The MLB regular season will start in a week from now, and the betting season is already a hot topic among fans.
FOX Bet Live is asking its followers on Twitter who is the favorite to lead MLB in hits, and fans are already submitting their candidates in the replies.
The MLB hits leader will be _________. ✍️
— FOX Bet Live (@FOXBetLive) March 31, 2022
Oddmakers Love Anderson’s Chances: Here Is Why
Oddmakers love Anderson’s chances for a lot of reasons.
First, he is a batting average over OBP guy, which means that his walk totals aren’t always high, but his contact skills and speed guarantee that his average will always be high, probably around .300 or higher.
In fact, Anderson led MLB in batting average in 2019, with a .335 mark.
He also eclipsed the .300 mark in 2020 (.322), and last year, with .309.
The second reason why Anderson is favored to lead the majors in hits even though he hasn’t done it so far in his career (he did pace the league in runs in 2020, with 45) is because of his spot in the White Sox’s lineup.
Anderson is expected to bat at or near the top of the lineup in a wonderful unit that includes several excellent run-producers, such as Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, Jose Abreu, Yoan Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, and many more.
Anderson is at the top for a reason: he is a very, very good hitter, and his contact ability is virtually unmatched in the league.