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2022 MLB Award Predictions: Predicting the Winners for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and More

Many of the 2022 MLB awards are pretty much set in stone at this point. Jason Radowitz predicts all the winners for the 2022 MLB Award season. Read on to see who he has for MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year winners.
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2022 MLB Award Predictions: Predicting the Winners for MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and More

Many of the 2022 MLB awards are pretty much set in stone at this point. In the MLB, it's always the hardest to predict who the MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Cy Young could be. While there are consistent winners in some of those categories, most of the time, a player will come out of nowhere to win an award when people least expect it. That's kind of what happened this year. With September approaching quickly, here are our predictions for the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year awards.

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National League MVP Award

Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals

The betting odds have Paul Goldschmidt at -1400 to win the NL MVP award. He's batting .335 with 33 home runs and 105 RBIs. He could become the first National League player to hit for the Triple Crown since 1937. He's leading the NL in average and RBIs but is currently slightly behind in home runs to Kyle Schwarber. Regardless, he's putting together an incredible season, and he deserves to win the MVP award.

American League MVP Award

Aaron Judge, Yankees

On the other hand, Aaron Judge is looking to make history on the AL side. Judge has hit 50 home runs and has 110 RBIs. Judge won't beat Bonds' 73 home runs in a season but could end up catching Roger Maris, who hit 61 home runs in a single season for the Yankees. That would be special. He'll need about one home run every three games to reach it. With that said, Judge is a no-brainer to win the AL MVP.

National League Cy Young Award

Sandy Alcantara, Marlins

Sandy Alcantara finished August with a complete-game win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. That was his fourth complete game of the season. He's 12-6 with a 2.13 ERA and has 167 strikeouts to go along with a WHIP of .98. He also leads the majors in innings pitched and has still put up these ridiculous numbers without fatiguing. He's the NL Cy Young.

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American League Cy Young Award

Justin Verlander, Astros

Justin Verlander is currently day-to-day with an injury. But if he doesn't miss much time, he'll win the AL Cy Young for another year. The 39-year-old righty has a 16-3 record with a 1.84 ERA. He also has a WHIP of .86 and has accumulated 154 strikeouts. Dylan Cease has had a solid second half of the season, and Shane McClanahan had a terrific first half. But only Verlander was consistent throughout the season.

National League Rookie of the Year Award

Spencer Strider, Braves

Spencer Strider will beat his teammate for the NL Cy Young award. Strider has an 8-4 record with a 2.87 ERA on the season for the Braves. He also has a WHIP of 1.03, and although he didn't start for the Braves to begin the season, he's still casually sitting at 158 strikeouts, which is 11th best in the MLB. His teammate, Michael Harris, came up a little bit later than Strider, and that's likely the reason why Strider will end up winning the award.

American League Rookie of the Year Award

Julio Rodriguez, Mariners

Julio Rodriguez just signed an extension with the Mariners that could become nearly $500 million. That's how impressive he's been this year. Rodriguez is hitting .264 with 21 home runs and 65 RBIs. He also has an OPS of .790 on the year. Plus, you can't forget his glove and arm out in center field. He's got all the tools. The Mariners will treat him like Ken Griffey Jr. over there and he'll provide that spark that Griffey did all those years.

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.


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