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MLB Rookie of the Year odds 2022

While some of the best in baseball battle it out for the Cy Young and MVP awards, we get a glimpse of the future with the NL Rookie of the Year and AL Rookie of the Year award races.

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BetUS has updated 2022 MLB Rookie of the Year odds for both leagues and the fields are deep with some youngsters tearing things up in 2022. Seattle outfielder Julio Rodriguez leads AL ROTY odds while Braves pitcher Spencer Strider holds the top spot in the NL.

Full MLB Rookie of the Year odds and value picks can be found below. If you’re looking for other ways to bet on MLB, check out our MLB futures page or our MLB MVP odds and MLB Cy Young odds. If you need a breakdown of how best to bet on baseball, our How To Bet On Baseball guide is a great way to get started.

Who Will Win AL Rookie Of The Year?

2022 AL Rookie of the Year Odds
Julio Rodriguez-500
Jeremy Pena+650
Bobby Witt Jr.+700

Odds as of July 25 at BetUS

Why Rodriguez Leads AL Rookie Of The Year Odds 

Julio Rodriguez is having himself a season. Leading all American League rookies in homers, stolen bases and OPS, the Seattle star brings a diverse game to the Mariners, meeting the high expectations for a top prospect.

He’s got the statistical resume to win the AL Rookie of the Year award, and has the buzz too. Nearly winning the MLB Home Run Derby, Rodriguez officially put himself on the map as the breakout star of 2022. The guys below him on this list are having solid seasons, but he is better in almost every way.

Value Picks: Bobby Witt Jr. (+700) 

Witt finds himself fourth among qualified AL rookies in OPS (.760) and behind JRod in homers and stolen bases. But the reason he’s good value at this +700 line is his recent hot streak.

The Royals shortstop started out his rookie campaign with a .558 OPS in April, notching no homers and driving in just five runs. In the three months since, he’s posted at least an .800 OPS in every month and has 14 homers in his last 75 games. If Witt keeps up this pace, or maybe progresses a bit more down the stretch, he has a chance to catch Rodriguez in a lot of these offensive categories.

Who Are NL Rookie Of The Year Betting Favorites?

2022 NL Rookie of the Year Odds
Spencer Strider+150
Michael Harris+200
Seiya Suzuki+750
Oneil Cruz+900
Nolan Gorman+1600
Christopher Morel+1600
MacKenzie Gore+1800
Brendan Donovan+2000

Odds as of July 25 at BetUS

Why Strider Leads NL Rookie Of The Year Odds

It took a few weeks for Spencer Strider to work his way into the Braves rotation, but now he’s there to stay. The Atlanta rookie has a 3.03 ERA in 21 appearances (10 starts), striking out 114 batters in 74.1 innings with just 30 free passes allowed. He’s quickly solidified himself as the best rookie arm in baseball and maybe one of the most dynamic pitchers in the entire National League.

Value Pick: Michael Harris (+200)

At +200, Harris might not be the best value in the world, but this looks to me like a real two-horse race between these two Braves studs.

Harris’ rate stats are right there with Julio Rodriguez’s as the best in baseball among rookies so far. The only reason he isn’t leading these NL Rookie of the Year odds is because he’s only played 50 games so far. If he can keep up his .800 OPS pace and continue stealing bases, hitting homers and playing amazing defense in the outfield, there’s no reason he can’t pass his teammate for NL ROTY.

How To Read MLB Rookie Of The Year Odds

The above charts feature the odds for each top rookie in the American League and National League. At your sportsbook of choice, like Bovada, the betting lines for the Rookie of the Year odds could look something like this:

Spencer Torkelson +150
Bobby Witt Jr. +160
Adley Rutschman +190

This means that Torkelson is the ROTY favorite since he has the lowest odds and the highest chance of winning the prop, according to oddsmakers. If you were to bet $100 on the Tigers slugger and he won, you would get a payout of $250 – your original $100 is returned along with your winnings of $150.

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