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  • 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

  • July 9: Jesus Luzardo (Oakland, P) has seen his odds improve nearly two-fold since April (+614 to +383) and he is now second-favorite behind Luis Robert.
  • Apr. 28: Luis Robert is now the outright favorite at +310.
  • 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
Luis Robert (OF) White Sox +267
Jesus Luzardo (P) Athletics +383
Michael Kopech (P) White Sox +600
Casey Mize (P) Tigers +833
Brendan McKay (P/DH) Rays +950
Jo Adell (OF) Angels +1233
Evan White (1B) Mariners +1667
Nate Pearson (P) Blue Jays +2067
Forrest Whitley (P) Astros +2133
Wander Franco (SS) Rays +2400

Odds as of July 9, 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

  • July 9: STL outfielder Dylan Carlson moved from outside of the top five all the way to second-favorite (+1202 to +917) as bettors expect him to see time in the lineup out of the gate.
  • Apr. 27: It seems no price is too short for Lux, who improved from +237 all the way to +200 over the last month.
  • 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
Gavin Lux (SS) Dodgers +200
Dylan Carlson (OF) Cardinals +917
Carter Kieboom (3B) Nationals +967
Mitch Keller (P) Pirates +1050
MacKenzie Gore (P) Padres +1133
Dustin May (P) Dodgers +1200
Brendan Rodgers (2B) Rockies +1367
Jon Duplantier (P) Diamondbacks +1833

Odds as of July 9, 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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