The American League is full of pitchers that can flat out embarrass opposing hitters at the plate. New York Yankees' ace Gerrit Cole is certainly one of them as he remains the favorite to take home the AL Cy Young award following the All-Star break over Chicago White Sox's breakout starter Carlos Rodon.
Cole leads all candidates with odds set at -115, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Rodon currently ranks second with odds set at +200 and is enjoying the best season of his career so far with a 7-3 record after 15 starts. The 28-year-old has posted a 2.31 ERA and 0.96 WHIP across 89.2 innings pitched.
Recently named to his fourth All-Star game, Cole has seemingly rebounded from a recent tough stretch of pitching. He hurled a 12-strikeout complete game shutout against the Houston Astros last week to earn his ninth win of the season. Overall, Cole has pitched to a 2.68 ERA and an AL-leading 0.93 WHIP. The veteran also ranks No. 1 in the league with 147 strikeouts in 2021.
These odds are sure to keep changing, but Cole seems to have a hold on first place that will be tough for other AL pitchers to take over. Here is how the rest of the odds shake out for the AL Cy Young winner.
2021 AL Cy Young Odds
1. Gerrit Cole (-115)
2. Carlos Rodon (+200)
3. Lance Lynn (+380)
4. Shane Bieber (+3000)
5. Nathan Eovaldi (+3500)
6. Jose Berrios (+4000)
7. Chris Bassitt (+4000)
8. Kyle Gibson (+4000)
9. Sean Manaea (+5000)
10. Hyun-Jin Ryu (+6000)
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