National League Rookie of the Year Dark Horse Picks (NL West Loaded with Young Talent)

Mackenzie Gore is looking to crack the Padres rotation in 2022.
Mackenzie Gore is looking to crack the Padres rotation in 2022. / Ralph Freso/GettyImages

The Major League Baseball season is almost (finally) upon us, which means it's time to lock in some futures!

Awards like MVP and Cy Young generally come from an expected group of players, but if you're looking for some real dark horse value, the rookie of the year awards is the place to look.

The only problem is, you may not recognize a majority of the names on the list. That's where I come in. Allow me to breakdown a few longshot National League rookie of the year odds that you should consider betting on before the start of the 2022 MLB season.

If you want to see my dark horse picks for American League rookie of the year, check out my article here.

All odds listed are via WynnBET Sportsbook.

Dark Horse Bets to Win National League Rookie of the Year

Sixto Sanchez +1500

Sixto Sanchez will be shut down for the first few weeks of the season as he continues to deal with an injury, but he that could make him the perfect buy-low candidate ahead of the 2022 MLB season. Sanchez has already found success with the Miami Marlins, throwing for a 3.46 ERA in 2020, but has retained his rookie status this season.

If he returns healthy soon rather than later, he should become an immediate contender in the National League for Rookie of the Year.

Mackenzie Gore +4000

If you want to bet on a longshot rookie to win the award who has looked strong in Spring Training, look no further than the Padres lefty, MacKenzie Gore. He's pitched nine total innings and sports a 2.00 ERA while striking out nine batters.

Watch out for Gore to make some noise in 2022.

Bobby Miller +7500

Bobby Miller is ranked as the No. 2 prospect in the Dodgers system, which is saying a lot of an organization that's as talented and deep as theirs is. Obviously the tough part with this bet is trying to determine if Miller will be part of the Los Angeles rotation this year, but if he is, watch out.

He's been one of the most impressive young arms in Spring Training, and has been reportedly got his fastball over 100mph on a consistent basis. That alone makes him worth a shot at 75/1.