Angels Favored vs. Rangers in Janson Junk's MLB Debut

The Los Angeles Angels will take a look at rookie Janson Junk in tonight's game against the Rangers.
The Los Angeles Angels will take a look at rookie Janson Junk in tonight's game against the Rangers. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Everyone loves this time of the baseball season as teams make a final charge at a playoff berth.

While that’s all well and good, an underrated aspect of the final month of the season that I personally enjoy is getting a peak at prospects that teams who are outside of the playoff picture bring up to the Majors to get a look at.

One of those prospects is Los Angeles Angels pitcher Janson Junk.

Now, let’s be honest, Janson Junk is one of the worst names possible for a pitcher. But with that being said, it will be interesting to see how the No. 22 prospect in the Angels system fares in his Major League debut.

Junk was acquired from the New York Yankees as part of the deal that sent Andrew Heaney to the Bronx. He’s had a solid showing in AA this year, sporting a 6-3 record and a 2.81 ERA.

Despite starting a brand new pitcher, WynnBET still has confidence that the Angels can get the job done when they take on the Texas Rangers today. The Angels are set as -130 home favorites with the Rangers coming in as +110 road underdogs. The total for the game is set at 9.5.

Rangers vs. Angels Prediction and Pick

I don’t love betting on a side when it comes to a game that will feature a pitcher making his MLB debut, so I’m going to opt for the UNDER 9.5 instead.

These two offenses have been among the worst in the Majors since the start of August. They rank 28th and 29th in OPS since the beginning of last month, with the Rangers sporting an OPS of .679 and the Angels boasting an OPS of .649. Those are some ugly numbers.

Taylor Hearn gets the start for the Rangers, and he’s been one of their most consistent pitchers this season. He enters the game with a 3.96 ERA, and there’s no reason why he can’t have another solid game today against this Angels lineup.

Opening pitch is set for 4:07pm EST.

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