Cole, deGrom remain clear favorites to win NL, AL Cy Young Awards

Jacob deGrom
Mets ace and NL Cy Young favorite Jacob deGrom.
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New York isn’t just the city that doesn’t sleep, it’s the city of marquee arms, as well.

Both Gerrit Cole of the Yankees and Jacob deGrom of the Mets are favored by sportsbooks to win the American League and National League Cy Young Awards in 2021.

Cole leads the league with four wins this season, striking out 62 in 37.2 innings of work to go with his 1.43 ERA over six starts.

Across town, deGrom continues to be the unquestionable ace of Major League Baseball, leading the show with a 0.51 ERA (two earned runs in 35 innings pitched) while tying Nolan Ryan’s record with 59 strikeouts over his first five starts. His ERA+ of 764 and average of 4.1 hits allowed per nine innings also leads MLB.

He was scratched from his last start on Tuesday due to right-side discomfort, but an MRI disclosed that it is not a serious issue.

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola. Kam Nedd-USA TODAY Sports

Down the list of NL Cy Young hopefuls is Phillies ace Aaron Nola, currently with the sixth-best odds as he’s battled some inconsistencies this season. In seven starts, he’s sporting a 2.89 ERA with 49 strikeouts and a 0.985 WHIP.

Here’s how the NL and AL Cy Young Award odds are shaking out, via OddsShark:

2021 AL Cy Young Award Odds

Gerrit Cole (NYY) +160
Shane Bieber (CLE) +325
Tyler Glasnow (TBR) +450
Lucas Giolito (CHW) +1100
Lance Lynn (CHW) +1300
Jose Berrios (MIN) +2000
Hyun Jin Ryu (TOR) +2200
Kenta Maeda (MIN) +2500
Jesus Luzardo (OAK) +2800
Shohei Ohtani (LAA) +4000
Zack Greinke (HOU) +4000
Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS) +4000
Dylan Bundy (BAL) +4000
Frankie Montas (OAK) +4500
Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) +4500
Corey Kluber (NYY) +5000
Luis Severino (NYY) +5000
Marco Gonzales (SEA) +5000
Dallas Keuchel (CHW) +5000
Andrew Heaney (LAA) +6000


2021 NL Cy Young Award Odds

Jacob deGrom (NYM) -120
Trevor Bauer (LAD) +1500
Corbin Burnes (MIL) +1600
Walker Buehler (LAD) +1800
Brandon Woodruff  (MIL) +1800
Aaron Nola (PHI) +2000
Yu Darvish (SD) +2400
Max Scherzer (WSH) +2800
Clayton Kershaw (LAD) +2800
Joe Musgrove (SD) +3300
Julio Urias (LAD) +4000
Zack Wheeler (PHI) +4000
Blake Snell (SD) +4000
Jack Flaherty (STL) +4500
Zac Gallen (ARI) +4500
Marcus Stroman (NYM) +5000
Luis Castillo (CIN) +5500
Pablo Lopez (MIA) +5500
Kevin Gausman (SFG) +6600
Mike Soroka (ATL) +6600
Carlos Carrasco (NYM) +6600