What are MLB Player Props?
MLB Player Props are bets on individual player statistics in a single game
- Total Hits, Runs and RBI’s [Batter Over/Under]
- Total Strikeouts [Pitcher Over/Under]
- Player Home Runs [Batter Over/Under 0.5]
- Most Hits, Runs and RBI’s [Individual Batter]
- Most Strikeouts [Individual Pitcher]
Most Popular Types of MLB Prop Bets
Across the four categories, the most popular bets are:
Team prop: Team to score first in the game. This is a fun way to route for quick scores for the team that you bet on.
Game prop: No runs first inning (will also be seen as NRFI on many sportsbooks). You will see this on major sportsbooks all season long, and usually have boosts associated with them
Player prop: total strikeouts for the pitcher in the game. Pitchers and matchups tend to heavily influence this prop bet.
MLB Futures and Awards Props
Futures bets are outcomes that will be decided after the last regular season game is completed. These typically have plus odds regardless of the bet. Futures bets usually open to bet before the season starts, and odds fluctuate throughout the season based on team or player performance. These are an aggregate of team or player performance throughout the year.
- Home Run (below), Hits, RBI Leader [Individual Batter]
- Wins, Strikeout Leader [Individual Pitcher]
- World Series, League, Division Winner [Team]
Award props are another fun way to pick low risk, high reward bets that will have you invested throughout the entire season. These props include regular season MVP, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young. Some sportsbooks even offer Manager of the Year, Silver Slugger and Gold Glove winners, but these are not as common or valuable.
MLB All-Star Game Prop Bets
Don’t think we forgot about the all-star game and home run derby prop bets that are available every year! It is always a special time to bet on all-star games and the home run derby. Since the all-star game is an exhibition, I would not recommend betting a substantial amount of your bankroll on it, but almost every prop bet available in regular season games will also be available for the all-star game.
As for the home run derby, you can bet on the winner, player(s) to advance multiple rounds, over/under total home runs for specific players and throughout the entire derby. The 2021 home run derby was held at Coors Field in Colorado (known as a hitter’s park), so the home runs were flying, and the over was the smart play. Try to find the edge when it comes to even all-star games and home run derby!