LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – With the first month of the season in the books in Major League Baseball, let’s take a look at the odds to win the AL and NL MVP.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Mike Trout is a 10/11 favorite to win the AL MVP while Miguel Cabrera has the next-best odds at 3/1. Jose Bautista, Albert Pujols and Josh Donaldson are all 10/1, respectively, while Jose Abreu is 12/1. Alexei Ramirez, meanwhile, is 20/1, while Melky Cabrera, Evan Longoria and Jacoby Ellsbury are all 25/1, respectively, and Shin-Soo Choo has the longest odds at 33/1.
In the National League, Troy Tulowitzki is a 3/1 favorite to win the MVP, while Andrew McCutchen is 5/1 and Justin Upton is 11/2. Adrian Gonzalez and Yadier Molina are both 9/1, respectively, while Giancarlo Stanton and Ryan Braun are both 10/1, respectively. Chase Utley is also 12/1 to win the NL MVP, while Paul Goldschmidt is 15/1 and Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau are both 16/1, respectively. Joey Votto and Freddie Freeman are both 18/1, respectively, while Adam Wainwright is 50/1.
Not to leave the pitchers out…Felix Hernandez is a 9/2 favorite to win the 2014 AL Cy Young award, while Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer are 5/1, respectively. Yu Darvish, meanwhile, is 15/2 while Sonny Gray and Masahiro Tanaka are 9/1, respectively. Scott Kazmir, James Shields, Chris Sale and David Price are all 12/1, respectively, while Matt Buehrle and Yordana Ventura are 20/1, respectively. Jon Lester has the longest odds at 25/1.
In the National League, Adam Wainwright is 7/2 to win the Cy Young while Jose Fernandez and Clayton Kershaw are 6/1, respectively. Johnny Cueto and Zack Greinke are 15/2, respectively, while Julio Teheran is 12/1 while Kyle Lohse, Tim Hudson and Ervin Santana are 15/1, respectively.
Continuing with those odds, Yovani Gallardo, Michael Wacha, Cliff Lee, Gio Gonzalez and Lance Lynn are 20/1, respectively, while Francisco Rodriguez and Stephen Strasburg are 25/1, respectively. Alfredo Simon and Dan Haren are 33/1, while Aaron Harang has the longest odds at 40/1.