MLB Player Props for Monday, April 15th

The 2024 MLB season is finally here. After another wild offseason and an exciting couple of weeks of Spring Training, we’re ready for some games that matter. This season, VSiN Managing Editor Adam Burke will have you covered when it comes to MLB sides and totals in his daily best bets column. You’ll also get some First Five Inning analysis from Jonathan Von Tobel. On top of that, our analytics guru Steve Makinen will feed you some interesting trends and systems on a daily basis. But I’ll be focusing specifically on MLB player props this season, dishing out at least three per day every Monday to Friday. With that in mind, let’s get into the plays for Monday, April 15th.

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Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies – 6:40 pm ET

Bryce Harper has been a little cold recently, as he’s just 4 for 34 with no RBIs over his last nine games. But it’s only a matter of time before the slugger gets himself going, and he has to look at this as the ultimate get-right spot. Cal Quantrill will be on the mound for the Rockies tonight, and the righty is 0-2 with a 7.20 ERA this season. And while you might want to jump to the conclusion that most of that damage was done at Coors Field, Quantrill has given up nine earned runs on 13 hits in 9.0 innings over two road starts. He’s just in a really bad way right now, so I like Harper’s chances of putting a dent in the scoreboard. And the fact that you can get it at plus-money odds only adds to the intrigue.

Quantrill also relies primarily on a sinker that hits about 93 MPH on the gun. Well, Harper crushed sinkers in 2023. So, this feels like the right time to target Harper with MLB player props.

Pick: Harper Over 2.5 Hits + Runs + RBIs (+110)

Los Angeles Angels at Tampa Bay Rays – 6:50 pm ET

Zach Eflin has had five strikeouts in all three of his starts this year. And one of those outings was against this Angels team in his most recent start. Eflin had some trouble in that game, giving up five earned on nine hits in 5.0 innings of work. However, his strikeout total has gone up from 4.5 to 5.5, and you have to pay significant juice to take the Over. That leads me to believe that the oddsmakers are trying to trap people into taking the Under. And I’m not taking the bait. Eflin had a chance to do more damage in the strikeouts column last game, but he didn’t take advantage. But I expect him to do so with this start being at home. Los Angeles has the fifth-highest strikeout rate in the league, and Eflin should come ready with a better way to approach this lineup. That just comes with being part of the Rays organization.

Pick: Eflin Over 5.5 Strikeouts (-154)

St. Louis Cardinals at Oakland Athletics – 10:10 pm ET

For as bad as Oakland has been in recent years, the team does draw a decent number of walks against right-handed pitching. Last year, the A’s were a middle-of-the-pack team in walk rate against righties. And they have the 12th-highest walk rate in the league against them in 2024. With that in mind, it’s really hard to lay off the Over on Sonny Gray’s 1.5-walk total at plus-money odds. Gray was dialed in against the Phillies in his first start of the year, striking out five hitters and giving up no runs in 5.0 innings of work. He also issued no walks in that game. But Gray had at least two walks in 18 of his 32 starts last year, and he’s always good for a brief stretch in which he loses his control. So, I’m taking a shot on him to do it again with my MLB player props.

Pick: Gray Over 1.5 Walks (+115)

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