NL MVP – SS Javier Baez – Chicago Cubs
AL MVP – OF Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
NL Cy Young – Mike Soroka – Atlanta Braves
AL Cy Young – Mike Clevinger – Cleveland Indians
NL Rookie of the Year – 3B Carter Kieboom – Washington Nationals
AL Rookie of the Year – OF Luis Robert – Chicago White Sox
NL Manager of the Year – Mike Shildt – St. Louis Cardinals
AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin – Oakland Athletics
* – indicates new to team
+ – indicates injury
1. Los Angeles Dodgers
A stacked roster now has a former AL MVP in Mookie Betts to torment opposing pitchers.
2. Arizona Diamondbacks
They took some important steps forward last season and now have Madison Bumgarner to anchor their staff.
3. San Diego Padres
This could be a big year for them with two high priced players (Hosmer and Machado) and a nice blend of up and coming talent around the diamond.
4. Colorado Rockies
Not much to speak of other than a very vocal star in Nolan Arenado not liking the direction of the club.
5. San Francisco Giants
They are a far cry from where they were 10 years ago.
Player to Watch: 3B Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
Best Acquisition: OF Mookie Betts – Los Angeles Dodgers
New Kid on the Block: 2B Gavin Lux – Los Angeles Dodgers