Predicting who wins 2020 AL/NL Cy Young, MVP and more originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
It’s been said over and over again, but the 2020 MLB season was truly like no other. As such, the race for the league’s most prestigious awards are unlike any we’ve seen, in at least recent memory.
With the small 60-game sample size, there are a handful of worthy candidates in each award race. Some races are more obvious than others, the most extreme example being the contrast in the Cy Young fields.
If this were a 162-game season, odds are a chunk of these candidates would fall out of the competition. But 2020 was no normal year, so let’s embrace the chaos.
Here’s one crack at predicting who will take home the hardware after the World Series finishes. As a reminder, voters cast their ballots after the regular season. Playoff performance is not part of a player’s candidacy.