MLB Player Award Predictions: MVP, Cy Young, ROY Futures Picks - No quit in Bobby Witt Jr.

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MLB Opening Day is just a few sleeps away, and if you’re in the mood to wait 6 months, the awards market is perfect for you. There are plenty of player awards like MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Reliever of the Year and Manager of the Year. I’ve taken a look at the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year markets in 2024 and have my best bet for each category. Let’s get into it, but make sure you keep an eye on our expert MLB picks throughout the season, especially after our best bets went 141-115-4 in the 2023 season.

2024 MLB MVP Odds

It’s anyone’s game for MVP as both leagues are utterly stacked with talent. Here are the odds, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

American League MVP odds

  • Juan Soto +500
  • Aaron Judge +700
  • Corey Seager +1000
  • Julio Rodriguez +1000
  • Yordan Alvarez +1000
  • Kyle Tucker +1500
  • Bobby Witt Jr. +1800
  • Gunnar Henderson +1800
  • Mike Trout +2000
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +2100

National League MVP odds

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. +500
  • Mookie Betts +650
  • Freddie Freeman +900
  • Shohei Ohtani +950
  • Fernando Tatis Jr. +1000
  • Matt Olson +1200
  • Bryce Harper +1200
  • Corbin Carroll +2000
  • Trea Turner +2200
  • Austin Riley +2500

2024 MLB MVP Best Bet: Bobby Witt Jr. (+1800)

The National League seems impossible to predict right now with the amount of talent that some teams have. I would lean towards Ronald Acuna Jr. going back-to-back, but it’s incredibly difficult for a player to accomplish that. Instead, I looked at the American League and decided on a player who has the attributes to be an MVP — average, power, durability and speed. Acuna Jr. is the definition of those four skills, but not far behind is Bobby Witt Jr. The Kansas City star hit .276 with 30 home runs and 49 stolen bases in 158 games in 2023. In his 2 career seasons, Witt Jr. has missed a total of 16 games. If he can stay healthy and continue to improve, Witt could go from a dark horse to a serious contender.

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2024 MLB Cy Young Odds

Spencer Strider now has a curveball. Is a Cy Young season incoming? Let’s break down the odds in each league, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

American League Cy Young odds

  • Corbin Burnes +800
  • Luis Castillo +850
  • Pablo Lopez +850
  • Kevin Gausman +900
  • Tarik Skubal +1000
  • Framber Valdez +1100
  • George Kirby +1200
  • Cole Ragans +1400
  • Logan Gilbert +1900
  • Grayson Rodriguez +2300

National League Cy Young odds

  • Spencer Strider +380
  • Zack Wheeler +900
  • Logan Webb +1100
  • Max Fried +1200
  • Zac Gallen +1300
  • Tyler Glasnow +1400
  • Justin Steele +1800
  • Blake Snell +1800
  • Aaron Nola +2000
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto +2000

2024 Cy Young Best Bet: Pablo Lopez (+850)

Pablo Lopez flew under the radar last year even though he put together an incredible season. He finished with a 3.66 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 32 starts. That’s the second season in a row that Lopez has made 32 starts, so he has been one of the most durable pitchers in the game. Plus, he finished 2nd in the American League and 3rd in baseball in strikeouts. Oddsmakers have finally taken notice of Lopez’s talents and have tabbed him as a serious contender for the award. But unlike last year, Lopez won’t be overshadowed by the rest of the rotation since Sonny Gray and Kenta Maeda left in free agency. That leaves Lopez as the clear ace of the Twins, followed by Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober.

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2024 MLB Rookie of the Year Odds

The Rangers have yet another rookie ready to shake up the league, but can he live up to the hype? Let’s dive into the odds, which are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.

American League Rookie of the Year odds

  • Wyatt Langford +250
  • Evan Carter +320
  • Jackson Holliday +470
  • Colt Keith +1000
  • Junior Caminero +2000
  • Parker Meadows +2500
  • Ricky Tiedemann +2500
  • Colton Cowser +2500
  • Ceddanne Rafaela +2500
  • Chase DeLauter +4000

National League Rookie of the Year odds

  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto +250
  • Jackson Chourio +550
  • Jung Hoo Lee +650
  • Jackson Merrill +1100
  • Kyle Harrison +1400
  • Shota Imanaga +1600
  • James Wood +1600
  • Jared Jones +2300
  • Michael Busch +3000
  • Gavin Stone +3000

2024 MLB Rookie of the Year Best Bet: James Wood (+1600)

At 6’7″, James Wood is one of the most interesting prospects in baseball. Wood is ranked as the #11 prospect in the game according to Baseball America, and he was fantastic in Spring Training. Wood hit .364 with 4 home runs, 11 walks and 3 stolen bases. He can hit for average and power, but he also has an extremely good eye and elite speed. But even after his excellent Spring Training performance, Wood will begin the season in the Minors. However, that won’t be the case for long. The Nationals aren’t expected to compete for any sort of title this season which means Wood will likely be called up at some point in the first half of the season once the Nationals are firmly in last place.

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