Ultimate MLB Second Half Guide: Analysis and Predictions for Trade Deadline, Standings, Awards, and the Playoffs


*Used some projected stats from FanGraphs ZiPs Updated Projections.

American League MVP:

Boston Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez

(.320 BA, 105 R, 46 HR, 4 SB, 125 RBI, .383 OBP, .638 SLG, 1.021 OPS, 5.6 WAR)

National League MVP:

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman

(.318 BA, 106 R, 38 HR, 10 SB, 114 RBI, .403 OBP, .562 SLG, .965 OPS, 5.8 WAR)

AL Cy Young:

New York Yankees SP Luis Severino

(21-5, 2.49 ERA, 33 GS, 211.0 IP, 164 H, 58 ER, 16 HR, 246 SO, 53 BB, 1.03 WHIP, 2.64 FIP)

NL Cy Young:

New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom

(11-8, 2.36 ERA, 32 GS, 202.0 IP, 160 H, 53 ER, 15 HR, 238 SO, 52 BB, 1.05 WHIP, 2.61 FIP)

AL Rookie of the Year:

New York Yankees 2B Gleyber Torres

(.279 BA, 54 R, 24 HR, 6 SB, 68 RBI, .340 OBP, .520 SLG, .861 OPS, 2.4 WAR)

NL Rookie of the Year:

Atlanta Braves OF Ronald Acuña Jr.

(.269 BA, 53 R, 15 HR, 13 SB, 47 RBI, .324 OBP, .461 SLG, .785 OPS, 1.4 WAR)

AL Manager of the Year:

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone

(Led Yankees to World Series championship and AL East pennant with a 104-58 record.)

NL Manager of the Year:

Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker

(Led Braves to World Series runner-up And NL East pennant with a 92-70 record.)

AL Reliever of the Year:

New York Yankees CP Aroldis Chapman

(5-1, 1.68 ERA, 43 SV, 63.0 IP, 33 H, 12 ER, 3 HR, 108 SO, 26 BB, 0.92 WHIP, 1.67 FIP)

NL Reliever of the Year:

Washington Nationals CP Sean Doolittle

(4-3, 1.99 ERA, 38 SV, 60.0 IP, 35 H, 13 ER, 6 HR, 80 SO, 7 BB, 0.69 WHIP, 2.19 FIP)

American League Silver Sluggers:

Tigers C John Hicks

White Sox 1B Jose Abreu

Astros 2B Jose Altuve

Indians 3B Jose Ramirez

Indians SS Francisco Lindor

Angels OF Mike Trout

Red Sox OF Mookie Betts

Yankees OF Aaron Judge

Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez

National League Silver Sluggers:

Brewers C J.T. Realmuto

Braves 1B Freddie Freeman

Cardinals 2B Scooter Gennett

Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado

Dodgers SS Manny Machado

Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon

Dodgers OF Matt Kemp

Braves OF Nick Markakis

American League Gold Gloves:

Royals C Salvador Perez

Athletics 1B Matt Olson

Angels 2B Ian Kinsler

Athletics 3B Matt Chapman

Angels SS Andrelton Simmons

Royals OF Alex Gordon

Red Sox OF Mookie Betts

Tigers OF Leonys Martin

National League Gold Gloves:

Giants C Buster Posey

Giants 1B Brandon Belt

Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong

Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon

Marlins SS Miguel Rojas

Brewers OF Lorenzo Cain

Cubs OF Jason Heyward

Diamondbacks OF Jarrod Dyson


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