SEATTLE — The American League’s managers aren’t the only group that believes Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is the American League’s top pitcher. The King is also now a 9-4 favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award in the latest odds posted by Bovada, the online gaming service.
Bovada puts Hernandez’s chances slightly ahead of Chicago lefty Chris Sale, who is posted at 3-1. Detroit right-hander Max Scherzer, the 2013 recipient, is third at 6-1, followed by Oakland right-hander Sonny Gray and Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber at 7-1.
Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is tied for third in Bovada’s odds to win the AL’s Most Valuable Player award. Cano and Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu are each listed at 10-1. Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout is a prohibitive favorite at 2-5, while Detroit first baseman Miguel Cabrera is 7-1. Cabrera was the 2012 and 2013 recipient.