Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw Among 2014 AL, NL MVP Award Finalists

by NESN Staff

November 4, 2014

Clayton KershawThe 2014 baseball season officially is in the books, which means one thing: It’s time for awards.

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America on Tuesday revealed its finalists for baseball’s four major awards — Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player — in each league.

Not surprisingly, no Boston Red Sox players made the cut after a disappointing season for the 2013 World Series champs. It was far from a disappointing season for Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, however, and he’s up for both the Cy Young and MVP awards in the National League. Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was the last pitcher to take home both awards, in 2011.

The winners of each award will be announced next week, beginning with the Rookies of the Year on Nov. 10 and ending with the MVPs on Nov. 13. Check out the finalists from the American and National Leagues below.

American League Rookie of the Year
Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox
Dellin Betances, RP, New York Yankees
Matt Shoemaker, SP, Los Angeles Angels

National League Rookie of the Year
Jacob deGrom, SP, New York Mets
Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati Reds
Kolten Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

American League Manager of the Year
Buck Showalter, Baltimore Orioles
Mike Scioscia, Angels
Ned Yost, Kansas City Royals

National League Manager of the Year
Bruce Bochy, San Francisco Giants
Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh Pirates
Matt Williams, Washington Nationals

American League Cy Young Award
Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners
Corey Kluber, SP, Cleveland Indians
Chris Sale, SP, Chicago White Sox

National League Cy Young Award
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers
Johnny Cueto, SP, Reds
Adam Wainwright, SP, Cardinals

American League MVP
Mike Trout, OF, Angels
Michael Brantley, OF, Indians
Victor Martinez, DH, Detroit Tigers

National League MVP
Clayton Kershaw, SP, Dodgers
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pirates

2014 MLB award predictions from NESN’s Ricky Doyle >>

Photo via Scott Rovak/USA TODAY Sports Images

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