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2016 Award Finalists Announced

Now that the 2016 MLB season is officially over, the annual Baseball Writers’ Association of America Award finalists were announced on Monday evening. With an epic season of baseball in the books, there has been a lot of speculation and discussion as to who would claim the coveted awards. Even with a list of finalists announced, it is still hard to decide who will take home the trophies.

Rookie of the Year

National League

  • SS Corey Seager (LA Dodgers)
  • OF Trea Turner (Washington Nationals)
  • RHP Kenta Maeda (LA Dodgers)

American League

  • C Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees)
  • OF Tyler Naquin (Cleveland Indians)
  • RHP Michael Fulmer (Detroit Tigers)

CY Young Award

American League

  • RHP Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers)
  • RHP Corey Kluber (Cleveland Indians)
  • RHP Rick Porcello (Boston Red Sox)

National  League

  • RHP Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals)
  • RHP Kyle Hendricks (Chicago Cubs)
  • LHP Jon Lester (Chicago Cubs)

Manager of the Year

American League

  • Terry Francona (Cleveland Indians)
  • Jeff Banister (Texas Rangers)
  • Buck Showalter (Baltimore Orioles)

National League

  • Joe Maddon (Chicago Cubs)
  • Dave Roberts (LA Dodgers)
  • Dusty Baker (Washington Nationals)

Most Valuable Player

American League

  • OF Mike Trout (LA Angels)
  • 2B Jose Altuve (Houston Astros)
  • Of Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox)

National League

  • 3B Kris Bryant (Chicago Cubs)
  • 2B Daniel Murphy (Washington Nationals)
  • SS Corey Seager (LA Dodgers)


The American League Rookie of the Year Award looks to be a toss up as Michael Fulmer of the Tigers and the Yankees’ Gary Sanchez were all the talk at the end of the season.But, with the Indians’ Tyler Naquin the third finalist and the rookie campaign he put together, this truly could be anyone’s award.

Another note to make is that Dodgers’ rookie Corey Seager is nominated for both the NL Rookie of the Year and NL MVP.

The winners of these awards will be announced next week on the following days at 6:00pm EST on MLB Network:

  • Monday 11/14: Rookie of the Year
  • Tuesday 11/15: Manager of the Year
  • Wednesday 11/16: CY Young
  • Thursday 11/17: Most Valuable Player


Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany

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