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MLB Cy Young Award Odds: Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom Are the Favorites to Win The Award

Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom are the early favorites to win the MLB Cy Young Award. Jason Radowitz breaks down the MLB Cy Young Awards odds.
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MLB Cy Young Award Odds: Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom Are the Favorites to Win The Award

It's not going to be easy for pitchers anymore. The designated hitter is now on every team, leaving NL pitchers with more pressure situations than they've had before.

However, at least this keeps pitchers on the mound throughout the season as so many pitchers seemed to get hurt due to hitting.

The MLB also cracked down on sticky substances and changed the weight of balls here and there. I'd like to assume things will be more consistent this season and that could also help pitchers moving forward.

Here's a breakdown of the MLB Cy Young Award odds before the season begins on April 7.

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MLB American League Cy Young Odds

  • Gerrit Cole (Yankees) +300
  • Shane Bieber (Guardians) +450
  • Robbie Ray (Mariners) +800
  • Lucus Giolito (White Sox) +1000
  • Chris Sale (Red Sox) +1200
  • Jose Berrios (Blue Jays) +1600
  • Justin Verlander (Astros) +2000
  • Lance Lynn (White Sox) +2000
  • Luis Severino (Yankees) +2000
  • Shane McClanahan (Rays) +2000
  • Kevin Gausman (Blue Jays) +3000

Favorite: Gerrit Cole +300 (Bet $100 to Win $300)

Last year, Cole had his ups and downs. But at the end of the day, Cole finished with a 16-8 record along with an ERA of 3.23.

Cole was also durable, starting 30 games while throwing two complete games on the year. He struck out 243 batters and only walked 41. However, he did allow 24 home runs, which is close to one homer per start. That will need to change but overall, Cole is still one of the best pitchers in baseball. If the Yankees get some hitting, Cole will be dominant again and see 20 wins.

Long Shot: Chris Sale +1200 (Bet $100 to Win $1200)

When Chris Sale returned to the diamond this season, he looked electric early. Then eventually, he fell off and struggled a ton. He was fatigued and gassed and wasn't quite ready to go as deep into the season as he did.

Sale, when healthy and fresh, is unhittable and showed that in his return. The consistent will be there once the strength comes back. If he worked out this offseason and can stay durable, Sale is a guy that can blow hitters away. He's as nasty as it gets.

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MLB National League Cy Young Odds

  • Jacob deGrom (Mets) +250
  • Max Scherzer (Mets) +600
  • Corbin Burnes (Brewers) +800
  • Walker Buehler (Dodgers) +1200
  • Brandon Woodruff (Brewers) +1200
  • Trevor Bauer (Dodgers) +1600
  • Max Fried (Braves) +2000
  • Logan Webb (Giants) +2500
  • Zack Wheeler (Phillies) +2500
  • Aaron Nola (Phillies) +3000
  • Jack Flaherty (Cardinals) +3000
  • Luis Castillo (Reds) +3000
  • Sandy Alcantara (Marlins) +3000

Favorite: Jacob deGrom +250 (Bet $100 to Win $250)

If Jacob deGrom can just stay healthy, it's clear that he's the best pitcher in baseball. Now deGrom is paired up with Max Scherzer as the best 1-2 punch in baseball. It seemed like deGrom really only got hurt when he was hitting.

Therefore, there's optimism that deGrom will be good to go this season and will stay away from injuries. He only pitched 15 games last season but had an ERA of 1.08 while striking out 146 and walking just 11 on the season.

Long Shot: Logan Webb +2500 (Bet $100 to Win $2500)

Can Logan Webb take the next step? Webb went 11-3 last year and had an ERA of 3.03. He started in 26 games and struck out 158 batters while walking just 36 batters. Webb also only allowed nine home runs on the entire season in 148.1 innings pitched.

The Giants don't have much starting pitching depth. If Webb can take the lead for San Francisco and pitch like an ace, the Giants will be in the playoff picture again this season. At 25-years-old, Webb has so much more potential and hasn't reached his prime yet. Watch out!

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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