With the MLB All-Star game finally here, it is time to see how the preseason predictions are holding up and to establish an updated version for the rest of the year!
MVPs – Mike Trout and Nolan Arenado
Cy Youngs – Chris Sale and Jacob deGrom
If the season ended today, there’s a great chance all four of these guys win their respective award.
Hit on a few contenders for the major awards, as well:
Mookie for the AL MVP
James Paxton & Justin Verlander for AL Cy Young
NL Cy Young with Aaron Nola
Couldn’t be more off…
The ENTIRE Rookie of the Year race!
Picked Lucas Giolito for the American League and Ronald Acuna for the National League.. YIKES!
Also thought Willie Calhoun and Francisco Mejia would be factors in the AL; for the NL, I thought Nick Senzel and Scott Kingery would be in the mix, as well.
A few whiffs on the contenders for the major awards:
(AL MVP) Carlos Correa – lengthy DL stint and non elite production
(NL MVP) Trea Turner – non elite production / Kris Bryant – non elite production and DL stint
(NL Cy Young) Zack Godley – stinks
AL MVP – Trout
Keep an eye on – Mookie Betts & Jose Ramirez
NL MVP – Arenado
Keep an eye on – Freddie Freeman & Javy Baez
AL Cy Young – Sale
Keep an eye on – Justin Verlander & Luis Severino
NL Cy Young – deGrom
Keep an eye on – Aaron Nola & Max Scherzer
AL Rookie of the Year – Gleyber Torres
Keep an eye on – Miguel Andujar & Shohei Ohtani
NL Rookie of the Year – Ozzie Albies
Keep an eye on – Juan Soto & Seranthony Dominguez
Managers of the Year – Scott Servais (AL) & Gabe Kapler (NL)
Division Winners: Red Sox/Indians/Astros
Wild Cards: Yankees/Mariners
Division Winners: Phillies/Cubs/Dodgers
Wild Cards: Nationals/Diamondbacks
WORLD SERIES: YANKEES over Dodgers in SIX
- Gary Sanchez rebounds from a rough first half and finishes the season batting over .260
- Blake Snell to the Milwaukee Brewers
- Yankees acquire JA Happ (yuck)
Aaron Judge flirts with getting sent down to AAA Manny Machado gets traded to the Cardinals Yankees get Robbie Ray for Chance Adams, Clint Frazier and Miguel Andujar