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Shelby Miller leads NL Rookie of Year odds

Back in April, the folks at Bovada.lv provided a set of odds on a number of Major League Baseball-related races. Recently, they provided a refresh so I thought it would be interesting to compare and contrast then versus now.

A new line has also been established. Because of Yasiel Puig-mania, the oddsmakers at Bovada.lv set lines on the National League Rookie of the Year race. A familiar man, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller leads the way. Apparently the American League race lacks such compelling participants.

NL Rookie of the Year odds
Shelby Miller (STL) 1/1
Yasiel Puig (LAD) 3/2
Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) 5/1
Marcell Ozuna (MIA) 10/1
Jedd Gyorko (SD) 20/1
Julio Teheran (ATL) 25/1

Other individual lines follow. Notice the very favorable odds on Yadier Molina’s NL MVP candidacy. The Cardinals have three of the top six favorites for the Cy Young Award.

First manager fired April June
Don Mattingly no line 7/4
Mike Scioscia 12/1 9/4
Ron Roenicke 7/1 5/1
John Gibbons 20/1 7/1
Eric Wedge 8/1 7/1
Charlie Manuel 4/1 10/1
Terry Collins 10/1 12/1
Ned Yost 9/1 12/1
Bud Black 9/2 15/1
Ron Gardenhire 5/1 15/1
Joe Girardi 15/2 15/1

Key player awards

Odds to win the 2013 AL MVP Odds to win the 2013 NL MVP
Miguel Cabrera (DET) 1/1 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) 5/1
Chris Davis (BAL) 3/1 Carlos Gonzalez (COL) 6/1
Mike Trout (LAA) 7/1 Troy Tulowitzki (COL) 6/1
Clay Buchholz (BOS) 10/1 Joey Votto (CIN) 7/1
Robinson Cano (NYY) 10/1 Bryce Harper (WSH) 10/1
Adam Jones (BAL) 15/1 Jean Segura (MIL) 10/1
Prince Fielder (DET) 25/1 Justin Upton (ATL) 10/1
Evan Longoria (TB) 25/1 Adrian Gonzalez (LAD) 12/1
Joe Mauer (MIN) 25/1 Andrew McCutchen (PIT) 12/1
Mike Napoli (BOS) 25/1 Buster Posey (SF) 14/1
Adrian Beltre (TEX) 33/1 Ryan Braun (MIL) 15/1
Yu Darvish (TEX) 33/1 Domonic Brown (PHI) 18/1
Albert Pujols (LAA) 33/1 Carlos Gomez (MIL) 18/1
Yadier Molina (STL) 18/1
Carlos Beltran (STL) 25/1
Dexter Fowler (COL) 25/1
Carl Crawford (LAD) 33/1
Starling Marte (PIT) 33/1
Pablo Sandoval (SF) 33/1
Shin-Soo Choo (CIN) 33/1
David Wright (NYM) 33/1
Odds to win the 2013 AL Cy Young Odds to win the 2013 NL Cy Young
Clay Buchholz (BOS) 7/4 Clayton Kershaw (LAD) 4/1
Yu Darvish (TEX) 4/1 Patrick Corbin (ARI) 5/1
Justin Masterson (CLE) 7/1 Adam Wainwright (STL) 5/1
Matt Moore (TB) 10/1 Jordan Zimmerman (WAS) 7/1
Justin Verlander (DET) 10/1 Shelby Miller (STL) 15/2
Felix Hernandez (SEA) 12/1 Lance Lynn (STL) 9/1
Hiwashi Iwakuma (SEA) 12/1 Cliff Lee (PHI) 10/1
Max Scherzer (DET) 12/1 Matt Harvey (NYM) 12/1
Jon Lester (BOS) 20/1 Mike Minor (ATL) 12/1
C.C. Sabathia (NYY) 20/1 Madison Bumgarner (SF) 15/1
Anibal Sanchez (DET) 20/1 Mat Latos (CIN) 18/1
Chris Sale (CWS) 20/1 Craig Kimbrel (ATL) 20/1
Alex Cobb (TB) 25/1 Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) 20/1
Derek Holland (TEX) 25/1 Stephen Strasburg (WAS) 20/1
Mariano Rivera (NYY) 25/1 A.J. Burnett (PIT) 33/1
Doug Fister (DET) 33/1 Jaime Garcia (STL) 33/1
Hiroki Kuroda (NYY) 33/1 Jason Grilli (PIT) 33/1
Joe Nathan (TEX) 33/1 Tim Hudson (ATL) 50/1
Ervin Santana (KC) 50/1 Sergio Romo (SF) 100/1
Bud Norris (HOU) 100/1
R.A. Dickey (TOR) 250/1

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10 Responses to “Shelby Miller leads NL Rookie of Year odds”

  1. Bw52 says:

    Not even a race so far.Miller starting and winning for a team in a pennant race while Puig has under a 100 ABs for the overpaid last place Dodgers.Not even close .Shelby in a landslide,

  2. blingboy says:

    Take it all with a grain of salt. Jaime Garcia is 16th in the NL Cy Young at 33/1. Maybe a knowlwdgeable commenter can explain how to rake in some easy money on that.

  3. kray66 says:

    I’d take the 18/1 odds on Molina being MVP. I’m sure he won’t get the recognition he deserves, but that’s not a bad bet.

  4. crdswmn says:

    Don’t know how accurate or predictive this is, but ESPN’s Cy Young predictor has Adam Wainwright in 1st place, and Clayton Kershaw not even in the top 10.

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