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NL Cy Young Odds Tracker: Corbin Burnes, Carlos Rodon Off to Hot Starts

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Justin Casterline/Getty Images. Pictured: Corbin Burnes

NL Cy Young Odds

Odds via PointsBet and as of May 19

Player Odds
Corbin Burnes +350
Carlos Rodon +800
Pablo Lopez +1200
Walker Buehler +1300
Max Fried +1800
Joe Musgrove +2000
Brandon Woodruff +2200
Max Scherzer +2500
Zack Wheeler +3000
Chris Bassitt +3000
Clayton Kershaw +3000
Sandy Alcantara +3000
Zac Gallen +3000
Aaron Nola +3500
Logan Webb +3500
Julio Urias +4000
Miles Mikolas +5000
Freddy Peralta +5000
Sean Manaea +5000
Tylor Megill +6000
Jacob deGrom +7000
Yu Darvish +7000
Ian Anderson +8000
Trevor Rogers +8000
Kyle Gibson +8000
Merrill Kelly +8000
Charlie Morton +10000
Adam Wainwright +10000
Madison Bumgarner +10000
Jesus Luzardo +10000
Jack Flaherty +15000
Blake Snell +15000
Luis Castillo +15000
Marcus Stroman +15000
German Marquez +15000
Patrick Corbin +15000
Wade Miley +15000
Anthony DeSclafani +15000
Adrian Houser +15000

Preseason favorite Max Scherzer has conceded his spot in the NL Cy Young race to Corbin Burnes, who won the award last season.

Also enjoying a red-hot start to the campaign’s southpaw Carlos Rodon, who’s been lights-out in his first season with the Giants.

After that, it gets interesting. Let’s dive into the top contenders

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1. Corbin Burnes (+350)

The reigning Cy Young winner broke out in a big way in 2021, leading the majors in ERA (2.43), K/9 (12.4), HR/9 (0.4) and other categories.

He’s off to a solid start in 2022, pacing the NL in strikeouts (62) while eating up the most innings in baseball (51.2).

2. Carlos Rodon (+800)

Rodon’s admittedly off his worst start of the year on May 15 against the Cardinals, which shipped his ERA from a pristine 1.80 to 3.49.

Prior to the dud, he had gone six straight starts with at least five innings chewed up and two earned runs or fewer allowed.

3. Pablo Lopez (+1200)

Lopez is the MLB leader in pitcher WAR (2.1) at the time of writing. The Marlins cog has been blistering-hot over his first eight starts, registering a 4-1 record and 1.57 ERA.

4. Walker Buehler (+1300)

Buehler’s sporting a sub-3.00 ERA for the World Series favored Dodgers. His five wins are also tied for the most in the majors.

While his strikeout numbers aren’t gaudy, Buehler’s been consistent, allowing fewer than three runs in all but one start in 2022.

5. Max Fried (+1800)

Fried’s one of the best defensive pitchers in the game and off to a solid start for the reigning champs. His 1.040 WHIP would be the best mark of his career.

6. Joe Musgrove (+2200)

Musgrove has yet to register a loss, sitting 4-0 with an ERA that has virtually stayed below 2.25 all year. He owns a WHIP lower than 1.000 and has fanned 47 hitters over 45 frames.

7. Brandon Woodruff (+2500)

Woodruff stumbled out the gates and currently has an ERA north of 5.00. However, he likely only has one way to go, on a team favored to take the NL Central.

8. Max Scherzer (+2500)

Scherzer’s an interesting candidate, seeing as he’s out 6-8 weeks. His teammate, Jacob deGrom opened the favorite in this market before suffering an injury right before the season.

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Previous NL Cy Young Winners

Year Winner
2021 Corbin Burnes
2020 Trevor Bauer
2019 Jacob deGrom
2018 Jacob deGrom
2017 Max Scherzer
2016 Max Scherzer
2015 Jake Arrieta
2014 Clayton Kershaw
2013 Clayton Kershaw
2012 R.A. Dickey
2011 Clayton Kershaw
2010 Roy Halladay
2009 Tim Lincecum
2008 Tim Lincecum
2007 Jake Peavy
2006 Brandon Webb
2005 Chris Carpenter
2004 Roger Clemens
2003 Eric Gagne
2002 Randy Johnson
2001 Randy Johnson
2000 Randy Johnson

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