2011 Major League Baseball First Half Awards- AL Edition

With the All Star Game tomorrow we have chosen our 1st Half Award Winners.  We begin today with the American League, Wednesday we will bring you the National League

Cy Young: Justin Verlander- Verlander’s 12-4 record and 2.14 ERA have kept the Tigers in the race for the American League Central.  Include his sub 1 WHIP, 150 plus innings and his 147 strikeouts Verlander has been downright dominant this season and the easy choice here.  Runner-up 2. Jered Weaver  3 C.C. Sabathia 4. Josh Beckett 5. James Shields

MVP: Adrian Gonzalez- Gonzalez has placed the Red Sox to a 1 game lead in the AL East and helped the team that started off the season 2-8 keep their head afloat.  AGon leads the AL with a .354 BA and 77 RBIs, and has 17 HRs to his credit.  The first year Red Sox First Baseman has translated in Fenway better than anyone could have imagined in the First Half of the season. Runner-up 2. Jose Bautista 3. Curtis Granderson 4. Paul Konerko 5. Jacoby Ellsbury

Manager of the Year: Joe Girardi- When you look at the injuries that have devastated the Yankees bullpen, as well as the sub par April and May of most of the Yankees lineup, how can you not give Joe Girardi credit for the work he has done this year.  Only time will tell on the 2011 Yankees, but the next 4-6 weeks can sew this award up for Girardi if the team is able to hold serve without Alex Rodriguez. Runner-up 2. Manny Acta 3. Terry Francona

Silver Slugger:

C- Alex Avila

1B- Adrian GOnzalez

2B- Robinson Cano

3B- Alex Rodriguez

SS- Asdrubal Cabrera

LF- Brennan Boesch

CF- Curtis Granderson

RF- Jose Bautista

DH- David Ortiz

Gold Glove

C- Matt Wieters

1B- Mark Teixiera

2B- Robinson Cano

3B- Alex Rodriguez

SS- Asdrubal Cabrera

LF- Brett Gardner

CF- Curtis Granderson

RF- Jose Bautista

P-  Felix Hernandez

Posted on July 11, 2011, in 2011 MLB All Star Game and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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