2017 MLB Awards Finalists Odds

2017 MLB Awards Finalists Odds

Each of the major MLB award races are down to three finalists. However, based on the odds, the several of them aren’t expected to be very close.

AL MVP

PlayerBetOnline (11/8)BetOnline (8/8)BetOnline (7/17)BetOnline (6/26)BetOnline (6/6)Westgate (5/8)Westgate (4/24)Westgate (3/20)3/19 (5Dimes)3/19 (Bovada)
Jose Altuve-550-225+500+500+800+1500+1000+800+1200+1000
Aaron Judge+375+200-275-200+200+1800N/AN/AN/AN/A
Jose Ramirez+5000N/A+2000+2500N/A+10000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mike TroutN/A+1200+1200+600+600-160-140+250+130+125
George SpringerN/A+5000+650+1000+2000+2000+2000+4000N/A+10000
Mookie BettsN/A+6600+1100+2000+800+600+400+400+525+500
Francisco LindorN/A+50000+10000+3300+1000+600+500+6000N/A+5000
Carlos CorreaN/AN/A+400+650+400+1800+2500+2000+1800+1600
Corey DickersonN/AN/A+3300+1600+2000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Miguel SanoN/AN/A+6600+3300+1000+3000+6000+10000N/A+10000
Manny MachadoN/AN/AN/A+6600+3300+600+800+400+1800+1400
Josh DonaldsonN/AN/AN/A+8000+3300+10000+10000+800+1600+1400
Nelson CruzN/AN/AN/A+10000+4000+8000+20000+8000+4000+3300
Miguel CabreraN/AN/AN/A+10000+6600+2500+3000+1000+1150+1200
Adam JonesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+5000+4000+5000+5000
Xander BogaertsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+8000+6000+6600+5000
Edwin EncarnacionN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+3000+9000+5000
Robinson CanoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+4000+2500+1500+3300N/A
Evan LongoriaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+8000+10000
Khris DavisN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+4000+10000+15000N/A
Nomar MazaraN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+6000N/AN/AN/A
Avisail GarciaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+6000N/AN/AN/A
Justin UptonN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+20000+10000+5000+5000
Ian KinslerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+20000+10000+8000+10000
Hanley RamirezN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+20000+10000N/AN/A
Eric HosmerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+20000+10000+9000+10000
Carlos Santana N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+20000N/A+6600+5000
Michael BrantleyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Kyle SeagerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+10000+6000N/A+10000
Rougned OdorN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+4000+2500N/A+10000
Gary SanchezN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+20000+4000+2050+1800
Brian Dozier N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+20000+8000N/A+10000
Jose BautistaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+10000+6600+5000
Jose AbreuN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+10000+5000+5000
Dustin PedroiaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000N/A+15000+10000
Andrew MillerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mark TrumboN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000+8000N/A
Troy TulowitzkiN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000N/A+8000+10000
Albert PujolsN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000N/A+10000
Greg BirdN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000N/AN/A
Victor MartinezN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000N/A+5000N/A
Todd FrazierN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000N/A+5000+5000
Adrian BeltreN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+50000+10000+8000+6600
Alex Gordon N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+9000N/A
Lorenzo CainN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Jacoby EllsburyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+15000N/A
Jean SeguraN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Jason KipnisN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+4000N/A
Jackie Bradley Jr. N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+5000
Chris DavisN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+10000+10000+6600+5000

