In this post I will describe each award in the MLB. I will state who should win and who will win, because that often will be different. First I will go over Gold Glove, followed by Rookie of the Year followed by Cy Young followed by MVP.
FINALISTS – Tucker Barnhart (.999), Yadier Molina (.994), Buster Posey (.995)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Tucker Barnhart. In almost 1000 innings, Barny only made one error and only had 4 passed balls. Barnhart led the league in caught stealing with 32.
WHO WILL WIN – Yadier Molina. Of course he will…..
FINALISTS – Joey Votto (.997), Paul Goldschmit (.997), Anthony Rizzo (.998)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Anthony Rizzo. He only had 3 errors and was involved in 112 double plays. Enough said.
WHO WILL WIN – Anthony Rizzo. Fly the W.
FINALISTS – Dee Gordon (.982), DJ LeMahieu (.989), Ben Zobrist (.988/.1000)
WHO SHOULD WIN – DJ LeMahieu. He only made 8 errors in all 2017. This will be a close decision.
WHO WILL WIN – Ben Zobrist. Fly the W.
FINALISTS – Brandon Crawford (.982), Freddy Galvis (.989), Corey Seager (.979)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Freddy Galvis. This might be obvious when you consider the fielding percentage. He had 7 point advantage over the second place Crawford.
WHO WILL WIN – Corey Seager. The NL pennant winner probably will have a bias in his favor.
FINALISTS – Nolan Arenado (.979), David Freese (.960), Anthony Rendon (.979)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Nolan Arenado. This is obvious. You don’t go one day without seeing his plays on sports center.
WHO WILL WIN – Nolan Arenado. EXACTLY.
FINALISTS – Adam Duvall (.979), Gerardo Parra (.988), Marcell Ozuna (.985)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Gerardo Parra. The man only made 2 errors in 2017.
WHO WILL WIN – Gerardo Parra. Only team that made playoffs.
FINALISTS – Billy Hamilton (.991), Ender Inciarte (.993), Michael Taylor (.985)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Billy Hamilton. Hamilton only made 3 errors and somehow turned 4 double plays.
WHO WILL WIN – Billy Hamilton. There isn’t much of a contest here.
FINALISTS – Jason Heyward (.992), Yasiel Puig (.996), Giancarlo Stanton (.988)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Yasiel Puig. He probably deserves this.
WHO WILL WIN – EITHER STANTON OR PUIG – There is always a bias for gold gloves when you consider offense.
FINALISTS – Zach Davies (1.000), R.A. Dickey (.967), Zack Greinke (1.000)
WHO SHOULD WIN – Zack Greinke made 0 errors and was involved in 5 double plays.
WHO WILL WIN – Zack Greinke. Duh……………
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
ITS CODY BELLINGER. NO CONTEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FINALISTS – Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Clayton Kershaw
WHO SHOULD WIN – Max Scherzer. Max Scherzer had an ERA of 2.51 with a record of 16-6. He was an overall solid pitcher this year.
WHO WILL WIN – Clayton Kershaw. Kersh pitched 4 less games but still had an ERA of 2.31 and boasted an 18-4 record. The southpaw is on the pennant winning Dodgers, so there is probably a bias.
FINALISTS – Joey Votto, Giancarlo Stanton, Paul Goldschmidt
WHO SHOULD WIN – JOSEPH DANIEL VOTTO. Joey led the MLB in OBP, Walks, OPS, IBB, and came close for batting average. Each finalist was nominated for a gold glove, so we can’t consider that. VOTTO DESERVES THIS!!! But he doesn’t have the flashy stuff like RBIs and Homers. So,
WHO WILL WIN – Giancarlo Stanton. So obvious…..
I will do an American Leauge version tomorrow before awards are announced. Say if you agree or disagree in the comments.
(All stats come from BaseballReferance.com)