AL Rookie of the Year Odds & Predictions 2023: Gunnar Henderson the Consensus Favorite

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The 2023 MLB season begins this week as the Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants vs. New York Yankees will start a 15-game Opening Day schedule. Time is running out to place some MLB future bets, and now that we have a better idea of which rookies will be making their debuts this season, this is the perfect time to take a look at the AL Rookie of the Year odds. 

There are a lot of exciting rookies in the American League this season, including Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles, who made his debut last season. With news that the New York Yankees‘ top prospect Anthony Volpe is making the Opening Day roster, there are plenty of talented rookies in the AL.

Here, we will break down the AL Rookie of the Year odds from some of the top sports betting apps and give out our favorite pick. These odds will be updated as frequently as possible to give you a better idea of how each rookie has fared during the season, which in turn should help you decide who to bet on to win the American League Rookie of the Year.

Odds to Win 2023 AL Rookie of the Year Award

Below, we have included the odds from some of our favorite sports betting apps to take home the AL ROY. Knowing each sportsbook’s odds and lines is crucial to becoming a long-term profitable gambler by getting the best number for your wager. Doing this will also open you up to each sports betting bonus to help you build your bankroll for the upcoming MLB season.

Here are the odds of winning the 2023 American League Rookie of the Year.

PlayerTeamDraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesars
Gunnar HendersonBaltimore Orioles+265+270+250+300
Masataka YoshidaBoston Red Sox+500+600+600+700
Anthony VolpeNew York Yankees+500+650+650+450
Triston CasasBoston Red Sox+800+900+900+1200
Grayson RodriguezBaltimore Orioles+1100+1000+900+800
Josh JungTexas Rangers+2000+1600+1600+1200
Royce LewisMinnesota Twins+1100+2000+1400+1400

AL Rookie of Year Award Winners

Only some winners of this award will be the preseason favorite, so do not just blindly bet on the favorite from your sportsbook to win it all if you do not have a winner. There is still time to pull off some research into this award and make your pick.

Below, we have included the previous AL Rookie of the Year winners. 

YearPlayerTeam
2022Julio RodriguezSeattle Mariners
2021Randy ArozarenaTampa Bay Rays
2020Kyle LewisSeattle Mariners
2019Yordan AlvarezHouston Astros
2018Shohei Ohtani Los Angeles Angels
2017Aaron JudgeNew York Yankees
2016Michael FulmerDetroit Tigers
2015Carlos CorreaHouston Astros
2014Jose AbreuChicago White Sox
2013Wil MyersTampa Bay Rays
2012Mike TroutLos Angeles Angels

Betting Picks to Win 2023 AL Rookie of the Year

AL Rookie of the Year Odds & Predictions 2023: Gunnar Henderson the Consensus Favorite
Orioles’ Gunnar Henderson is the consensus favorite to win the 2023 AL Rookie of the Year award. (AP Photo/Gail Burton, File)

Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles (+270, FanDuel)

Henderson is the consensus top prospect in the game, but we can take that ‘prospect’ tag off the kid, as he showed what he could do in just a short time with the major league club last season. In 34 games with the O’s last season, Henderson slashed .259/.348/.440 with an OPS of .788, and he added four home runs, 12 runs, and 18 RBI.

A deeper look at the numbers shows he also had a wRC+ of 125, and when he made contact, he did so emphatically with an average EV of 92.4 mph and a max EV of 111.1 MPH. Defensively, we needed to see more of him at the big league level to get a full idea of how he will fare as the team’s starting shortstop this season. His fielding through his career in the minors was an issue, but the 21-year-old phenom has a rocket arm, and Henderson possesses possibly the most crucial tool for a rookie: youth.

The 21-year-old will have plenty of time to figure out how to play at this level, and if he does, the Orioles might be way ahead of schedule and could be a playoff contender.

