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MLB American League Cy Young Odds & Betting Lines


The MLB American League Cy Young award is one of the more well-known baseball achievements and awards handed out each season.

The award is given to the best pitchers in the MLB, totaling two per season: one to the top pitcher in the National League and one to the top pitcher in the American League.

This makes it a little easier on the judges as there are so many teams and so many pitchers to choose from, it would be hard to choose just one for the entire league. 

The first Cy Young award was given in 1956, and actually, in that time, there was only one MVP pitcher, instead of two. This only lasted a decade though, the split occurred in 1967.

The Cy Young award, like the other MLB awards, is decided by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Each voter ranks their top five pitchers from either league, and the players will accumulate points based on which position they are placed. 

We always anticipate which pitcher will win the MLB Cy Young award, as there are so many great starting pitchers in Major League Baseball.

Past MLB Cy Young Awards:

  • 2021 Robbie Ray (TOR)
  • 2020 Shane Bieber (CLE)
  • 2019 Justin Verlander (HOU)
  • 2018 Blake Snell (TB)
  • 2017 Corey Kluber (CLE)
  • 2016 Rick Porcello (BOS)
  • 2015 Dallas Keuchel (HOU)
  • 2014 Corey Kluber (CLE)
  • 2013 Max Scherzer (DET)
  • 2012 David Price (TB)
  • 2011 Justin Verlander (DET)


HOW TO BET ON MLB American League Cy Young

If you’re planning to bet on the American League MLB Cy Young award recipients, you will want to make sure you’re aware of a few things, like how to place futures bets, before doing so.

First, you will want to study the players and make sure you have a good understanding of the players available and in the running for the award. 

Secondly, you will want to check the odds board, we will release a full list of pitchers in the American League, and the odds will note each player’s particular odds of winning the award.

A negative number would show a favored player and a high positive number, sometimes in the thousands, will note an underdog. 

These odds will change throughout the season, you will likely see top starting pitchers on the list initially, then if some relief pitchers start earning more games or time, you may see them creep onto the board.

Nothing about the odds board is set in stone – unless you place your wager of course. The odds will change based on pitching performances. If a player wins a few games, plays well and does everything right, their odds will increase. 

If a pitcher who was favored to win the award all season ends up getting hurt, their odds will decrease or be removed entirely, signaling a loss if you bet on them. It’s important to understand the risk when betting on pitchers – especially ones prone to injury.

Keeping an eye on healthy pitchers who perform consistently well is the key to MLB Cy Young betting in the American League. 

Keep an eye on this page for the most up-to-date American League MLB Cy Young award futures and odds and be sure to check back periodically on your favorite pitchers as the season progresses.

Be sure to do your research into these pitchers and have some fun with these exciting MLB futures bets! Don’t forget to check out our guide to betting on the National League MLB Cy Young award! 

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MLB American League Cy Young Faqs

BetUS is a great option for betting on the MLB AL Cy Young award online. You can find plenty of selection when it comes to players and the most competitive odds around.
You can bet on the MLB AL Cy Young award odds by choosing a player you believe will win the award in the American League and place your wager – it’s that simple.
Gerrit Cole of the New York Yankees is the current favorite to win the Cy Young award in the American League in 2022.
At the start of the MLB season, the odds on the MLB AL Cy Young award winner will be released and throughout the season the odds will change based on performances. You will have to decide when is the best time to lock in your MLB American League Cy Young odds.

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