American League MVP Updated Betting Odds

American League MVP Updated Betting Odds

Tyler Vaysman
3 years ago
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American League MVP Updated Betting Odds

Just days away from the trade deadline, it means that we are coming down to a final couple of months of the regular season.

With attention about to shift completely towards postseason races, it is a good opportunity to take a look at what players are having MVP-caliber seasons. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the current betting odds for leading contenders for the A.L. MVP.

Shohei Ohtani (-310)

There is still a good chunk of the season left, but it is going to be a real challenge to unseat Ohtani as the frontrunner to win the A.L. MVP. Ohtani has been absolutely remarkable this season, both at the plate and on the mound.

Offensively, he is currently hitting .277/.363/.684 with 36 home runs, 78 runs batted in, and 70 runs scored. Ohtani leads the Angels in all three of those categories but is also amongst the leaders in all of baseball.

In fact, he is first in home runs, third in runs batted in, and 10th in runs scored in all of baseball.

He has also been sensational on the mound this season. In 15 games, he is 5-1 with a 3.04 ERA, 1.125 WHIP, and has struck out 100 in just 80 innings.

While those numbers aren’t good enough to win a Cy Young award, his production, both pitching and offensively, are certainly good enough to win the league’s MVP.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (+230)

The best contender for the A.L. MVP comes from Toronto Blue Jays' first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

On the season, Guerrero is hitting .328/.426/.661 with 32 home runs, 80 runs batted in, and 77 runs scored.

Like Ohtani, he is near the top in many categories throughout baseball. He is second in home runs, second in runs batted in, first in runs, and third in batting average.

The Blue Jays currently trail the Red Sox in the A.L. East by 10.5 games, but it certainly is no fault of Guerrero's.

Matt Olson (+4000)

Unfortunately, playing on the West Coast for the Oakland Athletics, first baseman Matt Olson has not gotten near the love that he deserves for the season he is having. All year he has been solid and has the A’s in the hunt for a postseason position.

On the year, Olson is hitting .287/.373/.588 with 27 home runs, 66 runs batted in, and 65 runs scored. He currently leads all three of those categories for the Oakland A’s.

Rafael Devers (+4000)

The last two players on this list are a large reason that the Boston Red Sox lead the A.L. East currently.

The first of the two Red Sox is the third baseman, Rafael Devers. The 24-year-old Devers has really had a nice season at the plate leading the team in home runs (27), runs batted in (81), and runs scored (67).

Devers is also hitting .281/.354/.581 and has even added three stolen bases.

Xander Bogaerts (+5000)

Not to be outdone by Devers, Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts also finds himself on the list of top odds to win the A.L. MVP.

This season, Bogaerts is hitting .309/.371/.520 and has added 15 home runs, 53 runs batted in, and 59 runs scored.

For Olson, Devers, and Bogaerts, they would have a lot of work to do to get in the conversation with Ohtani and Guerrero, but they have still been fantastic all season.

The Next Best Odds

  • Marcus Semien (+5000)
  • Jose Altuve (+6000)
  • Aaron Judge (+8000)
  • Bo Bichette (+8000)
  • Yordan Alvarez (+8000)

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