Back in April, the folks at Bovada.lv provided a set of odds on a number of Major League Baseball-related races. This week, they provided a second refresh to the initial odds, making it a good time to compare and contrast changes over time.
Because of Yasiel Puig-mania, the oddsmakers at Bovada.lv initially set lines on the National League Rookie of the Year race in June. At that point, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller led the way, but even before he was forced from Wednesday’s game after two pitches, he yielded the bookmaker’s edge to the Dodgers outfielder.
Unfortunately because of Miller’s injury, viewers were robbed of the opportunity to see the top two NL candidates battle directly.
Over history, the Dodgers have 12 Rookies of the Year with six Cardinals named. However, the most recent Dodger was named in 1995, Todd Hollingsworth. Albert Pujols was the last Cardinal, in 2001.
In the 2013 American League race, there is Wil Myers and everyone else. The former Royals farmhand is now a Tampa Bay Ray.
|NL Rookie of the Year||April||June||Aug|
|Yasiel Puig (LAD)||3/2||3/2||4/7|
|Shelby Miller (STL)||1/1||1/1||3/1|
|Jose Fernandez (MIA)||NL||NL||3/1|
|Julio Teheran (ATL)||25/1||25/1||12/1|
|Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)||5/1||5/1||20/1|
|Marcell Ozuna (MIA)||10/1||10/1|
|Jedd Gyorko (SD)||20/1||20/1|
|AL Rookie of the Year||Aug|
|Wil Myers (TB)||1/2|
|Any other player||`||2/1|
Other individual lines follow.
Notice the very favorable odds on Andrew McCutchen’s NL MVP candidacy with Joey Votto next in line. Yadier Molina has dropped back in the pack. A year after winning the Triple Crown, but still coming in second in the AL MVP vote, Miguel Cabrera increases his bid.
|Odds to win the 2013 AL MVP||June||Aug||Odds to win the 2013 NL MVP||June||Aug|
|Miguel Cabrera (DET)||1/1||1/5||Andrew McCutchen (PIT)||12/1||5/7|
|Chris Davis (BAL)||3/1||5/1||Joey Votto (CIN)||7/1||3/2|
|Mike Trout (LAA)||7/1||5/1||Paul Goldschmidt (ARI)||5/1||5/1|
|Clay Buchholz (BOS)||10/1||Carlos Gomez (MIL)||18/1||15/1|
|Robinson Cano (NYY)||10/1||Carlos Gonzalez (COL)||6/1|
|Adam Jones (BAL)||15/1||Troy Tulowitzki (COL)||6/1|
|Prince Fielder (DET)||25/1||Bryce Harper (WSH)||10/1|
|Evan Longoria (TB)||25/1||Jean Segura (MIL)||10/1|
|Joe Mauer (MIN)||25/1||Justin Upton (ATL)||10/1|
|Mike Napoli (BOS)||25/1||Adrian Gonzalez (LAD)||12/1|
|Adrian Beltre (TEX)||33/1||Buster Posey (SF)||14/1|
|Yu Darvish (TEX)||33/1||Ryan Braun (MIL)||15/1|
|Albert Pujols (LAA)||33/1||Domonic Brown (PHI)||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|
In the NL Cy Young Award category, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw remains on top, with Cardinal Adam Wainwright right after. Detroit’s Max Scherzer is the new AL favorite of the bettors with former leader Clay Buchholz injured.
|Odds to win the 2013 AL Cy Young||June||Aug||Odds to win the 2013 NL Cy Young||June||Aug|
|Max Scherzer (DET)||12/1||4/7||Clayton Kershaw (LAD)||4/1||2/3|
|Felix Hernandez (SEA)||12/1||2/1||Adam Wainwright (STL)||5/1||4/1|
|Yu Darvish (TEX)||4/1||9/1||Matt Harvey (NYM)||12/1||7/1|
|Bartolo Colon (OAK)||NL||15/1||Patrick Corbin (ARI)||5/1||10/1|
|Justin Masterson (CLE)||7/1||20/1||Craig Kimbrel (ATL)||20/1||10/1|
|Matt Moore (TB)||10/1||25/1||Francisco Liriano (PIT)||NL||12/1|
|Hiwashi Iwakuma (SEA)||12/1||25/1||Jordan Zimmerman (WAS)||7/1||20/1|
|Mariano Rivera (NYY)||25/1||33/1||Jeff Locke (PIT)||NL||20/1|
|Hiroki Kuroda (NYY)||33/1||33/1||Madison Bumgarner (SF)||15/1||25/1|
|Joe Nathan (TEX)||33/1||33/1||Mike Minor (ATL)||12/1||33/1|
|Clay Buchholz (BOS)||7/4||Shelby Miller (STL)||15/2|
|Justin Verlander (DET)||10/1||Lance Lynn (STL)||9/1|
|Jon Lester (BOS)||20/1||Cliff Lee (PHI)||10/1|
|C.C. Sabathia (NYY)||20/1||Mat Latos (CIN)||18/1|
|Anibal Sanchez (DET)||20/1||Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD)||20/1|
|Chris Sale (CWS)||20/1||Stephen Strasburg (WAS)||20/1|
|Alex Cobb (TB)||25/1||A.J. Burnett (PIT)||33/1|
|Derek Holland (TEX)||25/1||Jaime Garcia (STL)||33/1|
|Doug Fister (DET)||33/1||Jason Grilli (PIT)||33/1|
|Ervin Santana (KC)||50/1||Tim Hudson (ATL)||50/1|
|Bud Norris (HOU)||100/1||Sergio Romo (SF)||100/1|
|R.A. Dickey (TOR)||250/1|