So I never submitted awards picks at the end of Spring Training, but I did have some picked, and some of them look hella-different now, a week into the season, than they did at the end of March. It’s obviously just mere speculation in mid-April, but it’s just funny how things can take a dramatic turn after a week of action. I’m sure it will look even more different in a week from today! Think of these as “First Week Winners”. Take a look!
American League Rookie of The Year
Pre-Season Pick: Byron Buxton– Minnesota Twins.
First Week Update: Nomar Mazara– Texas Rangers
National League Rookie of The Year
Pre-Season Pick: Steven Matz– New York Mets
First Week Update: Kenta Maeda– Los Angeles Dodgers
American League Cy Young
Pre-Season Pick: David Price– Boston Red Sox
First Week Update: Cole Hamels– Texas Rangers
National League Cy Young
Pre Season Pick: Zack Greinke– Arizona Diamondbacks
First Week Update: Noah Syndergaard– New York Mets
American League Most Valuable Player
Pre-Season Pick: Mike Trout– Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
First Week Update: Starlin Castro– New York Yankees
National League Most Valuable Player
Pre-Season Pick: Kris Bryant– Chicago Cubs
First Week Update: Buster Posey– San Francisco Giants
These are almost guaranteed to change, but after watching the first week of MLB games, this is who I think is deserving of the prestigious awards. Did I leave anyone out? Let me know!