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  • Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom captured the 2019 AL and NL Cy Young Awards, respectively
  • The graphs below show how the odds changed throughout the 2019 MLB season
  • See the 2020 Cy Young odds here

The 2019 Cy Young race was a thrilling battle in both leagues. Gerrit Cole entered award-season as the -140 favorite over Justin Verlander in the AL, but was pipped at the line by his teammate. In the NL, reigning champion Jacob deGrom was way behind at the All-Star break, but put together an immaculate second half to make it two in a row.

The graphs below were generated by averaging the odds from a number of top online sportsbooks.

2019 American League Cy Young Odds

Top Contenders

  • [Oct 2] Astros teammates Verlander and Cole are the only two pitchers on the board at season’s end, with Cole (-140) slightly favored to win his first Cy Young.
  • [Sept 2] After no-hitting the Jays, Justin Verlander is now the odds-on favorite to win the AL Cy Young
  • [Aug 2] The race in the AL is now neck-and-neck between Houston teammates Justin Verlander (+150) and Gerrit Cole (+180), while Tampa’s Charlie Morton rounding out the top three.
  • [July 9] Lance Lynn has charged into the top 3 in AL Cy Young odds after picking up his MLB-Best 11th win.
  • [March 4] Blake Snell defied the odds last year after sportsbooks had him pegged as a +27500 longshot to win the AL Cy Young Award. He won’t sneak up on anyone this season after leading the American League in wins, ERA, and ERA+ in 2018.

Final 2019 AL Cy Young Odds

Player 2019 AL Cy Young Odds
Gerrit Cole (Astros) -140
Justin Verlander (Astros) +100

Odds updated on October 2, 2019.

2019 National League Cy Young Odds

Top Contenders

  • [Oct 2] An electric stretch run for deGrom (-250) vaulted him to odds-on favorite. He wasn’t even in the top five a month ago. He gave up just 12 hits, two walks, and one run over his final four starts (28.0 IP), while striking out 35 batters.
  • [Sept 2] Scherzer has closed the gap between he and Ryu after the Dodgers pitcher has allowed 18 earned runs in his last three starts
  • [Aug 2] An injury to Max Scherzer has but Hyun-Jin Ryu back to the top of the odds at -150. He continues to lead the majors in ERA and WHIP among starters.
  • [July 9] Max Scherzer is now the odds-on favorite to win the NL Cy Young award after going undefeated in June.
  • [March 4] It’s no surprise to see Max Scherzer among the top candidates to win the 2019 NL Cy Young Award. The Washington ace led the National League in wins, complete games, shutouts, innings, strikeouts, batters faced, and WHIP in 2018.

Final 2019 NL Cy Young Odds

Player 2019 NL Cy Young Odds
Jacob deGrom (Mets) +150
Stephen Strasburg (Nationals) +175
Jack Flaherty (Cardinals) +500
Max Scherzer (Nationals) +1000
Hyun-Jin Ryu (Dodgers) +1200

Odds updated on October 2, 2019.