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The White Sox are starting to turn heads, at least in Las Vegas.

New odds have several White Sox in the spotlight for futures prop bets.

Luis Robert is the odds-on favorite to win A.L. Rookie of the Year at 4/1, but Michael Kopech isn’t far behind at 6/1, placing him in third among A.L. rookies.

Robert slashed .328/.376/.624 across three levels of minor-league ball in 2019, with 32 homers, 92 RBI and 36 SB over only 122 games.

Kopech was one of the most-highly anticipated rookies in the A.L. back in 2018, but Tommy John surgery forced him to miss all of 2019.

Lucas Giolito is also recognized as a value bet for the A.L. Cy Young award at 18/1 odds.

Last season Giolito finally put everything together for an incredible 2019 campaign.

He pitched two shutouts, had a 3.41 ERA to go with a 1.064 WHIP, struck out 228 batters while only walking 57, and limited lefties to a .172 batting average. All that led to a sixth-place finish in Cy Young voting.

Finally, the White Sox have the third-best odds to win the division at 3/1. The Twins lead the way at 7/10.

The bevy of free agent signings, plus upcoming call-ups clearly have made an impression on oddsmakers as the team’s odds to win the division shortened dramatically from 25/1 at the outset of the 2019 season.

The win total over/under for the White Sox is also set at 83.5, a huge improvement from last year’s 72-89 record.

But even though oddsmakers project a major improvement from the Sox whenever baseball returns, it’s not enough for them to say the team is favored to make the postseason. That future is set at +170.

 

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