Who's going to win the major awards in 2015?
2015 MLB PREDICTIONS
ESPN formed a panel of writers, analysts and contributors to give their team and award predictions for the 2015 MLB season.
We recently polled 88 ESPN experts for their award predictions (rookies, Cy Youngs and MVPs) for the upcoming season.
Mike Trout ran away from the field as our pick to win the American League MVP, receiving 60 percent (53 of the 88 votes) of the vote from our panel of experts. Robinson Cano finished second with 20 votes followed by Jose Abreu (5), Miguel Cabrera (3), Josh Donaldson (2), Hanley Ramirez (2), Michael Brantley (1), Dustin Pedroia (1) and Alex Rodriguez (1).
Our polling for the National League MVP was much closer as
Giancarlo Stanton (35 votes) edged Andrew McCutchen (27) for the top spot. Bryce Harper (10) finished third followed by Yasiel Puig (9) and Troy Tulowitzki (2). Kris Bryant, Matt Holliday, Matt Kemp, Anthony Rendon and Justin Upton each received one vote. Felix Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw easily outdistanced the field in the AL and NL Cy Young balloting, collecting 52 and 55 votes, respectively. Chris Sale (19 votes) finished second in the AL followed by David Price (6). Nine other AL pitchers received votes. Max Scherzer (7 votes) came in second in the NL, and 10 other pitchers received at least one vote.
Bryant (51 votes) was the clear winner in voting for the NL Rookie of the Year. Fellow Cub
Jorge Soler (18) finished second. Rusney Castillo came out on top in the AL rookie race, collecting 17 votes. Dalton Pompey (12) was second.
Below are 15 of our experts' picks for '15:
Most Valuable Player
NAME AL NL Aaron Boone Mike Trout Andrew McCutchen Jim Bowden Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Jim Caple Robinson Cano Andrew McCutchen Alex Cora Robinson Cano Matt Holliday Jerry Crasnick Robinson Cano Andrew McCutchen Pedro Gomez Mike Trout Justin Upton Eric Karabell Robinson Cano Giancarlo Stanton Jonah Keri Mike Trout Giancarlo Stanton Tim Kurkjian Mike Trout Andrew McCutchen Buster Olney Mike Trout Andrew McCutchen David Schoenfield Mike Trout Andrew McCutchen Jon Sciambi Robinson Cano Giancarlo Stanton Dan Shulman Robinson Cano Giancarlo Stanton Jayson Stark Josh Donaldson Giancarlo Stanton Adnan Virk Mike Trout Andrew McCutchen Cy Young
NAME AL NL Aaron Boone Felix Hernandez Matt Harvey Jim Bowden Felix Hernandez Clayton Kershaw Jim Caple Felix Hernandez Jordan Zimmermann Alex Cora Felix Hernandez Zack Greinke Jerry Crasnick Felix Hernandez Max Scherzer Pedro Gomez Felix Hernandez Jon Lester Eric Karabell Carlos Carrasco Max Scherzer Jonah Keri Felix Hernandez Clayton Kershaw Tim Kurkjian Felix Hernandez Clayton Kershaw Buster Olney Felix Hernandez Clayton Kershaw David Schoenfield Felix Hernandez Clayton Kershaw Jon Sciambi Chris Sale Matt Harvey Dan Shulman Felix Hernandez Clayton Kershaw Jayson Stark Chris Sale Jordan Zimmermann Adnan Virk Chris Sale Clayton Kershaw
Rookie of the Year
NAME AL NL Aaron Boone Micah Johnson Kris Bryant Jim Bowden Carlos Rodon Jorge Soler Jim Caple Miguel Sano Joc Pederson Alex Cora Steven Souza Jr. Jorge Soler Jerry Crasnick Carlos Rodon Jorge Soler Pedro Gomez Carlos Rodon Kris Bryant Eric Karabell Rusney Castillo Joc Pederson Jonah Keri Aaron Sanchez Kris Bryant Tim Kurkjian Aaron Sanchez Jorge Soler Buster Olney Daniel Norris Kris Bryant David Schoenfield Steven Souza Jr. Kris Bryant Jon Sciambi Kendall Graveman Kris Bryant Dan Shulman Dalton Pompey Kris Bryant Jayson Stark Daniel Norris Kris Bryant Adnan Virk Aaron Sanchez Kris Bryant