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Langford Odds-On Pick to Win AL ROY

The 2024 MLB season is upon us, and we’ve already shared our predictions for team performances, ranging from World Series favorites to contenders and longshots. Now, we turn our focus to individual accolades in this space. Today, we delve into the American League’s top candidates for the Rookie of the Year award 2024.

In the American League, Baltimore Orioles shortstop Jackson Holliday aims to succeed where teammate Gunnar Henderson left off as last year’s winner. However, recent MLB baseball news broke that Holliday faces a different path – he will start the season in the minor leagues, diminishing his status as a front-runner.

Langford Odds-On Pick to Win AL ROY
Wyatt Langford #82 of the Texas Rangers | John E. Moore III/Getty Images/AFP


Two standout players from the Texas Rangers lead the AL Rookie of the Year odds. They are known for their significant power and speed, which are highly prized in modern baseball.

AL Rookie of the Year Odds

  • Wyatt Langford +225
  • Evan Carter +300
  • Jackson Holliday +400
  • Nolan Schanuel +1000
  • Colt Keith +1000
  • Colton Cowser +1200
  • Parker Meadows +1200
  • Junior Caminero +1400
  • Wilyer Abreu +1500
  • Everson Pereira +2500

 

AL Rookie of the Year Predictions

Wyatt Langford is one of the most obvious MLB picks to win an end-of-season award I’ve seen in some time. I favored him over Holliday before it was announced that Holliday would not break camp with the Orioles and would instead start the year with Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate in Virginia.

You could argue that Holliday has a higher ceiling, and his adjusted MLB odds of +400, based on his talent, provide monumental value. However, Langford is one of the most exciting young hitters in the league. Even better, the kid hits bombs.


Langford’s stats tell the story of a guy ready to Hulk-smash pitchers who underestimate this rookie. The slugger’s 2023 season stats across four minor league teams boast a .360 batting average, a .480 on-base percentage and an impressive 1.157 OPS. Over 161 at-bats, he hit 10 home runs and drove in 30 RBIs. In his time at Triple-A, regarded as the No. 6- ranked prospect, Langford made solid contact in five games, achieving a .368 batting average and a .538 on-base percentage.

I won’t overlook Holliday, who will be a star in this league for many years. It’s just barring injury. I don’t see the second-generation talent doing enough to get the award from Langford after starting in the minors. With a month or two head start, Holliday is going to have to break records to beat Langford.

We can’t talk about Langford and Holliday without mentioning Evan Carter, who, at +300, is the second favorite to win ROY. In 53 at-bats during spring training, Carter has two home runs, 10 RBIs and two stolen bases. While those might not be MVP numbers, his spring stats show tremendous potential.

 

 

Questions of the Day

Who is the favorite to win the NL Rookie of the Year?


Despite a disastrous debut in Korea, the LA Dodgers rookie. Yoshinobu Yamamoto is favored at +250 to win the NL Rookie of the Year.

Who is favored to win the AL Manager of the Year award?


Consensus MLB lines say that Tigers manager A.J. Hinch (+550) and Royals manager Matt Quatraro (+700) will compete for the AL Manager of the Year Award.

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