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Last Updated Aug 19, 2022, 4:10 PM

MLB Player Props for Thursday, August 18

Prop betting expert Stuart Durst gives his top prop bets to consider for MLB action on Thursday, August 18th. Check out his top play for the diamond action below.

  • Andrew Benintendi (NYY) Over 0.5 Hits / Harold Ramirez (TBR) Over 0.5 Hits (-119)

Andrew Benintendi (NYY) Over 0.5 Hits / Harold Ramirez (TBR) Over 0.5 Hits (-119)

Andrew Benintendi is one of those guys that's just easy to write about. Whether he’s playing in a KC or NYY uniform, he goes out there and gets the job done on a daily basis. Benintendi looks to finally be settling down in New York and now he finds himself in a great matchup. The acquisition of Jose Berrios hasn't exactly gone how the Blue Jays were hoping, and the 7.50 road ERA/.316 Road OBA really paint that picture.

In his career, Benintendi is .429 (9-21) vs Berrios with 4 XBH. Benintendi is batting an impressive .320 vs RHP this season (.304 AVG) and gets a Toronto team that is really lacking in the LHP department. He’s recorded 1+ hit in 8 of his last 10 games, and I expect him to carry that good recent form into a great matchup today. Benintendi, Judge, and DJ are all great options in operation #FadeBerrios.

Speaking of fading subpar starting pitchers, let's move over fading 6-13 Brad Keller today. Choosing between these Rays hitters can be tough, with Peralta and Diaz coming in with some good form, but I’m going with Harold Ramirez. Ramirez was constantly cashing tickets for me before he went down with injury, but he came back and picked up right where he left off.

He’s batting .325 on the season, .360 at home, and 1+ hit in 15/L18 (2/2 since coming back with a HR yesterday). He’s batting .259/.349/.300 (vs RHP) vs Keller's Top 3 Pitches this season. Currently coming in ranking x97th % in xBA this season, I expect Ramirez to stay hot today.

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