Officially, every team has now played 40 games on the season, which means the first quarter of the 2009 season is over. If awards were given out today, here's how I would vote.
American League MVP: Justin Morneau (Minnesota Twins)
Justin Morneau is one of two players in the American League to be in top-10 in batting average, home runs, RBI, and OPS. Morneau is batting .343, with 13 home runs, 40 RBI, and a 1.082 OPS.
|2||Evan Longoria (TB)||.333||11||49||1.034||2|
|3||Miguel Cabrera (Det)||.367||9||33||1.024||1|
|4||Adam Jones (Bal)||.359||10||32||1.068||4|
|5||Jason Bartlett (TB)||.373||7||30||1.014||14|
|6||Aaron Hill (Tor)||.350||11||35||.932||2|
|7||Jason Bay (Bos)||.286||13||45||1.036||4|
|8||Victor Martinez (Cle)||.371||7||30||1.025||0|
|9||Torii Hunter (LAA)||.314||10||37||.978||8|
|10||Nick Markakis (Bal)||.310||7||38||.898||1|
|11||Adam Lind (Tor)||.295||7||35||.864||0|
|12||Carl Crawford (TB)||.317||1||21||.800||28|
|13||Ian Kinsler (Tex)||.284||12||33||.916||10|
|14||Carlos Pena (TB)||.238||15||38||.965||0|
|15||Nelson Cruz (Tex)||.288||11||31||.890||7|
National League MVP: Raul Ibanez (Philadelphia Phillies)
Raul Ibanez is one of two players in the National League to be in top-10 in batting average, home runs, RBI, and OPS. Ibanez is batting .352 with 17 home runs, 43 RBI, and a 1.151 OPS. He also has four stolen bases.
|2||Albert Pujols (Stl)||.327||14||38||1.110||7|
|3||Ryan Zimmerman (Was)||.348||11||34||1.011||0|
|4||Joey Votto (Cin)||.371||7||31||1.117||2|
|5||Ryan Braun (Mil)||.333||8||31||1.011||3|
|6||Brad Hawpe (Col)||.326||6||34||.981||0|
|7||Carlos Beltran (NYM)||.361||6||30||1.020||7|
|8||David Wright (NYM)||.350||3||30||.966||10|
|9||Todd Helton (Col)||.342||6||31||.928||0|
|10||Adam Dunn (Was)||.284||14||39||1.013||0|
|11||Chase Utley (Phi)||.297||7||31||1.013||3|
|12||Adrian Gonzalez (SD)||.282||16||30||.982||1|
|13||Prince Fielder (Mil)||.270||10||42||.942||0|
|14||Orlando Hudson (LAD)||.342||3||27||.910||4|
|15||Justin Upton (Ari)||.320||9||26||1.004||4|
American League Cy Young: Zack Greinke (Kansas City Royals)
Greinke has been stunning this year with a 7-1 record, 0.82 ERA, and 73 strikeouts in 66.0 innings pitched (including four complete games).
|2||Roy Halladay (Tor)||8-1||2.52||63||75.0||1||-|
|3||Edwin Jackson (Det)||4-2||2.55||48||60.0||0||-|
|4||Mark Buehrle (Cws)||6-1||2.59||36||59.0||0||-|
|5||Frank Francisco (Tex)||1-0||0.00||15||15.2 ||-||10|
National League Cy Young: Johan Santana (New York Mets)
Santana has continued his excellent play with a 6-2 record, 1.50 ERA, and 75 strikeouts in 60 innings pitched.
|2||Wandy Rodriguez (Hou)||5-2||1.83||53||59.0||0||-|
|3||Jair Jurrjens (Atl)||4-2||2.07||35||61.0||0||-|
|4||Heath Bell (SD)||2-0||0.49||23||18.1||-||12|
|5||Chad Billingsley (Lad)||6-2||2.82||69||67.0 ||0||-|
American League Rookie of the Year: Elvis Andrus (Texas Rangers)
Andrus is batting .291 with three home runs, nine RBI, and a .790 OPS. He also has one great glove.
