HANDICAPPING MLB PROPS
Hey there! Have you stopped by CappersPicks.com today looking for 2020 MLB Runs Scored Prop Betting Odds & Free Picks? Congratulations, you’re in the right place! We’re here to help you figure out who will lead the Major Leagues in Runs Scored in 2020. Last season, Boston’s leadoff hitter, Mookie Betts (+750), led the Major Leagues in runs scored (135) for the second consecutive season.
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Of course, he’s now in Los Angeles, where he projects to hit atop a lineup equally as potent as Boston’s has been for the last couple seasons. His stolen base numbers dropped dramatically from 2018 to 2019 but that didn’t affect his run-scoring production.
He’s the favorite on the board and some may find it surprising he isn’t more expensive than his current price tag.
The young man who hit right after Betts for the most of the season, Rafael Devers (+1400), finished right behind him in the runs scored department (129). The 23-year-old still lacks for patience but his walk numbers did improve slightly in his third big league season.
He doesn’t run much but hit himself into scoring position more than anyone else in baseball with a league-leading 54 doubles. He also benefited from hitting in front of Xander Bogaerts and JD Martinez.
It’s unknown how new manager Ron Roenicke will stack Boston’s lineup in 2020. Boston doesn’t have an obvious leadoff candidate with Betts gone and Devers could slide in-between the right-handed power hitters. That would hurt his prospects of winning this prop.
Of course, whoever does hit leadoff for Boston will see a bump in the markets. It could be Bogaerts (+3300) or Andrew Benintendi, who isn’t listed at our Sportsbooks.
Aaron Judge (+7500) figures to stay in the 2-hole for New York, if he is ready to play when a season starts. With a career on-base percentage close to .400 and all the power behind him in the Yankees’ lineup, he appears severely underpriced, if he’s healthy.
The latest reports are that Judge’s rib injury hasn’t healed and that he still hasn’t swung a bat. The good news for him is that he may still have yet another six weeks or so before a potential season even begins. Buying now could be risky but if also offers potentially large rewards.
The Cubs’ new manager David Ross has announced his plans to hit Kris Bryant (+2800) leadoff. He isn’t the prototypical leadoff hitter but he’s comfortable there. The result may be a more patient hitter, willing to take more walks and push his OBP up over .400.
It could also result in more power, which would be an ironic but not completely unprecedented result. If it does, great. If it doesn’t, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez will be behind him to drive him in.
Lastly, there’s Mike Trout (+850), who is still the best player in baseball and has led the Majors in runs scored four times (the last time coming in 2016).
Trout doesn’t run like he used to but he’ll likely hit ahead of both Anthony Rendon and Shohei Ohtani in the lineup. He’s also more likely to avoid the injury bug, which has bit him of late, in a shortened season. The same can be said for Ohtani.
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Prediction: In a shortened season, with some reliable RBI guys behind him, Trout looks like the guy most likely to win this prop. I’m taking a stab at him at +850.
I am also taking a shot at Bryant, who has potential to be just a wonderful leadoff hitter with all that power behind him, including Kyle Schwarber.
And lastly, I will buy low on Judge with hope that he will be ready for Opening Day or sometime shortly after. That 75-1 payout is too large to resist.
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