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Checking in on AL Cy Young race heading into second half of season

We take a look at the AL Cy Young market on DraftKings Sportsbook at the mid-way point of the season.

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

The American League Cy Young race has two favorites at the top according to the oddsmakers on DraftKings Sportsbook, followed by a bit of a drop off in odds. Tampa Bay Rays young starting pitcher Shane McClanahan is the current favorite with +205 odds with veteran Houston Astros thrower Justin Verlander getting +260 odds to win the award. Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has the next best odds at +700.

2022 AL Cy Young odds at All-Star Break

The top two pitchers in this race have separated themselves among the rest, though plenty can happen post-All Star break with more than 2 months left in the regular season. It’s somewhat of a boring pick, but McClanahan has put together a fantastic season and will claim this award in Year 2 in the MLB. He made 18 starts this season with a 10-3 record and 1.71 ERA. Verlander already has two Cy Young awards in his career, and this is a good chance for a new pitcher to take it.

Pick: Shane McClanahan (+205)

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