Team MVPs

D.A.Senior Writer IJuly 18, 2008

NL West

Arizona Diamondbacks: Brandon Webb
Webb has 13 wins with a 3.23 ERA and 112 strikeouts. He is a bright spot on a team that isn't performing well.
Honorable Mention: Dan Haren, Conor Jackson

Los Angeles Dodgers: Russell Martin
Martin is batting .294 with 10 HR and 45 RBI and leads the Dodgers with a .394 OBP.
Honorable Mention: James Loney, Chad Billingsley

San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum
Lincecum has 11 wins with a 2.57 ERA and 135 strikeouts. The freak is freaking awesome.
Honorable Mention: Bengie Molina, Aaron Rowand

Colorado Rockies: Matt Holliday
Holliday is batting .332 with 14 HR and 51 RBI and has a .417 OBP.
Honorable Mention: Aaron Cook, Garrett Atkins

San Diego Padres: Adrian Gonzalez
Gonzalez leads the Padres with 71 RBI and 22 HR, while batting .279.
Honorable Mention: Jake Peavy, Kevin Kouzmanoff

NL Central

Chicago Cubs: Aramis Ramirez
Ramirez is batting .285 and leads the Cubs with 66 RBI and 17 HR.
Honorable Mention: Ryan Theriot, Ryan Dempster

St. Louis Cardinals: Albert Pujols
Pujols is leading the Cardinals in batting average (.348) and OBP (.464), while having 18 HR and 50 RBI while suffering an injury this year.
Honorable Mention: Ryan Ludwick, Kyle Lohse

Milwaukee Brewers: Ryan Braun
Braun is batting .286 and leads the Brewers with 23 HR and 66 RBI, and playing good defense.
Honorable Mention: Ben Sheets, Corey Hart

Cincinnati Reds: Edinson Volquez
Volquez has 12 wins, an excellent 2.29 ERA, and 126 strikeouts. The Cy Young candidate was a fabulous trade for the Reds.
Honorable Mention: Brandon Phillips, Adam Dunn

Pittsburgh Pirates: Nate McLouth
McLouth is batting .280 and leads the Pirates with 19 HR and 65 RBI.
Honorable Mention: Jason Bay, Xavier Nady

Houston Astros: Lance Berkman
Berkman leads the Astros with a .347 batting average and 22 RBI, and he also has 73 RBI. Potential triple crown winner.
Honorable Mention: Carlos Lee, Miguel Tejada

NL East

New York Mets: David Wright
Wright is batting .284 and leads the Mets with 18 RBI and 74 RBI.
Honorable Mention: Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran

Philadelphia Phillies: Chase Utley
Utley is batting .291 with 25 HR and 69 RBI and carried the load when Howard wasn't.
Honorable Mention: Pat Burrell, Cole Hamels

Florida Marlins: Hanley Ramirez
Ramirez is leading the Marlins by batting .311 with 23 HR and 45 RBI.
Honorable Mention: Dan Uggla, Ricky Nolasco

Atlanta Braves: Chipper Jones
Jones is leading the Braves by batting .376 with 18 HR and 51 RBI, despite injury.
Honorable Mention: Brian McCann, Jair Jurrjens

Washington Nationals: Cristian Guzman
Guzman is batting a solid .313 with 30 RBI. Yes, this is the best player on the worst team in baseball.
Honorable Mention: Tim Redding, Lastings Milledge

AL West

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Francisco Rodriguez
K-Rod has 38 saves in 39 opportunities and is on pace to break the single season record. He saves a team with a terrible offense.
Honorable Mention: Joe Saunders, Vladimir Guerrero

Oakland Athletics: Justin Duchscherer
Duchscherer has a minuscule 1.82 ERA with 10 wins and a 0.87 WHIP (that leads the MLB)
Honorable Mention: Jack Cust, Emil Brown

Texas Rangers: Josh Hamilton
Hamilton has 95 RBI (leads the AL by 25 RBI) and 21 HR, while batting .310. Amazing.
Honorable Mention: Ian Kinsler, Milton Bradley

Seattle Mariners: Raul Ibanez
Ibanez leads the Mariners with 55 RBI, while batting .273 with 11 HR, and plays great defense.
Honorable Mention: Ichiro Suzuki, Jose Lopez

AL Central

Chicago White Sox: Jermaine Dye
Dye is batting .306 with 21 HR and 56 RBI while playing exceptional defense.
Honorable Mention: Carlos Quentin, John Danks

Minnesota Twins: Justin Morneau
Morneau leads the Twins in all three major offensive categories - .323 batting average, 14 HR, and 68 RBI.
Honorable Mention: Joe Mauer, Nick Blackburn

Detroit Tigers: Magglio Ordonez
Ordonez is batting .305 with 12 HR and 50 RBI, all while suffering injury.
Honorable Mention: Miguel Cabrera, Marcus Thames

Kansas City Royals: Jose Guillen
Guillen leads the Royals with 13 RBI and 65 RBI, while batting .270.
Honorable Mention: Joakim Soria, David DeJesus

Cleveland Indians: Grady Sizemore
Sizemore leads the AL in HR with 23 while batting .273 with 54 RBI.
Honorable Mention: Cliff Lee, Casey Blake

AL East

Boston Red Sox: Kevin Youkilis
Youkilis is batting .314 with 15 HR and 63 RBI. His average and RBI lead the Red Sox.
Honorable Mention: JD Drew, Daisuke Matsuzaka

Tampa Bay Rays: Evan Longoria
Longoria leads the Rays with 53 RBI and 16 HR, while batting .275 and playing great defense.
Honorable Mention: Scott Kazmir, Troy Percival

New York Yankees: Mariano Rivera
Rivera has a minuscule 1.06 ERA with 50 strikeouts and only 4 walks.
Honorable Mention: Alex Rodriguez, Mike Mussina

Toronto Blue Jays: Roy Halladay
Halladay has 11 wins, a small 2.71 ERA, and 121 strikeouts.
Honorable Mention: Alex Rios, Vernon Wells

Baltimore Orioles: Nick Markakis
Markakis is leading the Orioles batting .296, with 14 HR and 51 RBI.
Honorable Mention: George Sherrill, Brian Roberts


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