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  1. First-third awards: 2011 AL MVP

    Jun 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Closing out the selections with the one no-brainer in the bunch.  Still., there’s a good race for second place. First, the OPS leaders: 1.276 – Jose Bautista (OF TOR): .360/.502/.773, 20 HR, 40 RBI, 5 SB in 172 AB 1.064 – Matt Joyce (OF TB): .364/.423/.642, 10 HR, 31 RBI, 4 SB in 173 AB…

  2. First-third awards: 2011 NL MVP

    Jun 2, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

    Now we’re on to the MVP awards. I’ll start with the more controversial of the two. Here are the league’s OPS leaders to date: 1.044 – Lance Berkman (OF STL): .329/.449/.595, 11 HR, 36 RBI, 0 SB in 158 AB 1.001 – Joey Votto (1B CIN): .338/.468/.532, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 4 SB in 201…

  3. First-third awards: 2011 AL Rookie of the Year

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Wilson Ramos, who started off in the AL with the Twins, was my choice as the NL Rookie of the Year one-third of the way through the season.  Now on to the other league. Just for the fun of it, we’ll look at the hitters first: Mark Trumbo (1B Angels): .256/.306/.472, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 5…

  4. First-third awards: 2011 NL Cy Young

    Jun 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    Following up yesterday’s look at the AL Cy Young race one-third of the way through the season, here’s the rundown on the NL. First, the top 10 starters by ERA: 1. Jair Jurrjens (Braves): 7-1, 1.51 ERA, 38/11 K/BB in 65.2 IP 2. Josh Johnson (Marlins): 3-1, 1.64 ERA, 56/20 K/BB in 60.1 IP 3.…

  5. First-third awards: 2011 AL Cy Young

    May 31, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett vs. Yankees

    On to the AL Cy Young Award race.  First, the league’s ERA leaders: 1. Josh Beckett (Red Sox): 4-2, 1.80 ERA, 63/25 K/BB in 70 IP 2. Jered Weaver (Angels): 6-4, 2.10 ERA, 77/20 K/BB in 85 2/3 IP 3. James Shields (Rays): 5-3, 2.15 ERA, 81/18 K/BB in 83 2/3 IP 4. Gio Gonzalez…

  6. First-third awards: 2011 NL Rookie of the Year

    May 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    We’re one third of the way through the season, so it’s time to check in on the award races.  First up is the NL Rookie of the Year. The candidates Wilson Ramos (C Nationals): .252/.336/.403, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB in 119 AB Darwin Barney (2B Cubs): .311/.333/.389, 1 HR, 24 RBI, 3 SB…

  7. First-third awards – NL MVP

    Jun 5, 2009, 6:38 PM EDT

    We’ll use VORP to come up with a list of candidates and go from there. Position players only. I think Dan Haren should figure into the mix for the bottom half of the ballot, but the rest of the top 10 will be hitters. 1. Albert Pujols – 37.22. Raul Ibanez – 33.43. Carlos Beltran…

  8. First-third awards – AL Cy Young

    Jun 5, 2009, 5:40 PM EDT

    Yeah, it’s a no-brainer, but let’s look at a few lists anyway. Top 10 in ERA 1. Zack Greinke – 1.10 in 82 IP2. Jered Weaver – 2.26 in 75 2/3 IP3. Edwin Jackson – 2.30 in 74 1/3 IP4. Erik Bedard – 2.37 in 60 2/3 IP5. Roy Halladay – 2.77 in 91 IP6.…

  9. First-third awards – NL Rookie of the Year

    Jun 5, 2009, 5:06 PM EDT

    I’m tempted to just skip this one, as no one is worth of the honor. Not one NL rookie pitcher ranks in the league’s top 40 in innings pitched. Here are the ERAs of everyone to have made at least seven starts: Kenshin Kawakami – 4.63 ERA in 58 1/3 IPJosh Geer – 5.44 ERA…

