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Best MLB Prop Bets Today | MLB Player Props May 2

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published May 2, 2023
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MLB Player Props May 2

Jose Ramirez Over 0.5 Total Bases (-170 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Jose Ramirez has been one of the top hitters in baseball to start the season. He doesn’t have a lot of protection in the Guardians lineup, which makes his numbers even more impressive. Ramirez is batting .279 with an .824 OPS. The power numbers need to come along, as Ramirez has only blasted three homers on the season, but he is putting the ball in play. 

The Guardians will face Gerrit Cole, and this may seem like a mismatch. However, Ramirez has been very successful off the pitcher. In Cleveland’s first time seeing Cole on April 11, Ramirez was 2-4 with an RBI. We played his total bases prop that night, and we’re doing the same tonight. History tends to repeat itself in baseball, and we believe Ramirez will continue his success off Cole. 

Ramirez's career OPS is .85, but it’s 1.400 when facing Cole. He has been consistent off of the wing, and bookmakers are giving 0.5 bases at a very fair price. 

Michael Kopech Under 6.5 Strikeouts (-150 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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The Chicago White Sox are the biggest embarrassment in Major League Baseball. The fans are only coming to the ballpark to scream, “Sell the team” at this point of the year. Chicago is 8-21, and their young core hasn’t been able to find any groove. There are only a few reputable players on this team, but the majority of the roster seems incapable. 

Michael Kopech will take the ball for the White Sox. He is 0-3 with a 7.01 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP. Over 25.2 innings, he has allowed 28 hits and 16 walks. Kopech is averaging just over one strikeout per inning, but we don’t see him going deep into this game. His average start is around five innings, and he has gone over 6.5 strikeouts just once this season. The Twins strikeout a lot, but Kopech’s inconsistency is a reason to stay away from the over on his K prop. 

He walks a lot of batters and gets hit, so his day could end at any moment. It’s not worth taking a chance on his over-strikeout prop against the Twins, considering his hit rate is very low. 

Mitch Haniger Over 0.5 Total Bases (-170 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Mitch Haniger hasn’t been putting up massive numbers, but he has been consistent since returning to the Giants lineup. He is batting .250 with two homers and five RBI in 20 at-bats. These numbers show he is seeing the ball well and getting barrels on the ball. Barrels lead to hard-hit baseballs, which end in hits. 

Haniger has gone over 0.5 total bases in four of his past five contests. He has two homers in this stretch and a double. The Astros will throw Hunter Brown, who has been very impressive this season. He is 3-0 with a 2.37 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP. Yet, we like Haniger to stay locked in and get at least one hit on Tuesday night. 

Hayden Wesenski Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-135 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Hayden Wesenski has seemed to find his groove on the mound in his past three starts. The 25-year-old has thrown 16.1 innings over this stretch and looked strong in every outing. These performances came against the Athletics, Dodgers, and Padres. Los Angeles and San Diego have much better lineups than Washington, who Wesenki will face tonight. 

Wesenski isn’t overpowering, but he can be deadly when he locates. Success takes time in the big leagues, and he is getting better by the week. His strikeout prop is listed at 3.5, and he has gone over this number twice this season. However, the one offense comparable to the Nationals that he has faced was the Athletics. 

Wesenski fanned seven batters against Oakland, so we expect him to dominate against Washington. The Nationals don’t strike out much, but they’re not powerful at the plate. Look for Wesenski to shine and the Cubs to continue rolling. 

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Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.

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