My Mid-season Picks To Win The 2017 World Series

The Odds-On Favorite To Win The 2017 World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers 3/1

The Dodgers should be the favorites. The key is how Alex Wood continues to pitch. If Wood is as hot in the second half as he was in the first half, the odds on L.A. should continue to slide. Wood went 10-0. Wood also recorded a 1.67 ERA and a .89 WHIP in the first half. Clayton Kershaw is good. The bullpen is ranked second in ERA.

There are a ton of reasons to like the L.A. Dodgers. But, this is baseball. What are the chances of Wood remaining hot? They are NOT that great.

In my opinion, the Insider Pick To Win The 2017 World Series: Boston Red Sox 5/1

Chris Sale is on his way to another Cy Young. The Red Sox ace has a 2.75 ERA, an 11-4 record, and a .90 WHIP. Sale can pitch 7 or 8 innings every night.

The key for the Red Sox is pitcher David Price. Price was hurt for most of the first half of the season. When he returned, he started slow, but in his last couple of starts before the All-Star Break, he was terrific. Price did NOT yield an earned run against Texas on July 4. On July 9, he yielded only 2 earned runs. If Price can get even better, the Red Sox are going to be tough to beat. The bullpen is solid while they bat about as well as anybody in MLB.

My favorite, Long Shot To Win The 2017 World Series: Kansas City Royals 20/1

Watch out for the KC Royals. If you follow me, you will see that I often pick them to win. The team that won the World Series only 2 years ago is now only 3 games behind last year’s AL Pennant winner, Cleveland. Can the Royals make up enough ground to win the division? Yes, they can, in my opinion. KC’s line-up is starting to get hot with Mike Moustakas hitting homers in 3 out of the last 5 KC games before the All-Star Break.

Not only that, but Jason Vargas is having a career year as a pitcher. Vargas had a 2.62 ERA, a 12-3 record, and a 1.15 WHIP in the first half. If Vargas remains hot, KC should be right there. 20 to 1 odds are NOT bad on a team with World Series experience.