Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Three Months Awards

AL MVP- Zack Greinke, KCR
Honorable Mention: Ben Zobrist, Evan Longoria, Roy Halladay

AL Cy Young- Zack Greinke, KCR
Honorable Mention: Roy Halladay, Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez

NL MVP- Albert Pujols, STL
Honorable Mention: Tim Lincecum, Chase Utley, Hanley Ramirez

NL Cy Young- Tim Lincecum, SFG
Honorable Mention: Dan Haren, Javier Vazquez, Josh Johnson

AL Hank Aaron- Kevin Youkilis, BOS
Honorable Mention: Russell Branyan, Ben Zobrist, Justin Morneau

NL Hank Aaron- Albert Pujols, STL
Honorable Mention: Prince Fielder, Chase Utley, Adrian Gonzalez

AL Reliever of the Year- Andrew Bailey, OAK
Honorable Mention: J.P. Howell, Joe Nathan, David Aardsma

NL Reliever of the Year- Jonathan Broxton, LAD
Honorable Mention: Rafael Soriano, Heath Bell, Brian Wilson

AL Rookie of the Year- Brett Gardner, NYY
Honorable Mention: Elvis Andrus, Nolan Reimold

NL Rookie of the Year- Colby Rasmus, STL
Honorable Mention: Seth Smith, Casey McGehee

AL Least Valuable Player- Vernon Wells, TOR
Dishonorable Mention: Orlando Cabrera, Jose Guillen

NL Least Valuable Player- Brian Giles, SDP
Dishonorable Mention: Garret Atkins, Jimmy Rollins

AL Cy Yuk- Kyle Davies, KCR
Dishonorable Mention: Armando Galarraga, Trevor Cahill

NL Cy Yuk- Josh Greer, SDP
Dishonorable Mention: Bronson Arroyo, David Bush

-AL Gold Gloves-
P- Bradley Bergesen, BAL
C- Jason Varitek, BOS
1B- Paul Konerko, CHW
2B- Placido Polanco, DET
3B- Joe Crede, MIN
SS- Marco Scutaro, TOR
OF- David DeJesus, KCR
OF- Nelson Cruz, TEX
OF- Franklin Gutierrez, SEA

-NL Gold Gloves-
P- Aaron Cook, COL
C- Bengie Molina, SFG
1B- Adrian Gonzalez, SDP
2B- Brandon Phillips, CIN
3B- Ryan Zimmerman, WAS
SS- Jack Wilson, PIT
OF- Nyjer Morgan, WAS
OF- Matt Kemp, LAD
OF- Colby Rasmus, STL

-AL Silver Sluggers-
C- Joe Mauer, MIN
1B- Russell Branyan, SEA
2B- Aaron Hill, TOR
3B- Evan Longoria, TBR
SS- Jason Bartlett, TBR
OF- Ben Zobrist, TBR
OF- Torii Hunter, LAA
OF- Ichiro Suzuki, SEA

-NL Silver Sluggers-
P- Dan Haren, ARI
C- Brian McCann, ATL
1B- Albert Pujols, STL
2B- Chase Utley, PHI
3B- David Wright, NYM
SS- Hanley Ramirez, FLO
OF- Raul Ibanez, PHI
OF- Ryan Braun, MIL
OF- Carlos Beltran, NYM


Anonymous said...

Grienke for the Cy Young sure, but MPV? The team is 11 games under .500. No way he should be involved in the MPV discussion.

Rook said...

I'm not sure what "MPV" is, but Greinke deserves the MVP because he has produced better value than anyone else in baseball. Playing better than anyone else is equivalent to being the most valuable. Team success is not representative of-- nor does it reflect-- individual value.

Player A who has a 5.0 WAR on a team in last place is just as valuable for his team as Player B who has a 5.0 WAR on a first place team.

Anonymous said...

Varitek shouldn't be the Gold Glove winner. Mauer or Napoli, if Mauer doesn't have the innings. Heck, Jorge Posada has thrown out more baserunners than Varitek, and he's a mess behind the plate.

Rook said...

An extremely large portion of throwing out runners is not within the catcher's control (how well the pitcher holds the runner on, pitcher's time to the plate, quality of the fielder catching the throw, etc.). Admittedly, there aren't a whole lot of great statistics out there right now with which to evaluate catchers, but the ones we do have tend to point towards Varitek.

Rook said...

BTW, Posada's thrown out more baserunners than anyone in baseball besides Russell Martin, so I'm not completely certain where you were going with that one.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry but his value is wonderful and all but that doesn't make him the MVP. I am reminded of when after hitting 57 Home Runs after the season Ralph Kiner asked for a raise, and the owner told him Ralph we finished last with you, we'll finish last without you. With or without Grienke they'd still be in 4th or 5th so how is he most valuable?