Yes, it's only June 9, but what if the MLB season ended today?
The Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Texas Rangers would be your AL Pennant winners. The Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners would be the AL Wild Card play-in game. A David Price-Felix Hernandez one game playoff would be a great start to the postseason.
The Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, and San Francisco Giants would be your NL Pennant winners. The Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets would be the NL Wild Card play-in game.
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts would be the AL Batting Champion. Bogaerts would be the youngest AL batting leader since Joe Mauer in 2006. Washington Nationals 2B Daniel Murphy would be the NL Batting Champion.This would make the contract the Nationals gave him look like a bargain.
Baltimore Orioles RF Mark Trumbo would pace both the American League and the MLB in home runs. Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado would lead the National League in home runs. Trumbo is having a career year with the Orioles. Arenado has been improving every year, and this year is no different. He is a do-it-all superstar.
Red Sox DH David Ortiz would not only lead the MLB in runs batted in, but he would be in the top three in every category for the AL Triple Crown. This is all happening in his farewell retirement season. Not bad for a curtain call.
The AL Cy Young award would be a two-man race between Indians' pitcher Danny Salazar and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale. The NL Cy Young award would undoubtedly go to Clayton Kershaw right now, who is currently pitching one of the greatest seasons of all time.
Several players from each league have an arguable case for MVP. From the AL: Xander Bogaerts, David Ortiz, Mike Trout, George Springer, Mark Trumbo, Manny Machado, and Robinson Cano all have the potential to win this award.
In the NL: Daniel Murphy, Nolan Arenado, Clayton Kershaw, and Jake Arrieta would all have a strong case for the award.
The season is far from over, but, so far, it has been a very exciting year for baseball.