With the 2021 MLB season just underway, it’s time to turn our attention to some of the newer offerings in the futures markets.
AL Rookie of the Year
The selections: Jarred Kelenic (10/1 at DraftKings) and Andrew Vaughn (20/1 at BetMGM), one unit each.
Randy Arozarena is the short favorite at 7/2, with Kelenic, Wander Franco, Ryan Mountcastle and Nate Pearson all near the top of the leaderboard at multiple sportsbooks. Vaughn, who made the White Sox’ Opening Day roster, is down to 11/1 at DraftKings but is 20/1 at BetMGM. Westgate opened Vaughn at 100/1, and I bet him at 100/1 and 60/1, so it’s nice to see him much shorter to start the season.
Kelenic, the Mets’ first-round pick in 2018, was not on the Mariners’ Opening Day roster, but he’ll be up the day after the Mariners gain an extra year of control over him, and when he’s up he’ll play every day.
I think there are a lot more contenders in the AL than the NL. If I didn’t already have money on Kelenic and Vaughn at better numbers, I’d bet them here at 10/1 and 20/1, respectively.
NL Rookie of the Year
The selection: Trevor Rogers (40/1 at…