May 11, 2021

Our MLB over/unders for 2020 — Ronald Acuna, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and others (ESPN)


First, a warning: Don’t print out this article and take it to Vegas. Our 2020 MLB O/U’s aren’t bookie-approved — they’re just some debates we’ve been having this spring as we eagerly await baseball games that count.

Still, the answers could tell us a lot about how the upcoming season will play out. From Astros All-Stars to Bryce Harper‘s WAR and more, ESPN.com baseball writers Sam Miller, David Schoenfield and Alden Gonzalez make their picks.


Astros All-Stars: 1.5

Amid the blowback over the Houston sign-stealing scandal, will fans shut out the team’s talented players come the Midsummer Classic? By rule, each team must get one player on the roster. Will the Astros be unofficially capped at that?

Sam Miller: Unless MLB makes an explicit announcement that legacy Astros aren’t going to be eligible — or that they get the minimum one representative and no more — this is an easy over. The Astros have four of the 20 best position players in the American League, according to PECOTA projections, two of the five best starting pitchers, one of the five best relief pitchers, and we’re talking about an All-Star roster that’s going to swell to 40 names by the end of the process. You could…

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