The 2023 MLB season features several compelling storylines surrounding pitchers. With most of the favorites going into this season out of the race, there is a very compelling NL Cy Young award race going on. Here, we look at the favorites to win that race and make our MLB betting picks for this individual award market.
2023 NL Cy Young Odds
NL CY YOUNG HANDICAPPING
Blake Snell, San Diego Padres
Blake Snell has come out of nowhere to be the clear favorite to win the NL Cy Young in 2023. He has become the league leader in ERA on the year, as he has served as one of the few bright spots in a bad season for the San Diego Padres. Snell’s individual stats are excellent this season, and he should win this award despite the Padres being a massive disappointment in the NL West.
Justin Steele, Chicago Cubs
Also deserving credit for staying in the NL Cy Young race is Justin Steele of the Chicago Cubs. Steele has been very good all season long, but has really come on in the second half of the year, keeping the Cubs in the Wild Card race despite injuries to pitchers like Marcus Stroman. While it looks like Steele may come up short in the race for this award, the fact that he is the only plausible challenger left for Snell at the conclusion of the regular season is impressive nonetheless.
Who Will Win the NL Cy Young Award?
Going into this season, we took Scherzer to win the NL Cy Young award. But that did not pan out, as he wasn’t good enough and has been traded to the American League. Instead, Blake Snell is the only real choice to win the NL Cy Young award going forward, as he has really separated himself from the pack in the second half of the season.