Bet on MLB Players Number of Hits & Home Runs for 2010
Bet on MLB Players Number of Hits:
Ichiro Suzuki (ov/un: 207.5)
The Seattle Mariners outfielder has led the majors in base hits on six different occasions in his career. He had 225 hits in 2009 to lead all MLB players. At 36, Suzuki could be on the verge of slowing down a little bit. Still, he has recorded at least 206 base hits in all nine of his major league seasons.
Chase Utley (ov/un: 164.5)
Philadelphia’s all-star second baseman has been one of the top hitting middle infielders in all of baseball over the last several years. While he had only 161 hits last year, Utley averaged 185 hits per year from 2006-08.
Joe Mauer (ov/un: 164.5)
The 2009 AL MVP has won the league batting crown in three of the last four years. He has averaged 184 hits per year over the last two seasons. The Minnesota Twins backstop will play his home games in a new outdoor ballpark this year.
Albert Pujols (ov/un: 179.5)
The 2009 NL MVP has recorded at least 185 hits in eight of his nine big league season. The Cardinals first baseman had 186 hits in 2009. His bases on balls numbers have increased in each of the last three years. Pujols had a career-best 115 walks last season.
Bet on Baseball Players Number of Home Runs
Matt Holliday (ov/un: 25.5)
Holliday will be entering his first full year with the Cardinals in 2010. He only hit 11 homers in 93 games with Oakland to begin last year but was able to connect on 13 long balls in 63 games for St. Louis to conclude 2009. Holliday averaged 32 homers per year from 2006-08 in Colorado.
Adrian Gonzalez (ov/un: 33.5)
The San Diego first sacker has been able to mash plenty of home runs despite playing in a home ballpark that is very favorable to pitchers. Gonzalez has averaged 38 homers per year over the last two campaigns. As the only real threat in this year’s Padres lineup, he could be pitched around more often than not in 2010. There is also speculation involving Gonzalez possibly being dealt away to another club at some point during the regular season.
Jason Bay (ov/un: 23.5)
After taking advantage of a favorable hitting park in Boston during the last couple of years, Bay will find it much more difficult to slug homers in his new home yard in 2010. The Mets were only able to hit 49 home runs at home in 2009 during the first season at Citi Field. Bay has hit more than 30 home runs in four of the last five seasons.
Evan Longoria (ov/un: 33.5)
The Tampa Bay Rays third baseman was able to connect on 33 long balls in 2009 after clubbing 27 in 122 games as a rookie in 2008.