2013 Fantasy Baseball: Midseason Awards

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Midseason Fantasy Awards

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Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 fantasy baseball season has been riddled with trips to the disabled list. Countless All-Stars have made trips to the shelf this year, which has only made it more difficult to fill out fantasy lineups on a weekly basis. However, despite the constant shuffling of players, there has still been several stars that have stood out. To recognize some of them, here are my complete midseason fantasy baseball awards.

FANTASY ALL-STAR FIRST TEAM

C Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox

1B Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

OF Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

OF Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

OF Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

DH David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

SP Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals

SP Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets

RP Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates

RP Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles

FANTASY ALL-STAR SECOND TEAM

C Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

2B Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

SS Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers

3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

OF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

OF Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

OF Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers

DH Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angels

SP Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

SP Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

SP Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

SP Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

SP Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks

RP Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

RP Edward Mujica, St. Louis Cardinals

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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Best Stick - 3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

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3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – It is hard to think that Miggy could upstage his Triple-Crown performance from 2012, but the third baseman is doing exactly that. He has 19 home runs and 71 RBIs so far this season to go along with an unthinkable .359 batting average. People argued that Mike Trout should have been the fantasy MVP last year, but this year there has been no such chatter.

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Best Arm - SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers – It seems only fitting that Kershaw is on the verge of signing the biggest contract in the history of pitchers, because the kid is seriously that good. The southpaw has a major league-leading 1.84 ERA and his 0.97 WHIP is just as extraordinary. He may only have a 5-4 record due to a lack of run support, but Kershaw is well on his way to winning another NL Cy Young this season.

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Biggest Bust - 1B Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

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1B Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees – Big Tex opened the season on the DL and missed the first 53 games of the 2013 season. He was on fire when he returned to action, but with the recent news that he has landed back on the shelf with wrist inflammation it has just cemented Teixeira’s bust status.

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Biggest Prospect Bust - OF Adam Eaton, Arizona Diamondbacks

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OF Adam Eaton, Arizona Diamondbacks – All off-season Eaton was the number one name on nearly every sleeper list, but up to this point the outfielder has yet to play a single game. He has missed the entire first half of the season with an elbow injury and the fact that he is still weeks away from returning just solidifies his spot as this year’s biggest prospect bust.

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Best Breakout Stick - DH Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

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DH Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles – Davis came out of nowhere this year and the former fantasy afterthought is currently leading the entire MLB with 26 home runs. Davis is hitting a long ball every 10.2 at-bats, and he has become the most dangerous hitter in fantasy that isn't named Miguel Cabrera.

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Best Breakout Arm - SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets

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SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets – Harvey has taken a no-hitter into the seventh inning three different times this season and the rookie has quickly matured into one of the premier arms in all of fantasy. Harvey has an 8-1 record at the moment and a very impressive 9.46 K/9 IP ratio. His 2.04 ERA and 0.91 WHIP are also among the best in the entire NL. I think it is safe to say that Matt Harvey has officially arrived.

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Best Comeback Stick - SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

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SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies – Tulo may have just been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a rib injury, but he was having a spectacular season before heading to the shelf. Tulowitzki was hitting .347 with 16 home runs and a jaw-dropping 51 RBIs. Considering Tulo played 47 games and hit just eight homers last year, he seems like an obvious choice for Comeback Stick of the Year.

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Best Comeback Arm - SP Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics

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SP Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics - Colon finished with a miserable 10-9 record last year and was eventually suspended 50 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. This year, however, Colon has been absolutely dominant. He is currently 9-2 with a 2.89 ERA and an even better 1.10 WHIP.

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Best Rookie Stick - 3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

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3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles – Machado has burst onto the scene this year. The 20-year-old is hitting .326 with 38 RBIs through 73 games and will no doubt make an appearance at the All-Star game in the very near future.

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Best Rookie Arm - SP Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals

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Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

SP Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals – Miller wasted no time getting comfortable in the majors, as he threw a complete game shutout with 13 K’s in just the third start of his career. The rookie currently has the second best ERA (2.08) in the NL and an equally impressive 8-4 record.

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Midseason Fantasy Awards

DavidOrtizMikeNapoli
Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 fantasy baseball season has been riddled with trips to the disabled list. Countless All-Stars have made trips to the shelf this year, which has only made it more difficult to fill out fantasy lineups on a weekly basis. However, despite the constant shuffling of players, there has still been several stars that have stood out. To recognize some of them, here are my complete midseason fantasy baseball awards.

