NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is a finalist for AL MVP and Rookie of the Year, giving him an opportunity to turn into simply the third participant to win the awards in the identical 12 months.
Voting could possibly be shut for each Cy Young awards and the NL MVP, however Aaron Judge’s case for AL MVP over Jose Altuve could possibly be the hardest alternative of all.
Judge could possibly be a unanimous winner for AL Rookie of the Year, however the MVP discipline additionally consists of Houston second baseman Jose Altuve and Cleveland infielder Jose Ramirez.
Ichiro Suzuki and Fred Lynn are the one gamers to win the marquee awards in the identical season. Suzuki completed the feat in 2001 with Seattle, and Lynn was a double winner in 1975 with Boston.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America revealed the finalists for its main awards on Monday evening.
Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who led the majors with 59 homers and 132 RBIs this 12 months, is competing towards first basemen Paul Goldschmidt of Arizona and Joey Votto of Cincinnati for the NL MVP award.