Rarely have we seen one player dominate futures prospects the way Mike Trout is expected to win the 2021 American League's Most Valuable Player award.
The three-time MVP winner is currently listed at 2 to 1 to win the coveted prize, which is a stunning degree of popularity and dominance for any player in a team sport. Trout previously won the award in 2014, 2015, and 2019.
Trout is currently in the midst of a 12-year, $426 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels, which when signed was the richest contract in the history of North American sports.
The quick take here is that while Trout deserves to be the favourite, and perhaps even a heavy favourite among all AL players, there's no way he (or anyone) should be getting odds as short as +200.
With the season slated to begin slightly more than three weeks from now, here's a look at the futures odds to win the AL MVP at SPREADS.CA