MLB MVP odds favor Trout, McCutcheon
Miguel Cabrera and Andrew McCutchen won their respective leagues' MVP Awards last season, and both are favored to be in the running for the award again this year.
Cabrera's competition is tough in the American League with Mike Trout looming. See the latest movers and shakers on the baseball MVP betting odds menu.
Mike Trout is actually favored to win the AL MVP Award over Cabrera at 11/4 over at Bovada. Despite being just 23 years old, Trout has already emerged as arguably the best player in baseball with 57 home runs, 238 RBI and 82 stolen bases in his first two full seasons.
Trout would have likely won the AL MVP Award each of the last two years if not for Miguel Cabrera, the two-time defending AL MVP going off at 6/1 to claim the award again this year.
Cabrera doesn't have Trout's speed, but over the last two seasons he has smashed 88 home runs and 276 RBI while batting .330 in 2012 and .348 in 2013.
It looks like a two-horse race in the American League, but other contenders include Evan Longoria (14/1), Adrian Beltre (16/1) and Albert Pujols (16/1), all per Bovada.
Andrew McCutchen is a 13/2 favorite to repeat as the NL MVP. An elite five-tool player, McCutchen had 21 home runs and 27 stolen bases last season to go along with a .317 batting average to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an unlikely playoff berth.
A pair of hard-hitting first basemen will try to pry the crown away from McCutchen this year in the Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (8/1 to win NL MVP) and Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt (9/1). Votto won the award back in 2010 with a 37 home run, 113 RBI and .324 BA campaign and is one of the league's most consistent hitters.
Paul Goldschmidt had 36 home runs and 125 RBI in his second full season as a pro last year and could hit over 40 this season if he continues his upward trend.
Other contenders in the National League include Bryce Harper (10/1), Buster Posey (12/1), Hanley Ramirez (12/1) and Ryan Braun (14/1). Buster Posey won the award in 2012 and Ryan Braun won it in 2011.