The 2012 season has reached its historically midway point of its schedule, making the perfect moment for this year Mid-Season Awards.
Disregard the predictions written back in April.
It is possible that the Texas Rangers will win American League pennant once again however, the they have to watch out for their perilous nemesis the New York Yankees and also be careful with the surprising Chicago White Sox.
In the National League it looks that their will be very different post-season contenders than in 2011.
Now it appears the best teams are the Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Regarding the Latino players, so far the very best are Miguel Cabrera and David Ortiz in the American League and Carlos Beltran in the National League.
Let's have fun. Here are my mid-season award winners:
Best Team: New York Yankees
Surprise Team: Baltimore Orioles
Disappointing Team: Boston Red Sox
Best Latino Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Best Latino Pitcher: Fernando Rodney, Tampa Bay Rays
Best Latino Rookie: Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland A’s
Best Latino Comeback Player: David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
Best Team: Washington Nationals
Surprise Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Disappointing Team: Miami Marlins
Best Latino Player: Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals
Best Latino Pitcher: Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati Reds
Best Latino Rookie: Wilin Rosario, Colorado Rockies
Best Latino Comeback Player: Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals
My Mid-Season MLB Latino All-Star Team:
C-Carlos Ruiz (Philadelphia Phillies); 1B-Albert Pujols (Los Angeles Angels); 2B- Robinson Cano (New York Yankees); 3B-Miguel Cabrera (Detroit Tigers); SS-Asdrubal Cabrera (Cleveland Indians); OF-José Bautista (Toronto Blue Jays); OF-Carlos Beltrán (St. Louis Cardinals); OF-Carlos González (Colorado Rockies); DH-David Ortiz (Boston Red Sox); P-Johnny Cueto (Cincinnati Reds); RP-Fernando Rodney (Tampa Bay Rays)