While the Colorado Rockies may not be expected to do much in the standings during the 2021 season, we saw some interesting odds regarding individual players and their potential chase of a Most Valuable Player or Cy Young award.
So which Colorado Rockies players are being mentioned as possibilities for MVP or Cy Young honors?
According to BetOnline.ag, Rockies shortstop Trevor Story is currently a 25-to-1 longshot to win National League MVP honors. Charlie Blackmon, meanwhile, sits at 50-to-1 for the same honor.
Of course, one of the biggest storylines for the Rockies entering the season is just how long Story will be a part of the franchise. Could Colorado trade him before the deadline? So far, a contract extension for Story hasn’t been discussed.
As a note, four of the five tops contenders within the NL MVP race have ties to the Rockies. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Mookie Betts is the current favorite for the honor at 13-to-2 while teammate Cody Bellinger is right behind at 15-to-2, tied for second with Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals.
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Just behind Bellinger and Soto are San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. (8-to-1) and former Rockies (and now St. Louis Cardinals) third baseman Nolan Arenado at 10-to-1.
On the pitching side, German Marquez, last year’s Opening Day starter for the Rockies, sits at 33-to-1 odds to win the NL Cy Young Award. Interestingly, the only other Rockies pitcher named in the Cy Young race is Jon Gray, who is listed at 66-to-1 odds.
Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets is the favorite to win the NL Cy Young (9-to-2 odds) while new Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer is second at 6-to-1. New Padres pitchers Yu Darvish (9-to-1) and Blake Snell (12-to-1) are also in the top five.
Of interest to Rockies fans on the American League MVP side, DJ LeMahieu of the New York Yankees is currently an 18-to-1 pick to bring home the honors while Bo Bichette of the Toronto Blue Jays (son of former Rockies outfielder Dante Bichette) stands at 33-to-1.