2021 MLB Cy Young Betting Odds: Gerrit Cole, Jacob deGrom Favored

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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.

Books are beginning to release win totals, MVP odds, and you can find updated division, pennant, and World Series odds most everywhere. Here, we will take a look at the preseason Cy Young odds.

Odds are as of Tuesday, Feb. 9 and via DraftKings.

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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.

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