MLB Mid-Season Awards (Staff Picks)

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The Home Run Derby and the All-Star Game are now in the books, and after another day of rest the 2nd half of the MLB season will begin.  Since we are at the halfway point in the season, some members of The Sports Chief staff decided to select their picks for mid-season awards.  Here they are:

 

 

American League MVP

Yacs: Mike Trout

AustYn: Mike Trout

JScott: Mike Trout

Thanny: Mike Trout

Garett: Mike Trout

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Photo: Mike Trout

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National League MVP

Yacs: Christian Yelich

AustYn: Christian Yelich

JScott: Paul Goldschmidt

Thanny: Christian Yelich

Garett: Christian Yelich

Photo: Christian Yelich  Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports

Photo: Christian Yelich

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American League Cy Young

Yacs: Mike Minor

AustYn: Justin Verlander

JScott: Jose Berrios

Thanny: Justin Verlander

Garett: Justin Verlander

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Photo: Justin Verlander

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National League Cy Young

Yacs: Hyun-Jin Ryu

AustYn: Hyun-Jin Ryu

JScott: Max Scherzer

Thanny: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Garett: Max Scherzer

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Photo: Hyun-Jin Ryu

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American League Rookie of the Year

Yacs: Brandon Lowe

AustYn: Yordan Alvarez

JScott: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Thanny: Michael Chavis

Garett: Brandon Lowe

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Photo: Brandon Lowe

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National League Rookie of the Year

Yacs: Pete Alonso

AustYn: Fernando Tatis Jr.

JScott: Victor Robles

Thanny: Pete Alonso

Garett: Pete Alonso

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Photo: Pete Alonso

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American League Most Surprising Team

Yacs: Texas Rangers

AustYn: Texas Rangers

JScott: Minnesota Twins

Thanny: Minnesota Twins

Garett: Texas Rangers

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Photo: lonestarball.com

 

 

National League Most Surprising Team

Yacs: Arizona Diamondbacks

AustYn: Atlanta Braves

JScott: Arizona Diamondbacks

Thanny: Washington Nationals

Garett: Arizona Diamondbacks

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American League Most Disappointing Team

Yacs: Los Angeles Angels

AustYn: Boston Red Sox

JScott: Detroit Tigers

Thanny: Los Angeles Angels

Garett: Boston Red Sox

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Photo: theintelligencer.com

 

 

National League Most Disappointing Team

Yacs: New York Mets

AustYn: Philadelphia Phillies

JScott: Cincinnati Reds

Thanny: Colorado Rockies

Garett: New York Mets

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Photo: amazinavenue.com

 

 

Storyline You’re Most Looking Forward to in the 2nd Half

Yacs: Seeing how the NL Central race unfolds

AustYn: The effect of the juiced ball era!  People are hitting home runs at an unprecedented rate.  The NL home run battle is tight and I look forward to seeing Bellinger and Yelich getting to 60…it would bring flashbacks of Sosa v. McGwire.

JScott: Seeing if the Reds can turn the season around and end on a high note

Thanny: This Yankees team coming back down to reality

Garett: Watching the NL Central, with every team currently within 4.5 games at the break

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World Series Prediction

Yacs: New York Yankees over Atlanta Braves

AustYn: New York Yankees over Los Angeles Dodgers

JScott: Houston Astros over Los Angeles Dodgers

Thanny: Milwaukee Brewers over Houston Astros

Garett: Los Angeles Dodgers over Minnesota Twins

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Garett