As recently as the All-Star break, Aaron Judge was a lock for the American League MVP and Clayton Kershaw was charging hard for his fourth National League Cy Young.
A lot has changed between then and now, so it's time for a fresh round of predictions for who'll bring home Major League Baseball's big awards.
In focus are the Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP awards for the AL and NL. Be advised that predictions and picks aren't the same thing. What follows are educated guesses for who will win, not arguments for who should win.
Let's begin with the year's top skippers.