Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting to heat up at the plate.
The Toronto Blue Jays slugger hit a home run for the second straight game off Shohei Ohtani on Thursday night.
The mini power spurt could be a good sign for everyone waiting for Guerrero to break out of his early-season slump.
Friday's clash with the Los Angeles Angels presents another good opportunity for Guerrero to find a groove at the plate.
Chase Silseth was not overly impressive in his last start and Guerrero has better splits on the road and against right-handed pitching.
While Guerrero is on the verge of starting a hot streak, a handful of other hitters are in the middle of great runs of form at the dish. Some of those players have strong histories against the pitchers opposing them on Friday night.
MLB Player Props
Overall Record: 15-16 (3-1 Thursday)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Over 1.5 Total Bases (+105)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has two home runs in his last two games.
Guerrero doubled his home run total for the month of May in the last two contests and that should be a sign that he is heating up at the plate.
Angels starter Chase Silseth gave up six hits in his last appearance, which was his first at home in an Angels uniform.
Silseth conceded two home runs and a pair of doubles to the Oakland Athletics a week ago. Guerrero and the power hitters at the top of the Toronto order could have the similar level of success on Friday night.
Two games for Guerrero is still a small sample size, but he is worth betting on now before his total bases price leaps over even money.
Dansby Swanson Over 1.5 Total Bases (+100)
I feel more than comfortable going back to Dansby Swanson for the second straight night.
Swanson enters Friday's game against the Miami Marlins on a nine-game hitting streak and he is tied with Mookie Betts for the most hits over the last seven days.
Swanson should once again reside in the top third of the Atlanta Braves order with Ronald Acuna Jr. scheduled to miss another game.
The high order placement could put Swanson in more ideal spots to drive in runs and collect extra-base hits.
Swanson is also 5-for-9 in his career against Trevor Rogers, who he got two hits off in his first clash with the Miami southpaw this season.
Luis Arraez Over 1.5 Total Bases (+120)
Luis Arraez is one of seven hitters in the majors to have 10 or more hits in the last week.
The Minnesota Twins utility man had five hits last weekend against the Kansas City Royals and then produced five hits in three games against the Detroit Tigers.
Arraez owns a .600 career batting average against Kansas City starter Brad Keller. He went 2-for-3 with two walks, two RBI and three runs in the game started by Keller on May 21.
Charlie Blackmon Over 1.5 Total Bases (+100)
Charlie Blackmon has a hit in every game of the Colorado Rockies' current road swing.
Blackmon tripled off Patrick Corbin on Thursday night and he could reach base a few times against Aaron Sanchez.
Sanchez conceded 27 hits in 18.1 innings in May. He gave up seven runs on six hits earlier in the month against the Rockies.
There are plenty of ways to attack this matchup, but I'm riding with Blackmon because he has had a consistent bat in Pittsburgh and Washington D.C. this week.