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Predicting MLB’s National League Awards 2020

The 2020 MLB season finally begins tonight. And every season, there are several 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.

Side Note: Both leagues will find themselves with the Designated Hitter rule being implemented. Which is something that I have long been hoping would become permanent. You can check out our Baseball Case Study on YouTube about the DH Rule. Or you can also check out any one of three articles we have previously penned on the topic. (Debating the DH, To DH or Not to DH; That is the Question,3 Reasons Universal DH Stays after 2020)

Silver Sluggers

Catcher: J.T. Realmuto – Philadelphia Phillies
First Base: Rhys Hoskins – Philadelphia Phillies
Second Base: Ozzie Albies – Atlanta Braves
Third Base: Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
Shortstop: Javier Baez – Chicago Cubs
Left Field: Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers
Center Field: Cody Bellinger – Los Angeles Dodgers
Right Field: Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies
Designated Hitter: Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs

Gold Glove Winners

Catcher: J.T. Realmuto – Philadelphia Phillies
First Base: Paul Goldschmidt – St. Louis Cardinals
Second Base: Ozzie Albies – Atlanta Braves
Third Base: Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
Shortstop: Javier Baez – Chicago Cubs
Left Field: Ronald Acuna Jr – Atlanta Braves
Center Field: Cody Bellinger – Los Angeles Dodgers
Right Field: Bryce Harper – Philadelphia Phillies
Pitcher: Madison Bumgarner – Arizona Diamondbacks

Rookie of the Year: Gavin Lux – Los Angeles Dodgers

Manager of the Year: Joe Girardi – Philadelphia Phillies

Cy Young: Aaron Nola – Philadelphia Phillies

Most Valuable Player: Bryce Harper

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