Handicapping the Awards – The rest of ’em

After handicapping the MVP and Cy Young awards for both leagues, lets take a look at the rest of the awards handed out by each league. No explanation, just the current leader.

AL Rookie of the Year

Brennan Boesch – OF – Detroit Tigers (2.6 WAR)

Others: Austin Jackson – OF – Detroit Tigers (2.4 WAR); Carlos Santana – C – Cleveland Indians (1.8 WAR)

NL Rookie of the Year

Stephen Strasburg – SP – Washington Nationals (2.0 WAR)

Others: Mat Latos – SP – San Diego Padres (2.1 WAR); Jason Heyward – OF- Atlanta Braves(1.9 WAR); Jaime Garcia – SP – St. Louis Cardinals (2.3 WAR); Gaby Sanchez – 1b – Florida Marlins (2.0 WAR)

AL Comeback Player of the Year

Francisco Liriano – SP – Minnesota Twins (4.5 WAR)

Others: Alex Rios – OF – Chicago White Sox (3.2 WAR); Josh Hamilton – OF – Texas Rangers (4.6 WAR)

NL Comeback Player of the Year

Aubrey Huff – 1b/OF – San Francisco Giants (3.4 WAR)

Others: Geovany Soto – C – Chicago Cubs (2.3 WAR); Chris Young – OF – Arizona Diamondbacks (2.4 WAR); David Wright – 3b – New York Mets (4.0 WAR)

AL Relief Pitcher of the Year

Mariano Rivera – RP – New York Yankees (1.3 WAR)

Others: Matt Thornton – RP – Chicago White Sox (1.6 WAR); Rafael Soriano – RP – (0.9 WAR)

NL Relief Pitcher of the Year

Jon Broxton – RP – Los Angeles Dodgers (1.8 WAR)

Others: Carlos Marmol – RP – Chicago Cubs (1.8 WAR); Brian Wilson – RP – San Francisco Giants (1.5 WAR)

AL Offensive Player of the Year

Miguel Cabrera – 1b – Detroit Tigers (3.8 WAR)

Others: Justin Morneau – 1b – Minnesota Twins (5.0 WAR); Josh Hamilton – OF – Texas Rangers (4.6 WAR)

NL Offensive Player of the Year

Joey Votto – 1b – Cincinnati Reds (4.3 WAR)

Others: Albert Pujols – 1b – St. Louis Cardinals (3.5 WAR)

AL Defensive Player of the Year

Alexi Ramirez – SS – Chicago White Sox (8.6 UZR)

Others: Carl Crawford – OF – Tampa Bay Rays (15.2 UZR)

NL Defensive Player of the Year

Ryan Zimmerman – 3b- Washington Nationals (6.4 UZR)

Others: Chase Utley – 2b- Philadelphia Phillies (8.3 UZR); Tony Gwynn – OF – San Diego Padres (12.3 UZR)

AL Breakout Player of the Year

David Price – SP – Tampa Bay Rays (2.4 WAR)

Others: Phil Hughes – SP – New York Yankees (2.1 WAR); Colby Lewis – SP – Texas Rangers (2.5 WAR); Clay Buchholz – SP – Boston Red Sox (2.2 WAR)

NL Breakout Player of the Year

Andres Torres – OF – San Francisco Giants (3.4 WAR)

Others: Angel Pagan – OF – New York Mets (3.2 WAR); Martin Prado – 2b- Atlanta Braves (3.3 WAR); Clayton Kershaw – SP – Los Angeles Dodgers (2.7 WAR); Colby Rasmus – OF – St. Louis Cardinals (2.5 WAR)

Link to our preseason predictions

EDIT:

Mat Latos isn’t a rookie. Fuck him for barely passing the rookie IP eligibility last year in a late-season call-up no one really cared about at the time.

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2 Comments on “Handicapping the Awards – The rest of ’em”

  1. dougbies Says:

    Latos isn’t a rookie.

    Gwynn’s epic defense reminds me of Morgan’s last season.


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