During the final weeks of the regular season, MLB award candidates will heavily influence the wide-open pennant races while trying to bolster their candidacies.
In these updated predictions, I explain how certain players have been able to distinguish themselves from the competition.
Though the preseason favorites haven't met expectations, several dark horses are enjoying career years and leading their teams toward the postseason (or at least sparing them from last-place embarrassment).
Amazing accomplishments from previously unheralded players have made the summer of 2012 a memorable one.
If you would be so kind as to click through my picks and share your thoughts, I'd be happy to engage in great debates.