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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 Seiya Suzuki (NL) are the favorites after the first month of the season 
  • 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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  • 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
Jeremy Pena (IF, Astros) +250
Julio Rodriguez (OF, Mariners) +330
Joe Ryan (P, Twins) +600
Bobby Witt Jr (SS, Royals) +750
Spencer Torkelson (1B, Tigers) +1500
Steven Kwan (OF, Guardians) +1700
Adley Rutschman (C, Orioles) +2000
Reid Detmers (P, Angels) +4000
George Kirby (P, Mariners) +4000
Josh Winder (P, Twins) +5000
Brock Burke (P, Rangers) +5000
Dany Jimenez (P, Athletics) +5000
Kyle Bradish (P, Orioles) +6000
Triston Casas (1B, Red Sox) +6500
Grayson Rodriguez (P, Orioles) +6500
Riley Greene (OF, Tigers) +6500
Shane Baz (P, Rays) +6500
Royce Lewis (IF, Twins) +6500
MJ Melendez (C, Royals) +8500
Jose Miranda (IF, Twins) +8500

Odds as of May 18, 2022, at 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

  • 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
Seiya Suzuki (OF, Cubs) +105
MacKenzie Gore (P, Padres) +500
Juan Yepez (IF, Cardinals) +850
Alek Thomas (OF, Diamondbacks) +1100
Oneil Cruz (SS, Pirates) +2500
Hunter Greene (P, Reds) +3500
Max Meyer (P, Marlins) +3500
Luis Gonzalez (OF, Giants) +3500
Nolan Gorman (IF, Cardinals) +4000
Nick Lodolo (P, Reds) +4000
Spencer Strider (P, Braves) +4000
Brendan Donovan (IF, Cardinals) +4000
Ryan Pepiot (P, Dodgers) +4500
CJ Abrams (SS, Padres) +5500
Joey Bart (C, Giants) +6500
Roansy Contreras (P, Pirates) +7500
Seth Beer (1B, Diamondbacks) +7500

Odds as of May 18, 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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