NL MVP

PlayerPaddyPower (11/8)BetOnline (8/16)BetOnline (8/8)BetOnline (7/17)BetOnline (6/26)BetOnline (6/6)Westgate (5/8)Westgate (4/24)Westgate (3/20)3/19 (5Dimes)3/19 (Bovada)
Giancarlo Stanton+110+1000N/AN/AN/AN/A+5000+3000+1000+8000+3300
Paul Goldschmidt+200+165+250+200+150+350+3000+3000+1500+3300+2500
Joey Votto+200+1200+3300+750+4000+2000+20000+10000+10000+3300+3300
Nolan ArenadoN/A+200+450+1000+400+500+1000+400+400+775+700
Bryce HarperN/A+500-145+200+500+250+140+100+400+350+300
Cody BellingerN/A+1400+3300+1200+600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Anthony RendonN/A+2500+2500+1400+3300+2000+50000+50000+10000+9000N/A
Corey SeagerN/A+3300+3300+1000+1400+2000+1200+1200+600+1600+1200
Justin TurnerN/A+3300+3300+1000+5000+2000+10000+10000N/A+3300N/A
Charlie BlackmonN/A+3300+3300+1600+600+1400+30000+30000N/AN/A+10000
Daniel MurphyN/A+10000+10000+2000+4000+3300+2000+2500+5000+2500+2200
Kris BryantN/AN/A+10000+2500+1200+650+300+400+250+300+275
Anthony RizzoN/AN/A+10000+2500+1800+3300+1800+1500+1200+1200+900
Ryan ZimmermanN/AN/A+20000+2500+1200+1400+400+8000N/AN/AN/A
Zack CozartN/AN/AN/A+10000+3300+1400N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Buster PoseyN/AN/AN/A+10000+6600+2500+30000+10000+10000+4000+3300
Michael ConfortoN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+2500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Eric ThamesN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+5000+1000+1200+50000N/AN/A
Adam DuvallN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+8000+10000+15000N/A
Marcell OzunaN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+8000N/AN/AN/A
Clayton KershawN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+1500+1500N/A+3300
Matt CarpenterN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+30000+10000+6600+5000
Wil MyersN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+30000+10000+9000N/A
Yoenis CespedesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+1500+1000+4000+3300
Ryan BraunN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+20000+10000+9000+10000
Carlos GonzalezN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+10000+6600+6600
Christian YelichN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000N/A+9000+10000
Freddie FreemanN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+800+1800+10000+1600+1400
Brandon CrawfordN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+20000N/AN/A
Jake LambN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Kyle SchwarberN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+8000+4000+3300+3300
Hunter PenceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+20000+9000N/A
Trea TurnerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6000+10000+5000+5000+5000
Maikel FrancoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+10000+9000+10000
Adrian GonzalezN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000+5000+5000
Trevor StoryN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+5000N/AN/A
Matt KempN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+20000N/A+10000
Joc PedersonN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+20000+9000N/A
Ian DesmondN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+100000+20000+5000N/A
Tommy JosephN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+20000N/AN/A
Noah SyndergaardN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3000N/AN/AN/A
Gregory PolancoN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+9000N/A
Billy HamiltonN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+15000N/A
AJ PollockN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+9000+10000
Javier BaezN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Max ScherzerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+3300
Addison RussellN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000
DJ LemahieuN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000
Adam EatonN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000
Jonathan VillarN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+8000+10000
Starling MarteN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600+5500
Jay BruceN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+20000N/AN/A
Andrew McCutchenN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+10000+5250+3300

BetOnline has Jose Altuve as a substantial favorite in the American League, though I don’t believe that should be the case. Aaron Judge has a better fWAR and better hitting statistics in most categories other than batting average despite his lengthy second half slump (Judge 2nd half OPS was still .939, Altuve’s was .944.) Houston had a loaded lineup and would have been a playoff team regardless. Without Judge, the Yankees would have been closer to a .500 ballclub. My vote would go for Judge, but I don’t think the voters will have the same opinion.

BetOnline isn’t offering the NL MVP for some reason, but lucky for us we have PaddyPower. This is expected to be one of the closer award races. In fact, arguments could be made for several players who weren’t named finalists. With 59 long dongs, Giancarlo Stanton is favored. He was tied for the NL lead in fWAR with Anthony Rendon, slightly ahead of Joey Votto and over one “WAR” ahead of Paul Goldschmidt. However, Goldschmidt is the only one of the three who made the playoffs if that’s something you care about.

