Found August 22, 2012 on The Eastside Perspective:

September is a short ten days away. Meaning as playoff races thicken, so do award races. Here is who I think will take home the big ones come November.

 

AL Cy Young

Felix Hernandez-

With a 2.54 ERA and a 12-5 record he doesn’t seem to be many peoples first choice. But he has put new life in to this Mariners squad who has the best record in baseball since the All Star break. He’s a fun pitcher to watch with 179 K’s and 4 shutouts, and that tends to add more to a players Cy Young stock.

 

NL Cy Young

Johnny Cueto-

Cueto has been pitching exceptionally well. He has a 2.44 ERA and is tied for the MLB lead in wins with 16. The Reds have the second best record in baseball, and counting on Cueto every fifth day to get a win gives the lineup a charge.

 

NL Rookie of the Year

Todd Frazier-

Although every part of me wanted to choose Bryce Harper, you can’t deny Frazier’s production filling in for the injured Joey Votto. He has hit .289 and leads all rookies in OBP and slugging percentage. Filling in for a former MVP is a difficult task, but Frazier has exponentially exceeded expectations.

 

AL Rookie of the Year and AL MVP

Mike Trout-

This kid can play baseball. Every single night it seems like he is making huge plays with his bat and/or glove. He is quickly approaching the 30/30 club as a rookie, and has a .344 batting average. Did I mention he was a rookie? Trout will be the face of baseball for many years to come, and playing in one of the biggest markets in the US will help him take both the AL Rookie of the year, and MVP award.

 

NL MVP

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew McCutchen-

His team is contending for the first time in years and he has completely revitalized baseball in a football city. Oh, and he leads the majors in batting average. The NL player of the month in June and July has put up fantastic numbers and is the main reason why Pittsburgh is in the number two spot in the Wild Card. The most valuable player to the team. Yeah, Cutch definitely fits the bill.

 

Do you feel differently? You think Trout doesnt deserve MVP? Let us know below!

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