We previewed the NL Cy Young for you on Monday, and so today we look at the AL. Read below for the odds.
Luis Severino (+175)
Though he has been absolutely miserable in his last few starts, the numbers still point to an impressive year for the Yankees young ace. Severino has gone 15-5, posting a 3.11 ERA in 150 1/3 innings of work. He has struck out 167 batters, while walking 37.
Just a few short weeks ago, he had an ERA below 2.00, and a five-start slide where he has allowed six-plus runs twice has seen the numbers get a bit worse. He’s had a sensational run, and he should be able to bounce back soon.
Chris Sale (+200)
Right behind Severino, is a guy who is on pace for another historically dominant season. Chris Sale has been video-game dominant this year. He’s gone 11-4, posting a 2.04 ERA in 141 innings of work. He has already struck out 207 batters, and has walked just 33. If he can average 10+ strikeouts per start the rest of the way, he will have a second-straight 300+ strikeout season.
Sale has allowed just five runs over his last nine starts, striking out at least nine batters as well in all of them. When he comes off the DL, he will be back and ready to start shining again. Don’t sell on Sale.
Justin Verlander (+275)
He took a beating against the Mariners Thursday, but the case for Verlander is still very strong. The 35-year-old is a win away from 200 in his career, as his hall-of-fame career continues. He’s gone 11-6 so far this year, posting a 2.19 ERA in 156 1/3 innings of work. He has struck out 204 batters while walking 28.
As good as he has been, it’s very impressive considering his age. Yet, the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young award winner is looking to get back on top. He’s been a stud, and this isn’t luck. It’s the Astros organization, and how well run they are. The next candidate is his teammate.
Gerrit Cole (+800)
What a year it has been for Cole, his best without a doubt since 2015. An unproven ace from his days in Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole has taken Houston by storm. He’s gone 10-4, posting a 2.64 ERA in 146 1/3 innings of work. He has struck out 202 batters while walking 49.
He’s impressed us with his play, as nobody really expected this man to be dominant for the ‘Stros. This team is as good as they are because of the performances of players like Cole. He’s not likely to win, but he’s up there with the best.
Blake Snell (+800)
Blake Snell was originally an All Star Game snub. While he plays for the Tampa Bay Rays, and they have no chance at the postseason; Snell has been brilliant. The right handed ace for the Rays has 12 wins and a 2.27 earned run average. Snell has struck out 127 batters in 123 innings. He is an ace now, and has the chance to be a Cy Young winner in the future, this year – he is a longshot.
Full MLB American League Cy Young Betting Odds
- The Full American League Cy Young Betting Odds are from GTBets and as of August 10, 2018
Luis Severino +175
Chris Sale +200
Justin Verlander +275
Gerrit Cole +800
Blake Snell +1000
Corey Kluber +1000
Charlie Morton +1400