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World Series MVP Odds: Seager Growing As Favorite

The 2023 World Series is here. The Texas Rangers are facing the Arizona Diamondbacks to see which club can become the King of October.

With the MLB title matchup in place, we can investigate the 2023 World Series MVP odds:

Who Will Win World Series MVP?

Odds To Win 2023 World Series MVP
Corey Seager (TEX)-160
Tommy Pham (ARI)+900
Ketel Marte (ARI)+1200
Evan Carter (TEX)+1200
Corbin Carroll (ARI)+1400
Merrill Kelly (ARI)+1400
Adolis Garcia (TEX)+1600
Marcus Semien (TEX)+2800
Gabriel Moreno (ARI)+4000

Odds as of October 31

Why Is Corey Seager favored to win World Series mVP?

If you possess a pair of eyes, you'll understand why Seager is the World Series MVP favorite. The Rangers shortstop had a potential AL MVP-caliber regular season (33 HR, 1.013 OPS, 6.9 bWAR), but struggled early in the postseason.

Water has since found its level. Seager went 8-for-31 in the ALCS vs Houston with four extra-base hits, including two key homers. In three World Series games, Seager is batting 3-for-10 with a home run, pushing his MVP odds into minus-money territory.

Last 10 World Series MVP Winners

Aside from the recent World Series MVP hitters being mainly hitters, the champs come from a lot of different walks of life. We've got infielders, outfielders, superstars, and role-players:

Recent World Series MVP Winners
SS Jeremy PenaAstros2022
OF Jorge SolerBraves2021
INF Corey SeagerDodgers2020
SP Stephen StrasburgNationals2019
INF/OF Steve PearceRed Sox2018
OF George SpringerAstros2017
INF/OF Ben ZobristCubs2016
C Salvador PerezRoyals2015
SP Madison BumgarnerGiants2014
DH David OrtizRed Sox2013

MLB Teams with the Most World Series MVP Winners

The World Series MVP almost always comes from the team that wins the title, so the squads with the most WS MVPs line up with the teams that have won the most rings:

Teams With Most WS MVPs
Red Sox4

World Series MVP Betting Trends

  • Hitters have won 12 of the last 14 WS MVPs
  • The only player to lose the World Series and win WS MVP was Bobby Richardson of the 1960 Yankees
  • Pitchers have won the most World Series MVPs with 29 all-time
  • Third baseman have won the most of any hitting position, with 10
  • A relief pitcher hasn't won WS MVP since Mariano Rivera in 1999

How To Read MLB World Series MVP Odds

When you visit your MLB betting site of choice, you’ll notice 2023 World Series MVP odds that might be laid out like this:

  • Mike Trout +400
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +700
  • Shohei Ohtani +700

Unlike a moneyline bet where favorites are shown by the minus sign (-) and underdogs have a plus sign (+), the player with the lowest odds with the plus sign (+) is the fave. In this scenario, it’s Mike Trout. If you were to bet $100 on Trout in World Series MVP betting odds and it hits, you would win $500 – your $100 is returned and you would get +400 in profit.

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