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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 2021 eason
  • The early favorite in the AL is Tampa’s playoff hero, Randy Arozarena 
  • The Pirates’ Ke’Bryan Hayes is the preseason chalk in the NL

The 2021 MLB season is scheduled to begin on April 1st. Barring COVID-type interruptions, the league will play a full 162-game regular-season schedule.

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.

AL Rookie of the Year Favorites

  • April 12: White Sox DH Yermin Mercedes has been raking early on and is now a top-three ROY favorite at +800.
  • March 25:Tampa’s Randy Arozarena, who smashed all manner of franchise playoff records last year, is the early favorite at +350, almost twice as short as second-favorite Jarred Kelenic of the Mariners.

2021 AL Rookie of the Year Odds

Player (Position, Team)  Odds at BetMGM
Randy Arozarena (OF, Rays) +350
Jarred Kelenic (OF, Mariners) +650
Yermin Mercedes (C/DH, White Sox) +800
Wander Franco (SS, Rays) +1000
Akil Baddoo (OF, Tigers) +1000
Ryan Mountcastle (OF/1B, Orioles) +1200
Andrew Vaughn (1B, White Sox) +1200
Nate Pearson (P, Blue Jays) +1500
Adley Rutschman (C/1B, Orioles) +1500
Casey Mize (P, Tigers) +1500
Bobby Dalbec (IF, Red Sox) +1500
Nick Madrigal (2B, White Sox) +1500

Odds as of April 12, 2021.

Past 10 AL Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
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
2020 Kyle Lewis (OF) Seattle Mariners

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NL Rookie of the Year Favorites

  • April 12: Jonathan India has made the biggest move in the first two weeks of the season, going from off the board to +1000 (fifth-favorite).
  • Mar. 25: Pittsburgh’s Ke’Bryan Hayes (+325) has opened as the NL ROY favorite, with Miami’s Sixto Sanchez second (+475).

2021 NL Rookie of the Year Odds

Player (Position, Team)  Odds at BetMGM
Ke’Bryan Hayes (3B, Pirates) +350
Sixto Sanchez (P, Marlins) +500
Ian Anderson (P, Braves) +600
Dylan Carlson (OF, Cardinals) +800
Jonathan India (2B , Reds) +1000
Spencer Howard (P, Phillies) +1500
Mackenzie Gore (P, Padres) +1500
Joey Bart (C, Giants) +1500
Cristian Pache (OF, Braves) +1600

Odds as of April 12, 2021.

Past 10 NL Rookie of the Year Winners

Year Player Team
2011 Craig Kimbrel (RP) 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
2020 Devin Williams (RP) Milwaukee Brewers

Archived MLB Rookie of the Year Odds: 2020, 2019

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