Daily Dinger: Best Home Run Picks for Tuesday, June 14 (Manny Machado to Mash in Hot, Humid Wrigley Weather)

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado points to the dugout in their win over the Chicago Cubs Monday night in Chicago.
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado points to the dugout in their win over the Chicago Cubs Monday night in Chicago. / Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

We put another Daily Dinger winner on the board Monday night, as Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his seventh home run in the month of June in the Blue Jays' 11-1 blowout of the Orioles in Toronto.

In today's edition, we're spread out all across the country, as well as north of the border with five different candidates from all of our BetSided editors. It's hot, it's humid, and we're seeing baseballs starting to go a long ways. Let's hope the bashing continues tonight.

All odds are available via WynnBET Sportsbook, as well as consensus lines. WynnBET props are mentioned specifically if available below.

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Best Home Run Picks Today

  • Ji-Man Choi (+385) - available at WynnBET
  • Alejandro Kirk (+550)
  • Manny Machado (+230) - available at WynnBET
  • Yordan Alvarez (+280) - available at WynnBET
  • Brandon Drury (+390) - available at WynnBET

Ji-Man Choi (+385) - Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees

The Rays' first baseman takes an 11-game hitting streak into tonight's matchup in New York, and is one of the few batters in baseball who lick their chops at a matchup against Gerrit Cole.

Choi has roasted the preseason AL Cy Young favorite over his career; hitting .400 in 25 ABs with 10 hits, three doubles and four home runs. His slugging percentage is 1.000, and has also walked seven times with only nine strikeouts, so he sees Cole's vanishing pitches like a beach ball.

With a short porch in play for the veteran left-hander, I love the opportunity for Choi to feast on one of his favorite AL East counterparts at Yankee Stadium. -- Ben HEisler

Alejandro Kirk (+550) - Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

Alejandro Kirk has been quietly one of the best hitters for the Blue Jays this season. He's been batting .315, despite only hitting five home runs so far. I'll bank on hitting his sixth home run today when he and the Jays host the Orioles. Kirk's slugging increases from .447 against lefties, to .468 against righties, so if he's going to hit another home run soon, it's likely to be against a right-handed pitcher which is exactly what Lyles is. Go Kirk Go. -- Iain MacMillan

Manny Machado (+230) - San Diego Padres at Chicago Cubs

Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres take on the Chicago Cubs and starter Kyle Hendricks at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night.The wind is blowing out at Wrigley, and we have a total set at 10.5 for this matchup.I love Machado, who is a serious MVP candidate, to go yard off of Hendricks, who has allowed 11 homers already this season.In his career against Hendricks, Machado has yet to homer, but he is 5-for-12 (.417). With winds reaching 14 miles per hour in this one, I expect to see plenty of long balls and for Machado to get in on the fun. -- Peter Dewey

Yordan Alvarez (+280) - Houston Astros at Texas Rangers

There’s not many people on Aaron Judge’s tail, but Alvarez is one player who can say he’s close. Alvarez is third in the majors in home runs this season and has one of the more powerful bats in baseball. On top of his own strength, he’s going up against Dane Dunning, who’s given up four home runs in his last five starts. Dunning is due to let another go and Alvarez is due to hit one after nearly a week without a dinger. -- Donnavan Smoot

Brandon Drury (+390) - Cincinnati Reds at Arizona Diamondbacks

Did Drury go yard last night? Yes. Does he get another vulnerable pitcher on Tuesday night in a hitter friendly Chase Field? Yes. Drury is smacking for a recently frisky Reds team, crushing 12 home runs and driving in 33 runs. He is hitting .380 over the past two weeks with four dingers and I'm going to ride the hot hand on the hot team and take him to go deep yet again. -- Reed Wallach