Saturday, September 29, 2007

End of Season Awards

This week I will give my end of the season awards (stats are through September 28th).

Rangers Awards:

Rangers MVP: Michael Young: .316 AVG, 9 HR, 94 RBI
Runner-up: Marlon Byrd

Rangers Cy Young: CJ Wilson: 2-1, 3.03 ERA, 63 SO, 12 SV
Runner-up: Kevin Millwood

Rangers Rookie of the Year: Jarrod Saltalamacchia: .266 AVG, 11 HR, 33 RBI
Runner-up: Luis Mendoza/Travis Metcalf

AL Awards:

AL MVP: A-ROD NYY: .312 AVG, 54 HR, 155 RBI
Runner-up: Vladimir Guerrero LAA

AL Cy Young: Josh Beckett BOS: 20-7, 3.27 ERA, 194 K
Runner-up: CC Sabathia CLE

AL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year: Bobby Jenks CWS: 3-5, 2.77 ERA, 56 K, 40 SV
Runner-up: Jonathon Papelbon BOS

AL Rookie of the Year: Dustin Pedroia BOS: .317 AVG, 8 HR, 50 RBI
Runner-up: Jarrod Saltalamacchia TEX

AL Manager of the Year: Eric Wedge CLE, 95-65
Runner-up: Mike Scioscia LAA

NL Awards:

NL MVP: Ryan Howard PHI: .265 AVG, 45 HR, 132 RBI
Runner-up: Jimmy Rollins PHI

NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy SD: 19-6, 2.36 ERA, 234 K
Runner-up: Brandon Webb ARI

NL Rolaids Relief Pitcher of the Year: Jose Valverde ARI: 1-4, 2.66 ERA, 78 K, 47 SV
Runner-up: Francisco Cordero MIL

NL Rookie of the Year: Ryan Braun MIL: .323 AVG, 34 HR, 96 RBI
Runner-up: Chris Young ARI

NL Manager of the Year: Bob Melvin ARI, 90-70
Runner-up: Charlie Manuel PHI

Results of last week’s poll:
Who do you think is the best player the Rangers traded for in 1999?
Francisco Cordero – 68%
Frank Catalanotto – 23%
Gabe Kapler – 9%

Come back next week for my playoff predictions.


Lynn said...

Thought you might want to see Mike Cope's Playoff predictions.
Yankees vs. Indians. Yankees
Angels vs. Red Sox. Angels
Rockies vs. Phillies. Phillies
Cubs vs. D’backs. Cubs
Yankees vs. Angels. Angels
Phillies vs. Cubs. Phillies
Angels vs. Phillies. Angels

Now . . . you?
Again on his blog at

Carolyn McBryde said...

We loved getting your letter. Thanks! Did we ever tell you that we went to church in Abilene with John Lackey and his family? I saw that he pitched last night and the Angels lost. Hard to beat his rookie year when he pitched the winning game of the world series. Such a great family. I hope he does well. Maybe the Rangers could trade for him!

Reid Report said...

Carlos Pena should be the AL Mvp runner up.Look at his stats!

46 HR, 121 RBI, 99 R, .282 AVG

Ryan Howard has had a good year but I think Matt Holliday has had a better year.Matt Holliday has gotten on base a lot more and has a lot better batting AVG. To score runs you have to get on base and that's exactly what Matt Holliday has done this year. Ryan Howard has hit for RBI and HR but Matt Holliday has hit for HR, RBI, R, and AVG.

Ryan Howard: 94 R, 47 HR, 136 RBI, .268 AVG

Matt Holliday: 120 R, 36 HR, 137 RBI, .340 AVG

grantlovesbaseball said...

Hi Ms. Lynn,

I noticed that all his 1st round predictions are wrong. My predictions in next weeks blog.

Hi Mrs. McBryde,

Thanks for your letter! That sounds so cool. I didn't know John lived in Abilene. Yeah, pitching the winning game of the World Series is hard to beat.

Hi Reid,

Carlos Pena didn't make the playoffs, so I don't agree with you on that, but now I would agree Matt Holliday should be NL MVP.