|2||Andrew Bailey (Oak)||3-0||2.20||35||28.2||2||1|
|3||Ryan Perry (Det)||0-1||2.45||17||18.1||4||-|
|4||Nolan Reimold (Bal)||.256||2||4||.729||0||-|
National League Rookie of the Year: Colby Rasmus (St. Louis Cardinals)
This is a weak rookie class. Rasmus is batting .233 with four home runs and 17 RBI.
|2||Luke Gregerson (SD)||0-3||3.76||28||26.1||5||-|
|3||Gerardo Parra (Ari)||.279||1||8||.782||0||-|
|4||Bobby Scales (Chc)||.265||1||5||.861||0||- |
American League Manager of the Year: Jim Leyland (Detroit Tigers)
Leyland has led the Tigers to a .571 winning percentage on a team that wasn't expected to do much.
|2||Cito Gaston (Tor)||.574 ||The Jays were expected to do what they do every year, but now they could be contending. |
|3||Ron Washington (Tex)||.605||Washington has the Rangers off to a scorching start and are contending in a vision that the Angels were expected to run away with. |
|4||Joe Girardi (NYY)||.568||After signing the three biggest free agents and the A-Rod drama, Girardi has the Yankees relevant again. |
National League Manager of the Year: Joe Torre (Los Angeles Dodgers)
Torre has the Dodgers off to a .667 winning percentage despite all the Manny drama.
|2||Tony La Russa (Stl)||.591 ||La Russa continues to be one of the best managers in baseball, turning his pitching staff around. |
|3||Dusty Baker (Cin)||.535||Baker has made the Reds relevant, which they haven't been for years. Pitching and offense have improved tremendously. |
|4||Ken Macha (Mil)||.591||Despite constant manager changes, the team has remained resilient as Macha has the Brewers in first. |
American League Relief Man of the Year: Frank Francisco (Texas Rangers)
Francisco has 10 saves with a 0.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 15.2 innings pitched.
|2||Jonathan Papelbon (Bos)||0-1||1.80||23||20.0||11||1 |
|3||Mariano Rivera (NYY)||0-1||2.75||24||19.2||9||1|
|4||Brian Fuentes (LAA)||0-2||4.32||19||16.2||12||2|
|5||Bobby Jenks (CWS)||0-2||3.38||14||16.0||10||1|
National League Relief Man of the Year: Heath Bell (San Diego Padres)
Bell has 12 saves with a 0.49 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 18.1 innings pitched.
|2||Trevor Hoffman (Mil)||0-0||0.00||10||12.0||11||0 |
|3||Francisco Rodriguez (NYM)||1-0||0.87||20||20.2||12||0|
|4||Jonathan Broxton (LAD)||5-0||1.17||35||23.0||11||2|
|5||Francisco Cordero (Cin)||0-2||1.89||21||19.0||11||0|
American League Comeback Player of the Year: Victor Martinez (Cle) and Aaron Hill (Tor)
Both Hill and Martinez have come back exceptionally well from injuries.
|t-1||Aaron Hill (Tor)||.350||11||35||.932||2|
|t-1||Victor Martinez (Cle)||.371||7||30||1.025||0|
American League Comeback Player of the Year: Nick Johnson (Washington Nationals)
After Johnson spent most of the 2008 season, Johnson has out up exceptional numbers this year (.338 average, four home runs, and 35 RBI).
|2 ||Yovani Gallardo (Mil)||4-2||3.83||50||51.2|
|3||Barry Zito (SF)||1-5||4.02||37||56.0|
|Pos||American League||National League|
|C||Victor Martinez (Cle)||Bengie Molina (SF)|
|1B||Justin Morneau (Min)||Albert Pujols (Stl)|
|2B||Aaron Hill (Tor)||Chase Utley (Phi)|
|SS||Jason Bartlett (TB)||Hanley Ramirez (Fla)|
|3B||Evan Longoria (TB)||Ryan Zimmerman (Was)|
|OF||Jason Bay (Bos)||Raul Ibanez (Phi)|
|OF||Adam Jones (Bal)||Carlos Beltran (NYM)|
|OF||Torii Hunter (LAA)||Ryan Braun (Mil)|
|DH|P||Jason Kubel (Min)||Micah Owings (Cin)|