By Adam Thompson | | 6 mins
4 New York Yankees Prop Bets You Should Be Backing
The New York Yankees amassed 103 victories in the 2019 season, but were knocked out of the MLB Playoffs before the World Series. The Bronx Bombers reloaded for 2020, including the acquisition of Gerrit Cole, last year’s American League Cy Young Award winner with the rival Astros.
The Yankees now have the ace to get them to the next level and achieve postseason success for the winningest franchise in baseball history.
Bookies.com reveals four MLB futures best bets for the New York Yankees’ 2020 MLB season.
|Gerrit Cole — AL Cy Young Award||+275 |
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|Gerrit Cole — Most Strikeouts||+225 |
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|American League pennant||+175 |
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|Giancarlo Stanton — AL MVP||+4000 |
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Gerrit Cole — AL Cy Young Award (+275)
Few pitchers in MLB history have accomplished seasons like Cole had in 2019, and most of those came 100 years ago. He went 20-5 with a 2.50 ERA and his 1.5 strikeouts per inning was the most by a starter in MLB history. He led the league in WAR among AL pitchers, too, and went 19-0 over his last 25 starts.
Now he goes to a Yankees team that will give him a boatload of run support. With fewer starts than usual in 2020, Cole has the weaponry to mow down batters, keep his ERA low and collect wins. Take Cole to win the AL Cy Young at 888sport .
Gerrit Cole — Most Strikeouts (+225)
Last season with the Astros, Cole struck out 326 batters. Only one other pitcher came within 67 of Cole, and that was Justin Verlander, who was still 26 off and will be 37 this season.
Cole’s ridiculous totals were way higher than in any of his previous seasons. But even his 276-strikeout mark in 2018 would have finished No. 2 last year.
He’ll have the offensive support to be aggressive on the hill. Cole could take 1-2 stints on the injured list and still win the K’s crown. Take Cole to repeat as strikeout champion at Unibet .
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American League pennant (+175)
When it comes to winning the World Series, the Dodgers are a powerhouse, and while I like the Yankees at +400 for that, I like them more for this.
The Yankees led the majors in scoring and were a historically good hitting team last year. That was without Giancarlo Stanton for 144 of the games and Aaron Judge for 60 of them. Now they have everyone back for a shorter season, something that should benefit the sluggers.
The Astros have been the thorn in the Yankees’ side in the AL, but now Cole will be in the New York dugout, and Houston should take a step back. Take Yankees to win the AL at Unibet .
Giancarlo Stanton — AL MVP (+4000)
On the surface, this one’s a little out there. Stanton has only managed to play more than 145 games three times in his 10 MLB seasons, and you can’t win Most Valuable Player if you’re not on the field.
But in two of the last three seasons when he has missed fewer than 20 games, he finished first or second in the MVP voting. When he plays, his bat is as productive as anyone's.
You also can’t win if you’re a primary position is designated hitter — at least, it has never happened. Yankees manager Aaron Boone says Stanton will play OF and DH.
If Stanton can play the field and get at-bats, he can compete for the award. It was just three seasons ago he played 159 games and hit .281 with 59 HRs and 132 RBIs. Find Stanton to win MVP at BetMGM .