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  • See how the odds have shifted over the course of the season

The graphs below display the average odds to win the 2022 AL and NL Cy Young Awards. The averages are calculated based on the odds available at reliable online sportsbooks.

Under the graphs, find an annotated timeline which describes major changes in the odds and why they happened.

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American League Cy Young Odds

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  • June 5: Verlander (+475), Cole (+550), McLanahan (+625), Cortes (+675), and Gausman (+725) are currently the top-five favorites.
  • May 17: Verlander shortened again (+500) as did second-favorite Gausman (+625) while Cole (+775) and Cease (+925) both lost ground. Ohtani remains fifth at +950.
  • May 8: Bieber faded badly to +1400, while Verlander (+625) and Gausman (+675) now sit first and second in the AL Cy Young odds.
  • Apr. 25: Bieber has become the favorite at +575. Verlander moved into second (+750) while Cole faded to fourth (+1000).
  • Apr. 17: Dylan Cease improved from +1650 to +875 and is now the third-favorite. Justin Verlander also moved into the top five (+1300).
  • Apr. 10: Cole faded slightly from +438 to +450, while second-favorite Bieber improved from +775 to +700. Framber Valdez shot up from +7000 to +5000 after pitching 6.2 scoreless innings in his first start.
  • Apr. 3: Gerrit Cole (+438) is favored over Shane Bieber (+775) and Lucas Giolito (+1050) in the opening AL Cy Young odds; reigning champion Robbie Ray (+1200) is the fourth favorite.

AL Cy Young Favorites

Player  Odds
Shane McClanahan (TB) +330
Justin Verlander (HOU) +400
Alek Manoah (TOR) +600
Gerrit Cole (NYY) +750
Nestor Cortes (NYY) +1800
Kevin Gausman (TOR) +2100
Dylan Cease (CHW) +2100
Shohei Ohtani (LAA) +2500
Shane Bieber (CLE) +2500
Logan Gilbert (SEA) +3500
Michael Kopech (CHW) +4000
Tarik Skubal (DET) +4000
Patrick Sandoval (LAA) +4500
Martin Perez (BOS) +4500
Luis Severino (NYY) +6000
Joe Ryan (MIN) +6000
Jameson Taillon (NYY) +6000
Framber Valdez (HOU) +6000
Frankie Montas (OAK) +8500
Lucas Giolito (CHW) +8500
Luis Garcia (NYY) +8500
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) ) +10000
Robbie Ray (SEA) +10000
Noah Syndergaard (LAA) +10000

Odds as of June 23, 2022, at FanDuel Sportsbook.

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2022 National League Cy Young Odds

  • June 5: Scherzer’s oblique injury has led to Burnes becoming the sole favorite at +450, but Miami’s Sandy Alcantara has skyrocketed from +2750 to +575 over the past two weeks and now sits a close second.
  • May 17: Scherzer and Burnes are now tied at +490 with third-favorite Rodon fading to +700. Pablo Lopez jumped to fifth-favorite at +1600.
  • May 8: Scherzer improved to +500 and remains the NL Cy Young favorite, slightly ahead of Burnes (+525) and Rodon (+600).
  • Apr. 25: Clayton Kershaw continues his throwback season (2.65 ERA, 0.588 WHIP). He’s tied for fourth-favorite at +1200.
  • Apr. 17: SF’s Carlos Rodon moved into the top five, improving from +1750 to +1100. Teammate Logan Webb is now sixth at +1300.
  • Apr. 10: Woodruff faded from +1200 to +1450 after dismal first start. Rodon improved from +2100 to +1750 after going 6.2 innings of one-run ball in his opening start.
  • Apr. 3: Max Scherzer, now with the Mets, has opened as the favorite at +650, followed by reigning-champion Corbin Burnes (+775)

NL Cy Young Favorites

Player Odds
Sandy Alcantara (MIA) +280
Joe Musgrove (SD) +410
Corbin Burnes (MIL) +550
Zack Wheeler (PHI) +1000
Max Fried (ATL) +1500
Carlos Rodon (SF) +1500
Tony Gonsolin (LAD) +2000
Aaron Nola (PHI) +2200
Pablo Lopez (MIA) +3500
Kyle Wright (ATL) +4000
Josh Hader (MIL) +5000
Yu Darvish (SD) +6000
Logan Webb (SF) +6000
Max Scherzer (NYM) +6000
Clayton Kershaw (LAD) +6000
Julio Urias (LAD) +7000
Zac Gallen (ARI) +7000
Carlos Carrasco (NYM) +8000
Sean Manaea (SD) +8000
Eric Lauer (MIL) +8000
MacKenzie Gore (SD) +8000
Walker Buehler (LAD) +9000
Tyler Anderson (COL) +9000
Freddy Peralta (MIL) +10000
Adam Wainwright (STL) +10000
Ian Anderson (ATL) +10000
Chris Bassitt (NYM) +10000
Miles Mikolas (STL) +10000

Odds updated on June 23, 2022, at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Cy Young Winners by Team

AL Cy Young Winners by Team

Team Number of Cy Young Winners
Boston Red Sox 7
Baltimore Orioles 6
Cleveland Indians 6
Detroit Tigers 5
Oakland A’s 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 2
LA Angels 2
Tampa Bay Rays 2

NL Cy Young Winners by Team

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

The tables above pertain to 1967 to the present day. The Cy Young Award was first handed out in 1956, but for the first 11 years, there was only one award for both leagues.  Dodgers players won an additional five in that span. Yankee players won two. The Braves, White Sox, Pirates, and Angels won one.

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
Colorado Rockies
Miami Marlins

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
Jacob deGrom 2
Justin Verlander 2

Archived Cy Young Odds: 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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