If you're scouting out the upcoming season of Major League Baseball, few MLB picks are more intriguing than trying to predict the NL West.
Here are some NL West major league baseball picks to mull over before the first crack of the bat in April.
No MLB is more crowded at the top than the NL West. With the Dodgers and Giants notching the most wins in 2021, the best major league baseball pick for the World Series is likely to come from the NL West.
- Favorite: although the Dodgers were caught by the Giants at the end of the 2021 season, they come into the 2022 season with the best starting rotation and the most powerful collection of hitters. If the Dodgers can avoid fading at the end of the 2022 season like they did in 2019 and 2021, they will be hard to beat.
- Long Shot: you can get the most bang for your betting dollar by making speculative baseball picks on the Rockies or Diamondbacks. Both of these squads showed promise last season but couldn't consistently string together wins. If either club can keep pace with the Dodgers, Giants, or Padres, look for them to make big moves around the trade deadline.
The NL West is loaded with some of the MLB's biggest stars. When you're making baseball picks this offseason, taking a gamble on these picks might be worth the investment.
- MVP: few players are quite as exciting and multifaceted as the Padres' Fernando Tatis. The Padres' mercurial shortstop has the potential to win a triple crown, gold glove, and MVP honors. If Tatis can improve his pitch selection and avoid significant injuries, he can help the Padres get over the hump and make the MLB playoffs for the first time in years.
- Rookie of the Year: the Giants' Camilo Doval might not be a household name right now, but the flame-throwing right-handed pitcher might help stabilize San Fransisco's often troubled pitching staff. Because Camilo is a pitcher, his contributions to the Giants' success might not be obvious until the season reaches the All-Star break in July. Baseball picks like Camilo represent a significant value for speculative betters looking to grab great odds before public sentiment drives up the cost. If you place a bet on Camilo, don't be shocked if the rookie doesn't start until a month or two into the season.