We are less than 30 days from Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. While most sports fanatics are gearing up for college basketball’s March Madness most of, if any free time, is spent preparing for fantasy baseball drafts and projecting which players will outperform expectations. Major League Baseball 2018 Player Propositions (Feb 26)
The exercise in projecting player performance is difficult in any sport. Major League Baseball and its 162-game schedule presents a large number of variables that are important in predicting season ending stats. The task of comparing April through October numbers for specific baseballers is much more fun when there is a financial risk involved.
Opening Day will feature eight divisional matchups among the league’s 15 games. And in addition to an Interleague contest between the host Detroit Tigers and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The AL East favorites, the New York Yankees, open in Toronto against the Blue Jays for the first time since 2003. And the NL West Giants are in Los Angeles to square off against the Dodgers as well as a Lone Star State battle between the Houston Astros and the Texas Rangers.
Will Clayton Kershaw win more than 17.5 games? Can Gerrit Cole produce in the American League and earn 13.5 wins or more for his new team in Houston? Does the math add up for the Astros pitching props? Dallas Keuchel (14.5), Justin Verlander (14.5) and Cole (13.5) are projected to win 25% of the total number of games that the Stohs are scheduled to play in the 2018 season.
Will Giancarlo Stanton hit more than 39.5 dingers for the Yanks this summer? Can Ryan Zimmerman stay healthy this season and exceed 21.5 home runs for the Nats? Can Khris Davis hit 35 home runs or more in pitcher friendly Oakland Coliseum in 2018:
The SuperBook of Las Vegas, WestGate, has positioned a number of Player Propositions for the 2018 MLB season. The list includes player hits, home runs plus pitching props and more:
Major League Baseball 2018 Player Propositions (Feb 26)