NL Cy Young odds 2023
NL Cy Young predictions 2023 contain Blake Snell, Justin Steele, and Kodai Senga. Logan Webb, Spencer Strider, and Zac Gallen also belong to the list.
Padres best pitcher Snell has the best odds of -750 by Draft Kings Sportsbook for winning the NL Cy Young Award in 2023. Steele is following behind with +550 odds from DKS.
While Sandy Alcántara was the unanimous winner of the NL Cy Young award in 2022, he is not among the candidates this season because of his arm injury. The competition this year is tough between more capable prospects with lower ERA and strikeout rates.
The voters usually consider Earned Runs Average and the ability to restrict allowed runs over in total. Similarly, the strikeout rate, number of pitching innings, Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched, and control over the game are also used by the BBWAA writers to decide on their vote.
Here are the ten best NL Cy Young odds 2023 for the candidates as per the MLB Sportsbooks;
- Blake Snell (-750 per DraftKings)
- Justin Steele (+550 per DraftKings)
- Spencer Strider (+750 per Bet365)
- Kodai Senga (+7000 per Fanduel)
- Logan Webb (+7000 per Fanduel)
- Zac Gallen (+8000 per DraftKings)
- Zack Wheeler (+9000 per DraftKings)
- Clayton Kershaw (+1000 per DraftKings)
- Corbin Burnes (+15000 per DraftKings)
Padres starter Snell is the prime candidate for the NL Cy Young this season leading the pitching performance in every aspect. Moreover, he is also a former winner of the 2018 award in the American League when playing with the Rays.
Snell has the lowest 2.33 ERA this season along with 227 Strikeouts and a 1.20 WHIP which make his case much stronger than any other candidates. Senga and Steele are the closest competitors in the National League being the only other two with an ERA of 3.0 and lower.
Senga from the New York Mets surprised many with his control over the game and low ERA records in 2023. He is the only other player with an ERA below 3.0 apart from Snell this year.
The MLB ranking for allowing Earned Runs also places Senga behind Snell with only 53 ER till 23 September. Moreover, he has also made 197 Strikeouts in a total of 161.1 innings pitched throughout the season. Senga has won 12 out of 28 games that he started this year.
The former records for Cy Young awards have rarely mentioned pitchers with more than 3.0 ERA. Although it is not the only factor in deciding the vote, it plays a vital role in gaining the favor of voters. Having controlled a whole game with no-hitters while striking out more batters over the season will also lead to a favorable position.
Justin Steele also has better odds of gaining the title if he finishes the season with an ERA below three and better strikeout rates. However, Spencer Strider and Zac Gallen could also lead the rankings with their high strikeout rates and WHIP score.