Midseason Awards

National League

MVP- Matt Kemp (Dodgers)

Kemp has been the man for the struggling Dodgers. He is just now tapping into that potential that has followed him and is a legitimate triple crown contender with 22 home runs (2nd), 66 RBI’s (3rd), and a .323 batting average (3rd).

Runner-up- Prince Fielder (Brewers)


Cy Young- Jair Jurrjens (Braves)

While Halladay is incredibly close, Jurrjens deserves it. A league low ERA of 1.87 is just insane. The Atlanta Brave is also first in wins (12) and has a 1.07 WHIP.

Runner-up- Roy Halladay (Phillies)


Rookie of the Year- Craig Kimbrel (Braves)

The young closer has been electrifying so far for the Braves. His strikeout rate is extremely high and he just set the rookie record for saves before the All Star break (27). This is a stretch, but if Kimbrel can stay healthy and remains with the Braves, it isn't insane to think he could pass Trevor Hoffman's record of 601 career saves.

Runner-up(s)- Danny Espinosa (Nationals), Freddie Freeman (Braves)


Manager of the Year- Clint Hurdle (Pirates)

The Pittsburgh Pirates are 45-42. Let me repeat myself. The Pittsburgh Pirates are above .500. While Andrew McCutchen has been amazing, Clint Hurdle has steered the Pirates into calmer waters.



American League

MVPS- Adrian Gonzalez (Red Sox), Jose Bautista (Blue Jays)

Both seasons these players are having are just too good to choose only one. Gonzalez’s is batting .351 (1st), with 17 home runs (9th), and 76 RBI’s (1st). Bautista is batting .333 (2nd), with 29 home runs (1st), and 61 RBI’s (9th).


Cy Young- Justin Verlander (Tigers)

When Verlander's on the mound you know there is potential for a perfect game as evident by his 0.88 WHIP. Not only is his WHIP best in the league, Verlander has the most strikeouts (138). This flamethrower has been nothing short of spectacular.

Runner-up- Jared Weaver (Angels)


Rookie of the Year- Michael Pineda (Mariners)

Pineda has been lights out for the Mariners this season with a 2.58 ERA, 106 strikeouts and a 1.01 WHIP. Along with King Felix, something special could be brewing in Seattle.

Runner-up(s)- Mark Trumbo (Angels), Eric Hosmer (Royals)


Manager of the Year- Joe Maddon (Rays)

Despite losing pretty much his entire bullpen to free agency, Maddon has led the Rays to a 49-39 record, much of it without Evan Longoria.

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