MLB AL Cy Young Winner Odds
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.
|Shane McClanahan - Tampa Bay Rays||+250|
|Justin Verlander - Houston Astros||+275|
|Alek Manoah - Toronto Blue Jays||+650|
|Gerrit Cole - New York Yankees||+800|
|Shohei Ohtani - Los Angeles Angels||+1200|
|Dylan Cease - Chicago White Sox||+1700|
|Kevin Gausman - Toronto Blue Jays||+1800|
|Shane Bieber - Cleveland Guardians||+2500|
|Nestor Cortes - New York Yankees||+2500|
|Martín Pérez - Texas Rangers||+4000|
|Logan Gilbert - Seattle Mariners||+4000|
|Lucas Giolito - Chicago White Sox||+4200|
|Framber Valdez - Houston Astros||+5000|
|Joe Ryan - Minnesota Twins||+6000|
|Michael Kopech - Chicago White Sox||+6000|
|Patrick Sandoval - Los Angeles Angels||+7000|
|Luis Severino - New York Yankees||+7000|
|Tarik Skubal - Detroit Tigers||+7000|
|Frankie Montas - Oakland Athletics||+9000|
|Nathan Eovaldi - Boston Red Sox||+10000|
|Paul Blackburn - Oakland Athletics||+10000|
|Triston McKenzie - Cleveland Guardians||+10000|
|Noah Syndergaard - Los Angeles Angels||+10000|
|Robbie Ray - Seattle Mariners||+10000|
|Luis García - San Diego Padres||+10000|
|Clay Holmes - New York Yankees||+10000|
|José Urquidy - Houston Astros||+15000|
|Corey Kluber - Tampa Bay Rays||+15000|
|Yusei Kikuchi - Toronto Blue Jays||+15000|
|Lance McCullers Jr. - Houston Astros||+15000|
|Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox||+15000|
|Lance Lynn - Chicago White Sox||+15000|
|Eduardo Rodriguez - Detroit Tigers||+15000|
|José Berríos - Toronto Blue Jays||+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.
Previous AL Cy Young Winners