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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 both odds-on favorites in the 2023 MLB MVP odds as of mid-July
  • The graphs below track the changes in the NL MVP odds & AL MVP odds 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) -750
Corey Seager (TEX) +1700
Marcus Semien (TEX) +3500
Wander Franco (TB) +3500
Bo Bichette (TOR) +3500
Randy Arozarena (TB) +3500
Vladimir Guerrero Jr (TOR) +7000
Jose Ramirez (CLE) +8000
Adley Rutschman (BAL) +8500
Kyle Tucker (HOU) +8500
Luis Robert Jr (CHW) +10000
Yandy Diaz (TB) +10000

Odds as of July 11 at FanDuel Sportsbook.

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AL MVP Race Timeline

  • June 14: Ohtani has shortened to -239 while Judge has faded to +970. Third-favorite Alvarez is now way back at +240 in the AL MVP odds.
  • 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) -330
Mookie Betts (LAD) +600
Freddie Freeman (LAD) +1200
Juan Soto (SD) +3000
Corbin Carroll (ARI) +3500
Luis Arraez (MIA) +4200
Matt Olson (ATL) +5000
Paul Goldschmidt (STL) +5000
Fernando Tatis Jr (SD) +7500
Christian Yelich (MIL) +7500
Pete Alonso (NYM) +8000
Sean Murphy (ATL) +10000
Brandon Nimmo (NYM) +15000
Will Smith (LAD) +15000
Ketel Marte (ARI) +15000

Odds as of July 11, 2023. 

NL MVP Race Timeline

  • June 14: Acuna has become the odds-on favorite at -108 on average with Freeman (+462) entrenched as second-favorite and Betts (+1060) rounding out the top-three in the NL MVP odds as of mid-June.
  • 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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