Going back to look at last year, all of us were homers and picked Yonder Alonso to win the NL Rookie of the Year. How wrong we were. We were equally wrong when Matt Moore and Yoenis Cespedes were picked to win the AL ROY. We never said these predictions were any good. Predictions are like…well…let’s just say everyone has one and they stink. In fact, the only correct prediction made last year by our team was calling Miguel Cabrera the AL Most Valuable Player by Jared Cothren. Bravo, Jared. Bravo.
Here is this year’s list. Just don’t bet your life on it.
|NL ROY||Jedd Gyorko||Shelby Miller||Oscar Taveras||Julio Teheran||Jedd Gyorko||Shelby Miller|
|AL ROY||Wil Myers||Wil Myers||Wil Myers||Wil Myers||Wil Myers||Wil Myers|
|NL CY||Cole Hamels||Stephen Strasburg||Clayton Kershaw||Clayton Kersahw||Cole Hamels||Stephen Strasburg|
|AL CY||Justin Verlander||Felix Hernandez||Justin Verlander||Felix Hernandez||Felix Hernandez||Justin Verlander|
|NL MVP||Ryan Braun||Andrew McCutchen||Joey Votto||Joey Votto||Justin Upton||Matt Kemp|
|AL MVP||Miguel Cabrera||Miguel Cabrera||Mike Trout||Evan Longoria||Miguel Cabrera||Prince Fielder|
So after a grueling process of ranking and re-ranking, we bring you the Top 100 players for 2013 from Rotobrian, SDWooden, Backdoor Jared, Madbank Thaller, Shorty, and Smuggling Plums Butler. These rankings were made with a 5×5 rotisserie league in mind. On the right side of the table are the Composite Ranks. Use the comments section to air your praise or grievances. -rotobrian
Here’s part one of our little opus. We talk about the history of Rotoballs and the Winter Meetings. Part two will be released tomorrow.
Thanks to Chris Wollard and the Ship Thieves for providing the music for this episode.
We know it’s a week overdue (it’s not the preseason any longer!), but without further ado, here are our awards along with the flops and surprises of each league. Shorty’s awards should be in by the weekend.
|NL ROY||Yonder Alonso||Yonder Alonso||Yonder Alonso|
|AL ROY||Matt Moore||Yoenis Cespedes||Yoenis Cespedes|
|NL CY||M. Bumgarner||Tim Lincecum||Roy Halladay|
|AL CY||Jared Weaver||Justin Verlander||Justin Verlander|
|NL MVP||Carlos Gonzalez||Troy Tulowitzki||Joey Votto|
|AL MVP||Albert Pujols||Miguel Cabrera||Adrian Gonzalez|
|Biggest Flop NL||Hanley Ramirez||Drew Stubbs||Dominic Brown|
|Biggest Flop AL||Curtis Granderson||Brett Lawrie||Justin Smoak|
|Big Surprise NL||Logan Morrison||Johan Santana||Cory Luebke|
|Big Surprise AL||Alex Rodriguez||Joe Mauer||Jason Kipnis|