Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge and J.D. Martinez Top Early Odds to Hit Most Home Runs in 2019 Season

By Dan O'Shea
Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - Game Two
Divisional Round - New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox - Game Two / Tim Bradbury

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The New York Yankees had the greatest home-run-hitting team in the history of the MLB last season with 257. So it's no wonder why two guys wearing pinstripes are at the top of this year's list of betting favorites to hit the most bombs in 2019.

Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge both finished outside of the Top 5 in individual homers last season, but this year in New York looks like it'll be different. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, Stanton is the leader to hit the most home runs followed by his teammate and fellow outfielder, Judge.

J.D. Martinez, who hit the second-most home runs in baseball last season, opens with the third-highest odds to make that leap into first this year. Khris Davis, who had five more homers than anyone else in baseball in the 2018 season, is also tied with Martinez along with the highest-paid player in baseball, Mike Trout.

Behind the front-runners, we have Philadelphia Phillies teammates Bryce Harper and Rhys Hoskins sandwiching Texas Rangers' slugger Joey Gallo, who has hit at least 40 home runs in back-to-back seasons. Nolan Arenado, who was another big bat that recently received a big payday this offseason, is also in the mix toward the top.

Some notable dark horses include Jung Ho Kang (+3000), Ronald Acuna Jr. (+4000), and Paul Goldschmidt (+5000), but if you're going to place a bet, make sure you do so before baseball returns this Thursday.

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