AL Cy Young

PlayerBetOnline (11/8)BetOnline (7/17)BetOnline (6/26)BetOnline (6/6)Westgate (5/8)Westgate (4/24)Westgate (3/20)Bovada (3/8)BetOnline (2/26)
Corey Kluber-1800+800+2000+5000+4000+700+500+450+300
Chris Sale+850-300-165+150-120-110+400+350+200
Luis Severino+5000+2500+2500+4000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Dallas KeuchelN/A+800+300+105+140+700+1500+2000+2000
Jason VargasN/A+1200+1200N/A+20000+10000+30000N/AN/A
Lance McCullersN/A+1400+800+650+10000+5000+10000+3300+3300
Craig KimbrelN/A+2000+1600N/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Carlos CarrascoN/A+2500+1400+2000+2000+1800+2000+1600+1000
Ervin SantanaN/A+3300+2000+1400+1200+3000+10000N/AN/A
James PaxtonN/A+3300+4000+3300+8000+4000N/AN/AN/A
Yu DarvishN/A+4000+2200+2800+600+600+1500+1200+1000
Michael FulmerN/A+4000+10000+4000+30000+10000+4000+3300+4000
Chris ArcherN/A+5000+5000+2000+6000+1800+2000+1400+1200
Marcus StromanN/A+6600+5000+4000+8000+4000+6000+4000+5000
Michael PinedaN/A+10000+5000+5000+8000+8000+10000+6600+5000
Justin VerlanderN/A+20000+10000+8000+3000+3000+1000+1200+1000
Marco EstradaN/AN/AN/A+5000+8000+30000+10000N/AN/A
Danny Salazar N/AN/AN/AN/A+6000+3000+2000+4000+4000
Dylan BundyN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Aaron SanchezN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+2500+1200+1200+2000
Felix HernandezN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+2500+1200+2000+2500
Danny DuffyN/AN/AN/AN/A+6000+1800+2000+3300+2500
David PriceN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+20000+1000+1600+550
Jose QuintanaN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+10000+4000+4000+4000
Hisashi IwakumaN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+10000N/AN/A
Cole HamelsN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+2000+1000+2000+2000
Jake OdorizziN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+10000+6600N/A
Andrew MillerN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Masahiro TanakaN/AN/AN/AN/A+2000+2000+1200+1400+3300
Jordan ZimmermanN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000N/AN/A
Rick PorcelloN/AN/AN/AN/A+8000+5000+2000+3300+3300
Kevin GausmanN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000+3300+3300
J.A. HappN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+20000+4000+4000+8000
Sonny Gray N/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+8000+4000+5000
Kendall GravemanN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+10000+10000N/AN/A
Garrett RichardsN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000N/AN/A
Chris TillmanN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+6000+5000N/A
Collin McHughN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+10000N/AN/A
Carlos RodonN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+10000N/AN/A
C.C. SabathiaN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+30000+20000N/AN/A
Ian KennedyN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+50000+10000+6600N/A
Trevor BauerN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+50000+10000N/AN/A
Kyle GibsonN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+10000N/AN/A
Aroldis ChapmanN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Zach Britton N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Matt ShoemakerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+10000N/AN/A
Steven WrightN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000N/AN/A
Andrew TriggsN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+10000N/AN/AN/A

