This week I will give my May Awards. These are as if the season ended at the end of May.
Rangers MVP: Josh Hamilton, TEX: .326 AVG, 14 HR, 61 RBI: Josh is 2nd in the AL in batting average, tied for 1st in homers, and 1st in all of baseball in RBI’s.
Runner-up: Ian Kinsler, TEX
Rangers Cy Young: Vicente Padilla, TEX: 7-2 W-L, 3.67 ERA, 54 K: Vicente has had a very solid year, with a solid record, a solid ERA, a solid number of innings, and a solid number of strikeouts.
Runner-up: Jamey Wright, TEX
Rangers Rookie of the Year: David Murphy, TEX: .283 AVG, 6 HR, 36 RBI: David is leading all AL rookies in RBI’s, and is just having a great year.
Runner-up: Brandon Boggs, TEX
AL MVP: Josh Hamilton, TEX: .326 AVG, 14 HR, 61 RBI: Josh is a Triple Crown threat and has led the Rangers to a winning record so far.
Runner-up: Carlos Quentin, CWS
AL Cy Young: Cliff Lee, CLE: 8-1 W-L, 1.88 ERA, 57 K: Cliff is tied for the AL lead in wins, and has the best ERA in the AL. He’s gotten almost a third of the team’s wins.
Runner-up: Daisuke Matsuzaka, BOS
AL Rookie of the Year: David Murphy, TEX: .283 AVG, 6 HR, 36 RBI:
Runner-up: Aaron Laffey, CLE
AL Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon, TB
Runner-up: Bob Geren, OAK
NL MVP: Chase Utley, PHI: .311 AVG, 20 HR, 50 RBI: Chase leads the MLB in homers, leads the NL in RBI’s and is batting over .300 on a first place team.
Runner-up: Chipper Jones, ATL
NL Cy Young: Edinson Volquez, CIN: 7-2 W-L, 1.46 ERA, 83 K: Edinson has seven wins, has the lowest ERA in baseball, and has the most strikeouts in baseball.
Runner-up: Brandon Webb, ARI
NL Rookie of the Year: Joey Votto, CIN: .293 AVG, 10 HR, 29 RBI: In his rookie season, Votto is hitting almost .300, and has 10 homers through May.
Runner-up: Jair Jurrjens, ATL
NL Manager of the Year: Fredi Gonzalez, FLA
Runner-up: Cecil Cooper, HOU
Results of last weeks’ poll:
What do you think has been the Rangers best category so far this year?
Hitting – 86%
Pitching – 14%
Fielding – 0%
Come back next week for an interview with Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton.