The final month of the 2015 MLB season is in view. It has been a wonderfully encouraging season for the sport, with star power in both leagues and fantastic stories (hello, Cubs and Astros) from a team perspective. It remains to be seen if this particular campaign can live up to the suddenly lofty expectations when pennant races are decided in September, but at this point, we’re all just here to enjoy the ride.
In this space each week, our task is to take a glance at how MLB’s individual award races are shaking out, and we will do just that. Last week’s choices 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 everyday nature of baseball itself.
Let’s get things started with a glance at the Rookie of the Year race, followed by a breakdowns of the Cy Young and MVP pursuits in both leagues.
Next: NL Rookie of the Year