Players voted Paul Goldschmidt of the Cardinals as the best player in the National League

“There are a lot of players who deserve this vote. It’s definitely an honor to be representing players in the National League.” – Paul Goldschmidt

๐Ÿ† Congratulations to the 2022 Players Choice Awards, Premier League Player of the Year… Paul Goldschmidt ๐Ÿ†


Baseball players and baseball writers don’t necessarily agree on much, but Cardinals’ first-choice winner Paul Goldschmidt on Friday night as the National League’s Player of the Year may be a harbinger of another announcement to be made less than two weeks from now.

On November 17, the League of Baseball Writers will announce their most valuable players in both the National and American Leagues and Goldschmidt will surely be one of the top three NL award winners. The ‘finalists’, as they are called, will be announced on Monday for all of the major BBWAA awards – Player of the Year, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and General Manager.

Since Major League Baseball Players’ Choice Awards began in 1992, 63 percent (or 19 out of 30) of National League Player of the Year winners have been named Player of the Year by writers.

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The last Cardinal to win either award was Albert Pujols, who won the NFL Player of the Year and Players Choice Awards in the National League in 2008 and 2009.

Goldschmidt, in an interview with ESPN, said the Players’ Choice Award was “a huge honor.

โ€œThere are a lot of great players and this season is long. I am so grateful and so excited,โ€ Goldschmidt said. โ€œTo get the players to vote for you, these are the players you compete with and you compete with. This means a lot.

“I just try to go out and do my best,” said Goldschmidt, who beat first base officer Freddy Freeman in Los Angeles, Austin Riley.

Fellow Cardinals Nolan Arenado would also be a strong candidate for MVP, but Goldschmidt appears to outperform the rest of the National League in that he ranked first in the offensive war at 7.5, with a slower rate at 0.578 and an OPS at 0.981.

He finished second in hitting average at 115, third in hitting average at 0.317 and tied for fifth with 35.

Goldschmidt was also a finalist for the Player of the Year in the Players’ Choice award, but that award went to Aaron Judge of New York, who broke the MLS home record at 62 and beat Goldschmidt and two-way star Shuhei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels. The judge was also voted as the MLS Player of the Year.

The other Cardinals to make it to the final stage in the player selection ballot were Pujols, who finished behind Atlanta player Ronald Acuna Jr., for National League comeback and rookie Brendan Donovan, who finished second behind Atlanta’s Spencer Strider as the outstanding rookie.

Donovan could find himself in the top three writers’ polls for this year’s National League Rookie of the Year award, as well as Oliver Marmol, who has a good chance of being a finalist for the Manager of the Year award in his first season as a major league. Management.

His predecessor, Mike Scheldt, won the award in his first full season as a senior league manager in 2019.

In the other Players’ Choice Awards, former Cardinal Sandy Alcantara, star of the Miami Marlins, was voted as a great pitcher in the National League. Alcantara was 14-9 with an earned running average of 2.28.

Houston’s Justin Verlander was named MLS Outstanding Rookie and Returning Player, and Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez was AL’s Outstanding Rookie.

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor won the MLPBA Marvin Miller Man of the Year award and former Montreal Expos shooter and Missourian Steve Rogers won the Curt Flood award.

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