1. Donaldo Santana: It was a tough call between Santana, Willie Alcantara, and Javier Arroyo. What I cannot figure out is how Santana has scored so many more runs than the other team with a significantly lower OBP than both of them while playing for the same team. He also has many more RBI.
2.Kordell Mintz: Mintz has been the driving offensive player on the second best team in the AL while playing a difficult defensive position.
3. Pat Hernandez Hernandez has Cleveland in a position to be the first non-Syracuse team to win the AL North. Can he keep them there?
4. John Yamaguchi: Yamaguchi has been one of the most dominating players in Ruth history, he has no MVP awards. This may be his last shot. His international signing bonus was only $9.5m impressive.
5. Eddie Arnold: Arnold and Oswaldo Franco were both up for the final slot and I gave Arnold a slight edge. The fact that they are both so similar and up for consideration could also be the argument aghainst both of them.