New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole has an impressive résumé (six-time All-Star, two-time All-MLB first team, two-time leader in strikeouts).
Just about the only thing Cole hasn’t won is the Cy Young Award.
That should change if Cole (13-4, 2.81 ERA, 208 strikeouts, 1.05 WHIP) finishes the season strong as he is the heavy betting favorite in the AL.
Cole’s odds dropped to -2200 from -1700 (bet $10 to win $10.45 total) this week.
Cole, the brother-in-law of Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford, moved ahead of the pack when the Angels shut down two-way star Shohei Ohtani (ulnar collateral ligament tear in right elbow) in late August.
Let’s look at the odds for the Cy Young Award for both leagues.
American League Cy Young Award odds*
Gerrit Cole, Yankees: -1700 (bet $10 to win $10.59 total)
Luis Castillo, Mariners: +1200 (bet $10 to win $130 total)
Sonny Gray, Twins: +2500 (bet $10 to win $260 total)
Framber Valdez, Astros: +15000 (bet $10 to win $1,510 total)
Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays: +25000 (bet $10 to win $2,510 total)
Pablo López, Twins: +25000 (bet $10 to win $2,510 total)
National League Cy Young Award odds*
Blake Snell, Padres: -900 (bet $10 to win $11.11 total)
Justin Steele, Cubs: +700 (bet $10 to win $80 total)
Kodai Senga, Mets: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Logan Webb, Giants: +7000 (bet $10 to win $710 total)
Spencer Strider, Braves: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total)
Zac Gallen, Diamondbacks: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total)
*odds as of 9/18/2023
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In the National League, San Diego’s Blake Snell, like Cole, has separated himself from the rest of the pack.
Snell (14-9, 2.43 ERA, 217 strikeouts, 1.22 WHIP) saw his odds fall to -900 from -170 this week.
Snell, who leads NL pitchers in ERA, is 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA and 24 strikeouts in three starts this month.
Stay tuned to FOX Sports as the action unfolds!