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06.05.2024

2024 MLB Rookie of the Year Odds

Watching homegrown prospects rise through the minor league ranks and become stars is one of professional baseball's most rewarding and exciting aspects. With youth talent at a premium these days, more and more young stars join the league every year, but only two can win Rookie of the Year Honors.

As we approach the All-Star break, rookies like Wyatt Langford and Paul Skenes are taking over the Majors, which means the rest of the rookies have their work cut out for them if they want to gain ground on these 2023 first-round picks.

Here, we'll look at the ever-changing Rookie of the Year odds for both leagues on all the premier betting apps.

2024 American League Rookie of the Year Odds

Player

DraftKings

FanDuel

BetRivers

BetMGM

Caesars

Wyatt Langford

+125

+135

+12

+120

+105

Luis Gil

+225

+170

+200

+200

+180

Colton Cowser

+550

+1100

+850

+1200

+600

Ceddanne Rafaela

+800

+1100

+850

+1100

+950

Wilyer Abreu

+1100

+1800

+1100

+1600

+1200

Mason Miller

+1200

+1400

+1000

+1600

+2000

Brooks Lee

+4500

+5000

+6500

+4000

+2500

David Hamilton

+4500

+5000

+5000

+4000

+3300

Ben Rice

+4000

+2500

+6500

+2500

+6000

Heston Kjerstad

+5000

+5000

+6000

+5000

+6000

Colt Keith

+2500

+2300

+2500

+2500

+4000

Spencer Horwitz

+5000

+3300

OTB

+3500

+5000

*odds as of July 15, 2024

Current Favorites

Wyatt Langford (Texas Rangers): Langford was one of the top picks in the 2023 MLB Draft, and after a slow start to his MLB career, he has started to show why the Rangers took him third overall. Over the month of June, Langford posted a .894 OPS, .382 wOBA, and 147 wRC+ while also recording a cycle against the Baltimore Orioles. By continuing that success into July, the former Florida Gator has flown up the oddsboard to become the favorite to win this award.

Luis Gil (New York Yankees): The Yankees desperately needed someone to step into their rotation during Gerrit Cole's injury, and Gil more than answered that call. While Gil struggled over a stretch of three starts, he was able to bounce back against the Red Sox and Orioles in his next two starts. While he may no longer be favored to win AL ROY, baseball fans have seen what he can do when he gains momentum, so he'll certainly be able to stick around in the race.

Colton Cowser (Baltimore Orioles): Cowser was the favorite to win the ROY at the end of April, but he has not produced anywhere near the level he did at the start of the season. At times throughout the season, the Orioles outfielder has shown flashes of his immense potential, but putting it together for extended stretches has been the problem. After hitting .182 with a .250 OBP in June, Cowser started July with a wRC+ of 38.

Ceddanne Rafaela (Boston Red Sox): The Red Sox have been one of the hottest teams in baseball over the last month or so, and Rafaela is a big reason for that. The young outfielder boasted a .737 OPS in June, and in the early days of July, he already has a 130 wRC+ and .885 OPS.

2024 National League Rookie of the Year Odds

Player

DraftKings

FanDuel

BetRivers

BetMGM

Caesars

Paul Skenes

-1000

-1100

-1115

-1200

-675

Jackson Merrill

+500

+550

+550

+500

+450

Shota Imanaga

+2000

+2600

+2000

+2800

+1600

Joey Ortiz

+2200

+5000

+5000

+5000

+1800

Masyn Winn

+3500

+5500

+5000

+5000

+3000

Gavin Stone

+3000

+4400

+4000

+4000

+2300

Michael Busch

+2500

+4700

+5000

+4000

+3000

James Wood

+3000

+9000

+10,000

+6600

+2000

Jared Jones

+5000

+10,000

+7500

+10,000

+6000

Rece Hinds

+5000

+5500

OTB

+5500

OTB

Jackson Chourio

+7500

+9000

+7500

+8000

+6000

*odds as of July 15, 2024

Current Favorites

Paul Skenes (Pittsburgh Pirates): Not only did Paul Skenes take the league by storm, but he became the first player in MLB history to make an All-Star game just one year after he was drafted. Skenes was also removed from his most recent start after seven innings despite having a no-hitter going, as his dominance does not look to be slowing anytime soon. In 66.1 innings this season, Skenes is pitching to a 1.90 ERA with 89 strikeouts and a 2.23 xFIP.

Jackson Merrill (San Diego Padres): By catching fire in June, Merrill secured a spot in the All-Star game next to Skenes. The young outfielder managed a .996 OPS and 183 wRC+ in June, so while he's gotten off to a slower start in July, he has still done enough to sit in second on the odds board for this award across all the top shops.

Shota Imanaga (Chicago Cubs): Imanaga was favored to be Rookie of the Year prior to Skenes being called up, and while he has struggled a bit since then, the lefty still made the All-Star game. After hardly allowing home runs at the start of the season, Imanaga has allowed nine over his last eight starts. Imanaga still has a chance to string together some quality outings during the second half of the season, but it will take utter dominance to catch up to Skenes.

Joey Ortiz (Milwaukee Brewers): Ortiz was a part of Milwaukee's return for Corbin Burnes, and up to this point, he has been a vital piece of the first-place Brewers' success. The young infielder received Rookie of the Month honors in May and is currently boasting a .817 OPS and 134 wRC+. The biggest thing affecting Ortiz in this race is his health, as he has only played four games in July.

Past Rookie of the Year Winners

AL Winners

Season

Player

Team

2023

Gunnar Henderson

Baltimore Orioles

2022

Julio Rodriguez

Seattle Mariners

2021

Randy Arozarena

Tampa Bay Rays

2020

Kyle Lewis

Seattle Mariners

2019

Yordan Alvarez

Houston Astros

NL Winners

Season

Player

Team

2023

Corbin Carroll

Arizona Diamondbacks

2022

Michael Harris

Atlanta Braves

2021

Jonathan India

Cincinnati Reds

2020

Devin Williams

Milwaukee Brewers

2019

Pete Alonso

New York Mets

MLB Rookie of the Year History and Trends

  • Only two pitchers have won the award in the AL since 2013, and one of them was Shohei Ohtani, who won as a two-way player.

  • The last starting pitcher to win the award in the National League was Jacob deGrom in 2014.

  • Since 2022, the winner has led all rookies in home runs for their respective leagues.

  • The last three winners in the American League have played on a team that made the playoffs that season.

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