Awards like MVP and Cy Young are given to the best regular season performers and what they do in the post season can have no bearing on the result.
With that in mind, I will give my award ballot before it is influenced (or Sullied if you will) by October’s results.
JOSE ALTUVE – HOUSTON ASTROS
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Aaron Judge – New York Yankees, Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians.
GIANCARLO STANTON – MIAMI MARLINS
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Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds, Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
AL CY YOUNG
COREY KLUBER – CLEVELAND INDIANS
Chris Sale – Boston Red Sox, Carlos Carrasco – Cleveland Indians
NL CY YOUNG
MAX SCHERZER – WASHINGTON NATIONALS
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Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers, Zack Greinke – Arizona Diamondbacks
AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
AARON JUDGE – NEW YORK YANKEES
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Andrew Benitendi – Boston Red Sox, Chad Green – New York Yankees
NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
CODY BELLINGER – LOS ANGELES DODGERS
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German Marquez – Colorado Rockies, Josh Bell – Pittsburgh Pirates
AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
A. J. HINCH – HOUSTON ASTROS
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Paul Molitor – Minnesota Twins, Terry Francona – Cleveland Indians
NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
TOREY LOVULLO – ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS
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Bud Black – Colorado Rockies, Craig Counsell – Milwaukee Brewers.
AL COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
JASON VARGAS – KANSAS CITY ROYALS
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Mike Moustakas – Kansas City Royals, Michael Brantley – Cleveland Indians
NL COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR
GREG HOLLAND – COLORADO ROCKIES
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Lance Lynn – St. Louis Cardinals, Eric Thames – Milwaukee Brewers
If anyone on this page also winds up being a big post season hero, then this was quite a year for them!