Updated look at the MLB Awards heading into the second half of the season
The “second half” is here.
While the halfway point of any baseball season doesn’t generally land during the All-Star break, the MLB calendar is theoretically divided by the Mid-Summer Classic, and that is now behind us. In short, the sport begins to kick it up a notch once the break is in the rear view mirror, as the race for the pennant continues in earnest as the stars of the sport begin to shine brightly.
In this space each week, our task is to take a glance at how the league’s individual 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 between the two rankings. There is, however, some shuffling to go through, and that is also to be expected given the every day nature of baseball itself.
Let’s get things started with a look at the NL Rookie of the Year race, followed by glances at Cy Young and MVP pursuits in both leagues.
Next: NL Rookie of the Year