Baseball Futures : Arms Race for AL CY Young

Boundless baseball futures are available for one to bet on here at HRWager.  A race of intrigue that has three candidates with good prices on them is the AL Cy Young future.  While there is no lack of quality arms in the American League, situations that the hurlers find themselves in can greatly reduce or eliminate all practical chances.  Let us look at some the favorites and others that are eliminated from contention but the linesmakers dont even know it.

Baseball Futures : All About Setting

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The longer that the Houston Astro’s stay in the race, the more that Dallas Keuchel’s plowhorse mentality will pay off for him.  Right now here is the favorite at +125 over Chris Sale +150 because of the relevance of his team in the playoff hunt.  If they collapse in August then Sale’s superior numbers come into play.  Chris Sale of the White Sox has an AL leading WHIP, FIP, strikouts, and K’s/9.  These are the glory numbers that most gravitate between candidates on non playoff teams.  With Houston’s tendency to slump with their offense, Sale has better chances than Keuchel at their current prices.

Perpetual Candidates

Lets eliminate David Price at +700 right away.  Detroit will have a devil of a time squeaking into the playoffs and he needs his team to dominate and not just be in the race.  Sonny Gray of Oakland +400 has the stigma that all those pitching trades crushed Oakland.  They will not be in it this year and their staff will not get the benefit of the doubt from the writers anytime soon. Now we come to King Felix.  Another very good year but it is worse by far individually and team then what saw him earn a second place nod last year.  Do not wager on him either.

Chris Archer is a nice story from Tampa but he needs them to win to have people overlook his only so so stats.  In the end, as long as Houston does not cliff dive in the AL West then it is Keuchels to lose right now.  His price is good for a short term investment on this award.  Good fortune in wagering on the AL Cy Young Award future and we will talk again tomorrow here at HRWager.

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