FANTASY ALL-STAR FIRST TEAM

C Mike Napoli, Boston Red Sox

1B Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

2B Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox

SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

OF Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

OF Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

OF Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

DH David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

SP Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals

SP Jordan Zimmermann, Washington Nationals

SP Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners

SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets

RP Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates

RP Jim Johnson, Baltimore Orioles

FANTASY ALL-STAR SECOND TEAM

C Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants

1B Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks

2B Robinson Cano, New York Yankees

SS Jean Segura, Milwaukee Brewers

3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

OF Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

OF Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

OF Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers

DH Mark Trumbo, Los Angeles Angels

SP Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers

SP Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers

SP Cliff Lee, Philadelphia Phillies

SP Hisashi Iwakuma, Seattle Mariners

SP Patrick Corbin, Arizona Diamondbacks

RP Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees

RP Edward Mujica, St. Louis Cardinals

Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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Best Stick - 3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers

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Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

3B Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers – It is hard to think that Miggy could upstage his Triple-Crown performance from 2012, but the third baseman is doing exactly that. He has 19 home runs and 71 RBIs so far this season to go along with an unthinkable .359 batting average. People argued that Mike Trout should have been the fantasy MVP last year, but this year there has been no such chatter.

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Best Arm - SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

ClaytonKershaw
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

SP Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers – It seems only fitting that Kershaw is on the verge of signing the biggest contract in the history of pitchers, because the kid is seriously that good. The southpaw has a major league-leading 1.84 ERA and his 0.97 WHIP is just as extraordinary. He may only have a 5-4 record due to a lack of run support, but Kershaw is well on his way to winning another NL Cy Young this season.

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Biggest Bust - 1B Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees

MarkTeixeira
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

1B Mark Teixeira, New York Yankees – Big Tex opened the season on the DL and missed the first 53 games of the 2013 season. He was on fire when he returned to action, but with the recent news that he has landed back on the shelf with wrist inflammation it has just cemented Teixeira’s bust status.

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Biggest Prospect Bust - OF Adam Eaton, Arizona Diamondbacks

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

OF Adam Eaton, Arizona Diamondbacks – All off-season Eaton was the number one name on nearly every sleeper list, but up to this point the outfielder has yet to play a single game. He has missed the entire first half of the season with an elbow injury and the fact that he is still weeks away from returning just solidifies his spot as this year’s biggest prospect bust.

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Best Breakout Stick - DH Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles

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Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

DH Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles – Davis came out of nowhere this year and the former fantasy afterthought is currently leading the entire MLB with 26 home runs. Davis is hitting a long ball every 10.2 at-bats, and he has become the most dangerous hitter in fantasy that isn't named Miguel Cabrera.

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Best Breakout Arm - SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets

MattHarvey
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

SP Matt Harvey, New York Mets – Harvey has taken a no-hitter into the seventh inning three different times this season and the rookie has quickly matured into one of the premier arms in all of fantasy. Harvey has an 8-1 record at the moment and a very impressive 9.46 K/9 IP ratio. His 2.04 ERA and 0.91 WHIP are also among the best in the entire NL. I think it is safe to say that Matt Harvey has officially arrived.

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Best Comeback Stick - SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies

TroyTulowitzki
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

SS Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies – Tulo may have just been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a rib injury, but he was having a spectacular season before heading to the shelf. Tulowitzki was hitting .347 with 16 home runs and a jaw-dropping 51 RBIs. Considering Tulo played 47 games and hit just eight homers last year, he seems like an obvious choice for Comeback Stick of the Year.

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Best Comeback Arm - SP Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics

BartoloColon
Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

SP Bartolo Colon, Oakland Athletics - Colon finished with a miserable 10-9 record last year and was eventually suspended 50 games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. This year, however, Colon has been absolutely dominant. He is currently 9-2 with a 2.89 ERA and an even better 1.10 WHIP.

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Best Rookie Stick - 3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles

MannyMachado
Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

3B Manny Machado, Baltimore Orioles – Machado has burst onto the scene this year. The 20-year-old is hitting .326 with 38 RBIs through 73 games and will no doubt make an appearance at the All-Star game in the very near future.

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Best Rookie Arm - SP Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals

ShelbyMiller
Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

SP Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals – Miller wasted no time getting comfortable in the majors, as he threw a complete game shutout with 13 K’s in just the third start of his career. The rookie currently has the second best ERA (2.08) in the NL and an equally impressive 8-4 record.


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