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Coach's Weekly Hits: MLB Awards, Aztecs, Chargers

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The John Kentera Show
October 10, 2018 - 10:13 am

Coach John Kentera’s Weekly Quick Hits.

This week I am giving you my personal choices for American and National League Most valuable players, Cy Young award winners and Rookies of the year. I would appreciate any feedback you may have. In all three categories, I listed my Top five choices. You may agree or disagree. I didn’t go into all the numbers so I will let you investigate on your own. Hope you enjoy what I came up with.


American League Most Valuable Player

  • Mookie Betts - Right fielder - Boston Red Sox.
  • J.D. Martinez - Designated Hitter/ Outfielder- Boston Red Sox
  • Mike Trout - Centerfielder - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Khris Davis - Left fielder/ Designated Hitter/ Oakland Athletics
  • Jose Ramirez - 3rd baseman and 2nd basemen- Cleveland Indian

National League Most Valuable Player

  • Christian Yelich - Right Fielder - Milwaukee Brewers
  • Nolan Arenado - 3rd basemen - Colorado Rockies
  • Javier Baez - Shortstop/ 2nd basemen- Chicago Cubs
  • Trevor Story - Shortstop - Colorado Rockies
  • Freddie Freeman - 1st basemen - Atlanta Braves


American League Cy Young

  • Blake Snell - Lefthander - Tampa Bay Rays
  • Justin Verlander - Righthander - Houston Astros
  • Corey Kluber - Righthander- Cleveland Indians
  • Gerrit Cole - Righthander- Houston Astros
  • Edwin Diaz - Righthander - Seattle Mariners

National League Cy Young

  • Max Scherzer Righthander - Washington Nationals
  • Jacob deGrom - Righthander -New York Mets
  • Miles Mikolas - Righthander - St. Louis Cardinals
  • Aaron Nola - Righthander - Philadelphia Phillies
  • Kyle Freeland - Lefthander - Colorado Rockies


American League Rookie of the Year

  • Shohei Ohtani - RHP/ Designated Hitter - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  • Miguel Andújar - 3rd basemen - New York Yankees
  • Gleaner Torres - 2nd basemen - New York Yankees
  • Joey Wendle - 2nd basemen - Tampa Bay Rays
  • Ryan Yarbrough - Lefthander - Tampa Bay Rays

National League Rookie of the Year

  • Ronald Acuna Jr. - Leftfielder - Atlanta Braves
  • Juan Soto - Leftfielder - Washington Nationals
  • Harrison Bader - outfielder- St. Louis Cardinals
  • Walker Buehler - Righthander- Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Brian Anderson - 3rd basemen- Miami Marlins



A couple of notes on Football :

Congratulations to the Aztecs on their conference-opening road win at Boise State 19-13. They Host Air Force Friday night at SDCCU stadium. The Falcons shocked Navy this past weekend 35-7. The Aztecs cannot afford a letdown.


Chargers 3-2

I would not start printing playoff tickets quite yet as the three teams the Chargers have beaten have a combined record of 4-11 and the two teams they have lost to Kansas City and the Rams have gone a combined 10-0. Beat someone with a winning record and then maybe people will take you seriously.


Have a great Week everyone, Coach Kentera

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