AL Rookie of the Year Favorites

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Young excellence thrives in every pro sports league across the globe and we tend to reward those special youths who place themselves above the rest with extraordinary performances. The Rookie of the Year award, in MLB or in any sport, highlights the accomplishments of one or two particular first-year players who had outstanding debut seasons and showed the potential to become future stars.  

Tampa Bay rookie Randy Arozarena proved himself a star during the Rays' 2020 playoff run to the AL Pennant before winning the AL Rookie of the Year award in 2021, which simply confirmed what we already knew about his potential as a future star.

PlayerOdds
Julio Rodríguez - Seattle Mariners-275
Jeremy Peña - Houston Astros+600
Bobby Witt Jr. - Kansas City Royals+900
Adley Rutschman - Baltimore Orioles+1800
Joe Ryan - Minnesota Twins+3000
Riley Greene - Detroit Tigers+3000
Spencer Torkelson - Detroit Tigers+4000
Reid Detmers - Los Angeles Angels+5000
Shane Baz - Tampa Bay Rays+5000
Brock Burke - Texas Rangers+5000
MJ Melendez - Kansas City Royals+5000
Vinnie Pasquantino - Kansas City Royals+5000
George Kirby - Seattle Mariners+6600
Ezequiel Duran - Texas Rangers+8000
Grayson Rodriguez - Baltimore Orioles+8000
Triston Casas - Boston Red Sox+8000
Jake Burger - Chicago White Sox+8000
Steven Kwan - Cleveland Guardians+10000
Gabriel Moreno - Toronto Blue Jays+10000
Josh Winder - Minnesota Twins+12500
Dany Jiménez - Oakland Athletics+12500
Luis Gil - New York Yankees+12500
Josh Lowe - Tampa Bay Rays+15000
Cristian Pache - Oakland Athletics+25000
Matt Brash - Seattle Mariners+25000
Tyler Nevin - Baltimore Orioles+25000
Sam Huff - Texas Rangers+25000
Estevan Florial - New York Yankees+25000
Nick Allen - Oakland Athletics+25000
Nick Pratto - Kansas City Royals+25000
Richie Palacios - Cleveland Guardians+25000
Gabriel Arias - Cleveland Guardians+25000
A.J. Puk - Oakland Athletics+25000
Daulton Jefferies - Oakland Athletics+25000
Kevin Smith - Oakland Athletics+25000
Jose Siri - Houston Astros+25000
Kyle Isbel - Kansas City Royals+25000
Vidal Bruján - Tampa Bay Rays+25000
Brent Honeywell Jr. - Oakland Athletics+25000

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Julio Rodríguez began the year with plenty of hype and was projected to be one of baseball's top rookies. While he got off to a bit of a slow start, he's started to heat up with the weather and has passed Jeremy Peña to become the betting favorite to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award.

Stepping in as the everyday starter and filling in for the departed Carlos Correa is no easy task, but Peña has risen to the occasion in Houston. After going 0-for-4 on Opening Day, Peña announced his arrival with a 3-for-5 performance, including a double and a homer, in the second game of the season and has continued to hit since.

Twins fans got a glimpse of Joe Ryan when he made his Major League debut late in the 2021 campaign. Ryan has been impressive, but this is a tough award for pitchers to win. Over the past 10 seasons a pitcher has only been named the AL Rookie of the Year twice -- though one of those was two-way player Shohei Ohtani (Michael Fulmer was the other in 2016).

Aside from Peña and Ryan, the top of this odds board is littered with top prospects. Bobby Witt Jr, Adley Rutschman and Spencer Torkelson were all among baseball's top prospects entering the 2022 season and they've delivered early in their rookie seasons.

Here's a look at some notable names atop the AL Rookie of the Year odds board:
Julio Rodríguez (+165)
Jeremy Peña (+200)
Bobby Witt Jr. (+700)
Joe Ryan (+900)
Adley Rutschman (+1300)
Spencer Torkelson (+2341)

