TTFB staff picks Tigers, Phillies to dominate; Gonzalez, Votto as MVPs


The St. Louis Cardinals surprised the baseball world by capturing the 2011 title. Will 2012 be the year of the Tigers and Phillies? The TTFB staff thinks so. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Through The Fence Baseaball is pleased to announce its 2012 preseason picks and awards. Twenty-six writers participated to help us arrive at our consensus. You can view each individual pick from each writer here.

Without further ado …

AL East Winner

Yankees – 15 votes
Rays – 7
Red Sox – 4

AL Central Winner

Tigers – 24
White Sox – 1
Twins – 1

AL West Winner

Angels – 13
Rangers – 13

AL Wild Cards

Rangers – 11
Rays – 11
Angels – 10
Red Sox – 9
Yankees – 6
Blue Jays – 3
Tigers – 1
A’s – 1

NL East Winner

Phillies – 15
Braves – 9
Marlins – 1
Nationals – 1

NL Central Winner

Reds – 13
Brewers – 7
Cardinals – 6

NL West Winner

Diamondbacks – 12
Giants – 12
Rockies – 2

NL Wild Cards

Marlins – 12
Phillies – 9
Reds – 7
Nationals – 6
Cardinals – 4
Giants – 4
Braves – 3
Diamondbacks – 3
Brewers – 2
Rockies – 1
Dodgers – 1

Adrian Gonzalez is primed for an MVP run. (Derick E. Hingle/US Presswire)

AL MVP

Adrian Gonzalez – 7
Albert Pujols – 6
Miguel Cabrera – 5
Evan Longoria – 3
Prince Fielder – 2
Mark Teixeira – 1
Robinson Cano – 1
Jose Bautista – 1

 

 

NL MVP

Joey Votto – 8
Justin Upton – 5
Matt Kemp – 3
Troy Tulowitzki – 3
Hanley Ramirez – 2
Jose Reyes – 2
Jay Bruce – 1
Dan Uggla – 1
Freddie Freeman – 1

AL Cy Young

Justin Verlander – 7
David Price – 5
Felix Hernandez – 4
Jered Weaver – 4
CC Sabathia – 3
Matt Moore – 1

Tim Lincecum -- poised for another Cy Young? (Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire)

NL Cy Young

Roy Halladay – 4
Tim Lincecum – 4
Zack Greinke – 3
Josh Johnson – 3
Cole Hamels – 3
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Johnny Cueto – 2
Stephen Strasburg – 1
Adam Wainwright – 1
Matt Cain – 1
Mat Latos – 1
Cliff Lee – 1

 

AL Rookie

Yu Darvish – 11
Matt Moore – 11
Jesus Montero – 2
Drew Smyly – 1
Yoenis Cespedes – 1

Bryce Harper needs a call-up to make a splash. (David J. Phillip/AP)

NL Rookie

Bryce Harper – 8
Yonder Alonso – 7
Devin Mesoraco – 4
Trevor Bauer – 3
Drew Pomeranz – 2
Zack Cozart – 1
Brett Jackson – 1

 

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