NL Rookie of the Year Odds & Best Bets 2023

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2023

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cincinnati Reds have been two of the surprise teams in MLB in 2023. They have produced some of the best moments and given fans of each team and otherwise reasons to tune in daily.

It would be a surprise not to see a number of players from those respective teams atop the National League Rookie of the Year odds.

It appears that if you’re not on either of those teams, you don’t have a shot at winning the award for first-year players.

Regardless, let’s look at the odds for NL Rookie of the Year.

NL Rookie of the Year Odds 2024

NL Rookie of the Year MLB betting odds are current as of Friday, August 10, from BetMGM Sportsbook.

  • Corbin Carroll, OF, Diamondbacks (-5000)
  • Matt McLain, SS, Reds (+2000)
  • Elly De La Cruz, 3B/SS, Mets (+2500)
  • Francisco Alvarez, C, Mets (+4000)
  • Kodai Senga, SP, Mets (+5000)
  • Andrew Abbott, SP, Reds (+6600)
  • Spencer Steer, 1B/3B, Reds (+8000)
  • Eury Pérez, SP, Marlins (+15000)
  • Jordan Walker, OF, Cardinals (+20000)

The odds. They’re not great. This is Carroll’s award to lose.

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NL Rookie of the Year Best Bet 2024

Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks (-5000)

BetMGM Sportsbook

What else can be said about Corbin Carroll? His cool July/August has taken him out of the NL MVP conversation (if there is one), but his stranglehold on ROY is there.

Unless you are a whale bettor who wants to have your juiced mega-bet on Carroll to win featured on social media, move on.

NL Rookie of the Year Contenders 2024

Matt McLain, Cincinnati Reds (+2000)

BetMGM Sportsbook

McLain has been Captain Clutch for the Wild Card and NL Central contenders. His defense is superior to teammate EDLC, and his hitting has been as consistent as a metronome.

That said, McLain is a distant second for ROY and a no-bet.

See the latest MLB futures odds and picks

NL Rookie of the Year Sleepers 2024

Francisco Alvarez, New York Mets (+4000)

BetMGM Sportsbook

The hitting has been spotty, but what Alvarez offers as a signal caller and defensive catcher has been a joy to watch.

Considering the tire fire that has been the Mets season, Alvarez finishing top three for this award is something to get excited about. The pitching staff for the ‘Amazins’ is going to have a near-elite catcher to work with in the short term, and potential perennial Gold Glove winner moving forward.

Elly De La Cruz, Cincinnati Reds (+2500)

BetMGM Sportsbook

It’s a shame that EDLC’s hitting fell off a cliff, but his name being in the lineup is enough already to force opposing teams to game plan every at bat to keep him off the base paths.

Elly has a lot to work on whenever the Reds season ends, but his future is among the brightest in baseball. McLain and EDLC are going to be the leaders of a young, exciting, and potentially great Cincy ballclub.


Jeff Hicks

Jeff is the Digital Content Coordinator at The Game Day. He has been covering sports in some fashion for a decade. He has been published on Yahoo Fantasy, 4for4, FantasyLabs, The Action Network, Bleacher Report, Daily Herald (IL), and numerous others. His first published piece was a poem in 8th grade, so naturally he progressed to sports writing.

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