2010 MLB predicted awards


Jeff Passan
Jeff Passan

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

Steve Henson
Steve Henson

Winner: Alex Rodriguez(notes), Yankees Alex Rodriguez, Yankees Joe Mauer(notes), Twins
Dark horse: Evan Longoria(notes), Rays Miguel Cabrera(notes), Tigers Ichiro Suzuki(notes), Mariners
Winner: Albert Pujols(notes), Cardinals Albert Pujols, Cardinals Albert Pujols, Cardinals
Dark horse: Justin Upton(notes), Diamondbacks Justin Upton, Diamondbacks Matt Kemp(notes), Dodgers
AL Cy Young
Winner: Jon Lester(notes), Red Sox CC Sabathia(notes), Yankees Felix Hernandez(notes), Mariners
Dark horse: Rick Porcello(notes), Tigers Jake Peavy(notes), White Sox Jake Peavy, White Sox
NL Cy Young
Winner: Ubaldo Jimenez(notes), Rockies Johan Santana(notes), Mets Matt Cain(notes), Giants
Dark horse: Clayton Kershaw(notes), Dodgers Josh Johnson(notes), Marlins Yovani Gallardo(notes), Brewers
AL Rookie of the Year
Winner: Brian Matusz(notes), Orioles Brian Matusz, Orioles Scott Sizemore(notes), Tigers
Dark horse: Carlos Santana(notes), Indians Wade Davis(notes), Rays Neftali Feliz(notes), Rangers
NL Rookie of the Year
Winner: Jason Heyward(notes), Braves Alcides Escobar(notes), Brewers Stephen Strasburg(notes), Nationals
Dark horse: Jaime Garcia(notes), Cardinals Mike Leake(notes), Reds Mike Stanton(notes), Marlins
AL HR leader
Winner: Mark Teixeira(notes), Yankees Alex Rodriguez, Yankees Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
Dark horse: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers Carlos Quentin(notes), White Sox Curtis Granderson(notes), Yankees
NL HR leader
Winner: Ryan Howard(notes), Phillies Ryan Howard, Phillies Ryan Howard, Phillies
Dark horse: Joey Votto(notes), Reds Troy Tulowitzki(notes), Rockies Matt Holliday(notes), Cardinals
AL batting champ
Winner: Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners Joe Mauer, Twins Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
Dark horse: Billy Butler(notes), Royals Robinson Cano(notes), Yankees Robinson Cano, Yankees
NL batting champ
Winner: Albert Pujols, Cardinals Pablo Sandoval(notes), Giants Hanley Ramirez(notes), Marlins
Dark horse: Yunel Escobar(notes), Brewers Todd Helton(notes), Rockies David Wright(notes), Mets
AL Matt Wieters(notes), Orioles Evan Longoria, Rays Carl Crawford(notes), Rays
NL Joey Votto, Reds Justin Upton, Diamondbacks Pablo Sandoval, Giants
Cy Youngs-in-waiting
AL Brett Anderson(notes), Athletics Felix Hernandez, Mariners Brett Anderson, Athletics
NL Yovani Gallardo, Brewers Ubaldo Jimenez, Rockies Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
Comeback players
AL Carlos Quentin, White Sox Francisco Liriano(notes), Twins Josh Hamilton(notes), Rangers
NL Ricky Nolasco(notes), Marlins Jose Reyes, Mets Tim Hudson(notes), Braves
Breakout hitter
AL Gordon Beckham(notes), White Sox Adam Jones(notes), Orioles Evan Longoria, Rays
NL Andrew McCutchen(notes), Pirates Joey Votto, Reds Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
Breakout pitchers
AL Brian Matusz, Orioles John Danks(notes), White Sox David Price(notes), Rays
NL Stephen Strasburg, Nationals Homer Bailey(notes), Reds Tommy Hanson(notes), Braves
First manager fired
AL Jerry Manuel, Mets Ken Macha, Brewers Ron Washington, Rangers
First GM fired
  Omar Minaya, Mets Ed Wade, Astros Omar Minaya, Mets
Stephen Strasburg called up
  June 4 May 19 May 28
  102 mph 101 mph 101 mph
First Jose Reyes appearance
  May 12 April 23 June 10
First Lou Piniella meltdown
  July 18 April 5 August 3
First Milton Bradley(notes) suspension
  May 10 None July 4
First Padre traded
  Heath Bell(notes) July 27 (Bell) Chris Young
Longest home run
  Adam Dunn(notes), 481 feet Josh Hamilton, 465 feet Miguel Cabrera, 502 feet
Ozzie Guillen forced to quiet Twitter
  April 22 Never 2013