NL Cy Young

PlayerBetOnline (11/8)BetOnline (7/17)BetOnline (6/26)BetOnline (6/6)Westgate (5/8)Westgate (4/24)Westgate (3/20)Bovada (3/8)BetOnline (2/26)
Max Scherzer-200+110+165+375+200+400+500+350+300
Clayton Kershaw+160-150-165-120-180-125+160+160+100
Stephen Strasburg +2000+3300+2000+400+1200+1200+1200+1600+1400
Alex WoodN/A+500+1000+2000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Zack GreinkeN/A+3300+1200+750+1500+5000+6000+2500+2000
Robbie RayN/A+4000+1800N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jacob deGromN/A+4000+2500+3300+1500+3000+1500+2500+1600
Carlos MartinezN/A+5000+2500+3300+2500+4000+3000+3300+2800
Ivan NovaN/A+10000+4000+4000N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Jon LesterN/A+10000+5000+4000+1200+700+800+1600+1800
Lance LynnN/A+10000+8000+6600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Mike LeakeN/A+15000+4000+2500N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Gerrit ColeN/A+20000+6600+6600+2500+5000+3000+3300+2500
Jake ArrietaN/A+20000+8000+5000+1500+800+1200+1600+1200
Johnny CuetoN/A+20000+8000+5000+4000+2500+3000+1600+2200
Antonio SenzatelaN/A+20000+8000+6600N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Adam WainwrightN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+10000+6000+3300+4000
Clayton RichardN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+30000N/AN/A
Taijuan WalkerN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+30000+50000N/AN/A
Jeremy HellicksonN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+30000+30000N/AN/A
John LackeyN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+50000+10000N/AN/A
Jon GrayN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+30000+10000N/A+3300
Jameson TaillonN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+10000+30000N/A+5000
Matt MooreN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+10000+8000N/AN/A
Matt HarveyN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000+8000+6000+2500+2500
Tyler ChatwoodN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+30000N/AN/A
Rich HillN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+10000+5000N/AN/A
Kenta MaedaN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+30000+10000+3300+4000
Jaime GarciaN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+30000N/AN/A
Jered Weaver N/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+30000N/AN/A
Vince VelasquezN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+10000N/AN/A
Jeff SamardzijaN/AN/AN/AN/A+50000+50000+10000N/A+8000
Wei-Yin ChenN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000N/AN/AN/AN/A
Julio TeheranN/AN/AN/AN/A+20000+10000+10000+4000N/A
Steven MatzN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+50000+10000N/A+5000
Brandon FinneganN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+30000N/AN/A
Junior GuerraN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+30000N/AN/A
Anthony DeSclafaniN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+30000N/AN/A
Zach DaviesN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+100000+30000N/AN/A
Madison BumgarnerN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+800+1000+900
Noah SyndergaardN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+400+800+1000+800
Dan StrailyN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+5000N/A
Kenley JansenN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Mark MelanconN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+6600N/A
Bartolo ColonN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000N/A
Clay BuchholzN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A+30000N/AN/A
Tanner RoarkN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000+3300N/A
Michael WachaN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+30000N/AN/A
Gio GonzalezN/AN/AN/AN/A+10000+10000+10000N/AN/A
Kyle HendricksN/AN/AN/AN/A+2500+6000+1500+3300+3300
Edinson VolquezN/AN/AN/AN/A+100000+50000+30000N/AN/A

The Cy Young races both played out almost exactly how they were expected to in the preseason. However, both pitchers who were ranked 2nd in the preseason odds are now favored.

Chris Sale kind of blew it in the AL, but Corey Kluber did everything humanly possible to steal it away from him. Halfway through the season, Sale was looking like a lock while Kluber was still 20/1 after returning from a month long DL stint. After Kluber came off the shelf, he pitched like freaking ’99 Pedro Martinez, eventually overtaking Sale in ERA and several other statistical categories.

The NL Cy Young race of Kershaw vs. Scherzer lived up to the hype, even with Kershaw missing several starts. Though Kershaw holds the edge in several categories, it would be tough to not give the award to Scherzer, who logged 25 more innings.

AL ROY

Player 11/8 (BetOnline)
Aaron Judge-10000
Andrew Benintendi+3300
Trey Mancini+10000

NL ROY

Player11/8 (BetOnline)
Cody Bellinger-10000
Josh Bell+5000
Paul DeJong+5000

Rookie of the year odds are never posted before the season…I guess the books are afraid. If there were odds, I’m sure Andrew Benintendi would have been the preseason favorite. Though Benny Biceps put together a fine season, Judge’s monster season has guaranteed at least the Rookie of the Year award, if not MVP. He posted several rookie records, most notably home runs and walks.

The NL Rookie of the Year race was also a runaway. Cody Bellinger’s 39 home runs in Los Angeles would’ve been much more impressive any other season, but he was kind of overshadowed due to Judge. Thanks for showing up Josh Bell and Paul DeJong, but you have about as much of a chance as I do to win this award.

AL Manager of the Year

Manager (TEAM)11/8 (BetOnline)
Paul Molitor (MIN)-225
AJ Hinch (HOU)+275
Terry Francona (CLE)+500

NL Manager of the Year

Manager (Team)11/8 (BetOnline)
Torey Lovullo (ARI)-165
Dave Roberts (LAD)+170
Bud Black (COL)+500

This award probably provides the most value on the plus money dogs because voters will have different approaches on how to vote. Should the manager of the best team win or should a manager of an overachieving team win?

Both favorites managed teams that were expected to have losing seasons, but made the playoffs. I think that if I were to throw a few bucks down on any of these six names, it would be Bud Black. The Diamondbacks overachieved, but the Rockies did, too. Black also did a great job of managing several young pitchers at Coors Field, which is never an easy task. At +500, Black is a good longshot in my opinion.

This is probably the last MLB post you’ll see in a while. Have a good hot-stove season and get ready for props and futures in the spring!

Marky Mark

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