MLB gambling fans have seen the A’s starting staff become to the top ranked unit in all of baseball gambling for quality starts and as the main reason for their .500 record.
Oakland’s offense has been one of the worst in the major leagues as it ranked 25th in run production and 30th for home runs and that has made it imperative that the pitching staff maintain its level of excellence.
In addition to being the top ranked quality start team the Athletics ranked 2nd in the big leagues for staff earned run average.
The starting staff has been led by Trevor Cahill, who had a record of 14-5 with a 2.43 earned run average. Cahill had 17 quality starts in 23 appearances. Cahill has allowed just 110 hits in 153 innings.
Matching Cahill’s baseball betting reliability on the staff has been Gio Gonzalez, who also had 17 quality starts in 26 outings with a record of 11-8 and a 3.24 earned run average. Gonzalez was the best strikeout man on the rotation with 134 K’s in 161 innings of work.
Dallas Braden had the team highlight of the year as he threw an unforgettable perfect game on Mother’s Day against Tampa Bay. Braden had a record of 9-9 with a 3.28 earned run average and 15 quality starts in 23 outings.
Vin Mazzaro has been another MLB betting asset in the rotation with 12 quality starts in 19 outings and with a record of 6-6 with a 3.61 earned run average.
The quality pitching doesn’t end there for Oakland, however, as relief man Andrew Bailey has developed into a fin closer with 20 saves and a 1.49 earned run average with 32 strikeouts in 42.1 innings of work.
Although Cahill is from Oceanside, California he is also an Ivy League graduate from Dartmouth College. Oakland general manager Billy Beane is impressed with this key gem that figures to be a key MLB gambling component for the A’s and their rebuilding efforts.
“He’s strong as a bull, he’s got one of those hard-running sinkers hitters can’t put in the air, and he’s athletic,” said Beane. “He’s a premium guy, and because he gets balls put in play so softly, he’s great to pitch behind.