MLB AL Cy Young Winner Odds

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AL Cy Young candidates

The American League Cy Young race remains wide open, as it typically does early in the MLB season.

Justin Verlander, after missing all of last year, has jumped out to the early lead as the favorite at around +400, depending on the sportsbook. A few more of the usual suspects are at the top of the board, including Gerrit Cole, Shane Beiber, Kevin Gausman and Shohei Ohtani.

One of the biggest stories through two months has been the emergence of Seattle's Logan Gilbert, who is down from +8000 preseason to around +3500, depending on the sportsbook. The Rays' Shane McClanahan has been working his way up the board to the second-highest consensus odds at +600 after opening around +4000.

PlayerOdds
Shane McClanahan - Tampa Bay Rays+325
Justin Verlander - Houston Astros+400
Alek Manoah - Toronto Blue Jays+650
Gerrit Cole - New York Yankees+750
Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels+1400
Shane Bieber - Cleveland Guardians+1500
Nestor Cortes - New York Yankees+1600
Kevin Gausman - Toronto Blue Jays+2000
Dylan Cease - Chicago White Sox+2200
Tarik Skubal - Detroit Tigers+2700
Michael Kopech - Chicago White Sox+3700
Logan Gilbert - Seattle Mariners+4000
Martín Pérez - Texas Rangers+4000
Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox+4200
Patrick Sandoval - Los Angeles Angels+5000
Luis Severino - New York Yankees+6000
Joe Ryan - Minnesota Twins+6000
Frankie Montas - Oakland Athletics+7000
Framber Valdez - Houston Astros+7000
Clay Holmes - New York Yankees+8000
Luis García - San Diego Padres+8000
Noah Syndergaard - Los Angeles Angels+10000
Robbie Ray - Seattle Mariners+10000
Triston McKenzie - Cleveland Guardians+10000
Paul Blackburn - Oakland Athletics+10000
Nathan Eovaldi - Boston Red Sox+10000
José Berríos - Toronto Blue Jays+15000
Eduardo Rodriguez - Detroit Tigers+15000
Lance Lynn - Chicago White Sox+15000
Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox+15000
Lance McCullers Jr. - Houston Astros+15000
Yusei Kikuchi - Toronto Blue Jays+15000
Corey Kluber - Tampa Bay Rays+15000
José Urquidy - Houston Astros+15000
Casey Mize - Detroit Tigers+20000
Jake Odorizzi - Houston Astros+20000
Hyun Jin Ryu - Toronto Blue Jays+20000
Marco Gonzales - Seattle Mariners+25000

Who's the favorite to win the AL Cy Young award?

Here are some of the early odds to win the AL Cy Young award:

1. Justin Verlander

Verlander missed last season due to Tommy John surgery but has bounced back to become one of the best pitchers in baseball early in the year, even at 39-years-old. The Astros figure to be one of the leaders in the AL West all year.

2. Gerrit Cole

Cole is always going to be a Cy Young favorite -- he's finished top 5 in voting in each of the past four years, two with the Astros and two with the Yankees. His elite strikeout numbers will pretty much always make him an attractive candidate for Cy Young voters.

3. Shane McClanahan

McClanahan, as mentioned above, has really emerged early in 2022. The 25-year-old lefty was a big-name prospect in the Rays system and he's proven that he was worthy of the hype early in his career. After a solid rookie year in 2021, McClanahan is showing that he's capable of becoming one of the better arms in all of baseball.

4. Nestor Cortes

Cortes has been one of the unsung heroes so far for the Yankees this season. The lefty is rocking a 1.5 ERA through 10 starts so far this season.

5. Kevin Gausman

Gausman has been remarkably consistent in his return to the tough AL East. He's been Toronto's most reliable arm after spending the past few seasons with the Giants.

