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Harry’s MLB’s Alphabetical (A to Z) Prop Shop

With the Major League Baseball season FINALLY upon us (July 23), my pals at Odds Shark and I are going prop bet crazy and instead of me coming up with my best plays for the shortened 60-game season, we went outside the box with a prop bet for every letter of the alphabet. That’s right, over the next week, I’ll have 26 total MLB props for you to cash in on once we hear “play ball” again.

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I’ll be giving out my expert analysis on props ranging from letters A-M this week and then N-Z next week. Everyone will have all 26 props before the season starts when the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals take on the New York Yankees in the Sportsbook game.

If you are a bit confused, well, I have faith in you because if you are reading this, you are more than likely a sports gambler and you will get “the picture” or in this case get “the pitcher.” Get it?!!!

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Alphabetical Props for MLB Regular Season

A = Royals: (A)dalberto Mondesi, Most Stolen Bases in AL +125

This kid had 43 stolen bases last season in just 102 games played. Mondesi also had the most total bases among Kansas City players who played in 105 games or less. That equals so many more opportunities to swipe a base.

B = Yankees: (B)rett Gardner, UNDER 23 RBIs -110

Gardner will turn 37 in August and has missed a total of 43 games over the past two campaigns. He has also struck out over 100 times in seven straight seasons. Though there will be ducks on the pond to bring in, I’m not sure he’s going to be the one bringing them home.

C = Yankees: Aroldis (C)hapman, UNDER 12.5 Saves -115

Chapman just tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently recovering. He was active last season, pitching 57 innings, his most since 2015 when he was a member of the Cincinnati Reds. Another factor that makes that 12.5 number seem high is that the Yankees can always go to former Orioles closer Zack Britton if they want to rest Chapman.

D = Mets: Edwin (D)iaz, OVER 12.5 Saves -120

After a tough first season for Diaz with New York last year (2-7, 5.59 ERA), the Mets and I are both hoping that he returns to his 2018 form, when he had 57 saves and a 1.96 ERA for the Seattle Mariners.

E = Nationals: Adam (E)aton, OVER .286 Batting Avg -115

Eaton hit only .279 last year but hit .284 or better in the previous five seasons, including a career-high .301 for the Nats just two seasons ago.

F = Reds: (F)reddy Galvis, OVER 5.5 Home Runs -115

Galvis had 23 total home runs last year between the Blue Jays and Reds. He has had four straight double-digit home run seasons and 2019 was his best since 2016 when he popped 20 with the Phillies. This Reds team will be dangerous and will put up plenty of runs.

G = Yankees: (G)errit Cole, Most Wins in AL +225

Cole might be the most dominant and durable pitcher in the league. Over the last three seasons, he has started 33, 32 and 33 games, and over the past two campaigns, he has a combined record of 35-10 with 602 strikeouts. Plus, Cole will have the benefit of a very potent offense that will back him with plenty of offensive support.

H = Most (H)ome Runs by a Player, UNDER 20.5 +120

Playing a 60-game season and then going straight into the playoffs, managers will have to think about their star players’ off days more than they ever had to in the past. To preserve players’ health, managers may take them out of the game if the team is winning late in the game and therefore take away at-bats. Also, to have this prop go OVER, a player will have to average a home run every three games. I feel like that percentage is just too high.

I = Reds: Raisel (I)glesias, OVER 10.5 Saves -115

Iglesias has improved his number of saves season after season. In 2017, he had 28, in ’18, he reached 30, and last year he had a career-high 34 saves. In all three of those years, he pitched 63 or more innings. In five seasons, opponents have managed only a .218 batting average against him.

J = Orioles: (J)ohn Means, OVER 5 Wins +105

We all know that the Baltimore Orioles were beyond awful a season ago with just 54 wins. The Orioles had the second-worst run differential in baseball at -252, ahead of only the Detroit Tigers at -333. On such a putrid team, this lefty still found a way to lead the team with 12 wins (three more than anyone else). I’m banking that John “means” business on the hill for the O’s.

K = Dodgers: (K)enley Jansen, UNDER 12.5 Saves -115

Jansen turns 33 this season and is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he had a career-high 3.71 ERA. Jansen also had the most blown saves in his career last year with eight (previous high was seven in 2012).

L = Indians: Francisco (L)indor, OVER 12 Home Runs -115

Through 10 spring training games, this talented kid is hitting .400 after 30 at-bats with three dingers, 10 RBIs and 24 total bases. Lindor is just 26 years old and has combined for 103 homers over his last three seasons.

