2021 MLB All-Star Game MVP Odds: It’s Shohei Ohtani’s Award To Lose
Norm Hall/Getty Images. Pictured: Shohei Ohtani.
The MLB All-Star Game is upon us and it’s the Shohei Ohtani show again, if the game’s MVP odds are any indication.
Ohtani is the favorite to win MVP heading into the game at +300, one day after he was the overwhelming favorite to win the Home Run Derby.
The 27-year-old will be the American League’s starting pitcher and will bat leadoff. Even after Ohtani is pulled from the game as a pitcher, he’ll be allowed to continue hitting as the DH.
Despite Ohtani’s first-round exit in Tuesday’s Home Run Derby, he pulled in hundreds of thousands of extra domestic viewers and countless more across East Asia. He figures to do the same for this AL-NL matchup.
The second-best favorite is Fernando Tatis Jr., who is +350 to win the MVP as of Tuesday afternoon, according to PointsBet.
If Jacob deGrom wasn’t an alien with a 1.08 ERA, Tatis Jr. would be the overwhelming favorite to win NL MVP. He has .286/.364/.656 slashline while leading the NL in homers (28), OPS+ (181) and stolen bases (20). Tatis Jr. is scheduled to bat leadoff on Tuesday.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is the game’s third-best favorite to win MVP. Guerrero Jr. (+225) is also second-best favorite behind Ohtani (-334) in the AL MVP race as of Tuesday afternoon.
The 22-year-old is batting .332/.430/.658 while leading the AL in RBI (73) and OPS+ (193). The youngster also has 28 homers and is scheduled to bat second on Tuesday.
Aaron Judge, who is scheduled to bat cleanup for the American League, has the next best odds at +600. Judge has rebounded after a lackluster 2020 season by hitting .282/.375/.526 with 21 homers.
Nolan Arenado (+700), Freddie Freeman (+750), Juan Soto (+800) and Nicholas Castellanos (+800) are the only other players who have odds better than 10/1.
2021 MLB All-Star Game MVP Odds
Lines are current as of Tuesday afternoon and are according to PointsBet
|Fernando Tatis Jr.||+350|
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||+500|