Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe and Mets third baseman Brett Baty are each candidates to win the Rookie of the Year award. Volpe has been in the Yankees lineup ever since opening day. Baty got the call up in mid April to the Mets and has been a regular in the lineup ever since.
Each of these guys has a lot of work to do if they want to win the Rookie of the Year award.
Volpe Holds Third Best Odds
Anthony Volpe has the third best odds to win this year’s AL Rookie of the Year award. Volpe got off to a slow start but has looked better at the plate recently. He’s homered in three of his past six games, bringing his home run count to six for the year. He’s also been a major asset on the base paths in the early going.
Volpe came into the season as one of the favorites to win the AL Rookie of the Year. He’s seen his odds drop in the early going of the season but he’s still in the race.
Volpe, 22, is from New Jersey and is expected to hold the shortstop position in the Bronx for years to come.
AL Rookie of the Year Odds, Courtesy of DraftKings
Red Sox outfielder Masataka Yoshida is a big favorite to win the AL Rookie of the Year award. Yoshida started the year slow but has gotten going over the last month. Through Monday’s action he’s hitting .298 to go with 6 home runs and 24 RBI.
Yoshida, 29, came over from Japan this year. He had success in the World Baseball Classic prior to the season’s start, hitting .409 with two home runs and 13 RBI. You can find longer odds for Yoshida to win the AL Rookie of the Year on Caesars at +140.
Rangers third baseman Josh Jung has the second best odds to win the AL Rookie of the Year award. Jung got called up to the big leagues last year but maintained his rookie status after only having 98 at bats. In 39 games this year, he’s hitting .248 with eight home runs and 25 RBI.
Baty In the Mix to Win NL Rookie of the Year Honors
Brett Baty got called up by the Mets in mid April and got off to a hot start with the team. However, he’s cooled off recently. Baty has been playing third base for the Mets as a middle of the lineup guy. In 23 games this year, he’s hitting .240 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Baty hit well over the past couple years in the minors. He was able to hit for average while remaining a power threat, making him one of the top prospects in baseball. Baty, 23, will look to get going at the plate again and help the 20-22 Mets climb back above .500.
NL Rookie of the Year Award Odds, Courtesy of FanDuel
Baty has the third best odds to win the NL Rookie of the Year award. The Mets third baseman will have plenty of time to catch up, as we’re still early in the season.
The guys above Baty are James Outman and Corbin Caroll. Outman started the year hot and took a lead in this race. His power numbers have cooled off recently. The Dodgers outfielder has only hit one home run since April 22. Outman, 26, is the most surprising name on the list. He didn’t come into the year as a top candidate but is showing people why the Dodgers wanted him on their Opening Day roster.
Corbin Caroll on the other hand, was the favorite to win this award coming into the season. The right fielder got some time in the big leagues last year but still maintained his rookie status. Caroll was one of the top prospects in the big leagues and has produced in his time in Arizona. He’s hitting .278 with five home runs and a .353 OBP.