The Three Best Prop Bets for the 2023 MLB Season
The MLB season is long and very unpredictable, however, there is money to be made when it comes to player prop bets. This article will pick the three player props that will make you the most money when October comes.
Bobby Witt Jr. to Steal the Most Bases
Bobby Witt Jr. is coming off of a stelar rookie season where he showed flashes of being one of the games best infielders with his raw power, consistent swing, and great defense.
Although many of these traits are still developing and it may be a couple years until he’s in MVP talks, his speed is something that can translate to this season specifically. Witt is coming off a season where he stole 30 bags, and that was with an OBP of .294.
Witt is projected to improve on his OBP which will give him more chances of stealing bases and most likely exceed 30 maybe even 40. With the new rule changes and larger bases this season stolen base numbers will go up and the young legs of Witt should be the primary beneficiary.
Trea Turner to Score the Most Runs
Trea Turner has established himself as one of the game’s best shortstops and after an amazing World Baseball Classic, he is primed to have the best season of his career.
Signing with the reigning National League Champions will also put him in a loaded lineup giving him many chances to be driven in and add to his already ridiculous ability to score runs. He has tremendous speed and natural baserunning ability.
It’s crazy to believe that Turner has never led the league in runs scored, but with his speed, contact hitting, and ability to steal bases and get in scoring position, I can’t imagine he will end his career without doing so and this seems to be the year.
Dylan Cease to led the American League in Strikeouts
The obvious choice here is Gerrit Cole, but with the odds at +1400 Cease offers a better return on investment. Cease has some of the highest spin rate in the league, and has violent breaks on most of his pitches.
Cease led the league two years ago with strikeouts per nine innings, and has had back to back years of over 225 strikeouts, doing so with less than 200 innings pitched both times. He will need to cut back on walks as he led the league last year.
If Cease stays healthy he should easily be over 200 innings and based on his strikeouts per nine innings, should be able to get over 250-275 strikeouts putting him at the top of the American League projections, and with good odds back this one of the best prop bets of the season.
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