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Mid-April Awards for the Early 2014 MLB Season
Associated Press
Ryan Braun (right) may have won the 2011 MVP, but it's Carlos Gomez who is behind the surprising Brewers' red-hot start this year.

Is two weeks too soon to start up the awards conversation for the 2014 Major League Baseball season? Undoubtedly. But it's never too early to at least start the discussion about which players are off to fantastic starts. That's what this is all about.

Pretend for a moment that the season isn't six months long but merely one. In that warped world, how would the current clubhouse leaders stack up in a batch of individual performance-related categories based on real-life postseason awards, such as Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year?

Let's review the first half of the first month by highlighting the candidates—and winners—of the "April Awards."

 

Statistics come from Baseball Reference and FanGraphs, except where otherwise noted.

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