MLB Awards Odds Hub.

MLB Awards Odds

If you've locked in a World Series pick and you're getting a little tired of staring at daily MLB betting trends, wagering on MLB award odds and some player prop bets is the perfect solution.

Below, I'll break down all the major player props and award races for the current baseball season. As well, I offer my best pick for each market if you want to tail me and some history for the main awards:

American League MVP Odds

Odds To Win AL MVP
Shohei OhtaniN/A

Whelp, this one's kinda lame, in the best way possible. What Shohei Ohtani is doing this season is so historically brilliant that he's run away with the American League MVP race by the beginning of August. The only hope we had for anyone else to win this award was if the Angels decided to trade Ohtani at the 2023 MLB trade deadline. With 40 homers as a batter and 160 strikeouts on the mound, Ohtani could miss the rest of the year and still win the MVP at this point.

Best Bet: Just Appreciate Ohtani

National League MVP Odds

Odds To Win National League MVP
Ronald Acuna Jr.-300
Freddie Freeman+400
Matt Olson+3300
Mookie Betts+4000

Bookmakers seem pretty convinced Acuna Jr. is gonna run away with the NL MVP pretty soon. He might hit 35 homers and steal 70 bases, but this is a guy who hasn't played a full season since 2019, so there's always room for someone else to win the NL MVP.

If Acuna was to get hurt, I'd put my money on Mookie. The Dodgers superstar is having his best offensive season by OPS+ since he won the MVP in 2018 and I don't think we're talking enough about what he's done on defense. Betts has become the ultimate super-utility superstar, playing games at right field, second base, and shortstop this season.

Best Bet: Mookie Betts +4000

American League Cy Young Odds

Odds To Win AL Cy Young
Gerrit Cole-275
Kevin Gausman+500
Framber Valdez+700
Luis Castillo+1200
Shohei Ohtani+2000

Gerrit Cole has come so frickin close to the Cy Young the last few years. He's finished top-five in Cy voting in four of the last five seasons, including two second-place finishes. He may not be having his greatest season in 2023, with the strikeouts a bit down. But, with no other challenger really pushing Cole, I think voters will give the Yankee a Cy as a career achievement award.

Best Bet: Gerrit Cole -275

National League Cy Young Odds

Odds To Win NL Cy Young
Zac Gallen+225
Blake Snell+275
Justin Steele+450
Spencer Strider+500
Logan Webb+950
Corbin Burnes+1200
Zack Wheeler+1200

There are plenty of deserving NL Cy candidates, but what Braves hurler Spencer Strider is doing right now just hasn't been seen in a long time. Strider currently leads the National League in FIP and is posting incredible strikeout rates.

With 14.4 strikeouts-per-nine, Strider is currently on pace to punch out 300 people this year. The Braves righty would become the first pitcher to reach 300 Ks since Justin Verlander did so in 2019 and it would give him a clear edge in the Cy voting.

Best Bet: Spencer Strider +500

American League Rookie of the Year Odds

Odds To Win AL Rookie of the Year
Gunnar Henderson-225
Masataka Yoshida+175
Triston Casas+1600
Hunter Brown+5000
Tanner Bibee+5000

Henderson has been solid all season long, but Yoshida has flashed a little more upside. In May, the Red Sox's outfielder hit .354 with 15 RBI in 24 games, posting a gaudy .962 OPS. If Yoshida can get hot again late this season, rattling off another dominant month like that, he could nudge out the Orioles infielder for AL RotY.

Best Bet: Masataka Yoshida +175

National League Rookie of the Year

Odds To Win NL Rookie of the Year
Corbin Carroll-2500
Matt McLain+1800
Elly De La Cruz+1800
Francisco Alvarez+3000

I'd love to find some value down the board here, but this award is Carroll's to lose. He's already locked up a 20/20 season and could push for 30/30 if he snags a few more late-season homers. The DBacks outfielder is one of the NL West's best young hitters and brings elite speed and defense to the table, too.

Best Bet: Corbin Caroll -2500

MLB Home Run Leader Odds

Odds To Lead MLB In Homers
Shohei Ohtani-135
Matt Olson+115
Pete Alonso+1400
Kyle Schwarber+8000

Here's the reason I'm siding with Olson here: lineup protection. The Braves have Ozzie Albies, Acuna, and Austin Riley around Olson, while Ohtani is basically by himself. More and more this year, teams are just giving free passes to Ohtani (he has 15 IBBs) and taking their chances with the rest of Los Angeles' roster. If you don't see pitches to hit, you can't hit homers, so I'm siding with the guy with a little lineup protection.

Best Bet: Matt Olson +115

MLB Awards Odds History

Here are the last five winners for both the National League and America League sides of each major MLB award:

MLB MVP Award History

Recent MVP Award Winners
 AL WinnerNL Winner
2022Aaron JudgePaul Goldschmidt
2021Shohei OhtaniBryce Harper
2020Jose AbreuFreddie Freeman
2019Mike TroutCody Bellinger
2018Mookie BettsChristian Yelich

MLB Cy Young Award History

Recent Cy Young Award Winners
YearAL WinnerNL Winner
2022Justin VerlanderSandy Alcantara
2021Robbie RayCorbin Burnes
2020Shane BieberTrevor Bauer
2019Justin VerlanderJacob deGrom
2018Blake SnellJacob deGrom

MLB Rookie of the Year Award History

Odds To Win AL MVP
YearAL WinnerNL Winner
2022Julio RodriguezMichael Harris II
2021Randy ArozarenaJonathan India
2020Kyle LewisDevin Williams
2019Yordan AlvarezPete Alonso
2018Shohei Ohtani Ronald Acuna Jr.