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Odds to Win the 2017 American League Cy Young Award

Odds to win the 2017 American League Cy Young Award

By Loot, MLB Handicapper, Lootmeister.com

A lot can be gained by making a futures bet on who will win the AL Cy Young Award. First and foremost, it can be lucrative. With so many worthy candidates, the odds are pretty robust. The odds are good enough to where you can make multiple picks and still stand to earn a pretty profit if one of them is crowned the 2017 AL Cy Young winner. In addition to the financial exhilaration this bet can provide, it's also one of the more action-packed bets you can make.

Let's say you pick a slew of pitchers. Whenever that hurler takes the mound, you have a vested interest. And that lasts throughout the eternally-long 162-game MLB regular season. All of that pitcher's performances will be factored in to whether or not he wins the award, meaning you have a stake in each and every one of that pitcher's outings. MLB futures bets can be some of the most-gratifying from an action standpoint. Simply, it's hard to find many bets on the board that give you as much punch for your buck as this one.

While we see a lot of top candidates at the top of the list, there are also worthy candidates beneath the top grouping of contenders. In the last three seasons, the award was taken by guys who were pretty far down the list. In 2016, we saw Rick Porcello earn the Cy Young, coming out of almost nowhere to win it. He was preceded by Dallas Keuchel and Corey Kluber, a pair of pitchers not many suspected would be in the running. In other words, recent history shows us that long-shots can pay off.

While we don't want to get too worried about the teams these pitchers play on, it's worth noting. First of all, being on a team where a pitcher gets little run support, it's going to be hard to put together the W-L record necessary to win this award. In addition, better teams get more attention and visibility. That's why it's not very common to see pitchers from really bad teams winning this award. If torn between two pitchers perhaps, maybe pick the one on a better team. It's just something to ponder, as a pitcher's yearly performance resonates more when his team has some degree of success.

In the late 70's and early 80's, relievers seemed to get more credit when it came to this award. Between 1977-1984, relievers like Sparky Lyle, Rollie Fingers, and Willie Hernandez were able to bring home AL Cy Young hardware. Since 1984, however, the award has exclusively gone to starting pitchers. Just something to think about. In addition, no pitcher has repeated as an AL Cy Young winner since Johan Santana did over a decade ago. With that, we give you the odds to win the American League Cy Young Award. We will follow the odds with our picks. Take a look!

AL Cy Young Award Odds:
Chris Sale+350
Corey Kluber+500
Justin Verlander+1200
Yu Darvish+1200
Aaron Sanchez+1200
Chris Archer+1400
Masahiro Tanaka+1400
David Price+1600
Carlos Carrasco+1600
Dallas Keuchel+2000
Cole Hamels+2000
Felix Hernandez+2000
Lance McCullers+3300
Rick Porcello+3300
Danny Duffy+3300
Kevin Gausman+3300
Michael Fulmer+3300
Danny Salazar+4000
Jose Quintana+4000
Marcus Stroman+4000
Sonny Gray+4000
J.A. Happ+4000
Chris Tillman+5000
Michael Pineda+6600
Aroldis Chapman+6600
Craig Kimbrel+6600
Zach Britton+6600
Jake Odorizzi+6600
Ian Kennedy+6600
A.J. Griffin+6600

Favorites We Like:

Chris Sale (+350): When a team like the Red Sox upgrade their play, a guy like Sale can get a lot of credit as an ace on a new team. If Sale puts together a top season and the Red Sox thrive, he'll be hard to deny. By the same token, we're not sure +350 is really good enough value for a very good pitcher who hasn't really shown what you would call clear-cut greatness. While the value is poor, it's clear he's a major contender for this award.

Corey Kluber (+500): The Indians ace has become a reliable contender to win this award, hauling home the hardware in 2014. On what should be a top team with a lot of offense, Kluber's numbers could swell this season and again have him right in the hunt. He's reliable and stays healthy.

Middle-of-the-Road Picks We Like:

Aaron Sanchez (+1200): It was hard to not like what we saw in 2016 from the Blue Jays youngster, his first full season in the Majors. Sanchez, a 24-year old righty, was 15-2 with a league-leading ERA. It could all come together this season and if it does, you can bet it will be a long time before you see Sanchez at or anywhere near these odds.

David Price (+1600): He posted the highest ERA since his rookie season in 2016, his first season with the Boston Red Sox. The 2012 Cy Young award winner is perhaps off-the-radar this season a bit, especially with Chris Sale getting a lot of attention in his first season in Boston. Still, it could be premature to remove him from the conversation and at 16-to-1, you're getting one of the best arms in the biz.

Odds to win the 2017 American League Cy Young Award

By Loot, MLB Handicapper, Lootmeister.com

A lot can be gained by making a futures bet on who will win the AL Cy Young Award. First and foremost, it can be lucrative. With so many worthy candidates, the odds are pretty robust. The odds are good enough to where you can make multiple picks and still stand to earn a pretty profit if one of them is crowned the 2017 AL Cy Young winner. In addition to the financial exhilaration this bet can provide, it's also one of the more action-packed bets you can make.

Let's say you pick a slew of pitchers. Whenever that hurler takes the mound, you have a vested interest. And that lasts throughout the eternally-long 162-game MLB regular season. All of that pitcher's performances will be factored in to whether or not he wins the award, meaning you have a stake in each and every one of that pitcher's outings. MLB futures bets can be some of the most-gratifying from an action standpoint. Simply, it's hard to find many bets on the board that give you as much punch for your buck as this one.

