With all teams currently having a little over 40 games under their belt, the Major League Baseball regular season is now about 25 percent complete. And the experts over at ESPN.com thought it'd be neat to give their picks for MLB's major awards after a quarter of the schedule.
Eight voters were asked to give their top five choices for AL/NL MVP and Cy Young, as well as their top three choices for NL/AL ROY and Manager of the Year.
Not surprisingly, a pair of Reds cracked the top five in two different categories. Here they are:
- Joey Votto ranked fifth among the candidates for National League MVP honors. Votto currently leads the league in doubles (17), walks (40), extra base hits (24), and intentional walks (6), and is second in OBP (.457).
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp 'took the cake' in this category.
- Johnny Cueto came in at no. 4 on the ballot National League Cy Young honors. Cueto is tied for fifth in the league in quality starts (7), is fifth in ERA (1.97), and is tied for sixth in wins (5).
Atlanta's Brandon Beachy, of whom the Reds just beat on Tuesday, grabbed the top spot for this award.
To see the final tally for each category please visit this link.