Midseason MLB awards

Ever since we’ve reached the midseason in the major league,analysts and experts have started making their lists of the most valuable players and stuff so I decided to make my own list for AL and NL in three categories: MVP, Rookie of the year and Cy Young..

AL MVP:

Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

I’ve already posted about Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton’s race for the MVP award and why Mike Trout should be considered as the midseason MVP of the American League..This youngster is having the season of his life,plays great both offensively and defensively..He’s shown us his defensive skills with numerous acrobatic catches and his offense is top-notch,both on bases and with the bat at the home plate..He’s batting with an average of .345, he has over 20 stolen bases and can freely be called the leader of the Angels of Anaheim..

 

NL MVP:

Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

Yeah,yeah,I know that all those Joey Votto lovers are thinking I’m crazy,but if you look at the performances and stats,you’ll see that McCutchen deserves to be called the most valuable player..Like the AL’s most valuable,he’s great with the bat and makes some awesome defensive moves..Batting .360 so far,he’s leading the Pirates towards the playoffs after many years of failing..They’re 8 or 9 games over .500 thanks to this guy and they can certainly be called the biggest surprises of this season..

 

AL Rookie Of The Month:

Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

No explanation necessary.Just look at the AL MVP part..

 

NL Rookie Of The Month:

Wade Miley, SP, Arizona Diamondbacks

Not Bryce Harper,Wade Miley..He’s the best rookie pitcher so far and the best pitcher in DBacks’ rotation that has Ian Kennedy,Daniel Hudson etc..He’s 9-5 so far this season and has an ERA of 3.04..He might not be the best strikeout machine(70 Ks so far) but he has a WHIP of 1.09..

 

AL Cy Young:

Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox

I was quite sure about this one..I thought about Justin Verlander a couple of times but still Chris Sale is the best pitcher so far in the American League..It was a complete no-brainer.. This guy has an ERA of 2.19 and 8.6 K/9 along with only FIVE home runs given up..He’s simply amazing..I could be talking about him for hours but let the stats speak for him..

 

NL Cy Young:

R.A. Dickey, New York Mets

Yes,the knuckleball pitcher wins the Cy Young of the midseason..Experts don’t like that knuckleball and they’re even discussing if that knuckleball could cost him the start in the ASG..What? He doesn’t only throw the knuckleball,for the love of God..I’m not sure that 2.40 ERA , 0.93 WHIP and 123 SO weren’t achieved with the knuckleball only..Haters always gonna hate but he shouldn’t change his pitching style if he wants to keep doing it good..

 

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