Major League Baseball regular season is over and it’s time to start thinking about who will win all the big awards. Who will be the MVP, Comeback Player, Manager of the year, Rookie and Cy Young Award? The races are closer than they have been in years and the final weeks of the regular season may decide the winners.
Some of these winners were obvious, like National and American League Rookie of the Year. The other awards were much closer so we have to weigh the odds.
We at SportsMainly crunched the numbers, debated the close races and finally came up with our own big board of all the winners and close calls. Remember, before you write us, these are just the opinions of our well-versed staff of baseball enthusiasts and fanatics, so take it all with a grain of salt.
AL Comeback Player of the Year.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals – Odds on favorite.
Sonny Gray, RHP, New York Yankees – close call but he gets edged out by Moustakas.
NL Comeback Player of the Year.
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals – Odds on favorite.
Zack Greinke, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks – came back from a bad injury to pitch the lights out.
AL Manager of the Year.
Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins
Joe Girardi, New York Yankees
NL Manager of the Year.
Torey Lovullo, Arizona Diamondbacks
Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers
AL Rookie of the Year.
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, this kid is hitting the skin off the balls.
NL Rookie of the Year.
Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers, easy call as this kid is playing some incredible baseball right now.
AL Cy Young Award.
Corey Kluber, RHP, Cleveland Indians
Chris Sale, LHP, Boston Red Sox
NL Cy Young Award.
Two man race…
Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals
Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
No one is throwing the ball better than these two.
Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros
Aaron Judge, RF, New York Yankees
Giancarlo Stanton, RF, Miami Marlins
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks
Let’s see how these awards all sort out, the playoffs should be pretty exciting this year as October gets going.