Westgate 2019 MLB Player Props
The only constant in Major League Baseball is change. It was only a matter of time before the inevitable that the sports “special team” in MLB would fade to some degree. The “Closer” role in baseball is not going to be as specialized as it has been since Rollie Fingers started the trend some million years ago.
You are going to see more matchup scenarios in late innings. Especially from clubs that have two or three firemen that are capable of mixing and matching righties vs righties, left vs left, night to night and game to game, if you will.
Kimbrel departs via Free Agency
The Red Sox open defense of their World Series title in Seattle this Opening Day. And the matchup of starters is the center stage feature attraction, this finding southpaws Chris Sale and Marco Gonzales taking the ball in the first inning.
Furthermore the reigning World Series champions are one of the hierarchy that are going without a high profile closer on Opening Day. They have a plethora of arms in their pen to use late in games and skipper Alex Cora has been clear on this point.
Boston can throw the likes of right-handers Matt Barnes and Ryan Brasier at the opposition in the final trio of innings. In addition there is Tyler Thornburg, Heath Hembree, Brandon Workman and Colten Brewer. Don’t put it past Cora to use Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez, spot starters at this point for the club, in a late inning situation.
Cora told the media on he has known what he was planning to do to close out games since November, when Kimbrel’s departure was clear.
The World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook has a 2019 MLB Prop on Most Saves By: Any Pitcher postured at 48.5. Playing to the UNDER those 48.5 saves is the Finn Factor Free MLB Prop on Opening Day.
Westgate MLB Player Props: UNDER 48.5 Saves