The Major League Baseball rich got richer this offseason. The New York Yankees acquired Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning National League MVP. The Bronx Bombers will begin the 2018 regular season rostering both of the league’s top home run hitters from last year, 2017. Odds for 2018 MLB Regular Season Home Run Title (Feb 13).
Stanton led the National League in home runs in a pitcher-friendly park, Marlins Stadium. The Sultan of Swat hit 59 home runs for the Miami Marlins. It was the the most longballs in Major League Baseball since 2001 when San Francisco Giants Barry Bonds put his PED wood to the ball and knocked it out of MLB venues 73 times. It was also the same season that Chicago Cubs outfielder Sammy Sosa hit 61. and Barry Bonds set the single-
The young Bronx Bomber, American League Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge, recorded 52 dingers last season to lead the Junior Circuit.
The Washington Post published an article in December claiming that “Yankee Stadium puts 62 home runs in play for Giancarlo Stanton” Neil Greenberg, a staff writer for the Post also wrote that “the Yankees’ Opening Day lineup card could be one of the most fearsome handed in by a manager next season. Stanton and Judge are projected to combine for 10 fWAR in 2018, which, if fulfilled, would be one of the six best duos in the majors next season. Based on early projections, New York’s 2018 lineup could score an average of 5.4 runs per game, slightly more than New York scored in 2017 (5.3). Don’t let the minimal improvement fool you — if the Yankees can duplicate last year’s efforts they should have a phenomenal season.”
The World’s Largest Race and Sportsbook updated their MLB Futures chart on 2018 Home Runs. The players, opening and current odds are as follows:
Odds for 2018 MLB Regular Season Home Run Title (Feb 13)