Odds To Win The 2016 AL Cy Young In The MLB: Best And Worst Bets
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When gambling establishments put forth their player specials as this it is rarely ever worth it to go for the top 2 picks to win (value – wise).
This doesn’t mean the favorite still won’t win.
Take the ‘Junior Circuit’ Cy Young race for instance. Chris Sale is listed as +300. whereas David Price and Corey Kluber are next with +350. 2015’s winner Dallas Keuchel is 4th at +700 – as is Felix Hernandez.
These five players represent three of the last 5 winners. Typically these guys would all be a great throw down for the Award again in 2016.
My pick for the Award would actually be Sale, who is always a ‘dead arm’ period per spring away from taking the honors as the best chucker in the American League.
I am not going to wager on any of those guys though.
Out of the 15 guys listed below, my best and favorite odd is Sonny Gray at +1400 – and Marcus Stroman at +3000. Stroman has that kind of pizzazz added to his brilliant last month of the year. Nothing should scare him now, and he may have arrived as a premiere pitcher.
If you only want to risk a few bucks I even like Justin Verlander at +5000. He won the Award in 2011 and finished 2nd in 2012. His 2nd half of 2015 says he may have a few great years left in his right arm.
The worst picks on the list are Michael Pineda (+5000) and Masahiro Tanaka (+6000) – as both Yankee Starters are going to have a tough time throwing 30+ Game Starts that are needed to be in the hunt here.
I do also like Chris Archer at +1200 – however since I am not buying the Rays to sniff anywhere near the postseason, I believe this may be a deciding factor.
Also not a fan of Carlos Carrasco at +1400 either. The guy had struggled as a Starter for years before finally clutching up the last 2 seasons.
Having said that, the Tribe’s #2 barely averaged over 6 innings pitched per start last season. Kluber will also takes votes away from him.
Felix Hernandez is always in the running, however one has to wonder whether or not his Innings piled up on him the last several years will finally catch up to him at some point.
In the last 2 years he has been prone to that 1 or 2 blowup games that have taken him out of the running.
It is important to note that no relievers are listed on here, and I would think that Craig Kimbrel may have a chance for a phenomenal season as the Red Sox lock-down man.
ODDS TO WIN THE AL CY YOUNG
Best Bets Odds Value = Blue Bold
Worst Bets Odds Value = Red Bold
Chris Sale, CWS +300
Corey Kluber, CLE +350 #5
I just don’t see him in the same stratosphere as Price, who is annually in this mix.
David Price, BOS +350
Dallas Keuchel, HOU +700
Felix Hernandez, SEA +700
Chris Archer. TB +1200 #5
Sonny Gray, OAK +1400 #1
Carlos Carrasco, CLE +1400 #1
Garrett Richards, LAA +3000 #4
Cole Hamels, TEX +3000
Marcus Stroman, TOR +3000 #2
Michael Pineda, NYY +5000 #2
Justin Verlander, DET +5000 #3
Masahiro Tanaka, NYY +6000 #3
Yordano Ventura, KC +7000 #4
Not buying Ventura sniffing anywhere near this race.
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Posted on March 22, 2016, in Gambling 101 and tagged bet365.com, Carlos Carrasco, chris archer, chris sale, cole hamels, Corey KLuber, craig kimbrel, dallas keuchel, david price, Felix Hernandez, Garrett Richards, justin verlander, M:B Betting futures, marcus stroman, masahiro tanaka, Odds To Win the AL Cy Young in 2016 MLB, sonny gray, Yordano Ventura. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.