April 16th MLB Player Props – Best Position and Pitcher Props to Bet for Friday


Yermin Mercedes crushes a pitch versus KC

Chicago White Sox’s Yermin Mercedes hits a solo home run against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago, Thursday, April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • The MLB season rolls on Friday with 15 games 
  • Player props are available for many of the league’s biggest stars
  • See below to find out where we think the betting value lies

After getting spoiled with at least a handful of afternoon MLB games all week, Friday’s 15-game slate brings only one matinee contest. The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs take the diamond at 2:20 pm ET, while first pitch for the rest of the games is scheduled to take place at 7:05 pm ET or later.

Player props have been released for a few of Friday’s contests, so check out the odds below plus a few bets to target.

MLB Player Props – Friday, April 16th

Braves vs Cubs To Record a Hit To Hit a Home Run 2+ Hits at FanDuel Pitcher Strikeouts
Marcel Ozuna (ATL)  -240  +480  +240 N/A
Ronald Acuna (ATL) -320 +270 +190 N/A
Freddie Freeman (ATL) -320 +350 +185 N/A
Ozzie Albies  (ATL) -220 +650 +280 N/A
Dansby Swanson (ATL) -210 +600 +290 N/A
Travis d’Arnaud (ATL) -250 +550 +250 N/A
Ender Inciarte (ATL) -230 +900 +280 N/A
Anthony Rizzo (CHC) -280 +490 +210 N/A
Javier Baez (CHC) -260 +440 +250 N/A
Kris Bryant (CHC) -250 +550 +240 N/A
Wilson Contreras (CHC) -250 +470 +240 N/A
Ian Happ (CHC) -230 +420 +260 N/A
Joc Pederson (CHC) -220 +400 +290 N/A
Eric Sogard (CHC) -185 +1400 +350 N/A
Jason Heyward (CHC) -185 +850 +360 N/A
Zach Davies (CHC) N/A N/A N/A 4.5 (-112o/-112u)
Diamondbacks vs Nationals To Record a Hit To Hit a Home Run 2+ Hits Pitcher Strikeouts
Tim Locastro (ARI) -290 +850 +210 N/A
David Peralta (ARI) -250 +650 +240 N/A
Asdrubal Cabrera (ARI) -210 +600 +290 N/A
Kole Calhoun (ARI) -195 +470 +300 N/A
Eduardo Escobar (ARI) -175 +500 +360 N/A
Nick Ahmed (ARI) -180 +700 +340 N/A
Josh VanMeter (ARI) -170 +700 +380 N/A
Stephen Vogt (ARI) -170 +650 +400 N/A
Taylor Widener (ARI) N/A N/A N/A 4.5 (+106o/-134u)
Josh Bell (WAS) -300 +360 +140 N/A
Starlin Castro (WAS) -300 +500 +200 N/A
Yan Gomes (WAS) -220 +550 +300 N/A
 Victor Robles (WAS) -210 +700 +290 N/A
Kyle Schwarber (WAS) -220 +410 +300 N/A
Juan Soto (WAS) -400 +310 +150 N/A
Trea Turner (WAS) -400 +490 +140 N/A
Josh Harrison (WAS) -270 +650 +220 N/A
Max Scherzer (WAS) N/A N/A N/A 7.5 (-124o/-102u)
Cardinals vs Phillies To Record a Hit To Hit a Home Run 2+ Hits Pitcher Strikeouts
Nolan Arenado (STL) -410 +360 +145 N/A
Tommy Edman (STL) -360 +750 +160 N/A
Paul Goldschmidt (STL) -320 +420 +185 N/A
Yadier Molina (STL) -220 +850 +220 N/A
Paul DeJong (STL) -250 +450 +230 N/A
Dylan Carlson (STL) -210 +550 +290 N/A
Justin Williams (STL) -180 +650 +370 N/A
Matt Carpenter (STL) -180 +500 +360 N/A
Carlos Martinez (STL) N/A N/A N/A 4.5 (+114o/-146u)
Bryce Harper (PHI) -300 +320 +200 N/A
Andrew McCutchen (PHI) -280 +490 +210 N/A
Rhys Hoskins (PHI) -230 +370 +250 N/A
J.T. Realmuto (PHI) -300 +450 +200 N/A
Didi Gregorius (PHI) -290 +600 +220 N/A
Alec Bohm (PHI) -310 +750 +190 N/A
Jean Segura (PHI) -280 +1000 +220 N/A
Roman Quinn (PHI) -190 +1000 +360 N/A
Zach Eflin (PHI) N/A N/A N/A 5.5 (+104o/-132u)
White Sox vs Red Sox To Record a Hit To Hit a Home Run 2+ Hits Pitcher Strikeouts
Tim Anderson (CWS) -350 +700 +170 N/A
Jose Abreu (CWS) -290 +450 +210 N/A
Yermin Mercedes (CWS) -260 +470 +230 N/A
Adam Eaton (CWS) -250 +950 +220 N/A
Nick Madrigal (CWS) -250 +1000 +250 N/A
Luis Robert (CWS) -240 +500 +260 N/A
Yoan Moncada (CWS) -240 +600 +250 N/A
Dylan Cease (CWS) N/A N/A N/A 5.5 (+120o/-152u)
Xander Bogaerts (BOS) -260 +500 +250 N/A
Franchy Cordero (BOS) -185 +700 +360 N/A
Rafael Devers (BOS) -250 +550 +250 N/A
Bobby Dalbec  (BOS) -150 +750 +490 N/A
Enrique Hernandez (BOS) -230 +650 +260 N/A
J.D. Martinez (BOS) -270 +450 +230 N/A
Marwin Gonzalez (BOS) -220 +900 +290 N/A
Christian Vazquez (BOS) -210 +750 +300 N/A
Alex Verdugo (BOS) -220 +900 +270 N/A
Nick Pivetta (BOS) N/A N/A N/A 5.5 (+126o/-160u)

All odds as of April 16th.

Prop #1: Max Scherzer Over 7.5 Strikeouts

The first prop to attack is the over on Max Scherzer’s  strikeouts. The former three-time Cy Young Award winner has racked up 14 strikeouts in 12 innings thus far, and has generated a swinging strike rate of 17.7%, which is the highest of his career.

His opponent on Friday is the Arizona Diamondbacks, who have struck out 115 times already, and are batting just .228 on the season. Expect a big game from Mad Max.

Pick: Max Scherzer Over 7.5 Strikeouts (-124)

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Prop #2: Yermin Mercedes To Record a Hit

You have to lay quite a bit of juice on this next prop, but so far in 2021 no hitter in baseball has been more consistent than Chicago’s Yermin Mercedes. The 28-year-old is batting .476, with 20 hits in 42 at-bats, including 3 home runs.

He’s racked up at least one hit in nine of 11 games, and is 15-for-32 against right handed pitching. Boston starter Nick Pivetta meanwhile, was hit hard in his last outing, surrendering 7 hits, 3 walks and 4 runs in 6 innings against Baltimore.

Pick: Yermin Mercedes to Record a Hit (-260)

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