MJ Melendez: MLB Player Prop Bets for Royals Vs Nationals – May 26, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on May 25, 2023

The upcoming matchup between MJ Melendez’s Kansas City Royals and the Washington Nationals (with Patrick Corbin drawing the start) is scheduled for Friday, May 26 at 8:10 PM ET.

Looking to wager on Melendez ahead of his matchup on Friday? Keep reading for everything you need to know, then head over to DraftKings Sportsbook to place your bets!

Player Prop Odds for Melendez

Prop O/U Over Odds
Hits 0.5 -138
Runs 0.5 -112
RBI 0.5 -112
Strikeouts 1.5 +107

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Stats and Trends for the Washington Nationals

  • The Nationals will hand the ball to Corbin (3-5) for his 11th start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last start was on Saturday, when he tossed six innings while giving up two earned runs on six hits in a matchup with the Detroit Tigers.
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this campaign, the 33-year-old ranks 52nd in ERA (4.47), 58th in WHIP (1.385), and 71st in K/9 (5.4).
  • The Nationals have a 7.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.
  • The Nationals have the 19th-ranked ERA (4.46) in the majors this season.
  • The Nationals have a combined WHIP of 1.429 as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in MLB.
  • The Nationals have given up 61 home runs so far this season (the 19th-ranked total in MLB play).

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Melendez Stats and Trends

  • Melendez has recorded a hit 26 times this season in 46 games played (56.5%), with eight multi-hit efforts (17.4%).
  • He has hit a home run in four games this season, going deep in 2.1% of his trips to the plate.
  • In 34.8% of his 46 games this season, he has touched home plate (16 times). Also, he’s put up four games with multiple runs in 2023 (8.7%).
  • Melendez has driven in at least one run in 26.1% of his games this season (12 of 46), including two or more RBI in six of those games (13.0%). He has also knocked in three or more of his team’s runs in two contests.
  • In 39 of 46 games this season (84.8%), he has gone down on strikes. Plus, 18 of those games (39.1%) included a performance that resulted in two or more strikeouts.
Home Away
25 GP 21
13 (52.0%) Games w/1+ Hit 13 (61.9%)
3 (12.0%) Games w/2+ Hits 5 (23.8%)
9 (36.0%) Games w/1+ Run 7 (33.3%)
3 (12.0%) Games w/1+ HR 1 (4.8%)
6 (24.0%) Games w/1+ RBI 6 (28.6%)

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