2009 Latino MLB Awards

Tony MenendezCorrespondent IOctober 8, 2009

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals swings against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game One of the NLDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Dodger Stadium on October 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The 2009 regular season is over and it's time to enjoy the ride toward the Fall Classic.

I will not give any over-analyzed forecasts, however, just for a fun prediction, the Boston Red Sox, as they did in 2004, will match up against Albert Pujols and his St. Louis Cardinals.

Sorry, no Dodgers' Manny Ramirez going back to Fenway Park.

This time of the year is also the perfect moment for the 2009 Latino Awards in the major leagues.

I respect other opinions. Here are my 2009 winners:

American League

Most Outstanding Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Felix Hernandez, Seattle
Most Outstanding Rookie: Elvis Andrus, Texas

National League

Most Outstanding Player: Albert Pujols, St. Louis
Most Outstanding Pitcher: Javier Vazquez, Atlanta
Most Outstanding Rookie: Gerardo Parra, Arizona

The 2009 All-Star Latino Team:

C: Victor Martinez, Boston
1B: Albert Pujols, St. Louis
2B: Robinson Cano, New York Yankees
3B: Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
SS: Hanley Ramirez, Florida
OF: Bobby Abreu, Los Angeles Angels
OF: Nelson Cruz, Texas
OF: Carlos Lee, Houston
DH: Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels
P: Felix Hernandez, Seattle
RP: Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees