Brandon Woodruff has quietly been one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball this season.
Heading into the month of June, Woodruff hasn’t allowed an earned run in two straight starts, spanning 14 innings. During that same stretch, he’s only allowed a total of five hits and two walks.
Not only that, but the right-handed ace hasn’t allowed more than two runs in a game since his Opening Day start against the Twins.
As a result, Woodruff has shot up the oddsboard at WynnBET to win the NL Cy Young award. He currently sits second on the list at +650, behind only Jacob deGrom (+400) of the New York Mets. In what has been a fantastic season for pitching, Woodruff’s name belongs among the top-three pitchers in the Majors.
If it wasn’t for deGrom’s eye-popping 0.71 ERA, which is on a record-setting pace, Woodruff would be the clear favorite to win the award.
Despite Woodruff’s fantastic first two months of the season, he’s only 4-2 across his first 11 starts. This is largely due to the Milwaukee Brewers owning some of the coldest bats in the Majors. Milwaukee currently ranks 24th in Major League Baseball in runs scored per game, averaging a lowly 3.82.
It’s astonishing they have a winning record at 29-26 despite their invisible offense.
Woodruff is projected to get his next start this Saturday, June 5, in a home game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.