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Last Updated Aug 18, 2022, 3:03 PM

MLB Player Props for Tuesday, August 16

Prop betting expert Stuart Durst gives his top prop bets to consider for MLB action on Tuesday, August 16. Check out his top play for the diamond action below.

  • Nico Hoerner (CHC) Over 0.5 Hits / Luis Arraez (MIN) Over 0.5 Hits (-124)
  • Jose Iglesias (COL) Over 0.5 Hits / Justin Steele (CHC) Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-123)

Nico Hoerner (CHC) Over 0.5 Hits / Luis Arraez (MIN) Over 0.5 Hits (-124)

Nico Hoerner has once again found himself in a great spot today. While he’s been great this season as a whole, batting .301, he’s also coming in with great recent form batting .348 over his last 15. In his career, he’s 2-2 vs Corbin, batting .379/.356/.256 vs Corbin’s top 3 pitches (vs RHH). Corbin is allowing a 3.31 OBA this season and hasn't made it out of the first inning in two of his last three starts, I expect Hoerner to take care of business.

Luis Arraez has been another name we’ve gone to alot, and it's definitely worked out considering the .332 (1st) batting average. While he may have come out of the ASB a tad bit slow, he’s now batting .327 in the month of August with 1+ hit in 11 of his last 14 games. Arraez is known for absolutely killing RHP, batting .353 against them this season. Today he finds himself in a good matchup against Zack Grenkie, who has struggled on the road. Grenkie is allowing a .333 road BA vs LHB, I’m expecting the most consistent hitter in baseball to take advantage of it.

Jose Iglesias (COL) Over 0.5 Hits / Justin Steele (CHC) Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-123)

Jose Iglesias is another one of those under the radar guys that's putting up huge numbers this year. Iglesias is batting .314 on the season (5th) and has been the only Rockies hitter to actually play better on the road, hitting .358 away and .272 at home this season. He’s coming in batting .367 in the month of August with 1+ hit in 20 of his last 23 road games. He’s faced Quintana a lot over the course of his career, going 10/39 with 4 XBH and 1+ in 3 of their last 4 matchups, he’s batting .311/.333/.306/.419 vs his top 4 pitches (vs left-handed pitching).

Steele is another guy I like alot, but the line movement did scare me (opened 5.5 +100, now +110 in a couple spots & 4.5 -150 on FD). Steele is definitely a boom or bust guy, but 10 strikeouts vs WSH just a couple weeks ago should tell you what side I think he’s on. This Washington lineup is without Soto and Bell, which made them so strikeout averse, and now Ruiz is likely to take a rest day, and Yadiel Hernadez probably sits vs a LHP. Steele might strike out 4 guys his first time around the order, this is a good matchup for the lefty. Because of the scary line movement for no reason, going to play it a bit safer for a half unit.

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