The American League featured plenty of boom and bust. The only race that came down to the wire was the wild card, where the Rays and Athletics beat out the Indians.
My awards picks:
- MVP: Mike Trout, Angels (runner-up: Alex Bregman, Astros)
- Cy Young: Gerrit Cole, Astros (Justin Verlander, Astros)
- Rookie of the Year: Yordan Alvarez, Astros (John Means, Orioles)
- Manager of the Year: Aaron Boone, Yankees (Rocco Baldelli, Twins)