MLB 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 particular first-year player who had an outstanding debut season and showed the potential to be a future star.  

Cincinnati Reds rookie Jonathan India played in 150 games in 2021 and finished with a slash line of .269/.376/.459. He also added 21 home runs, 12 stolen bases and a league-leading 23 HBPs to win the NL Rookie of the Year award.

PlayerOdds
Michael Harris II - Atlanta Braves+400
Oneil Cruz - Pittsburgh Pirates+450
MacKenzie Gore - San Diego Padres+450
Nolan Gorman - St. Louis Cardinals+500
Spencer Strider - Atlanta Braves+600
Seiya Suzuki - Chicago Cubs+1400
Jack Suwinski - Pittsburgh Pirates+1500
Alek Thomas - Arizona Diamondbacks+1800
Brendan Donovan - St. Louis Cardinals+1800
Christopher Morel - Chicago Cubs+2500
Juan Yepez - St. Louis Cardinals+3000
Roansy Contreras - Pittsburgh Pirates+4000
Bryson Stott - Philadelphia Phillies+5000
Hunter Greene - Cincinnati Reds+5000
Luis González - San Francisco Giants+8000
Max Meyer - Miami Marlins+8000
Matthew Liberatore - St. Louis Cardinals+8000
Nick Lodolo - Cincinnati Reds+8000
Edward Cabrera - Miami Marlins+8000
C.J. Abrams - San Diego Padres+8000
Ethan Small - Milwaukee Brewers+10000
Sixto Sánchez - Miami Marlins+10000
Matt Vierling - Philadelphia Phillies+20000
Cade Cavalli - Washington Nationals+20000
Joey Bart - San Francisco Giants+20000
Seth Beer - Arizona Diamondbacks+20000
Mickey Moniak - Philadelphia Phillies+20000
Geraldo Perdomo - Arizona Diamondbacks+20000
Brett Baty - New York Mets+25000
Ryan Rolison - Colorado Rockies+25000
Mark Vientos - New York Mets+25000
JJ Bleday - Miami Marlins+25000
Ronny Mauricio - New York Mets+25000
Ryan Vilade - Colorado Rockies+25000
Nick Fortes - Miami Marlins+25000
Drew Waters - Atlanta Braves+25000
Luis Campusano - San Diego Padres+25000
Brailyn Marquez - Chicago Cubs+25000
TJ Friedl - Cincinnati Reds+25000
Ryan Pepiot - Los Angeles Dodgers+25000
Heliot Ramos - San Francisco Giants+25000
Bobby Miller - Los Angeles Dodgers+25000

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Handicapping any Rookie of the Year award is a difficult task as rookies, by definition, don't have an extensive track record of competing at the highest level. This year's National League field was a bit different as Seiya Suzuki, 27, came over from Japan, where he had played professionally and even won an MVP award. Playing in Japan is obviously different than playing in MLB, but that experience gave Suzuki a leg up and he was priced accordingly prior to the season. While Suzuki has remained near the top of the board, he is no longer the favorite.

MacKenzie Gore, who has long been one of the best and more intriguing prospects in baseball, has been dominant for the Padres and finds himself as the betting favorite. Gore is among several players on this list -- such as Juan Yepez, Alek Thomas and Nolan Gorman -- who weren't even on Opening Day rosters. The lengthy baseball season has numerous ebbs and flows throughout, which means there are, and will continue to be, plenty of opportunities to seek value on this board.

Here's a look at some notable names atop the odds:

