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MLB American League Rookie of the Year Odds & Betting Lines


The MLB American League Rookie of the Year award is always an exciting wager to place each season. While it isn’t as well known as the NFL or NBA versions, you have a better chance of picking the winner as there are two rookies each season – one in the American League and one in the National League.

The top college and international talent are drafted into the Majors each season, and you will have to choose which player you believe will outshine the rest. 

The MLB Rookie of the Year award was introduced in 1947, as one award for the entire MLB, but was split in 1949. The award is also known as the Jackie Robinson award, named after the first, and legendary recipient.

Over the years, six American League Rookie of the Year recipients have been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and has only been shared by two players once: John Castino and Alfredo Griffin in 1979. 

The Rookie of the Year awards, like all other Major League Baseball awards, are decided by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. 

Past American League Rookie of the Year Award Winners

  • 2021 Randy Arozarena
  • 2020 Kyle Lewis
  • 2019 Yordan Alvarez
  • 2018 Shohei Ohtani
  • 2017 Aaron Judge
  • 2016 Michael Fulmer
  • 2015 Carlos Correa
  • 2014 Jose Abreu
  • 2013 Wil Myers
  • 2012 Mike Trout
  • 2011 Jeremy Hellickson


When it comes to betting on the MLB American League Rookie of the Year, you will want to make sure you understand how the odds work, how the odds can change and how to place your MLB Rookie of the Year futures bet on your favorite American League rookie. 

The first thing to understand is that the award can only be won once in a career and is only able to be won by a particular group of players in their first professional MLB season.

The odds list will be much smaller and the odds will be much tighter due to only so many players being able to win the award and how many rookies actually play in their first season on a team to actually be eligible for grading. 

If you look at the odds, there will be a list of players who were drafted to the MLB, traditionally, these players were drafted in early rounds. Usually, the odds list will follow some sort of draft pick order, or close to it.

These players are ranked on how likely they are to win the award. The most likely to win the award might have negative odds, which indicates they are favored and if you bet on them, you may not win a huge profit.

The players least likely to win the award will be at the bottom with very high positive number odds, meaning you could win a large payout if they succeed. 

Betting on the American League MVP is a fun way to place a wager on a rookie player, especially if you believe they are going to be a huge asset to their team and get lots of playing time.

Many rookies are risky though, as you never really know how a rookie will perform in their first season in the Big Leagues. It’s truly a different experience from college baseball or other international leagues. 

Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date and competitive MLB AL Rookie of the Year odds and lines!

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BetUS Sportsbook offers an excellent array of MLB betting odds including the MLB AL Rookie of the Year odds where you can bet on the top performing rookie.
All you need to do to bet on the MLB AL Rookie of the Year odds is decide which player you feel will win the Rookie of the Year award, and place your wager. Then you wait to find out who is selected.
Bobby Witt Jr., a shortstop for the Kansas City Royals is the current favorite to win the 2022 MLB AL Rookie of the Year award.
After the draft, the odds on the MLB AL Rookie of the Year award will be released and will likely stay relatively similar until spring training. Usually rookies get their reps in and you will see how they fit in at the Big Leagues. The odds will change as the season progresses, depending on a player’s performances.

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