FUTURESConsensusCons.
Julio RodríguezJ. Rodríguez
-280
-275
N/A
-275
-250
-280
-305
Jeremy PeñaJ. Peña
+600
+500
N/A
+400
+400
+600
+600
Bobby Witt Jr.B. Witt Jr.
+1300
+900
N/A
+750
+1200
+1300
+1400
Adley RutschmanA. Rutschman
+2500
+2000
N/A
+2000
+2800
+3000
+2500
Joe RyanJ. Ryan
+3000
+3000
N/A
+3000
+3000
+3000
+3000
Riley GreeneR. Greene
+5000
+5500
N/A
+4000
+6000
+4500
+5000
Shane BazS. Baz
+6500
+6500
N/A
+5000
+7000
+6500
+6500
George KirbyG. Kirby
+6500
+5500
N/A
+6000
+7000
+6500
+6500
MJ MelendezM. Melendez
+6500
+6000
N/A
+2500
+6500
+6500
+7000
Jake BurgerJ. Burger
+7500
+6000
N/A
+6000
+7000
+8000
+7500
Vinnie PasquantinoV. Pasquantino
+8000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+8000
N/A
Royce LewisR. Lewis
+10000
N/A
N/A
-10000
+10000
N/A
N/A
A.J. AlexyA. Alexy
+10000
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
N/A
Xavier EdwardsX. Edwards
+10000
N/A
N/A
-10000
+10000
N/A
N/A
Spencer TorkelsonS. Torkelson
+10000
+7000
N/A
+6000
+8000
+10000
+10000
Steven KwanS. Kwan
+10000
+15000
N/A
+10000
+10000
+10000
+8000
Cristian PacheC. Pache
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
+10000
N/A
N/A
Gabriel MorenoG. Moreno
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+15000
+10000
Triston CasasT. Casas
+12000
+8000
N/A
+10000
+10000
+15000
+12000
Reid DetmersR. Detmers
+12000
+10000
N/A
+10000
+10000
+25000
+12000
Grayson RodriguezG. Rodriguez
+12004
+8000
N/A
+15000
+10000
N/A
+15000
Nick AllenN. Allen
+12004
+15000
N/A
N/A
+10000
N/A
N/A
Kevin SmithK. Smith
+12004
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
N/A
Gabriel AriasG. Arias
+12004
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
N/A
Ezequiel DuranE. Duran
+12148
+8000
N/A
N/A
N/A
+25000
N/A
Brayan BelloB. Bello
+13000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+13000
N/A
Brock BurkeB. Burke
+13000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+13000
N/A
Jose SiriJ. Siri
+13344
+10000
N/A
+20000
+10000
N/A
+20000
Jarren DuranJ. Duran
+13344
+8000
N/A
+10000
+10000
N/A
+20000
A.J. PukA. Puk
+14304
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Estevan FlorialE. Florial
+14304
+25000
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
N/A
Matt BrashM. Brash
+14304
+10000
N/A
+15000
+10000
N/A
+25000
Kyle BradishK. Bradish
+15000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+15000
Sam HuffS. Huff
+15000
+15000
N/A
+20000
+10000
N/A
+15000
Luis GilL. Gil
+15000
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
+15000
Daulton JefferiesD. Jefferies
+15000
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
+15000
Josh LoweJ. Lowe
+15000
+5000
N/A
+10000
+10000
+25000
+15000
Tyler NevinT. Nevin
+15000
+15000
N/A
+20000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Josh WinderJ. Winder
+15000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+15000
+15000
Nolan JonesN. Jones
+15000
N/A
N/A
+15000
N/A
N/A
+15000
Kyle IsbelK. Isbel
+15000
+15000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Vidal BrujánV. Bruján
+17145
+15000
N/A
+15000
+10000
N/A
+20000
Nick PrattoN. Pratto
+17145
+15000
N/A
+20000
+10000
N/A
+20000
DL HallD. Hall
+20000
N/A
N/A
+15000
N/A
N/A
+20000
Richie PalaciosR. Palacios
+20000
+15000
N/A
+15000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Josh JungJ. Jung
+20000
N/A
N/A
-1000
N/A
N/A
+20000
Cole WinnC. Winn
+20000
N/A
N/A
+15000
N/A
N/A
+20000
Jordan GroshansJ. Groshans
+22223
+20000
N/A
+25000
+10000
N/A
+25000
Dany JiménezD. Jiménez
+25000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+25000
N/A
Jordan BalazovicJ. Balazovic
+25000
N/A
N/A
+25000
N/A
N/A
+25000
Jose MirandaJ. Miranda
+25000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+25000
N/A

Previous AL Rookie of the Year Winners

AL ROY Winner Year
Randy Arozarena 2021
Kyle Lewis 2020
Yordan Alvarez 2019
Shohei Ohtani 2018
Aaron Judge 2017
Michael Fulmer 2016
Carlos Correa 2015
Jose Abreu 2014
Wil Myers 2013
Mike Trout 2012
Jeremy Hellickson 2011
Neftali Feliz 2010
Andrew Bailey 2009
Evan Longoria 2008
Dustin Pedroia 2007
Justin Verlander 2006
Huston Street 2005
Bobby Crosby 2004
Angel Berroa 2003
Eric Hinske 2002
Ichiro Suzuki 2001
Kazuhio Sasaki 200
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