Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mid-Season Awards

This week I will give out my mid-season awards. Stats are as of the All-Star break.

Rangers MVP:
Gary Matthews, Jr.: .328 AVG, 10 HR, 47 RBI
Runner-up: Michael Young
Last month: 1st – Hank Blalock, 2nd – Michael Young

Rangers Cy Young:
Vicente Padilla: 8-5 W-L, 4.44 ERA, 107.1 IP, 90 SO
Runner-up: Akinori Otsuka
Last month: 1st – Akinori Otsuka, 2nd – Kevin Millwood

Rangers Rookie of the Year:
Ian Kinsler: .320 AVG, 7 HR, 26 RBI
Runner-up: John Koronka
Last month: 1st – John Koronka, 2nd – Ian Kinsler

Most Disappointing Rangers Hitter:
Mark Teixeira: .275 AVG, 9 HR, 49 RBI, 71 SO
Runner-up: Brad Wilkerson

Most Disappointing Rangers Pitcher:
Kevin Millwood: 8-5 W-L, 4.83 ERA, 110 IP, 75 SO
Runner-up: Robinson Tejeda

Jim Thome: .298 AVG, 30 HR, 77 RBI
Runner-up: David Ortiz
Last month: 1st – Travis Hafner, 2nd – Jim Thome

AL Cy Young:
Roy Halladay: 12-2 W-L, 2.92 ERA, 129.1 IP, 72 SO
Runner-up: Johan Santana
Last month: 1st – Mike Mussina, 2nd – Scott Kazmir

Most Disappointing AL Hitter:
Richie Sexson: .218 AVG, 16 HR, 59 RBI, 92 SO
Runner-up: Mark Teixeira

Most Disappointing AL Pitcher:
Jeff Weaver: 3-10 W-L, 6.29 ERA, 88.2 IP, 62 SO
Runner-up: Carlos Silva

David Wright: .316 AVG, 20 HR, 74 RBI
Runner-up: Lance Berkman
Last month: 1st – Albert Pujols, 2nd – Alfonso Soriano

NL Cy Young:
Brad Penny: 10-2 W-L, 2.91 ERA, 108.1 IP, 82 SO
Runner-up: Tom Glavine
Last month: 1st – Brandon Webb, 2nd – Bronson Arroyo

Most Disappointing NL Hitter:
Carlos Delgado: .252 AVG, 22 HR, 56 RBI, 74 SO
Runner-up: Bobby Abreu

Most Disappointing NL Pitcher:
Oliver Perez: 2-10 W-L, 6.63 ERA, 76 IP, 61 SO
Runner-up: Jorge Sosa

Come back nest week for an interview of RoughRiders pitcher Steve Rowe.


Ken Pittman said...

Hey Grant-
Great job... several changes since last month. What about AL/NL ROY? AL is pretty obvious - Liriano right now with several others that could win in another year (Verlander and Papelbon especially). NL is a little tougher to predict right now. I'd probably pick Uggla right now, but Josh Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman are really close. What do you think?

David said...

Great picks, Grant. I might take Ortiz over Thome for AL MVP, but Thome is definitely right there and both are on first place teams. For NL MVP, now that Pujols is back, I bet he'll pass Wright up by the time you do your awards again at the end of August. Hopefully, Millwood and Texiera will have big 2nd halves and move from disappointing to their normal Cy Young/MVP level.

Grant Schiller said...

Hi Ken,
For the AL, Liriano. In the NL I'd pick Dan Uggla. The thing that makes me chose Dan is he is an All-Star.