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Giancarlo Stanton wins 2022 MLB All-Star Game MVP

The Yankees DH belted a two-run HR to tie it early and help the American League win its 9th straight ASG.

Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees looks on during the 2022 T-Mobile Home Run Derby at Dodger Stadium on July 18, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is set for first pitch at 8 p.m. ET at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. We got quite the show on Monday night with Juan Soto defeating rookie Julio Rodriguez to win the 2022 Home Run Derby 19-18. J-Rod had one of the more memorable HR Derby performances ever, particularly as a rookie.

Now we set our sights to the All-Star Game. Clayton Kershaw is on the hill to start the top of the first for the National League. Shane McClanahan will follow him for the American League. After that, we don’t know what pitcher rotation there will be but we know Shohei Ohtani won’t be on the mound for the AL. That could have an impact on his MVP odds for the game. Below is a full list of the odds pre-game and we’ll provide updates throughout the night with who has the edge based on performance.

MLB All-Star Game MVP winner

Giancarlo Stanton (+1500) wins All-Star Game MVP in 2022

The Yankees DH was able to beat out Byron Buxton, who also homered, for ASG MVP. The AL ended up winning a snoozefest 3-2 to extend their win streak in the ASG to nine straight games. It was really always between Buxton and Stanton all game.

Ninth inning update — We’ll see if the NL can tie the game and give us someone other than Buxton or Stanton as MVP of the ASG. If the NL ties it, we go to the derby and all bets are off. We could see Kyle Tucker end up winning MVP. Or Kyle Schwarber. It will create for some high-drama.

Seventh inning stretch — No one has separated themselves from Buxton and Stanton and it’s looking more and more likely that one of those two will win MVP. Unless the NL ties it and it goes to the HR Derby to win the game. For the AL, it would be Ty France, Julio Rodriguez and Kyle Tucker. The NL would have Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Kyle Schwarber. Just a little food for thought if you’re in-game betting as well.

Fourth inning update — Well, that didn’t take long for a more important run to be scored. Byron Buxton followed Stanton up by going yard to give the AL a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. Buxton was +1400 and Stanton was +1500 to win MVP before the game started.

Fourth inning update — The AL has tied it (WE WANT A TIE) on a Giancarlo Stanton two-run shot to left field. The score is 2-2 and Stanton may have taken the lead for MVP on that hit. The thing is you’d expect someone has to get a bigger hit than Stanton to break the tie, so we’ll see what happens. If it goes to a HR Derby to prove the winner, whoever wins it for whichever team you’d have to think gets MVP, right? It’s a weird format change that could have big betting implications.

Third inning update — The offense has ground to a halt but the entertainment continues. The MLB is actually doing a good job marketing players in this game. The pitchers are dominating, which is fine to watch while the players interact while mic’d up. The pace of play is also pretty great. We’ll still say Goldschmidt is in the lead for NL MVP along with Betts.

Second inning update — Alek Manoah told Alcantara to hold his beer. Manoah came out in the bottom of the inning and struck out three batters, including Ronald Acuna Jr. at the top of the lineup. He was also killing it while mic’d up.

Second inning update — Sandy Alcantara came in for Kershaw and looked as dominant as ever with two Ks and a ground out by Tim Anderson. The players Alcantara made look silly were Giancarlo Stanton and Byron Buxton. Both are pretty good. Alcantara may have a case if he gets another inning and fans the side.

First inning update — GOLDY! Paul Goldschmidt belts a solo HR and that may be enough to overtake Betts at the moment. The National League is raking off McClanahan, so we could see the AL bullpen early in this one.

First inning update — Mookie Betts is your early MVP leader in-game after an RBI single off McClanahan in the bottom of the inning. Ronald Acuna Jr. scored after leading off with a double off the Rays ace.

Update — Nevermind. Ohtani got picked off at first by Clayton Kershaw. Rafael Devers walked, Vlad Jr. grounded into a fielder’s choice to short and Aaron Judge struck out in the first for the AL. Ohtani’s hit still gives him the early edge if he gets another AB or two.

Update — Welp, give it to Ohtani now. He just singled on the first pitcher of the game.

Pre-game picks — We’ve seen some decent line movement in this market since the HR Derby. That event impacted odds the most. Soto and J-Rod saw significant boosts in their odds since the market opened. Byron Buxton also moved up as a result of starting in CF in place of Mike Trout. Ohtani and Aaron Judge remain the favorites at the top of the board.

There’s value in Soto at +2000. There’s also some value in someone like Kershaw, who has a bit of narrative if the NL can pull off a win. You’ll have to take that into consideration as well. The AL has won eight straight All-Star Games and has dominated since the year 2000 at 17-3-1. Kershaw is at +3000 and Betts is at +750 if you like the hometown narrative enough. Really sprinkling on a handful of long-shots you like is the way to enjoy the ASG. Austin Riley at +4500 feels like a great value considering how hot he was at the plate before the break.

MLB All-Star Game MVP odds

Shohei Ohtani +390, 1B
Aaron Judge +500, K
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. +750
Mookie Betts +750, RBI 1B
Byron Buxton +1400, K
Giancarlo Stanton +1500, K
Paul Goldschmidt +1500, HR
Trea Turner +1600
Manny Machado +1700
Rafael Devers +2000
Julio Rodriguez +2000
Ronald Acuna Jr. +2000, 2B
Juan Soto +2000
Clayton Kershaw +3000
Joc Pederson +3000
Pete Alonso +3500
Freddie Freeman +4500
Willson Contreras +4500
Austin Riley +4500
William Contreras +5000
Tim Anderson +5000
Shane McClanahan +6500
Sandy Alcantara +6500
Ty France +7000
Jose Ramirez +7000
Alejandro Kirk +7000
Xander Bogaerts +7000
Luis Arraez +7000
Kyle Schwarber +7000
Travis d’Arnaud +7000
Corey Seager +7000
Devin Williams +7500
Kyle Tucker +7500
C.J. Cron +7500
Dansby Swanson +9000
Jeff McNeil +10000
Andres Gimenez +10000
Andrew Benintendi +10000
Jose Trevino +10000
Ian Happ +10000
Santiago Espinal +10000
J.D. Martinez +10000
Garrett Cooper +10000
Jake Cronenworth +10000

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