After yet another dominant performance Friday, New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is the new favorite to win the National League MVP Award.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook (h/t BR Betting), deGrom is a +180 (9-5) favorite, overtaking San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr., who is second at +400 (4-1):
In 10 starts this season, deGrom is 6-2 with 103 strikeouts over 64 innings. He also leads the NL in ERA (0.56) and WHIP (0.53). It's the lowest ERA through 10 starts since earned runs became an official stat in 1913.
The 32-year-old veteran is already a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner and was the 2014 NL Rookie of the Year, but an MVP would be his biggest accomplishment.
His status as the favorite is especially impressive since deGrom spent time on the injured list this season with tightness in his right side.