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Major League Baseball has been celebrating its best pitchers since 1956 with the Cy Young award. Named in honor of the game’s winningest pitcher, Denton “Cyclone” Young, the award is given annually to the top hurler in both the American League and the National League.

The graphs below have been generated by averaging the odds from a number of top online sportsbooks to give you a better sense of each pitchers’ chances of winning the 2019 AL and NL Cy Young Awards. Bookmark this page and visit it regularly to see how the odds for the top contenders ebb and flow throughout the season.

2019 American League Cy Young Odds

Top Contenders

Corey Kluber has the shortest opening odds to win the 2019 AL Cy Young Award. The Indians hurler finished third in Cy Young voting last season after leading the league in complete games and shutouts and finishing with a career-high 20 wins.

2019 AL Cy Young Odds at BetOnline

Player 2019 AL Cy Young Odds at BetOnline
 Corey Kluber (Indians) +250
Chris Sale (Red Sox) +300
Luis Severino (Yankees) +700
Blake Snell (Rays) +1600
Justin Verlander (Astros) +1600

*All Odds taken on 03/05/19

Blake Snell defied the odds last year after sportsbooks had him pegged as a +27500 longshot to win the AL Cy Young Award. He won’t sneak up on anyone this season after leading the American League in wins, ERA, and ERA+ in 2018.

AL Cy Young Contenders by Division

The AL East is home to some of the best teams in baseball, so it should come as no surprise that it also contains some of the best pitchers. Boston hurlers Chris Sale and David Price are perennial Cy Young contenders, and New York’s Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka are two talented young players who should benefit from plenty of run support in 2019.

AL Cy Young Odds for Previous Winners

Justin Verlander hasn’t won the Cy Young Award since 2011, but he showed he’s still capable of carrying a staff in 2018 when he posted a 16-9 record to go along with a sparkling 2.52 ERA. How much longer can he continue to defy Father Time?

2019 National League Cy Young Odds

Top Contenders

Keep an eye on Aaron Nola, who has dramatically increased his win total in each of the last three seasons. The Phillies righty was third in NL Cy Young voting in 2018 after finishing the year with a 17-6 record and a minuscule 2.37 ERA.

2019 NL Cy Young Odds at BetOnline

Player 2019 NL Cy Young Odds at BetOnline
 Max Scherzer (Nationals) +250
Jacob deGrom (Mets) +350
Aaron Nola (Phillies) +900
Clayton Kershaw (Dodgers) +1200
Noah Syndergaard (Mets) +1400

It’s no surprise to see Max Scherzer among the top candidates to win the 2019 NL Cy Young Award. The Washington ace led the National League in wins, complete games, shutouts, innings, strikeouts, batters faced, and WHIP in 2018.

NL Cy Young Contenders by Division

Not only are some of Scherzer’s biggest obstacles in the NL East, but they’re also on his own team. Fellow rotation mates Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin both possess A+ stuff and could easily unseat ‘ol Blue Eye in 2019.

NL Cy Young Odds for Previous Winners

Scherzer is one of only six pitchers to win the Cy Young award in both leagues. Will he be four-times lucky in 2019?

Cy Young Winners by Team

AL Cy Young Winners by Team

Team Number of Cy Young Winners
Boston Red Sox 7
Baltimore Orioles 6
Oakland A’s 5
Detroit Tigers 5
Cleveland Indians 5
Toronto Blue Jays 4
Minnesota Twins 4
Kansas City Royals 4
New York Yankees 3
Chicago White Sox 2
Milwaukee Brewers 2
Seattle Mariners 2
Houston Astros 1
Tampa Bay Rays 2

The Red Sox have produced the most American League Cy Young winners since the award was first given in 1967. Jim Lonborg won the inaugural award and Roger Clemens picked up three during the late 80’s and early 90’s.

NL Cy Young Winners by Team

Team Number of Cy Young Winners
Philadelphia Phillies 7
Los Angeles Dodgers 7
Atlanta Braves 6
Arizona Diamondbacks 5
Chicago Cubs 5
New York Mets 6
San Diego Padres 4
St. Louis Cardinals 3
San Francisco Giants 3
Houston Astros 2
Washington Nationals 2
Montreal Expos 1

The Phillies and Dodgers have produced the most National League Cy Young winners with seven apiece. In the case of the Phillies, four of those trophies were won by Steve Carlton, who racked up 329 wins during his Hall of Fame career.

Teams Without a Cy Young Winner

AL Teams Without a Cy Young Winner

American League Teams Without a Cy Young Winner
Texas Rangers

The Rangers are the only American League club to have never produced a Cy Young winner. Texas came close in 1989 when Nolan Ryan led the league in strikeouts and finished fifth in Cy Young voting.

NL Teams Without a Cy Young Winner

National League Teams Without a Cy Young Winner
Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies
Miami Marlins

Only three National League teams have yet to produce a Cy Young winner. The Reds came close in 2014 when Johnny Cueto finished second in Cy Young voting after going 20-9 with a 2.24 ERA.

Pitchers with Multiple Cy Young Awards

Pitcher Number of Cy Young Awards
Roger Clemens 7
Randy Johnson 5
Steve Carlton 4
Greg Maddux 4
Sandy Koufax 3
Pedro Martinez 3
Jim Palmer 3
Tom Seaver 3
Clayton Kershaw 3
Max Scherzer 3
Bob Gibson 2
Tom Glavine 2
Roy Halladay 2
Corey Kluber 2
Tim Lincecum 2
Denny McLain 2
Gaylord Perry 2
Bret Saberhagen 2
Johan Santana 2

Archived Cy Young Odds: 2018

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Ryan Murphy began his love affair with sports journalism at the age of nine when he wrote his first article about his little league baseball team. He has since authored his own weekly column for Fox Sports, and now serves as SBD’s resident NBA and MLB expert.