MLB Home Run Derby Odds Are Up, But There Are No Refunds

MLB Home Run Derby Odds Are Up, But There Are No Refunds
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The 2019 Major League Baseball Home Run Derby may be over a month away, but that doesn’t mean fans of MLB betting can’t pick their winner right now.

888sport has a full, 64-player deep market available for those who like to bet MLB futures and outrights .

There’s just one catch: No refunds will be given if the player wagered on doesn’t end up making the Derby roster.

Home Run Derby Odds 2019

PlayerOdds to Win
Cody Bellinger+450
Christian Yelich+500
Joey Gallo+550
Gary Sanchez+850
Bryce Harper+900
Khris Davis+1000
Rhys Hoskins+1400
Javier Baez+1600
Pete Alonso+2000
Francisco Lindor+2000
George Springer+2000
Joc Pederson+2500
Jay Bruce+3000
Nolan Arenado+3300
Jose Ramirez+3300
Eddie Rosario+3300
Daniel Vogelbach+3300
Luke Voit+3300
Ronald Acuna Jr.+4000
Trevor Story+4000

Who are the Early HR Derby Favorites?

Cody Bellinger

Looking at how Bellinger has started this 2019 season, it’s not surprise why he’s a lead candidate for the Home Run Derby.

It’s not shocking he’s a top MVP candidate either.

He’s leading the majors in Batting Average (.405), WAR (4.6), On-Base percentage (.485), Slugging percentage (.791), and RBI (44).

One thing to keep in mind, however, is that Bellinger has established himself as the top producer on a World Series contender.

That means there’s a chance he could turn down a spot in the Derby in order to avoid the perceived post-Derby second-half curse that some competitors endure.

Christian Yelich

What is there to say about Christian Yelich that hasn’t already been said?

The reigning NL MVP got off to just about the best start anyone could have imagined and he leads MLB in dingers with 19 (two more than Bellinger).

In the tight NL Central, he’s kept the Brewers close to or around the top and for that reason is another candidate to turn down an offer he’ll absolutely receive to hit in the Derby.

Add in the fact he’s looking at a serious chance to win back-to-back MVP’s and it only adds to the case against him batting.

But, of course, the decision will ultimately be his and should he compete, he’ll likely be the first or second favorite when the field is announced.

Joey Gallo

Gallo is a perfect candidate for the Home Run Derby.

His Texas Rangers are two games under .500 and could potentially climb into contention, but the AL West appears in the early going to be Houston’s division to lose.

With the rest of the American League as competitive as ever, if things stay the way they are in Arlington, Gallo will likely opt to improve his brand and accept an invite to the Derby.

He has 13 homers to his name with only George Springer (17), and Alex Bregman (14) besting him in the American League so far.

Having never hit in a Derby, he’ll probably want to put his vaunted power to the test on the biggest stage at the Midsummer Classic.