Kris Bryant the favorite for Rookie of the Year, Carlos Rodon in the mix

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Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant signs autographs prior to start of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Peoria, Ariz. (AP photo)

Several Chicago rookies will be top contenders for end-of-year awards in 2015, according to the oddsmakers at

Kris Bryant and Carlos Rodon, both of whom will start the season in the minors, are among the frontrunners for Rookie of the Year.

Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler is also in the mix.

Bryant is the 2-to-1 favorite in the National League, ahead of Joc Pederson (4-to-1), Soler (6-to-1), Andrew Heaney (8-to-1) and Nick Kingham (10-to-1).

Rodon is 8-to-1 to be the American League’s top rookie, behind Aaron Sanchez (5-to-2) and Rusney Castillo (3-to-1). Francisco Lindor (10-to-1) and Mark Appel (25-to-2) are also in the mix.

Bryant hit nine home runs in 40 at-bats over 14 games this spring. He posted a .425/.477/1.175 slash line.

Rodon threw 12.1 innings and struck out 19 batters. He walked three hitters, allowed 13 hits and surrendered five earned runs.

In case you missed it, catch up on the decision to send Bryant and Rodon to the minors here and here.

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