Kansas City Royals 2017 Awards: Eric Hosmer or Whit Merrifield for MVP?

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 12: Whit Merrifield
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 12: Whit Merrifield /
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KANSAS CITY, MO – SEPTEMBER 12: Whit Merrifield /

The Kansas City Royals had two very different halves to the 2017 campaign. It has made our job difficult when it comes to handing out season awards. Here are our results.

Neither of the major awards will be coming to the Kansas City Royals this season. Eric Hosmer and Jason Vargas will get some love in voting for Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, respectively. However, neither will win the coveted honors.

That doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to earn some love from us. We decided to give out some awards to Kansas City Royals players. Will Hosmer take home MVP? Will Vargas be named top pitcher? You’ll have to wait and see.

We handed out midseason awards at the All-Star break, so we will follow a similar format. That involves giving away the following awards: MVP, Pitcher of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, biggest surprise and biggest disappointment.

Spoiler alert: Only a few of the midseason award winners held on to their titles. That’s due in part to some players struggling in the second half as the Kansas City Royals collapsed down the stretch. It can also be partly attributed to a few players turn things on in the second half to help carry the team.

Now, on to the awards.