M = Dodgers: (M)ookie Betts, OVER .301 Batting Avg -115

It won’t take this guy long to figure out the pitchers in the National League. If you go by Betts’ batting average pattern, the OVER is the play. Through his past four seasons, he has hit .318, .264, .346 (his 2018 MVP season) and .295 for the Red Sox. So, if we go by that alone, it’s his turn to bat over .300 again.

I am back with the second part of my Major League Baseball alphabetical props through letters N-Z after producing A-M last week.

I’ve had some great feedback with last week’s alphabetical props so please feel free to leave me a message with some of your favorite props for this season at the bottom of the article or hit me up on twitter @AAOHARRY. At the end of this article, I have Harry’s Hypothetical Prop Shop with odds on how I do with all 26 props.

N = Rockies Nolan Arenado Over 42.5 RBI’s -115

Arenado, in the past five seasons, has been extremely reliable. The most games he’s missed in any of those seasons was just seven. He is also an RBI machine, especially over those last five campaigns. Arenado has racked up at least 110 RBI’s over that time period with his best season coming in 2016 when he put up 133 runs batted in. Arenado is also a great hitter with a lifetime average of .295.

O = Angels Shohei {O}htani Under 71.5 Strikeouts +105

Ohtani plans on being the designated hitter and a starting pitcher for new Angels manager Joe Maddon. The under might be the play here considering his durability is definitely in question after because of injuries Ohtani has played in just 114 games combined. After Tommy John surgery, he may be limited on innings and I don't trust him with his injury history.

P = Indians Roberto {P}erez Over 22.5 RBI’s -115

Perez should get plenty of opportunities to drive in runs with Francisco Lindor in this lineup. Perez had the most RBI in his career in 2019, 63 in 119 games, which were 25 more than his previous best in 2017.

Q = Cubs Jose {Q}uintana Under 4.5 Wins -115

It hasn’t been a pleasant summer for Quintana. Besides giving up four runs over four innings of spring training ball, he had to have surgery on his left thumb after somehow cutting it washing dishes. Plus, Quintana’s ERA last season was almost five (4.68 ERA).

R = Cubs Anthony {R}izzo Under 36.5 RBI’s -115

Another Cubs injured player besides Quintana is Rizzo and his back. He’s a great hitter (led Cubs in batting average and RBI last season) when healthy but he has a bad ankle and has suffered terrible back spasms so asking for 37 RBI, even if he is a go, is a difficult task over just 60 games.

S = Mariners Kyle {S}eager Under 31.5 RBI’s -115

Seager has never been a big RBI guy and through nine seasons, he has yet to have 100 in a year. Seager hasn’t hit better than .249 since 2016 and only played in 106 games last season, batting a disappointing .239.

T = {T}ampa Bay Rays Over 33.5 Wins -140

The Rays are a team on the rise. In 2018 they won 90 and last year the surprised everyone with 96 wins. They were 48-33 at home as well as on the road and had a +113 run differential (seventh best in baseball).

U = Angels Justin {U}pton Under 32.5 RBI’s -115

Upton has not hit better than .280 since 2011. He played in only 63 games a season ago and batted only .215.

V = Blue Jays {V}ladimir Guerrero, Jr. Over .290 BA -115

Junior’s dad was a great hitter and I’ve got faith in him to follow in his footsteps as a hitter. In 123 games last season, he collected 126 hits.

W = Phillies Zack {W}heeler Under 70.5 Strikeouts -115

Over five major league seasons, Wheeler has never had 200 strikeouts so in a 60-game shortened season it will be tough to crack 70.5. In two of his five seasons, Wheeler failed to start 18 or more games.

X = Red Sox {X}ander Bogaerts Over .287 BA -115

The veteran Bogaerts batted .309 last season on an uncharacteristically bad Boston team. He has hit over .288 in four of his last five campaigns.

Y = Brewers Christian {Y}elich to Win NL MVP +450

Why not Yelich? This guy has had a couple of spectacular seasons. Over the past two years combined, he has 80 homers, 52 stolen bases, and has hit .326 & .329 respectively. I’ll roll the dice with Yelich at almost five times my money in a short season.

Z = Astros {Z}ack Greinke Under 5.5 Wins -115

Greinke turns 37 in October and has given up 21 or more home runs in four straight seasons. I just feel like Greinke will struggle with teams gunning for him and the Astros.

Harry’s Hypothetical Alphabetical Pro Shop

Will I hit at Least 50% of My Picks
Will I hit 16 or more of my picks?
Will I hit eight or Fewer of My Picks?
Will I hit Both Letters Q and Z?
Will I hit 20 or More of my picks?

There you have 26 of my best plays for the 60-game season that starts on Thursday. I hope everyone continues to endure and can at least have fun watching baseball now.

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