2019 MLB AL & NL Rookie of the Year Odds Tracker
- See each player’s odds of winning the 2019 AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards
- View past winners and examine which positions have won most often
- Receive a visualization of how the odds have changed throughout the season
Major League Baseball has been honoring its top freshmen since 1947 when Brooklyn Dodgers infielder Jackie Robinson won the inaugural Rookie of the Year Award after hitting .297 with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs. No rookie has had the same cultural and historical impact as Robinson since, but plenty of first year players have shown flashes of brilliance while contributing to the success of their teams.
We’ve been tracking the American League and National League Rookie of the Year races and have included the odds of the top contenders below. The graphs have been generated by averaging the latest odds from our most trusted sportsbooks to help you better determine each player’s probability of coming out on top.
Bookmark this page and visit it regularly to see how the odds for the top contenders ebb and flow throughout the 2019 MLB season.
American League Top Contenders
March 13: It should come as no surprise to see that Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has the shortest opening odds to win the 2019 AL Rookie of the Year Award. The 19-year-old phenom hit .381 last season at four different minor league stops.
2019 American League Rookie of the Year Odds at Bovada
|Player||Team||2019 AL Rookie of the Year Odds at Bovada|
|Vladimir Guerrero Jr.||Blue Jays||EVEN|
|Eloy Jimenez||White Sox||+275|
*Odds taken on 03/13/19
Past 10 AL Rookie of the Year Winners
|2009||Andrew Bailey (P)||Oakland Athletics|
|2010||Neftali Feliz (P)||Texas Rangers|
|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|
Shohei Ohtani entered his first year in the Majors with unprecedented hype, and he didn’t disappoint. The “Japanese Babe Ruth” went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA on the mound and hit .285 with 22 home runs and 61 RBIs at the plate. He’ll spend most of 2019 at DH as he recovers from offseason Tommy John surgery.
AL Rookie of the Year Winners by Position
Five former AL Rookie of the Year winners have been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The list includes Luis Aparicio, Rod Carew, Carlton Fisk, Eddie Murray, and Cal Ripken Jr.
National League Top Contenders
March 13: Get used to hearing Victor Robles’ name. The Nationals outfielder has been a mainstay in Baseball’s Prospectus’ top 10 rankings for the past three seasons and hit .288 with Washington last year during a brief call up.
2019 National League Rookie of the Year Odds at Bovada
|Player||Team||2019 NL Rookie of the Year Odds at Bovada|
|Fernando Tatis Jr.||Padres||+500|
Past 10 AL Rookie of the Year Winners
|2009||Chris Coghlan (OF)||Florida Marlins|
|2010||Buster Posey (C)||San Francisco Giants|
|2011||Craig Kimbrel (P)||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|
Ronald Acuna Jr. won the NL Rookie of the Year award by a landslide in 2018 after hitting .293 with 26 home runs and 64 RBIs. His performance powered the Braves to their first AL East title since 2013.
NL Rookie of the Year Winners by Position
Pitching is king in the National League, so it’s only natural that hurlers have dominated the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Legendary Dodgers righty Don Newcombe won the first NL ROY Award in 1949 when he led the league in shutouts and finished with a 17-8 record and a 3.17 ERA.