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MVP: Evan Longoria
The American League MVP race is going to be ridiculous. Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez and Prince Fielder are just a few of the names that could be considered front runners.
While his competition is surrounded by other great bats, Evan Longoria is a standout for Tampa Bay. I think he finds a way to combine his 2010 lethality with his 2011 power, and posts the best offensive season of his career. Add in that Gold Glove D, and you've got a prime MVP candidate.
Cy Young: Felix Hernandez
This is going to be another amazing race. The American League aces bring their own form of domination, and each is a standout for Cy Young.
King Felix won the Cy Young in 2010, but seemed to regress in 2011. While his ERA rose, his peripherals stayed pretty solid. With the M's looking to provide better defense and run support in 2012, Hernandez will have the support he needs to be the best pitcher in baseball—again.
Rookie of the Year: Matt Moore
Hands down, easiest pick of all. Lots of great prospects to watch this season, but none more touted than Matt Moore. This kid is good, and he's going to show it through all of 2012.
Manager of the Year: Ned Yost
Kansas City is on the verge of becoming a great team, but there's a lot of young talent to manage. I think Ned Yost does a fantastic job and keeps Kansas City in the hunt all season long.