With the Boston Red Sox crowned World Series champions, it's on to awards season in Major League Baseball.
The 2018 campaign featured some unbelievable individual performances and we should see a handful of first-time winners when the awards are announced from Nov. 12-15.
There was no debate on some of the hardware according to our voters, with the two Most Valuable Player awards going unanimously, as well as the NL Cy Young and NL Rookie of the Year.
Boston's Mookie Betts finished atop our AL MVP survey, posting a 30-30 campaign and winning the AL batting title with a .346 average. In the NL, Milwaukee's Christian Yelich made a run at the triple crown, winning the batting title (.326), finishing second in RBI (110) and third in home runs (36).
Voting took place before the postseason began.
Here's how our nine-person panel voted:
(First-place votes in parentheses)
American League MVP
Voting on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis
- Also receiving votes: Blake Treinen, Athletics; Jose Altuve, Astros; Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox; Miguel Andujar; Yankees; Michael Brantley, Indians
National League MVP
- Also receiving votes: Jesus Aguilar, Brewers; Nick Markakis, Braves; Joey Votto, Reds; Ronald Acuna, Braves; JT Realmuto, Marlins; Scooter Gennett, Reds; Justin Turner, Dodgers; Charlie Blackmon, Rockies
American League Cy Young
Voting on a 7-4-3-2-1 basis
- Also receiving votes: Blake Treinen, Athletics; Gerrit Cole, Astros; Edwin Diaz, Mariners
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