My IBWAA Season Awards Ballot

It has been far, far too long since I last wrote on this blog. That’s just the way that it is when life gets in the way of entertainment. With the postseason and offseason on the way, I hope to provide my typical prospect list, while finding creative ways to update transactions and preview the 2016. However, we aren’t there yet.

The 2015 season has had a lot of interesting tales. From the Chicago Cubs and their Joe Maddon-led youth movement to the New York Mets shutting down opponents and gloating in the Nationals complete collapse, the season has been full of drama. Arrogant relievers trying to choke superstars (Jonathan Papelbon vs. Bryce Harper) and the redemption of a fallen star (Alex Rodriguez) were also quite entertaining. With the season wrapping up, I have the awesome opportunity to vote in the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America (IBWAA) Season Awards ballot.

Here is how I voted:

Courtesy: Toronto Sun
Courtesy: Toronto Sun

American League Most Valuable Player:

  1. Josh Donaldson, Toronto Blue Jays, 3B
  2. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, OF
  3. Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles, 3B
  4. Kevin Kiermaier, Tampa Bay Rays, OF
  5. Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros, LHP
  6. David Price, Toronto Blue Jays, LHP
  7. Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles, 1B/OF/DH
  8. Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals, OF
  9. Jason Kipnis, Cleveland Indians, 2B
  10. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays, OF
Courtesy: Sports World News
Courtesy: Sports World News

National League Most Valuable Player:

  1. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals, OF
  2. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers, RHP
  3. Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs, RHP
  4. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers, LHP
  5. Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds, 1B
  6. Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks, 1B
  7. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates, OF
  8. Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants, C
  9. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, 1B
  10. Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals, 3B
Courtesy: NY Daily News
Courtesy: NY Daily News

American League Cy Young:

  1. Dallas Keuchel, Houston Astros, LHP
  2. David Price, Toronto Blue Jays, LHP
  3. Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox, LHP
  4. Chris Archer, Tampa Bay Rays, RHP
  5. Sonny Gray, Oakland Athletics, RHP

National League Cy Young:

  1. Zack Greinke, Los Angeles Dodgers, RHP
  2. Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs, RHP
  3. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers, LHP
  4. Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals, RHP
  5. Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates, RHP
Courtesy: Getty Images
Courtesy: Getty Images

American League Rookie of the Year:

  1. Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians, SS
  2. Carlos Correa, Houston Astros, SS
  3. Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins, DH

National League Rookie of the Year:

  1. Kris Bryant, Chicago Cubs, 3B
  2. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets, RHP
  3. Addison Russell, Chicago Cubs, 2B

American League Manager of the Year:

  1. John Gibbons, Toronto Blue Jays
  2. Jeff Banister, Texas Rangers
  3. Paul Molitor, Minnesota Twins
Courtesy: Mets Plus
Courtesy: Mets Plus

National League Manager of the Year:

  1. Terry Collins, New York Mets
  2. Joe Maddon, Chicago Cubs
  3. Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates

American League Reliever of the Year:

  1. Andrew Miller, New York Yankees, LHP
  2. Zach Britton, Baltimore Orioles, LHP
  3. Wade Davis, Kansas City Royals, RHP
Courtesy: RumBunter.com
Courtesy: RumBunter.com

National League Reliever of the Year:

  1. Mark Melancon, Pittsburgh Pirates, RHP
  2. Trevor Rosenthal, St. Louis Cardinals, RHP
  3. Jeurys Familia, New York Mets, RHP

 

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