Through 51 games, the Washington Nationals are 30-21 and a game up on the New York Mets in the National League East. Which players have stood out so far this season?
Happy Memorial Day everyone! With the MLB season having reached its unofficial first quarter mark, District on Deck decided to hold voting for team awards based on performance so far this year. Each writer was asked to cast a vote for team MVP, Cy Young, Most Encouraging Player, and Most Disappointing Player.
Has Bryce Harper done enough as the reigning league MVP to defend his title? Or has Daniel Murphy surpassed the 22-year old phenom with his red-hot start at the plate?
When a team ERA is below a 3.00, you know you have a tall task ahead of you when you’re asked to pick the best pitcher on the staff. Stephen Strasburg has gotten off to a stellar start, but does it outshine the rest of the rotation’s performance?
Which players have had the most encouraging performance so far this year? Most disappointing? The contenders for both of these categories stretch far and wide across the team.
Overall, the Nats have allowed the second fewest runs in the majors and are tied for thirteenth in runs scored. They have had key contributors on both sides of the ball that have helped pick this team up after a disappointing end to last season. Who took home awards at the first quarter mark of the 2016 campaign? Read on to find out.