For the first three months of the MLB season, it looked like Troy Tulowitzki was going to run away with the 2014 National League MVP award. The Rockies shortstop was leading the league in batting average (.340), slugging percentage (.432), on-base percentage (.603) and OPS (1.035), in addition to ranking first in WAR (5.6) and third in home runs (21) just a few weeks ago. But a few developments in the last few weeks have paved the way for what could very well be a wide-open NL MVP race as we head towards the stretch run.
I made my personal selections for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game starters earlier this week.
Now it is time for projecting the entire rosters to be announced at 7 p.m. ET Sunday, including the Final Vote candidates and possible injury replacements.
It is last call for Major League Baseball All-Star voting, with the final deadline at midnight Eastern Time on July 3. Will voters get it right? Ever since online voting became the primary balloting method, that has mostly been the case.
We’re already at the quarter mark of the MLB season, which is hard to believe, really, but there are a number of individuals who are off to sensational starts. At this point several players have distinguished themselves and have separated themselves from the rest of the pack.
Here’s a look at the leader for each of the three main awards for each league: Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and MVP.
Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left the team’s game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday to have an MRI on his right side. Tests revealed the All-Star has a broken rib and he is likely going to miss four to six weeks as a result.