2024 MLB Manager of the Year Odds: Hinch, Counsell Headline Favorites

The 2024 baseball season is here, which means now is as good a time as ever to examine the best MLB future markets. Here, we will break down the MLB Manager of the Year odds via BetMGM Sportsbook.

BetMGM is one of our top-rated sports betting apps, and they offer some of the best odds on who will win Manager of the Year. While this future is not as attractive or sought out as player awards, there is a lot of value here, especially if you think there can be a dark horse team this season.

Here are the favorites and value plays for the 2024 MLB Manager of the Year in both the AL & NL.

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MLB Manager of the Year Odds

AL ManagersTeamBetMGM OddsNL ManagersTeamBetMGM Odds
AJ HinchDetroit Tigers+550Craig CounsellChicago Cubs+600
Matt QuatraroKansas City Royals+700David BellCincinnati Reds+800
Stephen VogtCleveland Guardians+1000Oliver MarmolSt. Louis Cardinals+800
Scott ServaisSeattle Mariners+1000Dave RobertsLos Angeles Dodgers+900
Brandon HydeBaltimore Orioles+1000Rob ThomsonPhiladelphia Phillies+900
Kevin CashTampa Bay Rays+1100Brian SnitkerAtlanta Braves+1000
Joey EspadaHouston Astros+1100Pat Murphy Milwaukee Brewers+1200
Alex CoraBoston Red Sox+1200Derek SheltonPittsburgh Pirates+1200
Aaron BooneNew York Yankees+1200Carlos MendozaNew York Mets+1200
John SchneiderToronto Blue Jays+1200Torey LovulloArizona Diamondbacks+1200
Rocco BaldelliMinnesota Twins+1200Bob MelvinSan Francisco Giants+1200
Bruce BochyTexas Rangers+1200Mike ShildtSan Diego Padres+900
Ron WashingtonLos Angeles Angels +1300Skip ShumakerMiami Marlins +1600
Pedro GrifolChicago White Sox+3000Dave MartinezWashington Nationals+4000
Mark KotsayOakland A's+4000Bud BlackColorado Rockies+4000

2024 AL Manager of the Year Odds: Favorites

AJ Hinch, Detroit Tigers

This is an exciting time to be a Detroit Tigers fan. After nearly a decade of suffering, Detroit is finally reaping the rewards of acquiring top draft selections. The Tigers finished second in the AL Central last season, their best end-of-season ranking since 2016.

Not only are the Tigers in a good spot with a young roster and even more top prospects waiting to debut, but they also have World Series experience with AJ Hinch. Yes, his 2017 World Series title is highly controversial, but he has completely turned a sinking Tigers organization around in just three seasons.

There is still a lot of work to do, but the Tigers are projected to finish second in the Central, according to BetMGM. If they can compete for a playoff spot, Hinch is the likely candidate to win AL Manager of the Year.

Matt Quatraro, Kansas City Royals

Another bottom-feeder AL Central team’s manager is near the top of the oddsboards. Although Kansas City still has many questions, especially in the bullpen, they made a concerted effort to surround new franchise player Bobby Witt Jr. with a winning roster.

The Royals finished last in the AL Central in Matt Quatraro‘s first season as manager. However, they have the young pieces to make a run this year, and adding veteran arms to the pitching staff and bullpen should make them more competitive in a wide-open division.

While their offseason moves certainly improved the team, the offense does not inspire much optimism. If Quatraro can lead the Royals to 70-80 wins, he will be well in contention to win Manager of the Year.

2024 AL Manager of the Year Odds: Value Pick

Stephen Vogt, Cleveland Guardians

The top three in AL Manager of the Year odds all belong in the AL Central. This makes sense, considering that this division is the most uncertain in baseball. Two years ago, the Guardians made a surprise run to win the division on the backs of the youngest team in baseball.

The following season was a mess and ended up being the final year of Terry Francona’s tenure in Cleveland. First-time manager Stephen Vogt has been handed the reins and will look to get this team back on track.

Although the lineup is not great outside of Jose Ramirez and Josh Naylor, the Guardians once again feature a top-ranked pitching staff. If Vogt can get some of the young talent to hit the ball, Cleveland should be the favorite to win the Central, which would make Vogt a great value play for Manager of the Year odds.

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2024 NL Manager of the Year Odds: Favorites

Craig Counsell, Chicago Cubs

Craig Counsell left the NL Central champion Milwaukee Brewers for a job with a division rival, the Chicago Cubs. With the Brewers, Counsell won three division championships but never advanced further than the NLDS.

Despite his success, Counsell has not been recognized as Manager of the Year. Now that he is with one of the game’s premier franchises, he puts himself in a good spot to win the award if he can lead the Cubs to the postseason.

At BetMGM, the Cubs are +190 to win the NL Central. However, Counsell’s odds to win NL Manager of the Year at +600 may be the best value on the board if you believe the Cubs will make the playoffs. It is hard to imagine anyone but Counsell winning if he leads the Cubs to its first division title since 2020.

David Bell, Cincinnati Reds

The Central Divisions seem to be dominating the early Manager of the Year odds, and for good reason. Like the AL Central, the NL is wide-open.

Last season, the Cincinnati Reds became one of the most fun teams to watch with a fleet of youngsters, including Elly De La Cruz, Spencer Steer, Will Benson, and Christian Encarnacion-Strand. Although betting odds still have them listed behind the Cardinals and Cubs to win the division, David Bell‘s squad is primed for a playoff run.

The Reds have had winning seasons in three of Bell’s five seasons in charge, and this team may have the most ready talent. If Cincinnati can improve on last season and win the Central, Bell will almost certainly take home the Manager of the Year.

2024 NL Manager of the Year Odds: Value Pick

Carlos Mendoza, New York Mets

One year after a 100-win season in Queens, the Mets completely faceplanted in 2023, with 75 wins and a fourth-place NL East finish. Injuries played a significant role in the Mets’ collapse last season, and they have already started selling off some pieces from the 2022 team.

This year, they have a new manager, Carlos Mendoza, and a strong core of players. The starting lineup is depleted, but they filled it with high-upside players such as Luis Severino, Jose Quintana, and Sean Manaea.

The lineup also has a lot of star power with Francisco Lindor, Pete Alonso, and Francisco Alvarez. If the Mets can stay healthy, they have a shot at making a surprise run at the NL East crown, which would easily give Mendoza the edge in Manager of the Year.

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MLB Manager of the Year History: Previous Winners

Below, we have included the last 10 AL & NL Manager of the Year winners.

YearAL Manager of the YearTeamNL Manager of the YearTeam
2023Brandon HydeBaltimore OriolesSkip ShumakerMiami Marlins
2022Terry FranconaCleveland GuardiansBuck ShowalterNew York Mets
2021Kevin CashTampa Bay RaysGabe KaplerSan Francisco Giants
2020Kevin CashTampa Bay RaysDon MattinglyMiami Marlins
2019Rocco BaldelliMinnesota TwinsMike ShildtSt. Louis Cardinals
2018Bob MelvinOakland A'sBrian SnitkerAtlanta Braves
2017Paul MolitorMinnesota TwinsTorey LovulloArizona Diamondbacks
2016Terry FranconaCleveland IndiansDave RobertsLos Angeles Dodgers
2015Jeff BanisterTexas RangersJoe MaddonChicago Cubs
2014Buck ShowalterBaltimore OriolesMatt WilliamsWashington Nationals

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DJ Corrigan

DJ Corrigan

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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