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Best MLB Prop Bets Today | MLB Player Props May 23

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published May 23, 2023
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Best MLB Prop Bets Today

Mike Trout Over 1.5 Total Bases (+120 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Mike Trout is the best position player in baseball, and he has been having a strong season. Trout’s numbers have fluctuated throughout the year, but he is still hitting .276 with 10 homers and 23 RBI. Trout has also recorded a hit in four of his past five games, with two home runs. Trout’s total bases prop is listed at 1.5, and the over is plus money. If he has one extra-base hit, he will reach this number on one swing of the bat. 

Trout will have to go through Brayan Bello of the Red Sox to start the contest. Bello has been better than his numbers have shown, but he is still very young. Trout knows how to dissect the best pitchers in the league, and there are multiple holes in Bello’s game. The pitcher has a 4.45 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and has allowed 33 hits in 28.1 innings on the hill. We expect Trout to have a strong offensive performance in this contest. 

Will Smith Over 0.5 Total Bases (-165 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Will Smith is one of the best offensive catchers in all of baseball. He is batting .297 with seven homers and 24 RBI. He also has posted a tremendous .939 OPS. These numbers by a catcher show that Smith is a generational talent behind the plate. Smith has been slightly cold as of late, but the Braves pitcher, Spencer Strider, is in a similar spot. 

Strider has allowed 12 runs in his past four starts, which is high for the pitcher. He is coming off a five-inning, six-hit performance where he gave up two homers to the Rangers. Strider hung multiple breaking pitches in this outing, and if he does that tonight, Smith will take advantage of the mistakes. 

Aaron Judge Over 1.5 Total Bases (+115 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Aaron Judge hasn’t stopped hitting home runs after his monumental season in 2022. Judge is the captain of the Yankees and is responsible for bringing energy every night of the week. He has done a great job this season, batting .299 with 13 homers, which is fourth in baseball. He also leads the league in OPS at 1.042. 

Judge’s total bases prop against the Orioles is set at 1.5, and the over is plus money. He has two homers and two doubles in his past three games, so every pitch has been looking like a beach ball for Judge.

New York will face Kyle Bradish, who is 2-1 with a 3.9 ERA and a 1.3 WHIP. Over 32 innings, he has allowed 32 hits. When Bradish is on, he is effective, but the pitcher is nothing Judge can’t handle on Tuesday night. 

Taj Bradley Under 5.5 Strikeouts (-155 on DraftKings Sportsbook)

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Betting under on Rays pitchers' strikeout props this season has been effective because of Kevin Cash’s managerial style. Cash doesn’t leave his starters in the game more than two times through the order. For a pitcher to ring up six batters in this span, they must be very effective. 

Taj Bradley will take the ball for Tampa Bay tonight, and he is coming off a four-strikeout game against the Mets. He hasn’t gone over 5.1 innings on the hill this season, and this trend should stay consistent against the Blue Jays. Toronto has multiple power hitters that can end Bradley’s night early. Additionally, Toronto is top ten in MLB for the least strikeouts per game, so Bradley will have a challenge on his hands tonight. 

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Tanner Kern

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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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