Home Run Heroes: Unearthing the Best MLB Picks and Projections for Today’s 14-Game Spectacle

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Quick Look At The MLB Matchups For 04-28-2023

We have a total of 14 games today with the day's first pitch scheduled for 4:10 PM EST when the Royals take on the Twins at Target Field. Early projections are for the Diamondbacks and Rockies to lead the day in runs scored while Cubs and Marlins should be a pitching dual with one of the lowest projected run totals of the day.

Royals (+220) vs Twins (-270) 8.0 O/U

4:10 PM
Weather Report
Light Rain
50°

Temp

83%

Humidity

NNE

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

Kansas City Royals
Zack Greinke (6.10 ERA)
6-20

Season

73-95

Home

65-109

Away

2-8

Last 10

Minnesota Twins
Tyler Mahle (3.16 ERA)
15-11

Season

89-80

Home

70-102

Away

2-8

Last 10

    Zack Greinke (MIN) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.1 runs per game.
    Zack Greinke (MIN) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.03HR per 9 innings pitched
    Tyler Mahle (KC) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.75HR per 9 innings pitched

Orioles (-130) vs Tigers (+108) 8.0 O/U

6:40 PM
Weather Report
Light Rain
48°

Temp

83%

Humidity

NE

Direction

8 MPH

Wind

Baltimore Orioles
Kyle Gibson (3.93 ERA)
17-8

Season

77-92

Home

71-102

Away

6-4

Last 10

Detroit Tigers
Joey Wentz (6.45 ERA)
9-15

Season

79-90

Home

69-101

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Comerica Park is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.79 per game
    Joey Wentz (BAL) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.4 runs per game.
    The Tigers bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #30 overall
    The Tigers are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.8 per game

Cubs (-110) vs Marlins (-110) 7.5 O/U

6:40 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
86°

Temp

67%

Humidity

S

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Chicago Cubs
Hayden Wesneski (4.03 ERA)
14-10

Season

80-91

Home

75-93

Away

6-4

Last 10

Miami Marlins
Braxton Garrett (2.45 ERA)
13-13

Season

80-91

Home

61-110

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Hayden Wesneski (MIA) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.01HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Cubs are the easiest team to strikeout in baseball leading the league at 9
    The Marlins are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.7 per game

Pirates (-140) vs Nationals (+117) 9.0 O/U

7:05 PM
Weather Report
Rain, Mist
57°

Temp

89%

Humidity

ENE

Direction

16 MPH

Wind

Pittsburgh Pirates
Mitch Keller (3.53 ERA)
18-8

Season

79-93

Home

58-113

Away

3-7

Last 10

Washington Nationals
Trevor Williams (4.10 ERA)
9-15

Season

61-109

Home

65-105

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Mitch Keller (PIT) has the #17 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.67 per start.
    The Pirates bats are one of the worst in baseball ranking #29 overall
    The Pirates are one of the worst run scoring teams in baseball at 3.8 per game

Mariners (-108) vs Blue Jays (-112) 8.5 O/U

7:07 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
48°

Temp

81%

Humidity

ENE

Direction

27 MPH

Wind

Seattle Mariners
None (nan ERA)
11-14

Season

92-78

Home

92-78

Away

6-4

Last 10

Toronto Blue Jays
None (nan ERA)
16-9

Season

100-70

Home

96-76

Away

6-4

Last 10

    The Blue Jays bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #2 overall
    The Blue Jays are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.0 per game

Braves (-132) vs Mets (+110) 8.5 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
54°

Temp

63%

Humidity

E

Direction

9 MPH

Wind

Atlanta Braves
Kyle Wright (4.86 ERA)
17-9

Season

101-70

Home

99-70

Away

7-3

Last 10

New York Mets
Joey Lucchesi (2.19 ERA)
15-11

Season

103-62

Home

86-90

Away

7-3

Last 10

    Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL) is our 4th highest projected batter today with 14.2pts projected
    The Braves are ranked #1 for Home Runs (1.1) per game
    Joey Lucchesi (NYM) has the #30 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.0 per start.

Rays (-150) vs White Sox (+126) 8.5 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Overcast
55°

Temp

48%

Humidity

E

Direction

8 MPH

Wind

Tampa Bay Rays
Shane McClanahan (2.12 ERA)
21-5

Season

117-61

Home

87-80

Away

8-2

Last 10

Chicago White Sox
Dylan Cease (4.15 ERA)
7-19

Season

93-79

Home

87-86

Away

8-2

Last 10

    Shane McClanahan (TB) is our 2nd highest projected pitcher today with 39.4pts projected
    Dylan Cease (CWS) has the #29 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 6.17 per start.
    Shane McClanahan (TB) has the #10 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.0 per start.

