September 28, 2020 at 8:11 am #142346
Nov. 3: Gold Gloves
Nov. 5: Silver Sluggers
Announcements on ESPN at 6 pm ET.
Nov. 9: Rookie of the Year
Nov. 10: Manager of the Year
Nov. 11: Cy Young
Nov. 12: MVP
All four award announcement shows begin at 5 pm CT on MLB Network.
I will start off the discussion with the NL Manager of the Year.
Don Mattingly may be NL Manager of the Year and it would be deserved. After all, the Marlins lost 105 games in 2019. Both his & Mike Shildt's teams made the playoffs despite COVID outbreaks. But the #stlcards would have made the 2020 NL post-season even without three extra teams.
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 28, 2020September 28, 2020 at 8:19 am #142348
How do you see Kim’s chances for Rookie of the Year?
Did you know? Kwang-Hyun Kim has the highest bWAR of all #stlcards pitchers this season at 0.9. Austin Gomber is next at 0.7 and Dakota Hudson is third at 0.6. Surprised? Yeah, me, too. pic.twitter.com/xreqdc5GUq
— Brian Walton (@B_Walton) September 28, 2020September 28, 2020 at 8:41 am #142354
Kim should get a few votes but ultimately probably won’t get many. I haven’t seen his name come up in any national writer article yet despite his good stats.October 4, 2020 at 9:04 pm #143766October 14, 2020 at 2:03 pm #144494October 14, 2020 at 2:05 pm #144495October 19, 2020 at 1:36 pm #144993October 22, 2020 at 7:40 am #145213October 22, 2020 at 7:43 am #145214
Are there requirements for qualification regarding innings played and such?
Cause I’d think that Goldy, Wong, Dejong, O’Neill, Bader and Yadi could all be candidates if O’Neill and Bader are eligible.October 22, 2020 at 8:35 am #145220
I am not aware of 2020 qualifications, but last year, five of the six names you mentioned were top three finishers. O’Neill was not and Flaherty was. Wong was the only winner.October 22, 2020 at 8:43 am #145221
Yeah, O’Neill wasn’t that good last year. This year he led all LFers in DRS, UZR and Statcast OAA. He had a great year with the glove.October 22, 2020 at 1:44 pm #145239October 22, 2020 at 2:06 pm #145241October 22, 2020 at 2:07 pm #145242October 22, 2020 at 2:09 pm #145243October 22, 2020 at 2:27 pm #145252
No Yadi, Dejong, Bader, Flaherty this year.October 22, 2020 at 2:33 pm #145256October 22, 2020 at 2:42 pm #145264
Apparently, the cutoff for inclusion was 50 innings pitched or 265 innings in the field.October 22, 2020 at 2:44 pm #145265bccranParticipantFree
I thought some posters said Bader would be a shoo in for at least finalist, if not the winner. Some have referred to him as the best defensive CFer in MLB.October 22, 2020 at 2:49 pm #145267
Never miss a shot to take a swipe at those players not among your favorites.
Suppose the fact that Bader only started 36 games had anything to do with it? Trying to see if he reached the 265-inning minimum, though he probably did.
Thanks for sharing that qualification info, stlcard25.October 22, 2020 at 2:56 pm #145269
The metrics didn’t like Bader as much this year. My guess is that the errors he made were considered costly (I recall the one where he simply botched a ball at the wall and it cost the Cards runs). When you’re only playing 300ish innings, that can make a big difference. Even Statcast only had him at 4 outs above average (the tops was 7) and that was the best showing he had.October 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm #145272
For the LFers:
Statcast Outs Above Average:
Defensive Runs Saved
This one shouldn’t even be a close call. O’Neill would be one of the biggest snubs in recent history if he’s not the winner.October 22, 2020 at 3:03 pm #145273October 22, 2020 at 3:05 pm #145274
This one shouldn’t even be a close call. O’Neill would be one of the biggest snubs in recent history if he’s not the winner.
Remember that there are five metrics that make up the SDI. And that is just 25% of the decision. The managers and coaches still have 75% power – and I question whether they give advanced metrics too much attention.
One thing that may be in O’Neill’s favor is that Akayama is also new, but Peralta has good history and that seems to matter. Specifically, Peralta was no. 1 in SDI last year in LF and won the GG. Passing up the incumbent and winning the first time is always hardest. It certainly was for Wong, for example. And it may even be more difficult to emerge in such a short season.October 22, 2020 at 3:15 pm #145276
BW, Peralta won last year. I do think that the SDI is going to tilt very heavily in O’Neill’s favor. Do those voting have access to that information? I still don’t get how you weight an index 25% against a combo of player and coaches voting. But I will wait it out. It could well be that Wong is the only winner again. But O’Neill is very deserving.
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