The finalists for Major League Baseball's major awards, including the MVP, Cy Young Award and Rookie of the Year, were announced Monday.
Voting was conducted at the end of the regular season and the winners will be announced next week, beginning Nov. 14. The World Series champion Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers led the way with four nominees each.
Perhaps the most noticeable omissions were Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton, who was not a finalist for the American League Cy Young Award despite having 47 saves and an 0.54 ERA, and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who missed a large portion of the season with a back injury and is not among the Cy Young Award finalists in the National League despite a 12-4 record and 1.69 ERA.
AL Rookie of the Year: Michael Fulmer, Detroit Tigers pitcher; Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees catcher; Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians outfielder.
NL Rookie of the Year: Kenta Maeda, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher; Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop; Trea Turner, Washington Nationals shortstop/outfielder.