We’ve quickly transitioned into baseball’s awards season. While the biggest awards in the game – MVP, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year and Cy Young – are all still awarded by the BBWAA, fans had their own opportunity to chime in.
Fans voted for the major awards in the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey. This year, they believe Chicago White Sox slugger José Abreu deserved the MVP, earning 44% of the vote.
In the NL, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman took the crown with 55% of the vote.
The Cy Young winners both ran away with huge majorities. In the AL, Cleveland ace Shane Bieber won with 81% of the vote.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer came in just a little behind that, winning the NL nod with 63%.
Fans agreed with the baseball writers on the AL Rookie of the Year, which was handed out on Monday. Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis earned 46% of the vote, narrowly beating out White Sox outfielder Luis Robert with 43%. The fans and writers split, however, on the NL award. Fans gave the honor to San Diego Padres infielder Jake Cronenworth, who earned 44% of votes. He beat Brewers pitcher Devin Williams, who took home the BBWAA trophy.
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