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AL CY Young Odds Favor Justin Verlander in Tight Race on FanDuel Sportsbook

AL Cy Young odds on FanDuel Sportsbook into mid-May of 2022 MLB season.
AL Cy Young odds on FanDuel Sportsbook into mid-May of 2022 MLB season. / Vaughn Ridley/GettyImages

Two pitchers have moved up as major contenders to favorite Justin Verlander (+550) in the American League Cy Young odds race. Kevin Gausman (+650) and Dylan Cease (+750) are both 3-1 with similar surface stats, Gerrit Cole (+750) is holding steady as a leading Cy Young contender, along with American League MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani (+1000).

But Shane Bieber (+1700) has dropped sharply from the end of April.

They are all chasing AL Cy Young favorite Justin Verlander as teams hit the 30 game mark into mid-May. Off of 8 shutout innings of 1 hit baseball, Justin Verlander has extended his lead as the AL Cy Young favorite. The 39-year-old Houston Astros ace now sports a 1.55 ERA and league lows 0.64 WHIP and .150 BAA after winning his third straight game. Verlander is still striking out nearly one batter per inning with a 36/6 K-to-BB ratio in 40 innings.

Gausman has a 2.13 ERA with a remarkable 46/1 K-to-BB ratio in 38 innings. Cease sports a 2.38 ERA and 47 Ks in 34 innings and .172 BAA.

The hard-luck pitcher thus far is Michael Kopech, who has a league-low 0.93 ERA in six starts but a 0-0 record. His .153 BAA is second behind Verlander, and Kopech has 30 strikeouts in 29 innings. Kopech has allowed 1 run or less in 5-of-6 starts for the White Sox, who blew an 8-2 lead into the 9th inning and lost to Cleveland in extra innings in Kopech's last start.

Here's a look at the American League Cy Young odds heading into mid-May on FanDuel Sportsbook.

AL Cy Young Odds 2022

1. Justin Verlander, Houston Astros (+550)

2. Kevin Gausman, Toronto Blue Jays (+650)

3. Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox (+750)

4. Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees (+750)

5. Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels (+1000)

6. Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays (+1200)

7. Alek Manoah, Toronto Blue Jays (+1200)

8. Shane Bieber, Cleveland Guardians (+1700)

9. Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox (+2000)

10. Logan Gilbert, Seattle Mariners (+2500_

11. Noah Syndergaard, Los Angeles Angels (+3500)

12. Nestor Cortes, New York Yankees (+3500)

13. Michael Kopech, Chicago White Sox (+4000)

14. Robbie Ray, Seattle Mariners (+4000)

15. Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox (+5000)

16. Patrick Sandoval, Los Angeles Angels (+5000)

17. Luis Severino, New York Yankees (+5500)

18. Joe Ryan, Minnesota Twins (+5500)

19. Frankie Montas, Oakland A's (+5500)

20. Tarik Skubal, Detroit Tigers (+6000)

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