Sandy Alcantara, Shane McClanahan Move to Top of Cy Young Oddsboards (June 14)
Getty Images. Pictured: Sandy Alcantara, left, and Shane McClanahan.
There are two new faces at the top of the Cy Young oddsboards with the state of Florida well-represented.
Miami Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara and Tampa Bay Rays left-hander Shane McClanahan moved to the top of their league Cy Young boards as injuries and performance have forced a shake up at the top.
In the National League, Alcantara is now +350 at BetMGM, placing him ahead of Joe Musgrove (+450) and Corbin Burnes (+500). Previously, Max Scherzer was the betting favorite before going on the injured list.
Burnes took over the top spot briefly, but he has allowed six runs in his last two starts covering just eight total innings.
Meanwhile, Alcantara has allowed just two runs in three June starts (23 2/3 innings). His line on the year includes a 6-2 record with a 1.68 ERA and 0.96 WHIP. His ERA ranks third in baseball and his 82 strikeouts are seventh.
In the American League, preseason favorite Gerrit Cole has dropped to +1200 with McClanahan taking over as the +350 favorite. That slides him just ahead of Justin Verlander (+400) and Toronto Blue Jays starter Alek Manoah (+650). Kevin Gausman (+1000) and Nestor Cortes (+1000) fill the gap between McClanahan and Cole.
McClanahan is 7-2 on the year with a 1.87 ERA and MLB-leading 98 strikeouts in 72 1/3 innings. Verlander isn’t far behind with a 1.94 ERA and 78 strikeouts.
Cole is coming off the worst start of his season, allowing seven runs in 2 1/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins, which included three consecutive home runs to lead off the game. Cole’s 3.63 ERA ranks 36th in baseball, but his 84 strikeouts are fourth.