MLB Prospects That Will Affect Your 2020 Betting Season
Major League Baseball will finally begin its 2020 season in late July with a shortened 60-game schedule. Minor league was cancelled for the season and with new rules for MLB rosters, there could be some young prospects that get some playing time in 2020.
Here are 4 young prospects that could have a dramatic effect on your MLB betting season.
Gavin Lux, Dodgers
Lux will start at second base for the Dodgers this season coming off two outstanding minor league campaigns. Just 22 years old, Lux was voted the Dodgers top minor leaguer for the past two consecutive seasons.
Last season, Lux jumped from Double-A ball to Triple-A and made a huge impact in Oklahoma City. He hit .392, hit 13 home runs, and had 39 RBIs. The Dodgers did call Lux up for the playoffs last season and he did become the youngest major leaguer to hit a pinch-hit postseason home run.
Lux will probably bat second in a deep Dodgers lineup, which shows the amount of respect the young infielder has in L.A. He’s also a great Rookie of the Year bet given +250 odds to win this year’s award.
Wander Franco, Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays could give the New York Yankees a run for their money in the AL East. The Rays have a deep pitching rotation with Charlie Morton, Blake Snell, and Tyler Glasnow. The bullpen might be the best in the American League.
What the Rays need are bats. They have the highest-rated hitting prospect in MLB’s pipeline in Franco, a 5-10, 190-pound shortstop. Franco hit .327 last season in the Rays’ organization and is just 19 years old.
With Yandy Diaz and Austin Meadows, Franco could give the Rays the offensive production they need to catch the Yankees.
Luis Robert, White Sox
Chicago was off to a fairly good start in Cactus League play with a 10-7 record. One of the White Sox top hitters during that start was CF Luis Robert. He was batting .333 in 12 games.
Last season, started out in Single-A and hit a ridiculous .453 with eight home runs and 24 RBIs in just 19 games. He moved up to Double-A and eventually Triple-A hitting 24 homers in a combined 103 games.
In 122 games last year, Robert hit .328 with 32 home runs and 92 RBIs. Those are MVP-caliber numbers and one sports bettors need to take notice of. Like Lux, Robert is one of the favorites to win a Rookie of the Year award. Robert is a +250 favorite to win the AL Rookie of the Year.
Jo Adell, Angels
The Angels have the game’s best player in Mike Trout, the reigning AL MVP. They also brought in Anthony Rendon, who helped Washington win the World Series a year ago.
The Angels lack pitching, but they do have one of the game’s best young prospects in Jo Adell. While he didn’t have the flashy numbers of Lux and Robert in the minors, Adell is a bona fide top ten prospect.
He was batting .280 in spring training before the coronavirus shut everything down. Adell should fit into the Angels outfield with Trout and develop into a quality bat in the team’s lineup. Adell is given +1400 odds to win the AL Rookie of the Year award.