Fifteen Major League Baseball players enter Friday night with 10 or more hits in the last week.
The offensive increase is a welcome sight for baseball fans and the outbursts are not just coming from the top teams in the league.
The 15 players that fit that trend come from nine teams. The Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox have three players each on that chart.
Toronto is the team that catches my attention for Friday night since it faces a familiar foe in Jordan Montgomery from the New York Yankees.
The majority of the Blue Jays lineup faced Montgomery for at least six at-bats in their careers and they have seen him once already this season.
My other main focus is in Cincinnati, where the Reds are back in town and they face a left-handed hurler in Eric Lauer that has struggled in his last two starts for the Milwaukee Brewers.
Friday MLB Player Props
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Over 1.5 Total Bases (+110)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. owns the second highest hit total in the majors in the last seven days.
Guerrero gets to stay at home for another series and he faces Jordan Montgomery, who he has a .333 batting average against in nine at-bats.
The Blue Jays slugger holds a 1.166 OPS against left-handed pitching and he has multiple total bases in four of his last five games.
Teoscar Hernandez Over 1.5 Total Bases (+110)
Teoscar Hernandez is one of two other Toronto players with a double-digit hit total in the last week. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is the other.
Hernandez has an awful history against Montgomery. He owns a .071 batting average in 14 at-bats against the Yankees southpaw.
But Hernandez is in really good form at the plate and he has a .906 OPS against lefties this season.
Jeff McNeil Over 1.5 Total Bases (+135)
Jeff McNeil has seven hits in the last week.
Most of those base knocks came in the last three days, as he recorded four hits against the Milwaukee Brewers.
McNeil gets a favorable matchup against the Miami Marlins, who are using a bullpen game on Friday, and he will have plenty of chances to knock in runners with Pete Alonso hitting right in front of him.
The infielder recorded 11 total bases from seven hits in the last four days and he has 20 total bases from 15 hits in June, so if he reaches base, there is a good chance he hits this prop.
Christian Bethancourt Over 1.5 Total Bases (+115)
Christian Bethancourt leads the Oakland Athletics in hits against left-handed pitching and over the last seven days.
The power-hitting catcher is starting to find a groove at the plate and he could achieve more success against Daniel Lynch of the Kansas City Royals, who allowed 14 hits over 11 innings in his last two starts.
Lynch gave up four home runs and 10 earned runs as part of that stretch and he could be lit up again by an Oakland offense that returns home with some confidence following a road win in Boston.