Nationals Betting Odds: James Wood Props, Projections For Monday’s MLB Debut Vs. Mets

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Written By Eli Hershkovich | Last Updated
James Wood Props

Another of MLB’s top prospects will make his big-league debut on Monday, July 1, with Washington Nationals (39-44) outfielder James Wood having his contract purchased by the club before their series against the red-hot New York Mets (40-41). Let’s dive into the many James Wood props for this NL East showdown.

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James Wood props: total bases, RBI, home run odds

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Over 0.5 total bases
under 0.5 total bases
Over 0.5 rbi
Under 0.5 rbi
to hit a home run
to hit 2+ home runs
Last Updated on 07.01.2024

Before Wood takes the field, Caesars Sportsbook users can wager whether he’ll reach base, drive in at least one run, or hit a longball in his first action in the majors. Acquired in the Juan Soto trade with the San Diego Padres in July 2022, he leads all Triple-A qualifiers in batting average (.353), on-base percentage .463, and OPS (1.058) during 52 games for Rochester.

During this span, he’s also produced 10 homers and 10 stolen bases, becoming one of 20 players to reach double-digits in those areas at the minors’ highest level. Considering he missed a month after suffering right hamstring tightness on May 23, his productivity is even more noteworthy. Since June 18, Wood’s return has culminated with an 8-for-24 (.333) stretch, including a homer and five walks in his last seven games.

Not only has Wood cut his strikeout rate by roughly 15 percentage points from last season to 2024, but his .389 wOBA on breaking balls shows his diverse plate coverage. The left-handed bat will be able to show he can hit southpaws in his debut, with the Mets veteran David Peterson taking the bump. A 5.01 FIP hovers over Peterson’s respectable 3.67 ERA, foreshadowing potential regression in the near future.

Peterson will oppose fellow lefty MacKenzie Gore, another coveted prospect in the Soto deal. Gore’s strikeout prop is set at , which may seem a tad low given his 3.60 ERA and a 3.14 FIP. Still, the Mets have pounded left-handed pitching.

Additional James Wood-centric props are below, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook. He’ll bat sixth in the Nationals’ lineup — between second baseman Iledemaro Vargas and budding catcher Keibert Ruiz.

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Home Run in First MLB Plate Appearance
Record 4+ Hits
Hit for the Cycle
Last Updated on 07.01.2024

Could Wood Win NL ROY?

Pirates rookie phenom Paul Skenes is the odds-on favorite in this betting market at . Wood may creep into the conversation if his production quickly reaches the next level. His odds in this market are . However, Skenes would also need to continue his surge in a crowded NL Cy Young field, with his price tag stationed at .

Moreover, Skenes could even see his innings capped down the road, dampening his NL Cy Young prospects.

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