Tonight marks the halfway point of the 2012 season. ¬†So far there have been 2 perfect games, 2 no-hitters , rookies are dominating and the Pirates are atop the NL Central. ¬†Bovada has released a list of odds for MVPs andCy Young¬†candidates¬†for each league. ¬†Most l=of which were not there at the beginning of the season.
AL MVP Odds
Topping the list of¬†favorites¬†is Mike Trout who leads the league in steals and batting average in just 64 games. ¬†Robinson Cano is tied atop the list and is top 10 in home runs, batting average and slugging percentage but his power numbers trail the third¬†favorite, Josh Hamilton.
If ¬†Hamilton can stay healthy, he’s a solid play at 3/1 as he’s hitting .308, leading the league in homers, RBI’s and OBPS and slugging %.
NL MVP Odds
If the season ended right now, Andrew McCutchen would be the MVP. ¬†He tops the NL with a .362 batting average, ¬†.625 slugging percentage and is top five in homers, RBIs. ¬†But can he keep it up and can he keep the Pirates in the playoff picture? ¬†If you don’t think so, both Joey Votto and David Wright are similar plays at 9/2 odds. ¬†Both top 5 in BA, can steal bases and hit for power. ¬†If you are ¬†a believer in R.A. Dickey and think he’ll continue to put up 1st half numbers and pull a Justin Verlander, 10/1 odds are pretty good.
AL Cy Young Odds
Jared Weaver is rightly the¬†favorite¬†as he leads the league in both ERA, WHIP and sports a 10-1 record. ¬†Justin Verlander & Chris Sale are tied for second at 3 to 1 odds and are also solid plays. At 20-1 odds 2007 Cy Young winner Jake Peavy could have some value. ¬†Right now his wins are low (7-5), but he is top 6 in ERA, WHIP, strikeouts
NL Cy Young Odds
Of course R.A. Dickey is atop the NL favorites list with a 12-1 record and 5/4 odds. ¬†However the value can be found elsewhere. ¬†James McDonald has a 9-3 record and a lower ERA than Dickey and 11/2 odds. ¬†If the Bucs keep it up that race might get tight.
Odds courtesy of Bovada.