Three months of the 2015 MLB season are in the books, and we have some real trends to evaluate.
From a team perspective, the St. Louis Cardinals are threatening to run away and hide with the best record in the league. At this point, the Cards are an astounding 51-24 (.680), and if they are able to keep that pace, we’re looking at an 110-win club. To be clear, that is an incredible pace in terms of modern MLB clubs.
Individually, though, things are at least slightly more muddled, especially in terms of some of the league’s award races. As you will see shortly, a handful of award pursuits are fairly cut and dry at this moment in time, as certain players attempt to separate from the pack, but there are also races that are about as clear as mud through three months, and that adds intrigue.
In this space, our task is to take a glance at how those award races are shaking out to this point, and we will do just that. Last week’s list can be found here, and given that only seven days have passed, there will always be similarities. There is, however, some shuffling in the ranks, and that is also to be expected.
Let’s dive in to the races, beginning with National League rookies.
Next: NL Rookie of the Year