  • MacKenzie Gore (+150)
  • Nolan Gorman (+250)
  • Seiya Suzuki (+600)
  • Alek Thomas (+1400)
  • Juan Yepez (+1800)
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MacKenzie GoreM. Gore
+450
+350
N/A
+400
+240
+450
+450
Oneil CruzO. Cruz
+450
+400
N/A
+400
+2200
+450
+450
Michael Harris IIM. Harris II
+474
+400
N/A
+500
N/A
+450
+500
Nolan GormanN. Gorman
+500
+400
N/A
+450
+300
+480
+500
Spencer StriderS. Strider
+800
+400
N/A
+650
+4000
+1000
+800
Seiya SuzukiS. Suzuki
+1500
+1200
N/A
+2000
+270
+1800
+1500
Brendan DonovanB. Donovan
+2000
+1500
N/A
+1800
N/A
+2000
+2000
Alek ThomasA. Thomas
+2000
+2000
N/A
+2000
+1100
+2000
+2500
Jack SuwinskiJ. Suwinski
+2000
+2000
N/A
+1400
+6000
+1500
+2000
Juan YepezJ. Yepez
+3200
+3000
N/A
+2000
+1200
+3500
+3200
Christopher MorelC. Morel
+3200
+1800
N/A
+2000
N/A
+3500
+3200
Luis GonzálezL. González
+4121
+5000
N/A
+6000
N/A
+8500
+3500
Hunter GreeneH. Greene
+5000
+5000
N/A
+5000
+4000
+8500
+5000
Roansy ContrerasR. Contreras
+6000
+8000
N/A
+4000
+4500
+6000
N/A
Bryson StottB. Stott
+7000
+4000
N/A
+5000
+10000
+10000
+7000
Matthew LiberatoreM. Liberatore
+8000
+8000
N/A
+8000
+5000
+8500
+8000
C.J. AbramsC. Abrams
+8000
+2000
N/A
+4000
+8000
+7000
+10000
Edward CabreraE. Cabrera
+8000
+5000
N/A
+4000
+6000
+10000
+8000
Nick LodoloN. Lodolo
+8500
+10000
N/A
+10000
+5000
+10000
+8500
Graham AshcraftG. Ashcraft
+10000
+10000
N/A
+12500
N/A
+10000
+10000
Seth BeerS. Beer
+10000
+10000
N/A
+20000
+9000
+25000
N/A
Geraldo PerdomoG. Perdomo
+10000
+10000
N/A
+20000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Max MeyerM. Meyer
+10000
+10000
N/A
+8000
+4500
+10000
+10000
Ethan SmallE. Small
+10000
N/A
N/A
+15000
+6000
+15000
+10000
Cooper HummelC. Hummel
+10000
N/A
N/A
N/A
+10000
N/A
N/A
Brailyn MarquezB. Marquez
+14304
N/A
N/A
N/A
+10000
+25000
N/A
TJ FriedlT. Friedl
+14304
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Nick FortesN. Fortes
+14304
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Ronny MauricioR. Mauricio
+14304
N/A
N/A
N/A
+10000
+25000
N/A
Ryan PepiotR. Pepiot
+20000
N/A
N/A
+15000
N/A
+25000
+20000
Ryan RolisonR. Rolison
+20000
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Mickey MoniakM. Moniak
+20000
+10000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
JJ BledayJ. Bleday
+20000
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Cade CavalliC. Cavalli
+20000
+10000
N/A
+20000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Luis CampusanoL. Campusano
+20000
+10000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Heliot RamosH. Ramos
+20000
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Brett BatyB. Baty
+20000
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Mark VientosM. Vientos
+20000
+20000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Joey BartJ. Bart
+20000
+20000
N/A
+20000
+8000
+25000
+20000
Sixto SánchezS. Sánchez
+20000
+25000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+20000
Matt VierlingM. Vierling
+20000
+20000
N/A
+20000
+10000
+15000
+20000
Bobby MillerB. Miller
+20000
+20000
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
N/A
Ryan ViladeR. Vilade
+25000
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
+25000
N/A
Drew WatersD. Waters
+33344
N/A
N/A
+25000
+10000
+25000
+50000

Past NL Rookie of the Year Winners

NL ROY Winner Year
Jonathan India 2021
Devin Williams 2020
Pete Alonso 2019
Ronald Acuna Jr. 2018
Cody Bellinger 2017
Corey Seager 2016
Kris Bryant 2015
Jacob deGrom 2014
Jose Fernandez 2013
Bryce Harper 2012
Craig Kimbrel 2011
Buster Posey 2010
Chris Coghlan 2009
Geovany Soto 2008
Ryan Braun 2007
Hanley Ramirez 2006
Ryan Howard 2005
Jason Bay 2004
Dontrelle Willis 2003
Jason Jennings 2002
Albert Pujols 2001
Rafael Furcal 2000
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