Since not much is going on in Yankee land this week…besides the cordial treatment of Robinson Cano by all the classy fans at Kaufmann Stadium, so I’m going to appoint my mid-season award winners in several standard and non-standard categories.
My qualifications are at least 70 games played for hitters (with the exception of ROY candidates) and at least 100 IP for starters.
Hank Aaron Award AL- David Ortiz, Red Sox
Hank Aaron Award NL- Joey Votto, Reds
Rolaids Relief Man AL- Joe Nathan, Rangers
Rolaids Relief Man NL- Aroldis Chapman, Reds
Delivery Man of the Year- Fernando Rodney, Rays
AL Rookie- Mike Trout, Angels
I considered- No one else…who has come close?
AL Comeback Player- Adam Dunn, White Sox
NL Comeback Player- Jason Heyward, Braves
AL Manager of the Year- Buck Showalter, Orioles
NL Manager of the Year- Davey Johnson, Nationals
MLB Silver Sluggers
C- Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
1B- Joey Votto, Reds
2B- Robinson Cano, Yankees
SS- Ian Desmond, Nationals
3B- David Wright, Mets
OF- Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
OF- Josh Hamilton, Rangers
OF- Matt Holliday, Cardinals
DH(AL)- David Ortiz, Red Sox
SP(NL)- Cole Hamels, Phillies