Cy Young Showdown: Arrieta vs. Scherzer

Tonight in Washington, the scuffling World Series champion Cubs take on the high powered Nationals, who already have a stranglehold on the NL East. More importantly, the past two NL Cy Young winners are facing off, which is a rarity. Tonight’s Arrieta vs Scherzer match up is 1st time the last 2 Cy Young winners…

2017 AL and NL MVP Odds

In the midst of March Madness, several sportsbooks released odds for both the American League and National League Most Valuable Player Award. Last season, the annual AL MVP favorite, Mike Trout, beat out Mookie Betts of the Red Sox 356-311 in the voting to win for the second time in his career. In the National…

2017 MLB Home Run Leader Odds

Last season Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo slugged a career-high 47 home runs to the league. This was the second straight season in which a member of the Orioles took down the home run crown, following Chris Davis’ 47 home run performance during the 2015 campaign. Prior to the start of the season, Trumbo was…

2017 American League Cy Young Odds

Last season, Rick Porcello won the American League Cy Young despite opening at 200/1 at BetOnline in February. Those were the longest preseason odds this decade, and the second consecutive year the AL winner was longer than 100/1 before the season (2015 winner Dallas Kuechel opened 150/1). The table below displays the past seven Cy…

2017 National League Cy Young Odds

In early March, BetOnline posted their odds for both the American League and National League Cy Young Awards and I bet you can’t guess who topped the list in the NL…Clayton Kershaw. I know, get out of town, right? I guess he deserved to be, though. The table below displays the past seven Cy Young winners…

How Has Increased Scoring Affected MLB Totals?

The 2017 MLB season has been defined by the impressive individual performances by widely unheralded players. Whether it’s Scooter Gennett mashing four home runs in one game, veteran journeyman Eric Thames challenging for the home run crown or rookie Aaron Judge hitting historically long dingers, it’s clear that we’re watching an unprecedented display of power….