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MLB awards 2024: Predicting Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Gold Glove winners and more

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Major League Baseball is close to returning with the flipping of the calendar welcoming the perfect time of year for America’s Pastime. As we preview the 2024 MLB season and spring training, there is a slew of MLB awards to predict for the coming year.

While the MLB MVP race often shapes legacies and enshrinement into the Baseball Hall of Fame, some other MLB awards can do the same. From earning a Cy Young to taking home a Gold Glove Award, honors are available for every position.

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There is also the All-MLB team, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year, with MLB ensuring that the best players and skippers all get recognized for their achievements.

MLB award predictions 2024: Cy Young Award predictions

Before diving into our 2024 Cy Young Award predictions for the National League and American League this season, we’ll take a quick look at the Cy Young odds for 2024 ahead of Opening Day per BetMGM.

Cy Young Award odds 2024

NL Cy Young 2024

  1. Spencer Strider, Braves – +525
  2. Zack Wheeler, Phillies – +900
  3. Logan Webb, Giants – +1200
  4. Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Dodgers – +1300
  5. Max Fried, Braves – +1400
  6. Zac Gallen Diamondbacks – +1400

AL Cy Young 2024

  1. Gerrit Cole, Yankees – +500
  2. Kevin Gausman, Blue Jays – +650
  3. Framber Valdez, Astros – +850
  4. Corbin Burnes, Orioles – +900
  5. Pablo Lopez, Twins – +1100
  6. Luis Castillo, Mariners – +1100

The AL’s Cy Young race is deeper than that in the National League. However, we’re bypassing the three odds-on favorites to come out on top of the American League. As for the NL, we’re less confident in Spencer Strider having the secondary pitches to compile the low ERA necessary to win the award. Logan Webb could, but the lack of wins in San Francisco hurts his candidacy.

  • NL Cy Young winner: Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Dodgers
  • AL Cy Young winner: Corbin Burnes, Baltimore Orioles

Yamamoto dominated in Japan last season, showcasing the stuff to be a front-line starter immediately for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Plus, the Dodgers lineup will give him the run support needed for a lot of wins and being one of the front-line starters for a World Series contender adds a narrative for voters. As for the AL, Corbin Burnes could be the piece to put the Orioles’ rotation over the top and if Baltimore wins the AL East led by Burnes, hell warrant taking home the honor.

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All-MLB Team 2024 predictions

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The All-MLB team was introduced in 2019, modeled after the NFL All-Pro Teams and All-NBA teams. There are first- and second-All MLB teams, with one player at each position receiving the honor. While the players are chosen with a 50-50 voting split between fans and a panel of baseball experts, we’re taking an early look at what could happen with our 2024 All-MLB team projections.

All-MLB First Team

  • C: Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
  • 1B: Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
  • 2B: Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • SS: Francisco Lindor, New York Mets
  • 3B: Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves
  • OF: Ronald Acuña Jr, Atlanta Braves
  • OF: Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
  • OF: Juan Soto, New York Yankees
  • DH: Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • SP: Corbin Burnes, Baltimore Orioles
  • SP: Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • SP: Gerrit Cole, New York Yankees
  • SP: Framber Valdez, Houston Astros
  • SP: Pablo Lopez, Minnesota Twins
  • RP: Josh Hader, Houston Astros
  • RP: Devin Williams, Milwaukee Brewers

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All-MLB Second Team

  • C: Sean Murphy, Atlanta Braves
  • 1B: Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 2B: Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
  • 3B: Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles
  • SS: Dansby Swanson, Chicago Cubs
  • OF: Julio Rodrigue, Seattle Mariners
  • OF: Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • OF: Fernando Tatís Jr, San Diego Padres
  • DH: Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
  • SP: Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies
  • SP: Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • SP: Max Fried, Atlanta Braves
  • SP: Sonny Gray, St. Louis Cardinals
  • SP: Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants
  • RP: Edwin Diaz, New York Mets
  • RP: Jhoan Duran, Minnesota Twins

2024 Gold Glove Award predictions

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MLB awards 18 Gold Glove Awards each year, with one player at each position in the National League and the American League receiving the honor. The Gold Glove Award has been awarded since 1957, honoring the best defenders at every position in each league with MLB managers accounting for 75% of the vote and analytics counting for 25% of the vote, per MLB.com.

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NL Gold Glove Award 2024 predictions

  • C: Patrick Bailey, San Francisco Giants
  • 1B: Matt Olson, Atlanta Braves
  • 2B: Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
  • 3B: Ke’Bryan Hayes, Pittsburgh Pirates
  • SS: Dansby Swanson, Chicago Cubs
  • LF: Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs
  • CF: Brenton Doyle, Colorado Rockies
  • RF: Fernando Tatís Jr, San Diego Padres
  • SP: Sonny Gray, St. Louis Cardinals

AL Gold Glove Award 2024 predictions

  • C: Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
  • 1B: Nathaniel Lowe, Texas Rangers
  • 2B: Andres Gimenez, Cleveland Guardians
  • 3B: Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles
  • SS: Anthony Volpe, New York Yankees
  • LF: Steven Kwan, Cleveland Guardians
  • CF: Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners
  • RF: Adolis Garcia, Texas Rangers
  • SP: Pablo Lopez, Minnesota Twins

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2024 MLB awards predictions: Rookie of the Year

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MLB has awarded the Rookie of the Year honor every year to the best rookie in each respective league. The Rookie of the Year is voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Let’s dive into an early look at the MLB Rookie of the Year candidates in 2024. Odds are courtesy of BetMGM.

NL Rookie of the Year 2024

  1. Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Dodgers – +200
  2. Jackson Chourio, Brewers – +800
  3. Jung Hoo Lee, Giants – +900
  4. Noelvi Marte, Reds – +900
  5. Shota Imanaga, Cubs – +1000

It will come as no surprise that our NL ROY pick is Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who we believe will emerge as a top front-line starter in the Dodgers’ rotation this season. While Jackson Chourio will likely develop into a perennial All-Star outfielder, Yamamoto. should be the much better contributor in 2024 and he’ll be doing it with the national spotlight on Los Angeles.

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AL Rookie of the Year 2024

  1. Evan Carter, Rangers – +275
  2. Jackson Holliday, Orioles – +300
  3. Wyatt Langford, Rangers – +700
  4. Colt Keith, Detroit Tigers – +1000
  5. Junior Caminero, Rays – +1000

There’s more risk with the AL ROY candidates this year outside of the favorites. Again, we prefer Jackson Holiday over Evan Carter long-term, but the Texas Rangers rookie could be more well-positioned for immediate success. For now, we’re taking Carter to win AL ROY in 2024.

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