Christian Yelich nearly won back-to-back National League MVP awards, and it looks like he’s one of the favorites again this year.
You probably don’t need Vegas to tell you that, but he is among some of the odds-on favorites to take home another MVP in this shortened season.
Bovada’s latest update has Yelich at +700 to win the 2020 NL MVP award, behind Los Angeles’ Mookie Betts (+285) and Atlanta’s Ronald Acuna, Jr. (+600). Washington’s Juan Soto (+800) and Philadelphia’s Bryce Harper (+1200) round out the top five contenders. Keston Hiura’s odds are at +8000, if you’re feeling a second-year breakout.
On the mound, Jacob deGrom is the favorite (+350) to win yet another Cy Young award, but Brandon Woodruff does make the board at +4000. Josh Hader also makes an appearance at +5000.
Hader is also among the favorites to lead the NL in saves, at least according to the sports books. He’s on the board at +650 as of this morning, behind only Kenley Jansen (+450), Craig Kimbrel (+550, if you like throwing your money away) and Kirby Yates (+550).
The Brewers don’t have any obvious contenders for Rookie of the Year, but if you’re feeling very lucky, you could put some money down on Drew Rasmussen at +5000 (looking at you, Brad).
Do you feel like the Brewers have any serious award contenders on the roster?