• Track how each contender’s odds of winning the AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards have changed over the course of the 2020 season
  • View past winners from the last decade
  • See the latest odds to win ROY in both leagues at trusted online sportsbooks

Major League Baseball has been honoring its top freshmen since 1947 when Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Jackie Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award after hitting .297 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs. No rookie has had the same cultural and historical impact as Robinson since, but plenty of first year players have shown flashes of brilliance while contributing to the success of their teams.

We’ve been tracking the American League and National League Rookie of the Year races and have included the odds of the top contenders, below. The graphs have been generated by averaging the latest odds from our most trusted sportsbooks to help you better determine each player’s probability of coming out on top.

Bookmark this page and visit it regularly to see how the odds for the top contenders ebb and flow throughout the 2020 MLB season.

American League Top Contenders

  • Mar. 19: Early bettors are keen on Luis Robert (+400) and Jesus Luzardo (+600), who improved from +550 and +975, respectively, since Mar. 5.
  • Mar. 3: Flame-throwing Michael Kopech opens as the AL ROY favorite at +300, followed by Detroit’s own prized pitching prospect Casey Mize at +450.

2020 American League Rookie of the Year Odds

Player (Position) Team 2020 AL Rookie of the Year Odds at BetOnline
Luis Robert (OF) White Sox +400
Michael Kopech (P) White Sox +400
Casey Mize (P) Tigers +500
Jesus Luzardo (P) Athletics +600
Brendan McKay (P/DH) Rays +800
Jo Adell (OF) Angels +1000
Evan White (1B) Mariners +1200
Nate Person (P) Blue Jays +2000

Odds as of March 19, 2020.

Past 10 AL Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
2010 Neftali Feliz (P) Texas Rangers
2011 Jeremy Hellickson (P) Tampa Bay Rays
2012 Mike Trout (OF) Los Angeles Angels
2013 Wil Myers (OF) Tampa Bay Rays
2014 Jose Abreu (1B) Chicago White Sox
2015 Carlos Correa (SS) Houston Astros
2016 Michael Fulmer (P) Detroit Tigers
2017 Aaron Judge (OF) New York Yankees
2018 Shohei Ohtani (P/DH) Los Angeles Angels
2019 Yordan Alvarez (DH) Houston Astros

National League Top Contenders

  • Mar. 19: If you thought +350 was a short price for Lux, look away. The Dodger infielder is now +238 on average. No one else is shorter than +1000.
  • Mar. 3: Gavin Lux is the short-shot, opening at +350. No other player is better than +800 at the outset.

2020 National League Rookie of the Year Odds

Player (Position) Team 2020 NL Rookie of the Year Odds at BetOnline
Gavin Lux (SS) Dodgers +200
Brendan Rodgers (2B) Rockies +1000
MacKenzie Gore (P) Padres +1000
Carter Kieboom (3B) Nationals +1000
Dustin May (P) Dodgers +1000
Dylan Carlson (OF) Cardinals +1200
Jon Duplantier (P) Diamondbacks +1200
Mitch Keller (P) Pirates +1200

Odds as of March 19, 2020.

Past 10 NL Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
2010 Buster Posey (C) San Francisco Giants
2011 Craig Kimbrel (P) Atlanta Braves
2012 Bryce Harper (OF) Washington Nationals
2013 Jose Fernandez (P) Miami Marlins
2014 Jacob deGrom (P) New York Mets
2015 Kris Bryant (3B) Chicago Cubs
2016 Corey Seager (SS) Los Angeles Dodgers
2017 Cody Bellinger (1B) Los Angeles Dodgers
2018 Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF) Atlanta Braves
2019 Pete Alonso (1B) New York Mets

Archived MLB Rookie of the Year Odds: 2019

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