Masataka Yoshida, Boston Red Sox (+600, FanDuel)

Yoshida, one of the prize free agents from this offseason, will begin his MLB career with the Boston Red Sox and is projected to be the team’s cleanup hitter. While Boston might be in for a long season, Yoshida is the perfect player to start building off of, and Red Sox fans got their first taste of what he can do against top-end talent in the WBC, where he helped team Japan win its third WBC title.

In the WBC, Yoshida slashed .409/.531/.727 with an OPS of 1.258. While he is not known to be a power threat, he launched two monster shots in the WBC, and he led the entire tournament in RBI (13.)

While he is a 29-year-old rookie, he has plenty of experience playing professionally in Japan. In his seven-year career playing professionally in Japan, Yoshida slashed .326/.419/.538 with an OPS of .957, and he added 135 home runs and 474 RBI. More importantly, he has a tremendous feel for the strike zone, walking 427 times and striking out only 307.

Anthony Volpe, New York Yankees (+650, FanDuel)

Yankees fans got the news they have been waiting all spring for, as their top prospect will be the team’s starting shortstop on Opening Day. Rated as the No. 5 prospect in all of baseball, Volpe will look to bring some production to a position that the Yankees oddly seemed content on punting last season.

Volpe was able to outduel last season’s starter Isiah Kiner-Falefa and fellow youngster Oswaldo Cabrera this spring to take the starting job, but Cabreara was also informed that he would be making the roster.

Anyway, Volpe batted .314 with three homers, five RBI, and six doubles this spring, forcing manager Aaron Boone to put him in the starting lineup. The kid has an excellent feel for the strike zone, as he has already showcased the pop in his lumber this spring. He has all the tools to be a future megastar in this league, and there is no better place to become a star than with the most historic American professional sports team.

2023 AL Rookie of Year Award Winner Prediction

The Rookie of the Year has typically been given to a player on an up-and-coming team, but our pick is playing for a team projected to finish toward the bottom of the league standings. In previous seasons, we have seen players like Julio Rodriguez, Randy Arozarena, Yordan Alvarez, Aaron Judge, Carlos Correa, etc. win the AL Rookie of the Year, and at the same time, be a massive reason why their team went on to have immediate success.

Our pick to win the 2023 American League Rookie of the Year will be Masataka Yoshida. That is because we saw him have a monster WBC, and he will come in and shine on a Red Sox offense that honestly, simply does not have a lot going for them right now.

If his plate discipline and gap-hitting abilities he displayed during the WBC can translate to the MLB, which there is no reason it shouldn’t be able to as the WBC is filled with MLB talent, Yoshida can put up a big stat line, and take home the AL ROY with 6/1 preseason odds.

Pick: Yoshiada Masataka (+600, FanDuel)

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MLB Rookie of the Year Award FAQs

Who is the betting favorite for the 2023 AL Rookie of the Year?

Currently, Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles is the favorite, according to multiple mobile sportsbooks. However, right behind him is a fleet of AL East rookies, including Masataka Yoshida (+600) and Triston Casas (+900) of the Boston Red Sox, Anthony Volpe (+600) of the New York Yankees, and Henderson’s teammate, Grayson Rodriguez (+1000).

Who won the 2022 AL Rookie of the Year?

Julio Rodriguez of the Seattle Mariners took home the AL ROY last season after leading Seattle to its first playoff appearance since 2001.

How can I bet on AL Rookie of the Year odds?

All you need to do is be located in a legal sports betting state and place your wager. This bet can usually be found under the “Futures” or “Player Awards” tab from each sportsbook.

When can I bet on AL Rookie of the Year odds?

Sports betting apps will have odds up all season, and with a few rookies on the brink of being called up in the middle of the season, the odds will be shifting with every game, so it is crucial to keep your eye on the AL ROY betting market.

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DJ Corrigan

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DJ Corrigan is a sports betting writer for Gaming Today and has been covering the world of wagering since his days at Ohio State University. Corrigan's love of betting the Over and chasing the hungry dogs has led him to a career crunching numbers with an emphasis on NCAAF, NCAAB, NFL, and MLB betting.

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