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On the first day of awards announcements from SB Nation's baseball writers, there were few surprises at the top.
Near the end of the regular season, Big Al, SB Nation's baseball writers and I all got together (virtually, anyway) to cast our votes for end-of-season awards. We'll be announcing them this week, just as the Baseball Writers Association will be announcing its awards.
As you'd expect, Mike Trout easily earned the AL award. He ran away with it, picking up every voter's first-place tally. His stats were, oh hell, they were good. I don't need to look them up. He ran, he caught things, he hit the ball, you know the deal.
The preseason favorite for the award, Yu Darvish, won the non-Trout portion of the ballot, earning 16 second-place votes. Yoenis Cespedes came in third.
|Mike Trout||Los Angeles Angels||26||130|
|Yu Darvish||Texas Rangers||16||7||55|
|Yoenis Cespedes||Oakland Athletics||9||10||37|
|Jarrod Parker||Oakland Athletics||1||6||9|
|Jesus Montero||Seattle Mariners||1||1|
|Matt Moore||Tampa Bay Rays||1||1|
|Wei-Yin Chen||Baltimore Orioles||1||1|
The NL side of the equation was only slightly more fun, as preseason-favorite Bryce Harper easily won. Wade Miley of the Diamondbacks was the only player even close, picking up eight first-place votes and 21 second. Todd Frazier of the Reds finished third.
Also looking over this list reminds me that I really didn't pay much attention to the NL this year. Who are these guys?!
|Bryce Harper||Washington Nationals||26||9||157|
|Wade Miley||Arizona Diamondbacks||8||21||5||108|
|Todd Frazier||Cincinnati Reds||1||4||9||26|
|Norichika Aoki||Milwaukee Brewers||14||14|
|Zack Cozart||Cincinnati Reds||1||2||5|
|Andrelton Simmons||Atlanta Braves||1||1|
|Anthony Rizzo||Chicago Cubs||1||1|
|Lucas Harrell||Houston Astros||1||1|
|Mike Fiers||Milwaukee Brewers||1||1|
|Yasmani Grandal||San Diego Padres||1||1|
SBN voters also picked Cy Young and MVP winners. Awards results will continue to be announced throughout the week. If I'm feeling ever-so-kind I'll write my pick for AL manager of the year sometime, too.