Awards & Honors

Dr. Frank Jobe and what he meant to baseball

In 40 years Tommy John Surgery has gone from experimental to accepted. This post discusses the impact Dr. Jobe had on pitchers who underwent it.

Should playoff appearances affect MVP voting?

Over the past two years, we've seen a couple of close MVP races go to a player whose team made the playoffs. Do playoff appearances affect a player's standing in the eyes of MVP voters? And if they do, how much should they?

BtBS HOF Part 2: The outsiders

We've seen who the writers of Beyond the Box Score elected. Now the writing staff explains the exclusions of those who fell short.

BtBS elects class of 6 for the HOF

Before the BBWAA announces their official vote, the writers at Beyond the Box Score reveal their choices for baseball's highest honor.

Mike Trout wins Beyond The Box Score AL MVP

It's a year later and we're all singing the same song. Mike Trout is our MVP, even if he isn't going to win the real thing.

McCutchen named Beyond The Box Score NL MVP

For most of the season, the National League MVP race was wide open, but in the final weeks the Pirates' leading man pulled away from the pack.

Max Scherzer named BTBS AL Cy Young

Most of what you heard about Max Scherzer this season centered around his 21 wins, but even the analysts at Beyond The Box Score found plenty of reasons to name him the best pitcher in the junior circuit.

The Cy Young case for Koji Uehara

Given that the American League Cy Young award finalists have been announced, we can say with certainty that Koji Uehara won't be bringing home the hardware this year. More importantly though, should he be?

Kershaw wins BTBS NL Cy Young

For a good part of the season, Matt Harvey and Adam Wainwright were locked in a three-way race for the league's top pitching honor with Clayton Kershaw. Down the stretch, Kershaw separated himself from the pack.

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Beyond The Box Score Rookies of the Year

Despite a huge influx of young talent over the last few seasons, there was very little debate among Beyond The Box Score writers about who deserved this year's Rookie of the Year honors.

SABR Defensive Index and the Gold Gloves

For the first time, Rawlings included advanced statistical analysis of defense into their Gold Glove voting methodology. Did it work? How would we know if it did?

Fielding, defense, and Gold Gloves: A discussion

Everyone has an opinion when it comes to baseball awards, especially since advanced metrics became more widespread. It leads to discussions, arguments, and debates. The Gold Glove awards are no different.

The American League's best supporting actor

While the American League MVP race is showing a rerun from 2012, it might be time to look for a new award. Here we examine what an MVP race would look like without each team's best player.

The great Minor League Player of the Year debate

With the minor league season all but done, it's time to talk about the great seasons of George Springer and Byron Buxton.

Cy Young (run) expectancies

More commonly used to evaluate batting contributions, can the RE24 statistic help shed light on whose pitching performances are deserving of a Cy Young award?

Sorry Kershaw it's still Harvey's Cy Young to lose

While it appears that most traditionalists and sabermetricians have called the National League Cy Young award for Clayton Kershaw, at least one other candidate is putting up a pretty good fight. Matt Harvey isn't going quietly.

Using RE24 to look at past MVPs

RE24 uses a run expectancy lens to examine a player's offensive output. Does it tell us anything new or interesting about the past 30 MLB MVPs?

Who are the first half MVPs?

My picks for the "first half" AL and NL MVP.

The Worst Best Players of the Month

Who has been least deserving of the Player of the Month award over the years?

ASG 2013: The BtBS All-Star Reserves (NL Edition)

It's time to announce the 2013 BtBS All-Star team! Today we continue with our National League reserves!

AL Most Valuable Player: The Great Debate

Taking a look at potential MVP candidates for the American League.

ASG 2013: The BtBS All-Star Reserves (AL Edition)

It's time to announce the 2013 BtBS All-Star team! Today we continue with our American League reserves!

ASG 2013: The BtBS All-Star Starters (NL Edition)

It's time to announce the 2013 BtBS All-Star team! Today we continue with our National League starters!

2013 AL MVP Debate: Cabrera vs. Trout vs. Davis

The battle for the 2012 American League MVP award was one that went down to the wire and we're still talking about the results. This year's MVP battle has two familiar faces as well as a one new one.

ASG 2013: The BtBS All-Star Starters (AL Edition)

It's time to announce the 2013 BtBS All-Star team! Today we begin with the American League starters!

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