The 2022 MLB season is back, as the league and MLBPA have reached a tentative agreement on a new CBA. With action set to begin April 7, here’s a look at the contenders to win Rookie of the Year in both leagues per DraftKings Sportsbook.
AL Rookie of the Year odds
Kansas City Royals shortstop Bobby Witt Jr. is the favorite in the AL at +300, and he’s likely to get more playing time with that team looking down this season. Detroit Tigers first baseman Spencer Torkelson is next up at +400, so we could see these two going head-to-head in the division for this award by the end of the season. Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena represents a value play at +2000, especially if reports about his rise through the organization are true.
2022 American League Rookie of the Year odds, March 10
|Bobby Witt Jr.||+300|
|Julio Rodriguez (SEA)||+800|
|Gabriel Arias (CLE)||+6500|
|Brent Honeywell Jr.||+9000|
NL Rookie of the Year odds
Oneil Cruz, the prized Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop, is the favorite in this league at +300. Washington Nationals catcher Keibert Ruiz is next up at +475 and then there’s a big dropoff, with Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Bryson Stott listed at +800. Cruz has the path to the most playing time, which typically is the key to winning this honor. The value play in the NL could be Arizona Diamondbacks rookie Seth Beer, who is listed at +3000.
2022 NL Rookie of the Year odds, March 10
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