Attention, Attention: Rockies Players Starting to Open Eyes of National Fan Base

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The first thing to understand about odds is they aren't based on stats or scouting reports.

They are based on who bettors like.

And the oddsmakers are finding members of the Rockies -- even pitchers -- are starting to gain recognition in the world of wagering.

Now, it's not surprise that Nolan Arenado would be a 6-to-1 choice for the NL MVP, second to only Bryce Harper, in the early odds released by Harper is 4-to-1. Shortstop Trevor Story, however, is tied for 14th in the NL MVP race at 33-to-1, alongwith Javier Baez, Joey Votto, and Justin Turner, and Charlie Blackmon is right behind those four at 40-to-1. Right behind Blackmon is a group of players at 50-to-1, which includes Corey Seager, Eric Hosmer, Josh Donaldson, Robinson Cano and Max Scherzer.

Meanwhile, in the odds for the Cy Young Award, both Kyle Freeland and German Marquez are recognized.

Freeland is tied for the sixth-strongest odds with Madison Bumgarner at 18-to-1 to win the NL Cy Young. Max Scherzer is the favorite at 9-to-4. Marquez, meanwhile, is tied at 40-to-1 for 13th with Miles Mikolas of the Cardinals.