Skip to content
The 2020 MLB season is almost here! If I was in Vegas and had to put money on it, at Gleyber’s odds, I would pick Gleyber. With my MLB power rankings series wrapping up today, it’s time to officially conclude the series with my postseason and awards predictions. Pinterest.
By Michelle Ioannou.
The Reds bolstered an already powerful lineup by adding Nick Castellanos, Mike Moustakas and Shogo Akiyama this offseason. It all kicks off with a doubleheader on ESPN starting with Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees taking on Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals before Mookie Betts makes his regular-season Dodgers debut at home against the San Francisco Giants. There are a couple of guys who could easily make the leap this year – Dodgers pitcher Walker Buehler, for instance, and the regularly dominant Max Scherzer of Washington – but until he shows that he can’t win it, it’s tough to pick against deGrom.In an uncertain time, with a weird season unfolding, why pick anyone else for MVP other than the consensus best player in baseball? Whether it's pioneering the regular use of the opener or any other creative ways to get the most out of his roster, Cash has put the Rays on the map, even in a tough AL East that features the likes of the Yankees and Red Sox. I very badly want to say Gleyber Torres here. Even one or two bad weeks can doom you here, so I think both Rookie Of The Year awards are won by pitchers, who more than likely won’t be impacted as much.Pearson didn’t break camp with the Jays for service time reasons, but should only miss one start.
His BABIP was high, but that wasn’t a sign of a fluke. Email. But if any of my fellow colleagues refuse to vote for Bregman simply because of the scandal, it’ll be clear that the scourge of moralistic Hall of Fame voting will have invaded the yearly awards in a way that augurs ghastly things down the line.There’s just one potential problem with this: No one has ever won an MVP Award in a season where he was traded. For as much as I like the Rays starters, or Lucas Giolito, I think there is a very clear gap between those guys and Verlander and Gerrit Cole, the other contender. Tyler Kading - July 23, 2020. Who will win AL Rookie of the Year? Will he return in time for Game 3 against the Blackhawks? But also, it’s prediction time. And yet, if anyone can do it, it’s deGrom, who has shown a proclivity toward excellence even as his team’s offense repeatedly lets him down. So we asked 55 MLB.com experts to vote for the 2020 American League and National League Most Valuable Players, Cy Young Award winners, Rookies of the Year and Managers of the Year.Here are the results -- our predicted winners for the 2020 MLB awards. Predicting MVPs, Cy Youngs, Rookies of the Year, Managers of the Year After getting tabled for nearly four months, Major League Baseball… Sure, it’s the popular and sexy pick, I just don’t think it’s the most practical.I really don’t think there are many good pitching options in the National League to pick for this award, so in a sense, it defaulted to Dustin May.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that knows me. And hey, he almost won it last year – I’m saying he’s due.Winning back-to-back Cy Young Awards is a big deal, as deGrom knows – he’s won the last two. So we asked 55 MLB.com experts to vote for the 2020 American League and National League Most Valuable Players, Cy Young Award winners, Rookies of the Year and Managers of the Year. I’ve said a lot of crazy things about this kid in person, over text, and over twitter. The season is set to start at the end of the month. So I’m just going to get them all out here.If Keston Hiura finishes his career with less than 3,000 hits, I will be disappointed. 313. This episode is sponsored […]At Full Press Coverage, we are always looking to add to our talented staff! Still, he’s a safe, solid pick for this spot right now.Another dude who happens to be under contract for my fantasy team – sensing a pattern yet? He is as complete a player as there is in the game, beloved by old-school heads and analytic stat fiends alike. July 21, 2020
AL MVP: Mike Trout. Power, speed, defense – he’s the total package. And he’s got the added benefit of having already signed an extension, meaning that the White Sox will not be playing any sort of service time manipulation games with him. Trout remains the best player on the planet, and there's no reason not to think he'll win his fourth career MVP Award in his 10th Major League season. And given the talent on the roster and the skipper at the helm, they might just do that and even more. I get that.