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Leading Off, FantasyPros Baseball Podcast: Edwin Diaz, Paul Skenes, Alek Manoah (5/20)

 

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On Monday’s Leading Off

With Edwin Diaz out as closer, is this it? Shota Imanaga vs. Paul Skenes. Is Alek Manoah back? Luis Matos, Seth Lugo, News, Injuries, best bets of the day and more with Joe Pisapia and Chris Welsh.

The show starts with Joey P and the Welsh engaging with a highly active chat, where fans discuss trades, NBA playoffs, and more, even before the live show begins.

Notable Timestamps

  1. 00:04 – Show introduction and sponsor mention.
  2. 01:09 – Discussion on Aaron Judge‘s home runs and Yankee Stadium.
  3. 02:31 – Debate on Edwin Diaz’s current form and future potential.
  4. 07:24 – Highlighting standout pitching performances over the weekend.
  5. 16:27 – Discussion on Jose Abreu‘s minor league assignment and Spencer Torkelson‘s hot streak.
  6. 18:41 – Three up and three down segment
  7. 28:28 – Best bets of the day segment

Home Run Picks

  • Chris Welsh: Mookie Betts against the Diamondbacks, focusing on the opener situation and Dodgers’ offense.
  • Joe Pisapia: Shohei Ohtani

Best Bets of the Day

  1. Tampa Bay Rays Money Line: Backing Taj Bradley at home against the Boston Red Sox at -106.
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers Run Line (-1.5): Heavy favorites, choosing the run line at -104.
  3. Chris Sale Strikeouts (Alternate Line Over 7.5): Predicting over 7.5 strikeouts for Sale in the second game of a doubleheader against the Padres, at +154.
  4. Taj Bradley Strikeouts Over 6.5: High K percentage and Red Sox’s strikeout rate, at +130.
  5. Atlanta Braves Run Line (-1.5): Backing Chris Sale in game two of the doubleheader.
  6. Milwaukee vs. Miami Over 8.5 Runs: Betting on the total runs to go over 8.5, at plus money.

They also take a look at the MLB DFS slate for the day, their favorite MLB player prop bets, and make their home run calls.

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