October 10, 2023, 2:55 am
Here’s some Pick ‘Em plays our team is looking at for today’s MLB slate!
Writer’s Record: 114-95-13 (+8.25 Units)
Yordan Alvarez OVER 7.0 Hitter Fantasy Score
In the first two games of this series, Yordan Alvarez has three home runs and five RBIs. I like HFS for Alvarez due to the amount of walks that he is subjected to. Sonny Gray starts for the Twins and while he was good in his last start, Air Yordan is just on another level at the moment. Alvarez is a lefty going up against the right-handed Gray although it doesn’t matter much for the caliber of performer Alvarez is. He crushes lefties, righties, starters, relievers and whatever else he might see on the mound. When he is humming, there are few batters more dangerous in the game.
Dean Kremer UNDER 3.5 Pitcher Strikeouts
This is an all hands on deck situation for the Orioles and we may see Kremer pulled early for that reason. Kremer is not necessarily a high volume strikeout pitcher. His K/9 for the regular season finished at 8.18, which was good for 14th lowest among the 44 pitchers who qualified. The Rangers have a chance to close out this series in their home ballpark and Kremer will have a short leash with all those fresh arms available for Brandon Hyde.
Evan Carter OVER 0.5 Singles
Underdog is offering some spicy payout action on some of their props and Evan Carter to get a single definitely caught my eye. The rookie came from seemingly out of nowhere in September and has continued to turn heads in the postseason. He has registered a hit in every postseason game so far and has also drawn an impressive six walks. Carter hit .333 at home in the regular season and is hitting .500 in the postseason.
Carlos Correa OVER 0.5 RBIs
This is another increased payout Underdog is offering and it is for Carlos Correa, who just moved into a tie for third in career postseason RBIs. Cristian Javier will get the start for the Astros in what’s sure to be a raucous atmosphere. Javier had a mediocre season marred by inconsistent performances. This Astros’ pitching staff is not the same dominant one we saw carry them to the title last year. In four games so far this postseason, Correa has a hit in every game with eight total hits and four combined RBIs.