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2010 midseason awards

July 14, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

MVP: Robinson Cano

It’s hard to deny Cano’s talent the most valuable player award for the first half. Despite his numbers — his batting average is fifth in all of baseball — Cano has been the center piece of a Yankee team that holds the best record in baseball. With Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter — who were all essential pieces to last years championship — contributing minimally, Robinson Cano has almost single-handedly catapulted this team to an even better position than last season.

Honorable mention: Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Justin Morneau

Cy Young: Ubaldo Jimenez

After throwing 2010’s first no-hitter, Ubaldo Jimenez has mowed down the entire National League, posting a 2.20 ERA and a league leading 15 wins. He has kept the Rockies in contention, just two games back of the San Diego Padres.

Honorable mention: Josh Johnson, Roy Halladay, David Price

Rookie of the year: Brennan Boesch

With a .342 batting average, Boesch has very quietly taken over the fourth best batting average in all of baseball. His 12 home runs are the most for a rookie this season, and he is on pace to be just the 10th rookie in major league baseball history to hit 20 home runs. With his team just a half game back of the White Sox, Boesch can be a big difference maker for the 2010 Tigers.

Honorable mention: Jason Heyward, Ike Davis, Stephen Strasburg

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One Response to “2010 midseason awards”
  1. Tom Strother says:

    First, in your honorable mention group, you might have included Josh Hamilton and Vlad Guerrero.
    Secondly, Joey Votto,a National Leaguer, is going to have to have an historic year to beat out Cano,
    Cabrera or Morneau for the American League MVP.

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