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Here’s who Vegas is picking to win the NL Cy Young award in 2020

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The 2020 Major League Baseball season is finally upon us.

The talk of the offseason has mostly revolved around the Houston Astros using a sign stealing operation to cheat their way to the 2017 World Series title, but that’s a story for another day.

With Spring Training now underway, it’s time to look at the upcoming season in more depth.

When it comes to pitching, the race for the National League Cy Young award runs through Queens, N.Y., where Jacob deGrom of the Mets has taken home the last two trophies.

Who are the top contenders to unseat him in 2020? Here’s what the oddsmakers at The Westgate SuperBook think.

Odds courtesy of The Westgate SuperBook as of February 25, 2020.

Walker Buehler, Dodgers – 6/1

Buehler is the best pitcher on the best team in the National League. That alone makes him a strong candidate to make a run at winning his first career Cy Young award. It also doesn’t hurt that he has some of the best stuff in baseball.

Jack Flaherty, Cardinals – 5/1

Flaherty was flat-out unhittable during the second half of the 2019 season. For him to make a run at winning his first Cy Young award, he will have to do something he has yet to do in his brief MLB career — put together an entire season of dominance.

Max Scherzer, Nationals – 4/1

Scherzer, who will be 35-years-old on Opening Day, battled injuries in 2019, but returned in time to dominate throughout the Nationals’ postseason run. Given his age, don’t be surprised to see manager Dave Martinez use a form of “load management” with Scherzer in 2020. Still, the three-time Cy Young winner is very much a threat here.

Jacob deGrom, Mets – 5/2

DeGrom, the two-time reigning NL Cy Young winner, has been the most dominant pitcher in baseball for the last two seasons. Barring injury, there’s no reason to believe that will change in 2020.

Others to watch:

  • Stephen Strasburg – 16/1
  • Yu Darvish – 16/1
  • Luis Castillo – 20/1
  • Clayton Kershaw – 20/1
  • Aaron Nola – 20/1
  • Noah Syndergaard – 20/1
  • Patrick Corbin – 25/1
  • Mike Soroka – 25/1
  • German Marquez – 30/1
  • Chris Paddack – 30/1
  • Brandon Woodruff – 30/1
  • Madison Bumgarner – 40/1
  • Max Fried – 40/1
  • Sonny Gray – 40/1

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