MLB Season Props: Which Pitchers Are Set to Dominate 2020?

  • As the MLB season still struggles to get started, prop bets are available for the pitcher with the most strikeouts and saves in 2020.
  • For strikeouts, Gerrit Cole (+125) leads the pitching odds in the AL, with defending champion Max Scherzer (+275) is the favorite in the NL.
  • For saves, Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman (+375) has the shortest odds in the AL, with Kenley Jansen (+400) leading all NL closers.

LAS VEGASThe battle for baseball continues, as league officials and the MLB players association struggle to find an agreement to restart the 2020 season.

The two sides are in disagreement over player pay versus the number of games in the season and discussions don’t appear to be reaching a conclusion.

In the meantime, sportsbooks are offering prop bets for the eventual start of the MLB season, whenever that may be.

Regardless if the season is shortened, these pitching props will remain largely unaffected as pitchers still need to rack up strikeouts and saves.

Most Strikeouts AL 2020

  • Gerrit Cole +125
  • Justin Verlander +350
  • Shane Bieber +600
  • Lucas Giolito +900
  • Charlie Morton +1200
  • Mike Clevinger +1500
  • Blake Snell +2000
  • Tyler Glasnow +2000

While Gerrit Cole is certainly one of the best pitching talents in the whole league, it remains to be seen how he will fit in with the Yankees rotation and organization.

With that in mind, look at Charlie Morton and Mike Clevinger to possibly rise to the top with terrific odds.

Most Strikeouts NL 2020

  • Max Scherzer +275
  • Jacob deGrom +500
  • Trevor Bauer +700
  • Stephen Strasburg +800
  • Jack Flaherty +900
  • Aaron Nola +1000

Over in the NL, the pair of Nationals dealers are always good bets as Scherzer and Strasburg love to rack up the K’s.

At +500 though, Jacob deGrom is sitting with some sweet odds to lead the league.

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Most Saves AL 2020

  • Aroldis Chapman +375
  • Roberto Osuna +400
  • Taylor Rodgers +500
  • Brad Hand +600
  • Liam Hendricks +700

When it comes to predicting saves leaders, things can be a bit trickier. Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman earns the shortest odds here at +375, but it was Roberto Osuna who led the AL in 2019 with 38 saves.

Osuna at +400 is great odds for a repeating champion.

Most Saves NL 2020

  • Kenley Jensen +400
  • Craig Kimbrel +500
  • Kirby Yates +500
  • Josh Hader +600
  • Edwin Diaz +750
  • Archie Bradley +900
  • Raisel Iglesias +1000
  • Will Smith +2500

The NL race definitely has a clear leader in Dodgers finisher Kenley Jensen, but there is room for some closers further down the board to make waves.

Kirby Yates sits at +500 odds even with having the most saves in the entire MLB last season at 41.

Further down at massive +2500 odds is the newest Atlanta Brave, Will Smith.

Smith finished sixth out of all pitchers in saves in 2019 and has the most value in his odds currently. Only time will tell if Smith will indeed be used in closing situations while in Atlanta.

While the MLB hopes to get back on track and begin their regular season, baseball bettors are enjoying the thoughts of taking action at US online sportsbooks on the regular season props and futures.