While we see a lot of top candidates at the top of the list, there are also worthy candidates beneath the top grouping of contenders. In the last three seasons, the award was taken by guys who were pretty far down the list. In 2016, we saw Rick Porcello earn the Cy Young, coming out of almost nowhere to win it. He was preceded by Dallas Keuchel and Corey Kluber, a pair of pitchers not many suspected would be in the running. In other words, recent history shows us that long-shots can pay off.

While we don't want to get too worried about the teams these pitchers play on, it's worth noting. First of all, being on a team where a pitcher gets little run support, it's going to be hard to put together the W-L record necessary to win this award. In addition, better teams get more attention and visibility. That's why it's not very common to see pitchers from really bad teams winning this award. If torn between two pitchers perhaps, maybe pick the one on a better team. It's just something to ponder, as a pitcher's yearly performance resonates more when his team has some degree of success.

In the late 70's and early 80's, relievers seemed to get more credit when it came to this award. Between 1977-1984, relievers like Sparky Lyle, Rollie Fingers, and Willie Hernandez were able to bring home AL Cy Young hardware. Since 1984, however, the award has exclusively gone to starting pitchers. Just something to think about. In addition, no pitcher has repeated as an AL Cy Young winner since Johan Santana did over a decade ago. With that, we give you the odds to win the American League Cy Young Award. We will follow the odds with our picks. Take a look!

AL Cy Young Award Odds:
Chris Sale+350
Corey Kluber+500
Justin Verlander+1200
Yu Darvish+1200
Aaron Sanchez+1200
Chris Archer+1400
Masahiro Tanaka+1400
David Price+1600
Carlos Carrasco+1600
Dallas Keuchel+2000
Cole Hamels+2000
Felix Hernandez+2000
Lance McCullers+3300
Rick Porcello+3300
Danny Duffy+3300
Kevin Gausman+3300
Michael Fulmer+3300,br /> Danny Salazar+4000
Jose Quintana+4000
Marcus Stroman+4000
Sonny Gray+4000
J.A. Happ+4000
Chris Tillman+5000
Michael Pineda+6600
Aroldis Chapman+6600
Craig Kimbrel+6600
Zach Britton+6600
Jake Odorizzi+6600
Ian Kennedy+6600
A.J. Griffin+6600

Favorites We Like:

Chris Sale (+350): When a team like the Red Sox upgrade their play, a guy like Sale can get a lot of credit as an ace on a new team. If Sale puts together a top season and the Red Sox thrive, he'll be hard to deny. By the same token, we're not sure +350 is really good enough value for a very good pitcher who hasn't really shown what you would call clear-cut greatness. While the value is poor, it's clear he's a major contender for this award.

Corey Kluber (+500): The Indians ace has become a reliable contender to win this award, hauling home the hardware in 2014. On what should be a top team with a lot of offense, Kluber's numbers could swell this season and again have him right in the hunt. He's reliable and stays healthy.

Middle-of-the-Road Picks We Like:

Aaron Sanchez (+1200): It was hard to not like what we saw in 2016 from the Blue Jays youngster, his first full season in the Majors. Sanchez, a 24-year old righty, was 15-2 with a league-leading ERA. It could all come together this season and if it does, you can bet it will be a long time before you see Sanchez at or anywhere near these odds.

David Price (+1600): He posted the highest ERA since his rookie season in 2016, his first season with the Boston Red Sox. The 2012 Cy Young award winner is perhaps off-the-radar this season a bit, especially with Chris Sale getting a lot of attention in his first season in Boston. Still, it could be premature to remove him from the conversation and at 16-to-1, you're getting one of the best arms in the biz.

Cole Hamels (+2000): Granted, it would be strange for a man in his mid-thirties to suddenly start flashing Cy Young form. Hamels has been a good pitcher who falls just short of elite. Still, the stars could line up for him this season. He seems comfortable in Texas, having gone 22-6 in just over a season with the Rangers. On a good team with a little better form, he could find himself in the conversation.

Long-Shot Picks We Like:

Lance McCullers (+3300): OK, we're looking to time something that may or may not ever happen. We liked what we've seen from the young son of the former chunky Padres reliever and on an improved Astros team, he could blossom this season.

JA Happ (+4000): Granted, there are reasons he is 40-to-1. Still, the Blue Jays lefthander was 20-4 last season. Sure, that might be the high-water mark for the 34-year old journeyman. But when you're getting a guy who won 20 games last season at these odds, it's worth a look, isn't it?

Cole Hamels (+2000): Granted, it would be strange for a man in his mid-thirties to suddenly start flashing Cy Young form. Hamels has been a good pitcher who falls just short of elite. Still, the stars could line up for him this season. He seems comfortable in Texas, having gone 22-6 in just over a season with the Rangers. On a good team with a little better form, he could find himself in the conversation.

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Long-Shot Picks We Like:

Lance McCullers (+3300): OK, we're looking to time something that may or may not ever happen. We liked what we've seen from the young son of the former chunky Padres reliever and on an improved Astros team, he could blossom this season.

JA Happ (+4000): Granted, there are reasons he is 40-to-1. Still, the Blue Jays lefthander was 20-4 last season. Sure, that might be the high-water mark for the 34-year old journeyman. But when you're getting a guy who won 20 games last season at these odds, it's worth a look, isn't it?

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