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Let’s examine the candidates and ones to watch to win the league’s Home Run title and the betting odds currently on offer (odds current as at 29 March – odds subject to change);
Mike Trout – +1000
The Los Angeles Angels Mike Trout is arguably the most damaging and powerful hitter in the MLB. If the Angels are within sight of a playoff run at season’s end, look for Trout to be fired up by the extra motivation to outshine all previous efforts. Since 2015, the Angels’ slugger has walloped more than 200 homers!
Pete Alonso – +1000
The only factor that might hold the Mets’ Alonso back from completing another season like his last full year (an astonishing 53 homers in 2019!) is the depth of the pitching in the National League East. However, Alonso has been on fire is Spring Training games and if he converts even half of that form into the regular season, the Mets’ slugger is in for a stellar year.
Ronald Acuña Jr. – +1000
After fellow Brave Marcell Ozuna took out the NL MLB most home run title last year, Ronald Acuña Jr. is equal-favorite to take out this year’s big hitter title. At only 23 years-of-age, the Braves slugger is still getting stronger and building up his body to have his best season to date. Like Alonso however, Acuña Jr. faces some serious pitching in the NL East which may hold him back.
Joey Gallo – +1200
Playing a full season will benefit Gallo’s run for the home run title in 2021. Playing more games away from the HR-unfriendly Arlington Park than he did last year, whilst also opposed to the softer American League pitching rotations will assist the Rangers’ 6’5” giant to express himself in swinging for the fences at all costs like few others can.
Juan Soto – +1200
The Washington Nationals have a potential superstar in their midst with 22-year-old Juan Soto. The youngster is another just building his body up to full power. His 13 home runs in only 47 games in the abbreviated 2020 season at an incredible batting average of .351 see him not only at short odds to win the HR batting title, but he is also second favorite with SugarHouse to win the NL MVP title at the attractive odds of +750.
Cody Bellinger – +1300
Ironically, the strength of his own team might limit Bellinger’s run at the Home Run Batting Title. The Dodgers are reportedly looking at batting Bellinger 6th which could potently limit his at-bats in the 2021 season. On the plus side, Bellinger’s fitness and durability means he could potentially play all 162 games as he has done previously, boosting his numbers immeasurably.
Aaron Judge – +1300
In his last full season in 2017, the New York Yankees slugger hit a monster 52 home runs. Given the configuration of his Yankees team this year, Judge is much more likely play more games in 2021 than he has been in recent few years. Opposing pitchers will not be able to walk him much given the Yankees batting depth with fellow power hitters, Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton also in a strong line-up. There is no gap in this line-up for opposing pitchers to pitch around.