NL Rookie of the Year Expert Predictions for Shortened 2020 MLB Season

By michael obermuller
The experts give Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux the edge in the National League Rookie of the Year predictions.
The experts give Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux the edge in the National League Rookie of the Year predictions. / Victor Decolongon/Getty Images
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The moment is finally here. This Thursday, baseball is back when the New York Yankees take on the defending champion Washington Nationals in the nation's capital.

With the start of any sports season just around the corner, fans usually turn to the experts to get a glimpse of what the season might bring. One exciting race in particular will be the National League Rookie of the Year, won by Pete Alonso in 2019.

National League Rookie of the Year Predictions

Bleacher Report
Blake Schuster, of Bleacher Report, is taking San Diego Padres' pitcher MacKenzie Gore for National League Rookie of the Year.


USA Today
USA Today had six experts make their predictions on the NL ROY.
Bob Nightengale: Gavin Lux, Dodgers
Gabe Lacques: Mauricio Dubon, Giants
Steve Gardner: Dylan Carlson, Cardinals
Scott Boeck: MacKenzie Gore, Padres
Jesse Yomtov: Gavin Lux, Dodgers
Stephen Borelli: Shogo Akiyama, Reds

FanDuel Sportsbook
If we take a look at the odds to win NL ROY over on FanDuel Sportsbook, Dodgers Gavin Lux holds a commanding lead in the odds with a +200 chance of winning. Pittsburgh Pirates Mitch Keller is next at +750.

Of the eight experts highlighted above, three are taking Gavin Lux to bring home the hardware. MacKenzie Gore is the runner up with two votes, while three other candidates received one.

- Gavin Lux (3)
- MacKenzie Gore (2)
- Shogo Akiyama (1)
- Dylan Carlson (1)
- Mauricio Dubon (1)


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