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Notable White Sox Futures Bets Worth Considering

by Justin Salgado

Looking to make some extra money on White Sox futures bets? DraftKings recently put out some bets of their own for MLB season-long stat category leaders for fans to start wagering on! 

For those who might not be familiar, “futures bets” are wagers on an outcome that won’t be decided in the near future as a single game would be. Instead, you bet on events off in the distance – like who will win the World Series, for example. 

Here’s how the White Sox stack up in some common offensive and pitching bets:


Offensive Bets

Home Runs Leader

  • (+3000) Jose Abreu 
    • Bet $100, win $3000
  • (+3000) Eloy Jimenez
    • Bet $100, win $3000
  • (+7000) Luis Robert
    • Bet $100, win $7000

RBIs Leader

  • (+2000) Jose Abreu
    • Bet $100, win $2000
  • (+3000) Eloy Jimenez
    • Bet $100, win $3000

Hits Leader

  • (+1100) Tim Anderson
    • Bet $100, win $1100
  • (+2000) Luis Robert
    • Bet $100, win $2000
  • (+3500) Eloy Jimenez
    • Bet $100, win $3500
  • (+3500) Jose Abreu
    • Bet $100, win $3500

Runs Leader

  • (+3000) Tim Anderson
    • Bet $100, win $3000
  • (+3500) Luis Robert
    • Bet $100, win $3500
  • (+4500) Jose Abreu
    • Bet $100, win $4500

Stolen Bases Leader

  • (+2500) Luis Robert
    • Bet $100, win $2500
  • (+2500) Tim Anderson
    • Bet $100, win $2500

Pitching Bets

Strikeouts Leader

  • (+1400) Lucas Giolito
    • Bet $100, win $1400
  • (+1700) Dylan Cease
    • Bet $100, win $1700
  • (+2500) Carlos Rodon
    • Bet $100, win $2500
  • (+3000) Lance Lynn
    • Bet $100, win $3000

Wins Leader

  • (+2200) Lucas Giolito
    • Bet $100, win $22000
  • (+2500) Lance Lynn
    • Bet $100, win $2500
  • (+4000) Dylan Cease
    • Bet $100, win $4000
  • (+5000) Carlos Rodon
    • Bet $100, win $5000

Best Bets

Looking through these, the two that jump out to me the most in terms of value are Luis Robert to lead the MLB in home runs, and Dylan Cease to lead the league in wins. Here’s my reasoning:

Home Runs Leader: Luis Robert (+7000)

When Robert came back from injury in the second half of last season, he looked like a completely different player. Something clicked for him, especially in the power department, as all of his power numbers from August onwards are off the charts. Obviously, the sample size isn’t the largest (43 games), but here’s where Robert stacked up against the league leaders in several key categories:

Metric2nd-Half Luis RobertMLB Season-Long Leader
Slugging.622.615 (Bryce Harper)
ISO.272.335 (Shohei Ohtani)
AB/HR1511.3 (Fernando Tatis Jr.)

As you can see, Robert is holding his own in multiple power categories. At +7000 odds, I think there is plenty of value to be had when placing a wager on Luis Robert to take another impressive step in his still-young career. 

Wins Leader: Dylan Cease (+4000)

My logic for this one is pretty simple: Dylan Cease is arguably a top-15 starter in baseball and is going to start 30+ games for the clearly best team in a relatively weak division. Cease started to realize his massive potential last year, and I believe there is still room for even more growth from him. Cease finished 14th in this category a season ago, his first full season as a starter in the big leagues. As a young pitcher entering his age-26 season with a healthy track record (he made all 32 starts last year), Cease has all the tools to have a dominant season and make his mark among the MLB’s best. At +4000 odds, this number is far too low for a pitcher in Cease’s position.


Do any other futures bets stand out to you? Sound off in the comments below!

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