World Series Stolen Base Props: Kyle Tucker, Ozzie Albies Most Likely To Win Tacos For America
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images. Pictured: Ozzie Albies steals second base during Game 3 of the NLCS.
Everyone in America — whether a fan of baseball or tacos — will have their eyes on the World Series between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves this week — starting on Tuesday night
For the 10th straight year, Taco Bell’s “Steal a base, steal a taco” deal will be in effect. If there’s any stolen base during the World Series, everyone in America can get a free Doritos Locos Taco, which can be redeemed at a date and time to be announced.
Stolen bases can win you money, too, of course. Ahead of Game 1, DraftKings had over/under 0.5 stolen base props for most of the offensive players in the game, and the odds for two players in particular stood out.
Every year that Taco Bell has done the promotion, there has been at least one stolen base.
While most players — particularly those who aren’t incredibly fleet of foot — are listed in the +800 to +1000 range, two different players are more likely to be the series’ “Taco Hero” according to the book.
Atlanta’s Ozzie Albies is the most likely player to record a stolen base at +400 odds, and it makes sense. The Braves’ star second baseman went 20-for-24 in stolen bases during the regular season. Albies is also 2-for-2 on stolen bases during this postseason and 4-for-4 during his entire playoff career.
Houston’s Kyle Tucker checks in right behind Albies at +425. The young outfielder went 14-for-16 on stolen base attempts during the regular season and is 3-for-3 so far during the postseason.
Value plays among the two teams include Dansby Swanson for the Braves, who went 9-for-12 during the regular season and is currently +800 to steal a base in Game 1. For the Astros, Jose Altuve is +800, and he went 5-for-8 on stolen bases during the regular season.
While one stolen base during a series that will last anywhere from four to seven games seems like a given, it should be noted that the Braves and Astros are two of the least-frequent teams in the majors in terms of stealing bases. The Braves ranked 20th this season in steals per game at 0.37, while the Astros ranked 22nd at 0.35.