2021 MLB Cy Young Betting Odds: Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom Favored
Christian Petersen/Getty Images. Pictured: Gerrit Cole.
The opening of MLB spring training for the 2021 season is just a week away, and it’s time to start looking ahead to the start of the new campaign.
Odds are as of Tuesday, Feb. 9 and via DraftKings.
American League Cy Young Odds
|Gerrit Cole +350||Shane Bieber +400|
|Lucas Giolito +450||Tyler Glasnow +950|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu +1300||Jose Berrios +1700|
|Lance Lynn +1700||Corey Kluber +1800|
|Kenta Maeda +2000||Dallas Keuchel +2200|
|Chris Sale +2200||Marco Gonzales +2500|
|Jesus Luzardo +2500||Framber Valdez +2500|
|Luis Severino +3000||Zack Greinke +3300|
|Andrew Heaney +3300||Nate Pearson +3300|
|Frankie Montas +3500||Eduardo Rodriguez +3500|
|Dylan Bundy +4000||Dylan Cease +4000|
|Nathan Eovaldi +4000||Mike Minor +4000|
|Shohei Ohtani +4000||Alex Cobb +4400|
|Triston McKenzie +5000||Casey Mize +5000|
|Brady Singer +5000||Randy Dobnak +6000|
|Cristian Javier +6000||Jose Urquidy +6000|
|Justin Dunn +6600|
It’s hard to believe at this point that that Gerrit Cole hasn’t won a Cy Young award. After finishing runner-up to this then-teammate Justin Verlander in 2019, he came in fourth in 2020, and has four top-five finishes without a win.
He’s a short favorite over the reigning Cy Young winner in the American League, Cleveland’s Shane Bieber, as well as White Sox ace Lucas Giolito.
Among the longer odds are former perennial contenders Chris Sale and Zack Greinke. The bottom of the list is littered with youngsters with breakout potential, including Toronto’s Nate Pearson and Detroit’s Casey Mize.
National League Cy Young Odds
|Jacob deGrom +500||Trevor Bauer +700|
|Max Scherzer +850||Walker Buehler +1000|
|Yu Darvish +1000||Aaron Nola +1200|
|Blake Snell +1200||Jack Flaherty +1300|
|Luis Castillo +1500||Max Fried +1700|
|Clayton Kershaw +2000||Stephen Strasburg +2200|
|Charlie Morton +2200||Brandon Woodruff +2200|
|Dinelson Lamet +2500||Patrick Corbin +2800|
|German Marquez +3000||Mike Soroka +3000|
|Sonny Gray +3300||Sixto Sanchez +3300|
|Zack Wheeler +3300||Corbin Burnes +4000|
|Carlos Carrasco +4000||Zac Gallen +5000|
|Kevin Gausman +5000||Josh Hader +5000|
|Pablo Lopez +5000||Joe Musgrove +5000|
|Marcus Stroman +5000||Noah Syndergaard +5000|
|Jon Gray +6000||Chris Paddack +6000|
|Kyle Hendricks +6600||David Price +6600|
It’s hardly a surprise to see Jacob deGrom at the top of this list, as the Mets’ ace won back-to-back awards in 2018-19, and had a strong case in 2020 when he came in third to Trevor Bauer and Yu Darvish.
Speaking of Bauer, the brand-new Los Angeles Dodger checks in with the second-lowest odds. The ageless Max Scherzer is up there, as is last year’s runner-up and new National Leaguer Blake Snell.
Further down on the list includes the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg, as well as intriguing young aces like Sixto Sanchez and Mike Soroka. The only reliever to show up on either list is Milwaukee’s Josh Hader, who is 50-1.