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Not a shock to anyone, but David Price is one of 3 finalists for the Cy Young and Josh Donaldson is one of the top 3 for MVP. is where you can get details.

AL MVP: Lorenzo Cain, Josh Donaldson, Mike Trout - Donaldson the favorite, Trout might get it, Cain seen as a dark horse candidate.

AL Cy Young: Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchel, David Price - Keuchel is the favorite, Price 2nd. Keuchel was 20-8 2.48 ERA 162 ERA+ in 232 IP - he led in IP, ERA+, and had 216 K's to go with it. Price was 18-5 2.45 ERA 220 IP 225 K's, 161 ERA+ so very close in ERA+ and wins while leading slightly in ERA with more K's but fewer IP. Gray has no shot with a 14-7 2.73 208 IP record. Really a coin toss as to who should get it but I'm betting on Keuchel with those 2 extra wins.

A bit surprised Gibbons wasn't in the Manger of the Year race just due to the Jays breaking that 20+ year no playoff streak, guess all credit went to AA. Instead it'll be Jeff Banister (Rangers), A.J. Hinch (Astros), Paul Molitor (Twins). I'm betting on Hinch as the Astros no one saw winning. I remember how Molitor was seen as a future manager back in '93 guess he has the goods. Final voting put Banister #1 with Gibbons #4.

AL Rookie of the Year: Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Miguel Sano - no Jays kids here. I suspect Roberto Osuna will get a vote or two but was not a top 3 candidate.

Cy is on November 18th, MVP November 19th.
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Lylemcr - Wednesday, November 11 2015 @ 06:49 PM EST (#315043) #
Pillar is defender of the year!
JB21 - Wednesday, November 11 2015 @ 07:17 PM EST (#315045) #
Was Kiermaier not eligible?
scottt - Wednesday, November 11 2015 @ 07:28 PM EST (#315046) #
Unlike the Gold Gloves Awards
which are voted on by Major League managers and coaches, the Wilson
Defensive Player of the Year Award winners are determined by statistics
using sabermetrics. 
Mike Green - Wednesday, November 11 2015 @ 08:02 PM EST (#315048) #
No meaningful statistic suggests that Pillar (or any other player) contributed as much with the glove as Kiermaier. Don't blame sabermetrics for that decision.
lexomatic - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 09:53 AM EST (#315055) #
Just to duplicate what MG said. That's a stunning result.
Pillar IS a great defender. He's right there with Cain, and Hamilton at half Keiermaier's value by UZR.
In fact, the only stats that have Pillar higher are:
Innings played at the position 1236 to 1174
RZR .954 in 305 chances to .928 in 334 chances
error rating 0.7 to -1.0

Pillar was 5th in fielding % .995  to 17th for Kiermaier .988
For inside edge fielding - Pillar was better on the balls that he had a 60-100% chance to get 100% of 1213 chances vs kiermaier's 86.7% of 45 chances for 60-90 and 99.6% of 1152 90-100% (so 1186 of 1197 chances) - Pillar also was better at difficult (but not almost impossible) plays getting 20/39 balls with a 10-40% chance, vs 12/30 for Kiermaier.

Error prevention isn't enough to catch up with ALL the ways the Kiermaier is better than everyone else. He has a crazy arm too.

williams_5 - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 10:11 AM EST (#315058) #
There's a breakdown of the criteria for the defensive POY award here:
Mike Green - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 10:43 AM EST (#315060) #
The Inside Edge Arm Rating is a scouting rating, and I have no idea whether Pillar received a higher scouting rating than Kiermaier (I don't believe the results are publicly available). The measured efforts by both UZR and DRS have Kiermaier's arm as quite a bit better.  There is, by the way, a triple count for fielding percentage in the rating.  It is included in DRS,and dWAR by virtue of the error components.

Any reasonably objective use of the numbers would result in Kiermaier's superior range and arm being of much, much greater significance than the additional errors he made in 2015.
John Northey - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 01:20 PM EST (#315073) #
The one item that helps Pillar is the MLB site mentions 97%+ efficiency in routes more than anyone else. That basically means he knew where to go immediately better than anyone else. At least afaik.
JB21 - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 06:16 PM EST (#315080) #
JD Martinez won a Silver Slugger award over Joey Bats.

If you named 20 stats Joey would beat him in 19. Everything except for AVG, and JD had to ride a .339 BABIP vs. Joey's .237 to get even close to Joey's numbers.

How could anybody argue JD's numbers were better?
Richard S.S. - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 06:44 PM EST (#315082) #
Josh Donaldson wins Silver Slugger Award amongst many others for him. MVP must be next.
JB21 - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 06:52 PM EST (#315084) #
McCann over Russ too. Sigh.
JB21 - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 06:55 PM EST (#315085) #
And Kendrys over EE. What is happening?
Sal - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 07:27 PM EST (#315089) #
Hmmm. It looked good in the preview. Where did the text go?
scottt - Thursday, November 12 2015 @ 10:16 PM EST (#315103) #
What is happening?

Business as usual. EE has never won. Martin has beaten McCann once in 2007. Jose usually wins, but I'm guessing the bat flip has soured several managers.

Jevant - Friday, November 13 2015 @ 04:12 PM EST (#315133) #
Those are some absolutely insane, completely undefensible Silver Slugger decisions.  Sad.
Parker - Friday, November 13 2015 @ 05:02 PM EST (#315143) #
Re: boggling 2015 AL Silver Slugger choices

Looks like the "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value" part of the criteria once again wins out over objective analysis. Also sanity.
Parker - Friday, November 13 2015 @ 05:03 PM EST (#315145) #
On the plus side though, at least the Royals didn't win at every position.
lexomatic - Friday, November 13 2015 @ 08:38 PM EST (#315162) #
John, I saw Kiermaier's route efficiency being listed at 99% with statscast (not sure if that's available either) but a few people were that efficient.

It seems like there's a lot of completely bizarre decision-making happening this season.
I just don't understand this, or those silver slugger decisions.

John Northey - Wednesday, November 18 2015 @ 12:48 PM EST (#315296) #
Manager of the Year is done - Jeff Banister (Texas) and Joe Maddon (Cubs) won. Gibbons #4 with 1 first place, 5 2nd, 1 3rd place vote. Ex-Jays Paul Molitor (3rd AL), and Mike Matheny (2nd NL) also got votes.
John Northey - Wednesday, November 18 2015 @ 10:57 PM EST (#315332) #
Cy Young

David Price 2nd with 8 first place votes and was top 3 on everyones ballot (one writer had him 3rd, putting Sonny Gray ahead of him) behind Dallas Keuchel who had the other 22. Estrada got a 4th and a 5th place vote to come in 10th.
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