MLB Best Player Props April 5: Luis Arraez Is On Fire

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Luis Arraez #3 of the Miami Marlins steals second base during the first inning against the New York Mets. Megan Briggs/Getty Images/AFP

MLB Pick: Luis Arraez To Get a Hit (-115) at Bovada (visit our Bovada Review)

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The future has arrived. Everyone’s betting player props now, and we’re happy to be part of it here at the ranch – hopefully you are as well after cashing in both our college basketball Final Four props.

Let’s keep that magic feeling with our first batch of game-day MLB player props for the 2023 campaign.

Wednesday’s matinee between the Minnesota Twins and the Miami Marlins is dripping with overall value; while the Twins appear to be the right side of this -110 coin flip at Bookmaker (visit our Bookmaker Review), we’ve got a pair of Marlins tangled up in our baseball picks.

If you’re planning on placing your bets from the Miami area, don’t forget to check out our betting guide on the best Florida betting sites!

Picks Summary

  • Luis Arraez To Get a Hit (-115)
  • Jorge Soler To Get a Home Run (+450)

Minnesota Twins vs. Miami Marlins

Wednesday, April 05, 2023 – 01:10 PM EDT at loanDepot park

Is Luis Arraez Married?

Okay, I got a chuckle out of the auto-complete for Arraez, who made his first All-Star team last year and earned his first Silver Slugger as a super-utility infielder for Minnesota. Sorry, folks: He’s married with two kids if our research is correct.

After four years in the Gopher State, Arraez (.795 OPS last year) was traded to Miami during the offseason for a package of two prospects and pitcher Pablo Lopez (3.56 xFIP) – who happens to be starting Wednesday.

The Pick

We’re a bit leery of fading Lopez in what we’re assuming is a revenge game, but Arraez is available to record a hit at -115 betting odds as we go to press. That’s way too tasty to pass up, with Arraez recording hits in each of his first five games, going 11-for-21 with just one walk, and FantasyData projecting 1.29 hits for Wednesday’s matinee.

This will be the first time Arraez and Lopez have faced each other in the majors; maybe this will be the start of an epic baseball rivalry, one that builds slowly over time (because interleague, at least for now) and culminates with the final at-bat in Game 7 of the World Series.

In the meantime, we’ve got a very warm Wednesday afternoon brewing in Miami, with zero chance of rain and temperatures in the mid-80s. That’s the good weather for our MLB prop picks; the bad weather is 15 mph winds and gusts up to 30 mph from the east, which is out down the third-base line at this particular ballpark. Can’t have everything.

MLB Pick: Luis Arraez To Get a Hit (-115) at Bovada

Is Jorge Soler Married?

I love the internet. Yes, and happily so by all accounts. He’s also second in Miami’s batting order behind Arraez, and for our second MLB prop, we’re taking Soler (13 HR in 72 games last year) to go deep this Wednesday, for a healthy +450 payout.

Soler is one of the few people on this planet who can say they won a World Series with the Chicago Cubs. That was in 2016; he did it again two years ago with Atlanta, where he was named World Series MVP before bolting to Miami in free agency.

The Pick

It’s been a pretty good start to the 2023 campaign for Soler. He’s 5-for-20 in his first five games – four of those at DH, the other in right field – with:

  • Three doubles
  • A homer
  • A .836 OPS

Very nice. Then again, Soler is 0-for-3 lifetime against Perez, with no walks and nothing but zeroes across the board. This could be the righty-righty matchup, or just a small sample size; with FantastyData projecting 0.17 homers this Wednesday, we’ll happily give Soler a spin at +450. Put us down for one unit on this prop and two on Arraez, and may the sphere be with you.

MLB Pick: Jorge Soler To Get a Home Run (+450) at Bovada

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