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  • See each contender’s odds of winning the 2023 AL and NL MVP awards
  • Shohei Ohtani (AL) and Ronald Acuna (NL) are the favorites in the 2023 MLB MVP odds as of April 
  • The graphs below track the changes in the NL MVP odds & AL over the course of the season

This page tracks the odds to win the 2023 AL and NL MVP awards, averaging the odds from online sportsbooks in the United States and Canada. The opening odds favor 2021 American League MVP Shohei Ohtani and 2021 NL-runner up Juan Soto.

Use the anchors below to jump to the American League MVP odds or National League MVP odds.

2023 AL MVP Odds


American League MVP Favorites

Player (Team) Odds
Shohei Ohtani (LAA) -125
Aaron Judge (NYY) +800
Vladimir Guerrero Jr (TOR) +1200
Wander Franco (TB) +1800
Mike Trout (LAA) +2000
Yordan Alvarez (HOU) +2500
Randy Arozarena (TB) +3000
Adley Rutschman (BAL) +3500
Marcus Semien (TEX) +4500
Kyle Tucker (HOU) +5000
Bo Bichette (TOR) +5000
Rafael Devers (BOS) +5000
Yandy Diaz (TB) +5000
Matt Chapman (TOR) +7500
Jose Ramirez (CLE) +7500
Byron Buxton (MIN) +10000

Odds as of May 21 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

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AL MVP Race Timeline

  • Apr. 17: Ohtani’s AL MVP odds have improved in the first six weeks of the season. The 2021 MVP is as short as +120 at DraftKings, with reigning-winner Aaron Judge still second but at a distant +700.
  • Feb. 23: Shohei Ohtani is a short +200 favorite in the opening AL MVP odds, with 2022-winner Aaron Judge second at +450. 

2023 NL MVP Odds

National League MVP Favorites

Player (Team) Odds
Ronald Acuna Jr (ATL) +140
Pete Alonso (NYM) +1300
Mookie Betts (LAD) +1500
Juan Soto (SD) +1600
Fernando Tatis Jr (SD) +2000
Freddie Freeman (ATL) +2000
Bryce Harper (PHI) +2000
Paul Goldschmidt (STL) +2000
Max Muncy (LAD) +2500
Sean Murphy (ATL) +2500
Xander Bogaerts (SD) +3000
Matt Olson (ATL) +4000
Austin Riley (ATL) +4500
Will Smith (LAD) +5500
Manny Machado (SD) +5500
Nolan Gorman (STL) +6500
Francisco Lindor (NYM) +7000
Trea Turner (PHI) +7500
Ozzie Albies (ATL) +8000
Nolan Arenado (STL) +8000
Christian Yelich (MIL) +8000
Luis Arraez (MIA) +8000

Odds as of May 21.

NL MVP Race Timeline

  • Apr. 17: Braves star Ronald Acuna has started fast and sits atop the 2023 NL MVP odds across sportsbooks, with Pete Alonso, Mookie Betts, or Trea Turner listed as second favorites depending on the site.
  • Feb. 23: Juan Soto (+540) has opened as the 2023 NL MVP favorite, followed by Mookie Betts (+810) and reigning-winner Paul Goldschmidt (+960).

MLB MVP Winners by Position

AL MVP Winners by Position

Position Number of MVP Winners
Outfield 33
First Base 16
Pitcher 13
Shortstop 9
Catcher 8
Third Base 8
Second Base 5
Designated Hitter 1

NL MVP Winners by Position

Position Number of MVP Winners
Outfield 35
First Base 16
Pitcher 10
Third Base 10
Catcher 8
Shortstop 7
Second Base 6

MLB MVP Winners by Team

AL MVP Winners by Team

Team Number of MVP Winners
New York Yankees 21
Detroit Tigers 11
Oakland A’s 11
Boston Red Sox 11
Texas Rangers 6
Baltimore Orioles 5
Chicago White Sox 5
Minnesota Twins 5
Los Angeles Angels 5
Milwaukee Brewers 3
Cleveland Indians 2
Seattle Mariners 2
Toronto Blue Jays 2
Kansas City Royals 1
Houston Astros 1

NL MVP Winners by Team

Team Number of MVP Winners
St. Louis Cardinals 18
San Francisco Giants 13
Cincinnati Reds 12
Los Angeles Dodgers 11
Chicago Cubs 9
Philadelphia Phillies 8
Atlanta Braves 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Colorado Rockies 1
San Diego Padres 1
Houston Astros 1
Miami Marlins 1
Milwaukee Brewers 2
Washington Nationals 1

Archived MLB MVP Odds: 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

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