This week I will give out my awards for the month.
Hank Blalock: 93 AB, 18 R, 31 H, HR, 19 RBI, .333 AVG, .398 OBP, .527 SLG.
I chose Blalock because he has been good in all the categories instead of just one.
Contenders: Michael Young, Phil Nevin, Kevin Mench.
Vicente Padilla: 2-1 W-L, 3.64 ERA, 29.2 IP, 13 BB, 22 SO.
Vicente was the player I chose because he leads the team in ERA, and is 2nd in strike-outs. Also, he has been the most consistent pitcher in the rotation.
Contenders: John Koronka.
Rookie of the Year:
John Koronka: 3-1 W-L, 4.25 ERA, 29.2 IP, 10 BB, 20 SO.
I decided to go with John because the only other 2 rookies on the team are Ian Kinsler (injured) and Drew Meyer (only 11 AB). Plus, he has had a pretty good year.
MVP: Chris Shelton: 89AB, 16 R, 30 H, 10 HR, 20 RBI, .337 AVG, .410 OBP, .809 SLG.
Contenders: Jim Thome, Miguel Tejeda.
Cy Young: Jose Contreras: 4-0 W-L, 1.45 ERA, 37.1 IP, 8 BB, 17 SO.
Contenders: Mike Maroth, Brad Halsey, Curt Schilling
MVP: Albert Pujols: 80 AB, 26 R, 28 H, 14 HR, 32 RBI, .350 AVG, .495 OBP, .925 SLG.
Cy Young: Greg Maddux: 5-0 W-L, 1.35 ERA, 33.1 IP, 6 BB, 24 SO
Contenders: Bronson Arroyo
Come back next week for an analysis of the ‘80’s decade on the Rangers Hall of Fame ballot.