Guardians (-122) vs Red Sox (+102) 9.0 O/U

7:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
54°

Temp

77%

Humidity

ESE

Direction

6 MPH

Wind

Cleveland Guardians
None (nan ERA)
12-13

Season

88-81

Home

92-80

Away

6-4

Last 10

Boston Red Sox
None (nan ERA)
13-13

Season

96-75

Home

84-90

Away

6-4

Last 10

Yankees (+190) vs Rangers (-230) 7.5 O/U

8:05 PM
Weather Report
Sunny
63°

Temp

68%

Humidity

E

Direction

12 MPH

Wind

New York Yankees
Gerrit Cole (1.11 ERA)
15-11

Season

109-66

Home

92-75

Away

5-5

Last 10

Texas Rangers
Andrew Heaney (4.38 ERA)
14-11

Season

77-95

Home

64-105

Away

5-5

Last 10

    Aaron Judge (NYY) is our 3rd highest projected batter today with 15.2pts projected
    The Yankees are ranked #2 for Home Runs (1.1) per game
    Gerrit Cole (NYY) is our 3rd highest projected pitcher today with 37.7pts projected
    Gerrit Cole (NYY) has the #8 highest strikeout rate in baseball averaging 7.33 per start.

Phillies (+126) vs Astros (-150) 7.5 O/U

8:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
73°

Temp

69%

Humidity

N

Direction

6 MPH

Wind

Philadelphia Phillies
Matt Strahm (2.31 ERA)
13-13

Season

99-70

Home

80-92

Away

6-4

Last 10

Houston Astros
None (nan ERA)
14-11

Season

109-62

Home

100-73

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Astros's Mauricio Dubon is on the longest hitting streak in baseball at 20 games dating back to 03/31
    The Astros are the hardest team to strikeout in baseball leading with just 8 per game
    The Astros are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 4.9 per game

Angels (+113) vs Brewers (-135) 9.0 O/U

8:10 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
50°

Temp

61%

Humidity

ENE

Direction

8 MPH

Wind

Los Angeles Angels
None (nan ERA)
14-12

Season

86-85

Home

73-98

Away

3-7

Last 10

Milwaukee Brewers
None (nan ERA)
16-9

Season

97-75

Home

96-76

Away

3-7

Last 10

    Shohei Ohtani (LAA) is our highest projected batter today with 41.9pts projected
    Mike Trout (LAA) is our 2nd highest projected batter today with 16.6pts projected
    Shohei Ohtani (LAA) is our highest projected pitcher today with 41.9pts projected

Diamondbacks (-125) vs Rockies (+105) 11.5 O/U

8:40 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
41°

Temp

56%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

Arizona Diamondbacks
None (nan ERA)
14-12

Season

79-94

Home

59-111

Away

4-6

Last 10

Colorado Rockies
None (nan ERA)
8-18

Season

90-79

Home

55-117

Away

4-6

Last 10

Reds (-110) vs Athletics (-110) 8.5 O/U

9:40 PM
Weather Report
Partly cloudy
55°

Temp

89%

Humidity

WNW

Direction

7 MPH

Wind

Cincinnati Reds
None (nan ERA)
10-15

Season

83-90

Home

68-100

Away

6-4

Last 10

Oakland Athletics
JP Sears (6.23 ERA)
5-21

Season

74-100

Home

74-95

Away

6-4

Last 10

    Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum is one of the toughest ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing just 0.86 per game
    JP Sears (CIN) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.2 runs per game.
    JP Sears (CIN) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 2.42HR per 9 innings pitched

Cardinals (+117) vs Dodgers (-140) 8.5 O/U

10:10 PM
Weather Report
Haze
57°

Temp

84%

Humidity

N

Direction

2 MPH

Wind

St. Louis Cardinals
Miles Mikolas (5.97 ERA)
10-16

Season

101-72

Home

86-83

Away

5-5

Last 10

Los Angeles Dodgers
Julio Urias (4.41 ERA)
13-13

Season

117-53

Home

108-67

Away

5-5

Last 10

    Mookie Betts (LAD) is our 5th highest projected batter today with 13.6pts projected
    The Dodgers are ranked #3 for Home Runs (1.4) per game
    Dodger Stadium is one of the top 3 ballparks in baseball for HR's allowing 1.55 per game
    Miles Mikolas (LAD) is one of the worst starters in baseball allowing 6.0 runs per game.
    Julio Urias (STL) is one of the easiest pitchers to hit a home run off of at 1.93HR per 9 innings pitched
    The Dodgers bats are one of the best in baseball ranking #1 overall
    The Dodgers are one of the highest run scoring teams in baseball at 5.2 per game
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