AL Rookie of the Year Odds: Who Bettors Prefer Between Julio Rodriguez, Bobby Witt Jr. & Spencer Torkelson
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American League Rookie of the Year Odds
Odds via BetMGM
|Bobby Witt Jr.||+300|
Can you remember a time when the best prospects in the game actually made Opening Day rosters? We’re getting at least three of them in 2022.
Bobby Witt Jr., Julio Rodriguez and Spencer Torkelson have all been announced to make the Opening Day roster. Riley Greene was on his way until a broken foot sidelined him. Throw in players like Shane Baz, Jeremy Pena, Adley Rutschman and more, and the Rookie of the Year race should be an exciting one.
Witt Jr. will start at third base for the Kansas City Royals. Rodriguez figures to play a prominent role in the Seattle Mariners outfield. Torkelson takes over first base from Miguel Cabrera for the Detroit Tigers.
With such a stacked field, where are bettors putting their money?
At BetMGM, most of the bets are actually on Greene, the Tigers outfielder who suffered a broken foot late in spring training. But of the other Big Three, Rodriguez is the most popular bet by a wide margin.
No player has taken more money to win the award at BetMGM than Rodriguez. He’s second in bets behind Greene before a drop-off to the next candidate.
Torkelson is a more popular play than Witt Jr. with the third-most bets and money. Witt Jr. is fourth in both categories.
Rutschman, the Baltimore Orioles catcher of the future, will not begin the season on the big-league team due to a triceps injury. But when he does arrive, he’s expected to make an impact right away. He’s sixth in total bets in the market.
One longshot getting some attention is Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Josh Lowe at +8000. He’s in the top 10 for both bets and handle.
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