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  • Track how each contender’s odds of winning the AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards change over the course of the 2022 season
  • Julio Rodriguez (AL) and Spencer Strider (NL) are the favorites as of early August 
  • The charts and graphs below display the average MLB ROY odds at legal online sportsbooks

The 2022 MLB season is underway. This page tracks the American League and National League Rookie of the Year races. The graphs below have been generated by averaging the latest odds from reputable online sportsbooks.

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AL Rookie of the Year Odds


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  • July 31: The AL ROY odds are off the board at most books. At the sportsbooks that are still offering AL ROY futures, Julio Rodriguez is a -607 favorite, on average.
  • June 5: Julio Rodriguez moved into a tie for favorite with Jeremy Pena with both at +210. Third-favorite Bobby Witt Jr is back at +675 and Joe Ryan faded from +600 to +950.
  • May 23: Adley Rutschman improved from +2000 to +1250 after getting called up by Baltimore. The top-three favorites remain unchanged: Pena (+240), Rodriguez (+340), and Ryan (+600).
  • May 18: Astros infielder Jeremy Pena has become the +290 favorite, improving roughly two-fold (from +575) over the past two weeks. Mariners OF Julio Rodriguez is a close second at +335.
  • May 3: Seattle OF Julio Rodriguez has become the favorite at +438, passing both Spencer Torkelson (+475) and Bobby Witt Jr (+488).
  • Apr. 25: Houston SS Jeremy Pena shortened from +875 to +775 after an extra-innings walk-off homer against Toronto. He remains the fifth-favorite.
  • Apr. 17: Torkelson (+418) has moved into second and is closing the gap on Witt Jr (+305). Guardians OF Steven Kwan moved into the top five, improving from +1600 to +650.
  • Apr. 10: Witt Jr has consolidated his status as favorite in the first few games of the season, improving from +295 to +275. Mariners OF Rodriguez shortened from +575 to +440 and now sits second (surpassing Tigers 1B Torkelson).
  • Apr. 3: Royals infielder Bobby Witt Jr is a +295 favorite heading into the season with  Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson (+475) second and Seattle outfielder Julio Rodriguez (+575) rounding out the top three.

2022 AL Rookie of the Year Favorites

Player (Position, Team)  Odds
Julio Rodriguez (OF, Mariners) -550
Jeremy Pena (IF, Astros) +1100
Bobby Witt Jr (SS, Royals) +1200
Adley Rutschman (C, Orioles) +4500
Jose Miranda (IF, Twins) +4500
Joe Ryan (P, Twins) +5500
MJ Melendez (C, Royals) +8000
Steven Kwan (OF, Guardians) +10000
Riley Greene (OF, Tigers) +10000
Brock Burke (P, Rangers) +10000
Felix Bautista (P, Orioles) +10000
George Kirby (P, Mariners) +13000
Jake Burger (3B, White Sox) +15000
Reid Detmers (P, Angels) +15000
Vinnie Pasquantino (1B, Royals) +15000

Odds as of Aug. 7, 2022, at FanDuel Sportsbook

Past 10 AL Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
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
2020 Kyle Lewis (OF) Seattle Mariners
2021 Randy Arozarena (OF) Tampa Bay Rays

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NL Rookie of the Year Odds

  • July 31: ATL pitcher Spencer Strider (+138) has a narrow lead over teammate Michael Harris (+220).
  • June 5: Mackenzie Gore is now a firm +195 favorite, but Nolan Gorman soared to second, going from +1000 to +235.
  • May 23: Suzuki continues to get longer, now sitting at +150. While Gore improved again (+450 to +395), the big mover was Arizona OF Alek Thomas (+2000 to +825). He’s now the third-favorite.
  • May 18: Suzuki’s odds have faded from -145 to +100 as Mackenzie Gore continues to close the gap. The Padres P improved from +900 to +450. Cardinals IF Juan Yepez, who wasn’t even on the board before, is now third-favorite at +800.
  • May 3: Padres P Mackenzie Gore has shot up to second-favorite, improving from +2500 to +900. But Suzuki maintains a strong lead at -145.
  • Apr. 25: Suzuki (who’s slashing .354/.492/.688) is already the odds-on favorite at -140 on average. Second-favorite Green has faded to +775 despite a solid start to the year.
  • Apr. 17: Favorite Suzuki shortened again to +170. Reds P Hunter Greene is now second-favorite at +475.
  • Apr. 10: Suzuki widened the gap between himself and the field. The Cubs OF shortened from +365 to +250. Second-favorite Cruz faded from +443 to +500.
  • Apr. 3: Japanese star Seiya Suzuki of the Cubs is a +365 favorite, followed closely by Oneil Cruz (+443) of the Pirates.

2022 NL Rookie of the Year Favorites

Player (Position, Team)  Odds
Spencer Strider (P, Braves) -200
Michael Harris (OF, Braves) +310
Oneil Cruz (SS, Pirates) +1300
Seiya Suzuki (OF, Cubs) +1800
Christopher Morel (IF/OF, Cubs) +3000
Nolan Gorman (IF, Cardinals) +6000
Alek Thomas (OF, Diamondbacks) +6000
Luis Gonzalez (OF, Giants) +6000
Brendan Donovan (IF, Cardinals) +6000
Jack Suwinski (OF, Pirates) +6000
Hunter Greene (P, Reds) +10000
Nick Lodolo (P, Reds) +13000
Juan Yepez (IF, Cardinals) +13000
Bryson Stott (IF, Phillies) +13000
Edward Cabrera (P, Marlins) +15000
Roansy Contreras (P, Pirates) +15000

Odds as of Aug. 7, 2022, at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Past 10 NL Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
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
2020 Devin Williams (RP) Milwaukee Brewers
2011 Jonathan India (2B) Cincinnati Reds

Archived MLB Rookie of the Year Odds: 2021, 2020, 2019

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