January 2015

Simulated League 3.0 concludes, Cardinals Repeat

Simulated league 3.0 concluded December 24. A new league alignment still produced the Cardinals as champions. The original 16 teams played an unballanced schedule in the NL while the expansion teams did the same in the AL. The season schedule and alignment was a 2001-2012 style of simulation through the facilities of www.whatifsports.com.

IN postseason, the NL West champion Cardinals took out the Braves who won the Wild Card in four games, while the NL East champion yankees swept the NL Central champion dodgers in the division series. Over in the AL, the Eastern champion Padres took out the Central champion blue Jays in a sweep, while the Mets who took the Wild Card defeated the NL West champion Diamondbacks in four. The Cardinals took out the Yankees in six and the Padres took the Mets in five in the two LCS matchups, and then the Cardinals took the league crown defeating the Padres in six. The alignment was based on the theme as described in a prior post, original five AL teams in the NL East, original five NL teams in the NL West, the six original remaining teams who had relocated took residence in the NL Central. IN the AL, the 1960’s expansion teams that did not relocate were in the East, the Central was home to the expansion teams that relocated and the 1977 expansion clubs, while the 1990’s expansion teams were in the West.

Overall regular season offensive stats were down just slightly and no team one or lost 100 games for the first time. For this league, I won’t publish all of the stats, but I did want to show the award winners.

Last Updated:12/15/2014 6:05 PM

MLB110590 Awards
Most Valuable Player – NL
Rank Name Team
1 ’27 Babe Ruth Yankees
2 ’46 Ted Williams Red Sox
3 ’36 Lou Gehrig Yankees
4 ’41 Joe Dimaggio Yankees
5 ’48 Stan Musial Cardinals
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average
Most Valuable Player – AL
Rank Name Team
1 ’96 Ken Caminiti Padres
2 ’01 Luis Gonzalez Diamondbacks
3 ’97 Larry Walker Rockies
4 ’00 Carlos Delgado Blue Jays
5 ’00 Todd Helton Rockies
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average
Cy Young Award – NL
Rank Name Team
1 ’06 Barney Pelty Orioles
2 ’03 Eric Gagne Dodgers
3 ’09 Tim Lincecum Giants
4 ’12 Jason Motte Cardinals
5 ’09 Ed Walsh White Sox
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average
Cy Young Award – AL
Rank Name Team
1 ’98 Trevor Hoffman Padres
2 ’99 Billy Wagner Astros
3 ’04 Randy Johnson Diamondbacks
4 ’96 Kevin Brown Marlins
5 ’77 Bert Blyleven Rangers
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average
Rookie of the Year – NL
Rank Name Team Pos
No players have qualified yet.
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average
Rookie of the Year – AL
Rank Name Team Pos
No players have qualified yet.
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average
Fireman Award – NL
Rank Name Team
1 ’03 Eric Gagne Dodgers
2 ’99 Doug Brocail Tigers
3 ’12 Craig Kimbrel Braves
4 ’12 Jason Motte Cardinals
5 ’12 Aroldis Chapman Reds
* maximum of 1/10 of games played as starter
Fireman Award – AL
Rank Name Team
1 ’98 Trevor Hoffman Padres
2 ’07 J.J. Putz Mariners
3 ’12 Fernando Rodney Rays
4 ’99 Billy Wagner Astros
5 ’04 Armando Benitez Marlins
* maximum of 1/10 of games played as starter
Silver Slugger Award – NL
Pos Name Team
DH ’94 Frank Thomas White Sox
C ’12 Buster Posey Giants
1B ’36 Lou Gehrig Yankees
2B ’69 Rico Petrocelli Red Sox
3B ’81 Mike Schmidt Phillies
SS ’98 Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox
LF ’27 Babe Ruth Yankees
CF ’01 Sammy Sosa Cubs
RF ’48 Stan Musial Cardinals
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average at position
Silver Slugger Award – AL
Pos Name Team
DH ’00 Carlos Delgado Blue Jays
C ’12 Miguel Montero Diamondbacks
1B ’00 Todd Helton Rockies
2B ’00 Edgardo Alfonzo Mets
3B ’96 Ken Caminiti Padres
SS ’10 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
LF ’97 Larry Walker Rockies
CF ’96 Ellis Burks Rockies
RF ’69 Rusty Staub Nationals
* minimum 3.1 plate appearances/game average
* minimum 4.5 innings played/game average at position
Gold Glove Award – NL
Pos Name Team
P ’16 Ernie Shore Red Sox
C ’12 Yadier Molina Cardinals
1B ’93 Mark Grace Cubs
2B ’12 Bill Sweeney Braves
3B ’01 Honus Wagner Pirates
SS ’84 Cal Ripken Jr. Orioles
LF ’58 Richie Ashburn Phillies
CF ’76 Garry Maddox Phillies
RF ’62 Willie Mays Giants
* 4.5 innings played/game average at position
Gold Glove Award – AL
Pos Name Team
P ’92 Dennis Martinez Nationals
C ’97 Dan Wilson Mariners
1B ’13 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks
2B ’96 Eric Young Rockies
3B ’11 Jose Bautista Blue Jays
SS ’99 Rey Sanchez Royals
LF ’04 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners
CF ’94 Marquis Grissom Nationals
RF ’79 Lee Mazzilli Mets
* 4.5 innings played/game average at position

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