The 2022 MLB season is now history. Congratulations to the Astros! Now, it’s time to sift through all the players to see who maintained and sustained the best performance throughout their season.
Next week will be the award ceremonies, with each award having its own spotlight day. Doing this will better highlight the player’s achievements and stats individually. In addition, the ceremony can best honor and recognize the winner and runner-ups.
The award ceremonies are as follows and will start at 6 pm live on the MLB Network.
- Monday, Nov. 14: Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year
- Tuesday, Nov. 15: Managers of the Year
- Wednesday, Nov. 16: Cy Young Awards
- Thursday, Nov.17th: MVP
Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year Award
The AL Nominees Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year Award
- Julio Rodríguez, CF, Seattle Mariners had a .284 batting average – 27 HR – 25 stolen bases – 75 RBIs.
- Adley Rutschman, C, Baltimore Orioles had a .254 batting average -13 HR – 4 stolen bases – 45 RBIs.
- Steven Kwan, LF, Cleveland Guardians had a .298 batting average – 6 HR – 19 stolen bases – 52 RBIs.
The NL Nominees Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year Award
- Michael Harris II, CF, Atlanta Braves had a .297 batting average – 19 HR – 20 stolen bases – 64 RBIs.
- Brendan Donovan, UTIL, St. Louis Cardinals had a .281 batting average – 5HR – 2 stolen bases – 45 RBIs.
- Spencer Strider, RHP, Atlanta Braves went 11-5 with a 2.67 ERA and 202 strikeouts. This is the most strikeouts by a rookie pitcher since 2012.
AL Nominees for MVP:
- Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees had a .311 batting average – 62 HR – 131 RBIs.
- Yordan Alvarez, DH/LF, Houston Astros had a .306 batting average – 37 HR and 97 RBIs.
- Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH, Los Angeles Angels pitcher as a hitter, he had a .273 batting average – 34 home runs -11 stolen bases – 95 RBIs. Shohei went 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts.
NL Nominees for MVP
- Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals had a .317 batting average – 35 HR -115 RBIs.
- Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres had a .298 batting average – 32 HR – 102 RBIs.
- Nolan Arenado, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals had a .293 batting average – 30 HR – 103 RBIs
Cy Young Award
AL Nominees for Cy Young Award
- Justin Verlander, RHP, Houston Astros went 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA and185 strikeouts and a career total of 3,198, the most among active pitchers.
- Dylan Cease, RHP, Chicago White Socks went 14-8 with a 2.20 ERA and 227 strikeouts.
- Alek Manoah, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays went 16-7 with a 2.24 ERA and 180 strikeouts.
NL Nominees for Cy Young Award
- Sandy Alcantara, RHP, Miami Marlins- Sandy went 14-9 with a 2.28 ERA and 207 strikeouts.
- Julio Urías, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers- Julio went 17-7 with a 2.16 ERA and 166 strikeouts.
- Max Fried, LHP, Atlanta Braves- Max went 14-7 with a 2.48 ERA and 170 strikeouts.
Manager of the Year
AL Nominees for Manager of the Year
- Terry Francona, Cleveland Guardians- 92-70 record. In Francona’s ten seasons, with Cleveland, he has made the postseason six times.
- Scott Servais, Seattle Mariners– 90-72 record. Servais got the Mariners out of the yearly seasonal slump and finally into a postseason, the first since 2001. It was Seattle’s second consecutive 90 win record.
- Brandon Hyde, Baltimore Orioles- 83-79 record. The 2022 season was Baltimore’s first winning season since 2016. In their last three seasons, they had lost over 100 games.
NL Nominees for Manager of the Year
- Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers- 111-51 record. Roberts finished the 2022 season with a franchise record of 111 wins. This was the fourth time Roberts finished with a 100-wins and six NL titles in seven years.
- Buck Showalter, New York Mets- 101-61 record. Showalter resurrected the Mets to the postseason since their last appearance in 2016. The Mets won 101 games, making it the second most in franchise history.
- Brian Snitker, Atlanta Braves- 101-61 record. The Braves pulled off 101 wins in the 2022 season, the most wins produced since 2003.
All the player stats are from Fox Sports.