This week I will post my June Awards. The All-Star post will be moved to next week, since my computer crashed, and that will work out well, since the All-Star teams will be announced next weekend.
MVP: Josh Hamilton, TEX (.348 AVG, 17 HR, 54 RBI) – Josh leads the team in both home runs and batting average, and is second in RBIs. He really has carried the team on his shoulders in the month of June.
Runner-up: Vladimir Guerrero, TEX (.326 AVG, 15 HR, 60 RBI)
Cy Young: Colby Lewis, TEX (7-5, 3.28 ERA, 94 K) – Colby has been the best Rangers starter by far this year, as he leads the team in both wins and strikeouts, while he leads the rotation in ERA. He has been amazing.
Runner-up: CJ Wilson, TEX (6-3, 3.35 ERA, 69 K)
Rookie of the Year: Neftali Feliz, TEX (20 SV, 2.78 ERA, 37 K) – Neftali leads the American League in saves as a rookie, and the Rangers’ second best rookie is hitting .227.
Runner-up: Justin Smoak, TEX (.227 AVG, 8 HR, 34 RBI)
MVP: Miguel Cabrera, DET (.330 AVG, 20 HR, 63 RBI) – Miguel leads the American League in RBIs with 63, is 6th in batting average at .330, and is tied for 1st in HR with 20.
Runner-up: Josh Hamilton, TEX (.348 AVG, 17 HR, 54 RBI)
Cy Young: David Price, TB (11-3, 2.44 ERA, 84 K) – David has been dominant so far this season for the Rays, and he leads the AL in wins, is second in ERA, and has thrown almost 100 innings.
Runner-up: Clay Buchholz, BOS (10-4, 2.45 ERA, 64 K)
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Boesch, DET (.337 AVG, 11 HR, 40 RBI) – Brandon is hitting well over the century mark at .337, and leads AL rookies in average, home runs, and RBIs.
Runner-up: Neftali Feliz, TEX (20 SV, 2.78 ERA, 37 K)
Manager of the Year: Jim Leyland, DET (39-34, t-2nd place) – Jim has taken a Tigers team that wasn’t expected to do much all the way up to 2nd place in the AL Central, and they are only 1.5 games back of the Twins.
Runner-up: Joe Madden, TB (44-30, 2nd place)
MVP: Adrian Gonzalez, SD (.313 AVG, 16 HR, 49 RBI) – Adrian is in the top of the NL in batting average (5th), home runs (t-4th), and RBIs (11th), so he’s just had an all-around solid year.
Runner-up: Albert Pujols, STL (.306 AVG, 15 HR, 50 RBI)
Cy Young: Ubaldo Jimenez, COL (13-1, 1.60 ERA, 95 K) – Ubaldo had a bad outing last time on the mound to balloon his ERA to a huge 1.60. But his 13 wins, which lead baseball, make up for his lackluster ERA, and so do his 95 Ks.
Runner-up: Josh Johnson, FLA (8-3, 1.83 ERA, 107 K)
Rookie of the Year: Jaime Garcia, STL (7-3, 1.79 ERA, 70 K) – Jaime has the 2nd lowest ERA in the National League behind Ubaldo Jimenez, and if you’re one of the three best pitchers in the league as a rookie, you should get the Rookie of the Year Award.
Runner-up: Mike Leake, CIN (5-1, 2.92 ERA, 58 K)
Manager of the Year: Bud Black, SD (44-30, 1st place) – Bud has led a Padres team that was supposed to be a last place bottom-feeder at the beginning of the year into a team with the best record in the National League.
Runner-up: Bobby Cox, ATL (44-31, 1st place)
Come back next week for my All-Star teams.