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  • See each contender’s odds to win the 2021 AL and NL Cy Young Awards
  • Both reigning-champs (Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer) sit second in their respective leagues
  • Gerrit Cole is favored in the AL, while two-time winner Jacob deGrom is the chalk in the NL

The graphs below display the average odds to win the 2021 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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2021 American League Cy Young Odds

Top Contenders

  • May 4: American League ERA-leader Danny Duffy (0.60 ETA) is finally on the board at +3650, the ninth-shortest odds on the board.
  • Apr. 27: Cole (+273) and Bieber (+350) engaged in a 2-1 pitchers’ duel last weekend and both saw their odds shorten
  • Apr. 20: Cole (+300) and Bieber (+367) remain the top two, but Glasnow has shortened from +867 to +583.
  • Apr. 12: The gap between Cole (+310) and second-favorite Bieber (+425) grew wider. Jose Berrios (+1750 to +1400) and Lance Lynn (+1800 to +1533) improved the most among the top-ten favorites.
  • Apr. 6: Third-favorite Lucas Giolito has dropped a little further behind Gerrit Cole (+315) and Shane Bieber (+368), while fourth-favorite Tyler Glasnow improved from +1025 to +875.
  • Mar. 25: Chris Sale has dropped off most odds boards – and is a longshot at others – as it becomes clear Boston’s ace will pitch half a season at most.
  • Feb. 13: Despite winning the 2020 vote unanimously Shane Bieber (+400) finds himself behind Gerrit Cole (+350) in the opening odds.

2021 AL Cy Young Odds

Player  Odds at DraftKings
Gerrit Cole (NYY) +150
 Shane Bieber (CLE) +300
Tyler Glasnow (TB) +450
Lance Lynn (CHW) +1300
Lucas Giolito (CHW) +1800
Jose Berrios (MIN) +2800
Hyun-Jin Ryu (TOR) +2800
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) +3300
Danny Duffy (KC) +3300
Zack Greinke (HOU) +4000
Cristian Javier (HOU) +4000
Corey Kluber (NYY) +4000
Jesus Luzardo (OAK) +4000
Kenta Maeda (MIN) +4000
Frankie Montas (OAK) +4000
Carlos Rodon (CHW) +4000
Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) +4000

Odds as of May 5, 2021.

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2021 National League Cy Young Odds

Top Contenders

  • May 5: deGrom is now favored over the field at -120. Burnes (+450) is the only other NL pitcher shorter than +1300.
  • Apr. 27: deGrom has shortened from +240 to +117. He leads the majors with a 0.31 ERA and is tied for first with a 0.55 WHIP.
  • Apr. 20: Corbin Burnes (+550) is second only to Jacob deGrom after three completely dominant starts. He’s surrendered just four hits, one run, and zero walks in 18.1 innings of work.
  • Apr. 12:  Jacob deGrom has started strong and seen his odds shorten from +350 to +300.  Trevor Bauer has faded from +700 to +733.
  • Apr. 6: Miami’s Sandy Alcantara (+2400) has a 1.50 ERA and 17 strikeouts in two starts (12.0 IP). He wasn’t on the board to start the year. Now he’s just outside the top ten.
  • Mar. 25: The early money is on deGrom. Already the favorite, the two-time winner shortened from +500 to +388, while second-favorite Bauer faded from +700 to +725.
  • Feb. 13: Oddsmakers believe Jacob deGrom  (+500) will rebound from a down season, in which he only finished third in Cy Young voting

2021 NL Cy Young Odds

Player Odds at DraftKings
 Jacob deGrom (NYM) -125
Corbin Burnes (MIL) +500
Trevor Bauer (LAD) +1300
Aaron Nola (PHI) +1300
Yu Darvish (SD) +2000
Brandon Woodruff (MIL) +2000
Walker Buehler (LAD) +2200
Clayton Kershaw (LAD) +2500
Max Scherzer (WAS) +2500
Blake Snell (SD) +3000
Trevor Rogers (MIA) +3000
Jack Flaherty (STL) +4000
Zack Wheeler (NYM) +4000
Julio Urias (LAD) +4000
Carlos Carrasco (NYM) +5000

Odds updated on May 5, 2021.

NL Cy Young Odds for Previous Winners

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

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: 2020, 2019, 2018

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Sascha was a hockey player in his youth, a lawyer in his capricious mid-20s, and has now been an assigning editor, writer, and lead oddsmaker for SBD for over five years. He covers everything you can possibly put odds on, but specializes in football, baseball, hockey, and basketball.