Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Major League Baseball revealed the finalists for each of the four major Baseball Writers’ Association of America Awards for the 2019 season last week. Those four awards are MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. There are three finalists for each award in both leagues. 

There are some things we need to mention before we get to the unveiling. First off, all the votes have already been cast and they are actually unveiling the three top vote-getters, though they get the “finalists” label. Finalist seems to imply there will now be a second round of voting, but that isn’t the case. It just adds a bit more drama and attention leading to next week (award announcement schedule below) when we learn how the votes shook out. 

Also, remember the postseason isn’t included in the voting. This is very important because the votes were due before the playoffs started. Even if someone wanted to pick Nationals‘ Dave Martinez for Manager of the Year after his postseason run, they couldn’t.

Here are the awards finalists and the schedule for when the winners are announced next week. 

Award finalists

NL Rookie of the Year: 

AL Rookie of the Year

NL Manager of the Year: 

AL Manager of the Year:

NL Cy Young

AL Cy Young

NL MVP

AL MVP

Award schedule

Monday, Nov. 11: Rookies of the Year

Tuesday, Nov. 12: Managers of the Year

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Cy Young

Thursday, Nov. 14: MVPs

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