NL Cy Young Odds Tracker: Corbin Burnes, Carlos Rodon Off to Hot Starts
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NL Cy Young Odds
Odds via PointsBet and as of May 19
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
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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