There are some very talented young players in Major League Baseball this season, both in the American and National League.
Instead of looking at MLB betting lines all the time, future bets are a nice alternative to change things up.
Here are the latest MLB odds when it comes to National League Rookie of the Year.
NL Rookie of the Year Odds
Seiya Suzuki- Cubs (-130)
Last week: Suzuki’s cold streak continued last week as he went just 4-for-22 with eight strikeouts and to make matters worse, he left his last game early due to an ankle injury. If he has to miss time, his sizable lead in the NL Rookie of the Year race could diminish quickly.
This week: Assuming Suzuki will be back in the lineup during the next stretch of games, he could break out of his slump. The Cubs have a series with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates on tap.
Mackenzie Gore – Padres (+400)
Last week: The Padres lefty was solid once again in his last outing against Seiya Suzuki and the Chicago Cubs. He struck out six over five innings of work while allowing just three runs. His command was much improved as this was his first start this season where he did not walk a batter.
Next week: Gore’s next start will be his toughest test to date as he will face the Philadelphia Phillies on the road. The Phillies have a daunting lineup but the fact that Gore is left-handed may help him fair better in that ballpark.
Juan Yepez – Cardinals – (+1400)
Last week: Yepez was recently called up and he wasted no time in making an impact with the big club. In his first week of games, he hit .444 with two homers and drove in six. His hot start is a nice story to follow as he was not a highly touted prospect in the St. Louis system. It will be interesting to see if his success can be sustained.
Next week: The Cardinals and Yepez will be put to the test as their upcoming schedule includes a three-game series against the Giants which is followed by four games against the Mets. If Yepez can stay hot, he may just carve himself out a permanent role.
Alek Thomas – Diamondbacks (+2500)
Last week: The Diamondbacks No. 2 overall prospect hasn’t even played a week’s worth of games yet and his impact has already been felt. In his first four games, he’s hitting .385 with one homer and three runs batted in. Yes, the sample size is small but his talent is immense and he could climb up the odds board very fast.
Next week: Thomas could be in for a rough week as the Diamondbacks are heading off for a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers after their weekend series against Chicago. Thomas has shown his ability to hit every type of pitch in his first few games but he will see some of the best breaking balls in the league and his at-bats in LA will be telling of his potential.