Aug 27, 2021; Oakland, CA; New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) walks towards the dugout after recording a strikeout against the Oakland A's. / © Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2021; Oakland, CA; New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) walks towards the dugout after recording a strikeout against the Oakland A's. / © Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

WynnBET first to release AL Cy Young odds for 2022 MLB season

In terms of future markets, there's something rather special about being first to the party— certainly, WynnBET understands this. We'd like our players to have adequate time allocated for preparation and execution. So, on this second Friday of 2022, from us to you (and before anyone else), here are our AL Cy Young winner odds for the 2022 MLB season ...

WynnBET first to release AL Cy Young odds for 2022 MLB season-1

You know what to do with these; just like with our early MLB win totals, head to WynnBET now and lock in your picks! At the moment, we have over 45 selections for the 2022 AL Cy Young market: Everyone from Gerrit Cole (+400) to Mike Minor (+50000).

Of course, we need to address the elephant in the room: MLB is currently in the midst of an owner's lockout. As of right now, all 30 team facilities are shut down. In the unlikely event that this lockout cancels the 2022 regular season, WynnBET will return all wagers.

"Given there will almost definitely be a season of some sort, there shouldn't be an issue with these actually being awarded ..."

- WynnBET Sr. Lead Trader Matt Lindeman

Last season, the American League Cy Young award went to Robbie Ray of the Toronto Blue Jays. A first-time winner, Ray pitched masterfully to a 13-7 overall record with a 2.84 ERA and 248 punch outs. Despite beginning the season 0-3, Ray rebounded early to have a wonderful 2021 campaign. At season's end, he showcased the lowest ERA among AL (starting) pitchers while also leading the league in strikeouts. Even more impressive, Ray beat out superstars Gerrit Cole and Shohei Ohtani to claim the award.

Off the top, here are some names and odds that jump out at me for the 2022 season (odds current as of Jan. 14th):

Gerrit Cole +400 | 2021 line: 16-8/3.23 ERA/243 SO

Shane Bieber +800 | 2021 line: 7-4/3.17 ERA/134 SO, *won award in 2020

Lance McCullers Jr.+1500 | 2021 line: 13-5/3.37 ERA/207 SO

Robbie Ray +1500 | 2021 line: 13-7/2.84 ERA/248 SO, *won award in 2021

Shohei Ohtani +2000 | 2021 line: 9-2/3.18 ERA/156 SO

Noah Syndergaard +20000 | 2021 line: Two innings pitched, *underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2020