4 MLB Player Props for Wednesday, June 26: Ride Ozuna to the Bank

4 MLB Player Props for Wednesday, June 26

With the majority of the MLB games for Wednesday happening during the day, fans of the sport will have only four night games to choose from on June 26. The night’s schedule is highlighted by the Atlanta Braves – currently second in the NL East – taking on the NL Central’s second-place Cardinals in St. Louis as the second part of a doubleheader.

Although the schedule lacks quantity for bettors, the four games provide significant quality MLB player prop bets. What athletes will have strong showings on Wednesday? We’ll cover our four best player prop bets for the Wednesday, June 26 late games below.

Atlanta Braves’ Marcell Ozuna To Record A Hit (-260)

St. Louis decided to start Matthew Liberatore in the second game of a doubleheader tonight against Atlanta. The primarily relief pitcher has gone no more than four innings in any appearance this season, including four prior starts. Six Braves have a 0.273 lifetime batting average against the lefty.

One of those players is designated hitter Marcell Ozuna. The 6-foot-1 batter is fourth in the majors this season with a 0.314 batting average and 21 homers. Moreover, Ozuna has one of those hits against Liberatore, making this an enticing wager for the athlete to record at least one again tonight.

Chicago White Sox’s Erick Fedde OVER 17.5 Outs Recorded

The Chicago White Sox own the worst record in the majors this season at 21-60, but that is not due to Erick Fedde. The right-hander ranks among the top 20 in the league with a 3.05 ERA and sports a 5-2 record this season. His 86 strikeouts in 16 games rank 32nd in the league, and his WHIP is tied for 30th at 1.14.

Tonight, Fedde faces the NL West’s best as the Los Angeles Dodgers come to Guaranteed Rate Field. Fedde is a force at home, winning four of the six games he has played in front of a home crowd. Expect the 31-year-old pitcher to exceed six innings again tonight – the fourth straight game he will have done so – to cover this player prop bet.

Minnesota Twins’ Royce Lewis To Record Home Run (+320)

After suffering a severe quad strain in the opening game of the season, Minnesota finally had third baseman Royce Lewis return to the lineup this month. In June, Lewis is hitting 0.329 with 10 home runs and 14 runs batted in for the AL Central’s second-place team.

Tonight, Lewis faces Ryne Nelson for the first time when the Diamondbacks host Minnesota. Nelson is 5-5 this season, winning his past two outings against cellar-dwelling competition. In 64.1 innings, he’s allowed nine homers, including four this month in four games.

After going hitless over the past two games – the first time this season he’s had back-to-back games without a hit – expect Lewis to recover in a big way and clear the fences with at least one hit Wednesday night.

San Francisco Giants’ Hayden Birdsong OVER 4.5 Strikeouts

The Giants called up rookie pitcher Hayden Birdsong to the majors this week, giving the righty his first MLB start. In the minors this season, Birdsong is 5-2 in 13 games, striking out 75 players in 57.1 innings pitched. Starting his career against the Chicago Cubs is a good way to ease the 22-year-old into the league.

The Cubs bat just 0.229 as a team, the sixth-worst batting average in MLB this season. Chicago also has the seventh-most strikeouts with more than 100 fewer at-bats than teams leading in this category. Expect Birdsong to have a strong outing in his first start at home and strike out at least five batters to cover this player prop bet.

Ernie Horn


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Ernie is a 25-year veteran of the newspaper industry. He spent those early years working as a sports reporter and editor, but made the move back to the digital world in 2022. Ernie covers college football and NFL betting for Hello Rookie.