The 2020 MLB season finally begins tonight. And every season there are a number of awards that are handed out at seasons’ end. So with that in mind, we present our picks for the 2020 American League Award winners.
The awards that will be predicted will be the standard year-end awards of MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year. As well as each position’s Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winners. And as fans of Major League Baseball, make up your own predictions and see how many predictions you get correct at the end of the season. We will list the players for each section. And as this is merely a speculative list no stats or overall analysis will be given.
Catcher: Gary Sanchez – New York Yankees First Base: Carlos Santana – Cleveland Indians Second Base: Jose Altuve – Houston Astros Third Base: Alex Bregman- Houston Astros Shortstop: Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians Left Field: Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox Center Field: Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Right Field: Aaron Judge – New York Yankees Designated Hitter: JD Martinez – Boston Red Sox
Gold Glove Winners
Catcher: Martin Maldonado – Houston Astros First Base: Matt Olson – Oakland Athletics Second Base: Cesar Hernandez – Cleveland Indians Third Base: Matt Chapman – Oakland Athletics Shortstop: Andrelton Simmons – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Left Field: Brett Gardner – New York Yankees Center Field: Aaron Hicks – New York Yankees Right Field: Aaron Judge – New York Yankees Pitcher: Zack Greinke – Houston Astros
Rookie of the Year: Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox
Manager of the Year: Aaron Boone – New York Yankees
Cy Young: Gerrit Cole – New York Yankees
Most Valuable Player: Aaron Judge – New York Yankees
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