Looking Into the Crystal Ball: Predicting the 2020 MLB Award Winners

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 10, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 10: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels looks on before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on August 10, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /
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National League Rookie of the Year: Gavin Lux – Los Angeles Dodgers

Dodgers fans and the fantasy baseball world screamed and begged for Gavin Lux’s call up last season. The National League’s favorite Los Angeles Dodgers were in no dire straits to promote their prized middle infield prospect. Finally on September 2nd, after months of tearing up the minor leagues, the Wisconsin native got the call. In 23 games, Lux managed to hit a respectable, but not great, .240. Most importantly, he showed that he belonged. This is the year he’ll show that he stands out.

2020 brings a different but similar outlook for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Once again, the team is the favorite to not only win the NL West, but to win the National League outright. What’s different about this year are all of the new faces. Joining Lux to start the season in Dodger blue will be former AL MVP Mookie Betts. Together the two are primed to jolt-start an L.A. lineup that didn’t really need more help jolt-starting. Lux will benefit from hitting atop a stacked lineup, and use his elite hitting skills to propel him to the best season of all of the NL first-years.

Thanks to Lux’s work in 2020, the Dodgers’ prestigious history of Rookie of the Year awards will continue. The team’s winners include back to back recipients Cody Bellinger and Seager, an astounding six consecutive honors in the ’90s (1992-1996) and another four in a row between 1979-82. The award is even named after Brooklyn Dodgers great, Jackie Robinson. That’s some pretty great company.