2019 MLB award predictions: Who’s going to take home the hardware?

With a dramatic postseason and World Series behind us, the baseball world is on to awards season.

This year saw some historic performances around Major League Baseball, from a rookie hitting 53 home runs to teammates each winning 20 games with 300 strikeouts.

Awards are voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America and will be announced on MLB Network the week of Nov. 11. The top rookies will be announced Monday, followed by Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP awards in the days to follow.

Before the hardware is officially handed out, USA TODAY Sports' seven-person panel of  baseball writers and editors voted on the major awards.

Jul 5, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) greets Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) prior to the game at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports (Photo: Erik Williams, Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports)

First-place votes in parenthesis:

AL MVP

(voting on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)

  • Also receiving votes: Carlos Santana, Indians; Mookie Betts, Red Sox; Justin Verlander, Astros; Tim Anderson, White Sox; Gerrit Cole, Astros; Francisco Lindor, Indians

AL Cy Young

(voting on a 7-4-3-2-1 basis)

AL Rookie of the Year

(voting on a 5-3-1 basis)

AL Manager of the Year

(voting on a 5-3-1 basis)

  • Rocco Baldelli, Twins (6) – 33
  • Aaron Boone, Yankees (1) – 18
  • Bob Melvin, Athletics – 6
  • Kevin Cash, Rays – 5
  • A.J. Hinch, Astros – 1

NL MVP

(voting on a 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis)

  • Also receiving votes: Eduardo Escobar, Diamondbacks; Trevor Story, Rockies; Josh Donaldson, Braves

NL Cy Young

(voting on a 7-4-3-2-1 basis)

  • Also receiving votes: Patrick Corbin, Nationals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Walker Buehler, Dodgers

NL Rookie of the Year

(voting on a 5-3-1 basis)

NL Manager of the Year

(voting on a 5-3-1 basis)

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