Throughout the season I will do periodic appearances for major awards. I’ve already taken a look several times at both MVP and Cy Young prospects for each league. Now is the time to give children their rights. Let’s take a look at the current Rookie of the Year odds in each league.

National League

It’s been more than a week, but the Pirates have a favorite betting on Vanilla Cruise +350. Braves center fielder Michael Harris is at +375. Padres pitcher Mackenzie Gore and Braves Hurler Spencer Stryder both sit at +550. The Cardinals’ second baseman Nolan Gorman is at +650 and his teammate, Utility Man Brendan Donovan, is at +1000.

Overvalued
Cruise
It’s a lot of fun and he’s a statcast superstar, but it’s interesting to start so late and post a low batting average (.222 so far) and a rough strikeout rate (11K, 36 BB in 36 at-bats) Is and its long-term ceiling is probably the highest here, but favorite? For this season? Nah.

Harris Up to this point there may be a winner. He is a great defender in premium position while hitting for power and average and also providing value on the basepath. I’m sure he’ll be a good defender and baseman, but I’m skeptical of being killed. Given the extreme strike-out-to-walk ratio and the luck of the bat-ball so far, he’s going to hit the rest of the way to this point. There will also be a period when the league adapts to him and he will be given the task of adapting to those adjustments. With just 43 career games in Double-A and zero in Triple-A, I’m not sure he’s ready to deal with it yet. Let’s remember that we’re just talking about winning the best rookie of the year in 2022. I think he will be a great player in the long run.

Blondes It is very valuable for the padres as they have used their organizational depth to get out of rotation injuries. He had recently played two terrible games in a row, yet he made a comeback by playing five scoreless innings last time. Still, he is in 591/3 innings this season. If we looped into the Arizona Fall League and added it to his work in the minor boys, he threw just 62 1/3 innings last season. He can’t pick up the workload needed for an early pitcher to win this award.

Potential value?
Cardinals Utility Man / DH Juan Yepez Is sitting at +1500. It’s too low. He has hit .277 / .322 / .497 (133 OPS +) in 48 games with eight doubles, nine homers, 24 RBIs and 21 runs.

At +2000, Cub Utility Man Christopher Morel Stat-stuffing is the kind of talent that can take this thing. He has played in only 38 games, but he has nine doubles, two triplets, five homers, 16 RBIs, 25 runs and seven steals. Diamondback Center fielder Alec Thomas +2500 and plays seven doubles, six homers, four stella and excellent defense in 45 games.

How about the Reds starting pitcher Graham Ashcraft At +15000. Starting with seven, he is 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA (145 ERA +) and 1.09 WHIP. He worked in 111 innings (or nearly double the output of the gore) last season, so expect him to stay even stronger this season. Moreover, these are ridiculously long possibilities.

Selection
I thought about Gorman, but he hit 40 times in 118 overs, and the rise of Donovan and Yepez limited his playing time a bit, I think. I’m going here with Yepez. In the last two days, his chances have dropped from +2000 to +1500 and he has. It will also be on major display for the contestant.

American League

Julio Rodriguez is a favorite of the Mariners at 130. Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena is second on +325 and Royals shortstop Bobby Witt, Jr. Then is at +430. Orioles catcher Adele Rutsman (+1200), Tigers outfielder Riley Green (+2500) and twins starting pitcher Joe Ryan (+2500) have a big dip ahead, but it’s a top-heavy field.

Overvalued
I didn’t actually get anything here. There are some that I will not bet on, but the chances here increase very quickly so there is not much that is unrealistic.

Potential value?
Rutshman
It started slowly – it’s always amazing to me when that happens and people wonder “what’s wrong?” – But in his last 16 games .310 has been hit with .638 slugging. He didn’t become a homer until the 21st game, but he hit second and third home runs in the last five games, respectively. The Orioles are 14-11 this month and have just six games under .500 in total. People will start to notice.

It’s going to be extremely difficult to pit the pitcher against Rodriguez, Witt, Ratchaman and others, but 11 early Ryan Is 3-3 with 3.20 ERA (120 ERA +), 1.12 WHIP and 1.3 WAR. Of course, he’s in 59 innings and only worked in 92 2/3 minor and major players last season.

Spencer Torkelson (+4500) is bad this season. He has 68 OPS +, has only four home runs in 240 plate appearances and is the last dead in the war. He also has the type of power that means he can go on the wave and jump directly into the thickness of the race. Last season, he scored 30 home runs in 121 games at three minor-league levels. I think the field is very crowded here, but it would be appropriate to make some changes.

Jaren Duran (+10000) Only played in 13 games, but he’s hitting .327 / .386 / .500 and he’s hitting the leadoff. If he stays that way and is in a high-profile team, he can pile up runs.

Selection
I think Rodriguez is going to win. It doesn’t have the biggest value right now, but who cares when you get a winner? Rodríguez is electrifying and filling the state sheet for a while, hitting .276 / .337 / .452 (129 OPS +) with 15 doubles, one triple, 11 homers, 35 RBI, 40 runs, 19 steals and 2.9 WAR. We also talked about the place start with Ratsman, but we also recently lost 12 games in Julio’s career, but he reached .301 / .360 / .506. He is already showing himself a star and his start on Ratshaman is good.

Rutschman is a backup pick in good chances. At the moment, I would be very shocked if anyone outside of Rodriguez, Rutschmann, Pena and Witt won this.