The only upside to the end of the college football season, as far as I could see, was that it signaled the start of my pre-season baseball studies. Baseball is my favorite sport to watch, break and bet on, so you can imagine why this is my favorite time of year.
While I’m teasing WynnBET Sportsbook This afternoon, killing time before the college basketball game ended, I noticed that several MLB futures contracts were released. One of them in particular caught my eye: the 2022 odds to win the American League Cy Young Award.
So I think what better way to get an early start to the upcoming season than by breaking down some of the best pitchers in the AL. Let’s see again Odds at WynnBET and then break down some notable candidates.
Gerrit Cole may be the best pitcher in baseball not yet to win the Cy Young Award. He’s placed second in the vote two of the past three years and in fifth place in every vote for the past four years. He should be a reasonable favorite to win right?
Well, that depends on how he adjusts to the “sticky” ban. Cole admits that it is difficult to hold the ball and has used those to assist as most pitchers in the league have done. However, after the ban, Cole’s ERA was 4.15. While he is also dealing with a hamstring injury, the timing of his decline must have left you wondering.
The McCullers are one of the only players on this list who aren’t the #1 pick on their team. Officially, Justin Verlander is the first starter for the Astros. However, this does not automatically mean that the McCullers are playing second to anyone on this team. The McCullers will once again be trusted when Verlander is 39 and coming out on Tommy John.
The 28-year-old came in seventh in the AL vote with a 13-5, 3.16 ERA and 1.22 WHIP record. #1 starter or not, McCullers are the real top dog in Houston.
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