Colorado Rockies foes: 2020 American League awards predictions

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 13: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits at third base during a pitching change in the seventh inning with Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 13: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim waits at third base during a pitching change in the seventh inning with Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on May 13, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – JULY 7: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is hit by a pitch by Chad Bettis #35 of the Colorado Rockies #not pictured in the first inning of a game at Coors Field on July 7, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – JULY 7: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is hit by a pitch by Chad Bettis #35 of the Colorado Rockies #not pictured in the first inning of a game at Coors Field on July 7, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images) /

Just because games have not started yet doesn’t mean that we can’t make some predictions for both the Colorado Rockies and future award winners.

The 2020 Major League Baseball season was supposed to start today. Even though it has been postponed indefinitely, that doesn’t mean that the hype train just comes to a stop. In the next few days and weeks, we here at Rox Pile will be making some predictions for both the Colorado Rockies and some award predictions for both leagues. Today, I’ll predict the winners (and both runners-up) for the American League awards.

Just for transparency, these were my predictions in both leagues for 2019.

AL MVP – Mike Trout

AL Cy Young Award – Justin Verlander

AL ROY – Eloy Jimenez

NL MVP – Paul Goldschmidt

NL Cy Young Award- Aaron Nola

NL ROY – Pete Alonso

I was feeling terrific through the American League, and then everything fell apart in the National League. Paul Goldschmidt is a whole lot of yikes. And Aaron Nola took a giant step back instead of continuing his progression from an impressive 2018.

I’m putting that all behind me now and ready to go 6-for-6 in the AL this season as I predict Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Manager of the Year, Reliever of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP.

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