LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – Will White Sox rookie slugger Jose Abreu win the home run title in 2014? The current odds are in his favor.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, Abreu is the current favorite at 5/2 to finish with more home runs than any hitter in Major League Baseball this season. Nelson Cruz of the Orioles, Edwin Encarnacion of the Blue Jays and Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins, meanwhile, are all 3/1, respectively.
The mid-range long shots are Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks and Jose Bautista of the Blue Jays at 8/1, while Chris Davis of the Orioles is 14/1 to hit the most home runs this season. Rockies’ short stop Troy Tulowitzki is also 15/1, while Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers is 20/1 and Albert Pujols of the Angels is the current long shot at 30/1.
Cruz currently leads the league in home runs with 22 while Abreu, Stanton and Encarnacion have 20 apiece. Tulowitzki, meanwhile, has 18 and Goldschmdit is fifth in the National League with 15 long balls. Victor Martinez (Tigers) and Brandon Moss (A’s) each have 17, while Evan Gattis of the Braves and Todd Frazier of the Reds have 16 apiece.