Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is the betting favorite to win the American League Cy Young Award, according to Bovada.lv, an online gaming site.
Bovada installed Hernandez as a 2/3 favorite with Cleveland right-hander Corey Kluber as next in line at 11/10. Hernandez improved to 15-6 and won the AL ERA crown at 2.14 after pitching 5 1/3 scoreless innings Sunday in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in the Mariners' final game of the season.
Kluber finished at 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA.
The Cy Young Award is determined by a panel of 30 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. That panel consists of two members from each chapter in the AL's 15 cities.
Ballots must be returned prior to the start of postseason. The winner will be announced Nov. 12 on MLB Network.
Hernandez previously won the award in 2010. He finished second in 2009, fourth in 2012 and eighth in 2013.
Bovada did not list odds for three of the BBWAA's awards because of what it views as prohibitive favorites: Angels outfielder Mike Trout for the AL's Most Valuable Player Award; White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu as the AL's Rookie of the Year; and Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw for the National League's Cy Young Award.
Odds on other awards:
NL Rookie of the Year:
Mets pitcher Jacob DeGrom: 1/3
Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton: 2/1
Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw: 1/2
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton: 3/1
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen: 3/1
Bovada also posted odds on each of the 10 postseason participants for winning the World Series.
Los Angeles Angels 5/1
Los Angeles Dodgers 5/1
Washington Nationals 11/2
Detroit Tigers 6/1
Baltimore Orioles 13/2
St. Louis Cardinals 8/1
Oakland Athletics 11/1
San Francisco Giants 12/1
Pittsburgh Pirates 14/1
Kansas City Royals 16/1