  10. First-third awards – AL MVP

    Jun 4, 2009, 7:20 PM EDT

    Let’s turn back to VORP to generate the list of candidates. Hitters only, for now: 1. Joe Mauer – 36.02. Jason Bartlett – 31.33. Justin Morneau – 29.74. Evan Longoria – 29.45. Adam Jones – 27.46. Victor Martinez – 27.27. Kevin Youkilis – 26.78. Jason Bay – 26.29. Torii Hunter – 24.710. Russell Branyan –…

  11. First-third awards – NL Cy Young

    Jun 4, 2009, 5:58 PM EDT

    With Johan Santana coming back to the pack lately, the NL currently has nine starters with ERA between 2.00 and 2.70. 1. Johan Santana – 2.00 ERA in 72 IP2. Wandy Rodriguez – 2.26 ERA in 67 2/3 IP3. Matt Cain – 2.31 ERA in 66 1/3 IP4. Dan Haren – 2.42 ERA in 78…

  12. First-third awards – AL Rookie of the Year

    Jun 4, 2009, 4:57 PM EDT

    Toronto’s Scott Richmond was the AL’s top rookie during April, but he’s since fallen behind four players, all of whom have a case for Rookie of the Year honors to date: Elvis Andrus (SS Rangers) – While Matt Wieters, Nolan Reimold, Aaron Cunningham and others still have plenty of time to make up ground, Andrus…

  13. Zack Greinke is your first-third NL Cy Young

    Apr 7, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

    Zack Greinke

    The last couple of years I’ve done first-third awards at the end of May, handing out Rookie of the Years, Cy Youngs and MVPs at the end of May based on what had happened 54 or so games in. This year, I’m going to call one a little early: Zack Greinke will be the first-third…

  14. Midseason Awards: AL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 13, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT

    The AL ROY class looks a little stronger now than it did a third of the way through the season, when I had Rick Porcello edging out Elvis Andrus for the top spot, but it’s all because of the pitchers. The rookie position players have been a truly dreadful lot. According to VORP, not one…

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  16. Midseason NL Most Valuable Player

    Jul 15, 2009, 7:01 PM EDT

    Fortunately, this one is going to be a lot easier to figure out than the AL ballot. Let’s start with the NL’s top position players according to VORP: 1. Albert Pujols – 62.62. Hanley Ramirez – 46.63. Chase Utley – 46.04. Prince Fielder – 43.45. Pablo Sandoval – 37.86. Raul Ibanez – 34.07. Ryan Braun…

  17. Midseason AL Most Valuable Player

    Jul 15, 2009, 4:29 PM EDT

    I went with Zack Greinke as AL MVP one-third of the way through the season, but he’s fallen back to the pack by posting a 3.97 ERA since the beginning of June. The focus will return to the position players this time around. Here’s the top 16, according to VORP: 1. Joe Mauer – 46.22.…

  18. Midseason AL Cy Young Award

    Jul 14, 2009, 6:34 PM EDT

    It was the easiest call of all of the awards when we looked back one-third of the way through the year, but things have tightened up a bit since, as Zack Greinke is no longer sporting a 1.10 ERA. Here’s the top 10 in ERA: 1. Zack Greinke – 2.12 ERA in 127 1/3 IP2.…

  19. Midseason NL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 14, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    The NL Rookie of the Year race has changed little since we checked in one-third of the way through the season. Randy Wells and J.A. Happ were neck-and-neck then, and I gave the nod to Wells, even though I expected more from Happ the rest of the way. At least a few hitters have started…

  20. Midseason NL Cy Young Award

    Jul 13, 2009, 6:14 PM EDT

    This was a difficult call one third of the way through the season, when I went with a top three of Dan Haren, Chad Billingsley and Johnny Cueto, and not a whole lot easier now. First, here’s the top 10 in ERA. 1. Dan Haren – 2.01 ERA in 130 IP2. Tim Lincecum – 2.33…

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