FUTURESConsensusCons.
Shane McClanahanS. McClanahan
+375
+325
N/A
+300
+750
+290
+375
Justin VerlanderJ. Verlander
+400
+400
N/A
+400
+425
+440
+300
Alek ManoahA. Manoah
+700
+650
N/A
+600
+1000
+600
+700
Gerrit ColeG. Cole
+800
+750
N/A
+750
+700
+850
+800
Nestor CortesN. Cortes
+1400
+1600
N/A
+650
+1000
+2000
+1400
Kevin GausmanK. Gausman
+1700
+2000
N/A
+1800
+650
+2100
+1700
Shane BieberS. Bieber
+2000
+1500
N/A
+2200
+2500
+2500
+2000
Dylan CeaseD. Cease
+2000
+2200
N/A
+2000
+1500
+1700
+2000
Shohei OhtaniS. Ohtani
+2500
+1400
N/A
+1800
+1300
+2500
+2500
Michael KopechM. Kopech
+3500
+3700
N/A
+4000
+3500
+4000
+3500
Logan GilbertL. Gilbert
+3500
+4000
N/A
+3000
+3500
+3500
+3200
Tarik SkubalT. Skubal
+4000
+2700
N/A
+3500
+4000
+4000
+4300
Martín PérezM. Pérez
+4500
+4000
N/A
+4000
+6000
+4500
+4500
Patrick SandovalP. Sandoval
+4500
+5000
N/A
+5000
+3500
+4500
N/A
Joe RyanJ. Ryan
+6000
+6000
N/A
+6000
+4500
+6000
N/A
Jameson TaillonJ. Taillon
+6000
N/A
N/A
+6000
N/A
+6000
N/A
Luis SeverinoL. Severino
+6000
+6000
N/A
+6000
+7000
+6000
N/A
Lucas GiolitoL. Giolito
+6500
+4200
N/A
+8000
+2500
+8500
+6500
Framber ValdezF. Valdez
+7000
+7000
N/A
+8000
+6000
+6000
+10000
Clay HolmesC. Holmes
+8000
+8000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Robbie RayR. Ray
+8000
+10000
N/A
+10000
+6000
+10000
+8000
Luis GarcíaL. García
+8000
+8000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Frankie MontasF. Montas
+8500
+7000
N/A
+8000
+7000
+8500
+9000
Noah SyndergaardN. Syndergaard
+10000
+10000
N/A
+10000
+6000
+10000
+20000
Luis GarciaL. Garcia
+10000
N/A
N/A
+10000
+8000
N/A
+10000
Reid DetmersR. Detmers
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
+10000
N/A
N/A
Nathan EovaldiN. Eovaldi
+10000
+10000
N/A
+15000
+10000
+10000
+10000
John MeansJ. Means
+10000
N/A
N/A
-10000
+10000
N/A
N/A
Garrett WhitlockG. Whitlock
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+12000
+10000
Triston McKenzieT. McKenzie
+10000
+10000
N/A
+12500
+10000
+12000
N/A
Drew RasmussenD. Rasmussen
+10910
N/A
N/A
+20000
+10000
+12000
N/A
Sonny GrayS. Gray
+12004
N/A
N/A
+15000
+10000
+15000
N/A
Paul BlackburnP. Blackburn
+12004
+10000
N/A
+12500
N/A
+10000
+15000
Jordan MontgomeryJ. Montgomery
+15000
N/A
N/A
+15000
N/A
+15000
N/A
Michael KingM. King
+15000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+15000
N/A
José BerríosJ. Berríos
+15000
+15000
N/A
+15000
+10000
+15000
+15000
José UrquidyJ. Urquidy
+15000
+15000
N/A
+50000
+10000
+25000
+15000
Casey MizeC. Mize
+20000
+20000
N/A
-10000
+10000
+50000
N/A
Lance LynnL. Lynn
+20000
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Brad KellerB. Keller
+20000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
N/A
+20000
Lance McCullers Jr.L. McCullers Jr.
+20000
+15000
N/A
+30000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Corey KluberC. Kluber
+20000
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Hyun Jin RyuH. Ryu
+22223
+20000
N/A
-10000
+10000
N/A
+25000
Zack GreinkeZ. Greinke
+25000
N/A
N/A
N/A
+10000
+25000
+25000
Marco GonzalesM. Gonzales
+25000
+25000
N/A
+50000
+10000
+50000
+25000
Eduardo RodriguezE. Rodriguez
+25000
+15000
N/A
-10000
+10000
+25000
+25000
Yusei KikuchiY. Kikuchi
+25000
+15000
N/A
+50000
+10000
+25000
+25000
Chris SaleC. Sale
+25000
+15000
N/A
+30000
+10000
+25000
+25000
Brady SingerB. Singer
+25000
N/A
N/A
+25000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Shane BazS. Baz
+25000
N/A
N/A
-10000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Aroldis ChapmanA. Chapman
+25000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Liam HendriksL. Hendriks
+25000
N/A
N/A
+30000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Bruce ZimmermannB. Zimmermann
+25000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+25000
N/A
Jake OdorizziJ. Odorizzi
+50000
+20000
N/A
+50000
+10000
+50000
+50000
Emmanuel ClaseE. Clase
+50000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
Kenta MaedaK. Maeda
+50000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
Zach PlesacZ. Plesac
+50000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+50000
N/A
Aaron CivaleA. Civale
+50000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+50000
N/A
Chris FlexenC. Flexen
+50000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+50000
N/A
Jon GrayJ. Gray
+50000
N/A
N/A
+50000
N/A
+50000
N/A

Previous AL Cy Young Winners

Year Winner Team
2021 Robbie Ray TOR
2020 Shane Bieber CLE
2019 Justin Verlander HOU
2018 Blake Snell TBR
2017 Corey Kluber CLE
2016 Rick Porcello BOS
2015 Dallas Keuchel HOU
2014 Corey Kluber CLE
2013 Max Scherzer DET
2012 David Price TBR
2011 Justin Verlander DET
2010 Felix Hernandez SEA
2009 Zack Greinke KCR
2008 Cliff Lee CLE
2007 CC Sabathia CLE
2006 Johan Santana MIN
2005 Bartolo Colon LAA
2004 Johan Santana MIN
2003 Roy Halladay TOR
2002 Barry Zito OAK
2001 Roger Clemens NYY
2000 Pedro Martinez BOS

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