It’s a fully loaded day on the MLB schedule with all 30 teams in action, which means there is no shortage of options in the player prop market.
Today, we search for value with the hottest pitcher in baseball, the Miami Marlins' Sandy Alcantara. Then we look at a pair of total bases props for a couple of hitters who have started the month of July with a bang.
Check out our best MLB player prop picks for Tuesday, July 5.
MLB props for July 5
Alcantara Over 20.5 outs recorded
Gurriel Over 1.5 total bases
Turner Over 1.5 total bases
Life's a beach
Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara has been the best pitcher in baseball since the middle of May. Full stop. The right-hander will be a great bet to continue this run of dominance when he takes the ball tonight against the Los Angeles Angels.
Alcantara, who will likely be the starter for the National League in the upcoming All-Star Game, has been close to unhittable over his last 10 starts. The 26-year-old is pitching to a 1.47 ERA and is limiting opponents to a .147 batting average over that span.
But maybe the most impressive part has been his durability. Alcantara has pitched at least seven innings in all 10 of those starts, averaging just under eight innings pitcher per start, including three complete games, which is just something you don’t see anymore. The most complete games by a pitcher last season were just three.