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  • See each contender’s odds of winning the 2021 AL and NL MVP awards
  • Mookie Betts and Juan Soto are favored in the NL; Mike Trout is once again the preseason chalk in the AL
  • The graphs below track the changes in the odds

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 player’s chances of winning the 2021 AL and NL Most Valuable Player Awards.

2021 American League MVP Odds

Top Contenders

  • May 5: The top-four favorites all got shorter: Trout (+205 to +200) Ohtani (+1067 to +867), Buxton (+1567 to +983), and Guerrero (+1933 to +1167). Most of the other top-15 faded, in turn.
  • Apr. 27: Byron Buxton is now tied for third-favorite at +1500 with perennial contender Alex Bregman.
  • Apr. 20: Ohtani consolidated his grip on second, improving from +1167 to +1033.
  • Apr. 12:  Trout faded from +210 to +218. Ohtani improved even further: +1450 to +1167.
  • Apr. 6: Shohei Ohtani has started hot on the mound and at the plate, in turn becoming a top-five AL MVP favorite at  +1450. He was +2350 on Opening Day.
  • Mar. 25: Mike Trout’s odds faded from +200 to +223 a week from opening day. But none of this main competitors improved significantly.
  • Feb. 12: Just as he has for each of the last six seasons, Mike Trout (LAA) is the chalk in the AL, and it’s not close. At +200, Trout has a 33.33% implied probability. Next on the list is Alex Bregman at +1000 (9.1%).


Player (Team)  Odds at DraftKings
Mike Trout (LAA) +180
Shohei Ohtani (LAA) +900
Byron Buxton (MIN) +1200
Vladimir Guerrero Jr (TOR) +1500
Jose Ramirez (CLE) +1500
Alex Bregman (HOU) +2000
JD Martinez (BOS) +2200
Aaron Judge (NYY) +2200
Jose Abreu (CHW) +2500
Rafael Devers (BOS) +3000
DJ LeMahieu (NYY) +3000
Jose Altuve (HOU) +3300
Matt Chapman (OAK) +3300
Yoan Moncada (CHW) +3300
Anthony Rendon (LAA) +3300
Yordan Alvarez (HOU) +3300
Tim Anderson (CHW) +4000
 Bo Bichette (TOR) +4000
Xander Bogaerts (BOS) +4000
Carlos Correa (HOU) +4000
Matt Olson (OAK) +4000

Odds as of May 5, 2021.

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2021 National League MVP Odds

Top Contenders

  • May 5: Odds-on Cy Young favorite Jacob deGrom is now tied for second in the NL MVP odds, as well, at +800.
  • Apr. 27: Tatis Jr is putting up decent numbers since his return from injury and moved back among the top-three favorites at +800. Acuna remains well ahead of the pack at +300.
  • Apr. 20: Acuna (+317) shows no signs of slowing down. Slashing .419/.486/.887 with a 1.373 OPS, he leads the NL in average, slugging percentage, and RBI (16).
  • Apr. 12: Ronald Acuna has become the clear favorite at  +567. He was back at +800 a week ago.
  • Apr. 6:  None of the NL favorites are off to terribly hot starts. Bellinger (+967) is the only member of the top five who saw his odds get shorter since Opening Day.
  • Mar. 25:  Soto (+725) is now alone at the top, but Betts (+750), Tatis Jr (+775), and Acuna (+775) are all hot on his tail.
  • Feb. 12: Mookie Betts (LAD) and Juan Soto (WAS) have opened as NL MVP co-favorites at +750.

2021 NL MVP Odds

Player (Team) Odds at FanDuel
Ronald Acuna Jr (ATL) +275
Fernando Tatis Jr (SD) +800
 Jacob deGrom (NYM) +800
Juan Soto (WAS) +1000
Mookie Betts (LAD) +1200
Bryce Harper (PHI) +1500
Corey Seager (LAD) +1500
Freddie Freeman (ATL) +1600
Kris Bryant (CHC) +2000
Francisco Lindor (NYM) +2000
Nolan Arenado (STL) +2500
Nick Castellanos (CIN) +3300
Manny Machado (SD) +3300
Trea Turner (WAS) +3300
Cody Bellinger (LAD) +4000
Javy Baez (CHC) +4000
JT Realmuto (PHI) +4000
Anthony Rizzo (CHC) +4000
Trevor Story (COL) +4000
Christian Yelich (MIL) +4000
Marcell Ozuna (ATL_ +4000
Justin Turner (LAD) +4000

Odds as of May 5, 2021.

MLB MVP Winners by Position

AL MVP Winners by Position

Position Number of MVP Winners
Outfield 32
First Base 15
Pitcher 12
Shortstop 9
Catcher 8
Third Base 8
Second Base 5
Designated Hitter 1

NL MVP Winners by Position

Position Number of MVP Winners
Outfield 33
First Base 16
Pitcher 10
Third Base 10
Catcher 8
Shortstop 7
Second Base 6

MLB MVP Winners by Team

AL MVP Winners by Team

Team Number of MVP Winners
New York Yankees 20
Detroit Tigers 11
Oakland A’s 11
Boston Red Sox 11
Texas Rangers 6
Baltimore Orioles 5
Chicago White Sox 5
Minnesota Twins 5
Los Angeles Angels 4
Milwaukee Brewers 3
Cleveland Indians 2
Seattle Mariners 2
Toronto Blue Jays 2
Kansas City Royals 1
Houston Astros 1

NL MVP Winners by Team

Team Number of MVP Winners
St. Louis Cardinals 17
San Francisco Giants 13
Cincinnati Reds 12
Los Angeles Dodgers 11
Chicago Cubs 9
Atlanta Braves 7
Philadelphia Phillies 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Colorado Rockies 1
San Diego Padres 1
Houston Astros 1
Miami Marlins 1
Milwaukee Brewers 2
Washington Nationals 1

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