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MLB Sleeper Picks Player Predictions: Bobby Miller, Nick Castellanos, Zac Gallen (10/9)

MLB Sleeper Picks Player Predictions: Bobby Miller, Nick Castellanos, Zac Gallen (10/9)

Welcome to our MLB Sleeper Picks Player Predictions. Sleeper is already one of the fastest-growing fantasy sports platforms, and now they have a new offering: Sleeper Picks, an over/under-based game where you predict whether a selected player will gain more or less than the projected number.

In Sleeper Picks, you pick 2-to-8 players to create your own custom contests, and your payouts are a predetermined multiplier of your entry fee. And if you use the code FANTASYPROS, you can get up to $100 for your first deposit at Sleeper Picks. Below are today’s best player predictions for Sleeper Picks.

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Monday’s Best MLB Sleeper Picks Player Predictions

Bobby Miller Under 5.5 Strikeouts

As stated in the intro, starters hit the bench quickly in the playoffs. Take a look at this article for more details on the regular season and playoff differences. The Dodgers will send out rookie right-hander Bobby Miller in Game 2. It wouldn’t be surprising to see him out of the game after four innings or so, especially with the way Dave Roberts handles his starters.

Miller faced the Diamondbacks on two occasions this season. He managed to go six innings in both starts but only struck out four on each occasion. Starters lacking in strikeouts is a regular occurrence against Arizona, who had the fifth-lowest K% (20.7%) against righties on the season. In fact, the last 13 right-handed starters to face them have failed to eclipse this mark. Take the under here.


Nick Castellanos Over 0.5 Hits

The Phillies starting right-fielder has made a living hitting against Southpaws. Nick Castellanos has a career .304 batting average and 133 wRC+ against lefties, compared to a 104 wRC+ and .267 batting average against right-handed pitching.

Tonight, he and the Phillies take on the Braves left-handed Max Fried. Apparently, the baseball looks like a beachball when Fried throws to Castellanos because he is 8-13 with a double and a homer against him. Back him to record a hit tonight.


Zac Gallen Over 2.5 Earned Runs Allowed

The Diamondbacks ace has not been the same away from Chase Field this season. He’s had a 4.42 ERA (4.26 xFIP) and .313 wOBA in 108 innings on the road this season. At home, it’s a 2.47 ERA (2.66 xFIP) and .262 wOBA. Those are pretty stark splits that need to be leaned into for this occasion.

The Dodgers are in a must-win spot at home and need to come out firing to give their rookie some run support early on. Zac Gallen got rocked in both of his two starts against the Dodgers this season. Both took place at Chavez Ravine. He allowed six hits and five earned runs in just 4.2 innings on Opening Day and nine hits and six earned runs across 5.1 innings on Aug. 28.

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