the 2020-Covid season, but he has been terrific here in 2024. He is still a top-end rotation arm and has proven that, ranking in the 93rd percentile in xERA! He is just outside the top five pitchers in AL Cy Young odds. The Tigers will likely look to move him before the MLB trade deadline, and they will fetch a hefty return.

Flaherty has a 97 Stuff+ this season, which is just about average in MLB among qualified pitchers. However, he is in the 95th percentile in Whiff % and the 94th percentile in K %. He has struck out at least seven in 8 of 13 starts this season. Flaherty is finally healthy again and owns the third-best strikeout rate among starting pitchers across the league; only Garrett Crochet and Tyler Glasnow are ahead of him!

Flaherty had seven strikeouts in his lone start against the White Sox this season, back in March. The White Sox have been decimated by injuries, which has led to poor offensive numbers, including the ninth-highest K %. Chicago has had the fourth-most strikeouts in the league in June.

Jordan Montgomery (7 Ks), Ryne Nelson (8), Bryce Miller (8), Logan Gilbert (8), and Hunter Brown (7) have recently finished above this line against Chicago. Bank on Flaherty to fan at least seven White Sox batters and include him in your MLB player prop bets tonight.

 

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2. Rays SP Ryan Pepiot Over 5½ Strikeouts

I’m firing on another strikeout prop with our second MLB bet tonight. We’re fading the Pittsburgh Pirates in this spot. The Tampa Bay Rays will send 26-year-old righty Ryan Pepiot to the bump against the Pirates to begin their three-game series at PNC Park. Pepiot was the key piece of the trade that sent Tyler Glasnow to the Dodgers last winter. He has emerged as the top arm in Tampa Bay’s starting rotation alongside Taj Bradley.

Pepiot was excellent for the Dodgers last season, making eight appearances and posting a 2.14 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and a 7.6 K/BB ratio! He made ten healthy starts this season, exceeding this line in seven! His 4-seam fastball has recorded the highest Whiff % of any starting pitcher! Pepiot has posted a 118 Stuff+, which puts him tied for fifth in MLB. He is in the 86th percentile in Whiff % and K %.

Pittsburgh has hung in through the first half of the season, but its lineup has struggled with strikeouts. The Pirates had the fifth-most strikeouts in MLB over the previous two weeks. Pittsburgh has the third-highest K % and fourth-highest Whiff % in MLB. I’ll be in attendance for this game tonight, and I’ll do my best to make sure Pepiot understands the assignment for us! Count on Pepiot to put away at least seven Buccos tonight.

 

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Questions of the Day

What is the best MLB player prop pick tonight?


I like Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Ryan Pepiot to go over the 5½ strikeouts betting line against the Pirates.

Which MLB player is projected to record the most strikeouts tonight?


Padres starting pitcher Dylan Cease is projected to record the most strikeouts on Friday night when he starts against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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