Today’s MLB Prop Pick: Rodon Lights Up the Strike Zone

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Happy July 14! May your day be full of barbecue, refreshing drinks, fireworks and, of course, winning bets on MLB player accessories.

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Let’s start the week off right by looking at a trio of launcher player accessories. Carlos Rodon will be looking to rack up the strikeouts against the Diamondbacks, Chris Flexen is actually hoping to avoid the fireworks and Alek Manoah is expected to put on a show in Oakland.

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Rodon stays on fire

It looks like Carlos Rodon made the right decision to sign with the San Francisco Giants this offseason as the southpaw looks destined to pitch in this month’s All-Star Game. The southpaw will be looking to flesh out his already strong stats when he takes on the Arizona Diamondbacks on July 4.

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Rodon throws to an excellent expected 2.77 ERA, limits opponents to an expected .224 batting average and has 11 strikeouts per nine innings in his first 15 starts in a Giants uniform. The latter is what we are focusing on tonight.

The Diamondbacks roster has been looking for answers against southpaws all season long. Arizona ranks 22nd in K% against lefties, and the team’s 8.75 strikeouts per game are seventh in the big leagues.

D-backs also rank 25th in batting average and 26th in OPS when facing southpaws, presenting a great opportunity for Rodon to work deep in this game and rack up the punches.

This is Rodon’s first time against Arizona, so most D-backs hitters will come up against him for the first time. With more than 7.5 strikeouts in three of his last four starts and eight of his 15 this season, it’s worth betting more money tonight.

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+115 at DraftKings)

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Long day in front of Flexen

The 4th of July is always synonymous with fireworks, but that’s not a good thing when you’re talking about Seattle Mariners starter Chris Flexen. Can he limit the big bang when he faces the San Diego Padres tonight?

Flexen has found too much zone with his fastball and cutter and is consistently hit hard this season. As a result, he was tagged for an expected 5.39 ERA, an expected .288 batting average for opponents, and allowed six hits per start.

On Monday, he will face a Padres team led by the fiery Manny Machado, who is coming off a month in June where he ranked ninth in batting average and 12th in OPS. They’ll also be feeling good after last night’s ninth-inning rally against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Flexen also made a start against the Padres last season and it didn’t go well. The Padres rocked Flexen in that meeting last May, reaching him for eight runs on 10 hits in a start that lasted just an inning and two-thirds. And we’re banking on another short outing tonight.

Flexen’s recorded outings are set at 16.5 for this game, a number he has stayed below in eight of his last 11 starts. He’s also struggled more on the road this season, with only two of his eight starts lasting longer than 5 1-3 innings.

-110 at BetMGM)

Mow Oakland

It’s easy to see that Toronto Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah is having a stellar season. The right-hander has been one of baseball’s best pitchers all season and he’ll be looking to improve his record to be the American League All-Star starter when he takes the ball tonight in Oakland.

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Manoah has big numbers with an expected 2.79 ERA and an expected .215 batting average for the opponent, but what’s really impressive is how he becomes a true pitcher as opposed to just a pitcher. hard.

While his strikeouts are down a bit from last season, Manoah effectively mixes up his four seams, sinker and slider to keep hitters off balance and create a ton of soft contact. In fact, he ranks in the 98th percentile in hard-hit percentage this season.

And not only was Manoah efficient, he was also reliable. The right-hander averages nearly 6.5 innings per start.

Tonight he will face an A team that has had a ton of problems with right-handers this season. Oakland ranks dead last in the Majors in batting average and OPS when it comes to facing right-handers.

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That should mean another long outing for Manoah, who has pitched at least six innings in 13 of his 15 starts this season. And with the troubled condition of the Blue Jays’ bullpen, look for manager Charlie Montoyo to lean on Manoah even more in this one.

Get the upper hand on his 18.5 recorded strikeouts, as it’s something he’s accomplished in each of his last two starts and in four of his last eight overall.

-120 at BetMGM)

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