Finalists for post season baseball awards named
Tuesday Nov 06, 2018 12:00am
(UNDATED) – Shohei Ohtani is a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year award along with two New York Yankees infielders. The Baseball Writers' Association of America revealed the finalists for its major awards Monday night. The winners will be announced next week. Ohtani figures to be in a tight race with Yankees infielders Miguel Anduhar and Gleyber Torres. Atlanta's Ronald Acuna, Jr., Washington's Juan Soto and Los Angeles' Walker Buehler are the candidates for NL Rookie of the Year. The World Series champion Boston Red Sox might be in line for more hardware. Mookie Betts is a finalist for AL MVP, along with Los Angeles' Mike Trout and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez. Milwaukee's Christian Yelich is the favorite for the NL MVP, and Colorado's Nolan Arenado and Chicago's Javier Baez are also in the running. The Mets' Jacob deGrom, Washington's Max Scherzer and Philadelphia's Aaron Nola are the top three for the NL Cy Young Award. Finalists for the AL Cy Young are Corey Kluber with Cleveland, Tampa Bay's Blake Snell and Justin Verlander of Houston. Boston's Alex Cora is in the final three for AL Manager of the Year in his first season. Joining him are Tampa Bay's Kevin Cash and Oakland's Bob Melvin. Milwaukee's Craig Counsell, Colorado's Bud Black and Atlanta's Brian Snitker were named NL Manager of the Year candidates.