Dodgers Dark Horse candidates for every major MLB award

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National League Cy Young

Bobby Miller

With Clayton Kershaw set to miss time due to injury, the only regular starter from last season in the rotation to open the year is Bobby Miller. He is coming off an impressive rookie campaign for the Dodgers, where he pitched 124.1 innings with a 3.76 ERA. Miller was very consistent and reliable for the Dodgers, as only Kershaw pitched more innings than him, which you might not like for the 35-year-old.

Miller is now projected to be the third starter for the Dodgers, following two big offseason acquisitions, Tyler Glasnow and Yoshinobu Yamamoto. At just 24 years of age, it would not be a surprise to see Miller take a big jump this year and possibly even become the Dodgers ace by the end of the season. Again, if you do not like the color red, I would avoid Bobby Miller's Baseball Savant page.

Comeback Player of the Year

Gavin Lux

Touted to be the Dodgers' starting shortstop last season, Gavin Lux faced a devastating injury that cost him a year of playing in the MLB. This spring training has shown that Lux is still climbing that hill (subscription required) to become the player that he once was. 

While this award is not always given to a player returning from a major injury, if Lux is able to find what he had going on pre-injury, it would be quite the comeback story, and hard not to consider him for the honors.

When you add those two obstacles together, it shows that Lux has a lot to overcome in order to win this award, which is why he is the perfect dark horse.