Jordan and Russell’s Pick
Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks
Goldschmidt can flat out hit. He hit .321 with 33 homers, 110 RBI and stole 21 bases. Goldschmidt will carry the Diamondbacks into the playoffs this season.
Carlos Correa, Houston Astros
Correa transformed the Astros lineup into an offensive juggernaut when they called him up last season.
His instant impact is reminiscent of A-Rod, Mike Trout and Ken Griffey Jr. when they were called up. Correa is one of the top-five shortstops in baseball in his second year in the big leagues and is a game changer with his bat and his glove. Correa will tie 1971 Cy Young winner Vida Blue as the youngest MVP in MLB history at the age of 21.
NL Cy Young
Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
Scherzer is a model of consistency. He has a nasty combination of pitches and regularly baffles hitters, throwing two no-hitters in 2015. Scherzer will continue to have success regardless of how the Nationals play this season.
AL Cy Young
Chris Sale, Chicago White Sox
Sale is one of the best pitchers in baseball. His overpowering fastball and wipe out slider intimidate even the game’s best hitters. Sale’s been in the top-five of Cy Young voting each of the past four seasons. If the White Sox can score runs, Sale will easily win 18 or more games.
Selections by Russell Dorsey
Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera is always a threat to win the MVP award, even in his fourteenth season. Cabrera played in the fewest number of games since his rookie year, and he still managed to put up a .338 batting average with 18 home runs and 76 RBI. If Cabrera can stay healthy, he will accumulate the monster numbers Tigers fans are accustomed to.
NL Cy Young
Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Zack Greinke signed with NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks, but it will not affect Kershaw’s
success. He will win close to 20 games. He posted a 2.13 ERA with 16 wins and 7 losses in 33 starts in
2015. He had an amazing WHIP of 0.88 and struck out a career high 301 batters.
AL Cy Young
David Price, Boston Red Sox
Price is coming off of a season where he posted a 2.45 ERA and won 18 games for Detroit and Toronto. He also struck out 225 batters in 32 starts. The Red Sox invested a ton of money in Price and he is up for the challenge.
Selections by Jordan Jones