At the onset of his career, Aaron Judge burst on to the scene as 2017 American League Rookie of the Year. Yankee fans were thrilled to be discussing what they were sure to be a Hall of Fame career. But since his epic first year in the Bronx Judge has not been able to stay healthy. Judge hasn’t come close to playing a complete schedule in the past two years. Yet he remains the top baseball betting choice to become the 2020 Home Run Champion.
2020 Major League Baseball Home Run Champion Odds
|2020 Home Run Champion Baseball Betting Odds||Aaron Judge +900, Pete Alonso +950, Mike Trout +1200, Joey Gallo, +1200, Ronald Acuna Jr +1400, Giancarlo Stanton +1400, Christian Yelich +1600, Cody Bellinger +1600, Eugenio Suarez +1600, Yordan Alvarez +1800, Nolan Arenado +1800, Alex Bregman +2200, Gleyber Torres +2200, Matt Olson +2200, Rhys Hoskins +2500, Jorge Soler +2500, Trevor Story +2500, Bryce Harper +2800, Eloy Jimenez +3000, Khris Davis +3000, Vladimir Guerrero Jr +3000, JD Martinez +3500, George Springer +5000, Kris Bryant +5000|
2020 Major League Baseball Home Run Champion Odds Overview
Also, with Judge as the co-favorite to win Home Run King honors is Pete Alonso of the Mets. Alonso was 2019 NL Rookie of the Year as well as home run champion with 53 round-trippers. In a similar way to Judge, playing in New York only adds to Alonso’s sportsbook price tag.
Certainly, the one complete season that Judge did play was a big one. He hit 52 home runs that season with a slugging percentage of .627. In the two seasons that followed he was nowhere near that level with slugging percentages of .528 in 2018 and .540 for 2019. Based on that this Judge is clearly an overpriced reach.
True, Alonso is the reigning Home Run Champion. But he is also coming off his only Big-League season. Now comes the question as to whether he will stay at his 2019 level or suffer a drop. National League pitchers and managers have had a year to prep at stopping Alonso.
Texas’s Gallo could offer significantly better value than either Judge or Alonso. He missed most of last season but hit 40 or more home runs in the two seasons before that. Despite missing most of 2019 he still produced a career-best career slugging percentage. Texas moves into a sparkling new park that could also help Gallo’s cause.
Cincinnati’s Suarez would also make a lot of sense for gamblers looking to combine value and production capability. Suarez is coming off a career-best 49 home runs in 2019. Additionally, he will receive more protection at the plate this year as the Reds have vastly improved their lineup over the offseason.
Of course, Trout is well known for being a three-time AL Most Valuable Player which includes last season. Trout was second in the American League with 45 home runs in 2019. The Angels are expected to return to contender status with a better lineup in 2020.
Milwaukee just signed Yelich to the biggest contract in team history with good reason. Yelich is a top tier baseball betting asset and the 2018 NL Most Valuable Player Award winner. Although he missed 32 games in 2018, he still managed to hit 44 home runs.
Baseball Odds Today Betting Online Pick: Joey Gallo