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2023 AL Rookie of the Year Odds and Betting Predictions

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Play Ball! Opening day is Thursday, March 30th, so now is the time to dive into the MLB awards market. According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Gunnar Henderson (+225) is the favorite to win the AL Rookie of the Year Award in 2023. Masataka Yoshida (+600) and Royce Lewis (+800) have the next shortest odds.

2023 AL Rookie of the Year Odds

Player Team Odds
Gunnar Henderson Baltimore Orioles +225
Masataka Yoshida Boston Red Sox +600
Royce Lewis Minnesota Twins +800
Triston Casas Boston Red Sox +900
Hunter Brown Houston Astros +1000
Grayson Rodriguez Baltimore Orioles +1000
Anthony Volpe New York Yankees +1100
Oscar Colas Chicago White Sox +1300
Logan O’Hoppe Los Angeles Angels +1800
Josh Jung Texas Rangers +1800
DL Hall Baltimore Orioles +2000
Oswald Peraza New York Yankees +2500
Kyle Muller Oakland Athletics +3000
Bo Naylor Cleveland Guardians +3000
Matt Wallner Minnesota Twins +5000
Curtis Mead Tampa Bay Rays +7500

Odds above courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook as of Wednesday, March 1.

AL Rookie of the Year Favorites

Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles, (+225) Henderson is the No. 1 prospect in baseball, so it’s no surprise to see him have the shortest odds to win the AL Rookie of the Year. In 34 games last season, Henderson had a .259 batting average, four home runs, 30 hits, and a .788 OPS. He is expected to play for this Orioles team early and often. 

Masataka Yoshida, Boston Red Sox (+600) Yoshida is 29 years old and has played professionally in Japan since 2016. Yoshida is expected to make the Red Sox roster right away and add a lefty bat to the Red Sox lineup. In 762 games in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball, he batted .327 with a .539 slugging percentage and was a two-time batting champion.  

Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins (+800) Lewis played 12 games last season and had 12 hits, two home runs, and five RBIs. He is the No. 55 prospect in baseball, but he is poised to make a splash this season. Lewis has dealt with injuries in his minor-league career, but he has all the tools to have a solid big-league career.

AL Rookie of the Year Value Bets

Anthony Volpe, New York Yankees (+1100) Volpe has had a great spring training so far, and it’s easy to see why the Yankees have faith in him. If he gets enough service time this season, Volpe is a candidate to have over 40 steals and is great value at this number. 

Josh Jung, Texas Rangers (+1800) Jung played 26 games last season, having five home runs and a .204 batting average. He is the No. 31 overall prospect in baseball. He has dealt with injuries, but when healthy, it is easy to see how he can contribute to a big-league team.

AL Rookie of the Year Longshot

Curtis Mead, Tampa Bay Rays, (+7500) Mead is the Rays’ No. 1 overall prospect and has experience in AAA baseball. He has yet to play in the MLB but is a contact hitter who could help the Rays immediately. I am curious to see when Tampa Bay calls him up this season.

Past AL Rookie of the Year Winners

2022 – Julio Rodriguez, Seattle OF
2021 – Randy Arozarena, Tampa Bay OF
2020 – Kyle Lewis, Seattle OF
2019 – Yordan Alvarez, Houston DH/OF
2018 – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles DH/P
2017 – Aaron Judge, New York OF
2016 – Michael Fulmer, Detroit P
2015 – Carlos Correa, Houston SS
2014 – Jose Abreu, Chicago 1B
2013 – Wil Myers, Tampa Bay OF
2012 – Mike Trout, Los Angeles OF
2011 – Jeremy Hellickson, Tampa Bay P
2010 – Neftali Feliz, Texas P

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