AL Rookie of the Year Odds 2024

William Schwartz
Last Updated: Mar 14, 2024

The American League Rookie of the Year race last year was a pretty predictable one, with Gunnar Henderson remaining among the favorites from wire to wire.

This year, there’s a new and exciting batch of youngsters coming into the American League, and only one can bring home the trophy.

Let’s take a look at some of the top AL Rookie of the Year candidates and dig into the latest MLB futures odds for this award.

AL Rookie of the Year Odds

MLB odds used for these AL Rookie of the Year best bets are from Tuesday, March 12, and courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook.

  • Jackson Holliday (+325)
  • Evan Carter (+375)
  • Wyatt Langford (+450)
  • Junior Caminero (+800)
  • Colt Keith (+950)
  • Parker Meadows (+1000)
  • Wilyer Abreu (+1500)
  • Nolan Schanuel (+1500)
  • Brooks Lee (+2000)
  • Ricky Tiedemann (+2500)
  • Heston Kjerstad (+3000)
  • Kyle Manzardo (+3000)
  • Marcelo Mayer (+3000)
  • Jasson Dominguez (+3000)

AL Rookie of the Year Best Bet

Evan Carter (+375)

There are a lot of promising prospects on this list, but I am not about to bet against the one who already meaningfully contributed to a successful World Series run.

In 75 regular-season at-bats towards the end of last year, Carter racked up an outrageous 1.058 OPS. He was almost as good in the playoffs, putting up a 0.917 figure to go along with an even .300 batting average, including .286 in the World Series.

All Rookie of the Year candidates are top talents.

Carter is already a champion, and he’s the right pick at these odds.

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AL Rookie of the Year Favorites

Jackson Holliday (+325)

Holliday is the betting favorite for a reason.

He has risen through the minor-league ranks outrageously fast, and as the son of seven-time All-Star Matt Holliday, he has had all of the preparation you could ever hope for.

Holliday has shown flashes of his dad’s power, even though quality contact has generally been his hallmark in the minors.

The only question is whether he’ll be able to adjust to the big leagues quickly enough at the age of 20, but if there’s any team that can usher him to early success, it’s these Orioles.

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Wyatt Langford (+450)

Langford is another Texas Rangers youngster who can absolutely mash.

He smacked 21 homers in 64 games as a Florida Gator last year, and then after getting drafted, hit 10 more in 44 games.

This spring, he’s running an OPS of 1.300 across 36 plate appearances as he looks to play his way into the MLB squad.

If he keeps up these performances, he’ll be well on his way to a roster spot and more.

AL Rookie of the Year Contenders

Junior Caminero (+800)

Caminero had a tough time in a short stint with the Rays last year, but his minor league performances indicate that he’s well on the way to a solid career.

After all, he is just 20 years old, so he has plenty of time to rise. The only question is how quickly will that be.

Caminero will start the season with Triple-A Durham, so he’ll need to make an impact quickly to get back to the big leagues early enough to accumulate a Rookie of the Year-worthy resume.

Colt Keith (+950)

Keith has a great chance to make a big impact at the MLB level this year.

The Detroit Tigers likely aren’t ready to contend just yet, so they’ll be more than happy to get him up to speed and give him plenty of at-bats.

That would be a good investment in a great talent, who is coming off of a pair of excellent minor league seasons ahead of what will presumably be his first extended shot in the big leagues.

Given that opportunity, this price is intriguing.

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AL Rookie of the Year Sleepers

Heston Kjerstad (+3000)

Never bet against the Baltimore Orioles’ ability to develop a prospect after recent successes like Adley Rutschman and Henderson, the reigning winner of this award.

The versatile Kjerstad should have a significant role this season, as there are plenty of ways for him to get into a lineup.

Ever since the 2022 Fall League, he’s been playing some really solid ball and should be ready to chip in as the O’s look to push to the top.

Jasson Dominguez (+3000)

With a home run off Justin Verlander in his first-ever Major League at-bat, Dominguez showed that he deserves all of the hype after a short MLB stint last summer.

However, it’s not clear when he’ll be back, although the start of June looks like a realistic target.

Will that be enough time to build a case? It has been on rare occasions, and Dominguez is a candidate to defy these longer odds.

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Past AL Rookie of the Year Winners

2023: Gunnar Henderson

2022: Julio Rodriguez

2021: Randy Arozarena

2020: Kyle Lewis

2019: Yordan Alvarez

2018: Shohei Ohtani

2017: Aaron Judge

2016: Michael Fulmer

2015: Carlos Correa

2014: Jose Abreu


William Schwartz

As a former athlete and lifetime fan, sports have always been a huge part of my life. I've written about them for almost as long as I've been watching and playing them, from a blog I wrote with a friend in middle school, to journalism classes at the University of Michigan, to today. I hope to bring you entertaining coverage, strong analysis, and profitable betting picks on any and all sports, whether it's baseball, college football, European soccer, or anything in between.

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