Dodgers Way Contributors MLB Regular Season Award Predictions

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: The crowd reacts as Brad Peacock
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: The crowd reacts as Brad Peacock /
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MLB Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 07: Paul Goldschmidt /


*Nolan Arenado – You can make the case there is not a more complete player in baseball than Arenado.  Offensively he anchored the heart of a good Rockies lineup and defensively I have never seen a better third baseman. The Rockies would be fighting for 4th place rather than the wild card without him. @wittman7

*Nolan Arenado – The best overall player in the National League this season. Hit for average and power. Also, he is the best defensive 3rd baseman in the game, and led the Rockies to the playoffs. @rvargas0

*Nolan Arenado – Most complete of the three big MVP candidates. Ridiculous defense, highly productive offensive stats, and just an all-around player. Only Stanton’s 59 home runs could stop him from possibly winning. @bsmithme3

* Charlie Blackmon– Won the NL batting title. He had a higher OPS than his teammate Arenado with the same amount of home runs with 37. Blackmon had fewer RBI but still managed to get over 100 from the leadoff spot. He was the spark plug of the Rockies. @_hponce

Paul Goldschmidt – Along with another great candidate in Nolan Arenado, Goldy has been “America’s First Baseman” for the past few years now. Has deserved MVP before and certainly deserves it now with the value he has provided to Arizona. Goldy is a perennial candidate of a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and MVP. @DGabruch

*Cody Bellinger – Very wide open race. Any of the guys mentioned above are deserving. But Bellinger was truly the most valuable to his team. The Dodgers wouldn’t be the best in the majors without him. He played four different positions defensively very well. Was not even in the plans to be a major contributor this season, but he immediately became the cornerstone of the franchise. @ACGonzo7

Giancarlo Stanton – Had an INSANE year crushing baseballs in every ballpark. The MVP in baseball doesn’t require your team to make the postseason as they have shown in the past with Mike Trout. Stanton was without a doubt the most powerful hitter in baseball and drove in 132 runs in Marlins lineup that had trouble scoring. @cbece013

MLB Awards
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 18: Aaron Judge /


Aaron Judge – The most prolific season for a rookie ever and although Altuve hits for a better average, Judge can hit a home run every at-bat. Game-changing bat and the Yankees are watching the post-season without him. @wittman7

Jose Altuve – Despite only standing 5-6, he did everything for the Astros. While his primary competition Aaron Judge hit more home runs, Altuve adds so much more defensively and on the base pads. Also, he struck out 84 times in 662 at-bats. Judge had 208 strikeouts in 678 at-bats. @rvargas0

Jose Altuve – All around man. Led all of baseball in batting average while playing in all but nine games. 20+ home run season on top of the fact that he knocked in over 80 runs batting mostly at the number three spot in the lineup.

Aaron Judge – Flip of a coin between Judge and Altuve. But I went with Judge because of his value to the Yankees. When he struggled so did the Yankees. His value can’t be matched by Altuve. @_hponce

Jose Altuve – Had Mike Trout not been on the DL with injury for such an extended period, this would likely go to Trout. But the bottom line is that Altuve has been one of the top-five players in baseball. This year more than ever, Houston has been able to count on him to do absolutely anything and everything right. @DGabruch

Aaron Judge – This has been Trout’s award to lose every year since he came up. Altuve has been better all around with no real prolonged slump during the year. But the Yankees aren’t even sniffing the playoffs this year without Judge and his monster season. Judge is the most valuable to his team by far. @ACGonzo7

Aaron Judge – Was the surprise of the year for the MLB. He set the baseball world on fire with his power and single-handedly carried the Yankees to the postseason in a very difficult division. Altuve has a better supporting cast with Correa, Bregman, and Spring making me lean toward Judge. @cbece013

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* All players marked were not among the final three in voting among their award. *