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  • This page monitors the average odds to win the 2022 AL and NL Cy Young Awards
  • Sandy Alcantara (NL) and Justin Verlander (AL) are both massive favorites at the end of the regular season
  • See how the MLB Cy Young 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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  • Sep. 4: The AL Cy Young has become a two-horse race between Verlander (-152) and Cease (+105) with only a few starts remaining for each.
  • July 31: McClanahan (+158) is narrowly favored over Verlander (+223) with Cease (+825) a distant third.
  • 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
Justin Verlander (HOU) -20000
Dylan Cease (CHW) +7000
Shohei Ohtani (LAA) +12000
Framber Valdez (HOU) +25000
Alek Manoah (TOR) +50000

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2022 National League Cy Young Odds

  • Sep. 4: Alcantara is now a -450 favorite with roughly four weeks to go in the season. Fried has moved into second but at a distant +1200.
  • July 31: Alcantara is a -165 favorite with roughly two months to go. Burnes has faded to a +638 second-favorite.
  • 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) -20000
Julio Urias (LAD) +10000
Zac Gallen (ARI) +10000
Max Fried (ATL) +50000
Aaron Nola (PHI) +50000
Kyle Wright (ATL) +50000
Edwin Diaz (NYM) +50000

Odds as of Oct. 2, 2022, at FanDuel Sportsbook. Claim a FanDuel Sportsbook promo code.   

 

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.

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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